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.

Golf Tournament

Dylan, Ethan and Zhuali
Wednesday, 24 May 2017
Three Howick students took part in the Auckland intercollegiate Golf Team Championship. The boys played well, scoring to or under their handicap:  Dylan Bell - 94 Zhuali Lim - 101 Ethan McCormick - 91   The team had a total score of 286 - well done boys! St Kentigerns A team won the tournament with a combined score of ... >>

NCEA Fees and Financial Assistance

Sunday, 21 May 2017
NCEA Fees: ** The deadline for the New Zealand Qualification (NZQA) fee is 18 August 2017. This is payable by all students who are entering NCEA. This amount will appear on your next statement. If you have any queries, please contact Mrs Werner - / 534-4492, ext 824.   Financial Assistance - NCEA: Applications are now open for NZQA Financial Assistance (this includes beneficiaries, low ... >>

Important Notice for Maraetai/Beachlands Bus Students

Wednesday, 17 May 2017
Pick up from the corner of Maraetai and Formosa Roads is no longer possible due to contractors working there and trucks moving about. This is no designated bus stops which makes loading and unloading unsafe. Students will need to be picked up from Beachlands Road where bus stops are provided. Drivers are Johnny and Rora.   Please contact Howick and Eastern Buses ... >>

Important Notice for Murphys Bus Students

Monday, 15 May 2017
Please note this route update received from Murphys Buses:   H05 and H05A will no longer be travelling along Orams Road, Manurewa (due to the Orams Road bridge closure for the next six months).   Our route runs from our depot and heads along: Mill Rd, Redoubt Rd, left into Goodwood Dr, right into Everglade Dr, across over to Hollyfor Dr, right into Te Irirangi ... >>

Careers and Exchange Expo

Wednesday, 10 May 2017
Put this date in your diary! Wednesday 31 May: 6.00pm - 7.30pm - in H Block and the Theatre.   This is always a lively, busy and informative evening, especially for senior students. It is suited for those who are focussed on a pathway or those who are undecided where their future is to take them. Our Careers Evening ... >>

Calling All Helping Hands!

Thursday, 4 May 2017
The Howick College Parents and Friends are holding another working bee - please join in; even half an hour makes a difference!   Please contact Nadine:  

Visiting Educators from Niue

Wednesday, 3 May 2017
It has been our honour and pleasure to welcome two educators from Niue, who have been visiting the school to learn more about how the New Zealand education system works. Charles Ioane, principal of Niue High School and Moira Jackson, Careers Advisor and PE teacher, have been visiting and spending time with Mr Ropati as part of an educational support ... >>

National Team Selections

Tuesday, 2 May 2017
Congratulations to Logan Anderson and Marieke Bavelaar who have been selected for the NZ UWH U19 teams that will be competing in the World Championships in July.   Also selected are former students Ryan Deen, Emma Bavelaar, Grace Driscoll, Annabelle Fletcher-Jones and Farrah Brill-Holland.   Best of luck to all in the lead-up and compeition!

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 ... >>

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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