COVID 19 Alert Level 3 advice for HPS whānau


From 6am Sunday 28 February Auckland is at Alert Level 3.

Tamariki/children of workers unable to have supervision at home may come to school. They need to bring their own food and drink bottle. School will be open for these tamariki from 8:45am to 2:45pm. Tamariki can wear mufti. Your child does not need to wear a face covering while at school. We will of course support them should they choose to do so.
The only entrance to school will be via Montel Ave. Please come to the office if you need to be onsite.
We are displaying QR code posters at our entrances and encouraging all of our community to download the NZ COVID Tracer App and use it if they come onsite
During level 3 our advice to whānau is to talk to your tamariki, play with your tamariki and enjoy this time together safely. We will not be engaging in any online learning over the next 72 hours. We will reassess this when more information is given to us and if a longer lockdown period is put in place. 
If you have any questions about our health and safety plan, or have a child who might be vulnerable to serious illness and would like to discuss a plan for them, please contact me by email tonyb@hendersonprimary.school.nz or 09 8389667. We will continue to be in touch with you and look forward to greeting all tamariki/children back to school as soon as possible. 

Kia noho haumaru/Stay safe

Tumuaki Tony       tonyb@hendersonprimary.school.nz 

Check out our At'Home Advice''and Educational Web Sites'links on our homepage for more information. Kia noho haumaru/Stay safe.

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Our vision is for our tamarki/students to...

Face the future with confidence!

Kia matakite! Kia māia! 


by...being creative, confident, connected, actively involved lifelong learners.

...seizing the opportunities provided by new knowledge and technologies.

...recognising Pakeha and Māori as full Treaty partners and value all cultures for the contributions they bring.

...developing the values, knowledge and competencies needed to live full and satisfying lives.


The school vision is aligned to the school’s values. There is an expectation that the school and school’s community work together, fostering and promoting the school’s vision and values to build and sustain a community of Henderson Learners.

We value our students, parents/whānau and staff. We all strive to be WARM hearted:

          Work hard (Pakeke mahi)

          Act safely (Mahi ora)

          Respect (Manaaki)

          Make good choices (Kia pai kowhiringa)






Our school has been open since 1873. 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 high 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, gymnasium, swimming pool and extensive grounds.  Our staff 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.


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2021 School Dates 

Term 1 starts - Tuesday 2 February 

Monday 15 - 26 March - West Wave Swimming Lessons

Wednesday 24 March - Walk to School Day

Wednesday 24 & Thursday 25 March - Student Led Conferences

Friday 2-6 April - School closed for Easter Holiday

Friday 16 April - School closes - Term 1 ends 


Term 2 starts - Monday 3 May 

Friday 4 June - HPS TOD

Monday 7 June - School closed for Queen's Birthday

Friday 9 July - School Closes - Term 2 ends

  Term 3 starts - Monday 26 July School 

Friday 27 August - HPS TOD

Friday 1 October - School closes - Term 3 ends

  Term 4 starts - Monday 18 October 

Monday 18 October - School closed for Labour Day

Tuesday 14 December - School closes - Term 4 ends


2021 Board of Trustees meetings in the Board Room

1 March 2021

29 March 2021

24 May 2021

28 June 2021

16 August 2021

20 September 2021

08 November 2021

06 December 2021