Course Confirmation Day 2019

Friday, 16 November 2018
  Course Confirmation Day for 2019 will be Tuesday 22nd January. Year 12 students  9:00am - 12:00pm   Year 13 students  1:00pm - 4:00pm  

Important Notice Regarding PPTA Union Meeting

Friday, 9 November 2018
 The PPTA Union meeting on Thursday 22 November and subsequent early closure of the college, will not have any effect on the running of NCEA exams.

Change to Year 11 and Year 12 Finish Date

Tuesday, 30 October 2018
Please be advised that both Year 11 and Year 12 will finish school on Thursday 1st November at 3.20 pm commencing their study leave for NCEA from this date. We apologise for any confusion.   Year 13s will attend the Year 13 Final Day Assembly on Friday 2nd November from 9 am in the Bill Dimery Performing Arts Centre. This is expected to finish ... >>

Important Information for Senior Honours 2018

Monday, 29 October 2018
Due to unforeseen circumstances our usual venue of Elim Church won’t accommodate all of our year levels for our Senior Honours for 2018.  The mezzanine floor at Elim Church is currently closed and due to the risk to Health & Safety we have been informed that we cannot have this part of the venue, reducing the seating capacity by 145 ... >>

Term 4 Senior Achievement Reports

Friday, 26 October 2018
 Term 4 Senior Achievement Reports are now accessible in the portal. Please log in to check your child’s progress and discuss with them their preparation for the upcoming NCEA exams. 

Hinemoa Watene brings home Gold!

Thursday, 25 October 2018
We are very pleased to welcome home Hinemoa Watene on her return from the 2018 Youth Olympics in Buenos Aires where she and her U18 Women's Rugby Sevens Team won the gold medal. Hinemoa is an exceptional athlete and role model who has shown outstanding dedication and commitment to her sport.   Well done!  

Loves-Me-Not Programme

Thursday, 18 October 2018
On the 28th September our year 12 students participated in the Loves-Me-Not programme. The programme provides an opportunity for students to learn valuable information about healthy relationships from Community Police officers.   Loves-Me-Not is a ‘whole-school approach’ to prevent abusive behaviour in relationships. It is based on a student inquiry learning process, where students take appropriate action (personal action, effective bystander action ... >>

Student Sporting Achievement

Tuesday, 16 October 2018
Congratulations to Rebecca Deen (U18 Women’s) and Tim Bavelaar, Heath Galloway and Sam Marshall (U18 Men’s) who recently represented New Zealand in the Trans-Tasman Underwater Hockey Championships held in Rotorua.    The U18 Women's team achieved 1st place with the U18 Men's team taking 2nd place. Competition from both sides of the Tasman was fierce so they can all be very proud ... >>

Music Concert

Tuesday, 25 September 2018
The Howick College Music Department invites you to attend a special concert showcasing our students' musical talent including Jazz Band, Orchestra and Singers, on Tuesday, 23rd October 2018 at 7.00pm. The concert will be held in the Bill Dimery Performaing Arts Theatre. Free Entry.

Student Trustee Election

Ethan McCormick
Monday, 17 September 2018
Ethan McCormick is our new Student Trustee for 2019.    Ethan won the election with a clear majority and has a strong mandate to represent the student body on the Board of Trustees.   Congratulations Ethan!  

Blood Bank Donation Day

Wednesday, 5 September 2018
On Friday 31st August Howick College students and staff showed great citizenship by registering  to donate blood with the New Zealand Blood Service. It was a wonderful turnout with over 100 students signing up. NZBS were thrilled by our school's generosity, it was one of their biggest school collections this year!   A big "Thank you" to Year 13 students Abi Anderson ... >>

Student Trustee Nominee Statements

Friday, 31 August 2018
The following statements are from the students standing for the position of Student Representative for the 2019 Board of trustees. Please read them and consider who you would like to represent you. The student body will vote for their representative on Monday 10 September. Good luck to all candidates!      

Option Choices for Year 10 2019

Wednesday, 29 August 2018
From 17 September, Year 9 students will be selecting their options for next year, during their Science classes.   Please read the subject descriptions and information in the Curriculum pages carefully and check the Pathway Map for all subjects - click here and then click on the Yellow Pathway Map icon. The approximate cost of subjects is also shown on these pages.   Students ... >>

Timetable Changes for Whole School During Senior Exams

Tuesday, 28 August 2018
Senior students will be sitting exams between Tuesday 11 September - Friday 21 September, and have been given a personal timetable of their exams during this time. They only need to attend school for the exam they are sitting and will need to make their own way to and from school according to their exam start and finish times.   Junior student's ... >>

Senior Exams Term 3 Week 8

Thursday, 23 August 2018
Senior students have NCEA preparation exams coming up this term. Please ensure you are properly prepared and organised for these important exams.   The exam timetable is available in the following PDF; make sure you know when your exams are being held.   More information about the external NCEA exams later in the year and what you need to have ready can be found ... >>

