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


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


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 



Latest News

26 - 01 - 2015
The Manakau School Board of Trustees held its first meeting for 2015. How time flies.. Anyway we had a number of matters to discuss including our School Charter.
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.