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Winter sport is in full-swing and our teams are achieving some great results, not to mention our students who have been selected at representative levels....

On Friday 10 June, 14 very brave students and two supportive staff members shaved their heads for a cure, with all proceeds going to Leukaemia and Blood Cancer New Zealand....

Last Friday evening, 13 students from three college rock bands - Blossom, Kornered, and The Monoliths - performed in the Smokefree Rockquest Manukau heats....

Our Year 13 Young Enterprise businesses travelled to AUT in the city to compete in challenge two of the Young Enterprise competition, 'The Pitch'. Students had only two weeks in which to put together a 5-minute business pitch that they would present to judges....

Our main goal for Samoan Language Week was to get everyone to see and experience the beautiful traditions of our culture. Samoan is also the third most spoken language in Aotearoa, and we wanted to showcase to everyone that Samoa is more than just a language, but also an island with people who value knowing your roots....

On Thursday 2 June, 11 Year 12 businesses set up shop in the Hall at lunch and to sell their products to fellow students. Student stalls were swamped with potential customers from start to finish with some groups generating sales into the $200 - $300 range....

On 2 June the Level 2 History and Level 1 Te Reo class completed a day trip exploring key sites from the Waikato War 1863-4. The largest of the New Zealand Wars, the Waikato War began on the outskirts of Auckland and our students followed the path of the conflict via the Mangatāwhiri stream, Rangiriri, Rangiaowhia, and eventually Ōrākau....

On Tuesday 24 May, a group of Year 12 and 13 Māori and Pasifika women attended the Dream Girl 2022 conference. The event brought together schools from all corners of Tāmaki Makaurau, with young women uniting in the name of sisterhood and cultural connection. ...

On Friday 3 June, Mr Breed took 13 students up to Uxbridge Theatre in Howick to put on a one-hour lunchtime concert for the locals. The audience was very complimentary and enjoyed the wide-ranging program....

Pink Shirt Day was an extremely successful event, where students could do their part in spreading kindness while raising awareness about bullying. The Rae deck was filled with students wearing pink attire, each participating in the array of activities that had been organised by students involved in the Service Council, Safe School Council, or the Diversity Council....

During this semester in our 10PDT class, we have designed and made indoor game units. This is an amazing class where we have learnt many practical skills such as how to use the workshop equipment including the bandsaw, the scroll saw, the drill press, and all the different types of sanders (there are so many sanders)....

Pasifika Tutor is up and running, working to nurture the academic and leadership goals of students who identify as Pasifika....

Former Pakuranga College student and Top Scholar in Design and Visual Communication for 2021, Yujie Wen, was formally acknowledged in a ceremony at Parliament on 11 May....

Our Year 12 PEO students have just completed a 4-day tramp in the beautiful New Zealand bush at Whirinaki. The hike included 34kms of hills and valleys, over 80 different river crossings, and braving -1 degree temperatures! ...

Our Eth-letes represented the college with humility and respect and received honourable mentions by the judges....

Year 10 student Mia Davis has had her beautiful artwork published in the young writer's and artist's journal, Toitoi....

Recently, Pakuranga College’s very own Cultural Council hosted its first big event of the year, the Cultural Expo! With the support from our many cultural groups, we were able to successfully pull together a showcase to highlight the beautiful cultures we have here at our school!...

We were fortunate enough to have a youth ambassador from World Vision visit recently to guide the Interact executive team through a workshop that will help us prepare for the big event.  Jemiah (World Vision Youth Ambassador) provided the team with useful information and amazing resources to give us the best chance of reaching our goals for this term's fundraisers....

Our Year 13 Drama class took part in a stage combat workshop with one of New Zealand's top fight choreographers, Alexander Holloway....

Our Year 13 Earth and Space Science students explored some Auckland volcanoes this week, gathering evidence to help them determine when these volcanoes erupted....

