Wednesday, 25 March 2020
We would like to advise our community that as of midnight tonight, Wednesday 25 March, we will be in total lockdown.   This means that as directed by the Ministry of Education, our school will be close and no-one will be permitted to enter the grounds until further notice.    We thank you for your understanding and co-operation.

Distance Learning Programme

Tuesday, 24 March 2020
As of 3pm today, Tuesday 24th March, Howick College will be closed.     At 9.30am on Wednesday 25th March, Howick College will launch a comprehensive programme of distance learning which will be available to students on Google Classrooms from tomorrow.  Please click here for more information.   The government has brought forward the Easter Holiday.  Consequently, after Friday 27th March, there will be a 'holiday' from ... >>

Government Announcement - Urgent School Closure

Monday, 23 March 2020
Dear Parents / Caregivers   As you will be aware, the Prime Minister has announced further measures to restrict the spread of Covid-19. We are still waiting for clarification on some of the comments made but can confirm that schools will close from 3.20pm today, Monday 23 March, except to the children of essential workers such as doctors, nurses, ambulance drivers and police ... >>

PO FIAFIA CANCELLED - Tonight, Monday 16 March

Monday, 16 March 2020
It is with our sincere apologies and great regret, that we announce the cancellation of this year's Po Fiafia.   This has been a very difficult decision to make but we are mindful that in this difficult time, we must care for and protect our communities. We thank you for your support and understanding.


Monday, 16 March 2020
In light of the current situation we face as a country, we regretfully advise that the Hillcrest Highschool Sports Exchange that was due to take place tomorrow, Tuesday 17 March, has been cancelled. Although disappointing for our students and staff, we are extremely mindful of protecting our community at this time.  We thank you for your support and understanding.

COVID-19 Update

Monday, 9 March 2020
New Zealand has now confirmed its fifth COVID-19 patient. All cases have travelled from overseas and, as of today, there is no spread of this virus within the NZ community. At present, Howick College is fully operational and therefore it is essentially business as usual. The Howick College Senior Leadership Team is following Ministry of Health advice to prepare for community ... >>

Paid Union Meeting - Wednesday 19 February

Monday, 17 February 2020
The PPTA has advised the Howick College Board of Trustees that teachers at our school will be attending a paid union meeting on the afternoon of Wednesday 19 February at 2.30pm (not Wednesday19 March as advertised in last week's newsletter)   Accordingly, the Junior students will finish at 2.20pm. The Senior students will not be affected and will finish at their usual ... >>

Howick College Drop off/Pick Up Access - Students Safety

Thursday, 13 February 2020
In the interests of student safety we ask that parents/caregivers please observe the following:   After School Pick Up: Between 3:10pm and 4:00pm, 15 buses arrive at and leave the College at about the same time as two other local schools finish. Heavy pedestrian and vehicular traffic at this time not only puts pressure on departing buses but also compromises the safety of ... >>

Student Stationery for 2020

Wednesday, 5 February 2020
Please be aware that, with possible changes to your child’s timetable over these first few days, there is no immediate urgency for them to have all their stationery at this stage.   Students, particularly Y9s, have been informed to bring their device, refill pad and pens to school and you should have enough time to organise your child’s subject requirements over the ... >>

Coronavirus - Principal´s Update

Tuesday, 28 January 2020
You will be aware of the current news surrounding the Coronavirus outbreak in China. We are closely monitoring information provided by the Ministry of Health and following their advice.   The Ministry of Health currently advises that there are no cases of the virus in New Zealand and that the risk of an outbreak in New Zealand is low. They advise that ... >>

Howick College Start Dates, 2020

Monday, 20 January 2020
  Tuesday 28 January - Senior Course Confirmation Day (in the Bill Dimery Performing Arts Centre). Attendance is compulsory unless otherwise arranged with your Dean. See here for details.   Year 12: 9am – 12pm  Year 13: 1pm – 4pm   Please note - New enrolments at Year 12/13 must bring NCEA results.   Monday 3 February (8:40am - 3:20pm) – Powhiri for Year 9, new Year 10 and ... >>

2019 NCEA Results Released - Tuesday 14 January

Tuesday, 14 January 2020
Congratulations to all our students who have achieved their NCEA goals for 2019. You have worked hard and should be very proud of your achievement!   If you have not attained the results you hoped for, it is still possible to complete additional achievement standards (10 credits or less) by enrolling in the Te Kura Summer School Programme…/learn-with-us/summer-school/ before February 5, 2020 ... >>

Howick College Office Closed

Friday, 13 December 2019
We would like to advise our community that the Howick College Office will be closed from Monday 16 December, 2019 until Tuesday 28 January, 2020.   We wish our all our students, staff and their families a safe and happy holiday and look forward to seeing you all in the New Year.  

