Pakuranga College is a secondary school in east Auckland, New Zealand. Since mid-2009, the current principal has been Michael Williams, following the departure of former principal Heather McRae to Diocesan School for Girls.
Pakuranga College has traditionally named its blocks of classrooms after past principals and staff. This is evident in all the principals from Mr Rae to Ms Stone having classroom blocks named after them:
Rae Block - a general purpose block, with a strong focus on the social sciences.
Rive Block - a general purpose block, containing science classrooms, computer labs and the languages department.
Seager Block - the mathematics block, containing all the mathematics offices.
Pamela Stone Block - the English block.
Jill Sweeny Block - the most recently built science block, containing most of the schools' science classrooms (Chemistry, Biology and Physics). The block is named after the former science teacher and head of department, Jill Sweeny, who contributed a lot to the science department.
There are a number of other buildings throughout the school, given generic names.
There are six houses in Pakuranga College, each named after a New Zealand native tree: Kauri, Rimu, Totara, Pohutukawa, Nikau and Matai. Each house is represented by a different color and mascot as well as having its own dean and assistant dean, who deal with the day to day management of the house, such as disciplinary issues and... Read More