Principal’s Message

Mana College is a small school with big plans!

Welcome, Tena koutou, Talofa lava, Fakalofalahi atu, Kia orana, Taloha ni, Malo e leilei and Warm pacific greetings to you all!

Our school and our people

‘Towards Flourishing’

We are delighted to welcome you to our school website. The school name and motto ‘Akona te mahi pai’ was gifted by Ngati Toa.

John Murdoch - Principal

Mana with Mana

Our vison ‘towards flourishing’ is one where ākonga become the ‘best version of themselves’ and shine through their potential in many different ways.

Education therefore is a process where young people use their identity (who they are and where they come from) to take action, to build connections and find solutions to local and global problems in a complex and challenging would through relationships, partnerships and projects that will offer solutions for their bright future.

Despite the challenges of the last two years, this school community has risen through and continues to grow from strength to strength through our values of manaakitanga; a’o, ngakau, aspire (MANA).

At the center of our heartbeat is the aroha and acre we show for each young person, their whānau, and our staff, and because of this, our school continues to thrive, our academic programmes and achievements accelerates and our young people flourish in a wide range of intellectual, sporting, cultural and artistic and life endeavors.

Our vision and school strategic plan acknowledge the critical factors for student achievement in secondary school including:

  • High expectations

  • Demonstrating pride

  • Meaningful achievement ASPIRE

  • Clear and purposeful pathways

Mana College commits to four principles:

  • Students arrive eager to learn in our safe place

  • There are no walls at Mana College only open doors and opportunities
  • Whānau look forward to their future
  • Students are confident they can and will learn so they become whatever they want to be