Sacred Heart Girls' College, Hamilton

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Sacred Heart Girls' College
52 Clyde St,
Hamilton East,
Coordinates 37°47′31″S 175°17′41″E / 37.7919°S 175.2948°E / -37.7919; 175.2948Coordinates: 37°47′31″S 175°17′41″E / 37.7919°S 175.2948°E / -37.7919; 175.2948
Type State single-sex girls, Secondary (Year 9–13).
Motto Age Quod Agis
Established 1884; 133 years ago
Ministry of Education Institution no. 139
Headmaster Catherine Gunn
School roll 876[1] (February 2017)
Socio-economic decile 7O[2]

Sacred Heart Girls College is a state integrated Catholic Girls' secondary school in Hamilton, New Zealand. The school was established by the Sisters of Our Lady of the Missions in 1884. The school crest features the monogram SH and the symbol , with the motto "Age Quod Agis" across the bottom, translating loosely into "What ever you do, do to the best of your ability".

Sacred Heart Girls' College has a strong relationship with its brother Catholic school, St John's College.


In 1884, Sacred Heart Girls College was opened as a Catholic Secondary School by the Sisters of Our Lady of the Missions to provide an education for Catholic women in the Waikato. Originally small in size, the campus has now extended both buildings and land. New netball and tennis courts were added and there is now a new Arts Block and library. It is a very successful school with more than 900 students.

Special character and academic achievement are very much alive and celebrated within the college.

There is a strong tradition of excellence in both sport and academics.


The College has six houses named after famous women in the Catholic faith:


(Orange) - Suzanne Aubert, foundress of Daughters of Our Lady of Compassion


(Purple) - St Teresa of Avila


(Yellow) -Euphrasie Barbier, foundress of the Sisters of Our Lady of the Missions


(Green) - St Mary Mackillop


(Blue) - St Theresa of Lisieux


(Pink) - St Catherine of Siena


Sacred Heart Girls College has a long sporting tradition and is committed to offering all students opportunities to participate in a range of individual and team sports, at both a competitive and non-competitive level.

The physical education facilities consist of a fitness centre, a squash court, a gymnasium, turfed tennis and netball courts, and use of Steele Park.

School Sports days (Athletics and Swimming) are held outside of the school campus at facilities such as Porritt Stadium and Te Rapa Waterworld.

Major sports are practised outside class times, with games being played after school and in the weekends. Students have been selected as Waikato representatives in most sports, and many have gone on to win national and international honours.

An incomplete list of sports currently available include: aerobics, athletics, badminton, basketball, bowls, cricket, cycling, duathlon, equestrian, fitness centre, lacrosse, golf, gymnastics, hockey, kickboxing, netball, rowing, rugby, soccer, softball, squash, talent squad, tennis, touch rugby, triathlon, volleyball, waka ama and waterpolo.

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  1. ^ "Directory of Schools - as at 6 March 2017". New Zealand Ministry of Education. Retrieved 10 April 2017. 
  2. ^ "Decile Change 2014 to 2015 for State & State Integrated Schools". Ministry of Education. Retrieved 12 February 2015. 

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