Manukorihi Intermediate School – Waitara

We welcome you to Manukorihi Intermediate School. This site is designed to introduce you to many aspects of our school, as the preferred Intermediate for six contributing primary schools.

Comparatively, we are a small intermediate school which enables us to foster better working relationships between our students and staff. Our school has a strong sense of pride, growth and development, and our staff works hard to provide the best possible educational opportunities for year 7 and 8 students.

We have an engaging Technology Department that includes Food, Design, Science and Digitech.


Manukorihi Intermediate has a strong performing arts curriculum, offering a range of tuition and learning experiences.

Our students have a wide variety of sports and teams to consider, with opportunities to compete against other peers in our Inter-Intermediate and regional competitions.

The staff and students are welcoming, friendly and positive at Manukorihi Intermediate, and we believe our school has many attributes for future students and their families to consider. We pride ourselves on our open door policy for our community so don’t hesitate to come and visit.

Our school hours are:

8.50am – All students to be in class

10.45am to 11.15am – Morning interval

12.45pm to 1.25 pm – Lunch

3pm – School finishes

Please take time to explore our website. If you have any further queries, we would love the opportunity to have a conversation with you.


Fiona Low, Principal


Recent News Events

NEWS & EVENTS – 2019

Term 4 2019

Year 8 Graduation:  Monday 16th December, 6pm to 8.30pm


5.45pm- Doors opens

6pm – Students seated in hall

6.05pm – Inspirational ex Manukorihi speaker

6.15pm – Slideshow Presentation

6.20pm – Shared kai (students to bring plate)

6.45pm – Disco (DJ)

8pm – Parents to be seated

Presentation of Graduation Certificates

8.15pm – Principal to close occasion



Minor:   Monday 16th December @ 9.45am

Major:  Tuesday 17th December @ 1.30pm



Wednesday 18th December at lunchtime


2020 DATES

School office open from 9am to 3pm

Monday 27th January to Friday 31st January


Term 1 commences with Powhiri

Monday 3rd February @ 8.50pm

Term 1 ends:    9 April

Term 2:     28 Aprl to 3 July

Term 3:     20 July to 25 September

Term 4:     12 October to 16 December









TERM  – DATES 2020

Term 1:  

Monday, 3 February to Thursday 9th April

Term 2:

Tuesday, 28 April to Friday 3 July

Term 3:

Monday, 20 July to Friday, 25 September

Term 4:

Monday, 12 October to Wednesday, 16 December




Open each school day from 8 am to 3.30 pm



WEKA HOUSE – Caleb Avery & Portia Huffam

TUI HOUSE – Jamie Wills & Kalani Atkinson-Kingi

KIEA HOUSE – Quinn Adams & Kasey Gooch

TOUTOUWAI HOUSE – Phoenix Shaw & Grace Brett



S – Grace Lovell & Declan Johnson

O – PollyAnna Cooper & Jay Suter

A – Kylie Sole & Ruanui Hunt

R – Ashton Oakes & Courtney Blakeney-Williams