News

2018 Hall of Fame Nominations

We are calling for Hall of Fame nominations. Who will be our next inductee into the Hall of Fame?

Averil Ethel Lau Scholarship

Are you a Year 13 student looking at studying a Horticulture or Horticultural related course in 2019? Find out more about the Averil Ethel Lau Scholarship here.

Shaz Patterson Memorial Scholarship

Do you have a passion for music or the performing arts? Apply for the Shaz Patterson Memorial Scholarship here.

Whakaaro Hou Education Trust Chrome Books

Click here for the latest roll-out details of Chrome Books through the Whakaaro Hou Trust.

Health Education Consultation 2018

We are seeking feedback on our Health Education Programme.

Enrol for 2019

Information about enrolling for 2019 can be found here!

End of Year Prizegivings

Save the dates for the end of year Prizegivings.

It's Showtime! - Friday 21st September at 7pm

It's Showtime. A music, song and dance extravaganza at Southward Theatre supporting the Mary Potter Hospice and Canteen.

Video Newsletter

Check out the latest video newsletter and meet Lydia the pug from our major production, Murder and Matchmaking.

2019 Term Dates

The 2019 Term Dates can be found here.

Major Production - Murder and Matchmaking

Murder and Matchmaking Major Production 13 - 15 September - Tickets only $5 from the College Office.

Parents' Association Clothing Sale Fundraiser

Clothing Sale! Saturday 8 September from 2 pm. Come and pick up some bargains!

Video Weekly Wrap

In this week's wrap we talk about all things hockey!

Senior Parent/Teacher Interviews - Wednesday 12 September

Senior Parent/Teacher Interviews, Wednesday 12 September. Bookings open now. School concludes at 2:20pm.

Staff Only Day - Monday 3 September

It is a staff only day on Monday 3 September - no school for students.

WHA Premier 1 Champions!

An exciting game on Friday - 1st XI Hockey Boys are Premier 1 champions!

Influenza Outbreaks in Schools

There have been a number of influenza outbreaks in the Wellington region.

Derived Grade Exams

Derived Grade Exams for Year 11 - 13, take place from Monday 20 - Friday 24 August 2018.

2019 Course Selection Booklets

2019 Course Selection Booklets are now available.

Video Weekly Wrap

Nichola Coe, Principal's Nominee, talks about the upcoming Derived Grade Exams and assessment matters.

Netball Finals

Netball Finals on Saturday. Come and support our teams.

Parents' Association Meeting - 16 August at 6:30pm

Come and hear Craig give an update on NCEA on Thursday 16 August at 6:30pm

Junior Parent/Teacher Interviews - Tuesday 14 August

Book your Junior Parent/Teacher interview now. School concludes at 2:20pm in this day.

Video Newsletter 4 August

Check out the latest weekly Video Wrap.

Whakapapa House Competition

Come to our House Performing Arts Competition on Wednesday 8 August. Tickets only $5 available from the College Office.

Important Changes MoE Rural School Buses for Term 3

Check out the information here about ineligible students travelling on MoE rural (Reikorangi and Pekapeka) buses.

Video Newsletter - Friday 27 July

The first video newsletter from Craig Steed.

Conferencing Day and Careers Expo - Friday 3 August

Conferencing and Careers Expo Day - Friday 3 August. Bookings are now open.

Video Newsletter - Friday 6 July

Check out our last video newsletter of the Term.

Mamma Mia 2 - Friday 27 July at 7:30pm

Mamma Mia 2! Parents' Association Fundraiser - raising funds for CPR Training for our students - Friday 27 July.

Metlink - Bus Changes

Important bus changes from Sunday 15 July.

Could you host an international student?

We are seeking home-stays - short and long term. Find out about it here.

Car Parking and Student Drop-off Points

Helpful information about parking and drop-off points at the College from the Kāpiti Coast District Council

Uniform Shop Holiday Opening Times

The Uniform Shop is open on Friday 20 July (last day of the school holidays) between 11am and 2pm.

Open Evening for New Students, 2019 - Monday 25 June at 6.30pm

We look forward to welcoming prospective students and their families to our Open Evening on Monday 25 June at 6:30pm.

Situation Vacant Head Groundskeeper

We are seeking an experienced and energetic person to fill the position of Head Groundskeeper. All the information can be found here.

Situation Vacant - Teacher Aide

Fixed-term and part-time Teacher Aide required. All the information can be found here.

