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Howick Intermediate School

Intermediate (Years 7-8, approx age 11-12)

Howick Intermediate provides middle schooling for 11 to 13 year old students. Our emphasis is on excellence, a broad education and ensuring all students are enabled to succeed in a happy, safe and caring environment. Our school is located in Howick, East Auckland, and is close to beautiful beaches, modern malls and transport.

We are a well-established school with a proud history and a long tradition of highly achieving students who have gone on to have a positive impact on both the local and international community. Our broad, holistic education fosters positive virtues, inquiry, creativity, critical thinking and global citizenship.

School facilities include specialist and technology blocks, a large field equipped with a fitness circuit, a library and information centre and a school hall. We are the only intermediate (middle school) in the area with a swimming pool.

There are a wide range of sporting and cultural opportunities for students. Cultural festivals, as well as, performances by the choir, orchestra, jazz band and rock bands make our school dynamic and stimulating.We have full language immersion tuition and a graded specialist ESOL programme. Students also have opportunities to compete in international examinations.

There is a well-established learning pathway for students in the Howick area with many of our students going to either Macleans CollegeBotany Downs Secondary CollegeHowick College or Pakuranga College.

We have successfully catered for international students for many years and have a wealth of experience in this area. We are able to arrange accommodation with caring and supportive Howick homestay families. Parents are kept well informed about the academic progress and well being of their children. Please do not hesitate to contact us should you require further information or to download an International Enrolment Form please use this link.

Contact Howick Intermediate School
Physical address

15 Botany Road
Auckland 2010 Howick
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Phone numbers

09 534 3922
+64 9 534 3922

  • Number of students: 400
  • Male and Female

School features

  • Academic guidance
  • Accommodation advisory service
  • English language support
  • Homestay placement service
  • Wifi on campus


  • Homestay

Digital Learning


At Howick Intermediate we want students to be engaged in learning that is future-focused. Information and communication technology (ICT) and e-learning (learning supported or facilitated by ICT) are critical to ensuring they are enabled to do so. To find out more about digital learning at Howick Intermediate by following this link: http://howickint.school.nz/learning/digital-learning

Other Academic Programmes

International Competitions and Assessments for Schools

An opportunity for students to sit international exams in Digital Technologies, Science, Writing, Spelling, English and Mathematics.

Gifted Maths Programme

A programme for exceptionally able mathematicians, who will be exposed to a rich and varied maths programme.  This involves opportunities to  participate and compete in internal and external problem solving competition.

Gifted Literacy Programme

For high level literacy learning focussing on essay writing and responding critically to texts.  There is also an opportunity to participate in the annual Auckland wide Kids Lit Quiz. 

Academic Competitions

Speech Competition

Science Fair Competition

Debating Competition 

Mathex Competition

English Language Classes (ESOL)

Students with limited English receive specialist help from a fully registered teacher and assistant.  They are taught according to their English Language ability in small groups.

Technology and Specialist Programmes

Hard Materials and Design

Students’ work with wood, metal and digital technology to design and make projects in our purpose equipped facility.

Food Technology

Students make delicious treats in our equipped kitchens, while learning the importance of food preparation and healthy food options.

 Visual Art Programme

Students’ use a wide range of different media to sculpt, draw, paint, dye, build and mould projects. They also look at and model creations from famous artists.

 Music Programme

Students are invited to join a school band, choir or one of our small musical groups as well as regular class time teachings in our specialist music room.

Other Programmes

Aquatics Academy

Sports Academy

Education Outside The Classroom

School Camp

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