Pakuranga College Houses

Six houses, six whanau


Pakuranga College has six houses, each with its own Dean, Assistant Dean and House Captain:


Kauri (lion, red)

  • Dean: Mr Keswell
  • Assistant Dean: Ms Pedersen
  • House Captain: TBC
  • Deputy Principal: Ms Taylor


Matai (moose, purple)

  • Dean: Mrs Scott
  • Assistant Dean: Mrs Lomberg
  • House Captain: Kyra Chaplin
  • Deputy Principal: Mr Oliver


Nikau (knight, blue)

  • Dean: Colleen MacKay
  • Assistant Dean: Francesca Chen
  • House Captain: Carter Hackett
  • Deputy Principal: Mr Dowdle


Pohutukawa (pirate, orange)

  • Dean: Mrs Hedder
  • Assistant Dean: Mr Randell
  • House Captain: Shirley Li
  • Deputy Principal: Mr Merchant


Rimu (rhino, green)

  • Dean: Miss O’Neill
  • Assistant Dean: Mr Dyer-Causton
  • House Captain: James Hansen
  • Deputy Principal: Mrs Jacobsen


Totara (tiger, yellow)

  • Dean: Mr Griffiths
  • Assistant Dean: Ms Perkins
  • House Captain: Samuel Chen
  • Deputy Principal: Mr Bennett


At the beginning of every year, the Year 9 camp is held to help new students to transition smoothly into the school.


Each House, with Peer Support Leaders, Deans, House Leaders, tutor teachers and Year 9 students spend three days together at various outdoor venues establishing relationships and confidence through a variety of challenges.

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