Welcome to our school
He mihi nui ki a koutou katoa.
E tuhituhi ana ahau tenei panui tino taonga; o te kura tuatahi o Manaia View.
Noho ora mai ki a koutou Tena tatou katoa.
Naku noa, Na Leanne Otene (Tumuaki)
Greetings to all of our prospective students and whanau.
My personal congratulations to you all for taking the first step to being an important part of our school - Manaia View. We are very excited about what has happened since our school opened in 2001 and we are even more excited about what the future holds for the children lucky enough to attend our school.
We believe that the basic building blocks of education are Literacy and Numeracy. These areas are at the core of our school curriculum, and to enhance these further, Technology (including computers) and the Arts receive special attention. Each year we decide on a subject of excellence and this year it is Numeracy. All classes receive extra Specialist Teaching time dedicated to improving numeracy skills. Literacy programmes, outside the classroom, include both special needs and gifted programmes. The individual needs of your children are met, not only within the classroom but also in the many extra programmes that we run.
The staff and Board of Trustees have made a strong commitment to excellence and also to offering a place where students feel safe. Professional Development for the Staff is a priority as it is through quality teaching that your children get the very best.
We have a very strong values programme in our school, based on the research of Dr William Glassier and the practical strategies of Bill Rogers. These values are incorporated into our Charter. We are very proud of our values programme and even more so as it is supported wholeheartedly by the Community. Our values programme is one of the many health initiatives that have ensured our success in gaining a Gold Heart Beat Award. In fact, we are the only school in New Zealand who has been given this award, by the Heart Beat Association, five times.
Our year 7/8 Leadership Centre has been specifically built to meet the needs of our budding leaders. They are outfitted with the latest in educational furniture and ICT tools. They also benefit from the onsite technology suite which has specialist teachers in Hard and Soft Materials, Food Technology and Media Studies. The benefits of having this centre on site also extends to our Year 3-Year 6 classes.
Your child will also benefit from the fact that Manaia View School is home to Northland’s first regional television station (C North). We use the facilities to direct, film, edit and transmit our students media projects. We have our own daily programme, Pukeko Echo, which is broadcast across Whangarei twice a day. Our classes all have TV Crews who work alongside our Industry Professionals to support their filming projects.
There are many great things about our school that we would like to share with you.
I look forward to meeting you when you enrol your children and at other times during the school year.
I would encourage you to drop in and have a chat, better still spend some time in our classes working with the children.
On behalf of the Staff and Trustees I would like to take this opportunity to welcome you to our school and I look forward to getting to know you better.
Manaia View School