VISION : Inspiring today's learners for tomorrow's world ...

Four underlying and interdependent concepts are at the heart of this learning area:

  • Hauora– a Māori philosophy of well-being that includes the dimensions taha wairua, taha hinengaro, taha tinana, and taha whānau, each one influencing and supporting the others.

  • Attitudes and values – a positive, responsible attitude on the part of students to their own well-being; respect, care, and concern for other people and the environment; and a sense of social justice.

  • The socio-ecological perspective – a way of viewing and understanding the interrelationships that exist between the individual, others, and society.

At Manuka School we employ a specialist Physical Education Teacher.

Each class attend a Physical Education lesson for one hour per week with our specialist teacher.

Your child’s classroom teacher also teaches them physical education throughout the school week.

We proudly offer our students a variety of sports both in school and out of school.

After school sports teams offered are; netball, touch rugby, hockey, and basketball

Manuka School is a North Shore Championship grade Basketball School – many times over.

We also take our students off site to compete in Cluster School events such as Rippa Rugby, Cross Country, T-Ball and Athletics.

We have a Dance Company called 'Footsteps' come into our school biannually to teach our students a range of dances.

During the dryer months we have a company called Football for Children come on site. They offer each class a free trial lesson. Children can then sign up to play football at lunchtime for 6 weeks, at a small cost.

Manuka Primary School