Student Representative Election for Board of Trustees

Thursday, 2 August 2018
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. Further nomination forms can be obtained from the school office.   Nominations close at noon on Monday 27 August 2018 and may be accompanied by candidate's statements.   The voting ... >>

2018 Sports Awards - Call for Nominations!

Friday, 27 July 2018
Nominations are now open for the Howick College 2018 Sports Awards! We want to celebrate and acknowledge our sports people, and need to know who YOU think deserves to be awarded.   Our annual Sports Awards evening will be held on Tuesday 30 October.         Awards are open for the following categories: Junior/Senior Sportsperson of the Year Team of the Year Coach of the Year Manager ... >>

Representing NZ

Rikki and Ashleigh
Tuesday, 24 July 2018
Congratulations to two of our students who have recently represented New Zealand in their sports: Rikki Dobbs - competed in the World In-line Hockey championships in Italy. The team placed 12th out of 25 teams. A very credible achievement in a tough competition against semi-professional teams.   Ashleigh Solomon - is a member of the New Zealand International Trampoline team and competed in ... >>

Tackling Technology Event

Tuesday, 3 July 2018
Thanks to the parents who braved the cold and came along to our event last week, we hope you found it helpful. We had planned on sharing a video of the talk so that those who couldn't attend would be able to watch, however, due to a recording glitch, we are not able to do so. Our apologies for this ... >>

Sir Peter Blake Leadership Week 2018

#believeyoucan
Tuesday, 3 July 2018
In his final log, Sir Peter Blake wrote: "to win, you have to believe you can do it." The trust set up to continue his valuable work continues to encourage all Kiwis to back themselves to achieve their dreams, whatever they may be. In doing so, others will also be inspired and it is this leadership that we celebrate.   Two ... >>

Animal Farm

Tuesday, 3 July 2018
Congratulations to our Year 13 Drama students on their wonderful production of Animal Farm, transforming the theatre into a farmyard complete with haybales and birdsong. The students did a great job of portraying the animals giving them human qualities and personalities. A classic and well-known tale, the story offers a warning of the dangers of losing individual power in the ... >>

International Food Festival

Friday, 15 June 2018
Well done to the Ingham House committee on another hugely successful Food Festival. Twenty-two stalls featuring food from around the globe were set up in the theatre on Friday for this popular event. Hunderds of students volunteered to run the stalls and prepare the yummy food. Thanks to them and also the caregivers who helped with food preparation.   Over $2,500 was ... >>

Uxbridge Concert Success

Monday, 11 June 2018
On Friday the local community was treated to a lunchtime concert from the Howick College musicians. The Chamber Orchestra, Jazz Band, and singers Hannah Milo and Jennie Gan entertained the audience with a range of classical, jazz and modern music items.Congratulations - you all did a superb job!   The lunchtime concert series provides a great opportunity for our music students to ... >>

Howick College Students at Comedy Fest

Catherine and Josh at the Comedy Festival
Thursday, 7 June 2018
After sucessfully auditioning for a stand-up comedy class at school, Catherine Thomas and Josh Black were selected for a workshop series with internationally-known comedians. From this intensive 50 hour series of workshops, they were both selected to be in a group of seven students who got to try out their material at the recent Auckland Comedy Festival.   They both thoroughly enjoyed ... >>

World Challenge Expedition Information Evening

Wednesday, 6 June 2018
We are excited to announce an opportunity of a lifetime to students keen to challenge themselves on a three week long expedition to Borneo in December 2019!   World Challenge is a unique trip where students can develop real life skills and make a difference. Aided by experienced World Challenge leaders, this group of students wil plan, fund and lead their own ... >>

Pink Shirt Day

Pink Shirt Day - Kindness is one size fits all
Monday, 21 May 2018
We were proud to wear pink on Friday to show our support for Pink Shirt Day. Students and staff wore pink for mufti day and celebrated kindness. It was a great way to close out a week of celebrating diversity week.

ANZAC Day Speech Winner

Ethan McCormick. Photo courtesy H&P Times photographer
Wednesday, 16 May 2018
For the seventh year in a row a Howick College student has won the Howick RSA ANZAC Day speech competition and the honour of delivering this tribute at the Stockade Hill service. It is also the third time Ethan McCormick has spoken at a Stockade Hill service, his first was as a Somerville Intermediate student. Congratulations Ethan!   You can read his ... >>

11 Drama Proudly Presents...

Tuesday, 8 May 2018
'A Night of Shakespeare' featuring excerpts from A Midsummer Night's Dream and Twelfth Night. See you on Thursday 10 May in the Bill Dimery Performing Arts Centre!    

