Paraparaumu College

High School • Wellington

About Us

Paraparaumu College is a caring community of great learners located at Paraparaumu on Wellington’s Kāpiti Coast.  The majority of us live in Paraparaumu, Paraparaumu Beach, Otaihanga, Waikanae, Pekapeka and Te Horo.

We are a co-educational secondary school for students from Years 9 to 13.  For the purposes of Ministry of Education funding Paraparaumu College is graded within decile 8, but our community is drawn from the whole range of Kāpiti’s socio-economic groups, reflecting New Zealand as a whole.

Of our 1200 students, approximately 150 identify as Māori.  Some have connections to Te Ātiawa ki Whakarongotai, the tangata whenua of the area.  This Strategic Plan outlines our work developing partnerships and approaches that reflect New Zealand’s cultural diversity and the unique position of Māori culture within Kāpiti and Aotearoa.  Our practice is informed by the kaupapa of the “Kia Eke Panuku – Building on Success” programme.  All our students have the opportunity to learn about tikanga Māori (Māori culture) and Te Reo Māori (Māori language).

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.

Key Information

  • Region: Wellington
  • Co Ed Status: Co-Educational
  • Roll Total: 1270
  • Authority: State
  • International roll: 25
  • Decile: 8



Mazengarb Road Paraparaumu
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