List of schools in Manawatu-Wanganui

Manawatu-Wanganui is a region in the North Island of New Zealand. It contains numerous small rural primary schools, some small town primary and secondary schools, and city schools in the Wanganui and Palmerston North areas.

In New Zealand schools, students begin formal education in Year 1 at the age of five.[1] Year 13 is the final year of secondary education. Years 14 and 15 refer to adult education facilities. State schools are those fully funded by the government and at which no fees for tuition of domestic students (i.e. New Zealand citizens and permanent residents, and Australian citizens) can be charged, although a donation is commonly requested.[2] A state integrated school is a former private school with a special character based on a religious or philosophical belief that has been integrated into the state system. State integrated schools charge "attendance dues" to cover the building and maintenance of school buildings, which are not owned by the government, but otherwise they like state schools cannot charge fees for tuition of domestic students but may request a donation. Private schools charge fees to its students for tuition, as do state and state integrated schools for tuition of international students.[3]

The socioeconomic decile indicates the socioeconomic status of the school's catchment area. A decile of 1 indicates the school draws from a poor area; a decile of 10 indicates the school draws from a well-off area.[4] The decile ratings used here come from the Ministry of Education Te Kete Ipurangi website and from the decile change spreadsheet listed in the references. The deciles were last revised using information from the 2006 Census.[5] The roll of each school changes frequently as students start school for the first time, move between schools, and graduate. The rolls given here are those provided by the Ministry of Education are based on figures from November 2012.[6] The Ministry of Education institution number links to the Education Counts page for each school.

Ruapehu DistrictEdit

All schools in the Ruapehu district are coeducational.

 
Ongarue School (Dec.2011)
Name Years Area Authority Decile Roll Website MOE
Kaitieke School 1–8 Kaitieke State 8 16 [1] 2371
Kakahi School 1–8 Kakahi State 3 - 2373
Manunui School 1–8 Manunui State 1 132 - 2393
Matiere School 1–8 Matiere State 2 27 - 2195
National Park School 1–8 National Park State 3 48 [2] 2405
Ngakonui Valley School 1–8 Taumarunui State 3 159 - 1845
Ngapuke School 1–8 Taumarunui State 1 64 - 1847
Ohakune School 1–8 Ohakune State 5 223 [3] 2410
Ohura Valley Primary 1–8 Ohura State 3 8 - 176
Ongarue School 1–8 Ongarue State 3 16 - 2215
Orautoha School 1–8 Raetihi State 8 31 - 2413
Owhango School 1–8 Owhango State 5 42 [4] 2417
Raetihi Primary School 1–8 Raetihi State 1 211 - 2429
Ruapehu College 9–13 Ohakune State 3 185 [5] 183
St Patrick's Catholic School 1–8 Taumarunui State integrated 4 54 - 1961
Tarrangower School 1–8 Taumarunui State 1 33 [6] 1982
Taumarunui High School 9–13 Taumarunui State 2 295 [7] 169
Taumarunui Primary School 1–8 Taumarunui State 1 135 - 1986
Te Kura o Nga Iwi e Toru ki Taumarunui 1–8 Taumarunui State 2 43 3118
TKKM o Ngati Rangi 1–8 Ohakune State 1 14 - 1617
Tokirima School 1–8 Tokirima State 6 17 [8] 2253
Turaki School 1–8 Taumarunui State 2 152 [9] 2040
Waiouru School 1–8 Waiouru State 9 96 [10] 2472

