New to PC in 2018? You'll find all the information you need here.
Thank you to all of our sponsors.
Lawrence Kirby joins us to wrap the week & invite parents to help develop the profile of the new principal.
The Board invites all parents & caregivers to have their say about the profile of the new principal.
Check out the winners of the Year 9 Talent Quest "PC - You've Got Talent".
Our partnership with Norrcom provides a further option for the purchase of Chrome Books for students.
Paraparaumu College will be using some new approaches to its curriculum in 2018. Find out more here.
Patrick Joss of Year 10 has been selected for the New Zealand Under 18 tennis team
Paraparaumu College's leavers have won more than $190,000 worth of scholarships from NZ universities.
Paula Thomson from the Board of Trustees joins us to discuss the Board's plans for recruiting a new Principal.
A message from our Board Chairperson, Geoff Bolitho, about Gregor's resignation.
The Year 10 exam schedule is here.
Find out who won the major awards at PC's Senior Prize Givings.
Expressions of interest for Chrome Books through the Whakaaro Hou Trust are due by February 9, 2018.
We now have copies of the whole-school photo at significantly reduced prices
You are all invited to our final whānau event of 2017.
Ieremia & Gregor discuss the Sports Celebration & other highlights & give you all the Prize Giving details.
Check out all of the action from Term 3's inter-house haka competition.
We'll be posting another video newsletter on Friday afternoon. In the meantime, here's last week's.
Come and celebrate our sporting achievements from throughout the year.
Purchase goods at reduced prices from Noel Leeming between 30 October & 5 November & support PC.
Assistance for senior students embarking on tertiary study or careers in 2018.
Don't miss this wonderful celebration of the Arts at Paraparaumu College in 2017.
Gregor, Tessa & Cecilia review the House Performing Arts & Haka competitions & preview Term 4.
The 2017 Inter-House Performing Arts competition was won by Maungakotukutuku.
We're looking for a new member of our friendly canteen and catering team. All the details here.
Catch up on the great results of PC students from the Barbershop Nationals.
The Boys' First XI Hockey claimed 5th place in NZ in the prestigious Rankin Cup.
The PC 40 Hour Famine team has been recognised by World Vision for their 'Outstanding Leadership'.
Gregor and Cam review the week and preview upcoming events.
Pursue your passion for performing arts or music. Applications are now open.
Nominate the next inductee into the Paraparaumu College Hall of Fame.
Student leaders from the 3 colleges are working together to bring you this great hāngi event. See you there.
There will be no classes on this day to allow the staff to take part in professional learning.
Brought to you by some Year 12 student leaders. Please save the date.
Support the Barbershop Chorus Boys going to the National Competition - 1 ticket for $2 or 3 for $5!
All the information students & parents need to make 2018 course selections.
Gregor and Eva review the week and preview some upcoming events, including 'Blue Remembered Hills'.
Bookings are now open. School concludes at 2:20pm on this day.
Tickets to Paraparaumu College's major production are now available from the School Office.
Watch the performance which the PC Kapa Haka took to the Regionals.
The SEAR team were category winners at the Wellington Airport Regional Community Awards.
Take a bird's-eye tour of our beautiful campus.
View the slides from the Parents as Career Educators Seminar held on Wednesday 9 August.
We’re celebrating 40 years of Paraparaumu College. All the details are here.
Join us for dessert, discuss the plans for the Cultural Centre & learn about the Gateway programme.
Hear great music, eat top food, drink nice coffee & help get our performers to the nationals!
Book your Parent-Teacher Interviews online.
Register for the 2017 Digital Challenge Information Evening here.
We're hosting a student-led concert featuring talent from across the district.
Cullen Tran of Year 9 won top place in the Education Perfect International Mathematics Championships.
An amazing celebration of wearable art, dance, kapa haka & music. Check out the garments here.
Wednesday's 'That's Artstanding' show has now sold out. Sorry.
Hear from staff and students about the various ways Paraparaumu College supports students with dyslexia.
Paraparaumu College's Tayla Reti has been selected to play for the Black Ferns 7's team
We need home-stays for Namiki High School students, who will be with us from 31 July to 9 August.
