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 Inspiring a Community of Passionate Learners       Whakamanawahia Tētehi Hapori O Ngā Ākonga Hihiri

Our History

Howick College is a state co-educational secondary School with students from Year 9 to Year 13. Established on its present site in the suburb of Cockle Bay, the College opened in February 1974 with Mr Don Ingham as the Founding Principal, 16 teaching staff and its first intake of 216 students in Year 9. In the short span of 45 years, the College has now grown to over 2,100 students and 200 staff.

The past four decades have seen significant changes in education, with the move to NCEA qualifications and the way technology is now integrated in the delivery of curriculum content to create innovative learning for our students.


Thousands of students have passed through our classrooms since we began our journey in education. We are very proud of their achievements and we are honoured to have some of their children and grandchildren with us today.

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