School History

Havelock North School – A Brief History:

1863          Havelock School (also known as Swithland) opened as a private boarding & day school.

1878          A new school is built on Te Mata Road (on site of the present library).

1878          First School Committee elected.

1923          School use of Havelock Baths in school time.

1927          School motto unveiled: “Fortiter Gerit Crucem” (He carries his cross bravely)

1945          Home & School Association formed.

1952          new junior school block (Rooms 1-5) opened on the present site.

1958          Te Mata School opened – 149 pupils transferred.

1963          Lucknow School opened – 120 pupils transferred.

1968          Anderson Park School opened.

1969          School hall built.

1969          Students watched the first man on the moon landing live on TV in the classroom.

1971          Official zoning to prevent overcrowding.

1972          New senior school block (Rooms 13 – 17 & Music Room) built.

1974          Havelock North Intermediate School opened – our first year as a Contributing School.

1975          Havelock North High School opened.

1976          Demolition of old school buildings on Te Mata Road.

1987          First computers introduced.

1989          First Board of Trustees elected.

1990          New school logo replaced former logo & motto.

2006          New library, audio-visual, ICT suite & resource room opened.

2008          School website goes online.

2010          New classroom block opened.

2017          Four new classrooms added