WELCOME TO OUR WORLD

"A forward-thinking, future-focused school"

Pakuranga College offers not just an education but a whole new lifestyle! When you study at our College you will have opportunities to take part in a huge range of sports and cultural activities while still focusing on your academic studies. We aim to produce well-rounded global citizens!

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LIVING IN NZ

Even though we are part of the largest city in New Zealand our area is famous for its beautiful beaches and parks. You can take part in water sports, such as sailing and swimming as well as sports such as tennis, golf, football, hockey and badminton at school and at local clubs. Here you can experience New Zealand’s outdoor way of life while still having city facilities on your doorstep!

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STUDYING AT PAKURANGA

We are a highly regarded and popular co-educational secondary school, with state of the art, modern facilities. Students are fully engaged in stimulating learning programmes which lead through NCEA to university study. Our students have won places at some of the best universities in New Zealand and overseas.

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APPLY TO STUDY

We are happy to help you with your application or answer any questions you may have – chat with us.

 

Please either upload a hard copy of the application form or apply online. It only takes a short while to do this.

DENISE BERRY

Director of International Students.

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I love working with International Students! It is exciting to see how students change from the time they arrive through to the time they leave. Students who might arrive shy and lost or who perhaps have not enjoyed school in their home country are given the chance to find out who they really are and what they want to be when they come to study with us in New Zealand.

Studying overseas gives students a chance to re-examine their lives and career goals and to take advantage of opportunities they may never have thought of before.

1996 we accepted our first 10 international students. It is amazing to see how our numbers have grown. We now have a wonderful team of staff dedicated to the needs of our international students.

I was lucky enough to be seconded to the Ministry of Education for two years working as the Senior Advisor to Schools for the Code of Practice for the Pastoral Care of International Students. This document provides the foundation for the excellent, personalised care that New Zealand provides for International students when they study in our beautiful country.

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Leavers Lunch for some of our International Students who are returning home at the end of Term 2. Safe travels, we will miss you all - Best wishes from the International Team

Lovely surprise visit from Ex International Student Natalie Bubeck from Germany popping in to say Hello. Wonderful to see you again Natalie!

STUDENT STORIES

  • Edoardo Vincenzetti

    Edoardo Vincenzetti

    New Zealand is such a lovely country, totally different from Italy. The people are very friendly; the streets are very clean with lots of green spaces for walking.

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  • Miriam Schmitt

    Miriam Schmitt

    Hello, my name is Miriam Schmitt. I am from Germany. My time at Pakuranga College was great. I loved my classes and I have learnt many new things during the past 6 months.

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  • Rachel Shao

    Rachel Shao

    New Zealand is made up of a diverse range of cultures and identities, therefore we all learn about treating each other with respect, understanding and tolerance.

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