Casual Vacancy on Board of Trustess

Wednesday 3rd December, 2014

The Manakau Board of Trustees are advertising for a casual Board vacancy to be filled.


Please click of the following link to read more about the process

Casual Board Vacancy for Manakau BoT 


Enrolments for 2015

Thursday 27th November 2014


Enrolment at Manakau School is governed by an Enrolment Scheme. All students who live within the home zone described below and/or shown on the attached map shall be entitled to enrol at the school. Out of zone enrolments are governed by our school’s enrolment scheme and the provisions of the Education Act 1989.

If there are places available for students who are out of zone, the Board will advertise to the community and publish the number of places available, the year levels, the ballot dates, how applications are to be made and the dates by which applications must be received. If there are more students than places available a ballot will be held. If further information is required please refer to the Ministry link below.

The Home Zone will include: from west to east

• The northern boundary is a line from the sea to the Tararua Ranges such that Kuku Beach Road and Kuku East Road are not in zone. These two roads are out of zone, to the north of the Manakau School home zone boundary.

• The northern boundary line crosses State Highway One at Tatum Park such that the Tatum Park address is in zone for Manakau School.

• The southern boundary line starts at the sea, just south of the Waikawa Beach settlement and moving to the east is a line such that Wairongomai Road is not in zone, Taylors Road (off SH1) is in zone and the boundary crosses SH1 north of the Otaki township. Waitohu Valley Road addresses south of the Horowhenua/Kapiti Coast District boundary, including Greenwood Boulevard, Sunglo Terrace and Ringawhati Road addresses are not in zone. In other words the Manakau School home zone southern boundary line crosses Waitohu Valley Road at a point that is to the north of an established quarry on Waitohu Valley Road, and extends to the Tararua Ranges.

All residential addresses on included sides of boundary roads and all no exit roads off included sides of boundary roads are included in the zone unless otherwise stated.


Click on Ministry of Education Polices re Enrolments

Advert for Enrolments 2015

Map of Manakau School Zone


Either way itís 20k Road Safety Message

Important Road Safety Message
Road Safety promo

23 school children have been killed in New Zealand during the last 25 years when crossing the road to or from school buses, and another 47 have been seriously injured.

The Either way it’s 20k awareness campaign has come to Manakau
Bus Company Depot Manager , Mark Cook, says while driving school buses he has seen a lot of close calls, “a lot of which never get reported”.  He’s also witnessed motorists passing stationary school buses on long, straight roads at speeds in excess of 100km/h.
Parents dropping off kids and motorists will have a couple of weeks grace before the police begin to actively enforce the 20km/h speed limit past stationary school buses.


Manakau School visit Ngati Wehi Wehi Marae

Manakau School Visit to Wehi Wehi Marae 18 June 2014


Wednesday 18th June 2014

Staff, students and parents of Manakau School were hosted by Kotahitanga Te Kohanga Reo and Te Kotahitanga o Te Iwi o Ngati Wehi Wehi kaumatua.

Part of the visit was to do some shared learning into a number of areas  which included Harakeke / Weaving, Rakau Iti - Short sticks, Nga Kemu Maori /Maori games and after lunch Kapahaka Waiata. This learning also included some digital learning using the newly installed WiFi network operating at the marae. The last count was 25 devices connected.


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

02 - 12 - 2014
The Manakau Board of Trustees are advertising for a casual Board vacancy to be filled.
27 - 11 - 2014
Please find the Manakau School e-newsletter dated 27 November 2014, and the Manakau Board of Trustees September 2014 news report. and lastly the Manakau School 2014 Survey Results.
20 - 10 - 2014
The Either way itís 20k awareness campaign is being promoted through the Horizons Regional Campaign with a new advertisement.