Sacred Heart Girls' College, Hamilton
Secondary (Years 9-13, approx age 13-17)
- Number of students: 950
- Number of international students: 25
- Females only
- National Certificate of Educational Achievement
- Academic guidance
- Accommodation advisory service
- Career guidance
- English language support
- Homestay placement service
- International student services
- Wifi on campus
Religious Facilities (on-site)
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.
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.
Cambridge, Hamilton, Huntly, Karapiro, Kawhia, Matamata, Morrinsville, Ngaruawahia, Otorohanga, Putaruru, Raglan, Te Aroha, Te Awamutu, Te Kuiti, Tirau, Tokoroa