From the Principal

I am delighted to be able to welcome you as you view the pages of our website. Please make sure that you do take a look at our newsletters, which are posted here on the website during the term.

As the Principal of Papakura High School may I say what a pleasure it is to be able to provide these words of welcome and introduction. While Papakura High School is a relatively small school in the greater Auckland area, it is a school that is packed with history and has a great heritage. We mean to build on these to create a school with a 21st century learning philosophy, where young people have an insatiable appetite to learn and to mature as responsible, self-managing individuals. There are many opportunities for our students to gain skills and confidence which will equip them for their life beyond school. These opportunities include sport, music, drama and dance, hospitality and catering, technology and in the sciences and many other fields. 

As a school with a family environment we are able to care for our students and to get to know them well. This is one of the great strengths of our school. This whānau atmosphere enables students to flourish.

Thank you for taking the time to view our website. We value your feedback and comments.

John Rohs

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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.