Havelock North and surrounding area — Future schooling provision

We're consulting on a strategy to address the effects of future population growth on the Havelock North area schooling network. You can have your say through our online survey, which closes on 3 December 2018.

Havelock North Area Strategy

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

In November 2017, the Ministry of Education initiated the Havelock North Area Strategy in response to anticipated population 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 the area included in the scope of the Havelock North Area Strategy (external link)

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

Our review process

We're currently reviewing medium and long-term population growth, and whether the existing network of schools can accommodation this growth.

The first step is an engagement phase to 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 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:

  • how students access the local schooling network, and
  • what educational choices are available to them.

Have your say

Our online survey is now open, and closes on 3 December 2018.

We want to hear what you have to say about schools in your community, and welcome feedback from everyone – whānau, students, educators, local iwi, and board of trustee members.

Havelock North Area Strategy online survey (external link)

Background documents

Overview — Current Education Provision [PDF, 751 KB]

Future Urban Development — Heretaunga Plains Urban Development Strategy (external link)

Hastings/Havelock North Area Long Term School-Age Population Growth Projections 2018-2038 [PDF, 845 KB]

Projected Population Change (by Area Unit) for children and young people aged 5-19 years (2018-2028) (external link)

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 11 schools in the area, including state, state integrated, private and single sex schools.

Map of Havelock North Village showing the location of local schools and early learning services

Different types of primary and intermediate schools in New Zealand (external link)


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

Our engagement process

We've held our first public and sector engagement sessions for the development of an Education Area Strategy for Havelock North.

The purpose was 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 2 events held on Tuesday 27 March 2018 in Havelock North attended by more than 50 representatives from 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

Presentation — Future Schooling Provision, 27 March 2018 [PDF, 2.2 MB]

The purpose of the sessions was to gather a wide representation of views to help us identify:

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

Havelock North Area Strategy Reference Group

A Reference Group was established to support the engagement process and to help formulate potential options to enhance the educational offerings in the wider Havelock North network.

The composition of the Reference Group was based on feedback from the sessions held in March 2018. The members were nominated by the organisations they represent.

The group is chaired by Geraldine Travers, a Hastings District Councillor for Hastings/Havelock North, MNZM and JP. The other members of the Reference Group are:

  • 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)              

Havelock North Area Strategy Reference Group member profiles
Terms of reference — Future Schooling Provision Havelock North and surrounding area Reference Group [PDF, 285 KB]

Face-to-face sessions

In May 2018 we ran drop-in sessions in Havelock North, Clive, Haumoana and Waimarama. The purpose was for people to learn more about:

  • what the current education offerings are, and
  • future growth development. 

Engagement plan

Based on the feedback from these hui, we've developed the Havelock North Area Strategy Engagement Plan.

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