Welcome to Papanui High School
"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.
Giving students the opportunity to study from an innovative and broad curriculum is critical to providing each student a pathway that meets their individual needs. We allow for a greater range and flexibility in subject choice including the utilization of the secondary/tertiary interface. This reinforces the philosophy underpinning personalised learning and is strongly supported by understanding our students’ interests, passions, talents, and ultimately their career aspirations.
All that we do here is reinforced by positive relationships, an ethos of caring, cultural responsiveness, inclusion, and high expectations – what we call “Our Full service Model”. The school highly values the connectedness of curricular and co-curricular learning. We have a philosophical understanding that the holistic development of the student is critical to their individual success.
We understand that for effective learning to take place, it has to be implemented in such a way that students will be highly engaged. The school does this in a ‘forward thinking’ way by creating learning environments that allow our students to see value in what they do and achieve. Papanui “PRIDE” is what we represent and we demonstrate this by having young adults leave our school as confident learners who have gained the appropriate qualifications and social skills to become valued contributing members of society.
You are invited to view school charter
, ERO report
, and/or contact the school
for more information.
We look forward to welcoming all prospective students and their families/whanau to visit our school.
Board Games are back on after school on Tuesday in F6 this week. If you enjoy shamelessly ganging up with other students to beat a teacher at something even though the teacher is clearly the superior player - then this could be exactly what you are looking for. See Mr Thomson for further information. - THJ
Students and their family and whanau are invited to the Otago University Information Evening at Addington events Centre, Silks Lounge on Wednesday 22nd June from
6.30pm - 8.45pm. For further information see the Careers Centre - BRR
SKI and SNOWBOARD CLUB 2016 Are you interested in one or more days of Snow fun this year and want to join one of the weekend trips this year. Go to google classroom and join the classroom with the code below .Use this code to join: x6k35fn Any Questions to Mr Dalkie - DLB
Meeting Tuesday lunchtime as normal - JRV
All students who have been coming or are interested in doing theatresports - please attend the special session on Wed lunchtime in D1. We need to find new players for our competition teams. So round 2 auditions it is! - VRJ
A Secondhand Uniform sale is being run by the PTA on Wednesday 1 June 2016 from 2.30 till 4pm in the G1 uniform room. - MLM
Art Leadership Team meets Tuesday lunch time in H7.
See you there. - SLM
Important student council meeting is on this Friday in B7- please check the facebook page for the agenda. Please contact Chloe with apologies: firstname.lastname@example.org . - RBR
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
The senior boys basketball team will be playing its first home game of the season against Middleton Grange on the night of Tuesday 31 May. The game time has not been confirmed but is likely to be after 7:30pm. Due to the unavailability of the gym, this is likely to be our only home game of the season. Come along and support the team! - SRT
The following Year 11 students are requested for a meeting about the Brain Bee Challenge, Round 2.
Sophia Onishko, Sophie Deam, Olivia McKenzie, Yvette Kim, Phoebe Maguire, Chloe Hawthorn
Come to M3 on Tuesday at interval. - WRL
Reminder the year 12 leadership development team meet this Wednesday morning at 7.30am in D1. - ARL
Any students thinking of attending Auckland University should see the scholarship information available in the Careers centre. - BRR
Any students interested in an internship at Canterbury Health Laboratories - please see the information available in the Careers Centre. - BRR
Victoria University has an Open Evening on Thursday 16th June at Chateau on the Park at 6pm. Any students parents or whanau interested in finding out more about studying at Victoria are welcome. More info at Careers Centre. - BRR
Any students considering study at Auckland University - there is an evening for students and caregivers on May 30th from 7.30pm - 9.00pm at the Addington Raceway, Metropolitan Stand.
Register your attendance at www.auckland.ac.nz/parentseminar - BRR
Keystone Scholarship - for students who come from financial hardship or circumstantial need or students who stand out in their schools and community.
