About Us

Based in Havelock North, in beautiful Hawke’s Bay, Hereworth School has been educating students for almost 100 years. We are one of New Zealand’s leading independent preparatory schools, catering for boys and girls aged 5 to 13.

Why choose Hereworth?

We inspire, engage and challenge our students, arming them with a solid educational foundation, so they leave Hereworth ready for the challenges of any secondary school – and beyond.

Our Vision and Values

At Hereworth, our students turn into confident, connected lifelong learners who are actively involved their community. They are able to recognise right from wrong and celebrate spiritual and cultural diversity.


The staff at Hereworth have been hand picked to create a positive learning environment for our boys and girls. We all work together to provide a community that is open, respectful and welcoming to everyone at school.

Heritage and Special Character

We treasure our links with the past – and our students, as a result, build a sense of pride and an understanding of their special place in the school’s history.

Location and Facilities

Our school is a child’s paradise, set in magnificent park-like grounds at the foot of iconic Te Mata Peak in Hawke’s Bay.

School Publications

Find out more about the regular publications produced by Hereworth School for current students and their parents, Old Boys and the wider community.

Careers at Hereworth

From time to time we have staff vacancies in one of the school’s departments — teaching, boarding, catering, grounds, maintenance etc.


All school policies and procedures are available to view in the school office.