Welcome to Papanui High School

Message from the Principal.

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

Established in 1936, Papanui High School has shared in the growth of North Christchurch and is a central point in that community.

Above all, our School is about learning and teaching. Our focus is on being a professional learning community, providing the best possible teaching and learning in a supportive, challenging, learning environment.

We have a growing roll of more than 1500 students. An enrolment scheme is now in place so that roll growth can be managed. Our Decile 7 rating reflects the balanced nature of our zone: St Albans, Bryndwr, Bishopdale, Harewood, Casebrook, Northcote, Redwood, Regents Park, Northwood, Belfast, Papanui, and Merivale.

This website highlights the major strengths of our school:

  • A broad curriculum and a wide choice of subjects delivered by innovative, committed staff.

  • A determination that the needs of every student in the school will be met through our “Full Service” philosophy.

  • A strong commitment to the North Christchurch Community. Our aim is to provide top quality education for all the students in our part of Christchurch.

  • A balanced student body covering the full range of academic, socio economic, and ethnic groups.

  • First rate modern facilities. 

 The latest ERO review painted a very positive picture of the quality of education 
at our School. The review is available at www.ero.govt.nz

You are invited to view the website and contact the school for more information.

Jeff Smith



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