“What I love about Pakuranga College is that our international students begin their lifelong learning journey with us in a New Zealand education system that is world-class, modern and responsive. Which means our students are exposed to the drive towards attaining a learning mind-set that enhances their knowledge, skills and attitude.
For me the pastoral care and support for the International students is a critical part of our international program here at Pakuranga College. We have a wonderful team of staff dedicated to the needs of our international students.
I am currently an Executive committee member of ISANA NZ – International Education Association New Zealand. This association supports the academic, cultural and social experience of students coming to New Zealand to study.
We hope that by browsing our website you will gain insight into the many opportunities and challenges that we offer our students and we would be delighted to welcome you to Pakuranga College and to show you around our school. Please do not hesitate to contact me or our any of the international team if you would like further information.”
We have been hosting international students at Pakuranga College for around 20 years. All school staff are involved in making our students’ experience as positive and beneficial as possible. Students are placed into one of six “houses” each of which has a Dean and Assistant Dean to support them. Counsellors are available for students who need confidential advice.
As soon as I came to Pakuranga College, I felt a part of it. In this big family, everybody is friendly and warm. My friends and teachers helped me to improve my English, even though I could not speak well.
YU JI CHEN, YR12, CHINA
It has been an awesome time. I really enjoyed the school life at Pakuranga College; it was so much fun and a new experience. I found many new friends and I will definitely keep in touch with them all.
VIVIANE FUCHS, YR12, GERMANY
This has been the best experience of my life. I have been given many opportunities to both improve my English and to attain my dreams. Everything was perfect.
DAVI SANCHES PUTTINATO, YR12, BRAZIL
Pakuranga College has a great learning atmosphere. You get lots of support from the International Office and we have great homestay families.
MARCO LI & WYNN LIN, YR11, CHINA
Pakuranga College is amazing! Pakuranga College, my host family and my friends in New Zealand changed my life.
NATALIE BUBECK, YR12, GERMANY
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