"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.


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.


Recent News

Todays Notices


Polyfest rehearsal is TUESDAY 2:45pm-4:30pm. - MLH
Cando cards will be available to purchase (optional) by ALL students for a cost of $6 this Friday 17 Feb & Monday 20 Feb from the Hall. This is on the same days as the school photos. You must pay the $6 (correct change needed) at the time of your Cando photo & bring with you a piece of paper with your full name & date of birth on it. PLEASE NOTE - YOU CAN ALSO GET YOUR PHOTOS DONE FOR CANDO CARDS AT INTERVALS AND LUNCHTIMES IN THE HALL ON THOSE DAYS TOO. This year Cando cards will carry the same info as previous (including ID photo) and also double as Metro cards and will be able to be loaded with money to be used on the buses. Visit www.candocard.co.nz for more info. - VNM
Need to burn off some energy at lunchtime? Come and have a jam in a hip hop class at lunchtime every Monday in the Dance studio. All welcome - MLH
Dance competition team members rehearsal Tuesday lunchtime in the studio. - MLH
Three changes have been made to the photo timetable; 13Hlj now at 10.20am (for class photo only - individual still at 2.10pm 13Grj now at 11.20am 13Wrj now at 11.30am - MCR
The Visual Arts Council meets Tuesdays lunch time in H7. See you there. - SLM
Students who signed up to be House Leaders for Taa Hiko, please come to a meeting in A3 at interval on Wednesday. Year 13: Nikita Rhodes, Mikeely Milligan, Faith Weir, Simone Salter, Brittany Terrey, Catilin Kennett, Victoria Wratt, Tayla Clifton, Ethan Field Year 11: Doreen Prasad, Rhys Murdoch, Courtney Law-Mitchell, Tremain Cross - WRL
To confirm your place on the Art History Trip to Wellington please see Mr Soltero during this week in the art department or art office. Please return your intention sheet and you will receive instructions at that point. This trip, which takes place in term two, is filling up fast – this is the last week to sign up. Students who have already purchased tickets should please print a copy for Mr Soltero asap to confirm your place. - SLM
REGIONALS is this Saturday so consent forms are due Monday. 15min TRAINING every lunchtime. Plus Tues - Full training (2:30 - 4), Wed - Game (meet at 2:30 so we can train before game), Thurs Full training (2:30 - 4) - PWP

General Notices

Taa Hiko form classes! Gather your friends and add your names to our relay teams for the House Relay competition. We have a few spaces in all teams - Boys and Girls Junior, and Boys and Girls Senior. See Miss World in M3 or Mrs Rickman in A3 to sign up, or ask your form teacher to pass on your name. - WRL
There is only 1 x Year 9 Boys indoor football team now entered into the Wednesday competition due to lack of attendance at games yesterday. Please see the new team list on the Sports Office Window before your next game. - HLK
All Students that wish to compete in the Canterbury Athletic Champs are to meet Kirsten in G4 on Monday lunchtime. - HLK
If anyone is interested in joining a student group to help promote this important course, please see Mr Kirby by 2.30pm on Tuesday. - KRT
Anyone who would like to come and do some fun singing, come to R2 at 2.30 today (Monday). Will run until 3.15. Girls' choir is on tomorrow (Tuesday). People called for the production rehearsal should go to that instead. - RSG


To install the App on your device you need to search for "Kamar" in the Android Playstore or the Apple App store.


  1. Download the Application
  2. Install
  3. Open and click on Settings
  4. Enter the server address: https://papanui.mystudent.school.nz/
  5. Username is your normal Kamar username
  6. Password is your normal Kamar password