From the Principal
Nau mai, haere mai ki te Kura Tuarua o Papakura.
We welcome you to the Papakura High School website. Contained here you will find all of the key information about our school. Here you will read about our vibrant community of learners and educators.
The culture at Papakura High is one of support and of challenge. Each young person who walks through the gate will be supported to be their best self and to challenge themselves in a positive learning environment. We endeavour to provide programmes that meet the needs of every learner.
Papakura High is a growing school. Our roll is increasing steadily every year. Our recent report from the Education Review Office speaks of, “a student-centred, culturally responsive and inclusive school culture,” and, “significant progress in lifting student achievement in NCEA certificates.”
I would encourage you not to take my word for it. We would love you to visit our school so you can see for yourself. You are most welcome!
Ngā mihi mahana ki a koutou.
Papakura High School Motto and Crest
The motto or whakatauki Kia Rangatira reflects the meaning of the logo as well as connecting to the motto of our intermediate school. It is a call for young people to step up as leaders - Kia rangatira is a challenge to take on the demeanour of chiefly behaviour and attitudes, to rise above negativity and to be positive role models, striving to be the very best. The image and the motto are closely connected as the brief developed talks about each person being a warrior in themselves.