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

‘Learn to do a good thing’

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

A supportive and inclusive community

Mana College is a small school with big plans! A caring and nurturing environment enables us to support, grow and prepare tomorrow’s citizens, champions and leaders for a successful future. For 60 years we have produced young men and women who are strong, comfortable in their own skin, culturally aware and able to make intelligent decisions in an ever-changing world.

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