"Our aim is simple... to provide the best education possible for every student"
Preparing students for their future
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.
BYOD and ICT at Papanui High School
Papanui High School is now fully wireless and accesses ultra-fast broadband. We are a BYOD school and we actively encourage students to bring their own device to enhance their learning. Our teachers often use Google Classroom or Google Sites to enable our students to access their learning anytime. Many students will be familiar with this format from their primary or intermediate schools.
Read more about BYOD and ICT at PHS.
PhilSoc is on this week! Make sure you're in B8 at 2:45 this Wednesday to engage in some mind twisting and thought provoking discussion.
Se you there! - ADR
Dance competition team members rehearsal Tuesday and Thursday lunchtime this week - MLH
Bronze students who signed up this year!
Come for a 'drop in' session on Wednesday Lunchtime. H4 - CHK
Come down to the quad on Tuesday 4th April, lunchtime! Have fun dancing with friends to jump jam routines bringing back memories from when you were a kid. See you in the hall if its wet - BYE
The Canterbury Police have challenged a combined boys and girls super touch team to a game. Come along to view the action on the field at Lunchtime on Thursday at 12.30. - MCR
Listen Carefully! There is a meeting for senior debaters today - TUesday at lunchtime in B3. There is NO Thursday debating this week - JRV
Student Council meeting for all council in B7 this Friday. Apologies to Nikhil please. - RBR
The Visual Arts Council meets Tuesdays lunch time in H7.
See you there. - SLM
All Senior students who are interested in Scholarship academic extension please come to an introductory meeting Wednesday Interval in M1. This is for any subject area and a chance to register your interest - no further commitment than introducing yourself required (at this stage!). Miss Taylor - TYA
All girls (Y9-13) interested in playing Football (soccer) this coming winter after school on Wednesdays for the Girls First XI please come to a practice/trial this Thursday 30 March at 2.45pm on the main field. Please wear boots, shin pads, etc & bring a drink bottle. If injured - still turn up. - VNM
All year 9 and 10 girls wanting to play basketball next term are to meet in the whare at 12:25pm on Wednesday 29 March. This will be a brief meeting. - SRT
All boys interested in playing Senior A (Thompson Trophy), or Under 17, basketball will need to attend team trials on Thursday 30 March. You will need to bring either a reversible singlet, or two tops - one light, one dark. - SRT
Be ready to be mindful this week for Papanui High school’s health promotion week. We are focusing on mindfulness which is being aware of what is happening and noticing things that are around you instead of being on your phone or disconnected to the world around you. Today’s fun health fact of the day is: Did you know that your brain can only be present and in the moment for 3-4 seconds on average without mindfulness techniques being used! Over the next two weeks the year 12 health students will be organising a health promotion week to promote mindfulness. - MRN
The library will be closed after school on Tuesday 28th March so that staff can attend a professional development session off site. - MDB
If you have put your name down for the Athletics championships here at school, please note the following dates for competition.
Monday 27th March - 1500 metres, Tuesday 100 metres, Wednesday is Discus plus the 200 metres. You should be changed into appropriate Athletics gear! Please report to the main field and look for Mr Kirby or Kirsten Hill the sports co-ordinator. - KRT
All students that signed up for Hockey have trials as follows:
Girls and Boys
Tuesday 28th March & Tuesday 4th April
Please come prepared with all your gear ready to start at 3pm sharp. - HLK
All students that received a summer sport uniform are to return it to the sports office immediately. - HLK
No game Tuesday (today) please confirm your availability for a game on the 4th April with Kirsten at the Sports Office - HLK
See Kirsten on the Sports Office if you are keen on putting a team in the Mega Air Dodgeball League - HLK
Changed to Wednesdsay 2:30pm out on school courts - HLK
Thursday 6th April - Year 9-10 Boys - 2:30-4:30pm - School Gym.
Please bring a white and dark shirt along with you to wear during trials. - HLK
If you are interested in playing pool as your winter sport on a Wednesday - please see Kirsten in the sports office to put your name down. - HLK
All students keen to attend the Student coach clinic to meet Kirsten in the Sports Office Wednesday interval. - HLK
Consent forms for the BP Business challenge are due in this week. Please bring them to Mr Warren in room P4 ASAP. - WRJ
To install the App on your device you need to search for "Kamar" in the Android Playstore or the Apple App store.
- Download the Application
- Open and click on Settings
- Enter the server address: https://papanui.mystudent.school.nz/
- Username is your normal Kamar username
- Password is your normal Kamar password