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 Three

 25th Aug - 01 Sept

Travel Wise Walking Time Zone

senior school with Mr French.

Friday 2nd Sept

Keith Tetzlaffs Farewell Assembly 

and Morning Tea 9.30am onwards

7th September - 12th Sept

Life Education Starts

8th Sept

Jump Rope for Heart

12th Sept

NZEI Paid Union Meeting

School closed for

instruction from 12.30pm.

14th Sept

Home/School Partnership


Friday 16th Sept

2pm School Assembly.

Friday 23rd Sept - Last day of term 3. School finishes normal time of 2.45pm.

Term 4 starts Monday 10th Oct.