Child Wellbeing and Support

Student Wellbeing - Parent Support

At Howick Intermediate School student wellbeing is at the heart of everything we do. We strive to grow strong and resilient students who have a positive mindset about life and what is to come. They can set goals, overcome struggles and look forward to the future. As a result communication between parents and school is essential for student learning and wellbeing. At Howick Intermediate we understand that at times children can face challenging situations and as a parent you want the best for your child.

You can find below a list of support services that can help you care for your child in times of struggle and uncertainty.

Netsafe - Online Safety for New Zealand

Netsafe is New Zealand’s independent, non-profit online safety organisation. Taking a technology-positive approach to the challenges digital technology presents. Their parenting portal comes with a wealth of information about your young persons online life and how you can support them.

Parenting Place

Parenting place is a fantastic organisation who equip and encourage parents to grow great family relationships. Their website has links to a number of courses and also articles on issues that children face from infancy to adolescence.

Common Ground

Common Ground is a website for parents, whānau and friends – to recognise and understand the difficult situations that young people go through in their lives.

Parent Help

The Parent Helpline provides help to all parents no matter how big the issue. They offer their time, experience and knowledge to supporting families throughout New Zealand.


Youthline services are available for parents and family members supporting young people. If you cannot find what you are looking for on their website they are more than happy to point you in the right direction.