The Principal - Ernie Buutveld

Ngā mihi nui. Kia koutou kotoa

Greetings to you all

Ernie13Welcome to Havelock's school. This medium allows much to be available to the wider community and indeed the world. Through it we hope you are able to access the information you need but in so doing, also extend an invitation to meet more personally as and when appropriate.

Should you wish to contact Ernie please feel free to do so via:
the school office, +64 3 574 2106  on his cell phone +64 027 448 4789 or via email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Ernie's association with Havelock School started in 1992 when he and Maree enrolled their three children and he took up the position of principal. Since then much water has passed under the bridge so to speak and their children are of course grown up, having been but three of the many people who have passed through the school.

After being away in 2009 and 2010 as National President of the New Zealand Principals' Federation, Ernie is enjoying being back amongst the youngsters, guiding them with concepts, competencies and aroha. In 2011 we all collectively celebrated over one hundred and fifty years of public schooling in Havelock and the school continues to enjoy and extend its long tradition of providing a successful education in a magic piece of "Godzone."

Apart from a huge interest in the teaching profession and wider education sector, Ernie can find just enough time to get on either mountain or road bike, into a sea kayak, drink coffee or read. He and Maree enjoy the Marlborough life-style, its great outdoor environment and its central location.

Ernie Buutveld  ANZPF  ANZEI
Principal/Tumuaki