Future Schooling Provision – Havelock North and surrounding area

In recent years there has been significant population growth within the Havelock North and surrounding area with further urban development planned.

The Ministry has recently installed extra classrooms within the local schooling network but we need a longer-term view to assess what the likely effects of future growth may be on the wider Havelock North area.

Before we develop the strategy, we want to hear what you have to say about education needs in this area. The discussion is not restricted to just property related matters but includes among other things, how students access the local schooling network and what educational choices are available to them.

Face to face information and discussion sessions

The Ministry of Education would like to keep you up to date and hear your ideas about the development of a future educational strategy for Havelock North and surrounding areas.

We invite you to come along to these “drop in” sessions to learn more about what the current education offerings are and future growth development. 

We would also like to hear your ideas on what some of the great things are that are happening within education and what potential changes you would like considered in the future strategy.

You can submit your ideas and thoughts by:

  • Completing the Feedback form below and sending it to HBArea.Strategy@education.govt.nz or
  • Completing the Feedback form at one of the “drop in” sessions or at the Havelock North Library display until 11th May.

Feedback Form for face to face sessions [DOCX, 125 KB]


Let's talk education bubbles.

Details for the upcoming sessions in your community are listed below.





Havelock North

1 May 

9 May 


10am – 2pm
5pm – 7pm

Lantern Gallery, Havelock North Function Centre


15 May


Waimārama School


16 May


Haumoana School


17 May 


Clive School

If you can't come to a face to face session, you can view some of the information at the Havelock North Library from 30 April to 11 May.

You can also view the information that will be on display during these sessions below.

Current Education Provision:

Predicted Future Growth

Online survey

The next step following the face to face sessions is developing an online survey for the sector and wider community.  We anticipate the survey will be available in late August 2018.  The survey will be distributed electronically via various channels to ensure everyone has a chance to participate.

Background information

In November 2017 the local Ministry of Education office initiated the Havelock North Area Strategy in response to anticipated population growth. The review will assess the medium and long term population growth and whether the existing network of schools could accommodate this growth.

The strategy will consider all children and young people living within Havelock North and the surrounding area including the settlements of Clive, Haumoana and Waimārama.

Map of area included in scope of the strategy

The outcome of the strategy is to consider what property and organisational changes may be needed to support a quality education in the future.

Education Services in Havelock North and surrounding areas

There are 37 early learning providers in the area offering a range of services from 0-6 years. There are also eleven schools in the area, including state, state integrated, private and single sex schools.

School Name



Clive School

Contributing (Yr 1-6)


Haumoana School

Contributing (Yr 1-6)


Hereworth School

Full Primary (Yr 1-8)


Havelock North Intermediate

Intermediate (Yr 7-8)


Havelock North High School

Secondary (Yr 9-13)


Havelock North Primary School

Contributing (Yr 1-6)


Iona College

Secondary (Yr 7-13)

State Integrated

Lucknow School

Contributing (Yr 1-6)


Te Mata School

Contributing (Yr 1-6)


Waimarama School

Contributing (Yr 1-6)


Woodford House

Secondary (Yr 7-13)

State Integrated

Developing the Educational Strategy

The first step in the process is the engagement phase, which will enable schools, organisations, interest groups and the wider community to submit their ideas on their aspirations for future education provision in the wider Havelock North area.

We recently held our first public and sector engagement sessions for the development of an Education Area Strategy for Havelock North. The purpose is to consider the medium and long-term population growth in Havelock North to ensure any future growth can be accommodated and support positive educational outcomes for children and young people.

There were two events held on Tuesday 27 March in Havelock North which were well attended with over 50 representatives from various schools, organisations and interest groups.

The Ministry presented a summary of the current patterns and trends and predicted future growth within the Strategy area to help inform discussion (Future Schooling Provision - 27 March [PDF, 2.2 MB]).

The purpose of the face to face sessions was to get a wide range of views represented to help us identify:

  • strengths and opportunities within the area
  • ways to engage with the wider community
  • the possible composition of a reference group.

The purpose of the Reference Group is to support the engagement process and to help formulate potential options for enhancing the educational offerings in the wider Havelock North network.

Based on the feedback from these hui, we have developed the following proposed engagement plan for the Havelock North Area Strategy.

Proposed engagement plan

The next step in the engagement phase is the face to face information and discussion sessions.



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