Video Newsletter - Friday 15 June

This week we have a group of Year 9 students talking about their start at Paraparaumu College and some information about the Open Evening.

Dyslexia Information Evening - 19 June, 7pm

Hear from staff and students about the various ways Paraparaumu College supports students with dyslexia.

Whooping Cough (Pertussis) - Important Information

We have a further confirmed case of Whooping Cough within the PC community. Click here for more information.

Ration Challenge

Support our students taking part in the Ration Challenge.

Video Newsletter - Friday 8 June

Video Newsletter. This week's focus is on the Arts and charity fundraising.

Video Newsletter - Thursday 31 May

Latest Video newsletter from Acting Principal, Sharon Gilman.

New Principal, Craig Steed Welcomed to PC

Check out the photos of the powhiri for Craig Steed.

Staff Only Day - Friday 1 June

Friday 1 June is a Staff-Only Day. Teachers will be attending the LoopEd Conference in Wellington.

BYOD - Chrome Books Available

Expressions of interest for Chrome Books through the Whakaaro Hou Trust are due by Friday 8 June 2018.

PPTA Paid Union Meeting - Thursday 31 May - School concludes at 12:30pm

PPTA Paid Union Meeting - Thursday 31 May 2018.

New PC Principal - Craig Steed

The Board is delighted to announce that appointment of the new PC Principal.

Video Newsletter, 18 May 2018

Latest Video Newsletter from Acting Principal, Sharon Gilman.

World Challenge 2019

World Challenge - South Africa and Lesotho in December 2019. Information Evening Wednesday 23 May.

Video newsletter 4th May 2018

Sharon introduces Tyler, Ashley, Codi and Gabrielle talking about NZ Sign Language Week and International Sports Week.

Attitude Presentations - Wednesday 16 May

Attitude Presentations for all year levels - Wednesday 16 May.

Roadworks outside the College

Roadworks outside the College from Monday 30 April.

The June Oakley Memorial Youth Trust

Need some assistance for your ambitions? Apply to the June Oakley Memorial Youth Trust.

Parents' Association Meeting with Guest Speaker - Thursday 10 May

Come and hear guest speaker, Corrine Allen of Kapiti Art Therapy, at the Parents' Association Meeting - Thursday 10 May at 6:30pm in the Pavilion.

'Loves Me Not' Year 12 - Wednesday 9 May

Information for students & parents of Year 12 about the 'Loves Me Not' healthy relationships programme.

'RYDA Road Safety' Year 13 - Wednesday 9 May

RYDA Programme. A fun and informative day about road safety.

Kāpiti Performing Arts Centre - Fundraiser Event - Saturday 30 June 2018

"Kiwi Legends in Concert" Saturday 30 June at Southwards Theatre.

Shakespearean Success

We're off to the national finals of the Otago University Sheilah Winn Shakespeare Festival in June. 

Video Newsletter

In his final Video Newsletter, Gregor introduces us to the new PC Principal, Craig Steed.

Our School Charter

Paraparaumu College's plans for 2018 & beyond.

Attitude Speakers - Wednesday 16 May

The Attitude Group are visiting us on Wednesday 16 May.

Asbestos Removal - 14-29 April

Please keep away from the construction site during the school holidays.

Join us to Farewell Gregor - Friday 13 April, 5pm

RSVP to attend Gregor's farewell

Parent/Teacher Interviews - Tuesday 10th April

Book your Parent/Teacher interviews now. All the information is here.

Maha in the Kermadecs

Follow Maha Fier on the Sir Peter Blake Trust expedition to the Kermadec Islands.

Give Blood - Monday 26th March

Support the Blood Drive

Video Newsletter - Friday 23rd March

Catch up with all the latest news from Paraparaumu College here.

Video Newsletter- 16 March

This week's video newsletter can be viewed here.

Video Newsletter - Friday 9th March

We'll be posting a new video newsletter here on Friday afternoon. In the meantime, here's last week's.

Whānau Dessert – Wednesday 14 March, 6.45pm

Please join us for the first whānau event of 2018. Everyone is welcome.

Bienvenidos Colegio Monserrat!

Nau mai, haere mai! Welcome to our visiting Argentinian students. 

Video Newsletter - 2 March

We'll be posting a new video newsletter here on Friday afternoon. In the meantime here's last week's edition.

