"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


Year Ten students from Papanui High School are mounting an exhibition of work at their local Papanui Public Library. The show will feature approximately twenty original works on board. The class has been investigating the traditions of Pop Art and Surrealism. In these works they have brought together elements from each style. The challenge of marrying two such diverse genres has resulted in a vibrant, energised body of work. These are fun works, reflecting the youth and enthusiasm of their creators. Ms Emily Allfrey (Year Ten Art Teacher at Papanui High School) has worked closely with her students on these pieces and is delighted to have the opportunity to exhibit these works in a public space. Please visit the Library to enjoy seeing the wonderful work of these Papanui High School students. The works will be on display over the Christmas break. See the Library timetable for opening hours - http://my.christchurchcitylibraries.com/locations/PAPANUI/ - ASR

General Notices

Any students interested in taking home a pile of books to read for the summer holidays, please pop into the library at your leisure to see Ms Bennett about what you need to do. - MDB
All Junior students take part in Top House day on Friday. Normal school hours apply. Be here on time for an 8:30 start in the GC. If you are late you will miss important information about the day. You are encouraged to come in mufti that fits your house colour but also allows you to comfortably take part in games. In the 8:30 meeting you will be given a voucher for a free sausage from the BBQ at lunchtime courtesy of the school council. Mr Whippy will also be on site at lunchtime and the canteen will be running as normal. Some activities will be outside, so bring a hat, sunscreen and a water bottle. The day will finish at the normal time 2:30. - STC


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