Our school has been open since 1873 and it has a rich social and cultural background.  Children from many ethnic and socio-economic groups attend Henderson Primary School which makes our school an exciting and vibrant place to be.

We are committed to high academic standards and standards of student behaviour.  We expect that all students will achieve and we emphasize the teaching of literacy and numeracy.

At our school we focus on formative assessment teaching practices as the vehicle for effective learning. The main components of formative assessment are:

  • The active involvement of students in their own learning.
  • Sharing learning goals with students.
  • Involving students in self-assessment.
  • Effective questioning.
  • Providing effective feedback which leads to students recognising their next learning steps and how to take them.
  • Adjusting teaching to take account of the results of assessments.
  • Confidence that every pupil can improve.

We are a very well-resourced school.  We have a large library, an arts hall, gymnasium, swimming pool and extensive grounds.  Our staffs are very experienced and provide our students with a safe but challenging learning environment.

We believe a positive relationship between parents and school is essential to maximise the learning potential of the children.  Our teachers and staff are very approachable and we will do our best to welcome and assist you.


Lastly, recently we created a Facebook page to work in conjunction with this website to inform parents and the wider community of all school activities. Please 'LIKE' our page and don't forget to share with your family and friends.




Term Four

 Arataki Trip - Rm 1,2,4 and 10

Monday 17th October


Week 2 - Week 7

Labour Day

24th October - No School

Home School Partnership 

26th October at 2pm - Staffroom

23rd November at 2pm - Staffroom

Senior School - Rainbows End Trip

Friday 25th November

Multi Cultural Evening

Thursday 1st December 5.30pm-8pm

School Assemblies

Friday 21st October - 2pm - MC Rm 5

Friday 4th November - 2pm - MC Rm 4

Friday 18th November - 2pm - MC Rm 3

Friday 1st December - 2pm - MC Rm 2

School Prize Giving 

Wednesday 7th December 1.30pm

Westwave/ Tui Glen Trip

Wednesday 14th December

Juniors - 10am-12pm

Seniors - 12pm - 1.30pm

Appreciation Morning Tea

Thursday 15th December 10.30am

Last school Assembly of 2016.

Friday 16th December - 2pm