Athletics Team Wins Te Rauparaha Shield

Paraparaumu College defeated Kāpiti College to win this trophy for the first time.

House Athletics

Check out all the fun, colour & action from the 2018 House Athletics.

Future-Focused Learning

We'll be updating you on our integrated learning approaches used in Year 9 soon. Watch this space.

Staff Only Day - Wednesday 28 February

School will be closed to allow the staff take part in a professional learning workshop.

Video Newsletter - 24 February

We'll be posting a new video newsletter here on Friday afternoon. In the meantime, here's last week's.

Are you the Next PC Principal?

All the information you need to apply for this amazing position is here. Applications close on Friday 2nd March.

Scholarship Success

Congratulations to all our successful NZ Scholarship students & their teachers.

Top Art!

Lydia Roberts' Year 13 Art work has gained national recognition.

Inter-House Athletics - Friday 23 February

Inter-House Athletics are being held on Friday 23rd February. What do students wear to this event?

Video Newsletter - Friday 16 February

Paula & Gregor discuss NZ Scholarship results, World Challenge, World Vision & school socks!

School is Open - Wednesday 21 February

Many of our staff will be late for school today, but we're open!

Year 9 Family BBQ - 15th February, 5pm

It's not too late to join us!

Kāpiti Youth Achievement Grant Applications

Fund your dream through the 2018 Kapiti Youth Achievement Grants.

School Bus Times

School bus times for all the days of the week can be found here.

Video Newsletter - 9 February

We'll be posting a Video Newsletter here on Friday afternoon. In the meantime, here's last week's.

Kāpiti Run for Youth - 25th March

Run on the beach & support Kāpiti youth.

Video Newsletter - 2nd February

Our latest video newsletter is available here.

Chrome Books - Direct from Norrcom

Our partnership with Norrcom provides an option for the purchase of Chrome Books for students.

Video Newsletter - 26 January 2018

Welcome to the first video newsletter of 2018! Find out what's happening at PC in the next week.

Information for New Students and Families

New to PC in 2018? You'll find all the information you need here.

Pōwhiri for New Students - 29 January

Nau mai! Haere mai! We invite friends, family & whānau of new students to join us for our start-of-year pōwhiri.

Contact Phone Numbers

Our main telephone number is currently out of action. Details of how to contact us are here.

Prizegiving Sponsors

Thank you to all of our sponsors.

Video Newsletter - 8 December

Lawrence Kirby joins us to wrap the week & invite parents to help develop the profile of the new principal.

New Principal Consultation

The Board invites all parents & caregivers to have their say about the profile of the new principal.

Property Project Blessing - Monday, 8am

Be part of PC history. Join us for the blessing of our Administration Block reconstruction.

"PC - You've Got Talent" Winners

Check out the winners of the Year 9 Talent Quest "PC - You've Got Talent".

Patrick Joss Selected for NZ

Patrick Joss of Year 10 has been selected for the New Zealand Under 18 tennis team

Universities Honour PC's Graduates

Paraparaumu College's leavers have won more than $190,000 worth of scholarships from NZ universities.

Video Newsletter - 24 November

Paula Thomson from the Board of Trustees joins us to discuss the Board's plans for recruiting a new Principal.

Principal Resigns - A Message from the Board

A message from our Board Chairperson, Geoff Bolitho, about Gregor's resignation.

Year 10 Exams - 22 & 23 November

The Year 10 exam schedule is here.

Senior Prize Winners - 2017

Find out who won the major awards at PC's Senior Prize Givings.

Whole School Photo - Reduced Prices

We now have copies of the whole-school photo at significantly reduced prices

Whānau Dessert - Tuesday 14 November, 6.45pm

You are all invited to our final whānau event of 2017.

Video Newsletter - 3 November

Ieremia & Gregor discuss the Sports Celebration & other highlights & give you all the Prize Giving details.

House Haka Competition

Check out all of the action from Term 3's inter-house haka competition.

Video Newsletter - 27 October

We'll be posting another video newsletter on Friday afternoon. In the meantime, here's last week's.

Sports Celebration - Wed 1 November, 7pm

Come and celebrate our sporting achievements from throughout the year.

Noel Leeming Deals for PC

Purchase goods at reduced prices from Noel Leeming between 30 October & 5 November & support PC.

One Stop Shop - Wednesday 25 October, 2.30pm

Assistance for senior students embarking on tertiary study or careers in 2018.

PC Party - Wednesday 25 October, 7pm

Don't miss this wonderful celebration of the Arts at Paraparaumu College in 2017.

Principal's Video Newsletter - 29 September

Gregor, Tessa & Cecilia review the House Performing Arts & Haka competitions & preview Term 4.

House Performing Arts

The 2017 Inter-House Performing Arts competition was won by Maungakotukutuku.

Vacancy - Part-time Canteen Chef/Cook

We're looking for a new member of our friendly canteen and catering team. All the details here.

Barbershop Nationals

Catch up on the great results of PC students from the Barbershop Nationals.

Hockey Boys - Fifth in NZ!

The Boys' First XI Hockey claimed 5th place in NZ in the prestigious Rankin Cup.

World Vision Leadership Award

The PC 40 Hour Famine team has been recognised by World Vision for their 'Outstanding Leadership'.

Principal's Video Newsletter - 22nd September

Gregor and Cam review the week and preview upcoming events.

Shaz Patterson Memorial Scholarship

Pursue your passion for performing arts or music. Applications are now open.

Hall of Fame Nominations

Nominate the next inductee into the Paraparaumu College Hall of Fame.

Whānau & Hāngi Night - 15 September, 5pm

Student leaders from the 3 colleges are working together to bring you this great hāngi event. See you there.

Staff-Only Day - Monday 4 September

There will be no classes on this day to allow the staff to take part in professional learning.

Night Fair - Wednesday 30th August, 5.30pm

Brought to you by some Year 12 student leaders. Please save the date.

Raffle Tickets for Sale - Barbershop Chorus Boys

Support the Barbershop Chorus Boys going to the National Competition - 1 ticket for $2 or 3 for $5!

2018 Course Selection - Now Due

All the information students & parents need to make 2018 course selections.

Video Newsletter - Friday 18 August

Gregor and Eva review the week and preview some upcoming events, including 'Blue Remembered Hills'.

Year 11-13 Parent Interviews - 12 September

Bookings are now open. School concludes at 2:20pm on this day.

Blue Remembered Hills - 18-20 August

Tickets to Paraparaumu College's major production are now available from the School Office.

Regional Kapa Haka Performance

Watch the performance which the PC Kapa Haka took to the Regionals.

SEAR Team Win Community Award

The SEAR team were category winners at the Wellington Airport Regional Community Awards.

Take a Tour of our Campus

Take a bird's-eye tour of our beautiful campus.

Parents As Career Educators - Slides

View the slides from the Parents as Career Educators Seminar held on Wednesday 9 August.

40th Jubilee - Friday 28 July

We’re celebrating 40 years of Paraparaumu College. All the details are here.

Whānau Hui - Wednesday 2nd August, 7pm

Join us for dessert, discuss the plans for the Cultural Centre & learn about the Gateway programme.

The PC Singathon - Friday 4th August

Hear great music, eat top food, drink nice coffee & help get our performers to the nationals!

Year 9 & 10 Teacher Interviews - 9 August

Book your Parent-Teacher Interviews online.

Digital Challenge - Wednesday 12 July

Register for the 2017 Digital Challenge Information Evening here.

Interschool Variety Show - Thursday 6 July

We're hosting a student-led concert featuring talent from across the district.

Cullen - Top of the World.

Cullen Tran of Year 9 won top place in the Education Perfect International Mathematics Championships.

That's Artstanding!

An amazing celebration of wearable art, dance, kapa haka & music. Check out the garments here.

'That's Artstanding' has Sold Out!

Wednesday's 'That's Artstanding' show has now sold out. Sorry.

Dyslexia Information Evening - 21 June, 7pm

Hear from staff and students about the various ways Paraparaumu College supports students with dyslexia.

National Selection for Tayla

Paraparaumu College's Tayla Reti has been selected to play for the Black Ferns 7's team

Short Term Home Stays - Help!

We need home-stays for Namiki High School students, who will be with us from 31 July to 9 August.

Thanks Stubby!

All Blacks Sevens representative, Andrew Knewstubb, returned to PC to present his playing jersey to us.

Zumbathon for Girl-Up - Friday 16th June, 4pm

Support the Girl-Up United Nations Foundation with Zumba! Please note the new time.

Sheilah Winn Shakespeare Nationals

PC's actors & crew are performing at the national Shakespeare Festival over Queen's Birthday Weekend.

Staff Only Day - Friday 2nd June

Friday 2nd June is a Staff-Only Day. Teachers will be attending the LoopEd Conference in Wellington.

Barbershop - We're off to the Nationals!

Huge congratulations to the PC Barbershop groups who are off to the nationals!

'40 Years On' Photo - Monday 29 May

We're planning a whole-school photo on Monday!

Meg Dempster wins at National Eventing Champs

Meg Dempster claims the Dorothy Campbell Trophy at the NZ Pony Club Eventing Championships.

PC on the Radio

Listen to Paraparaumu College students on Coast Access Radio's 'College Spot'.

Senior Ball Photos

Rediscover all the magic of the PC Ball .

Pink Shirt Day - Friday 26 May

Wear pink on Friday for Pink Shirt Mufti Day - Gold Coin donation.

High Tea - Sunday 28 May, 10.30am

Help our Shakespeare actors, crew and supporters get to the nationals!

Parents' Association - Thursday 18 May, 6.30pm

The Parents' Association will be discussing the College's Strategic Plan with Gregor Fountain. All welcome.

Cleaning up the Waikanae River

PC's SEAR group are taking action to clean up the Waikanae River.

Kāpiti Remembers Research Competition

Present a written account or short film about someone who played a role in WW1 and win prizes.

Scholarship Award - First in NZ

PC's Beli Harvey-Broad has been recognised as NZ's premier Physical Education student for 2016.

Student Achievement Report

Read a short report on the academic achievement of Paraparaumu College students in 2016

Video Newsletter - 13 April

Gregor's wrap of the week and some news about upcoming events.

Entrance-Way Planting - Wednesday 26 April

Help us with the planting for the entrance-way anytime from 10am.

Conferencing & Careers Expo - Friday 7 April

Discuss plans for the future with PC staff and our partners from tertiary organisations.

'Fake News' Interrogated

Year 9's Great Learner Week, involved a focus on spotting and interrogating 'fake news'.

Summer Sports Week - 27-31 March

Best wishes to the PC teams competing in summer tournaments this week.

Parents' Association Quiz - 30 March

Form a team for the Parents' Association Quiz at the Jolly Miller.

Curriculum & Timetable Review - 24 March

We're running a workshop for city-based parents. Register here.

Uniform Shop Additional Opening Hours

The uniform shop has some additional opening hours in the upcoming weeks.

Inter-House Athletics - Videos & Photos here

Check out the action on & off the track at PC's 2017 Inter-House Athletics Championships.

Whooping Cough - Important Information

We have one confirmed case of Whooping Cough within the PC community. Click here for more information.

Year 9 Great Learner Week - 6-9 March

Year 9's Great Learner Week focuses on essential skills for great learning at PC.

Download the PC App

Have you downloaded the school app?

NZ Scholarship - Our Best Ever Results!

Paraparaumu College students' stunning results in the 2016 NZ Scholarship Awards.

'Good to Great' - New Draft Strategic Plan

Take a sneak preview of our Strategic Plan and give us some feedback.

Relay For Life - 18-19 February

Join Paraparaumu College's team in the 2017 Relay for Life at Mazengarb Park.

Year 9 Family BBQ - Thursday 23 February

RSVPs for this event have now closed.

Monday's Blood Drive Postponed

16 or over? Donate blood and save lives.

Volunteer for Coastella - Saturday 25 February

Volunteer at the Coastella Music Festival.

Information for New Students and Families

New to Paraparaumu College in 2017? You'll find all the info you need here.

School Entrance Update

When and how to use Paraparaumu College's new entrance.

2016 Leavers Scoop $189k of Scholarships

2016's leavers gained a huge number of under-graduate scholarships from NZ universities.

2017 - Start of School

All the information you need about the start of school in 2017.

Pōwhiri for New Students & Whānau, 30 January

Please join us at 8.50am entering through the gate at the eastern end of the College on Mazengarb Road.

Join our staff team!

We are looking for a new Library Manager & a Property Maintenance & Workshop Assistant.

2016 Prize Givings, Speeches and Sponsors

Meet the major prize winners from all year levels, & their sponsors, & read Gregor's prize giving speech

Noel Leeming Chromebook Offer

Noel Leeming in Paraparaumu is offering a deal on Chromebooks for PC students.

PC - You've Got Talent!

Congratulations to the 2016 Year 9 winners of "PC - You've Got Talent!"

