"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


Student ICT committee members, come to our meeting on Monday 29th May at lunchtime. Email Ms MacGougan if you are not able to attend mgh@papanui.school.nz - MGH
All productions shadows please come to the Dance studio at lunchtime FRIDAY for a rehearsal - MLH
There has been an adjustment to the 'out of bounds' field area for the remainder of Term 2 and 3. Students are no longer allowed to sit on the cricket pavilion (behind F15 and 16) at Interval and Lunchtime. Students need to stay inside the imaginary line between the corner of the tennis courts and the end of the west side driveway. - MCR
Important meeting for all students in Mr. C's Year 9 Basketball team in J11 Interval TODAY - All must attend. 9Dbk - William Aranas, Maddox Arona-Gault, Eli Thompson, Russell Vargas, Lewis Wawatai 9Edf - Gerard Damalan, Dain London 9Cna - Toryn Adam, Daniel Brody 9Wld - Kirk Correa 9Srt - Tiamana Maihi 9Rsd - Julian Taylor - CML
Hot chocolates will be sold before school in J block on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 8am - 8.25 during weeks 4-7 to raise funds for Syria through World Vision's 40 Hour Famine. Cost is $1.50 or $2 with marshmallows - Pay cash or eftpos. You can also sign up and get your book for the Famine book there - SWL
All students who have already registered their interest in Biology extension, or those who would like to join, please attend a meeting Monday 29th May at lunchtime in M4 so we can establish a regular meeting time. If you are unable to attend, please email Miss Taylor so you can be included in the group. - TYA
There will be a meeting for all Year 9 Class Captains at interval on Thursday in J2, please be prompt. - HNJ

General Notices

EBOOKS ARE HERE Make any place your reading place. eBooks are available from our ebook library 24/7. Borrowing an ebook is as easy as: 1. Search for and download the eplatform app from your App Store. 2. Find our library. 3. Login using your school login and password. Browse and borrow an ebook to read on your device. eBooks anytime, anywhere - just ask the librarians. Visit the following website. https://papanui.wheelers.co/ ASK THE LIBRARIAN IF YOU NEED HELP and/or YOU HAVE AN EREADER!!! - MDB
Spin will only be held from 2:45 - 3:30pm from next week and be first in first served - HLK
Being held at school Thursday 1st June - lunchtime in the Gym. Payment is NOW at the student office ($35) includes transport. - HLK
If you would like to compete at the Canterbury Secondary School Gymnastic Champs please see Kirsten in the Sports Office - HLK
If you belong to a swimming club and interested in attending the Sth Island Champs in Blenheim in July please see Kirsten in the Sports Office - HLK
If you are keen to play, girls and boys, year 9-13, please come to G2 at lunchtime this Friday. Proudly organised by the sports and health committee. - KRT
If you are a female year 9-11 student and interested in IT and/or Engineering as a possible career path then check your school email to find out about the Shadow Tech Day and how to sign up. Registrations close Thursday 25th May! - MDT
New Zealand Institute of Sport: OPEN EVENING 29th May 6-00pm 66b Wharenui Road RSVP to Olivia Williams 03 9613046, or see Careers for more information. Design & Arts College Open Evening at Avonmore Academy OPEN DAY; NEXT Thursday 1STJUNE 10.00.am - 12.00pm Please register at Careers if you interested in going. Avonmore Tertiary Institute Open Day 150 Hereford Street NEXT THURSDAY 1st June 10am - 2pm 150 Hereford St. Please register at Careers if interested. ARA MASTER CLASSES; Ara are now offering free Master Classes for years 11 -13, great way to experience Ara while learning a subject youre interested in from expert tutors. Master Classes being offered next week at ARA are Broadcasting 29 ,30 &31st May 3.30pm - 6.00pm, Business in a Box. 31 May 9am - 12.pm. If you are interested in these you must register at Careers with Mr Stewart. Keep posted on notices as there are lots more coming up in June July. NASDA for a day 1 June 8.30am - 4.00pm Music Arts for a day 1 June 11am-3.00pm. Art & Design 8 June 9am - 2pm Cookery 12 & 13 June, Hospitality 12 & 13 June, Plenty more, For more information come to careers. - GRB
A tutor is wanted for a Year 10 student that would like help with Science, English and Maths. Please see Mr Anderson in the Deans area if you re interested, PAID position for the right person. - ANP


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