"Tutika, toro atu ki te kapuhipuhi o te kahikatea.”

Stand tall, and reach for your goals.

Mangatainoka School is a rural school situated between Woodville and Pahiatua in the Tararua District. We are a full primary school and have three classrooms from Year 0 to Year 8. Our school was established in 1889 and has a proud history in our community. Mangatainoka is a quiet, well maintained rural setting. At Mangatainoka we can offer small class sizes, access to a swimming pool, a warm and caring staff who work hard for their students, a wide range of sporting, cultural and academic opportunities, a friendly and supportive community and that small country school feel.

Our Vision

What we want for our young people

At Mangatainoka School we aim to have students who are resourceful and creative problem solvers. We want them to be inspired and motivated as they approach life and learning. We strive to have students who are connected and thinking globally with environmental awareness. Our students will feel a sense of purpose and feel positively about their future.

"Resourceful and motivated global citizens who are learners for life"

About Us

Our People

Our Learning

Our Values


we show RESPECT - so that we all feel valued, important and positive about being part of the school community. We show respect for others, the environment and property.


we are SAFE - so that everyone can feel comfortable and secure while they live and learn.


we are LEARNERS - so that we can all be lifelong learners to achieve personal excellence and strive to do our best

Mangatainoka is a "Positive Behaviour For Learning" School

Mangatainoka School Strategic Plan 2024-2025


Mangatainoka School Annual Plan 2024

Mangatainoka School Annual Plan - 2024 v2 reviewed
Mangatainoka School report 2018.pdf
Mangatainoka School Audit Report 2022.pdf
Mangatainoka School Audited Financial Statements 2022.pdf


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