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Mangakino Area School provides education for students New Entrants/Year 1 to Year 13, and implements the New Zealand Curriculum Standards across Years 1 to 6.
Mangakino Area School has a total immersion Rumaki Reo Unit for students from Year 1 to Year 6, with a strong whanau group which tautoko not only the Maori Immersion unit, but also the school. This unit bases teaching programmes on Te Marautanga.
Students attend the school mainly from Mangakino township. In 2013, the school has a roll grading of U3, and is Decile 1. The school roll comprises 87.6% Maori; 6.2% European; 5.4% Asian and 0.8 Pacific.
Two syndicates (Junior School - Year 1-6 and Senior School Years 7-13) and 11 classroom teachers provide student centered educational programmes. Class numbers across the school allow for more individualized teaching and learning opportunities. On our campus we have a Council-run gymnasium and swimming pool. We are within close proximity to native forests, lakes and Maunga. offering opportunities for rich curriculum development.
Our school policies and practices provide opportunities for students to learn respect the diverse ethnic nature and cultural heritage of New Zealand people with acknowledgement of the unique place of Maori. The school is focused on the National Educational Priorities and is committed to improving the learning of Maori students and the Maori dimension throughout the school by: