Manurewa High School
|Manurewa High School|
|67 Browns Road
|Type||State co-ed secondary (year 9-13)|
|Motto||A Tradition of Excellence|
|Ministry of Education Institution no.||99|
|School roll||1899 (November 2015)|
Manurewa High School is a multi-cultural school. It has Pacific 47%, Māori 24%, Asian 16%, New Zealand European/Pākehā 11% Other ethnicity 2%. 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.
- Mark Cooksley - All Black
- Greg Eastwood - rugby league player
- Henry Fa'afili - rugby league player
- Tim Nanai-Williams - NZ Secondary Schools Rugby, NZ Sevens, Counties Manukau Steelers and Waikato Chiefs
- Wendy Petrie - TV newsreader
- Lindsay Raki - NZ Maori All Black and NZ Sevens Rugby Representative
- Jim Richards (racing driver) - 3x Australian Touring Car Champion, 7 x Bathurst Winner
- Mark Sagapolutele, also known as Mareko - rapper
- Daryl Tuffey - New Zealand fast bowler
- John Walker - athlete, Olympic gold medalist
- Bundee Aki - Counties Manukau Steelers and Waikato Chiefs
- Ana Noovao - NZ Netball Representative
- Graeme Fielder - Scientist, Entrepreneur
- John Hynds - Business leader
- The Manurewa High School (until 2007)
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- Leask, Anna (4 May 2013). "Thieving rugby star's long court history". The New Zealand Herald.
- 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.
- "Graeme Fielder Fullbright [sic] Science Scholar". University of Auckland. Retrieved 9 August 2014.
- "HYNDS family". National Business Review. Retrieved 9 August 2014.