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1 Papakura High School “Reach for the Highest” Summa Pete Auckland New Zealand

2 Comprehensive international programme with students from Asia, South America and Europe. Papakura High School Founded in 1954. Surrounded by 14 hectares of park like grounds. Limit for international students of 5% of roll. Large state co-educational school, situated in Papakura, in the south of Auckland. The student roll is approximately 1,330 students. Very popular Auckland school.

3 Papakura High School Auckland, New Zealand An Established Tradition of Excellence Philosophy Continuous improvement and emphasises on academic excellence. To give all students have the opportunity to reach their full potential. Providing quality teaching within a disciplined and caring environment. Sporting, social and cultural activities are valued highly.

4 Core Values A commitment to learning Self belief and self respect Community responsibility Respect and concern for others “Reach for the Highest” Summa Pete

5 Auckland NZ’s largest city: population 1.8m. Beautiful beaches, parks, vineyards. Average temps: winter 12c, summer 25c. Lots of things to see & do: Theatres, cinemas, restaurants, museums etc. Many sports available: sailing, bush walking, rugby, cricket, basketball etc. Easy to visit other parts of NZ.

6 Papakura Papakura is a suburb in Auckland. Population of 46,000, just 25 minutes drive from Auckland city centre, 15 mins from Airport. Surrounded by beautiful countryside. Close to beaches, cinemas etc. Papakura has an Olympic pool. Many activities for students to do.

7 What Else Can You Do At Papakura High School? A wide range of co-curricular activities are offered including: Cultural activities such as drama, cultural dance groups, debating, band, choir, theatre sports and music. Sporting activities such as rugby, netball, basketball, volleyball, soccer, hockey, softball, cricket, touch rugby, tennis, swimming, badminton. International students are encouraged to take part.

8 Students live in a home-stay with NZ family. The student will become part of the family. The student will be able to walk to school or take a short bus journey. Most homes will be a stand alone house with a garden. The student will have their own bedroom similar to this. Helps students to be happy and improve their English. Where Do Students Live? Most home-stays will have a PC.

9 What International Students Say About Papakura High School? “Everything is comfortable for international students, school, home-stay, everything is O.K. We love this school”. Piyaphon, Thailand “You can make many friends from different countries”. Naoko, Japan “I really like Papakura High School because all the teachers they are very kind to me. When I go back to my country I will tell my friends come to New Zealand to learn English in Papakura High”. Vy, Vietnam.

10 Excellent Facilities Papakura High School is well resourced with modern facilities to improve student learning. Computer laboratories (6). Well resourced library. Drama studio. Up to date science laboratories. High technology audio visual and media studies room. New food and materials technology building. Wharenui – a meeting house. Spacious well resourced classrooms. Two gymnasiums and a fitness centre. Student common room / cafeteria. Playing fields, tennis courts.

11 English Tuition The international department has specialist ESOL teachers. Students English language skills are assessed on arrival. Students receive intensive language instruction. Students work in small groups with English teachers. Students have access to excellent resources.

12 Papakura High School Auckland, New Zealand An Established Tradition of Excellence Academic Excellence Papakura High School has highly qualified and experienced teachers in all subjects. 80% of students sitting 4 or more Bursary subjects gained entrance to University. Students are encouraged to be involved in national academic competitions: English, science, maths etc, Students can start to study for a tertiary arts qualification.

13 Respected and caring school with a reputation for innovation and excellence. Set in large park-like grounds close to city facilities, beaches and countryside. Friendly supportive staff experienced with hosting international students. High quality, fully registered teachers. Harmonious relationships amongst a range of different cultures. The Unique Features Of Papakura High School

14 International students are special and make up no more than 5% of the total roll. Excellent academic achievement with high standards of behaviour expected of students. High levels of staff and student involvement in co-curricular activities. Access to the school’s outdoor education camp. A safe environment. The Unique Features Of Papakura High School

15 Pastoral Care For International Students A comprehensive orientation programme. Full time International student manager and counsellor. International student days. International students speaking at assemblies and in classrooms. Special social activities and school trips. Extra study tuition available / Homework classes after school

16 Papakura High School Auckland New Zealand

17 Papakura High School Auckland, New Zealand An Established Tradition of Excellence

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