Mangawhai Beach School is a State Full Primary School established in 1885. Students begin at age 5, Year 1 and complete their schooling at age 13, Year 8. The school is situated on Northland's east coast, approximately 1 ½ hours drive north of Auckland's Harbour Bridge.
The work and support of the Board of Trustees has been praised by the Education Review Office in a recent review resulting in a well-resourced and well-maintained learning environment for both children and adults.
The facilities consist of a swimming pool, large Astroturf area, use of a community gymnasium, spacious playing fields and comprehensive ICT equipment and infrastructure.
The most recent ERO report reflects the school's high standards and policy of continuous improvement.
“Teaching is focused on student’s specific needs and learning programmes are varied and interesting and make good links to the local environment and community. Students and staff benefit from the school’s strong values base and an educational vision that promotes students achieving their potential, enjoying and valuing learning and developing respect for self, others and environment.”
Mangawhai is a community with great passion for quality education who strive to be supportive of their children and their learning journey both in and outside of the classroom.