- School starts at 8:55am and finishes at 2:45pm. All children who arrive late to school must collect a late slip from the office.  All children leaving the school MUST be signed out at the office, they also must be accompanied by an adult. Children are not allowed to leave the school (during school hours) unsupervised.

- We have a School Uniform and EVERYONE is expected to wear it. HATS are compulsory in Terms 1 and 4. You can purchase these from the office.


Our school has been open since 1874 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.



Upcoming Events

Wednesday 13th August
TravelWise Walking Wednesday
Before School
(Event will occur every Wednesday)

Thursday 30th October
Maori Consultation Meeting

Friday 31st October
Heores & Villains Disco
6:00pm - 8:00pm

Thursday 13th November
School Crosscountry
Postponed until further notice

Wednesday 19th November
School Athletics

Tuesday 25th November
Inter-School Athletics
9:00am - 2:30pm

Thursday 18th December
End Of Term 4
8:55am - 2:45pm