Aim to excel - Whaia te iti kahurangi

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


We cater to a diverse school population by offering a wide variety of academic courses and multi-level programmes. With a roll of approximately one thousand students, we have the ability to offer intensive competition and a wide range of academic, cultural and sporting challenges.
This school encourages students to maintain high standards and expectations of themselves.  We offer a positive and enabling school environment that values citizenship, leadership and achievement.   Havelock North High School is 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 the school has established. 

It is our vision to provide the widest variety of opportunities to 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 and 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.