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

18 - 09 - 2014
Please find the Manakau School e-newsletter dated 18 September 2014, and the Manakau Board of Trustees August 2014 news report and the minutes of the Manakau Kura Home and School Hui held on 31st March 2014 and lastly the Manakau School 2014 Survey.
18 - 06 - 2014
Yesterday’s visit to Wehi Wehi Marae was enjoyed by all. Tawhirimatea came and went, then the sun shone through. Manakau School were warmly welcomed by the Kotahitanga Te kohanga Reo as well as Kaumatua from Te Kotahitanga o Te Iwi o Ngati Wehi Wehi and participated in a number of activities ...
01 - 06 - 2014
An application has been sent to the ANZ Netball Grant Scheme to apply for some new netball uniforms for our senior pupils. Now we need your help as the voting closes this Tuesday, 3rd June. (We just applied the other day). It will only take a few minutes to go online and register so ...