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Friends of Howick Primary
Phone - (09) 534-6082  Email -

Welcome to Howick Primary School. We are very proud of our school, our culture and love sharing our learning experiences with students from around the world.  Find out how you can not only experience an excellent education at Howick Primary School, but also become part of the Howick Primary School family and experience life and learning in Auckland, New Zealand.

At Howick Primary School we offer:

  • Exceptional teaching staff who strive to build learning focused relationships
  • A strong ethic of care and generous hospitality
  • English language support from a trained teacher with ESOL qualifications from Auckland University.
  • Innovative and creative use of technology to support your child’s English development. This includes having a class blog to share learning with family overseas.
  • A true kiwi classroom experience
  • Opportunities to participate in cultural, music and sporting activities.

Feel free to download our International Student Prospectus.

International Student Code of Practice:
When students come to study in New Zealand, education providers have an important responsibility to ensure that those students are well informed, safe and properly cared for.
To support this, the New Zealand government has developed a Code of Practice for the Pastoral Care of International Students (the Code).
The Code is a document that provides a framework for service delivery by education providers and their agents to international students.
You can download a copy of The Code of Practice for Pastoral Care -Caring for International Students in following languages:
•    Japanese
•    Korean
•    Thai
•    Chinese
•    Arabic

International Student Opportunities:
At Howick Primary School we are proud to be able to offer International Students:
•    Long Term Placements
•    Short Term Placements
•    International Student Groups

Frequently asked questions:

Who do I contact about International Student Enrolments?
All our international students placements are made directly at the school.

Please contact Mrs Marsha Smith at

How many students are there in the whole school?
The school roll varies annually between 300 and 360 students.

Where is Howick Primary School?
We are located in East Auckland, New Zealand.

What extra programmes are there to help children learning English?
We run a full and varied ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) programme.

Who are the ESOL staff?
Mrs Samantha Dunn is a NZ trained teacher with many years classroom teaching experience. Our school leadership team has contacts that are able to assist in translation for our Chinese, Japanese,Korean, Afrikaans and Italian families.

Every effort is made to support families from other countries.

Please use this form to contact us and we will be in touch with you soon!!

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