Learning English with enjoyment at HNI


Greetings, Ni hao ma, Anyong Haseyo, Sawat dee, Konnichi wa

Thank you for considering Havelock North Intermediate as the school of choice for your child’s New Zealand educational experience. 

Havelock North Intermediate is a high decile school in the green and lovely township of Havelock North. The school has approximately 550 students and caters specifically for students who are 11-13 years old. Our school has excellent teaching programmes and high-quality facilities.  We will focus on your child’s academic learning and care about their complete wellbeing in a safe and happy environment.

Our school offers:

  • classes that are well resourced for information technology and instruction  that is delivered through modern blended learning practices
  • support for English Language Learners
  • four specialist rooms including an extensively equipped workshop, dedicated science facility, robotics room and food tech room.
  • a place where Performance Arts are promoted and valued: music, choir, dance, drama and orchestra
  • musical instrument tuition if required
  • a wide range of sporting options
  • attractive grounds with many trees, plants, flowers and grass fields
  • up-to-date resources and equipment.
  • a safe, friendly and happy environment in which to learn

I invite you to explore our website and encourage your contact. I would be delighted to answer any questions you may have about education in New Zealand and about Havelock North Information in particular.

Kind regards

Nigel Messervy


For an Information Booklet which includes an Application Form Click here

For information about NZ Education Click here

  • The school operates a four term year.
  • All fees stated are inclusive of GST at the rate of 15.0%.
  • The amounts as scheduled below are stated in $NZ currency.
  • Different rates apply to short term tuition, please make contact with the principal to discuss. principal@hni.school.nz


Please make payment directly to New Zealand bank account as follows:​​​​​​​                                                                              

Havelock North Intermediate School Board of Trustees

International Student Account

ASB, Havelock North Branch.


SWIFT CODE:  ASBBNZ2A                                                     

Tuition Fee $14,000 per year
Fees per term ($3,500) includes all ESOL tuition

OR short term students $420 per week for less than one term


  per term

Facilitation Fee ( non refundable)
An annual fee for the care and welfare of the student.
Home Stay Placement Fee:
Annual administration fee for students requiring homestay.
Home Stay:
$280 per week including school holidays.
Paid annually in advance.


  (52 weeks)

Medical and Travel insurance:

Arranged by the school through ‘Uni-care’ and valid for the period the student enrols at Havelock North IntermediateSchool including time covered to travel to and from the student’s home country. This cost will be charged on an actual basis. A visitor plan can be arranged for a guardian as required. This cost will be charged on an actual basis.



International Student Levy:  $430.00

Depending on the involvement level of each student, this figure will differ and parents may need to deposit more as the year progresses.  This is not compulsory if the child is living with a parent as parents will pay as invoiced throughout the year. This covers expenses that will be incurred throughout the school year.

If this is not fully used, any excess will be refunded to the parent when the child returns home.  Activities such as sports, music, stationery, school trips and initial uniform purchase of approximately $500.

Students will need to bring with them a laptop or Chromebook for classroom use.  This can be purchased through Havelock North Intermediate School for approximately $400.00.