Manurewa High School


Manurewa High School is committed to providing a balanced education for all students and encourages academic, cultural and sporting excellence. International students find their experience of the school to be academically challenging, culturally rewarding and socially enriching.

The school has a national reputation for academic excellence and performance.  Students are fully prepared for the National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA) and other major school qualifications and are also encouraged to enter national and regional competitions.  Programmes are available which give credits towards National Certificates awarded by NZQA i.e. computing, technology, office systems, tourism, hospitality and catering and business management.

We are one of the largest multicultural schools in New Zealand, with 2000 students representing more than 50 nationalities, a true reflection of Auckland. This has great benefits in preparing our students for the future – a world in which multicultural connections and cultural understanding will create many opportunities for success. We are strongly led by our values of Respect, Excellence, Whanaungatanga and Akoranga. They guide how we work together as a school community, and have a powerful impact on achievement across academic, sporting and cultural endeavours.



  • NCEA

    The National Certificate of Educational Achievement is New Zealand’s national qualification at secondary school level. Our academic results demonstrate consistent and extremely impressive achievements across all year levels. Highlights include: Outstanding NCEA results Students gaining scholarships in the NZQA examinations A total of $250,000 of tertiary scholarships awarded to students every year Students gain scholarships to attend international Science forums Associated Music Board examinations success Students succeed at a global level in the challenging Future Problem Solving competition

  • Programme For International Students 

    Manurewa High School provides a well structured, highly regarded, orientation and language support programme for ESOL students from non-English-speaking backgrounds.  We have reception classes for students who require an intensive ESOL course.  Students are mainstreamed when they are ready and we tailor programmes to suit their individual needs. There are many ways students can realise their potential, and develop their strengths. – Service leadership opportunities for all students in the Arts, Sports, Environment, Media, Community, Future Pathways, Cultural, PB4L, Well-Being, and Whanau Mentoring throughout the school Multiple options in Sports, Arts, Dance, Drama, Music and Academia Future Problem Solving Programme Outdoor Education at Waharau Cultural events such as Polyfest, International Week and Maori Language Month Cultural performance groups Community service opportunities Humanitarian Aid Leadership Programme (HALP) in Southeast Asia Our curriculum caters for students with a range of learning needs. We build success for all students. Students participate in a culturally responsive e-learning programme Personal learning plan for every student Every student’s progress is closely tracked and reported Extensive student support network - from goal-setting to guidance and extra learning opportunities Positive student-teacher relationships Positive whanau and family connections to support student success Specialist programmes for students with high potential Innovative learning programmes for Year 9 and 10 to develop 21st century learning skills Trade academies in construction, engineering and hospitality Gateway and STAR courses to develop work experience and future pathways When our students achieve academically, the outcomes include improved wellbeing, earning potential and lifestyle. Our approach is holistic. A flexible curriculum that enables students to choose vocational, tertiary, performing arts and professional sports pathways Delivering a future focussed curriculum that enables students to become digital citizens Trades Academies that provide practical, hands-on pathways to careers that are much in demand - engineering, construction, hospitality and catering Health Science Academy - preparing students for a wide-range of pathways including doctors, nursing, and physiotherapy Business Academy - providing opportunities to run businesses that win national awards in Young Enterprise