Education & Schooling

Education is an extremely important to the Havelock North landscape and it is home to some of New Zealand’s best schools, both public and private.

Not only does the education sector bring people to the Bay, but it is also the largest employer in the district.

Havelock North has a reputation for its boarding schools. Woodford House and Iona College (girls’) and Hereworth (boys’) boarding schools have impressive park-like settings and grand old buildings in the tradition of the public schools of England.

Havelock North High School, Havelock’s state secondary school, has the reputation of being one of the best co-ed schools in the country with a high level of academic, cultural and sporting achievement.