About Us

Mākara Model School is a decile 10, full primary school catering for students from New Entrants to Year 8. Students come from around the Mākara district and Karori on our school bus.

We are committed to providing quality experiences for students, enabling access to a wide range of educational opportunities. We offer programmes tailored to suit, in a stunning environment purpose built for learning and having fun. We currently have spaces for out of zone enrolments for 2022. If you are interested, please get in touch with us.


Mākara Model school is located 11 kilometres from Wellington city and 6 kilometres from Mākara Beach. Although having an idyllic rural location, Karori Mall is an 8 minute drive away. We have a growing reputation and students of all ages are starting at our school. We encourage local people to enrol their children and we are happy for others to choose our school if they feel it is right for their child. We offer a unique and quality educational experience for children.

Sense of Whānau

We value our strong sense of family in the school, where older students are encouraged to take responsibility for younger ones. ‘Old students’ often return as and where they can to catchup with previous classmates and teachers.

There is a high level of interest and involvement by parents and whānau in their children’s education and in the operation of the school. We benefit from a great deal of very positive input. The partnership between home and school is also very strong.