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


2015/2016 SCHEDULE

Wednesday 2nd December  5.00pm: Māori Celebration Prize Giving in Rangituhi House

Monday 7th December  1.00pm: School Closes – Teacher only afternoon; 6.00pm: Samoan Celebration Prize Giving in Whiti Te Ra

Tuesday 8th December 1.00pm: School Closes – Preparation for Senior Prize Giving; 6.00pm: Senior Prize Giving in Whiti Te Ra

Wednesday 9th December  10.00am: Junior Prize Giving in Whiti Te Ra; 12.00noon: School Closes for the year

Tuesday 26th January  10.00am – 2.00pm: Uniform Shop Opens

Thursday 28th January  10.00am – 12.00noon: Year 11 Course Confirmation; 1.00pm – 3.00pm: Year 13 Course Confirmation

Friday 29th January  10.00am – 12.00noon: Year 12 Course Confirmation

Wednesday 3rd February 1.00pm: Year 11 Orientation

Thursday 4th February 10.00am: Year 9 & 13 Powhiri;  Orientation to follow

February 5th February 10.00am: Year 10 Orientation; 1.00pm: Year 12 Orientation

Monday 8th February Waitangi Day

Tuesday 9th February  9.10am: Timetable commences for all students



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.