Mana College students

Like our past and present students, our future students will be proud of who they are and where they are from.  They will be confident and able to participate and contribute to society. They will have goals and the ability to fulfil them.  Their skills and knowledge will be enhanced by passionate and compelling teaching with modern resources so that they will be able to use them as they strive for success.

An innovative and fresh approach to curriculum design allows teams of teacher to focus on developing an engaging, authentic and rich curriculum for Years 9 & 10 students. This includes integrated learning, with significant outdoor experiences which will accelerate the outcomes for students as well as providing a clear focus on vocational pathways. Our senior curriculum is designed to inspire the future aspirations of our students whether this be at university, polytechnic or trade based courses.

The Mana College school curriculum emphasizes place based learning and engages junior students in the local context of Porirua West, Takapuwahia and local resources within the area as a reference point to their learning.  The purpose of this curriculum is to prepare learners for 21st century learning, particularly around the New Zealand curriculum principles including high expectations, learning to learn, cultural diversity, community engagement, the Treaty of Waitangi, inclusion, coherence and a focus for the future.

The National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA) is New Zealand's national school leaver qualification.  A national priority is that Level 2 NCEA is seen as a minimum qualification for school leavers, with Level 3 necessary for university based courses.


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