Baradene College of the Sacred Heart

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Baradene College of the Sacred Heart
237 Victoria Avenue, Remuera, Auckland, New Zealand
Coordinates 36°51′55″S 174°48′06″E / 36.8653°S 174.8016°E / -36.8653; 174.8016Coordinates: 36°51′55″S 174°48′06″E / 36.8653°S 174.8016°E / -36.8653; 174.8016
Type State Catholic Integrated Single-Sex Girls' Secondary (Year 7-13)
Motto Cor Unum
"One Heart and One Mind in the Heart of Jesus"
Established 1909 (1909)
Ministry of Education Institution no. 61
Principal Sandy Pasley (since August 2011)
School roll 1116[1] (July 2014)
Socio-economic decile 9[2]

Baradene College of the Sacred Heart is a Catholic high school for girls aged between 11 to 18 (Year 7-13) located in Remuera, Auckland, New Zealand. It is based on the philosophy of Madeleine Sophie Barat, who founded the Society of the Sacred Heart.

Established 1909, Baradene celebrated its 100th year in 2009.

The students participate in school events like House Parades, swimming sports, athletics day, house singing, and gain points for their houses.

They also have, at the end of each year, a school mass farewelling the seniors of the school, opening mass (celebrating the new school year) and individual year level liturgies.

Every year a different school goal is chosen as the focus of the year from the list of 5:

  • Social awareness which impels to action
  • Faith which is relevant in today's world
  • A deep respect for intellectual values
  • The building of community as a Christian value
  • Personal growth in an atmosphere of wise freedom

Three school buildings, Mitchelson House, the original building, and the former stables, are listed as Category II Historic Places.[3][4][5] The school is currently constructing a new building which is planned to be finished later in 2009.[dated info]


Baradene College has six houses:

  • Amiens (Red)
  • Barat (White)
  • Erskine (Yellow)
  • Loreto (Green)
  • Philippine (Purple)
  • Stuart (Blue)

Students attend a House Mass in the school chapel once a year. The houses also compete to gain points in events such as House Parades, sports events and House Singing. Academic awards also reward points. At the end of the school year the house with the most points will be rewarded with the House Cup.


  1. ^ "Directory of Schools - as at 30 July 2014". New Zealand Ministry of Education. Retrieved 2014-08-02. 
  2. ^ Decile change 2007 to 2008 for state & state integrated schools
  3. ^ "Baradene School Mitchelson House". Register of Historic Places. New Zealand Historic Places Trust. Retrieved 2009-01-20. 
  4. ^ "Baradene School original building". Register of Historic Places. New Zealand Historic Places Trust. Retrieved 2009-01-20. 
  5. ^ "Baradene School Stables". Register of Historic Places. New Zealand Historic Places Trust. Retrieved 2009-01-20. 

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