Student Trustee Election

Monday, 21 August 2017
The Howick College student body has their chance to elect their representative to the Board of Trustees with a vote being held on Friday 1 September. Before the election, each nominee will speak to their peers during lunchtime in the theatre on Wednesday 23 August.   Well done to nominees Connor Nelson, Kyle Horsefield, Jacob Maddren, Gurjot Bhullar and Seb Judd for ... >>

Early Close Thursday 25 August

Monday, 21 August 2017
Please note, the school will be closing early at 2.30pm on Thursday 25 August due to the scheduled Parent/teacher interviews. Buses will depart the college at 2.30pm.    

National Secondary Schools Aerobics

Left to right: Elise Jacobs, Sarah Kennedy and Taylor Woodhead
Sunday, 20 August 2017
Congratulations to our aerobics athletes who competed in the NZ National Secondary School Champs on Saturday - all three girls placed in their categories which were all highly competitive.The competition was held at Somerville Intermediate and included athletes from schools throughout the country.

KBB Music Festival Bronze

Sunday, 20 August 2017
Congratulations to the Howick College Jazz Band and Orchestra on their BRONZE medals at the recent KBB Music Festival. This annual festival brings school bands and orchestras from the greater Auckland area together to perform and showcase their talent. Each group is scored on technique, accuracy, musicianship, ensemble and presentation.   A very big thank you to Head of Music Mr O'Ryan and ... >>

Childcare Service for Parent Teacher Nights

Thursday, 17 August 2017
What: a free childcare service available at Howick College for children aged 2-12 years, of parents and teachers, during interviews. We will have 3-4 experienced Year 12 and 13 Early Childhood Education (ECE) students rostered each hour.   When: Tuesday 22 August, 5-8pm and Thursday 24 August, 4-7pm Where: T block, Room T6 (a sign will be put out) Why: to provide parents and ... >>

Parent/Teacher Interviews 22 Aug and 24 Aug

Monday, 14 August 2017
Bookings are now open for the upcoming Parent/Teacher interviews, scheduled for: Tuesday 22 Aug: 5-8pm and Thursday 24 Aug: 4-7pm. The interviews provide an opportunity for parents/caregivers to understand how their child is tracking towards their learning goals.   To book a time to meet with your child's teachers go to: and enter the code: k2rf9 Follow the instructions to select the ... >>

2018 Out-of-zone Enrolments Amended Ballot Dates

Sunday, 6 August 2017
Please note the following amendments to the out-of-zone ballot dates:   Applications close: Wednesday 30 August Ballot drawn: Wednesday 6 September   A notice with the new dates has also been distributed to most out-of-zone schools.    

Howick Youth Summit

Wednesday, 2 August 2017
A group of students represented the school at the recent Howick Youth Summit. Organised by the Howick Youth Council, the day brought students from local schools together to share and discuss ideas and issues that affect youth in our area.   The students from Howick are part of the school's student council and ranged from Year 10-13.

World Champs Finalist - Update

Sarah performing at the 2016 NZ national champs
Wednesday, 2 August 2017
** update - Sarah had an amazing competition and gained a Top Ten placing - 9th in the world! Well done Sarah - a fantastic achievement!   Good luck to Sarah Spargo - competeing in the ANAC Aerobics World Champs in Phoenix, and heading into the finals!

New Extended Library Hours

Tuesday, 1 August 2017
Please note our new extended opening hours for Term 3.

Student Representative Election

Monday, 31 July 2017
Nominations are invited for the election of one student representative to the Board of Trustees.   A nomination form and a copy of this notice are being distributed to all eligible voters on the student roll. Futher nomination forms can be obtained from the school office.   Nominations close at noon on Friday 18 August, 2017 and may be accompanied by candidate's statements.   The voting ... >>

Howick v Hillcrest 2017

Sunday, 30 July 2017
The annual sports challenge against Hillcrest High is coming up on Wed 8 August. Good luck to our Basketball, Football, Hockey, Netball and Rugby teams #goHOWICK!   Students not involved in the games will not be able to attend however we welcome parents/caregivers to come along to cheer on the Howick teams.    

Attn Beachlands Bus Students

Wednesday, 26 July 2017
From Monday 31 July, all students must catch the bus from the bus stops at either end of Shelley Bay Road/Waeklin shops. There will be no pick up from Second View Ave as there is no designated bus stop. Students must wait at the official bus stop for pick up.

