Welcome from Our Principal

I feel very privileged to be the newly appointed principal of Howick Intermediate School. Our vision is for Howick to be “a school of excellence where every person is enabled to succeed in a safe, happy and stimulating environment”. We place an emphasis on virtues and are purposefully fostering a positive school culture and strong identity. As an inclusive school our goal is for every student to feel a sense of belonging at Howick.

We proudly say: ‘At Howick we thrive on PRAISE’ - Perseverance, Respect, Attitude, Integrity, Service and Excellence are the hallmarks of success and we make these key features of our school. As a school we will continue with this journey and I have the upmost belief that Howick will continue to thrive and go from strength to strength.

As a school we have high expectations for all at Howick Intermediate. We want our students to achieve to the best of their ability. We wear our uniform with pride and have clear expectations for the students’ ability to manage themselves and their conduct.

We are developing future leaders who will be well equipped academically, socially, emotionally and physically for what lies ahead. Our goal is to ensure Howick Intermediate students are creative and critical thinkers and confident global citizens.

Our school has a future-focused curriculum and a clear graduate profile which includes the attributes that we endeavour to develop in our students. We work in a digital environment where students are able to use technology to collaborate, problem solve and connect locally, nationally and internationally. We have a specialist programme that is developed with a transdisciplinary approach and includes; Performing and Visual Arts, Hard Materials and Design, Food Technology and Hospitality and a coding, robotics, technology class that we call DigiSTEM.

We value our partnership with parents and are committed to working with you to ensure the best outcomes for our students. Our parents, whanau and community are welcome in our school and we actively encourage involvement in school life.

We look forward to a positive and happy association with you, your child and your family.

Sara Pickering