Mana with ManaMana College is bursting with energy and innovation in finding new and better ways to teach and learn. Recently this has been evidenced by our outstanding NCEA results and our exciting junior curriculum design for 2017. Our college also provides an excellent Services Academy; Te Whare Ako, a special needs facility; and Te Whare Hauora, a health and well-being centre which hosts a counsellor, a doctor, a nurse, a social worker, a physiotherapist and whanau support.
Focus for the future An innovative and fresh approach to curriculum design allows teams of teachers to focus on developing an engaging, authentic and rich curriculum for Years 9 & 10 students. This curriculum design includes integrated learning, with significant outdoor experiences which will accelerate the outcomes for students as well as providing a clear focus on vocational pathways. The Mana College school curriculum emphasizes place based learning and engages junior students in the local context of Porirua West, Takapuwahia and local resources within the area as a reference point to their learning. The purpose of this curriculum is to prepare learners for 21st century learning, particularly around the New Zealand curriculum principles including high expectations, learning to learn, cultural diversity, community engagement, the Treaty of Waitangi, inclusion, coherence and a focus for the future.