The story of Hereworth is also the story of two other schools: Heretaunga, founded in Hastings in 1882 before moving to our current site in 1913; and Hurworth, founded in Wanganui in 1901. These two schools merged in 1927 to form Hereworth.
The founder and first Headmaster (Mr HE Sturge) wanted the school to educate the whole boy, where classroom programmes gave boys an opportunity for them to be boys, to learn about and appreciate their environment and to be able to serve their community with all the qualities and traits of a gentleman who knows right from wrong.
The qualities we continue to develop in the present generation of boys attending Hereworth are based on traditional values. It is never too young to learn these skills and the school expects all boys from Year 1 to Year 8 to be caring, thoughtful and inquisitive and to serve others. The school also encourages boys to be boys and to enjoy the challenges of their youth.