Sacred Heart Old Boys Association

Our community beyond the College

Inaugurated on 26 November 1909, the Sacred Heart Old Boys Association (SHCOBA) was established to keep boys in contact with each other beyond their graduation from the College. The Association exists to foster comradeship among Old Boys, to strengthen the bond of union between the College and its Old Boys and to promote the interests of the Old Boys and the Association. View the Old Boys Association Constitution.

Every boy who attends Sacred Heart becomes part of the SHC family and shares a lifelong bond. SHCOBA serves as a platform to keep past students informed of developments at the College, as well as achievements of fellow Old Boys in the Church, society, civic, academic, sporting and cultural worlds.

The Old Boys Association play an integral role in supporting the College each year – by donating to the library, College magazine Confortare and annual student scholarships. 

 News from the College and Old Boys is published in Confortare twice a year and emailed or posted to all Old Boys. 

Annual Events

The Old Boys are involved with a range of College events throughout the school year. A highly supported event is the annual golf tournament for the Brother Maurice Cup, which is contested by many Old Boys and the wider school community. Old Boys also manage the ‘dunk tank’ each year at the PTA fair.

The Annual National Reunion dinner is held every year and offers a wonderful opportunity for reunion. Dates for all events can be found in the school magazine, Confortare, and in our Calendar.

Reunions

Since the inception of SHOBCA, reunions across the country have been a way for Old Boys to reconnect. In 1941, 50 Old Boys who were members of the Armed Forces gathered in Cairo during World War II.

Reunions are held annually in Auckland, Hamilton, Wellington, Tauranga, Dargaville, Taranaki, Paeroa, Dunedin, Whangarei, Kaitaia, Papakura, Whakatane, Rotorua and Hong Kong. Biennial reunions are held in Pukekohe, Papakura, Hong Kong, Brisbane, Sydney and London. For details on all upcoming reunions, view our Events and Reunions page.

Membership

We always encourage Old Boys to get involved with the SHCOB Association. Any person who has been a pupil at Sacred Heart College is eligible for membership and will become an official member upon payment of the annual subscription.

Please contact Lyn Luxton for more information.

Archives

The Sacred Heart College online archive site, Reminisce, is currently offline for maintenance. If there is anything specific you would like to access, please contact Lyn Luxton.

Current Committee 2021/2022

President - Aubrey Donovan
Vice President - Peter Fa'afiu
Past President - Simon Hayden
Secretary -  Matt Kelly
Treasurer - David Anderson
Patron - Bishop Stephen Lowe, Bishop of Auckland
Vice Patron - Brother David McDonald, District Leader of the Marist Brothers
Chaplain - Fr Stephen Berecz

Committee
Brett Davis,  Lyn Luxton, Chris Lynch, Shaun Ryan, Paul Stewart, Fr. Anthony Trenwith,  Mark Williams, Daniel Whittaker, TJ Peterson, Nick Williams and Raphael Hilbron.


Old Boys Events & Reunions
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SHC Development Foundation
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