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Welcome New Students

Mangere College has welcomed our new intake of students for 2018. Staff returning to Mangere College and our new intake of students are both enjoying the start of the year. The staff and students are looking forward to the challenges and rewards of a years hard work.

Pictured below are 9PS Students enjoying icebreaker activities in their first week.


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Ex-Principal John Heyes Farewell

On the 2nd of November, 2015 Mangere College held a farewell event for the long serving Principal John Heyes. Staff, students and community would like to say a heartfelt thank you for all the hard work and commitment to us all in raising our schools achievement and providing greater outcomes for all our wonderful students.


Hei konā mai

Ngā mihi mō tō manaakitanga mai

Goodbye for now

Thanks for your kindness


Mangere College


Here is the video of the event:

Sol3 Mio Visit

Mangere College would like to thank Sol3 Mio for talking to and performing for a number of students today. Sol3 Mio has spoken about their careers and how they came to be the prominent singers they are today. It was an inspirational time for our students to see how other Polynesians can reach success at the highest level.

We wish them all the best in future and hope at another time they can again impart their wisdom to our young people.


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Sol3Mio performing to a large group of Mangere College students in the Auditorium

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Sol3Mio performing to the staff in the staff room.


Sol3Mio taking a photo with a Mangere College student, Potoae.

‘It’s Not Ok’ Day

Mangere College says No to Family Violence.

Family Violence It’s Not OK Day is happening at Mangere College today.
At interval the kids are set to play against the Police in a volleyball game.
At lunch we have free pumpkin soup served in the quad outside the Deans office and live music in the Hot Spot.
The juniors are having a special assembly after lunch where they will learn more about what family violence is and how to seek help.

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Student Services – You can lean on us.

MC 2015 Bring It On Winners!

MC Dance Crew Bring It On 2015

After several years absence Hip Hop Dance is back at Mangere College. On Saturday the 5th of September at the Vodafone Centre, Mangere College took out the Bring it On competition from six other schools. Their unique  style, discipline and clean  performance  placed them ahead of their competitors.

Mangere College has a proud tradition in Hip Hop dance. Starting in 2004 the school has prevailed at Bring it On in 2006, 2008, 2009 and now in 2015.

You can see the dance performed to a fully school assembly here:

Mangere College students were also shown in a Maori TV News story here.

The school is proud of the 14 students and we would like to thank the groups leaders, Ana Taulanga, Nathaniel Tawhai Aoake and Tererua Maiva.

Your school has been nominated …. Please vote

Congratulations, your school has been nominated to win $5,000 worth of technology. The University of Auckland’s Faculty of Education and Social Work is running an exciting competition called #MyTeacherMoment. This competition is focused on raising the perception of teaching as a career, while celebrating the great work teachers are doing in schools and their communities.

People can enter the competition by sharing their most inspiring or memorable moment with a teacher via a photo, video, or words. They then nominate a school or early childhood centre they want to win.

Mangere College has been nominated twice and, as of today, has a total of 7 votes. The votes are particularly important because every vote is an extra entry into the competition. The winner will be chosen at random so the more votes you have, the more chance your school has at winning.

Here are your school’s entries

I encourage you to share this with parents, teachers, whanau, friends – everyone and anyone – so they can vote for your school too. People have until 4.59pm on August 24 to either enter or vote.

You can view all of the entries by going to the ‘View Entries’ tab on this page:

Good luck, and please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.

Mangere College’s thrilling Special Olympics debut

Eight students entered the Massey Park Stadium in Papakura on the 26 March, full of nerves and anxieties, in the school’s first year at the Special Olympics New Zealand Track and Field Event. With very little training, this was supposed to only be a “look and see” year.

Two hours in  – and Malia Tu’ungafasi 11BF wins the 50 metre sprint, Erana Heta 9FI places 3rd and Laura Wong-Tung 10TH captures 5th.

The boy’s 4 x 100 metre relay saw WayneToa 11PS, Elliot Talaepa 12HS, Faapiano Vaimili 11BF and Aiiu Munokoa 10CL hit the track. The long wait between Heats only served to escalate their nerves, but 59.18 seconds later – Mangere College takes the Heat. Then came the nerve wrecking wait for the overall results and our boys take 2nd place, a few milliseconds behind Papakura High School  – the school to beat.

Results for the Boys 100 metre sprint:

Faapiano Vaimili – 1st Place Aiiu Munokoa – 2nd Place Wayne Toa – 3rd Place Elliot Talaepa – 3rd Place
In Division 4 of the 100 metre sprint, Jesse Apineru of 9FI stepped onto the track for the first time. In his thrilling debut, Jesse bolted across the start line but half way down the track – his laces came undone and caused him to swerve into the other lanes ultimately giving him 4th Place.

There were calls from both officials and other schools for Mangere College to return next year….and return we shall.

“Let Me Win. But If I Cannot, Let Me Be Brave in the Attempt”

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Warehouse and Mangere College

Mangere College is the recipient of a generous donation from The Warehouse. This donation is from The Warehouse’s sale of Plastic Bag Initiative. The money will be used to support our students. Pictured here is a group of budding student leaders who represented the school at the presentation at The Warehouse.
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Variety – the children’s charity

Mangere College is very grateful to Variety – the children’s charity for its provision of 30 laptops.

These laptops will be used as a Mobile class-set to allow students to have further access to information and communications technology.

Mangere College is also supportive of Variety’s up-coming fundraiser at Round the Bays, and commends those so inclined to join Variety’s team.



Here is a link to all the info you should need, but please let me know if you need anything else:

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