All Blacks Sevens representative, Andrew Knewstubb, returned to PC to present his playing jersey to us.
Support the Girl-Up United Nations Foundation with Zumba! Please note the new time.
PC's actors & crew are performing at the national Shakespeare Festival over Queen's Birthday Weekend.
Friday 2nd June is a Staff-Only Day. Teachers will be attending the LoopEd Conference in Wellington.
Huge congratulations to the PC Barbershop groups who are off to the nationals!
We're planning a whole-school photo on Monday!
Meg Dempster claims the Dorothy Campbell Trophy at the NZ Pony Club Eventing Championships.
Listen to Paraparaumu College students on Coast Access Radio's 'College Spot'.
Rediscover all the magic of the PC Ball .
Wear pink on Friday for Pink Shirt Mufti Day - Gold Coin donation.
Help our Shakespeare actors, crew and supporters get to the nationals!
The Parents' Association will be discussing the College's Strategic Plan with Gregor Fountain. All welcome.
PC's SEAR group are taking action to clean up the Waikanae River.
Present a written account or short film about someone who played a role in WW1 and win prizes.
PC's Beli Harvey-Broad has been recognised as NZ's premier Physical Education student for 2016.
Read a short report on the academic achievement of Paraparaumu College students in 2016
Information for parents of Year 12 about the 'Loves Me Not' healthy relationships programme.
Gregor's wrap of the week and some news about upcoming events.
Help us with the planting for the entrance-way anytime from 10am.
Discuss plans for the future with PC staff and our partners from tertiary organisations.
Year 9's Great Learner Week, involved a focus on spotting and interrogating 'fake news'.
Best wishes to the PC teams competing in summer tournaments this week.
Form a team for the Parents' Association Quiz at the Jolly Miller.
Fund your dream through the 2017 Kapiti Youth Achievement Grants.
We're running a workshop for city-based parents. Register here.
School will be closed as the staff take part in a professional learning workshop.
The uniform shop has some additional opening hours in the upcoming weeks.
Check out the action on & off the track at PC's 2017 Inter-House Athletics Championships.
We have one confirmed case of Whooping Cough within the PC community. Click here for more information.
Year 9's Great Learner Week focuses on essential skills for great learning at PC.
Have you downloaded the school app?
Paraparaumu College students' stunning results in the 2016 NZ Scholarship Awards.
Take a sneak preview of our Strategic Plan and give us some feedback.
Join Paraparaumu College's team in the 2017 Relay for Life at Mazengarb Park.
RSVPs for this event have now closed.
16 or over? Donate blood and save lives.
Volunteer at the Coastella Music Festival.
New to Paraparaumu College in 2017? You'll find all the info you need here.
When and how to use Paraparaumu College's new entrance.
2016's leavers gained a huge number of under-graduate scholarships from NZ universities.
All the information you need about the start of school in 2017.
Please join us at 8.50am entering through the gate at the eastern end of the College on Mazengarb Road.
We are looking for a new Library Manager & a Property Maintenance & Workshop Assistant.
Meet the major prize winners from all year levels, & their sponsors, & read Gregor's prize giving speech
Noel Leeming in Paraparaumu is offering a deal on Chromebooks for PC students.
Congratulations to the 2016 Year 9 winners of "PC - You've Got Talent!"
We're redeveloping the entrance-way and planning other property projects.
Check out the new Careers Education section of our website.
Check out the projects which Year 9 & 10 students are working on.
Paraparaumu College students won Wellington titles in both tennis and golf in the past week.
A group of Year 10 students are competing in the Spirit of Adventure Team Trophy in & around Auckland.
The work of Paraparaumu College Social Studies students and their teacher have been recognised.
The latest updates on the impact of flooding & earthquakes on Paraparaumu College.
Tessa Thomson and Ieremia Tuivaiti have been named Head Students for 2017.
Past and present Paraparaumu College students have been honoured at the Wellingtonian of the Year awards.
Former student, James Wynn, has been inducted into the Paraparaumu College Hall of Fame.
Paraparaumu College athletes shined in the 2016 College Sport Wellington Awards
Take advantage of Noel Leeming's exclusive offer and support Paraparaumu College.
