"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


We need a couple more Year 13s, 10's and 9's to join our council and BE ACTIVE in helping. If this sounds like you, come along to our meeting this Friday in B7. Bring your lunch and don't be scared. :) See Mrs Roberts or email rbr@papanui.school.nz to let me know if you are interested.
- Friday 30th June, 2017 (RBR)
Rehearsal WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY lunchtime. Please be prompt, changed and ready to go.
- Wednesday 28th June, 2017 (MLH)
It's back. We'll be kicking off this years House Benchball competition next week. Anyone can play and team numbers will be balanced each day of the competition. If you are interested in representing your house turn up each day, get changed quickly into your house colours and gym shoes. The competition is going to run during lunchtimes starting on Monday 3 July. Keep an eye on the notices for more details and the draw closer to the time. Start talking about it at form time and/or organise a group of mates.
- Monday 3rd July, 2017 (STC)
Any equestrian riders who are competing with their own horse and are interested in being part of our school eventing team please pick up a permission form from Mrs Gallop in P block this week.
- Tuesday 27th June, 2017 (GLA)
The Benchball House competition draw for week 10 is as follows:
Monday Red-Ahi ka vs Blue-Ngaranui in GC and Green-Ruuwhenua vs Yellow-Taa hiko in G2
Tuesday Red-Ahi ka vs Yellow-Taa hiko in GC and Green-Ruuwhenua vs Blue-Ngaranui in G2
Wednesday Red-Ahi ka vs Green-Ruuwhenua in GC and Blue-Ngaranui vs Yellow-Taa hiko in G2
Finals on Friday to be confirmed with 1st vs 2nd in GC and 3rd vs 4th in G2
Come on down and participate or support your house.
- Monday 3rd July, 2017 (STC)
Can students booked for trip Sunday 2nd June, Please meet in H3 at interval today. Thursday 29th June .
- Thursday 29th June, 2017 (DLB)
Last chance to get your tickets for INTO THE WOODS, these can be purchased from the student office, adults $20, children & concessions $10. Don't miss out - Into the Woods season runs from June 29th - July 1st. It's going to be awesome!!
- Thursday 1st June, 2017 (ASR)
Create! is an art-based group where you can explore a range of media for individual or group projects with support from senior art students.
Starts this Friday after school. Year 9 and 10 students welcome even if you're not taking an art class.
- Friday 30th June, 2017 (SLM)
All Year10 Leadership students please meet in M1 Friday form-time.
- Friday 30th June, 2017 (ANP)

General Notices

There is an awesome opportunity for students that are interested in Film-making and/ or Sustainability!
Christchurch Someday Workshop
Thursday 6th July
Time: 9am – 4:30pm
Venue: Aranui Wainoni Community Centre
Who: 11-18yr olds
Cost: Free!
Someday Workshops are a free one-day Film-making Workshops that looks at Sustainability! The workshops are a great opportunity for students who are interested in film-making to engage with some talented leaders from the industry. Someday Workshops aim to inspire and empower young people to share their stories and perspectives through film.
Find out more at http://www.theoutlookforsomeday.net/
Find Ms MacGougan in the English office/block for more information.
Reminder please that all 40 Hour Famine Money is due to the student office asap. All money must be collected by the end of this term.
The library will be closed after school from 2.30pm onwards on Friday 30th June due to staff professional development.
All year 9/ 10 boys keen on playing in a Rugby League Wednesday competition for school please meet Kirsten and Miss McConnel in G2 at Interval on Thursday
A game of Fat Mats Splat will be on in the GC at lunchtime on Friday. Come along and participate! Proudly brought to you by the Sports and Health Committee.
In your excitement of formal night - did anyone leave behind either a bracelet or an umbrella?? If so, then please come and claim from the student office!
Those students going to Christ's College - please bring your permission slips back to Mr Kirby asap


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