A high level of community support is enjoyed by the school and pupils are regularly away on outings locally, within the top of the South and longer excursions to Wellington and camps in the Sounds and the Abel Tasman National Park. These experiences - also widened by connections to the world through the internet - are vital to another of the school's philosophies. "We try to encourage children to have a glimpse of the world beyond Havelock."
It is important children growing up in smaller areas are not overawed by the thought of leaving to pursue educational options and careers in larger centres further afield. And if the experiences of its two pioneering scientists are anything to go by, it would seem there's nothing stopping Havelock students from reaching for the cosmos within and beyond.