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Principal's Welcome 

Tēnā koutou katoa, Kia orana, Talofa lava, Fakaalofa lahi atu, Malo e lelei, Talofa ni and Welcome to Porirua College for 2017! PC is a vibrant, modern school which is home to over 500 Porirua students.

We are a state, co-educational college, established in 1968, for Year 9 to Year 13/14. As the new principal, it has been a real pleasure to join the students and staff in this inclusive, multicultural community. Together, we learn to:

Be Responsible - Manaakitanga

We have a beautiful, modern learning environment looking out over the Porirua basin. Classrooms are clustered around central learning spaces in our four learning houses: Kenepuru, Rangituhi, Tangare and Whitireia. Students join one house for their time at college, where they learn to take care of our environment, connect with our community, give back to others and manage their learning responsibly.

Build Positive Relationships - Whanaungatanga

We are a Positive Behavior for Learning (PB4L) school with a proud history of commitment to restorative practice. We work together with students through our learning coach system to develop positive relationships and solve problems collaboratively. Our 2017 ERO report identified, “pastoral care networks that support and promote student wellbeing.”

Become Powerful Learners - Tū Motuhake 

Porirua College students stay at school to gain steadily rising academic results. Our committed staff work closely with students to track and improve their learning, based on goal setting with families at the start of the year. Students have opportunities to attend outside courses whilst at school and most of them progress to further education when they leave the college.

This is a time of change and improvement for Porirua College. In 2016 we began ongoing consultation with our community about how we grow our young people to achieve their dreams. We are currently reviewing our curriculum and pastoral areas to make some exciting changes for 2018, our 50th anniversary year. The 2017 ERO report commented positively on, "a board of trustees that gives priority to student learning, wellbeing and achievement... [and] leaders who are improvement-focused." Please get in touch if you have any questions, or just come up and visit us!

Warm regards,

Ragne Maxwell
tel: 04 237 5465

PC Mission

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

PB4L - Positive Behaviour For Learning

Board of Trustees

If you would like to contact the Board Chair please email       

The Porirua College Board of Trustees 2018

Aroha Marsh (Chairperson)

Nathan McDonald (Student Trustee)

Linda John (Parent Trustee)

Fuatino Faumuina (Parent Trustee)

Mary Day (Staff Trustee)

Henry Samia (Parent Trustee)

Ange Rawlings (Co-opted)

Ragne Maxwell (Principal)

Clare Waddle (Board Secretary)


Board meetings 2018

Board meetings are held from 5.30pm and the public may attend the first half of the meeting and when the Board goes in-committee, the public will be asked to leave the meeting. 

The dates for the remaining meetings are as follows:

1. Thursday 22nd February

2. Thursday 22nd March

3. Thursday 3rd May

4. Thursday 31st May

5. Thursday 28th June

6. Thursday 26th July

7. Thursday 30th August

8. Thursday 27th September

9. Thursday 25th October

10. Thursday 29th November

11. TBC


Restorative Support




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