Set on a terraced hillside overlooking Helensville and the Kaipara River, Helensville School is a full primary school with 20 classrooms.
There are withdrawal and resource areas, a swimming pool, library, administration block, two playing fields, a junior adventure playground and a senior 'challenge course', as well as a dental clinic.
A recently opened computer and information technology centre boasts 15 computers, funded by a very active Home-School Association. A new school hall will soon be added.
The current role is approximately 400 children of ages five to 13 years (New Entrants to Year Eight). Class sizes average 25 students. Ethnicity is approximately 68% European, 30% Maori and 2% Polynesian or Asian.