Pakuranga College’s own open water swimming prodigy, Year 13 student, Ella Crowe, has capped an exceptional season with victory in all three of her events at the New Zealand Swimming Secondary Schools competition, held at Mt Maunganui at the end of Term 1....

Awakening early to a frosty morning, we all dressed in warm clothes and headed straight to the Tongariro Crossing and began our walk. Using our geographic equipment, which included an anemometer and a thermometer to measure soil temperature, we began recording our data at different points along the crossing....

Our Year 12 Outdoor Education students stepped out of their comfort zones during a recent three-day trip to Rotorua. After first learning white water rafting techniques at Wero Whitewater Park in Manukau, these were put into practice at Kaituna Cascades on their Grade 5 river rapids, just outside of Rotorua....

This term in Whānau Tutor we have been working hard on a beautiful mural that will be displayed on Rae Block near the Student Centre. We spent two days researching and preparing for the mural with artist Eliza Donald, figuring out what should go where, and long hours disagreeing on the placement of everything, but it was all worth it in the end....

Year 9 Product Design Technology students have used their creative thinking and problem-solving skills to research, trial, and develop wooden toys over the course of Term 1....

Te Whare Tapa Wha reminds us to take care of all the different aspects of our lives to support our wellbeing. I learned that amongst our peers there are growing levels of anxiety and stress over Covid, keeping up with school and the new way of learning, and coping with looking after our personal self, our family, and friends....

After Kauri's winning result in the Girls' Swimming Sports two days earlier, the Kauri boys could be forgiven for feeling a little pressure. Not only to match the girls' golden result, but to keep their own winning streak alive with a third consecutive Boys' Swimming Sports title....

Recently, the Science Council has been interested in sources of sustainable fuels. To aid our investigation, we explored the differences in the energy of two alcohols: Methanol and Ethanol....

Group Conferences will be held on Thursday 24 March, between 8:40am – 8:00pm. You can select a 20-minute appointment convenient to you throughout this time slot....

After a string of second place finishes in the Girls' Swimming Sports, Kauri finally made it to the top of the podium in a tightly contested event, which saw them finish just six points ahead of last year's victors, Totara....

Last week Matai, Nikau, Pohutukawa, and Totara Houses went out on their one-day Peer Support camps. This was a chance for Year 9s to continue building friendships and settling into college life, as they challenged themselves with new activities....

Year 13 Earth and Space Science students had the chance to interview three radio astronomers at Warkworth Observatory!...

Congratulations to all our House Captains for 2022! Click to read more about them....

Thanks to the Creatives in Schools funding initiative, Whānau Tutor met last Thursday and Friday to begin the process of creating a mural for the college, reflecting who we are as Māori and where we have come from....

Off the back of the momentum built at Kickstart, teams need to push on with producing their prototype in order to complete the first challenge of the year - Validation....

Congratulations to Ella Crowe in Year 13, who competed in the New Zealand Ocean Swim Series La Grande Swim event in Akaroa over the weekend. She was the 1st woman and 3rd overall in the 5km swim....

Auckland Transport (AT) is proposing to set new permanent speed limits on more than 1,600 roads around Auckland, including some in close proximity to the college. Have your say....

We are pleased to introduce to the fabulous four who are our Head Students for 2022: Carlos Norton, Kayla Ngaropo, Charlotte Tukiri, and Daniel Kang....

Scholarship results were released this week and we would like to congratulate Yujie Weng, who was named the nation's top scholar in Design and Visual Communications....

This year Pakuranga College is supplying free digital IDs to students, making the hassle of lost ID cards a thing of the past....

Interact blew up and delivered 1100 heart-shaped balloons this Valentine's Day to support The Heart Foundation....

The Junior Boys Cricket team had a good start to their season in the T20 competition, beating Macleans by six wickets. ...

To keep up with the latest information from the college make sure you download our app for access to the school calendar, daily notices, sports news, college contacts, parent portal, and absentee notification system....

On Friday 3rd December the Pegasus Department held a graduation and farewell for five of our wonderful students....

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