Primary School - Te Kura Tuatahi

What is great about an Area School is its family connections.  Many of our students in the Primary School have older siblings or whanau in the Secondary School. 


Our kura is one large whanau.

Room 1 & 2

We welcome new entrants and students at Year 1 and 2 to Mangakahia Area School.


Room 1 students are carefully nurtured by their teacher.

Class Room Work Board
Room 3 & 4


Students in Year 3 and 4 learn via a cross-curricular program of English, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Health & PE and Technology.

Every week students visit specialist teachers in the Learning Areas of Art, Music and Te Reo Maori.

Students Learning Horticulture
William Pike Challenge Award


The William Pike Challenge Award (WPCA) provides Full Primary and Middle Schools with support, resources and motivation to facilitate Education Outside the Classroom.


The WPCA is an outdoor activity-based programme run over one school year. Groups of students participate in 

  • outdoor activities

  • community service, and 

  • personally develop a new sport or hobby.


The WPCA is a gateway to new experiences, opportunities and a means of developing a positive youth culture for the nation.


To find out more, go to

WilliamPike link to website
Titoki Playcentre


For further information, please click on the below image where you will be redirected to our 'Playcentre's' page.

Links to the Playcentre page


Link consists of Year 7 and 8 students learning in an integrated program of English, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies.


All student learning in Mathematics is further strengthened via MathsWhizz.


Every week students enjoy the benefits of specialist teachers in Health and PE, Technology, Art, Music, and Te Reo Maori.


The Key Competencies including that of Relating to Others and Managing Self is practiced via the William Pike Challenge Award that every student in Link is enrolled.

Maths Whizz


For further information on how to gain access, please click on the below link where you will be redirected to the 'School Portals' page.

Link to Maths-Whizz page
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