Attn Beachland/Mareatai Bus Students

Tuesday, 8 May 2018
As of the 8th May 2018, all students who are entitled to travel on the Beachlands and Maraetai Ministry funded buses will have been issued a Student ID with a red 'B' on it.     All students must now show their correct ID to the bus driver each morning and afternoon in order to travel on this free bus service.   Any queries should ... >>

Booking Tables for the School Ball

Monday, 7 May 2018
All students must have a place at a table at the School Ball so that you can eat your meal etc. In order to ensure that you can sit with your friends you need to follow this booking procedure:   Table Size Options: Table of 12 people Table of 10 people Half table of 6 people Half table of 5 people   Organise a ... >>

Tournament Week 2017

Friday, 1 September 2017
Good luck to the following teams who are heading off for next week's Tournament Week which forms the end of season championships. #goHOWICK!   Netball Premier - Auckland UWH Senior Open - Tauranga UWH Junior Open - Tauranga Hockey 1st XI Girls – Blenheim Hockey 1st XI Boys - Pukekohe Football 1st XI Girls - Whangarei Football 1st XI Boys - Auckland

Kapa Haka @ Koanga Festival

Friday, 1 September 2017
The Howick College Kapa Haka group will be performing in the annual Koanga Festival at Somerville Intermediate on Saturday 2 September.   The team will take to the stage at 2.20 and all are welcome to go along to the festival which features 38 local kapa haka school groups. Entry is by koha and the festival opens at 8.30am, finishing at ... >>

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 ... >>

Information Evening for Year 9 2019

We warmly invite prospective students and their parents/caregivers to our Information Evening for 2019 Year 9.   Thursday 7 June - 6.30-9.00pm.   On this evening, the school will be open for you to find out more about us and how we inspire a community of passionate learners.   Two presentation sessions will be held in the theatre and classoom demonstrations will be run throughout ... >>

Senior Students - NCEA Fees

The deadline for payment of the NZQA fee is Friday 17 August 2018. This is payable by all students who are entering NCEA. The fee will appear on your school statements. This date is also the deadline for any Financial Assistance applications. If you have any queries please contact Natalie Werner: 534-4492, extn 824.   Financial Assistance - NCEA NZQA Financial Assistance for NCEA ... >>

Traffic Management Outside the School

End of school pick-up from Rochester Cres or Bledisloe St
The continued safety of students on our school site is of importance to us all, and vehicles do pose a manageable risk. Exacerbated by Cockle Bay Primary School traffic, vehicular congestion outside our College is at its peak at the end of the day.   In order to safely manage this risk, we ask that students are not to be collected within ... >>

I Am Hope Tour Visits Howick College

Last week comedian Mike King brough his 'I Am Hope' tour to speak to our Junior students. His inspiring talk engages young people with laughter and honesty about mental health. Sharing the story of his own struggles, Mike encourages teenagers to talk about negative feelings, to ask for help, and to look out for others who may be struggling.   The I ... >>

Student Comedy Workshop

 An exciting opportunity for students to participate in an upcoming Comedy Workshop on 26th September.

Student Comedy Workshop

 An exciting opportunity for students to participate in an upcoming Comedy Workshop on 26th September.

Student Trustee Election

Ethan McCormick
     Ethan McCormick is our new Student Trustee for 2019.  Ethan won the election with a clear majority and has a strong mandate to represent the student body on the Board of Trustees. Congratulations Ethan!    

Student Trustee Election

Ethan McCormick is our new Student Trustee for 2019. Ethan won the election with a clear majority and has a strong mandate to represent the student body on the Board of Trustees. Congratulations Ethan!

Student Trustee Election

Ethan McCormick
Ethan McCormick is our new Student Trustee for 2019. Ethan won the election with a clear majority and has a strong mandate to represent the student body on the Board of Trustees. Congratulations Ethan!

Student Trustee Election

Ethan McCormick
Ethan McCormick is our new Student Trustee for 2019.    Ethan won the election with a clear majority and has a strong mandate to represent the student body on the Board of Trustees. Congratulations Ethan!  

Student Trustee Election

Ethan McCormick
Ethan McCormick is our new Student Trustee for 2019.   Ethan won the election with a clear majority and has a strong mandate to represent the student body on the Board of Trustees.   Congratulations Ethan!  

Student Trustee Election

Ethan McCormick
Ethan McCormick is our new Student Trustee for 2019.   Ethan won the election with a clear majority and has a strong mandate to represent the student body on the Board of Trustees.   Congratulations Ethan!  

Student Comedy Workshop

The Arts Council is offering students the exciting opportunity to be involved in a Student Comedy Workshop to be held in the Bill Dimery Theatre at lunchtime on Thursday 25th October

Important Changes for Senior Honours

Important Changes for Senior Honours

change to year 11 and year 12 finish date

Student Trustee Election

Music Concert - Free Entry

Music Concert - Free Entry

Student Trustee Election

Student Trustee Election

Student Comedy Workshop

Video test

Important Notice: PPTA Union Meeting

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