Cultural

05 Dec Haunui Waka Trip

Toia Haunui tapotu ki te moana, mā wai e tō? Mā Pakuranga e tō!! On November 12, Year 9 and 10 Māori students had the great privilege of working together to sail the Waitemata harbour onboard Haunui Waka. Students were busy learning key voyaging skills such as...

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17 Oct Dancers Claim Gold in Australia

Pakuranga College dancers Tara Carville, Angelina Scott, Jenna Pye and Georgia Wilson are celebrating after bringing home two gold medals from Australian dance & cheer competition Aussie Gold 2018 earlier this month. The girls are all members of the Senior Dance Troupe at Jayes Dance which,...

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13 Aug Sports Term 3 Week 4

PICTURED: Siosiana Shaumkel preparing to shoot at goal, photo/ Ben Campbell   Kia Ora,     CLICK HERE for this weeks sports draw   Many of our seasons are coming to an end. Some draws are to be confirmed via college sport   Good luck to all teams competing     PREMIER GAMES THIS WEEK 13th August...

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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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