Welcome to Papanui High School

"Our aim is simple... to provide the best education possible for every student"

Preparing students for their future2015 11 13 Jeffsmith

We are making a difference for our students and they are doing incredibly well. The school has worked hard to consolidate recent initiatives to ensure sustained and continuous improvement.

We look forward to welcoming all prospective students and their families/whānau to visit our school.

Read more from our Principal Jeff Smith.

Recent News

Todays Notices


Reminder the meeting for this week will be THURSDAY lunchtime. Please be there or be square. - RBR
PhilSoc is on today! Come to B8 at 2:45 to listen to Aleisha and Lucy of year 13 present their musings on the origins of humanity and the potential implications of this. Don't miss it! - ADR
Those students who will be attending this Friday's Model UN Forum with Jrv please attend a brief meeting Thursday lunchtime in B2 to find out your countries - JRV
Bring your money to the quad Thursday lunchtime and support student businesses selling a range of goods, from key rings to candles. - SND
A Secondhand Uniform sale is being run by the PTA TODAY 29 June 2016 from 2.30 till 4pm in the G1 uniform room. - MLM
Would the following students please see Mrs Langdon in B3 at interval today. This will be a brief but important meeting. 9 Hnj Ben Bailie-Gee, Olivia Baker,Noel Pabiran,Abigail Winter, Amy Britten and 9scd Caleb Cottom 10 Kns: Leen Alkhaier, Jack Baker, Isabella Bastida, Alex Foot, Sarah Lilly, Polly Mortimer, Tessa Raynor, Alex Reeves Tai-iba Hassanian - LNK
All level 3 art students must attend a sketch book meeting in H6 Lunch time bring your sketch books and your lunch Please note this is an important assessment based meeting see you there - SLM
There is no shooting today as the range is closed. See you all next week - CTB
The following Year 11 students are requested for a meeting about the Brain Bee Challenge, Round 2. Sophia Onishko, Sophie Deam, Liv McKenzie, Yvette Kim, Phoebe Maguire - Come to G4 after school. - WRL
A reminder to all students in the Year 12 Leadership Development Team that we are meeting on Wednesday a 7.30am in D1. Please ensure you arrive prepared to complete your 2 minute speech. Any problems or concerns, you must see Ms Archer asap - ARL
Could Year 9 Class Captains please meet in A13 Friday at lunch time, see Mr Anderson if you can't attend. - ANP

General Notices

This year, we're offering you the chance for you to design a piece of the mural on H block. We want you to show us what you think represents the art and technology departments of the school, to be displayed where the faces are currently placed. Send your designs, whether they are a photographs, paintings, drawings or whatever you can create to phsartleadership@gmail.com by Friday the fifth of August. There are eight pieces going up, so eight chances to win, and extra prizes for the most creative ones! Scan or photograph your work, and if you have any questions, don't hesitate to email us. - SLM
No Year 9 Assembly this week - ANP
Please ensure that your bikes are locked at school at all times . Do not keep your bikes here overnight in any circumstances so that their security is protected. - KRT
It is now less than a week until Extravaganza week!!! Monday= slave auction- buy yourself the services of a Year 13 BRING MONEY. Tuesday= Students vs staff game. Come and watch the students beat the staff team at basketball- spot prizes for best cheering and team spirit. Wednesday- MUFTI DAY! Jump jam. Wear appropriate winter PJs or a onesie and come join in Jump Jam in your jim jams in the quad at lunch- there will be prizes for best dancing and best dressed prizes. Thursday- Papanui's Hottest Home Baker-Get baking and drop off your baking before school outside the student office. You can then buy some baking at lunchtime so raid your piggy bank and be ready to buy!!! Friday is our CARNIVAL DAY- bring money for food, popcorn, sausage sizzle, candy floss, snow cones, waffles and more. Have a go in the zorbs or on the inflatable twister- all for free!!! Events will be in the quad if fine. If wet listen to the notices for wet weather venues. - RBR
The following students need to check their email and respond ASAP: Samrath Sood, Chloe Goodsir, Kieran Goodman, Samantha Smith, Lara Brinsdon, Megan Crosbie, Eryn Turner, Amy Britten, Reuben Booth, Sean Pollock, Livvy Mackey, Yvette Kim, Kyle Martin, Georgia Medland, Jeremy Toth, Hannah Tiong - ANP
Sport Time Venue Transport method Departure Time Teacher Rugby Girls Vs Gobus 2.30pm Nicole Herbert Badminton Boys A vs MDGR 3.15pm PPNU Walk 2.30pm Boys yr 11 vs BURNSIDE 3.15pm BURN 2 Avan 2.30pm Tim/Chris??? Boys B vs CHCO2 3.15pm PPNU Walk 2.30pm Rach Prior Boys Intermediate vs St Bedes 3.15pm St Bedes Walk 2.30pm Debbie Newman Girls A vs MDGR 3.15pm PPNU Walk 2.30pm Girls B vs Kaiapoi 3.15pm Kaiapoi HS Careers Car 2.30pm Sussie Cottrell Girls C Vs Hornby 3.15pm HORN HS Avan 2.30pm Daniel Scowcroft Archery vs 2.30pm Mary Football Pap Girls vs RAHS 3.15pm PPNU School 2.30pm Mike Vannoort Junior Boys vs Darfield 3.15pm Warren Avan x 2 2.30pm Glenn Hooper Senior Boys vs Christs College 3.45pm English park School Van 2.30pm Paul Anderson Squash Mixed team vs BYE - JNH
Full Time Work : Office Junior Position located in Sawyers Arms Road Papanui. Full training will be given duties include reception work, data entry, general admin duties. If interested please see Mrs Gordon in Careers. NZ POLICE CAREER EVENT: If you are interested in Police as a Career, Sat July 16 1.00pm - 3.00pm at Chinese Education & Culture Rewi Alley School, 32A Matipo Street, Meet your local Police Officers, Find out more about how to become a cop. Parents and family welcome. Posters in Careers Dept. - GRB
Logbook Covers need to be to your Class Captains, Form teachers or Mr Anderson by Friday! See Mr Anderson if you can't make this deadline. Prizes for the best ones! - ANP


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