Welcome to Maunu School, a contributing (Year 0-6) primary school.

Maunu is a U5 contributing school set on the western outskirts of Whangarei City, in the beautiful suburb of Maunu.

Established in 1884, Maunu School has a proud tradition of being a rural school with rural values and high standards of excellence.
The school has an enrolment policy, with a defined zone. This is to manage the growth which has come from an expanding community and from people wishing to enrol from other areas around Whangarei.

The school’s Five Feather Values of: Responsibility, Respect, Excellence, Integrity and Curiosity have stood the tests of time and remain the foundation of all we do.

Children are encouraged to accept responsibility and develop knowledge, skills and attitudes which lead to lifelong learning. Maunu has high expectations of every student in all areas of school life and advances a culture of excellence, inclusion and service in all endeavours. We strive to provide a wide range of challenges and experiences for all our students, aimed at developing active citizens who are prepared for their future and have a sense of service and community.

Maunu School is blessed with large grounds and playing fields. We are bounded by historic rock walls on 3 sides, which add to the character and uniqueness of the school. The school has experienced extensive growth in the last 5 years, with four new “roll growth” classrooms being added in 2021.

The school is lucky to have a very diverse community with a large number of ethnic groups and cultures represented in the school and community. This enhances all aspects of school life and provides a rich and vibrant school community.

The school currently has 17 available teaching spaces, a vibrant library, hall, and swimming pool with covered seating.

Maunu School is involved with the Whangarei Kahui Ako Group 2 (7 schools) and the wider Whangarei Hub, Nga Kahui ako o Whangarei which involves 40+ schools.

Within a team environment, our dedicated board of Trustees, active and hardworking PTA and skilled staff are committed to making Maunu School a place where children receive a high quality of education and have the “Freedom to Soar”.

Claire Turton



Alison Manson

Chairperson Board of Trustees