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.

Information sharing

Face to face information and discussion sessions

In May 2018 the Ministry ran drop-in sessions in Havelock North, Clive, Haumoana and Waimarama.  The purpose of these sessions was for people to learn more about what the current education offerings are and future growth development. 

Online survey

The Ministry will send out an online survey for the sector and wider community to have their say on what they would like considered in the future strategy.  The survey will be distributed widely, and will be developed with the reference group members.

Consultation papers

Current Education Provision

Predicted Future Growth

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.

Reference group

The composition of the reference group was based on feedback from the engagement sessions held in March.  The members were nominated by the organisations they represent.

The group is chaired by Geraldine Travers who is a Hastings District Councillor for Hastings/Havelock North, MNZM and JP.  

The group is made up of representatives from the following professional associations who have a range of skills and experience. 

  • Hastings District Council – Cr Geraldine Travers (Chair)
  • Ngati Kahungunu Iwi Inc – Myra Barber
  • Heretaunga Kindergarten Association – Fiona Mason (General Manager)
  • Hawke’s Bay Primary Principals’ Association representative – Maurice Rehu (President) and Principal of Irongate School
  • Hawke’s Bay Secondary Schools Principals’ Association representative – Daniel Murfitt (William Colenso College Principal)              

Reference group member profiles

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

The next step in the engagement phase is the distribution of the online survey.





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