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Child Wellbeing and Support

Student Wellbeing - Parent Support

At Howick Intermediate School student wellbeing is at the heart of everything we do. We strive to grow strong and resilient students who have a positive mindset about life and what is to come. They can set goals, overcome struggles and look forward to the future. As a result communication between parents and school is essential for student learning and wellbeing. At Howick Intermediate we understand that at times children can face challenging situations and as a parent you want the best for your child.

You can find below a list of support services that can help you care for your child in times of struggle and uncertainty.

Netsafe - Online Safety for New Zealand

Netsafe is New Zealand’s independent, non-profit online safety organisation. Taking a technology-positive approach to the challenges digital technology presents. Their parenting portal comes with a wealth of information about your young persons online life and how you can support them.

Parenting Place

Parenting place is a fantastic organisation who equip and encourage parents to grow great family relationships. Their website has links to a number of courses and also articles on issues that children face from infancy to adolescence.

Common Ground

Common Ground is a website for parents, whānau and friends – to recognise and understand the difficult situations that young people go through in their lives.

Parent Help

The Parent Helpline provides help to all parents no matter how big the issue. They offer their time, experience and knowledge to supporting families throughout New Zealand.


Youthline services are available for parents and family members supporting young people. If you cannot find what you are looking for on their website they are more than happy to point you in the right direction. 


Uniform & Stationery

Uniform & Stationery


Stationery packs are available from MySchool OfficeMax. The student stationery can also be purchased from any stationary shop of your choice. You can download a copy of the stationary list here. Please have stationery named and books covered, ready for use on day one.


The Howick Intermediate uniform is supplied by John Russell Schoolwear in Howick. We take a good deal of pride in the presentation of our students and appreciate your support in helping us to maintain the high standards that have been established. 

You can download a copy of the uniform price list with examples of acceptable footwear here.

  • Footwear

For summer (Term 1 and 4) students wear plain, flat black school sandals. For winter (Term 2 and 3), students wear leather lace-up or buckled school shoes (no sports, sneaker or skate style shoes and no flat pump/ballet/slip-on style shoes). In winter, girls wear long, knee length white socks and boys wear long, grey knee length socks with gold and burgundy stripes. Socks are expected to be worn pulled up.

  • Jewellery

A reminder that our policy stipulates one small plain stud in each ear lobe (no gems or colours). Other body piercing is not accepted unless for genuine religious or cultural reasons. A wristwatch may be worn.

  • Hair Styling

Hair is not to be coloured or dyed in any way, including extreme colouring, changing hair colour, streaks or patches of colour, and the use of hair styling products is not permitted. No shaving with designs in hair.  Hair over the collar or longer is expected to be tied back. Hair ties should be black, white or burgundy.

  • Make Up

Cosmetics are not to be worn to school.

  • Hats

Wearing the school hat is compulsory during Term 1 and 4.

  • School Jacket

The school jacket is an optional uniform item. It may be purchased to provide additional warmth.

  • Second-Hand Uniform

We hold one second-hand uniform sale annually. Traditionally this is held on the day after school closes for the year. More information is provided in our school newsletter closer to the time.