Manawatu College - Haere I Tou Kaha - Personal Best

Welcome to ManawatÅ« College 

Kia ora and welcome to the Manawatū College website. We are very pleased you have stopped by to have a look and invite you to connect with us via our Facebook page to keep up-to-date with the latest news and events.

Coming Up:


Thursday 4th June - Monday 8th June

Senior Assessments: Semester One

A copy of the exam timetable and relevant details will be uploaded soon.

Watch this space!

Friday May 15th:

 ~ Stage Challenge (Regent Theatre, Palmerston North)

Monday June 1st:


Tuesday June 2nd:

 ~ Mentoring (09:45 - 10:15)

Wednesday June 3rd:

 ~ Senior Te Wero Abseiling

 ~ Crossfit Assessments

Thursday June 4th:

 ~ Senior Assessments: Day One

Friday June 5th:

 ~ Senior Assessments: Day Two

Monday June 8th:

 ~ Senior Assessments: Day Three (final day)

Tuesday June 9th:

 ~ Assembly (09:50)

Recent Events

2015 Inter-House Cross Country

This year was the first since the Cross Country started where students did not go over "Oxnam's Hill" as part of the course. The new track required students to take a slightly longer route, heading out the Hulke Street exit and making their way around Park Street to Victoria Street, then Bergin Road and into the racecourse, before returning again via Victoria, Park and Hulke.
Despite this change, there were very few incidents on the course and good numbers participating for each House. The points remained close for the first few races but Robertson House established a position of dominance halfway through the competition and the resulting points from this event extend their lead in the overall Inter-House Competition to 26.1 points over second placed Morris House (who managed to leapfrog Field House). Morris House have the slimmest of leads over Field House - ONLY 0.1 points - and Allen House remain poised to strike in fourth place. To see the current points table, check out the Inter-House Competition Leaderboard
Full results for each grade will be posted later this week but, for now, we acknowledge and celebrate those students who finished in the top three for their grade:
Junior Girls: 1st - Saryah Chambers; 2nd - Hine Manihera-Tauhore; 3rd - Harmony Holland.
Junior Boys: 1st - Jay Jay Hailwood; 2nd - Kane Tahu; 3rd - Jacob Cuthbert.
Intermediate Girls: 1st - Sam Hansen; 2nd - Ruby Rowland Penman; 3rd - Emma Green.
Intermediate Boys: 1st - Jason Wallbank; 2nd - Bailey Hamlin; 3rd - Armand van Loggerenberg.
Senior Girls: 1st - Emma Petersen; 2nd - Anna Graf; 3rd - Hope Thomsen.
Senior Boys: 1st - Connor Davenport; 2nd - Jayden Bergman; 3rd - Khale Chambers.

Robertson House reign supreme at Summer Sports

Following the first two rounds of the Inter-House Summer Sports, Robertson and Field were tied for first place with 12 points each; Allen and Morris were also tied for third with 4 points each. This set the stage for an exciting third and final round and all students went our with the desire to win.
However, at the end of the day, when the bell tolled, Robertson House had proved to be too much for Field House, winning all 4 of their matches, and giving them an incredible points total of 20 (out of a possible 24). Field House remained on 12 points, which was still good enough to secure second place, as Allen House and Morris House came away with two wins each, keeping them tied for third place with a total of 8 points each.
Congratulations to all competitors and we look forward to the next House event with great anticipation.
To see how this changes the overall points, check out the Inter-House Competition Leaderboard

Chelsea Parlato performs with precision in the pool:

Year 11 student, Chelsea Parlato, was the only Manawatu College student who entered into events at the Manawatu InterSecondary Swimming Sports at the Freyberg Community Pool in Palmerston North last Saturday, March 14th.
Chelsea's performance was incredible and has earned her a spot in the Lower North Island championship, likely to be followed by the New Zealand Champs. Chelsea's results were:
 ~ 100m Breaststroke - 5th place;
 ~ 50m Breaststroke - 4th place;
 ~ 200m Breaststroke - 2nd place; and
 ~ 100m Individual Medley - 1st place!!
Congratulations on your fantastic performance, Chelsea and we wish you the very best for the Lower North Island competition.

Robertson take the lead in the Inter-House competition:

With two events completed for 2015, Robertson House have emerged as the overall leader of the Inter-House competition. While they only managed to finish in third place for the Inter-House Swimming Sports, Robertson had a commanding lead of nearly seven points after the Inter-House Athletics competition, giving them enough of a buffer to remain on top.
Morris House are in second place overall after finishing in second place for both the Swimming and Athletics competitions.
Allen House finished in fourth place for the Atheltics competition but their first place finish in the Swimming Sports gave them enough points to leap-frog Field House; which obviously means that Allen House and Field House are currently third and fourth on the competition leaderboard.
To see the points, check out the Inter-House Competition Leaderboard

Inter-House Swimming Sports:

Wednesday February 25th proved to be a fantastic day for our annual Inter-House Swimming Sports competition. The competitive championship swimmers were in the pool from 8:00am, making an incredible start to an equally incredible day. New students to the College, particularly Jordyn Patterson and Tommaso Caralli, were literally making waves as they cut through the water to record some impressive results.
In the afternoon, the rest of the student body joined in, supporting their House swimmers in the 50m freestyle finals, then making their contribution in the 'fun' events and House relays. The results are still under wraps until tomorrow's Assembly, so watch this space!
As always, our thanks and gratitude to the Sports and PE departments for the immense amount of time and effort invested in both the Athletic and Swimming Sports. Both events were absolutely stellar and we have you guys to thank for that!

Inter-House Athletic Sports:

On Wednesday and Friday (February 11th and 13th) we had our annual Inter-House Athletic Sports competition. Overall, the event was incredibly successful, with massive numbers of students from each House participating. The results are still in the process of being tallied but we are proud to report that at least three event records have been broken:
  ~ Carla Whittaker - Intermediate Girls' Javelin;
 ~ Niwa Wilson - Intermediate Boys' 100m;
 ~ Shay Syme - Junior Boys' High Jump.
More news and the final results will be published when they are made available.