Manutuke School - Te Kura o Manutuke



Te Manu Tu Ke  - The Bird that Stands Unique!

CONTACT DETAILS:  06 862 8858.  027 211 6990. 


23 March 2020

Tena koutou katoa,

In light of the recent announcements from the Prime Minister this afternoon regarding the COVID-19 situation moving from a Level 3 Alert to a Level 4 Alert in 48 hours, from tomorrow, Tuesday 24th March 2020, Manutuke School will be closed until further notice except for the children of essential workers so that kaiako can prepare learning packs.

Preparing for Remote & Online Learning 

While this is a stressful time, we want to assure you that we have a plan for remote and online learning for your child/children. To help us provide efficient and effective communications, we ask you to follow the link below to the online survey so that we have your best contact details and to find out what you have available at home to support your child in their learning.  

Manutuke School Contact Info & Remote Learning Survey

Learning Packs 

These will only be available for pick up tomorrow (Tuesday 24th March) from 12pm to 5pm from kura - one adult per whanau to pick up. Please proceed to your child’s classroom to pick up your pack. All Year 5 - 9 student’s who require a chromebook can also pick this up tomorrow pending caregivers sign an agreement to ensure the safe use of these upon pick up.

Government Guidelines

Level 3 means that we all must self-isolate. Thus, if you need to have your child cared for by someone else, you will need to identify that person or people as a part of your self-isolated group. This will need to be done by midnight Wednesday and the group must remain the same for the whole 4-week period. 

The caregiver’s own group (e.g. their partner and children), your child and your own group (e.g. your parents and other children) become your ONE group. This group needs to be limited to minimise any risk of spread and should be no more than 20 people.  This is your SELF-ISOLATED GROUP.  

We will continue to communicate with you over the coming days. Thank you for your ongoing support of our school staff and school community.  We will keep in touch.

We wish you and your whanau much aroha during these very uncertain times. Kia haumaru hoki koe me to whanau i tenei wa taumaha. Remember to stay in contact with your kaiako through FB, email or text if you need any help with school mahi.

Nga manaakitanga ki runga i a tatou katoa

Na Koka Rakairoa and our Staff. 


Establishment of a Designated Character School—Manutuke School (2602)

Pursuant to section 154A(1)(a) of the Education Act 1989, I hereby designate Manutuke School (2602) as a designated character school from 28 January 2020.

The different character of Manutuke School will be as follows:

“Manutuke School aims to foster a culture of success where children understand their self-worth and uniqueness, through the stories and histories of Rongowhakaata. The philosophy of Manutuke School is that it builds resilient children who know who they are, can walk in all worlds and are confident in themselves. The school will operate 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: Puketapu (Adaptability), Papatu (Resilience), and Manawaru (Innovation).

The method by which the Framework is delivered is The Powhiri Inquiry model. The Powhiri 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 powhiri, as the framework and process.”

Under section 156AA(3A) of the Act I name The Manutuke Trust as having a special affiliation with the school/responsibility for the different character of the school.

Constitution of the Board of Trustees

The constitution of the Manutuke School Board of Trustees will not be changed by this notice and it will remain a standard constitution under section 94 of the Education Act 1989.

Dated at Wellington this 19th day of November 2019.

Hon CHRIS HIPKINS, Minister of Education.

Watch this space - School Uniform and Stationary shop may be availble from Term 1 2020









Ko Te Arai te Awa, Rongowhakaata Tangata! He hiringa mahara, he manawa maurea.
Te Arai is the river, and we are peoples of Rongowhakaata.
Rising from the depths of the ancients, heralding our future potential in the world

Whakahere i nga hapu, whakakotahi i nga whanau Ki te puna o te aroha, te pono me te tika!
                       Fortify our relationships, and unify our family ties to the source that is aroha,             

having faith in our differences, but still operating from our shared values base 

 Tu mai ra te taumata tipua Manawaru Komura mai nga korero o nehera i a koe!
Stand true and tall, the summit of our collective delight
And shine down upon us the teachings of old emanating from your wisdoms

He tata a runga, he roa a raro!
The heavens are close, but the road forward is long...