Haere mai ki te kura Katorika o te Manawa Tapu | Welcome to Sacred Heart School

Welcome! Please browse our site to see the outstanding benefits and advantages an education at Sacred Heart School offers. Our Acting Principal, Jacqui Hammer, would love to welcome you personally, please get in touch if there is anything you would like to discuss. 

Sacred Heart School is a Decile 8 Catholic Primary School, located in North East Valley, Dunedin. Students at Sacred Heart benefit from our highly qualified and dedicated teachers and a child-focused Board of Trustees.

We pride ourselves on our caring environment, constructive relationships with our local community and our consistently high academic achievement.

We welcome enquiries from new families, and have places available for Catholic and non-Catholic children. We also offer after school care. Please contact us to find out more.

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Sacred Heart School Jubilee 125th Celebrations   –   Labour Weekend 2020

Sacred Heart School Jubilee 125th Celebrations!  - Labour Weekend 2020

Sacred Heart School, North East Valley is 125 years old this year. The First Catholic Bishop of Dunedin Patrick Moran arrived here in 1871 accompanied by a group of Dominican Sisters from Ireland. The Sisters established Sacred Heart School in 1895 with classes being held in the Sacred Heart Parish School. Nine years later in 1904 the Sacred Heart School was established on our present school site. Our current school buildings were opened on 13th December 1987 by the Fifth Bishop of Dunedin Leonard Boyle.
Our special celebrations are being planned for Labour Weekend this year (Friday 23rd to Sunday 25th October) We look forward to sharing this weekend with everyone, past and present; catching up again and reliving many old school memories.



View the library of photos from this wonderful and memorable weekend of celebration