Maungakaramea School’s community is the rural village of Maungakaramea, 23 km southwest of Whangarei, and in the surrounding Mid-Western district.
Maungakaramea is the centre of a farming, agricultural and horticultural farming community. The village has comprehensive sporting facilities, a social hall, retirement village, saleyards, three churches, a playcentre, service station/shop/postal delivery centre and a number of active voluntary organisations.
To foster community involvement, fortnightly newsletters, open days, annual concerts, prize-givings, calf club events, working bees, festivals of learning and community BBQs are used. The families contributing pupils to the school reflect social patterns that are changing as more local land is subdivided into small blocks and sections.
The churches, playcentre, sports clubs and other local schools play a big part to enhance our children’s learning. Community expectations of the school include a wide range of educational, social, sporting, cultural and vocational goals.