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Sacred Heart College

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

The school is located in central Lower Hutt, an attractive city with excellent sporting and cultural facilities. We are close to an Art Gallery, a major shopping centre-Queensgate, the Public Library, Town Hall and opposite the Hutt Recreation Ground and Huia Pool. Central Wellington is only 15 minutes away. We have excellent facilities at school, with a new Performing Arts Centre that was opened in 2013. We have a technology suite, which offers excellent facilities for design, graphics and design technology.  We have music suites, a fantastic gymnasium. Students can join a variety of sporting and cultural teams.

The college has a diverse base of Pacific Island, Maori and Asian students-this creates a vibrant multi-cultural community with excellent opportunities for internationalism.

Contact Sacred Heart College
Physical address

65 Laings Road
5010 Lower Hutt
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Phone numbers

04 566 1089

  • Number of students: 825
  • Number of international students: 12
  • Females only

Qualifications available

  • National Standards Testing

School features

  • English language support
  • Homestay placement service
  • International student services

Accommodation

  • Homestay

Religious Facilities (on-site)

  • Chapel

Religious Clubs

  • Catholic
 
 
Situated at the southern end of the North Island, Wellington was recently named "the coolest little capital in the world" by Lonely Planet.

Nestled between a sparkling harbour and rolling green hills, New Zealand's capital city is renowned for its arts, heritage, culture and native beauty.

Things to do

Relax at Oriental Bay, Wellington’s golden-sand inner-city beach and delve into the many museums, art galleries and theatre shows that make up the city’s pulsing cultural scene. If you’re into the outdoors, Wellington has action-packed adventure activities like mountain biking and sea-water kayaking, as well as beautiful walks around the harbor and surrounding hills. Try the visually stunning Makara Peak track, as well as the City to Sea walk where you can experience the best of Wellington's waterfront. Ride the cable car up the hill to Kelburn for amazing views over the city and enjoy an ice cream at the top.

On the waterfront itself you’ll find Te Papa Tongarewa Museum, New Zealand’s national museum. Te Papa, as it’s colloquially known, means ‘our place’ and is one of the best interactive museums in the world.

A gourmet food experience

Wellington buzzes with delicatessens, cafes and restaurants – it’s a city that enjoys gourmet food and fine wine. Known as the culinary capital of New Zealand, Wellington is famous for its tucked-away bars, quirky cafes, award-winning restaurants and great coffee. Head to Courtenay Place or Cuba Street to get amongst the good stuff.

The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit Trilogy

A must for any Lord of The Rings fan, Wellington is home to Peter Jackson's Weta Workshop and the Weta Cave, where you can get a behind-the-scenes look at movie making magic. It’s also a great base for day tours to experience “Middle-earth” scenery.

Close to Wellington

If you want to visit the South Island, Wellington is the city where you can board the inter-island ferry with or without a car. This 3 hour ferry ride offers daily services and is one of the most spectacular in the world. Leaving regularly from Wellington, the ferry takes passengers past the magnificent scenery of the Marlborough Sounds, before berthing in the picturesque town of Picton at the top of the South Island.

Classic New Zealand Wine Trail

A must-stop on the Classic New Zealand Wine Trail - an adventure that takes you through some of New Zealand's top wine-producing regions - Wellington is a great place to start your wine-tasting journey. Marlborough, Wairarapa and Hawke's Bay are all a few hours' drive or ferry-ride away from Wellington and offer unforgettable winery experiences.
Main centres: 

Wellington

Towns: 

Kapiti Island, Levin, Lower Hutt, Otaki, Paraparaumu, Porirua, Upper Hutt, Waikanae

Regional information provided by Tourism New Zealand
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