Sacred Heart College, Lower Hutt

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Sacred Heart College
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65 Laings Road,
Lower Hutt,
New Zealand
Coordinates41°12′53″S 174°54′24″E / 41.2148°S 174.9067°E / -41.2148; 174.9067Coordinates: 41°12′53″S 174°54′24″E / 41.2148°S 174.9067°E / -41.2148; 174.9067
TypeState integrated Girls' Secondary, Years 9–13
Established1912; 107 years ago[1]
Ministry of Education Institution no.262
PrincipalMaria Potter[2]
School roll808[3] (August 2018)
Socio-economic decile7O[4]

Sacred Heart College is a state-integrated single-sex girls' Catholic secondary school located in Lower Hutt, New Zealand.

It was established in 1912 by the Sisters of Our Lady of the Missions and was the first secondary school to be opened in the Hutt Valley. It was originally sited in high street on the property known as Margaret street. In 1957 the school was shifted to the existing site on Laings Road.[5] In May 1980 it became the first Catholic secondary school to be integrated under the Private Schools Conditional Integration Act 1975.[citation needed] The school has six house groups: Lisieux (Pink), Avila (Red), Aubert (Green), Lourdes (Light Blue), Barbier (Dark Blue) and Siena (Yellow).

Due to having earthquake prone buildings the school strengthened its largest building in early 2017 and demolished its tallest in December 2017.[6]

Notable alumnae[edit]


  1. ^ "History of Sacred Heart College". Retrieved 20 December 2008.
  2. ^ "Principal's Welcome". Retrieved 21 November 2015.
  3. ^ "Directory of Schools - as at 13 September 2018". New Zealand Ministry of Education. Retrieved 22 September 2018.
  4. ^ "Decile Change 2014 to 2015 for State & State Integrated Schools". Ministry of Education. Retrieved 12 February 2015.
  5. ^ Clayton, Ralph (12 September 1957). "All Mod. Cons. for New College". Zealandia. Auckland. p. 10.
  6. ^ Tso, Matthew (18 December 2017). "Earthquake-prone former convent comes crashing down". Stuff.