Whanganui DistrictEdit

Name Years Gender Area Authority Roll Website MOE
Aberfeldy School 1–8 Coed Wanganui State 27 - 2330
Arahunga School Coed Gonville State 60 [11] 2334
Aranui School 1–6 Coed Castlecliff State 48 - 2336
Brunswick School 1–8 Coed Brunswick State 63 [12] 2342
Carlton School 1–6 Coed Wanganui State 263 [13] 2345
Castlecliff School 1–6 Coed Castlecliff State 173 [14] 2346
Churton School 1–6 Coed Aramoho State 147 - 2348
Cullinane College 9–13 Coed Wanganui State integrated 322 - 190
Durie Hill School 1–6 Coed Durie Hill State 262 - 2355
Faith Academy 1–8 Coed Springvale State integrated 125 [15] 422
Fordell School 1–8 Coed Fordell State 89 [16] 2357
Gonville School 1–6 Coed Wanganui State 225 [17] 2361
Kai Iwi School 1–8 Coed Wanganui State 100 [18] 2369
Kaitoke School 1–8 Coed Kaitoke State 93 - 2372
Kakatahi School 1–8 Coed Kakatahi State 10 2375
Keith Street School 1–6 Coed Wanganui State 162 - 2378
Kokohuia School 1–13 Coed Castlecliff State 126 - 2384
Mangamahu Primary School 1–8 Coed Mangamahu State 6 [19] 2391
Mosston School 1–6 Coed Wanganui State 141 [20] 2403
Ngamatea School 1–8 Coed Kakatahi State [21] 2408
Okoia School 1–8 Coed Okoia State - 2412
Rutherford Junior High 7–8 Coed Wanganui State 129 [22] 2442
St Anne's School 1–8 Coed Wanganui State integrated 263 [23] 2447
St Anthony's School 1–8 Coed Wanganui Private 93 - 1585
St. Dominic's College 9–13 Coed Gonville Private 42 - 454
St George's Preparatory School 1–8 Coed Wanganui State integrated 132 [24] 4130
St Johns Hill School 1–6 Coed Wanganui State 385 - 2450
St Marcellin School 1–8 Coed Wanganui State integrated 59 [25] 2395
St Mary's School 1–8 Coed Wanganui State integrated 241 - 2454
Tawhero School 1–6 Coed Wanganui State 147 - 2465
Te Wainui a Rua 1–8 Coed Ranana State 25 - 559
TKKM o Te Atihaunui-A-Paparangi 1–8 Coed Putiki State 83 [26] 4160
TKKM o Tupoho 1–13 Coed Castlecliff State 151 - 2377
Upokongaro School 1–8 Coed Upokongaro State 126 [27] 2469
Whanganui City College 9–13 Coed Wanganui State 320 [28] 187
Wanganui Collegiate School 9–13 Coed Wanganui State integrated 439 [29] 192
Whanganui East School 1–6 Coed Wanganui State 183 - 2476
Whanganui Girls' College 9–13 Girls Wanganui East State 355 [30] 188
Whanganui High School 9–13 Coed Springvale State 1466 [31] 189
Whanganui Intermediate 7–8 Coed Wanganui State 586 [32] 2477
Westmere School 1–8 Coed Rapanui State 232 [33] 2480

Closed schoolsEdit

Aramoho School closed at the end of 2016 after 143 years.[7]

Rangitikei DistrictEdit

Name Years Gender Area Authority Decile Roll Website MOE
Bulls School 1–8 Coed Bulls State 6 181 [34] 2343
Clifton School 1–8 Coed Bulls State 6 115 [35] 2349
Hunterville Consolidated School 1–8 Coed Hunterville State 7 194 - 2366
Huntley School 3-8 Coed Marton Private 8 142 [36] 4111
James Cook School 1–8 Coed Marton State 2 169 - 2368
Mangaweka School 1–8 Coed Mangaweka State 7 33 - 2392
Marton Junction School 1–8 Coed Marton State 1 64 - 2396
Marton School 1–8 Coed Marton State 3 188 [37] 2397
Mataroa School 1–8 Coed Mataroa State 5 40 - 2398
Moawhango School 1–8 Coed Moawhango State 6 33 - 2401
Nga Tawa Diocesan School 9–13 Girls Marton State integrated 9 268 [38] 196
Papanui Junction School 1–8 Coed Taihape State 5 12 2420
Pukeokahu School 1–8 Coed Taihape State 9 14 2428
Rangitikei College 9–13 Coed Marton State 3 279 [39] 195
Rangiwaea School 1–8 Coed Taihape State 6 11 [40] 2434
South Makirikiri School 1–8 Coed Marton State 6 156 [41] 2446
St Joseph's School 1–8 Coed Taihape State integrated 5 106 - 2453
St Matthew's School 1–8 Coed Marton State integrated 4 38 - 2456
Taihape Area School 1–13 Coed Taihape State 4 311 - 549
Taoroa School 1–8 Coed Taihape State 5 30 - 2463
Te Kura o Ratana 1–8 Coed Ratana State 1 34 - 2436
Turakina Maori Girls' College 9–13 Girls Marton State integrated 3 70 [42] 194
Turakina School 1–8 Coed Turakina State 4 40 - 2468
Whangaehu School 1–8 Coed Whangaehu State 3 10 [43][permanent dead link] 2482