Entrance Redevelopment Underway

We're redeveloping the entrance-way and planning other property projects.

Careers Education

Check out the new Careers Education section of our website.

Year 9 & 10 Integrated Projects - December 7-9

Check out the projects which Year 9 & 10 students are working on.

Patrick and Jamie win Junior Titles

Paraparaumu College students won Wellington titles in both tennis and golf in the past week.

Spirit of Adventure Team Trophy

A group of Year 10 students are competing in the Spirit of Adventure Team Trophy in & around Auckland.

Social Studies Approaches Recognised

The work of Paraparaumu College Social Studies students and their teacher have been recognised.

School is Open

The latest updates on the impact of flooding & earthquakes on Paraparaumu College.

2017 Head Students

Tessa Thomson and Ieremia Tuivaiti have been named Head Students for 2017.

Wellingtonian of the Year Awards

Past and present Paraparaumu College students have been honoured at the Wellingtonian of the Year awards.

Dancer Inducted into Hall of Fame

Former student, James Wynn, has been inducted into the Paraparaumu College Hall of Fame.

College Sport Wellington Awards

Paraparaumu College athletes shined in the 2016 College Sport Wellington Awards

Noel Leeming Exclusive Offer 7-13 November

Take advantage of Noel Leeming's exclusive offer and support Paraparaumu College.

1.35pm Finish - Friday 4 November

Due to the Senior Prize Giving, classes for all students will be finishing at 1.35pm

International Students Welcome

Find out about our International Student Programme, starting in 2017.

Health Education Consultation

Help us review our Health education programmes by completing a short survey.

Harris Wins Pride Award

Congratulations to Harris Sciascia, winner of the 2016 Pride Award for Leadership

Diwali - Festival of Lights

We had our very own celebration of Diwali thanks to Asia NZ.

Arts Supper - Thursday 20 October, 7pm

Celebrate a remarkable year of Extra Curricular Arts at Paraparaumu College. Tickets from the Office.

Chelsea Winter at PC - Friday 14 October

In conjunction with Paper Plus Coastlands, we invite you to an evening with Chelsea Winter.

School Holidays

Term 4 begins on Monday 10th October, but call in or call us if you need anything before then.

Volunteer Reader/Writers Required

We are looking for volunteer reader/writers to support students in November exams.

The Wizard of Oz - Photos

Re-live the experience of "The Wizard of Oz" with these wonderful photos.

The Battle of The Somme Film - 24 September

Get free tickets to this remarkable film and hear the NZ Symphony Orchestra.

Have your say about PC's Future - 21 September

Don't miss the final workshop for parents and whanau to discuss PC's future.

Scholarship Trial Exams - 19-22 September

Scholarship students can sign up for their trial examinations here.

Year 11 - 13 Parent/Teacher Interviews - Tuesday 6 September

Book your appointments for the Year 11, 12 & 13 interviews

Early Finish - Monday 12 September

Classes will be finishing at 12.25pm to enable staff members to attend a Paid Union Meeting.

Winter Sports Week - 29 August - 2 September

Good luck to all our teams competing in national tournaments this week.

Exercise Tangaroa - Wednesday 31 August

We're taking part in this national tsunami preparedness exercise.

Year 11 - 13 Derived Grade Exams

Derived Grade Exams for Years 11 - 13 start on 22 August. Check the timetable here.

International Languages Week

Check out the fun and learning which took place during International Languages Week.

Survey for Parents - Online Parental Portal

We are asking parents of Year 11 to complete this short survey about our online parental portal.

Measles Preparedness

There are cases of measles in the Wellington area. Please check your immunisation records and act now.

2017 Course Selection - Due Now!

All the information you need to select your 2017 courses.

Parents Association Fashion Show - 6 August

Join us for the Parents Association Fashion Show.

Kāpiti Digital Challenge - Register Now!

Find out more about the Kāpiti Digital Challenge and be in to win business support and cash prizes.

Jon Allan 1953 - 2016

Our tribute to longstanding Paraparaumu College staff member, Jon Allan.

That's Artstanding!

And the winners of our Wearable Arts show are....

Teacher-Led Innovation

Find out more about our $150000 grant from the Ministry to Education to work with Kenakena School.

Electra Energy Promotion

Find out more about Electra Energy's promotion, supporting Paraparaumu College.

Rheumatic Fever - sore throats still matter

Information from the Ministry of Health regarding rheumatic fever.

