At Havelock North High School

At HNHS we acknowledge the trend in leadership away from the authoritative model to one which recognises that all students have developing leadership qualities.

At Havelock North High School, we acknowledge the trend away from an authoritative model of student leadership to one which recognises that all students have developing leadership qualities.  We also believe that school is a place where every student should have the opportunity to develop their leadership capacity.  Our vertical form class and house structure supports students to develop a strong sense of citizenship and to demonstrate leadership amongst their peers.  This extends to the many leadership positions that exist within the extensive extra-curricular programme that is on offer to every student. 

Instead of a small group of autonomous prefects, our Year 13 leadership model includes Head Students, House Leaders, and ten Year 13 Committees.  Through these roles, every Year 13 student has the opportunity to shape the culture of Havelock North High School and develop as a young leader.


Joel Wilton


Head Students 2024

Head Boy

Austen Jones

Head Girl

Ariana Walker

Board of Trustees Student Representative

Jess Mill


Year 13 House Leaders

Kauri House Leaders

Emmanuel Littley-Va’asili (Deputy), Luchia Wynne-Lewis (Deputy)

Ruby Langford, Jasper Betty

Miro House Leaders

Oscar Holm, Molly Simon

Olivia Walter (Deputy), Lawson Lambert (Deputy)

Rata House Leaders

Quinn O’Reilly, Sydney Grant-Smith

Tayla Hook (Deputy), Nicolas Sherratt (Deputy)

Tainui House Leaders

Josh Folkers , Akua Amponsaa Tabi-Amponsah

Lacey Strawbridge (Deputy),  Charlie Hooper (Deputy)

Year 13 Committee Leaders

Academic Committee

Aaron Howton &

Monet Maugham

Community Services Committee

Thomas O’Meara &

Olivia Walters

Cultural Committee

Gus Klingender &

Alexis Ormond

Environmental Committee

Zoe Solomon &

Martelize Nel

Hauora Committee

Bella Guilford &

Kylie Le Roux

International Committee

Aston Evans-Parkes &

Becs Cadenhead

SADD Committee

Liam Rae &

Shanara Brightwell

School Services Committee

Piper Burroughs &

Molly Greatholder

Sports Committee

Alex West &

Nathan Rae

Taiohi Tū Committee

Jonty Loza &

Ella White

Year 9 and 10 Diploma

Year 9 and 10 students work towards the Year 9 and 10 Diploma throughout their first two years at Havelock North High School.  The diplomas encourage students to be well-rounded and to make the most of every opportunity on offer at the school.  Students interested in developing their leadership capacity are encouraged to strive towards achieving a full diploma in their junior years.

The six arms that students work towards are:

  • Personal Organisation
  • Personal Responsibility
  • Sporting Involvement
  • Cultural Involvement
  • Form Class and Community Involvement
  • House Support

The diploma is personalised and reflects the number of areas in which each student has reached the required standard.