Studying at Pakuranga College

“A forward thinking, future focused school”


Pakuranga College offers a modern learning environment with outstanding facilities, including:

  • Heated swimming pool
  • Media suite
  • Science laboratories
  • State-of-the art gymnasium with 2 basketball courts
  • Floodlit astro turf
  • Cafe
  • Dance studio
  • Fully equipped food technology kitchens
  • Visual arts suite
  • Music department with private practice rooms


Our school offers a huge range of sports and clubs and co-curricular activities. We encourage our international students to take part in as many of these as they can, as it’s a great way to make new friends.

To find out more about the activities on offer, please click on the links below:


At Pakuranga College, we offer New Zealand’s National Certificates in Educational Achievement (NCEA) Levels 1-3. These are high school qualifications that are recognised around the world.

NCEA offers excellent flexibility and students are able to study at multiple levels to accommodate their abilities.

When you arrive, we will help you to choose from a wide range of subjects to create a learning program that suits your interests and goals. The availability of some subjects depends on the time of year and the number of students in each class. However, you will see that we have a wide range of options. We also offer a comprehensive ESOL program at all levels.


Our popular Outdoor Education programme includes sailing, kayaking, orienteering, mountain biking and scuba diving.


Pakuranga College is a leader in the use of digital technology and students should bring their own digital device, such as a laptop or ipad for use in class.


To find out more about NCEA and the range of subjects we offer, please click on the links below:



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