Sponsor a Seat

...in our new Havelock North High School Auditorium

We are reaching out to members of our current and past school community with a very special opportunity - to help make magic at Havelock North High School.

Havelock North High School has a long and proud history of excellence in the arts. We are also noted for our academic and sporting achievement, and often offer our school as a venue for community events, ceremonies and meetings.

As you may be aware, the school has embarked on a project to completely overhaul our dilapidated auditorium. Building work on a modern, elegant 250-seat auditorium to amply meet the requirements of a contemporary school and community begins in 2024. This beautiful space will include theatre-style seating, a reception and foyer area, large stage and state-of-the-art acoustics that will, I am certain, do our school and community proud.



Largely, this project is funded by the Ministry of Education, but with the delays of the pandemic, along with rising building costs, we find ourselves facing a $500,000 budget shortfall.

To help us raise some of the funding required to proceed with these exciting plans, we are now offering, for a limited time, the opportunity to sponsor a seat in our brand new auditorium.

Each seat can be sponsored for a tax deductible donation of $1000.

Your name, a student’s name, company name, or other wording of your choice (subject to space and school approval) will feature on a plaque mounted on the rear of each seat. Or, you may choose to sponsor an entire row – a fitting representation of your ongoing support of our wonderful school and its rich talent.

To make your contribution and claim a seat, click the button above. You will be taken to a secure payment site to make your donation. All donations are tax deductible and receipts will be issued.


You may choose to sponsor a row, or donate in another way. We have plenty of larger opportunities available to partner with leading individuals and businesses within our community, representing them in an appropriate manner within our school auditorium.

If you would be interested in supporting our auditorium project in a more significant way, for instance as a naming rights sponsor or as part of our major sponsors board, please contact me directly on wlt@hnhs.school.nz - I’d be delighted to hear from you.

We are incredibly grateful for the ongoing support of our school whānau and closeknit Havelock North community and are really excited to see our auditorium come to life. It’s going to be a fantastic asset to our school for many, many years to come.  

Thank you for your consideration.

Ngā mihi nui,

Joel Wilton