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 3.
Monday 20th July - Friday 25th September

Upcoming Events

Return to school
Monday 20th July
Week 2 

Te Wiki O Te Reo Maori
Maori Language Week
Monday 27th July - Sunday 2nd August
Tueday 28th July
Ronald McDonald Safety Show
 9am - 10am
NED Show
1pm - 2pm
Week 3
Tuesday 4th August
Safe2School - AT Road Safety Exhibition.
Week 4
Wednesday 12th
Photolife - School Photos
Week 5
Friday  21st August
Seniors Star Dome Trip.
Red Nose Day
Week 6
Friday 28th August
Daffodil Day
We have daffodils at the school office
in support of Daffodil Day and
the Cancer Foundation.
Week 7
Asthma Awareness Week
Monday 31st August - Sunday 6th September
Tuesday 1st September
Random Act Of Kindness Day
Week 8
Monday 7th September
Values Show - 10.30am
$2.50 koha
Week 9
Conservation Week
Saturday 12th September - Saturday 19th September
Keep NZ Beautiful Clean Up Week
Monday 14th September -  Sunday 20th September
Friday 18th September
Rangeview Leadership Day
Week 10
Deaf Awareness Week
Monday 21st September - Sunday 27th September 
Wednesday 23rd September
Junior School MOTAT Trip.
Leaving at 8.30am.
Friday 25th September