08 May Whanau Hui

It was great to see record numbers of whanau and school staff at Whanau Hui on Tuesday 20th March. This term we were treated to a pot luck dinner, which saw the great skills of our whanau come out. Mr Thur Borren, HOF of Maths,...

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21 Mar Kawhia Trip for Whanau Tutor

Each year Whanau tutor go to Mokai Kainga Marae for Whakawhanungatanga, to strengthen the relationships between students in the group, the school staff, and members of the Marae. We learn about the local legends surround the area and visit Tangitekorowhiti, the tree the Tainui waka...

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17 Aug New Te Reo Signage

Students in Whanau Tutor have been thinking of ways to raise the profile of Maori culture within Pakuranga College. One of the idea they came up with was to increase the amount of signage in Te Reo Maori around the campus. Year 11 student Alex Scarrott...

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01 Aug Cultural Night 2017

Once again, Cultural Night was a massive success, with fantastic performances from a diverse range of groups! A big thank you to everyone who was involved, both students and staff. [gallery ids="22144,22145,22146,22147,22148,22149,22150,22152,22153,22154,22155,22156,22157,22158,22159,22160,22161,22162,22163,22164,22165,22166,22167,22168,22169,22170,22171,22172,22173,22174,22175,22176,22177,22178,22179,22180,22143"]...

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22 Jun Whanau Tutor Waka Trip

On the 24th May, members of Whanau Tutor travelled to Auckland Maritime Museum to learn about the ancestral migration from Polynesia to Aotearoa. On that day, Whanau Tutor had the privilege of sailing on board Aotearoa Tuatahi, a traditional Maori sailing waka. The crew on board...

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22 Jun Term 2 Whanau Hui

  On Wednesday 14th June, the Junior Maori Leadership Team organised and ran the Term 2 Whanau Hui. They welcomed Maori students, whanau, friends,10 Staff and Board of Trustee Representative Mrs Kelly Bigwood. Kauri Chan and the Williams whanau provided musical entertainment. The Whakawhanaungatanga story was told by...

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25 May Cultural Expo 2017

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...

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