Paraparaumu College is a caring community of great learners located at Paraparaumu on Wellington’s Kāpiti Coast.
Our aspirations for Paraparaumu College’s learners (both students and staff) are summarised through our “Great Learner” values. As a caring community, we aspire to be collaborative and active learners, respectful in our relationships with each other and effective self-managers.
The ‘PC Way’ outlines our approach to curriculum, the principles on which it is based and the practices we employ. Its emphasis is on personalising learning around student interest and need.
Paraparaumu College is a “Positive Behaviour for Learning” School. Our focus through this Strategic Plan is reinforcing and extending our relational approaches.
Paraparaumu College has a strong record of student academic achievement, success in sport and the performing arts. Several of our teachers have been recognised for their leadership and teaching with national and international awards.
International Student Testimonial:
"‘I have found the active learning at Paraparaumu College helpful and supportive. It makes it easier to understand English when it is practical. We
often work in groups. The teachers and students are friendly and always willing to help. With the support I have achieved excellent results in my
subjects and am more confident in what I can achieve in English. Digital Technology and Science are my favourites and I have achieved Excellence
in these subjects. At the local mall, I can go to the movies and buy a lot of different Asian food. There are regular trains to Wellington City. I enjoy
playing football and like how close I live to the beach and school. The houses in New Zealand have big gardens and are spacious."