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Manuka School ESoL Programme

(English for Speakers of other Languages)

Manuka School welcomes students coming from different parts of the world.

The school is recognized for its appreciation of cultural diversity of its young pupils. Our students come from supportive families, always striving for excellence. We value the contribution students and families from many different countries bring to our school community. Manuka School has the atmosphere of an International school as many of our students’ families have migrated to New Zealand in the last decade. Apart from those who are residents of New Zealand, we also welcome applications from International students to our school community.

The rich diversity of our community includes: Bulgarian, Brazilian, Cambodia, Chinese, Eygptian,Filipino, Fijian-Indian, Indian, Indonesian, Japanese, Macedonian, Middle-Eastern, Nepalese, Romanian, Samoan, South African, South Korean, Sri Lankan, Taiwanese, Tongan, Vietnamese and our tangata whenua - Maori.

The Tui room is the English language classroom and is situated at the front of the school.

The ESOL programme caters for Years 1-6. We operate a withdrawal programme where small groups of children with similar abilities receive intensive language acquisition work. These groups receive 2 sessions per week according to their needs.

This year Mrs Smith is teaching the Senior school students. Mrs Fenton and Mrs Kirsten Phillips are teaching the Junior school students.

Each year in the summer we have a Cultural Parade. Every child gets to dress up in their culture's dress.

It is a beautiful celebration of our multi cultural community.

Manuka Primary School