At Wainuiomata High School we have vertical forms called Manaaki Classes. These classes range in size from 15-25 students across all year levels (not year levels separated).
Each Manaaki Class belongs to a House, of which we have four:
Named after Bill Henry "Willie" Apiata VC, the House colours are Black and Silver. Apiata's House Dean is Mr Matthew Wood and the Student House Leaders are Diamond Maas and Agnes Peni Niulevaea.
Named after Sir Apirana Turupa Ngata, the Ngata Knights' House colours are Purple and Gold. Ngata's House Dean is Miss Adelaide Taylor and the Student House Leaders are Alex Te Kuru and Anahera Howden-Dutch.
Named after Ernest Rutherford, the Rutherford Wolves' House colours are Teal and Graphite. Rutherdford's House Dean is Ms Sarah O'Neill and the Student House Leaders are Brooke Matenga and Ariana Jacobs.
Named for Hone Tuwhare, the Tuwhare Tigers' House colours are Orange and Black. Tuwhare's House Dean is Mrs Melissa Latu and the Student House Leaders are Kevin Sok and Byron Taumata.