Havelock North High School

Havelock North High School

Whaia te iti kahurangi – Aim to Excel




Established in 1975 Havelock North High School is a young, vibrant school which combines modernfacilities and a progressive education system with traditional values such as house spirit, school pride and high expectations of performance.

This school encourages, values and achieves success at every level. We are fortunate to be sited in a supportive community which has a clear understanding of the value of an excellent well-rounded education. The staff are well qualified, enthusiastic and committed. Teachers and students clearly enjoy the success and excellent reputation that this school has established.

It is our mission to place the widest variety of opportunities in front of every student. We combine this with the expectation of high standards of achievement in every activity provided. Our students consistently achieve among the top marks in national examinations and competitions. In music, art and drama, the school is accepted as a national leader. Our sports teams are well regarded for their high levels of performance and for their sportsmanship. This is a school to which students are proud to belong and in which parents can have every confidence.


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Encompass is a the Havelock North High School vision statement. The elements of Encompass describe the learning environment we strive to provide and the attributes that we endeavour for our staff and students:

  • Responsibility
  • Creativity
  • Respect
  • Archievment
  • Endeavour

International Students

Our international students add a cultural diversity to Havelock North High School. Our students mix with fee paying students from many countries: Japan, Germany, Korea, China, Brazil, Thailand and more. We welcome these students into our school and they soon embrace the “kiwi” lifestyle. Students enjoy education opportunities while attending Havelock North High School and living in beautiful Hawke’s Bay.

Our school is a co-educational modern school with a roll of 850 students. Our experienced staff offers a wide range of subjects to study. Our school sets the highest academic standards and students consistently achieve outstanding results in national examinations.

Students individual learning and English language needs will be met. Our international students find they excel at English on return to school in their own country.

Students have the opportunity to take part in a wide range of sporting and outdoor activities. Havelock North High School has an excellent reputation for music, drama and the arts.

Havelock North High School has agreed to observe and be bound by the Code of Practice for Pastoral Care of International Students, published by the Minister of Education.

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