our principal

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

Welcome to Our School.

My name is Deborah Barclay and I have the privilege of leading this wonderful community.

I have been at Mānuka School for 19 years.  I have been the Principal of Mānuka School since July 2016.

That is me in the middle of the photo with the best kids in New Zealand!  

Within our vibrant and innovative environment we are committed to ensuring our children become lifelong learners, able to take their place in society as well rounded citizens.

At our school we value an holistic approach to educating students, ensuring we meet all of their needs.

We have a team of passionate and dedicated teachers who connect with, and work alongside students, as they design their learning pathway together. 

We maintain strong home/school partnerships, allowing us to work together to educate your children.

We endeavour to instill our three values; Respect, Responsibility and Resilience throughout their time at Manuka School.  The values on our tall standing totems at the entrance to our school are deeply embedded in our school culture.

Together we will ensure our children have a safe, enjoyable and successful 6 years of primary schooling.

We look forward to working with you.


Deborah Barclay


Manuka Primary School