Nau mai, hāere mai
e te manuhiri tūārangi
ki te whare Kura o te Hoiere 

  • dress up
  • festival
  • swing
  • seesaw
  • kaituna
  • working
  • slide home8
  • tents
  • Waitaria tri
  • swimming
  • top team
  • kids can cook
  • slide home20
  • gold panning

Welcome to Havelock School


Nau mai, hāere mai e te manuhiri tūārangi ki te Whare Kura o te Hoiere

Welcome visitors from afar to Havelock School. The students, parents, trustees and staff hope your association with Havelock School will be a rewarding and pleasant experience.

The campus upon which Havelock School is sited today was once the grounds of Brownlee Park - across the street from the building where Lord Rutherford and Dr Pickering were taught. Extensive grounds remain a feature of the school and create an attractive learning environment for the community's youngsters.

Murals on the exterior of the classrooms represent significant aspects of Havelock's history. One is of two dolphins leaping exuberantly from the water. The double dolphin has been adopted as the school's logo and apart from its association with the local legend of Pelorus Jack, it also represents a spirit of co-operation. It symbolises the familial care dolphins are recognised as having for each other. If a student has a problem then a bigger 'dolphin' can be expected to help them with it, and vice-versa if need be. "That spirit of whanau and belonging is really important to us."

Havelock School has enjoyed significant gains from the efforts of parents and the community in general over the years. The ideal environment and facilities available today reflect the great commitment and stewardship dating from 1861.

Beyond Havelock

A high level of community support is enjoyed by the school and pupils are regularly away on outings locally, within the top of the South and longer excursions to Wellington and camps in the Sounds and the Abel Tasman National Park. These experiences - also widened by connections to the world through the internet - are vital to another of the school's philosophies. "We try to encourage children to have a glimpse of the world beyond Havelock."

It is important children growing up in smaller areas are not overawed by the thought of leaving to pursue educational options and careers in larger centres further afield. And if the experiences of its two pioneering scientists are anything to go by, it would seem there's nothing stopping Havelock students from reaching for the cosmos within and beyond.



Our Vision

The collective vision is to provide a safe and nurturing primary learning community where trustees, parents, staff and pupils work together as a team, where equal opportunities are provided and success is enjoyed by all, where individuals are valued and learning for personal development as well as academic attainment is promoted, dual heritage celebrated and learning valued as a process that is both life-long and life-giving.

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Our Values

The double dolphin exemplifies the value of consideration for others promoted in our school - the bigs nurturing the littles. Students have the task early each year to examine these concepts as each, individually and collectively, determine how their behaviour can be based on values articulated by their community both within and beyond the school, and options chosen.

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Our Mission

Mauri Ora na Akoranga ~ Learning for Life


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