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.
APPLY TO STUDY
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I love working with International Students! It is exciting to see how students change from the time they arrive through to the time they leave. Students who might arrive shy and lost or who perhaps have not enjoyed school in their home country are given the chance to find out who they really are and what they want to be when they come to study with us in New Zealand.
Studying overseas gives students a chance to re-examine their lives and career goals and to take advantage of opportunities they may never have thought of before.
1996 we accepted our first 10 international students. It is amazing to see how our numbers have grown. We now have a wonderful team of staff dedicated to the needs of our international students.
I was lucky enough to be seconded to the Ministry of Education for two years working as the Senior Advisor to Schools for the Code of Practice for the Pastoral Care of International Students. This document provides the foundation for the excellent, personalised care that New Zealand provides for International students when they study in our beautiful country.
The academic year is fast drawing to a conclusion. The focus at this stage for the seniors is finishing off their NCEA examinations. While there has been significant media attention around the errors in the Mathematics examinations, at this stage we don’t think that these issues have unduly affect...
Many congratulations to Marie Rennie who has been awarded the 'Te Pua Wananga Ki Te Ao - Faculty of Maori & Indigenous Studies Scholarship for Academic Distinction' from The University of Waikato for 2017! This scholarship is valued at $10,000 and will help Marie with her studies in the Te Tohu Paetah programme.
Congratulations to student Amy Van Aardt who competed at the Trans Tasman Special Olympics Swimming Tournament in Hamilton.
Gold – 50m butterfly
Silver – 200m individual medley
Bronze – 100m freestyle
Bronze – individual medley relay
Her entry times / heat times for all days were all her personal best.
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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