Manurewa High School

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Manurewa High School[1]
67 Browns Road
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
Type State co-ed secondary (year 9–13)
Motto A Tradition of Excellence
Established 1960
Ministry of Education Institution no. 99
Principal Pete Jones[2]
School roll 1979[3] (August 2018)
Socio-economic decile 1C[4]

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]


  1. ^ The Manurewa High School (until 2007)
  2. ^ Nelson, Alexandra (19 February 2016). "Manurewa High school principal to retire". Manukau Courier.
  3. ^ "Directory of Schools - as at 13 September 2018". New Zealand Ministry of Education. Retrieved 22 September 2018.
  4. ^ "Decile Change 2014 to 2015 for State & State Integrated Schools". Ministry of Education. Retrieved 12 February 2015.
  5. ^ "Manurewa High School 15/11/2013 ERO Report". Education Review Office. Retrieved 1 January 2013.
  6. ^ "HYNDS family". National Business Review. Retrieved 9 August 2014.
  7. ^ Leask, Anna (4 May 2013). "Thieving rugby star's long court history". The New Zealand Herald.