Important Notice - Thurs 13 April

Thursday, 13 April 2017
 Please note: school is finishing at the normal time today. There is no early closing.

Shakespeare WIN

Sunday, 9 April 2017
The SGCNZ University of Otago Sheilah Winn Shakespeare competition was held at Botany Downs College last weekend and was won by the team from Howick College. Their 15 minute Macbeth piece was intense and slightly disturbing, with cast members all in white and covered in stage blood.   As winners of the South & East region, the group now heads to Wellington ... >>

Parent/teacher Interviews Cancelled - Message From Mr Ropati

Wednesday, 5 April 2017
Dear parents and caregivers,   We have been carefully monitoring weather conditions for the next 24 hours and have determined that it would be unsafe for us to expect parents to attend tonight’s parent/teacher interviews.    We have therefore cancelled the event and will look to reschedule at a later date.   Met Service and Auckland civil defence have issued a serious ... >>

11GEO Trip Update

Tuesday, 4 April 2017
11GEO trip update: the students are currently in Matamata for lunch and are heading home early due to closed attractions in Rotorua. They should be back sometime between 4-5pm and students will be in contact with parents regarding pick-up times.   They have managed to complete both the Te Puia and Buried Village visit. All students are safe ... >>

School Ball 2017

Monday, 3 April 2017
We are pleased to confirm the following details for the upcoming night of glamour, style and fun:   Date: Saturday 27 May Theme: Starry Night Venue: Alexandra Park, Greenlane West, Auckland Time: 7pm to midnight Ticket Cost: $110 per person Who: Year 12 and Year 13 students (no Year 9, 10 or 11 students). All students must meet standards for attendance and behaviour at Howick College to ... >>

Laptop Deal - Noel Leeming

Tuesday, 28 March 2017
Power Up For School! Looking for a great deal on a new laptop? Available at Noel Leeming Botany Downs until Sunday 30 April (only while stocks last) the HP Stream Pro 11" -   $655.21 - including 3 year warranty, 3 year accidental damage insurance and laptop bag $469.20 - laptop only   More details in the flyer PDF below. Print it off or present ... >>

Sundae Success

Thursday, 23 March 2017
Thanks to everyone who supported Bell House last week, the team raised $600 for their charity, Child Cancer NZ. The Bell House committee members got to work with the ice-cream scoops and made ice-cream sundaes over three lunchtimes and had hungry students lined up waiting for their sundae treat. Thanks to Mrs Jaffar, Mr Hodson and the team for their ... >>

Cupids Day Success

Monday, 20 March 2017
Thanks to the generous support of the Howick College community, Bacot House raised $490 for St Johns Ambulance with their recent Cupids Day event. The Bacot team sold chocolates and roses which were delivered to staff and students.   More photos can be viewed in the Facebook album here.

Important Notice - Bus Students

Monday, 20 March 2017
From Monday 20 March, all students who travel on the Ministry of Education supplied buses to Beachlands and Maraetai MUST produce their Student ID showing a B (for bus)


Thursday, 16 March 2017
Well done to our Kapa Haka group on their wonderful performance at the ASB PolyFest this week. Associate Principal Ms Addison and Deputy Principal Mrs Lescher attended the event and were impressed by the group's passionate and inspiring performance. The 15 students, Whaea Hapi and the tutors who helped the group prepare, have all done the school proud.   You can ... >>

Athletics Day 2017

Wednesday, 15 February 2017
Our annual athletics day was held in the sunshine last week and was a great success. Well done to all students who took part to earn points for their house, and good luck to our competitive students who now progress to the up-coming finals day.   A big thank you to all the staff who help out with timing and marshalling duties, ... >>

Excellence Evening Celebrating NCEA Success

Mrs Meffin with Scholarship students
Wednesday, 15 February 2017
A special event was held in the school library to celebrate the NCEA success of those students who achieved an Excellence Endorsement and/or Scholarship. With so many students succeeding, the library was full of students, proud parents and staff.   Congratulations to all those students - keep up the hard work!   Photos of the evening can be viewed on the school's Facebook page ... >>

NCEA Scholarships 2016

Sunday, 12 February 2017
Nineteen NCEA Scholarship passes were gained by Howick College senior students for 2016. Of those, three were achieved by one student, seven came from History students and two scholarships were achieved by students not yet in Year 13. We are proud of these impressive results which are due to hard work and commitment from both the students and their teachers.   Congratulations ... >>

Photo Highlights from 2016

Monday, 6 February 2017
As we begin a new year filled with events and activities; take a look back at some of the highlights of 2016... Click here to visit the gallery

Correction to Student Diary Dates

Thursday, 2 February 2017
Please note: we have noted an error in the Term 1 calendar dates in the 2017 Student Diary. The only Teacher Only Day that is scheduled for Term 1 is on Friday 24 February.   Please disregard the other TOD date shown in the diary (Fri 3 Mar) as this is a regular school day.

Junior Scholar 2016

Monday, 30 January 2017
Congratulations to our Junior Scholar for 2016 - Eve Tyler!

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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