Time to get your game face on! At Sacred Heart, physical activity through play and sport is an important part of our daily life. In addition to intramurals, we offer recreational and competitive sports, and both have put our Sharks on the proverbial athletics map in recent years.


Sports Championships in 2018-19


Olympians who are SHSH alums


Support4Sport Award winners in 2019

Elementary School (P-6)

Healthy, active living is at the core of the Elementary School’s physical literacy program. Through it, every child is challenged with a dynamic mix of structured physical education and free outdoor playtime. In the gym, all grade levels receive three PE periods per week; and on the playground, they enjoy three recesses daily that include structured and free play on our state-of-the-art playground, in our new Gaga Pit, and at basketball courts and other designated sports areas.

There are also a number of seasonal co-curricular activities to choose from, including Running Club, karate, and skating at the nearby Emera Oval. Our year-long, weekly intramural program for Grades 2-6, encourages friendly competition in sports such as soccer, volleyball, and basketball. As students move up through the School, there are ample opportunities for participation in more formal and competitive meets and tournaments in sports such as cross country, badminton, and athletics.

Senior School (7-12)

Welcome to the Shark Tank! Our junior (Grades 7-9) and our senior (10-12) teams compete in both independent and public school leagues. We are committed to good sportsmanship and fair play and we believe in competing hard and winning - we take practice and competition very seriously. That's why in the 2018-19 academic year, SHSH won 8 sport titles. We also produced one of the top student athletes in the country, Maggie Smith, who won multiple local, regional and national records. Three of our students also won Support4Sport Awards. SHSH senior teams compete competitively in basketball, soccer, cross country, hockey, badminton, skiing, and athletics, and recreationally in tennis, field hockey, ultimate frisbee, and table tennis. We also offer elite athletes the flexibility to pursue athletic goals while maintaining strong academic standing. Our faculty excel at supporting those who may have to miss classes to train, compete, and travel. As a result of this tailored approach, we count in our alum community three Olympians, a number of U SPORTS and NCAA scholar athletes, and national and international elite performers in swimming, gymnastics, paddling, running, and sailing.  

This year, the following sports are offered for both boys and girls and either recreationally or competitively:
Cross Country
Hockey (boys)
Field Hockey (girls)
Table Tennis
“I have had the opportunity to be on many different teams over my years at SHSH and every one of those opportunities has taught me important skills that I will carry with me through life. As I've grown as a competitive athlete, the school has provided me with tremendous support, and I love that every single person here is cheering for me, not just my teammates and coaches. I represent SHSH with immense pride.”
- Maggie Smith ‘19

5820 Spring Garden Rd
Halifax, Nova Scotia
B3H 1X8
(902) 422-4459