Howick College has six houses which are headed and mentored by a Dean. Students usually stay in the same house throughout their time at school.
Each house is divided up into 11 tutor groups made up of students from each year level. This house and tutor system helps to create a sense of belonging and community within the school. Inter-House sports, debates and quizzes are held to encourage House and school sprit - points are gained towards winning the end of year House shield.
Throughout the school year, various fun events are held by the Houses to fundraise for their chosen charites. These events are organised by the House Leaders and House committees, and provide opportunities for leadership and service to the community.
Photos from the House events can be viewed here.
The names of the houses at Howick College reflect the history of the Howick area:
Bacot House / Bell House / Ingham House / Irvine House / MacDonald House / Minerva House
House Leaders 2014
Left to right: Emily Chan, Chris Perreau, Sophie Loader, Luke Webb, Dane Kritzinger, Carl Scott, Ella-Mae Saxer-Tidswell, Jericho Muaiava, Charmaine Kurangwa, James Frew and Chante Fourie.
Tutor time is led by the tutor teacher and takes place first thing each morning. All students must attend tutor every day as it is a time when:
- School attendance is formally recorded
- Absence or lateness is followed up
- Vital school communications take place, eg: meetings, sports and culture events' organisation, information about careers and tertiary training, exam timetable, subject choices etc
- School standards relating to uniform, grooming, punctuality or other matters are explained and reinforced