Manurewa High School

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Manurewa High School[1]
Address
67 Browns Road
Manurewa
Auckland 2102
New Zealand

Coordinates 37°00′36″S 174°52′57″E / 37.0099°S 174.8825°E / -37.0099; 174.8825Coordinates: 37°00′36″S 174°52′57″E / 37.0099°S 174.8825°E / -37.0099; 174.8825
Information
Type State co-ed secondary (year 9-13)
Motto A Tradition of Excellence
Established 1960
Ministry of Education Institution no. 99
Principal Salvatore Gargiulo[2]
School roll 1892[3] (July 2014)
Socio-economic decile 2[4]
Website

Manurewa High School is one of the larger Secondary Schools in New Zealand, with an enrolment reaching 2,200 students.

Manurewa High School is a multi-cultural school. It has Pacific 47%, Māori 24%, Asian 16%, New Zealand European/Pākehā 11% Other ethnicity 2%.[5] Some cultures include Australian, Cambodian, Chinese (Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore), Cook Island, Dutch, Filipino, Fijian, French, French Polynesia, Indian, Indonesian, Iranian, Iraqi, Irish, New Zealand, Korean, Malaysian, New Caledonian, Niue, Polynesian, Samoan, South African, Sri Lankan, Syrian, Thai, Tongan, Vietnamese. Once a year it holds an International Week to honour this multi-culturalism.

It is also notable as the only major secondary school with a large pool of resources dedicated to the education of blind and visually impaired students. This is arranged through the Royal New Zealand Foundation of the Blind in association with their major educational facility, the Homai College for the Blind which is within walking distance of Manurewa High School. Blind and Visually Impaired students are placed in normal classroom environments and are assisted through the provisioning of specialised equipment and resources (such as Braille versions of textbooks), and staff trained to meet their special needs are available. This allows the students to participate fully in the school curriculum without any significant segregation.

Notable alumni[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The Manurewa High School (until 2007)
  2. ^ "New Principal appointed". 7 September 2009. Archived from the original on 1 December 2009. Retrieved 12 September 2009. 
  3. ^ "Directory of Schools - as at 30 July 2014". New Zealand Ministry of Education. Retrieved 2014-08-02. 
  4. ^ Decile change 2007 to 2008 for state & state integrated schools
  5. ^ "Manurewa High School 15/11/2013 ERO Report". Education Review Office. Retrieved 1 January 2013. 
  6. ^ Leask, Anna (4 May 2013). "Thieving rugby star's long court history". The New Zealand Herald. 
  7. ^ Kennedy, Alan (27 January 2009). "Kiwi Former Netballer Hopes to Visit as Coach; A Holidaying Ana Noovao Shares Her Love for Rocky". The Morning Bulletin. 
  8. ^ "Graeme Fielder Fullbright Science Scholar". University of Auckland. Retrieved 9 August 2014. 
  9. ^ "HYNDS family". National Business Review. Retrieved 9 August 2014.