Porirua College

Whiti Te Ra - The Rising Sun



64 Driver Crescent • Cannons Creek • PORIRUA 5024
PO Box 53-023 • PORIRUA 5243
Telephone: 04 237 5465 • Facsimile: 04 237 6160

For emergencies only call: 027 237 5465 

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Porirua College's Mission

Porirua College develops powerful learners who are willing
and able to use this quality in the service of their communities


Principal’s Greeting and Community Survey


Tēnā koutou katoa, Kia orana, Talofa lava, Fakaalofa lahi atu, Malo e lelei, Talofa ni and Greetings to everyone. It is with great pleasure that I join the Porirua College community as the new principal. I look forward to meeting all you students and families over the next weeks and getting to know you.

We are also keen to get feedback from you about how things are going at Porirua College - what do you love and want to build on, what do you want to see changed and improved? We are doing a community survey with students, families and staff to help us plan how to become the college you want us to be. It would be great if you could be part of that survey.  Please click on 'Community Survey' above to start. 

Students will do the survey at school. For families, if we have your current email address we will send the survey to you to fill in. If you think we might not have your email, please send a message to Fuamai at ftaumoli@pen.net.nz. You can also do the survey through the link above or at parents’ meetings that are being organised at school. We will have translators for anyone who would like them. It would be lovely to meet you in person.

Cook Island Parents’ Group Tuesday 18 October at 5.30pm
Whānau Advisory Group Tuesday 25 October at 5.30pm

Details of other meetings will follow.

Warm regards,

Ragne Maxwell


Parent Portal

You can access your child's attendance and achievement at school by clicking on PARENT PORTAL




Homework Club

We are holding a homework club after school in the school library on the following days:

Monday - Thursday after school until 5.00pm

Students must sign in and have work to complete. Attendance records will be kept. 

Please encourage your children to attend. 

To email staff the email format is first initial last name @pen.net.nz e.g. John Smith's email is jsmith@pen.net.nz

 Many thanks to Paul McCredie for use of this photo.


Student Absence

Our Student Management System sends text messages to parents/caregivers of students who are marked absent for morning Learning Coach, Period 1 and/or Period 2. Text messages are sent at 12.30pm each day. Please phone the office on 237 5465 to confirm absences and continue to ring us if your child is away.


Monday to Friday

Learning Coach
Check and Connect
9.10 - 9.20am
Period 1 9.20 - 10.50
INTERVAL 10.50 - 11.10 
Period 2 11.10 - 12.05
Period 3 12.05 - 1.00
LUNCH 1.00 - 1.40
Period 4* 1.40 - 2.30
Period 5 2.30 - 3.20

*School finishes after Period 4 on Thursday.