Pakuranga College is a large, highly regarded co educational secondary school in East Auckland. This area is famous for its beautiful, safe beaches and parks. Our spacious campus is just 30 minutes from Auckland City Centre and 40 minutes from Auckland International Airport.
KEY FIGURES AT A GLANCE
We offer personalised academic pathways to cater for every learning style, and we offer students access to all the facilities they need for a first class learning experience. Academic pass rates in NCEA are well above the national average and our students have been accepted into top tertiary establishments within NZ and around the world. Students are placed in quality homes with caring families who help them experience a wide range of opportunities both inside and outside the classroom.
XUAN KHANG NGUYEN
I am in my third and final year at Pakuranga College and I am Chairperson of the school Academic Council plus I belong to the International Student Peer Support Group. I came to NZ because I wanted to learn in a different way. I particularly enjoy studying Computer Science and Robotics because they offer practical labs and I can work independently. I intend to continue studying these subjects next year at Auckland University for a Bachelor of Engineering degree, majoring in Electrical Engineering. After university I intend to work in NZ using my degree. When I left Vietnam I held IELTS 6.5. Talking daily in English has improved my English to a far higher level. I have already passed NCEA Levels 1 and 2 endorsed with Excellence. Living in NZ has given me a much more open lifestyle and I am less introverted. I am not so judgemental and I am more willing to listen to others. This experience has opened up my life.