Meet Linsey Heighway, Head of Arts

Meet Linsey Heighway, Paraparaumu College's new Head of the Arts Learning Area.

Student Achievement

Check out this letter about Paraparaumu College's student achievement from the Secretary of Education.

That's Artstanding - Thursday 7 July, 7pm

"That's Artstanding" Wearable Arts Show Thursday 7 July at 7pm

Kōrero Mai 2016 - Friday 29 July

We are delighted to be working with Kāpiti College to bring you the 2016 Kōrero Mai speech competition.

Stage Challenge 2016

Thank you to our supporters and sponsors who helped us make Stage Challenge 2016 a huge success.

Mexico Trip Meat Raffle

Support the 2017 Science Field Trip to Mexico through this meat raffle.

Whānau Dinner - Wednesday 15 June, 6.00pm

Don't miss the Whānau Dinner and NCEA Workshop, with NZQA's Ben Ngaia (Te Ati Awa ki Kapiti).

Board of Trustees - Election Results

Thanks for taking part in the Board elections. Here are the results:

Mid-Winter Meal - Wednesday 15 June, 6.30pm

Help former student, Jason Donovan, get to the 2017 Special Olympic Winter World Games in Austria

Youth Week @ PC - Highlights video

Check out our Youth Week highlights video.

Climate Change - Regional Council Submission

Read more about this innovative & authentic Social Studies project which featured in the "Education Gazette".

Teacher Only Day - Friday 3 June

Friday 3rd June is a Teacher-Only Day. Teachers will be attending the LoopEd Conference in Wellington.

Bring Your Own Device - Whakaaro Hou Trust

Click here for the latest roll-out details of Chrome Books through the Whakaaro Hou Trust.

Information-Careers Expo 3 August

College Information/Careers Expo Wednesday 3 August. Save this important date!

Youth Week 21-29 May

It's Youth Week. Check out the programme here.

Pink Ribbon High Tea, 23 May

Have High Tea with Jacinda Ardern MP and raise money for the NZ Breast Cancer Foundation.

Pasifika Fono with the Hurricanes, 25 May

The Hurricanes are coming to our Pasifika pot luck dinner. Are you?

Viva Mexico - Fundraising Fiesta, 28 May

Support the Biology Field Trip to Mexico.

Live Reports

Click here for information about accessing live reports on your son's or daughter's progress this term.

Pink Shirt Day, 20 May

Friday is Pink Shirt Day. Thanks to Kapiti Hire for the free use of their candy floss machine.

Shave for a Cure, 17 May

Support our students and stafff who are taking part in Shave for a Cure.

Scholarship Success - 1st in New Zealand

Congratulations to William Lopez-Sanchez - First in New Zealand in Scholarship Spanish.

Meet the Teacher - Claire Neil

Meet Claire Neil, Paraparaumu College's new Spanish teacher.

Join us at the Breakfast Club

Start the school day with a free and healthy breakfast organised by students for students.

Term One 2016 Highlights Video

We have had a great Term One at Paraparaumu College. Revisit some of the highlights here.

Visual Art Exhibition

Visit the Year 12 student art exhibition at Coastlands Mall.

100% - Top of Maths in Australasia

Robin Shen of Year 10 gained the highest possible mark in a prestigious Australian maths competition.

Harriet's Taking On the World

Meet Harriet Charters, one of ten New Zealanders selected for the United Nations Pacific Project.

Wellington Regional Golf Champions

Congratulations to the Paraparaumu College Premier Golf Team on their regional championship victories.

Engineer Caleb Graduates with Honours

A fascinating research project propels former PC student to Canterbury University Honours award.

'Wow Factor' Wows the Coast

The recent 'Wow Factor' Performing Arts tour was a wonderful celebration of Paraparaumu College talent.

Robotics Club Booming

More than 50 students are members of Paraparaumu College's Robotics Club.

Sports Coaching Courses

Take part in some high quality courses for sports coaches on Sunday 10th April at Paraparaumu College.

Community Fair - Saturday 2nd April

Don't miss this fabulous community event.

Community Fair Hāngi

Community Fair hāngi tickets are now on sale at the School Office.

Board of Trustees Elections

A message from our Board Chair about the upcoming Trustee elections.

Parenting Teenagers in the Digital Age - Thursday 7th April

Take part in a course for parents about parenting teenagers in the social media age.

