Manawatu College - Haere I Tou Kaha - Personal Best

Welcome to ManawatÅ« College 

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Key Dates and Upcoming Events:

For a full overview of scheduled events, check out the Events Calendar


Te Wiki o te Reo Maori 

Maori Language Week ~ July 27th - 31st

We will have a variety of different activities in school to celebrate Te wiki o te reo Maori, including:

Phrase a day: Every day there will be either a Kiwaha (idiom), whakatauki (proverb) or a whakatauaki (significant saying/quote).  You are to write the meaning and your name on paper and place it in the designated drop box in the Library.  The person with all the correct answers will receive a prize (at Assembly next week).

Guess the famous Maori person: Every day there will be a clue for you to try and discover who this person is.  Write your guess and your name on paper and place in the drop box in the Library.

In addition to these, we have other activities arranged for each day:

Rahina / Monday:  Te Wero! (The Challenge) - check out the daily notices for information about this one!

Ratu / Tuesday:  Waiata / Kemu - come to the Hall at lunchtime and learn a waiata tira and play some games.

Raapa / Wednesday: Learn your pepeha - once again, in the Hall at lunchtime. Come and learn your pepeha. Make sure you find out some basic information about where you are from so we can better help you with this activity.

Rapare / Thursday: Hakinakina - We're on the field at lunchtime today playing Ki-o-Rahi and Touch.

Ramere / Friday: Sausage Sizzle - Time for some kai! We'll be in the Canteen at lunchtime and you will get a free sausage sizzle if you have participated in the events this week OR can tell Whaea Mere a Maori sentence or something of significance in te reo.

Monday July 27th:

* College promotion team visiting Coley Street School and Shannon School

* Student Council Meeting (Library - 14:25)

Tuesday July 28th:

* Mentoring (Group time)

* Open Evening (19:00 - 21:00)

Wednesday July 29th:

* Year 10 Wellington Trip


Friday July 31st:

* MANA Student Group Meeting (Library - 12:10)

Monday August 3rd:

* L1 Practical Science assessment (Periods 1 - 3)

* MANA Management Meeting (Meeting Room - 11:20)

Tuesday August 4th:

* Assembly (09:45)

Wednesday August 5th:

* Year 9 Wellington Trip

Thursday August 6th:

* MANA Focus Group Meeting (A8 - 10:10)

* Year 10 Leadership Camp


Friday August 7th:

* Year 10 Leadership Camp

* Iron Maori Triathlon Hangi fundraiser

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.


For events prior to this term, head over to the Latest News section