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Sacred Heart Girls' College, Hamilton

Secondary (Years 9-13, approx age 13-17)

Sacred Heart Girls' College, established 1884, offers young women a top quality education in a caring Christian environment.  Students of all faiths or none are welcome.We have excellent academic, sporting and cultural opportunities.We hold a national Award for Excellence in Pastoral Care of our students. Each student is allocated  specialist International Peer Supporters to assist her. Harvard invited a recent student to apply for entry based on her SHGC results. Personally selected, high quality, friendly and very safe homestays are available. A brand new Art/Design/ Photography suite has been built  and a new library block. Music and Drama are taught to a very high standard. Many service opportunities exist both on and off campus. Welcome.

Contact Sacred Heart Girls' College, Hamilton
Physical address

Clyde St
3247 Hamilton
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Phone numbers

64 7 856 7874
64 7 02102508402

  • Number of students: 950
  • Number of international students: 25
  • Females only

Qualifications available

  • National Certificate of Educational Achievement

School features

  • Academic guidance
  • Accommodation advisory service
  • Career guidance
  • English language support
  • Homestay placement service
  • International student services
  • Wifi on campus


  • Homestay

Religious Facilities (on-site)

  • Chapel
  • Multi-faith
SHGC is located in a smaller, friendly and safe university city of Hamilton (150,000), an hour's drive to Auckland International Airport. With fewer International students in the city, students are special and fit in very quickly to the Kiwi lifestyle. There is a huge amount of support available. Outstanding academic results are achieved. The girls work hard but have a lot of fun and make lifelong friends. Very experienced staff welcome students and take excellent care of them. Parents and family are also warmly welcomed. There are joint activities with our brother school, St John's College.
Just south of Auckland lies the Hamilton-Waikato region; a land of lush pastures and fertile soils that was chosen to play The Shire in The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit films.

Well-known for its underground wonders, black sand surf beaches and rolling green hills, the region offers a wealth of nature-based activities and attractions surrounding a vibrant city hub.

If you’re a Tolkien fan, drive east to Matamata and visit Hobbiton Movie Set, the amazing Hobbit-sized village created for the movies. Or if surfing is more your style, then Raglan is the perfect spot for you, with one of the longest left hand breaks in the world.

For a magical underground experience, drive south to Waitomo Caves, where the natural beauty of stalactites and stalagmites lit by the blue light of glowworms will take your breath away; or for those seeking more of an adrenalin rush, black water rafting and abseiling are not to be missed.

Known for its scenic diversity, the Hamilton and Waikato region offers a myriad of options for those keen on walking, hiking and cycling, from casual strolls along the Waikato River to overnight bush excursions and winding mountain biking tracks. A popular spot is Maungatautari Ecological Reserve, which allows walkers to experience the New Zealand forest as it was hundreds of years ago, thanks to the special predator-free environment.

The city of Hamilton boasts stunning gardens, plentiful shopping and a popular nightlife and restaurant scene including award-winning eateries and exciting entertainment. With abundant accommodation, Hamilton is the perfect base for exploring the wider region.
Main centres: 

Waitomo Caves


Cambridge, Hamilton, Huntly, Karapiro, Kawhia, Matamata, Morrinsville, Ngaruawahia, Otorohanga, Putaruru, Raglan, Te Aroha, Te Awamutu, Te Kuiti, Tirau, Tokoroa

Regional information provided by Tourism New Zealand
Study Waikato is the local education organisation
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