Howick College is a happy, innovative school which is firmly committed to providing the widest range of academic and co-curricular opportunities for all students. The pages of this site will give you details of many of these. We are committed to doing the best we can to meet individual needs in an environment which is caring and supportive so that our students enjoy their school experience while learning.
Our mission - inspiring a community of passionate learners - recognises the powerful impact we can have on one another. Those who are inspired will be the passionate ones who will influence others and make a difference. Inspiration is the key to awaken passion in learning, and in life; where there is passion, there is motivation to succeed.
Our collective aim is to inspire each other so teaching and learning is enjoyable, satisfying and most importantly, extremely rewarding for all.
In 2013 we had over 30 students who were either New Zealand or world champions or in a New Zealand or regional representative sports team.
We are one of only 3 Microsoft Pathfinder schools in New Zealand (2013) and are well known for innovative use of technology with three teachers having won national and/or world awards for the creative use of technology in teaching.
The school, established in 1974, has excellent facilities including a superb Library/Information centre, and new 'state of the art' Performing Arts area including a theatre drama and musics rooms, digital design rooms, music recording studios, many computer labs, gymnasiums, food technology rooms, metal, wood and electronics rooms, darkrooms,a dance studio and a practise restaurant.