About us


Howick itself is named after Viscount Howick, who was the Secretary for the Colonies in the British Parliament. The suburb was established in 1847 as a Fencible settlement, where soldiers were given land with the implied understanding that in wartime, they would be raised as units to defend it. 

The village of Howick was developed as a service centre for the prosperous farming community  and the wider Howick area has experienced rapid growth and significant urban development in recent decades.


Howick College

Howick College is a multicultural co-educational secondary school with a proud reputation for delivering quality education.

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Established in 1974 on its present site in the suburb of Cockle Bay, Howick College is a dynamic and future-focussed school that explores opportunities to engage students and  remain relevant and in a rapidly changing society.

Our dedicated staff are committed to providing our students with the skills and knowledge that will enable them to to be the best they can be. In conjunction with our  innovative teaching programmes, our core values of courtesy, commitment, curiosity and courage strengthen our students’ character and self-efficacy. As a result, we enjoy high standards of student conduct and behaviour throughout our learning community.

Maraetai Beach School

Maraetai Beach School has been educating children in Maraetai since 1879. 

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The school sits on the headland above Te Pene Point – an area of significance to Nga Tai ki Tamaki. From this position our school looks out over the safe waters of Maraetai, to the islands of the Hauraki Gulf. We are lucky to be surrounded by beautiful beaches and regional parks. 

Howick Intermediate School

Howick Intermediate is a co-educational school. We cater for students in the middle years of schooling (11 – 13 years old). 

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We have a rich heritage and a long tradition of educating highly achieving students who go on to have a positive impact on both the local and international community.

Botany Downs Primary School

Botany Downs Primary prides itself on being a community school (Years 0-6) where delightful children,

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quality teaching and support staff, and extremely supportive parents work together to achieve success for all our students.  We treasure the family feel of our school.

Our aim is to provide opportunities for our students to become independent learners within a safe and caring environment.   We offer additional programmes for English Second Language students, additional curriculum support in Reading Recovery, Rainbow Reading, gifted and talented, music lessons, choir and kapahaka, and a variety of clubs and sports.

We encourage you to become involved in our school, and to work with us to ensure the best possible education for your child.

Clevedon School

Clevedon School is a Decile 9 primary school catering for children from Year 1-8. 

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The school is situated in an attractive, country setting 15km from Manukau City. We passionately value our long history of more than 150 years, our traditions and unique rural character.

Clevedon School is a vibrant learning community in the fullest sense. We encourage our learners, both students and adults, to demonstrate our PRIDE values (Passion, Respect, Integrity, Diversity and Empathy) in all that they do.

We are a busy school with a variety of opportunities available for students in sports, the arts, and education outside the classroom and through special events. The school is the ‘heart’ of the Clevedon community and provides for its learners through a wide range of rich learning opportunities.

We believe that our learning environment well and truly prepares our students for their future as 21st century life long learners.

Howick Primary School

Howick Primary School is one of the best kept secrets of the Eastern suburbs area.

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We are the original primary school that began in Howick area, way back in 1937 and recently we celebrated 50 years since the school was established on our current site. A fantastic cause for celebration.

Students have always been at the heart of Howick Primary School. Student learning, student voice and student agency are our passions. Student agency is about giving our students the power to act, to be enabled learners who feel connected to school life and are respected.  To achieve this we focus on student rights. The right to be heard, the right to personalised learning and the right to a comprehensive, future-focused curriculum.

At Howick Primary School, our students are challenged, supported and inspired by a broad and far-reaching concept-based curriculum that is rich in Literacy, the Arts, Science and Technology, Mathematics, and Physical Education and underpinned by effective E-Learning practice.  We believe passionately in a rich schooling experience for our students.  Our team of amazing teachers, learning specialists, support staff, committed Board of Trustees and dedictated Parent/Teacher Association are single-minded in our desire to see every student reach their potential.

Brookby Primary School

Brookby School is situated in the beautiful Brookby Valley, South Auckland. 

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Established in 1875 we value our long history, our traditions, and unique rural character.  

While acknowledging and valuing our history we foster a sense of pride in belonging to our Brookby School community and encourage our learners to demonstrate our CARE values (Citizenship, Accountability, Respect and Excellence) in all that they do.

At Brookby we focus on high quality teaching and learning where literacy and numeracy remain the foundation to all learning areas. Learning through digital technologies enhances learning, enabling all stakeholders to become active connected, digital citizens.

A special feature of our school is the annual Agriculture (Ag) Day where our unique rural character is celebrated.


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Howick, Auckland