On Sunday 21 June 1903, Sacred Heart College was officially opened as a Catholic day and boarding school. As the first Marist-owned school in New Zealand, the school roll grew quickly and had soon outgrown its capacity for boarders. To cater for its growing roll, a new school was built in Glendowie, opening its doors on 5 June 1955 with a roll of 250 students.
Sacred Heart College has schooled many notable New Zealand citizens since then, including former Bishop of Auckland Patrick Dunn; musicians Tim and Neil Finn, Dave Dobbyn and Mike Chunn; and 24 All Blacks, including former All Black captain Sean Fitzpatrick. Today, the College continues to be recognised for distinctions in Church life, academia, the arts, sport and business.
We are recognised as one of New Zealand’s leading Catholic schools, with a strong Catholic and Marist Special Character. With a current roll of 1,260, our students continue to contribute to a rich tradition of ambition, success and achievement.