Course Confirmation Day - Thursday 28 January, 2020

Wednesday, 4 December 2019
All Y12 and Y13 students are required to attend course confirmation on January 28th 2020, in the Howick College Theatre. For the majority of students, this process will take a maximum of 20 minutes.   Year 12 students to attend between 9am - 12pm Year 13 students to attend between 1pm - 4pm Please note: students who do not attend course confirmation will be ... >>

Online Bookings Now Open For Parent-Teacher Interviews

Wednesday, 21 August 2019
Online bookings for Parent - Teacher interviews are open now.    Interview nights: Monday 26 August 4.30 – 7.30 pm Thursday 29 August 4.30 -7.30 pm   For detailed instructions on how to book, childcare services and school map, please click here.  

Paid Union Meeting - Thursday 27th June

Thursday, 20 June 2019
Owing to the PPTA teachers' union calling a Paid Union Meeting on Thursday 27th June at 1.30pm, Howick College will be closing for students at 12.40pm next week on Thursday.   Buses will be arranged for 12.40pm on this Thursday.   There will be limited supervision available for students wishing to study in the Library from 12.40pm until 3.20pm.   There will be no Homework Club ... >>

Little Shop of Horrors Opening Night

Tuesday, 18 June 2019
It's the night we've all been waiting for, the culmination of weeks of auditions, rehearsals and hours of set and prop construction. It's the opening night of Howick College's major production for 2019, Little Shop of Horrors. It's not too late to come for tonight as there will be limited door sales from 6:15 pm. If you would like more information on ... >>

Planned Strike for Monday 17 June Cancelled

Thursday, 13 June 2019
We would like to advise parents and caregivers that the PPTA teachers' union has informed us that they have cancelled the regional strike planned for Monday 17th June, 2019.     Subsequently, Howick College will be open as normal on Monday for ALL STUDENTS.   The union have not announced if the planned rostering home action for Years 11 and 12 will still go ahead ... >>

Rostering Home for Year 10s on Tuesday 11 June is Cancelled

Friday, 7 June 2019
Owing to on-going negotiations between the teachers' union and the government, we have now been advised by the teacher's union that the planned rostering home of Year 10 students has been cancelled.   All Year 10 students should come to school next week every day as normal.   We apologise for any inconvenience caused by these changes but hope this means the negotiations are ... >>

Careers Evening - Wednesday 5 June

Tuesday, 4 June 2019
If you are still trying to decide what career path you want to take after leaving school, you won't want to miss tomorrow evening's  fantastic event. The ‘Expo” format means the representatives display informative stands and will be keen to have a personal chat to you, which should leave you feeling more confident about your future choices.   There will be a ... >>

Teacher Only Day this Friday, 31 May.

Thursday, 30 May 2019
 A reminder for all parents and caregivers that tomorrow, Friday 31 May, the school will be closed for a Teacher Only Day.

Rostering Home Industrial Action Begins Tuesday 4th June

Thursday, 30 May 2019
YR 9 STUDENTS TO STAY AT HOME ON TUESDAY 4th JUNE   Following the strike on May 29, an acceptable offer from the government has not materialise. Consequently, the PPTA teacher's union has informed us today their members will be engaging in rolling regional strikes and an action called "rostering home" to put further pressure on the government.    Rostering home is the commonly used term for ... >>

NCEA and NZ Scholarship Fees Removed

Thursday, 23 May 2019
  The Minister of Education has announced that families of all New Zealand domestic secondary students will no longer have to pay fees to enter NCEA and New Zealand Scholarship.   We will no longer collect any further NCEA fees from domestic students, however International students are still required to pay NCEA fees.    Please refer to the following website for details    Any fees already ... >>