Workday - Thursday March 17th

It's Paraparaumu College's annual workday today. No classes will be running.

NCEA Information Evening Tuesday 15 March

Find out more about NZ's qualification system and what you can do to support your son or daughter to achieve.

Parents' Association AGM - Wednesday 16th March

Join a group of committed parents, supporting Paraparaumu College and its people.

Whānau Dinner - Tuesday 1st March

Kia ora koutou. Our first Whānau Dinner for 2016 will be held on Tuesday 1st March at 6pm in the Pavilion

Science Trip to Mexico Information Evening - Wednesday 2nd March

An information evening for this amazing trip is taking place on Wednesday March 2nd at 7pm.

Conferencing Day - Friday 4th March

Use the online booking system to make an appointment for Conferencing Day.

Chrome Book Deal from Noel Leeming

Noel Leeming Paraparaumu has a Chrome Book deal exclusively for Paraparaumu College families.

NZ Scholarship Success

Paraparaumu College students gained a total of 29 awards in 2015 NZ Scholarship, the best result in the College's history.

Secondhand Books Wanted!

If you have any books that you no longer require we will gladly take them off your hands for the PC Community Fair.

United States Scholarship for Abigail Watts

Abigail left Paraparaumu College last year and has won a full scholarship to Oregon State University.

Givealittle - Help Kapiti Youth Support

KYS recently purchased some new buildings to move onto their site, but they were vandalised. Can you help?

Grace Saywell - Wellington Cycling Records

Congratulations to Grace Saywell on her record-breaking results at the Wellington Junior Track Cycling Championships.

Entrepreneurial Intelligence Course - April School Holidays

Take part in an entrepreneurial intelligence course in the April school holidays.

New Sign for Waikanae - Competition

Design a new welcome sign for Waikanae and win $500.

Prizegiving Sponsors

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.

Can You Donate Old Uniform?

If you have any items of uniform that you no longer require, please consider donating these back to the College.

When does school start for 2016?

Welcome to the 2016 school year at Paraparaumu College.

Enrol now for 2016

We are still accepting enrolments for the 2016 school year for Years 9-13.

2015 Commencement of School

We welcome enrolments from throughout the Kapiti, Otaki and Porirua area as the College is no longer zoned

Year 9, 2015 Welcome Barbeque

Welcome barbeque for all Year 9 students and whanau.

Form Teacher/Parent/Student Conferencing

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.

Golfing Success

Check out our wonderful golfers Cooper Wattam, Fergus Aitken and Connor Levesque in the Kapiti Observer here

World Vision

Check out the World Vision video here of the village, Myeik, where our sponsored child Ko Ko lives.

Senior Prizegiving Photos

Check out the photos from the Prizegiving ceremonies courtesy of Jack Penman Photography here.

F1 Film Night

A great selection of photos from the F1 Film night held on Thursday 20th November

Kevin Milne talks to Newstalk ZB about Paraparaumu College

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.

Uniform Shop Appointments

Please click here and enter code 8MU2T to make an appointment during November for the purchase of uniform for 2015.

Fulbright Scholarship winner Fiona Jeffries

Check out the article here in the Indiana Daily Student newsp

MoreFM Guest DJ

This is your chance to be a guest DJ with the Ray Heron Breakfast Show every Friday on MoreFM.

Study Tips & Tricks

Check out the Youtube clip here of study tips and tricks for the NCEA examinations featuring Paraparaumu College Year 11 student Eva Elliott

Kapiti Coast Shout Out Youth Awards

The Kāpiti Coast Shout Out Awards publicly recognise the diverse leadership and innovation shown by young people on the Kāpiti Coast.

Wellington U15 Boys Hockey National Title

Congratulations to Jamal Crawford-Spellacey and Jack Rider, as members of the Wellington U15 Hockey team that took out the national title in Wellington.

Pasifika Evening Thursday 16 October

A Pasifika evening is being held on Thursday 16 October commencing at 6 pm in the College Pavilion for families with a Pacific connection.

Visiting Fijian Secondary Schools Rugby Team

Check out the awesome haka here by the Paraparaumu College 1st XV and the Fijian Secondary Schools Rugby team singing

Thursday Indoor Netball

Action Indoor Sports is starting up a College Netball league for 14-18 year olds, catering to all skill levels from social to competitive.

2014 NCEA Examination Timetable

NCEA Examination Timetable.