Location & 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. Blessed with wonderful weather and situated in a caring community, we want our boys and girls to love coming to school each day and to take pride in their surroundings. This starts from the minute they make their way up the winding road that leads directly to the School.

A Unique Enviroment

Located in the friendly community of Havelock North, Hereworth is set amongst 22 acres of established park-like grounds. We have many highly regarded academic, social and sporting amenities on our campus. These include a top quality cricket oval, large grounds catering for all major sports, astro-turf courts, hard court areas and a swimming pool.

In 2023, we will welcome the addition of our Multi-Sport Facility - a multi-million dollar investment in the School's future, featuring four indoor cricket lanes, two tennis/netball courts, a basketball court, a classroom for the teaching of Hauora, bathroom amenities, and parking for 35 cars adjacent to the building.

Two adventure playgrounds, along with various hedges, trees, banks and the wilderness area of ‘Scouts Gully’, provide plenty of challenges for the children in their breaks from the classroom programme.

There is plenty of room for boys and girls of all ages to run, chase, hide and use their imaginations.

Original Building

The original main building contains a vibrant, well equipped Library, Art Studio, Science Lab, learning support room, a number of music practice rooms, Founders' Room and reception/administration area. 

The Library

The library is a comfortable, inviting space and is the academic heart of the School.  In the same way, the Chapel is its spiritual heart.

The Founders' Room

The Founders’ Room is a treasured area of the school where all our archives are housed.


Bright airy classrooms in the ‘Wiremu' and ‘Sturge' blocks (housing Year 4 - 8 classes) are complemented by a state of the art Technology and Music building which houses a Computer Suite, Food technology Kitchen, Soft Materials Room and the ‘Shed’ which is home to hard materials.

Junior School

The Junior School block (Year 0 - 3 classes) is very spacious, self-contained and in close proximity to other school facilities.


The Chapel is the school’s spiritual heart. It was gifted to the school in 1960 by the H.B. Williams family, in memory of J.N. Williams, who was killed in action in 1942. It is home to regular services for the school community across the week.


Hereworth is justifiably proud of the comprehensive resources and facilities provided within the perimeters of the School.  

School Map

Facilities for Hire

Hereworth has a wide range of facilities for hire, including -

The Boarding House

The Grounds

The Board Room

The Dining Hall

The Chapel

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Our St James' Chapel is the perfect venue for your wedding, and is available to hire for Old Boys and people with an association with the School.

Please download our wedding brochure, which contains all of the information you need to ensure your wedding is a spectacular day for everyone involved.