Clay Target Shooting Champion

Wednesday, 18 October 2017
Congratulations to Sean McGrath who recently collected a haul of medals at the National Clay Target Shooting championships - nine in total!   Wonderful work from a dedicated sportsman!

Board of Trustees Election

Tuesday, 17 October 2017
Nominations are invited for the election of THREE parent representatives to the Board of Trustees.   A nomination form and a copy of this notice will be posted to all eligible voters. Additional nomination forms can be obtained from the school office.   Nominations close at noon on Friday 17 November 2017 and may be accompanied by a candidate's statement.   The voting roll is open for ... >>

Student Trustee Election

Wednesday, 13 September 2017
Congratulations to Connor Nelson who has been elected by the student body as their representative on the school's Board of Trustees for 2018.

NZQA Fee Payment

Monday, 11 September 2017
Please note: the school is no longer taking payment for NZQA entry fees. Any outstanding payments will need to be made directly to NZQA. Information about fee payments can be found here:

Community of Learning Launch

Wednesday, 6 September 2017
Educators from the local area gathered at Howick College to celebrate the launch of the Howick Coast Community of Learning. This collaborative group of schools includes aroud 4000 students from Howick College, Botany Downs School, Clevedon School, Howick Intermediate, Howick Primary, Maraetai Beach School and Beachlands School.   Our visitors were welcomed by the kapa haka group and entertained by the Orchestra. ... >>

French Speech Winner

Tuesday, 5 September 2017
Congratulations to Year 9 student Hannah Milo who recently WON the East Zone French Speech competition. Her speech was in the form of a poem and she made a big impression with the judges with her French language skills.   A very big merci to Madame Granat for supporting and encouraging our students and giving them the opportunity to test their French ... >>

Double GOLD Champ

Monday, 4 September 2017
Congratulations to Levi Shearer on his multiple medal haul at the recent Para Table Tennis Nationals: GOLD - Class Challenge GOLD - Novice (1st year) SILVER - Doubles BRONZE - Ambulant Class   A wonderful achievement!

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 ... >>

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 ... >>

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.

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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