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Palmerston North and Manawatu are well known for offering excellent education, with a good variety of schooling options to choose from to suit every family’s needs.

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Secondary Schools

Manawatu secondary schools offer high quality educational opportunities for their students. There are both co-education and single sex secondary schools, which cater for Year 9-13 and many schools within the region offer boarding facilities. Read more

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Intermediate Schools

Students in Years 7 and 8 may attend an intermediate school which provides a transition from primary schooling to secondary schooling. Many primary schools also cater for intermediate level students.  Read more

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Primary Schools

Palmerston North city and Manawatu have a large number of primary schools which cater for children from their fifth birthday. Some schools place special emphasis within the school curriculum on subjects such as technology, maori language and culture and sports.Read more

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Early Childhood

There are a range of childcare providers in the city and region, including kindergartens, early childhood education centres, home based care, play centres and Te Kohanga Reo programmes. There are also a number of before and after school care programmes available. Read more