At Papakura School we have enthusiastic staff, wonderful students and a supportive community. As a school this gives us a sound foundation to build on our successes. Our children continue to do well at sports and arts, both individually and in teams, we had five students in national teams, another representing the country in Hip Hop and our choir won the Auckland Stand Up, Stand Out competition.
Co-curricular activities are the heart and soul of a school and our staff and volunteers have been outstanding.
We have groups at Polyfest as well as our Kapa Haka group. Polyfest gives our Junior students a great opportunity to celebrate their culture and develop leadership skills that will support their studies.
Academically some students have been shining lights and they have set a challenge for others to meet. We have individual stars and we are pleased with significant improvements on the NCEA results at this time of year.
This year’s seniors have been successful and we celebrated many of their successes including some tertiary scholarships at the Senior Prize Giving.
Senior Prize Giving Top Awards
Dux 2014 – Danielle Uka
Proxime Accessit – Rachel Kirtlan
Te Matauranga Toa Award – Briana Rogers
Top Year 13 academic Maori student.
Ipu O le Sili Award – Georgina Lui
Top Year 13 academic Pasifika student.
These awards go to the Top male and female students who gain the Best Years Total in English, Science, Maths, and Social Studies.
Female Junior Dux Billie-Gene Rawiri – (Top Maori Student)
Male Junior Dux – Shar Matafeo – (Top Pasifika Student)