Manawatu DistrictEdit

Name Years Gender Area Authority Decile Roll Website MOE
Apiti School 1–8 Coed Apiti State 9 26 [44] 2333
Awahou School 1–8 Coed Ashhurst State 10 52 [45] 2338
Bainesse School 1–8 Coed Bainesse State 4 32 [46] 2341
Cheltenham School 1–8 Coed Feilding State 6 8 [47] 2347
Colyton School 1–8 Coed Feilding State 9 80 [48] 2354
Feilding High School 9–13 Coed Feilding State 5 1340 [49] 197
Feilding Intermediate 7–8 Coed Feilding State 5 314 [50] 2356
Glen Oroua School 1–8 Coed Palmerston North State 9 65 - 2360
Halcombe Primary School 1–8 Coed Halcombe State 7 163 - 2362
Hato Paora College 9–13 Boys Feilding State integrated 3 92 [51] 199
Hiwinui School 1–8 Coed Palmerston North State 10 87 - 2364
Kimbolton School 1–8 Coed Kimbolton State 7 54 - 2379
Kiwitea School 1–8 Coed Feilding State 10 49 - 2382
Kopane School 1–8 Coed Kopane State 8 47 [52] 2385
Longburn School 1–8 Coed Longburn State 5 71 [53] 2388
Lytton Street School 1–6 Coed Feilding State 3 392 [54] 2389
Manchester Street School 1–6 Coed Feilding State 6 414 [55] 2390
Mount Biggs School 1–8 Coed Feilding State 8 79 [56] 2404
Newbury School 1–8 Coed Palmerston North State 9 178 [57] 2406
North Street School 1–8 Coed Feilding State 4 421 [58] 2409
Oroua Downs School 1–8 Coed Foxton State 5 91 [59] 2414
Rangiwahia School 1–8 Coed Rangiwahia State 9 15 [60] 2435
Rongotea School 1–8 Coed Rongotea State 6 102 - 2438
Sanson School 1–8 Coed Sanson State 5 39 [61] 2443
St Joseph's School 1–8 Coed Feilding State integrated 6 126 - 2451
Tangimoana School 1–8 Coed Tangimoana State 2 20 [62] 2461
Taonui School 1–8 Coed Feilding State 5 45 [63] 2462
Waituna West School 1–8 Coed Feilding State 7 51 [64] 2475