National Teachers Strike - Wednesday 29th May

Monday, 20 May 2019
 As parents you may be aware that the teaching unions have called a national strike on May 29th, 2019.   As over two thirds of our teaching staff are in the union and there will be insufficient staff numbers to safely supervise students, the Howick College Board of Trustees has made the decision to close the school for instruction on this day.   We apologise for any inconvenience ... >>

Pink Shirt Day - Friday 17 May

Thursday, 16 May 2019
Pink Shirt Day is a global event that supports diversity and aims to create environments where all people can feel safe, valued and respected and each year, Howick College students and staff proudly wear pink to make a stand against bullying.   This a free mufti day for all those wearing a pink shirt or a MAJOR item of pink clothing. ... >>

Homework & Tutoring Centre

Tuesday, 7 May 2019
HOMEWORK & TUTORING CENTRE    This term, the Howick College Academic Council has started tutoring and homework centres for students of all ages and abilities.   Students can either go to the T10 Homework Centre if they need a quiet study space or go to T9 if they would like to be tutored by a student tutor.   Tutoring is open to anyone needing regular help ... >>

Donations for Christchurch Mosque Families

Wednesday, 3 April 2019
The Howick College LEO club invites students and families to donate NON-PERISABLE FOOD & TOILETRIES for the families affected by the Christchurch Mosque tragedy.   Please leave all donations at the Student Office by Thursday 11 April. "He waka eke noa - We're all in this together."   *LEO is a wing of Lions International and the Howick College LEO Club liases with the Howick LIONS ... >>

Parent/Teacher Interviews - CODE: u37wn

Tuesday, 2 April 2019
 ROGRESS REPORTS are now available to download on Portal.  If you have forgotten your portal login please email:   PARENT/TEACHER INTERVIEWS - MONDAY 1 April (5-8pm) & WEDNESDAY 3 April (5-8pm) On Line Bookings opened Wednesday 27 March 2.00pm and will close Monday 1 April 12pm. They willl open again on Tuesday 2 April, 8.30 am until 12pm Wed 3 April.   To make a booking, please go to Enter School Code u37wn and click ... >>

Great Result for Howick College Rowing.

Monday, 11 March 2019
         Howick College Rowing had a spectacular weekend at the North Island Secondary School Championships on Lake Karapiro over the weekend. The U15 won SILVER and the Girls U18 Novice 4s won GOLD. Howick College placed 19th overall out of the 102 teams that competed. Well done to everyone who competed, your hard work and commitment has certainly paid off!    

Parent and Caregiver Information Evenings.

Thursday, 7 March 2019
We would like to thank the many parents and caregivers who came along to this week's information evenings. We have received a lot of positive feed back from parents who really enjoyed the opportunity to meet with key staff and learn more about how NCEA works, the school standards and expectatons, our approach to student welfare and pastoral care, subject ... >>

Staff vs 1st XI Cricket Match

Monday, 4 March 2019
Last Thursday saw 11 brave members of staff pit their cricketing skills against the Howick Collge 1st XI Cricket Team in the annual Staff vs Students match. It was a well fought out draw enjoyed by both teams, although one or two staff did look a little worse for wear the next day!

Teacher Only Day this Friday, 1st March.

Thursday, 28 February 2019
 A reminder to all parents and caregivers that tomorrow, Friday 1st March is a teacher only day.

Student ID Photos

Tuesday, 26 February 2019
 Photos will be taken on Wednesday 27th and Thursday 28th February. For more information please click here.

Important Information for Beachlands and Maraetai Bus Students

Friday, 22 February 2019
  We have contacted the Ministry of Education with regard to increasing the number of buses provided for our students as we consider that, based on our current roll, the number of buses provided is insufficient. In the meantime, we have arranged an additional bus to Beachlands for senior students on Wednesday afternoons at 2:20pm. We understand the issues regarding the Ministry supplied ... >>

Yr 9 and New Students Family Picnic & Parent Information Evening

Friday, 15 February 2019
Howick College warmly invites all parents, families and students of Year 9, and any students and families new to Howick College, to join us at our annual Family Picnic on Thursday 21 February.  We strongly encourage all our Year 9 families and any families new to the College to attend this event for an opportunity to meet other parents, the Year ... >>

Viewing 2019 Timetable

Tuesday, 29 January 2019
We look forward to welcoming back to the college all Year 10 to 13 students on Wednesday, January 30th 2019.   All timetables are now live through the portal for students to view. Please login to the Portal (via our website) using your network log in and password to check your timetable.   Any issues will be resolved when you return to school tomorrow.

