Palmerston North and Manawatū are well known for offering excellent education, with a good variety of schooling options to choose from to suit every family’s needs.
Manawatū secondary schools offer high quality educational opportunities for their students. There are both co-education and single sex secondary schools, which cater for Years 9-13 and many schools within the region offer boarding facilities. Read more
Students in Years 7-8 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
Palmerston North city and Manawatū 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, Māori language and culture and sports. Read more
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