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Student Leadership

& Service

Service and leadership are significant aspects of student life at Howick College. We place a strong emphasis on the development and support of our young people to empower them to rise up as future leaders in our society.


Volunteering and community service engages students with both the school and wider community, creates strong personal connections and increases a sense of social awareness and responsibility.  Students at all year levels are encouraged to make a positive contribution to their community by identifying and addressing issues and inequalities.  By playing an active role in helping those who are most in need, students learn that as a collective they can make a real difference in the world.


Howick College has well established relationships with a number of charities and not-for-profit organisations. Our students are actively involved in charity fundraising, blood donation, environmental projects, and social causes. It is through these initiatives that students learn to appreciate the importance of service and contributing to the greater good.


By taking on the responsibility of leadership, students learn to become problem solvers who can drive student initiatives and events and act as role models of Howick College values and positive attitudes. Our student leadership team consists of our Head Students, House Leaders, Council Leaders and a Board of Trustees Student Representative. They receive leadership training and development and work closely with key College staff members to provide support for the wider student body and realise their vision for the College.

In addition to the six Houses, Howick College also has six Student Councils that oversee various portfolios. Students from all year levels are encouraged to join these Councils and assist with activities and events.

Cultural Council (TiC - Ms K Sarmiento)

  • Culture Club

  • Language Club

  • Kapa Haka Group

  • Pasifika Leadership Group


Pastoral Council (TiC - Ms A Marsick)

  • Student safety and well-being

  • Anti-bullying initiatives i.e. The Big Stand

  • Diversity Week

  • Pink Shirt Day


Sports Council (TiC - Mrs A Sotutu)

  • Assist with Athletics Day, Cross Country and Multi-Sports

  • Organise and run lunchtime recreational sports 

Academic Council (TiC - Mr L Doubleday)

  • Peer tutoring

  • Examination Preparation

  • Transition to NCEA

  • Student voice for initiative to raise achievement

  • Assist with Honours Awards


Arts Council (TiC - Ms D Szopa)

  • Front of house responsibilities for productions/recitals

  • Assist Arts Coordinator running extra-curricular clubs

  • Assist with Arts Awards


Community Council (TiC - Mrs N Sundrum)

  • World Vision 40 Hour Famine

  • Envirogroup

  • Blood Donation Drive

  • Leo Club (Lions) and Z Club (Zonta)

We encourage our students to value, serve and enrich their community, a philosophy that will stay with them throughout their lives.

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