Stationery for 2019

Wednesday, 23 January 2019
Stationery for all year levels will be available from Office Max either online, instore or by phone.    Please wait until your child receives their timetable on the first day of term 1, 2019 before making  stationery orders.    It is essential that all Yr 9-12 students have their computer device, refill and pens from day one of   the first week of school.   A computer device ... >>

Youthtown Condors Rugby Sevens Champions 2018

Wednesday, 5 December 2018
Congratulations to our Senior Girls Sevens, National Champions 2018! Although it was their first time competing in the finals, their focus and determination paid off as these outstanding players fought their way through the tournament with 6 wins and 184 points under their belts! They have now been invited to the Sanix tournament in Japan next year. Well done MVPs Teuila ... >>

Senior Course Confirmation and Week 1, 2019

Friday, 30 November 2018
Details for week 1, 2019 are available here

Oscars and Extra-Curricular Awards 2018

Monday, 26 November 2018
It was an evening of glitz and glamour at the recent Oscars Awards as we celebrated the talent, passion and dedication of students from the Performing Arts and various extra-curricular groups.   Held on Thursday 1st November at the Howick Club, the event was organised by the hard-working Arts Council and supported by our Arts Co-ordinator, Mrs Szopa. We would also like ... >>

Senior Honours 5th November 2018

Congratulations Inka Pleiss, Scholar of the Year 2018
Thursday, 22 November 2018
The Senior Honours ceremony recognises those students who have shown a high level of achievement in their academic, extra-curricular or service and leadership pursuits. They are honoured for their commitment to their learning and service to the school. Full lists of those students are available below.   Also announced at Senior Honours are the 2019 Head Boy and Head Girl and the ... >>


Wednesday, 21 November 2018
Students attending upcoming camps must dress warmly! With the current weather being wet and cold, having the correct gear can very quickly become the difference between an enjoyable camp experience and a not so enjoyable one.   Today, Assistant Principal Mr Thomas visited the yr 9 Bacot camp at Waharau and although things are going smoothly despite challenging weather conditions, he  witnessed ... >>


Wednesday, 21 November 2018
School will close at 12:00pm on Thursday 22nd November due to a PPTA union meeting. Please see below for the amended timetable.   Tutor 8:50 – 9:00 Period 1 9:00 – 9:40 (40 mins) Period 2 9:40 – 10:20 (40 mins) Interval 10:20 – 10:40 Period 3 10:40 – 11:20 (40 mins) Period 4 11:20 – 12:00 (40 mins)    

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

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 ... >>

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 ... >>

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!    

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 ... >>

Senior Honours 2017

Howick College Award recipients
The Senior Honours ceremony recognises those students who have shown a high level of achievement in their academic, extra-curricular or service and leadership pursuits. They are honoured for their commitment to their learning and service to the school community. Full lists of those students are available below.   Also announced at Senior Honours are the 2018 Head Boy and Head Girl, and ... >>

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 ... >>

Senior Honours Awards 2018

Howick College Award Recipients
The Senior Honours ceremony recognises those students who have shown a high level of achievement in their academic, extra-curricular or service and leadership pursuits. They are honoured for their commitment to their learning and service to the school. Full lists of those students are available below     Also announced at Senior Honours are the 2019 Head Boy and Head Girl and the ... >>

Appointment of Director of Community Development

  The Board of Trustees is pleased to announce the appointment of a new position at the college. As part of the Board of Trustees commitment to enhancing relationships and strengthening partnerships within the community, they have appointed Ms Jennifer Roshan to the position of Director of Community Development.     Ms Roshan has extensive and proven leadership in her previous roles, most recently at ... >>

Oscars and Extra-Curricular Awards 2018

The Oscars award ceremony is our annual celebration the Arts. This glamorous event provides the opportunity to recognise, through both nominations and awards, the talent and dedication of students from the performing arts and various extra-curricular groups.   Congratulations to the nominees and award winners, you are all stars!   Held at the Howick Club, the event was organised by the hard working Arts ... >>

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