Pakuranga College offers more than an education. We offer a whole new lifestyle! When you join our learning community, you will have opportunities to take part in a huge range of sports and cultural activities, while still focusing on your academic studies. Our students become confident, 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 lots of outdoor activities such as water sports and hiking, as well as a wide range of sports and creative pursuits in and around school. Experience New Zealand’s outdoor lifestyle, while still having the the city centre on your doorstep!
STUDYING AT PAKURANGA COLLEGE
We are a highly regarded and popular co-educational secondary school, with state-of-the-art facilities. Our students are fully engaged in stimulating learning programmes, which lead through NCEA to university study. Pakuranga College students have won places at some of the best universities in New Zealand and overseas.
APPLY TO STUDY
We are happy to help you with your application or answer any questions you may have. Why not get in touch?
To apply to study, you can either upload a hard copy of the application form or apply online. It only takes a few minutes to do this.
“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.
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.”
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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