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!
STUDYING AT PAKURANGA COLLEGE
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.
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“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.”
Dear Parents, Caregivers & Students,This time of the term is an opportunity to reflect on the diverse opportunities and activities experienced by our students. For many of our students, participation in these sporting and cultural activities leads to increased engagement in academic studies as well....
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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