Welcome to Manutuke School.
Manutuke School is a state designated character school. As a designated character school, we have a different character from ordinary state schools and the education we offer differs significantly from the education students would get at an ordinary state school.
We are a dual medium English and te reo Māori school.
Manutuke School's philosophy is to build resilient, adaptable, and innovative children who know who they are, can walk in all worlds, and are confident in themselves. The school operates all practices within the context of the Manutuke Model.
This model has three key aspects:
The Manutuke Philosophy and Principles – "Kia Papatu o waewae ki te whenua, kia Puketapu to tu, kia Manawaru te hua o au mahi." May your feet be grounded in the land, may you stand humble and strong, and may your actions bring delight to your people.
The Framework – Uses the three maunga in the Manutuke area as foundational concepts for educational achievement and development: Ngā Maunga Toa – Puketapu (Adaptability), Papatū (Resilience), and Manawaru (Innovation).
The Pōwhiri Inquiry Model – A method by which the Framework is delivered. The Pōwhiri Inquiry Model is about moving from a space of the unknown into the known by encountering the subject matter using all aspects and stages of the pōwhiri, as the framework and process.