Student Support

Students' personal and social needs are met by our effective guidance and counselling system, through which we ensure that all students are individually assisted and supported to make the most of the opportunities offered at school. We go to considerable effort to give each student every chance to succeed.

A vibrant house and vertical form system provide students with a home base and sense of belonging in a busy school. Form Tutors and House Tutors are responsible for the welfare of the students in their care and they maintain a close liaison with home.

Regular reports are sent home to parents and parent-teacher consultation evenings are held throughout the year.  We welcome and encourage parents to contact us about their child's schooling.

Guidance Network​​​​​​​

Members of the Guidance Network are the deputy principals, Mr Sam Wallace and Miss Glenys Sparling-Fenton, the guidance counsellor, Ms Gaye Evans-Love, and house tutors: Mrs Emily Cargill (Kauri), Mrs Chloe Nowell-Usticke (Miro), Mrs Carla Millar (Rata) and Mr James Lloyd (Tainui).

Support for Parents​​​​​​​

​​​​​​​Parent Guide to Havelock North High School 2023

Parents are encouraged to be active participants in the education of their children. The 2023 Parent Guide to HHNS contains a wealth of information and we encourage all parents to read through the document to get a better understanding of the systems in place at Havelock North High School

Parent Guide to The Developing Responsible Teenagers is a helpful document containing information relating to issues that parents may face with their teenagers during their time at secondary school.  

We hope that parents find both of these documents useful and welcome contact at any time. 

Te Waka Awhina Committee​​​​​​

The Te Waka Awhina Committee looks after and promotes the interests of Māori students and whānau.  The committee is made up of staff members who regularly consult and meet with students and whānau.  Tasks include the development of policies to support Māori education in Havelock North High School, the gathering of data about Māori educational achievement, implementation of school goals around Māori educational achievement, and consultation with whānau.​​​​​​​

If you would like to know more about the work of Te Waka Awhina then please contact any one of the following members of Te Waka Awhina through the school office.

Te Waka Awhina Committee Members

Warren Bird (Assistant Principal),

Kōkā Ripeka Hāpuku ( Te Reo Māori / Social Studies teacher)

Gaye Evans-Love (Guidance Counsellor)

Nicola Littley-Va'asili (English teacher/Head of Kauri House)

Tessa McSherry (Head of Art)

Chloe Nowell-Usticke ( Visual Art teacher)

Kaine Hokianga (Physical Education teacher)  

Andrea Wilson ( Cultural Coordinator)