AUT Scholarship Awardees

Wednesday, 26 July 2017
Congratulations to 2016 Year 13 students Amy Wang and Alice Cloke; both girls were awarded AUT Vice-Chancellor's Signigicant Student scholarships. Alice has commenced a Bachelor of Sport and Recreation, and Amy has commenced a Bachelor of Communications.   Well done girls, we wish you all the best for your studies.

Sports News Results Update

Sunday, 23 July 2017
News from events over the holidays... Congratulations to these students: Underwater Hockey U19 World champs in Hobart - Marieke Bavelaar - GOLD, Logan Stevenson - BRONZE   Rugby U15 Auckland Girls - Abby Lockhart and Paige Makiri won the regional competition   Netball U17 Nationals - Nanise Waqaira and Leehave Saverio - named in the tournament team after their team placed 3rd

AFL New Zealand Success

Sunday, 23 July 2017
Howick College is one of four Counties Manukau schools taking part in a new AFL programme. This Kiwisport project is about providing more opportunities for young people to be involved in sport.   Three Howick girls - Archie-Leigh Russell, Ceyan Drollet and Jazmin Stevens-Apaipora - were selected for the New Zealand Kahu Youth Girls team that played in Wellington in April.   More information ... >>

Social Action Expo

Wednesday, 5 July 2017
Our Year 12 Social Studies students have been looking closely at social action and making a difference. Working in groups, the students investigated issues that affect society, and how a community can support those affected and work to resolve the problem.   To share their research with their peers, the students set up an expo in the Theatre at lunchtime. The presentations ... >>

Leadership Week #believeyoucan

Elias Worrall-Bader with fellow Year 13s and sister Zia
Sunday, 2 July 2017
Celebrating and supporting Leadership in all forms, and encouraging students to believe they can make a difference is the aim of the Sir Peter Blake Trust Leadership Week. Last week the school heard from two special guest speakers - Nina Santos; an 18 year old who took part it in the Sir Peter Blake Trust Sub-Antatrctic Mission in 2016 and ... >>

Blues and Black Stick Coaching Sessions

Black Stick Hugo Inglis offering playing tips to the 1st XI Hockey team
Wednesday, 28 June 2017
Recently the Howick College 1st XV and 1st XI Hockey teams had the opportunity to train with top sportsmen in their codes. Each team gained some tips and inspiration from the experts - which helped the Hockey boys win their game this week.   The rugby boys were put through their paces by two Auckland Blues players, Jordan Trainor and Scott Scrafton and ... >>

Call For Rugby Colts...

Wednesday, 21 June 2017
If you are Yr 9 or 10 and would like to represent the school in a Colts Rugby tournament coming up in September, please find out more in the below PDF.   You MUST BE COMMITTED to play - there is a very high chance one of the games will be on a Sunday and one on a Friday night.   Sign up at the ... >>

Celebrating Sporting Success

Thursday, 15 June 2017
We would like to know if your son or daughter has been selected to represent New Zealand in sport this year. Please contact Kent Tristram, Director of Sport, by email: with the following information: Name of student Sport Age group Tournament or event at which they will be ... >>

Short Term Homestay Families Needed...

Thursday, 15 June 2017
The International Student department needs homestay families for upcoming Chinese groups. July-August period 10-15 night duration  Breakfast, lunch and dinner to be provided  $38.00 per night    If you can help, please contact Valerie by email:

Business Studies Market Day

Candy Apples at the Year 11 Market Day
Thursday, 15 June 2017
The Year 12 and Year 11 Business Studies students recently held lunchtime markets to sell their wares. The groups of students create a business plan for their products and have to consider production, costings, marketing and presentation.   The Market Days proved to be popular with the school community with yummy treats to choose from.   Well done to all! More photos from the ... >>

Smokefree Rock Quest Finalists

Minimal Silence after their 2016 win
Wednesday, 14 June 2017
Good luck to Minimal Silence - Logan Anderson, Sabastian Munro and Mark Tohovaka - who are representing Howick College in the Smokefree Rock Quest regional final this Friday. Last year they won and are working hard to make it two in a row. #goHOWICK!   The event is held the Dorothy Winstone Centre at Auckland Girls Grammar, opening at 6.30pm. Tickets are available ... >>

International Food Festival Success

Ingham House leaders Amol and Connie, with special guest puppy
Tuesday, 13 June 2017
What a great way to finish of a week of celebrating culture! The annual International Food Festival brought together food from around the world in a fundraiser for the Blind Foundation NZ. Arranged by the Ingham House committee and supported eagerly by students and staff, the event raised an amazing $2,360! The funds go towards an e-braille book and guide ... >>

