|Type||State, Co-educational, Secondary|
|Motto||Haere I Tou Kaha
|Ministry of Education Institution no.||205|
|Principal||Bruce M. McIntyre|
|School roll||273 (July 2016)|
Each student belongs to a 'house group'. They compete against each other in an inter-house competition. The house group with the highest amount of points at the end of each academic year wins the 'house cup'. Each house also has five 'Mentor Groups' that each student is placed into. The Groups contain a number of students from each year level. Students stay in the same Mentor Group, generally with the same Mentor Teacher, right through their time at Manawatu College.
In February 2004, the college became a shelter for people evacuated from Moutoa due to flooding.
- "Directory of Schools - as at 2 August 2016". New Zealand Ministry of Education. Retrieved 16 August 2016.
- "Decile Change 2014 to 2015 for State & State Integrated Schools". Ministry of Education. Retrieved 12 February 2015.
- "College becomes home for evacuated families". Horowhenua-Kapiti Chronicle. February 26, 2004. Retrieved 2007-11-11.
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