Arts, Music & Culture

Sacred Heart College is able to offer a extensive range of co-curricular activities. These activities complement the academic achievement of students and assist in producing well-rounded young women.

Arts Festival
In alternate years to the School Production, Sacred Heart College showcases its talented students in visual and performing arts with our annual Arts Festival.

Choral Music
Sacred Heart College has a strong tradition of school singing and all students have the opportunity to participate in the school choirs which take part in the annual regional choral festival.

Creative Writing
There are many opportunities for young writers to enter competitions, or write articles for the local newspaper, the school magazine or newsletter

Kapa Haka
This group welcomes visiting groups to the school and performs at provincial and national events.

Musical Instrument Lessons
Tuition is offered by itinerant music teachers on a number of musical instruments. Students come out of a normal class for a weekly lesson.
At Sacred Heart College we offer tuition on the following instruments:
  • Clarinet and Saxophone - Miss Frances Morgan
  • Drums - Mr Charles Davis
  • Flute - Mrs Sarah Delany
  • Guitar and Bass Guitar - Mr David Boston
  • Piano and Keyboard - Mrs Suzanne Bradley
  • Violin and Cello - Mrs Norma Smith
  • Voice - Ms Sarah Kirk
If you would like your daughter to learn an instrument, download and fill out the Music Contract and return immediately.

Music Groups
Students have the opportunity to take part in a range of music groups from chamber music ensembles to rock bands with a view to participating in secondary schools’ annual events such as the chamber music contest and “Rock Quest”. Lessons are available for individual students and small groups in percussion, strings, woodwind, piano, singing and guitar.

Sacred Heart College has a school orchestra which gives students who learn musical instruments the opportunity to play at school functions.

O'Shea Shield
Each year students with a talent for acting, public speaking and debating are encouraged to compete against other Catholic schools from the Wellington and Palmerston North Dioceses for the O’Shea Shield.

Public Speaking & Debating
Sacred Heart’s Oral Communication programme is extended into students’ participation in Nga Manu Korero speaking competitions, and the local secondary schools’ debating competition.

School Production
Sacred Heart College stages a drama or musical production approximately every two years, usually in conjunction with St John's College. Recent productions include Oliver, The King and I and Back to the 80s.

Tangata Pasifika
The school has a strong Polynesian group that meets regularly and performs each year at school functions and at local festivals.