Culture Week Success

Monday, 12 June 2017
"Diversity is the one thing we have in common. Celebrate it everyday."   Something for everyone was on offer during Culture Week. The activities ranged from a Samoan language workshop, a cultural dress parade,  to marshmallow Eiffel Towers and a performance of dance and kapa haka. Timed to include the annual International Food Festival, the week celebrated the diverse cultures of Howick ... >>

Cookie Day

Tuesday, 6 June 2017
Last week Cookie Monster and his Bell house friends raised $524 for their house charity with Cookie Day - a treat for morning tea with cookies and chocolate millk on sale.   The Bell House team would like to thank their generous supporters who donated the products - New World Howick donated the cookies and Anirudh Bhan from Maurice Hestrom NZ Ltd donated ... >>

Culture Week - Greetings Video

Monday, 5 June 2017
Enjoy this video created by the Culture Club for Culture Week.  

AFL Representatives

Thursday, 1 June 2017
Congratulations to Archie-Leigh Russell, Jazmin Stephens-Apaipora and Ceyan Drollet who have recently played AFL for the successful New Zealand Kahu Youth Girls - read about it here. Ceyan was also selected to compete in the inaugural AFLNZ Womens National Combine - find out about it here.

2017 BCITO Buildability Competition

The 2017 Buildability team
Wednesday, 31 May 2017
The Buildability team are hard at work on their projects for this year's Buildability competition. Under construction are a pergola with swing, a foot bridge and a large 'picture' frame which will enhance the fruit tree garden area. The Buildability students had to liaise closely with their clients, the Environment Committee, to determine their needs and wish list for the ... >>

Urgent Notice for Beachlands/Maraetai Bus Students

Tuesday, 30 May 2017
The school is aware of the accident that has closed the main road. The bus company has advised us that they are still coming to pick students up. They are going the coast way around so it may be a while - please continue to wait at your bus stop.

Sevens Champions

Friday, 4 November 2016
Congratulations to our U15 Girls Sevens team - WINNERS of the recent ASS Sevens championship competition. Their win also gained them entry into the national championship Condors competition.   The Auckland Rubgy Union has more ournament details here.

Howick College UWH SILVER Medalists

Senior Girls - SILVER medalists
Thursday, 8 September 2016
Our Senior Underwater Hockey teams finished off their season competing at the Nationals Champs in last week's Tournament Week.    The Senior Girls team had a hard final game with the final score of 3-2 to their competitors, reflecting just how close it was.      Four of the girls were named in the Tournament team (the top 10 players of the tournament): Annabelle-Fletcher-Jones, Farrah ... >>

What is Leadership?

Friday, 8 July 2016
  Leadership may not be easy; it may take a lot of time and effort out of your life but in the end what you achieve is most satisfying. Seeing something you have planned from start to finish and see it plan out just the way you wanted makes you feel like you really have achieved something, something that people can ... >>

Email and Phone Notifications from Schoology

Wednesday, 6 July 2016
We apologise to parents who have experienced a significant volume of Email and phone notifications being generated by Schoology. This term we moved our Daily Notices to Schoology to assist our students in becoming more self-managing. Each time we add an item to the School Notices Group it generates a notification to all members which has had the unforeseen side ... >>

Senior Students Course Confirmation Information for 2016

Thursday, 29 October 2015
All current Year 11 and 12 students must attend the Course Confirmation days scheduled in January 2016. A notice has been given to students and is also available below.   Please do not make holiday arrangements that conflict with these Course Confirmation days:   Monday 25 January - Family names A to L Tuesday 26 January - Family names M to Z   ... >>

Excellence for Latin

Congratulations to Ashley Chang and Yiu Mun Lee. They both have gained Excellence for NCEA Level 1 Latin. They both attend the school's Latin group which meets at lunchtimes and studied for NCEA in after school sessions with Mr Porteous. Well done!

Sir Peter Blake Leadership Week

Last week the school celebrated Sir Peter Blake Leadership Week with a week packed with events. The theme for the week was #believeyoucan and we certainly believe our students can!   Two special guests spoke to assemblies, inspiring the students with their personal stories. Both encouraged the students to believe in themselves and work hard to achieve their goals. Tina Porou is ... >>

Author Visit

Our writer's group enjoyed a lunchtime talk from debut YA author Shriram Iyer. His first book is called Wings of Silence and he has a second book in production. He gave the group some insight to his writing - he is a great believer in asking 'what if?'. Shriram encouraged the writers to keep writing and to join a community ... >>

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