At Havelock North High School

At HNHS we acknowledge the trend in leadership away from the authoritative model to one which recognises that all students have developing leadership qualities.

We also believe that leadership is an ongoing and developing process. Our concern with the authoritative model is that it often casts shadows over other students who may also have aspirations in this area.

As such, we encourage all of our students to develop the confidence to lead by working hard, showing initiative, and supporting others.

Instead of a small group of autonomous prefects, a number of student committees are responsible for various initiatives which contribute to the life of the school. Formal leadership positions are distributed amongst Year 13 House and Committee leaders, while all Year 13 students have the opportunity to be part of these committees as well as being part of the mentoring programme for our junior students.

Greg Fenton