Howick Intermediate's top scientists had a successful trip the NIWA South and East Auckland Science and Technology Fair.
Our eight students competed in three categories (Living World, Physical and Material World and Environmental Science) where they presented their boards and answered the judge's questions about their projects. We are very proud of everyone, but special congratulations go to the following students who placed in their categories:
Third place in Environmental Science, Planet Earth and Beyond
Howick Intermediate competed in the South Eastern Zone Table Tennis competition on Thursday 7 July.
Our team of 10 boys were stunned to walk into the venue and be faced with a hall of approx 20 table tennis tables. It didn't take them long to work out where they had to be and who their opponents were. For most students it was their first ever table tennis competition and they all set out to have fun.
We didn't win any medals but we won wholeheartedly with our fantastic sportsmanship, encouragement of each other, fair umpiring of games and enthusiasm to join in our set matches and also the Around the World games.
Inspired by the knowledge of what it takes to be a top table tennis player, our team is determined to be back next year.
Thank you to all our parent helpers, your support is much appreciated.
Two opportunities are available for students through the East Auckland Table Tennis Club who are interested in playing table tennis regularly:
1. Wednesday evenings at the Pakuranga Community hall 7.00 - 9.15pm, cost $7.00 a session
2. The chance to play in a school team on Wednesday afternoons from 3.45 -- 6.00pm.
Please see Mrs Hensley in Room 6 for more detail about either of these opportunities, or email her at
After years of absence from the Gymnastics scene, Howick Intermediate is back in full force.
Sixteen talented gymnasts represented our school on Tuesday 5 July. The girls looked smart in their brand new skorts, singlets and ribbons in their hair.
For weeks they have practiced their ability to do a proper vault, floor and beam routine. Their eagerness to learn and achieve was visible in their dedication. Not once did they need a reminder to come to the hall for practise.
Congratulation to Pia MacLaren who achieved the highest score of our gymnasts, followed closely by Paige Jealevich and Georgia Papprill.
“I really enjoyed the experience of competing in a proper gymnastics competition. I especially enjoyed watching my team members and cheering them on.” - Katya
“It was a great experience.” - Pia
“It was a real privilege for me to be part of a HIS team, competing against other schools”. - Mia
“I loved competing, because it was fun and I learned to stay calm when it was hard.” - Georgia
On Wednesday 6 July we celebrated the achievement of 12 high performing students.
Achievements from a wide range of areas were recognised. This reflected the value we place on talent, not only in mathematics and English, but also in science and technology, the Arts and sport. The awards also reflected the emphasis we place on active citizenship and a commitment to service to the school and wider community.
The breakfast provided a wonderful opportunity to share these achievements with parents.
A huge congratulations to the following students:
We look forward to our Achievers' breakfast towards the end of the year.