Palmerston North CityEdit

Name MOE Years Gender Area Authority Roll Website Notes Decile
Aokautere School 2332 1–6 Coed Aokautere State 109 [65]
Ashhurst School 2337 1–8 Coed Ashhurst State 432 [66]
Awapuni School 2339 1–6 Coed Awapuni State 87 [67]
Awatapu College 198 9–13 Coed West End State 854 [68]
Bunnythorpe School 2344 1–8 Coed Bunnythorpe State 23 -
Carncot Independent School 4101 1–8 Coed Palmerston North Private 122 [69]
Central Normal School 2418 1–6 Coed Palmerston North State 408 [70]
Cloverlea School 2350 1–6 Coed Cloverlea State 311 -
College Street Normal School 2353 1–6 Coed Hokowhitu State 547 [71]
Cornerstone Christian School 1172 1–11 Coed Kelvin Grove State integrated 539 [72]
Freyberg High School 200 9–13 Coed Roslyn State 1148 [73]
Hokowhitu School 2365 1–6 Coed Hokowhitu State 378 [74]
Kairanga School 2370 1–8 Coed Kairanga State 161 [75]
Linton Camp School 2386 1–8 Coed Linton Army Camp State 132 [76]
Linton Country School 2387 1–8 Coed Linton State 10 [77]
Longburn Adventist College 191 7–13 Coed Longburn State integrated 221 [78]
Mana Tamariki 465 1–13 Coed Palmerston North State 62 - Designated Character school
Manawatu Community High School
(Manawatu Kura a Iwi)
6118 9-13 Coed West End State 0 Activity Centre
Manukura 739 9-13 Coed Hokowhitu State 197 [79] Designated Character school
Milson School 2400 1–6 Coed Milson State 348 [80]
Monrad Intermediate 2402 7–8 Coed Palmerston North State 327 [81]
Our Lady of Lourdes School 2416 1–6 Coed Takaro State integrated 139 [82]
Palmerston North Adventist Christian School 4126 1–6 Coed Palmerston North State integrated 98 -
Palmerston North Boys' High School 202 9–13 Boys Palmerston North State 1717 [83] 8P
Palmerston North Girls' High School 203 9–13 Girls Palmerston North State 1263 [84]
Palmerston North Intermediate 2419 7–8 Coed Palmerston North State 728 [85]
Parkland School 2424 1–6 Coed Palmerston North State 303 [86]
Queen Elizabeth College 201 9–13 Coed Palmerston North State 261 [87]
Riverdale School 2437 1–6 Coed Palmerston North State 393 [88]
Roslyn School 2439 1–8 Coed Palmerston North State 368 [89]
Ross Intermediate 2440 7–8 Coed Palmerston North State 594 [90]
Russell Street School 2441 1–6 Coed Palmerston North State 319 [91]
Somerset Crescent School 2363 1–6 Coed Highbury State 220 -
St James School 2449 1–6 Coed Hokowhitu State integrated 180 [92]
St Mary's School 2457 1–6 Coed Palmerston North State integrated 159 [93]
St Peter's College 204 7–13 Coed Palmerston North State integrated 615 [94] Catholic
Takaro School 2460 1–8 Coed Palmerston North State 238 [95]
Terrace End School 2466 1–6 Coed Terrace End State 185 -
TKKM o Manawatu 4209 1–8 Coed Kelvin Grove State 95 -
Turitea School 2467 1–6 Coed Turitea State 141 [96]
West End School 2479 1–6 Coed Palmerston North State 330 [97]
Whakarongo School 2481 1–8 Coed Palmerston North State 496 [98]
Whakatipuria Teen Parent Unit 2756 Roslyn State 0 Teen parent unit
Winchester School 2484 1–6 Coed Hokowhitu State 334 [99]

Tararua DistrictEdit

Name Years Gender Area Authority Roll Website MOE
Alfredton School 1–8 Coed Eketahuna State 55 [100] 2801
Ballance School 1–8 Coed Pahiatua State 23 - 2805
Dannevirke High School 9–13 Coed Dannevirke State 433 [101] 234
Dannevirke South School 1–8 Coed Dannevirke State 276 [102] 2553
Eketahuna School 1–8 Coed Eketahuna State 117 [103] 2835
Huia Range School 1–8 Coed Dannevirke State 298 [104] 1662
Kumeroa-Hopelands School 1–8 Coed Woodville State 47 - 601
Makuri School 1–8 Coed Makuri State 9 - 2895
Mangatainoka School 1–8 Coed Mangatainoka State 77 - 2900
Norsewood and Districts School 1–8 Coed Norsewood State 52 - 2622
Pahiatua School 1–8 Coed Pahiatua State 392 [105] 2945
Papatawa School 1–8 Coed Woodville State 25 [106] 2640
Pongaroa School 1–8 Coed Pongaroa State 57 [107] 2962
Ruahine School 1–8 Coed Dannevirke State 151 [108] 2669
St Anthony's School 1–8 Coed Pahiatua State integrated 95 [109] 2998
St Joseph's School 1–8 Coed Dannevirke State integrated 129 - 2676
Tararua College 9–13 Coed Pahiatua State 365 [110] 235
TKKM o Tamaki Nui A Rua 1–13 Coed Dannevirke State 77 [111] 4226
Totara College of Accelerated Learning 1–13 Coed Dannevirke State integrated 58 - 439
Weber School 1–8 Coed Weber State 57 - 2732
Woodville School 1–8 Coed Woodville State 78 [112] 2742

