Come along to school assemblies on Monday at 9am and Friday at 2.15pm
Tena koutou katoa, nga mihi nui kia koutou katoa,
Our core business at Mamaku School is 'Learning TOGETHER"
Mamaku School was established in 1910 on the current site (there had been a previous school in Mamaku on a site near the mill). Most of the children are from the surrounding village, lifestyle blocks or outlying farms.
Mamaku is a full primary catering for children from Year 0-Year 8. The school has no school bus and children either walk or are driven to school each day. The school roll has varied over the last 50 years between 110 –165, the current roll being around 125.
There is a Playcentre and Early Learning Centre in the village for Early Childhood Education. The Early Learning Centre also provides before and after school care for some of our school children.
Most children go from Mamaku School at the end of Year 8 and attend Western Heights High School. In 2013 we had a record number of Year 8 students from Mamaku win places in the accelerate and diligence classes.
At Mamaku School there are 7 classroom spaces, 2 ablution blocks, a school hall, a swimming pool, an administration block, a resource centre and library.
The resource centre is the original school administration block dating from 1910 and was refitted in 2010 to become a resource centre for the school including a CRT room, resource area, disabled toilet and special needs/ICT space.
The teachers and students use ICT tools in many ways to support and enhance learning.
We plan to achieve our School Vision within the Essential Learning Areas, Key Competencies and Principles of the New Zealand Curriculum. Our school-based curriculum is underpinned by a belief that learning is most successful when students have agency and teachers are activators of learning. We are working to develop practice that reflects a "Connected Curriculum" with Literacy Learning at the centre.
The Mamaku school philosophy is TOGETHER, the acronym for our school values. At Mamaku school we work, learn and grow TOGETHER. This philosophy extends to our community who support the school in many ways.
You are welcome to come and have a look around the school. Use the contact form to get in touch with us.
Mamaku School BoT, Staff and Students