"A forward-thinking, future-focused school"

Pakuranga College offers not just an education but a whole new lifestyle! When you study at our College you will have opportunities to take part in a huge range of sports and cultural activities while still focusing on your academic studies. We aim to produce well-rounded global citizens!



Even though we are part of the largest city in New Zealand our area is famous for its beautiful beaches and parks. You can take part in water sports, such as sailing and swimming as well as sports such as tennis, golf, football, hockey and badminton at school and at local clubs. Here you can experience New Zealand’s outdoor way of life while still having city facilities on your doorstep!



We are a highly regarded and popular co-educational secondary school, with state of the art, modern facilities. Students are fully engaged in stimulating learning programmes which lead through NCEA to university study. Our students have won places at some of the best universities in New Zealand and overseas.



We are happy to help you with your application or answer any questions you may have – chat with us.


Please either upload a hard copy of the application form or apply online. It only takes a short while to do this.


Director of International Students.

“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.”


Reminder: TOMMORROW is Group Conference Day for Year 10, 11, 12, 13 is Thursday 22nd March.

All students are required to study from home that day except for when they are attending a group conference.

There will be no classes that day for Year 9, 10, 11, 12 & 13.

For those parents that cannot make appropriate supervision arrangements at home, the school library will be open for supervised study (during school hours only).

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  • Felix Schmidt, Year 13, Germany

    My decision to spend my year abroad at PC was one of the best decisions I have ever made!

  • Valentina Leal, Year 12, Colombia

    PC is an awesome school! The people are nice and my teachers were kind and patient with me.

  • Annick Stierli, Year 13, Switzerland

    I had a wonderful time here, and the school was a big part of it. Everyone saw me as a member of the ``team`` even when I was an international student staying half a year.

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