Howick Primary School is a decile 8, urban primary school in East Auckland which features vast and picturesque grounds. It is comprised of over 300 students from Year 1 to Year 6 and includes a two-classroom Montessori Academy, which caters for students from age 6 to 11.
HPS is located 1.2 kilometres from the centre of popular Howick Village. It was established on Willoughby Avenue approximately 50 years ago after moving from the original school site on the corner of Botany road and Howick/Pakuranga Highway, which is currently occupied by Howick Intermediate School.
HPS is well equipped with 16 classrooms, swimming pool, library, hall, teacher resource centre, professional learning and development room, language room, reading recovery room, school office, senior and junior playground areas, and a sandpit.
HPS has recently benefitted from the School Network Upgrade Project and has been fitted with comprehensive wireless capability across the school. 8 classrooms are being fitted with interactive projectors and one of New Zealand’s leading e-learning guru’s is engaged to lead professional learning and work with students. HPS also benefits from 2 music specialists on staff, as well as a caretaker who is a qualified high school science teacher who also works in classrooms and with students on science and technology projects. HPS has a fulltime learning support teacher who oversees students with special needs as well as our gifted and talented students.
Education for Sustainability is a strong ethos at HPS and although in the early stages of development, leadership and community are keen to see HPS offer a Garden to Table programme within 3 years. An orchard, beehive and initial garden development is currently underway.