Victoria University Scholarships - 2 available
1. For Maori, Pacific Students ,students with a disability, students who can demonstrate financial hardship
2. For high achieving students
3. PWC scholarship information is available in Careers Centre - students applying for this must register their name as the applicants are chosen by the school
4. Lincoln University Scholarships
See Careers Centre for further information - BRR
Wet weather venues are as follows:
Y9 & 10 - J block
Y11 & 12 - Hall
Y13 - B block
Please use the rubbish bins provided & respect our Environment. - VNM
Conference Day will be held on Thursday 2nd June. Bookings for Conference Day are now open. Please ensure your parents have received information via email/post to let them know how to make their booking and encourage them to do so. Any problems/concerns, please see your Dean or Ms Archer. - ARL
Period 3 Today go to J4 Computer room and not P8 - SND
Get ready for Arts week next week - time to support the Arts at Papanui and see what's going on. There will be an event every lunchtime and a themed mufti day on Friday 10th in aid of the 40 hour famine. The theme is 'Monochrome' and there will be spot prizes for the best costumes at the open mike event at that lunchtime. First up on your schedule is Theatresports in D1 at Tuesday lunchtime. Photo competition entries are open until June 6th, theme 'Animals - send to email@example.com and be in to win some great prizes. - RSG
Part Time Work 3 nights a week 2.45pm. 5.30pm, would be suitable for anyone interested in working at an after school care with young children. For more information please see Mrs Gordon in Careers. - GRB
It is extremely important that ALL big sing choir members come to the rehearsal this Tuesday in R3, 2.30-4pm. I have a lot of important notices to give and dates/times to discuss. You MUST come and see Mrs R-S ASAP if you can't be there. - RSG
Hairspray is about to open at the Isaac Theatre Royal, and will be starring two of our very own year 12s. We have secured 50 student tickets to a matinee performance on Saturday June 11th at 2pm. These will be at a very special price of $20 each and are available to Papanui students ONLY. First come, first served. You need to get your name to Mrs R-S ASAP AND pay your $20 to the student office in order to secure your tickets. Move fast! - RSG
Any students interested in future study at Auckland University of Technology please see Mrs Brodie in the Careers Centre re a liaison visit - BRR
Yr 12 and 13 Students : The Defence Force is holding 1/2 day student workshops in July for students interested in joining either Airforce, Army or Navy in the future. These workshops will be held at RNZAF Museum Wigram. If you are interested in attending a workshops please sign the list on the notice board in A12 Careers Centre.
If there is sufficient interest we will provide Transport. There is also a free open night that you and your caregivers can attend on TUESDAY 5 JULY - CSE
Reminder to get your teams together for Mud Run and come to the sports office at the start of interval or lunch this week to sign up and get your permission slip entries close 8th of June so do not miss out. - JNH
Those students who were interested in taking part in the self defence classes on a Friday afternoon please see Miss Jones in the sports office Thursday interval for more information. - JNH
Sport Time Venue Transport method Departure Time Teacher
Girls Vs Linc-Ricc 3.15pm Ricc HS Gobus 2.30pm Nicole Herbert
Boys A vs CASH 3.15pm PPNU Walk 2.30pm Susie Cottrel
Boys yr 11 vs CHCO B1 3.15pm PPNU Walk 2.30pm Daniel Scowcroft
Boys B vs CHCO B3 3.15pm PPNU Walk 2.30pm Rach Prior
Boys Intermediate vs RICC HS 3.15pm Ricc HS Avan Sharing 2.30pm Debbie Newman
Girls A vs CATH Yr12 3.15pm PPNU Walk 2.30pm Susie Cottrel
Girls B vs Ricc HS 3.15pm Ricc HS Avan Sharing 2.30pm Debbie Newman
Girls C Vs MDGR 3.15pm MGHR Careers car 2.30pm Daniel Scowcroft
Archery vs 2.45pm 2.30pm Mary
Pap Girls vs MDGR 3.15pm MDGR School Van plus Avan 2.30pm Mike Vanoort
Junior Boys vs ELLESMERE 3.15pm Warren Park Avan X2 2.30pm Glenn Hooper
Senior Boys vs Linwood 5.30pm CHCH FC School van plus Avan 4.30pm Paul Anderson
Mixed team vs UNLT 3.15pm Squash HQ 2 School van 2.30pm Brian Creswell - JNH
For those intending to study at Canterbury University next year - scholarship info is in the Careers Centre - BRR
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