Due to the Senior Prize Giving, classes for all students will be finishing at 1.35pm
Find out about our International Student Programme, starting in 2017.
Help us review our Health education programmes by completing a short survey.
Congratulations to Harris Sciascia, winner of the 2016 Pride Award for Leadership
We had our very own celebration of Diwali thanks to Asia NZ.
Celebrate a remarkable year of Extra Curricular Arts at Paraparaumu College. Tickets from the Office.
In conjunction with Paper Plus Coastlands, we invite you to an evening with Chelsea Winter.
Term 4 begins on Monday 10th October, but call in or call us if you need anything before then.
We are looking for volunteer reader/writers to support students in November exams.
Re-live the experience of "The Wizard of Oz" with these wonderful photos.
Get free tickets to this remarkable film and hear the NZ Symphony Orchestra.
Don't miss the final workshop for parents and whanau to discuss PC's future.
Scholarship students can sign up for their trial examinations here.
Book your appointments for the Year 11, 12 & 13 interviews
Classes will be finishing at 12.25pm to enable staff members to attend a Paid Union Meeting.
Good luck to all our teams competing in national tournaments this week.
We're taking part in this national tsunami preparedness exercise.
Derived Grade Exams for Years 11 - 13 start on 22 August. Check the timetable here.
Check out the fun and learning which took place during International Languages Week.
We are asking parents of Year 11 to complete this short survey about our online parental portal.
There are cases of measles in the Wellington area. Please check your immunisation records and act now.
All the information you need to select your 2017 courses.
Join us for the Parents Association Fashion Show.
Find out more about the Kāpiti Digital Challenge and be in to win business support and cash prizes.
Our tribute to longstanding Paraparaumu College staff member, Jon Allan.
And the winners of our Wearable Arts show are....
Find out more about our $150000 grant from the Ministry to Education to work with Kenakena School.
Find out more about Electra Energy's promotion, supporting Paraparaumu College.
Information from the Ministry of Health regarding rheumatic fever.
Meet Linsey Heighway, Paraparaumu College's new Head of the Arts Learning Area.
Check out this letter about Paraparaumu College's student achievement from the Secretary of Education.
"That's Artstanding" Wearable Arts Show Thursday 7 July at 7pm
We are delighted to be working with Kāpiti College to bring you the 2016 Kōrero Mai speech competition.
Thank you to our supporters and sponsors who helped us make Stage Challenge 2016 a huge success.
Support the 2017 Science Field Trip to Mexico through this meat raffle.
Don't miss the Whānau Dinner and NCEA Workshop, with NZQA's Ben Ngaia (Te Ati Awa ki Kapiti).
Thanks for taking part in the Board elections. Here are the results:
Help former student, Jason Donovan, get to the 2017 Special Olympic Winter World Games in Austria
Check out our Youth Week highlights video.
Read more about this innovative & authentic Social Studies project which featured in the "Education Gazette".
Friday 3rd June is a Teacher-Only Day. Teachers will be attending the LoopEd Conference in Wellington.
Click here for the latest roll-out details of Chrome Books through the Whakaaro Hou Trust.
College Information/Careers Expo Wednesday 3 August. Save this important date!
It's Youth Week. Check out the programme here.
Have High Tea with Jacinda Ardern MP and raise money for the NZ Breast Cancer Foundation.
The Hurricanes are coming to our Pasifika pot luck dinner. Are you?
Support the Biology Field Trip to Mexico.
The latest in our series of posts about Paraparaumu College's new teachers.
Click here for information about accessing live reports on your son's or daughter's progress this term.
Friday is Pink Shirt Day. Thanks to Kapiti Hire for the free use of their candy floss machine.
Support our students and stafff who are taking part in Shave for a Cure.
Congratulations to William Lopez-Sanchez - First in New Zealand in Scholarship Spanish.
Meet Claire Neil, Paraparaumu College's new Spanish teacher.
Start the school day with a free and healthy breakfast organised by students for students.
We have had a great Term One at Paraparaumu College. Revisit some of the highlights here.
Visit the Year 12 student art exhibition at Coastlands Mall.
