Welcome to Papanui High School

"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


The first student council meeting for term 3 will be Friday 5th August. - RBR
Entries have opened for the house Lip Sync competition. Please return completed entry forms to Mr. Scowcroft in the Drama office (D1) by Friday August 5 at the end of lunch. No late entries will be accepted. Spare forms are available in the Drama office. - SCD
Meeting for the Committee is this Thursday, J3 at lunchtime. Please be prompt. Mr Kirby - KRT
Any students interested in orienteering at Canterbury Agricultural Park (AMP Showgrounds) on Sunday between 11am and 1pm see Mrs Gallop in P3 today or Thursday at the beginning of lunch time. - GLA
This meeting will outline the event and some key information that you will need to know in the lead up to it. Thursday 1st September and Friday 2nd September at the University of Canterbury. The theme this year is UN+Solved: The EU response to refugees who have been affected by the threat of terrorism .Registrations close on the 7th August- you must register yourself. - DWJ
Any students thinking of attending Auckland University should see the scholarship information available in the Careers centre. - 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. Lincoln University Scholarships See Careers Centre for further information - BRR
Any students intending to study in property and finance related areas = Keystone Trust scholarships are now open and close on August 10th. See Careers Centre for further information and application forms. - BRR
Any students intending to apply to Salmond College or Knox College while studying at Otago University - see the information available in the Careers Centre. - BRR
University of Canterbury staff will be at school P4 on Wednesday 3rd August to help students intending to enrol at the university with their course planning. Please keep an eye on the notices and attend assemblies for information you may need to complete this process. - BRR
Any students interested in attending Victoria University's Open Day in Wellington -this is on Friday 26th August - BRR
Students intending to study at Lincoln University next year should attend the course planning meeting on August 16th Period 4 in A12 - BRR
Yr 13 Students who were not at assembly on TUES . If you are planning to attend a NZ University or Polytech next year you need to see Ms Cashion and sign the list to indicate where you plan to study. 2. ALL STUDENTS WHO ARE APPLYING FOR HALLS OF RESIDENCE need to attend a meeting with Mrs Brodie in A 12 next WEDNESDAY 3 Aug at lunchtime. 3. Uni of Canterbury course planning next WEDNESDAY 3 Aug P4 in the HALL - CSE
AFS is offering 9 scholarships valued at $7500. Applications close on Sept 2. See Careers centre for further details. - BRR

General Notices

Second to last week to get your designs in for H Block Mural Competition. Send your designs, whether they are a photographs, paintings, drawings or whatever you can create to phsartleadership@gmail.com by Friday the fifth of August. There are eight pieces going up, so eight chances to win, and extra prizes for the most creative ones! Scan or photograph your work, and if you have any questions, don't hesitate to email us. - SLM
Any native speakers of Japanese, Chinese or Samoan who are wanting to sit the external exams at the end of the year, please see Ms Dalley in P5 so we can get you enrolled. - DLM
Wednesday Sports commences again this week, please make sure you check the draw and are prepared for your game on Wednesday. friday night Basketball also begins again this Friday, please check the sports office window for the draw. Sport Time Venue Transport method Departure Time Teacher Rugby Girls Vs BURN 3.15pm BURN Gobus 2.30pm Nicole Herbert Badminton Boys A vs CHCO 3.15pm PPNU Walk 2.30pm Tim??? Boys yr 11 vs HORN 3.15pm HORN Van 2.30pm Rach Prior Boys B vs CASH 3.15pm CASH School Van Share 2.30pm Daniel Scowcroft Boys Intermediate vs STAC 3.15pm PPNU Walk 2.30pm Tim??? Girls A vs STMG 3.15pm PPNU van 2.30pm Tim??? Girls B vs HLMT 3.15pm Hillmorton Walk 2.30pm Debbie Newman Girls C Vs RICC HS 3.15pm RICC HS Van 2.30pm Sussie Cottrell Archery vs 2.30pm Mary Football Pap Girls vs BURN 3.15pm BURN School Van 2.30pm Mike Vannoort Junior Boys vs STAC 3.15pm PPNU Walk 2.30pm Glenn Hooper Senior Boys vs Rangiora 3.45pm English Park School Van 4pm Paul Anderson Squash Mixed team vs CASH 3.15pm CASH Club School Van Share 2.30pm Brian Creswell - JNH
Could those girls that played in the Junior SISS tournament over the holidays please return their tracksuits immediately to Miss Jones in the sports office. Thanks - JNH
Reminder to all Papanui High School Netball players. Club night is this Saturday night the 30th of July. Please come along for a small prizegiving to the Papanui Club Bowling Club on Sawyers Arms Rd from 4.45pm till 6pm and bring your parents. - JNH
For those intending to study at Canterbury University next year - scholarship info is in the Careers Centre - BRR


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