Closed schoolsEdit

  • Kohinui School, Kohinui, closed in January 2008 and merged with Kumeroa-Hopelands School.[8]
  • Tiraumea School, closed January 2012.[9]
  • Wimbledon School, Wimbledon.[10]
  • Akitio school, closed on 27 Jan 2014.[11] Reunion held on 25–28 March 2016.
  • Mangamairei country school, closed in mid 2015.[12] A 130th reunion was held at the school.
  • Hillcrest School, closed in April 2019 due to its low roll.

Horowhenua DistrictEdit

Name Years Gender Area Authority Roll Website MOE
Coley Street School 1–8 Coed Foxton State 227 [113] 2352[permanent dead link]
Fairfield School 1–8 Coed Levin State 470 [114] 2838
Foxton Beach School 1–8 Coed Foxton Beach State 182 [115] 2358
Foxton School 1–8 Coed Foxton State 67 [116] 2359
Horowhenua College 9–13 Coed Levin State 581 [117] 236
Koputaroa School 1–8 Coed Levin State 177 [118] 2882[permanent dead link]
Levin East School 1–6 Coed Levin State 355 [119] 2886
Levin Intermediate 7–8 Coed Levin State 264 [120] 2887
Levin North School 1–6 Coed Levin State 226 [121] 2888[permanent dead link]
Levin School 1–6 Coed Levin State 129 [122] 2889[permanent dead link]
Manakau School 1–6 Coed Manakau State 108 [123] 2896[permanent dead link]
Manawatu College 9–13 Coed Foxton State 317 [124] 205[permanent dead link]
Ohau School 1–8 Coed Levin State 179 [125] 2933
Opiki School 1–8 Coed Opiki State 139 [126] 2937
Poroutawhao School 1–8 Coed Levin State 128 [127] 2965[permanent dead link]
Shannon School 1–8 Coed Shannon State 73 [128] 2989[permanent dead link]
St Joseph's School 1–8 Coed Levin State integrated 135 - 3008
St Mary's School 1–8 Coed Foxton State integrated 33 [129] 2455
Taitoko School 1–8 Coed Levin State 219 [130] 3032[permanent dead link]
Tokomaru School 1–8 Coed Tokomaru State 112 [131] 3046[permanent dead link]
Waiopehu College 9–13 Coed Levin State 616 [132] 237

NotesEdit

  1. ^ "About School: School basics". New Zealand Ministry of Education. Archived from the original on 26 May 2008. Retrieved 8 June 2008.
  2. ^ "School Donations & Fees". New Zealand Ministry of Education. 23 June 1998. Archived from the original on 14 July 2006. Retrieved 23 June 2006.
  3. ^ "about NZ education". EduSearch. Archived from the original on 6 December 2007. Retrieved 8 June 2008.
  4. ^ "How The Decile Is Calculated". New Zealand Ministry of Education. Retrieved 8 June 2008.
  5. ^ "Reviews of Deciles - General Information". New Zealand Ministry of Education. Retrieved 8 June 2008.
  6. ^ "New Zealand Schools - Education Counts". Ministry of Education (New Zealand). Retrieved 12 January 2013.
  7. ^ Wylie, Liz (18 December 2016). "A fond farewell to Aramoho School". Wanganui Chronicle.
  8. ^ "School Closures, Mergers and New: December_2008" (XLS). Education Counts.
  9. ^ Crombie, Nathan (24 January 2012). "School closure blow for Tiraumea". Wairarapa Times-Age. Archived from the original on 23 February 2013. Retrieved 16 January 2013.
  10. ^ "Wimbledon war memorial". New Zealand Ministry for Culture and Heritage.
  11. ^ "Akitio School (2800) Closure Notice". The New Zealand Gazette. 5 December 2013.
  12. ^ Wilkie, Kelsie (15 July 2015). "Rural school closed because of declining numbers". Manawatu Standard.

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