Robin Shen of Year 10 gained the highest possible mark in a prestigious Australian maths competition.
Meet Harriet Charters, one of ten New Zealanders selected for the United Nations Pacific Project.
Congratulations to the Paraparaumu College Premier Golf Team on their regional championship victories.
A fascinating research project propels former PC student to Canterbury University Honours award.
The recent 'Wow Factor' Performing Arts tour was a wonderful celebration of Paraparaumu College talent.
More than 50 students are members of Paraparaumu College's Robotics Club.
Take part in some high quality courses for sports coaches on Sunday 10th April at Paraparaumu College.
Don't miss this fabulous community event.
Community Fair hāngi tickets are now on sale at the School Office.
A message from our Board Chair about the upcoming Trustee elections.
Take part in a course for parents about parenting teenagers in the social media age.
It's Paraparaumu College's annual workday today. No classes will be running.
Find out more about NZ's qualification system and what you can do to support your son or daughter to achieve.
Join a group of committed parents, supporting Paraparaumu College and its people.
Kia ora koutou. Our first Whānau Dinner for 2016 will be held on Tuesday 1st March at 6pm in the Pavilion
An information evening for this amazing trip is taking place on Wednesday March 2nd at 7pm.
Use the online booking system to make an appointment for Conferencing Day.
Noel Leeming Paraparaumu has a Chrome Book deal exclusively for Paraparaumu College families.
Paraparaumu College students gained a total of 29 awards in 2015 NZ Scholarship, the best result in the College's history.
If you have any books that you no longer require we will gladly take them off your hands for the PC Community Fair.
Abigail left Paraparaumu College last year and has won a full scholarship to Oregon State University.
KYS recently purchased some new buildings to move onto their site, but they were vandalised. Can you help?
Congratulations to Grace Saywell on her record-breaking results at the Wellington Junior Track Cycling Championships.
Take part in an entrepreneurial intelligence course in the April school holidays.
Design a new welcome sign for Waikanae and win $500.
We would like to thank all our 2015 prizegiving sponsors for their generosity to all of our Year level Prizegivings. Your support is greatly appreciated.
If you have any items of uniform that you no longer require, please consider donating these back to the College.
Welcome to the 2016 school year at Paraparaumu College.
We are still accepting enrolments for the 2016 school year for Years 9-13.
We welcome enrolments from throughout the Kapiti, Otaki and Porirua area as the College is no longer zoned
Welcome barbeque for all Year 9 students and whanau.
Learning conferences will take place where all students and parents meet with the Form Teacher on this day. There will be no formal classes on this day.
Check out our wonderful golfers Cooper Wattam, Fergus Aitken and Connor Levesque in the Kapiti Observer here
Check out the World Vision video here of the village, Myeik, where our sponsored child Ko Ko lives.
Check out the photos from the Prizegiving ceremonies courtesy of Jack Penman Photography here.
A great selection of photos from the F1 Film night held on Thursday 20th November
Check out the audio clip here of Kevin Milne talking to Jack Tame on Newstalk ZB Saturday morning about enrolling his daughter at Paraparaumu College.
Please click here and enter code 8MU2T to make an appointment during November for the purchase of uniform for 2015.
Check out the article here in the Indiana Daily Student newsp
This is your chance to be a guest DJ with the Ray Heron Breakfast Show every Friday on MoreFM.
Check out the Youtube clip here of study tips and tricks for the NCEA examinations featuring Paraparaumu College Year 11 student Eva Elliott
The Kāpiti Coast Shout Out Awards publicly recognise the diverse leadership and innovation shown by young people on the Kāpiti Coast.
Congratulations to Jamal Crawford-Spellacey and Jack Rider, as members of the Wellington U15 Hockey team that took out the national title in Wellington.
A Pasifika evening is being held on Thursday 16 October commencing at 6 pm in the College Pavilion for families with a Pacific connection.
Check out the awesome haka here by the Paraparaumu College 1st XV and the Fijian Secondary Schools Rugby team singing
Action Indoor Sports is starting up a College Netball league for 14-18 year olds, catering to all skill levels from social to competitive.