Welcome to Manakau School

The school's vision is to develop academic, social, physical and spiritual growth in children and therefore equip them with the qualities they need to develop a rewarding future.

Specifically, it aims to achieve excellence in literacy and numeracy, whilst providing exciting opportunities in ICT and The Arts


Established in 1888, Manakau School is situated just off State Highway One, 7km north of Otaki, on the outskirts of the small attractively presented village of Manakau.  This decile five school enrols children from New Entrants to Year 6 and consists of three classrooms, of which two are currently used and are composite over at least two age levels. Thirty six percent of the children attending Manakau School are boys, with twenty five percent of children Maori.

Manakau School Motto

Taken at the Trolley Derby and Gala 27 Nov 2010



Latest News

10 - 04 - 2014
Please find the Manakau School e-newsletter dated 10 April 2014, and the Manakau Board of Trustees February 2014 news report and the minutes of the Manakau Kura Home and School Hui held on 31st March 2014.
31 - 03 - 2014
Manakau Kura Home and School Hui AGM was held at Manakau School this evening. Please find below the newly elected officers for the next 12 months
16 - 03 - 2014
Te Kotahitanga o Te Iwi o Ngati Wehi Wehi Marae Trustees and Management Committee met with members of the Manakau School Board of Trustees elected for a three year term from 2013 - 2016. Principal Paddy Sannazzaro, Board Chair Juliana Mansvelt and Deputy Chair Tara Jackson as ...