Tuesday 16 May, marked the official launch date for the 2017, 40 Hour Famine at Pakuranga College. The lunchtime field located near Pamela Stone featured an inflatable soccer field as well as a performance stage, kindly provided by a not-for-profit youth organisation called Zeal. The event......
Congratulations to Samuel Chen who was placed third in the senior division of the Auckland Mathematics Olympiad. This is an outstanding result, placing Samuel among the top Mathematical students in the Auckland region. The competition is run annually by staff and students at the Department......
The 2017 Cultural Expo held at Pakuranga College on the 10th and 15th of May, showcased the diverse range of cultures within our school community. Cultural groups at our school were given the opportunity to share their backgrounds and traditions with their peers. Students had......
The school is very well placed to sustain and improve its performance. Substantial and effective self-review for school improvement is an integral part of the work of the senior leadership team and faculty leaders. They are of high quality.
The college has a rich legacy of providing a caring, personal and respectful environment in which students are encouraged to take responsibility for their own learning. Both teachers and students are challenged to think, reflect and evaluate their own progress and achievement.
Students benefit from teacher use of strategies that concentrate on how to learn as well as what to learn. Innovation to benefit student learning continues as one of the hallmarks of Pakuranga College and the use of information and communication technologies (ICT) is transforming teaching and learning, and communication with parents.
High expectations for academic achievement are reflected in the board’s annual targets and the numbers of students gaining merit and excellence passes in NCEA. Teachers consciously support the personal development of young people. Social competencies are prioritised as well as academic success
This is a forward-thinking, future-focused school. The school’s curriculum promotes and supports student learning very effectively. Students feel empowered by the student-centered nature of the school’s curriculum philosophy and also consider their learning to be relevant and meaningful.
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