Pakuranga College has six houses, each with its own Dean, Assistant Dean and House Captain. Each student’s house becomes his or her school ‘family’ for their time at the College.
Throughout the year, the College holds a number of competitive House events, such as House Arts, Athletics Day and Swimming Days. These provide great opportunities for teamwork and peer leadership, as well as some healthy inter-House rivalry.
Kauri (Mascot: lion, Colour: red)
Matai (Mascot: moose, Colour: purple)
Nikau (Mascot: knight, Colour: blue)
Pohutukawa (Mascot: pirate, Colour: orange)
Rimu (Mascot: rhino, Colour: green)
Totara (Mascot: tiger, Colour: yellow)
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.