Papanui High School

International Student Experiences

"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/whanau to visit our school.

Read more from our Principal Jeff Smith.




Recent News

Todays Notices


-Otago university trips fro year 13 students of Maori decent
-There are 2 online webinars fro students looking at international gap years or students exchanges
-Rabobank free holiday camp for y12 and 13s interested in an experiential camp around the agriculture industry- includes accommodation, food and visits to farms and businesses
-year 13 Girls interested in STEM subjects; there is a great free holiday camp event run though the navy
-Queenstown resort college is in school Weds 26/02. They will visit some y13 tourism classes. All other students are welcome to come find out about this option in A12 at form time and interval
For more details take a look at the careers web site.
- Wednesday 26th February, 2020 (STJ)
Morning Munch is on every Wednesday and Friday from 7.30am unti 8.15am in the Wharekai. Come have a free breakfast organised by the students, all welcome. Any students wanting to be on a committee to help run Morning Munch please email Katie Fraher - [email protected]
- Thursday 1st January, 1970 (ANP)
Drama club is meeting again at lunch on Thursday. Come along and join in the fun. Meetings will continue every Thursday this term.

See you then!
- Thursday 20th February, 2020 (SCD)
Friday 21st February YMCA BISHOPDALE
B Grade Pool A 16:15 Papanui High School 2 v Cashmere High School 3 Court 2
B Grade Pool B 17.15 Papanui High School 1 v Cashmere High School 2 Court 2
- Friday 21st February, 2020 (HNS)
We will have another practice for those that can make it on Thursday morning.
- Thursday 20th February, 2020 (HNS)
Debate Club kicks off Friday. See you. Bring your lunch
- Wednesday 19th February, 2020 (JRV)
Boys 1st XI Squad list posted on window of Sports Co-ordinators office by Interval.
Thanks to all those that attended trials.
- Wednesday 19th February, 2020 (CML)
Formal Committee members for 2020 please meet in A13 at lunch time Thursday. Let Mr Anderson know if you can't make it.
- Thursday 20th February, 2020 (ANP)

General Notices

The Brain Bee Challenge is a competition for students in Year 11 about the brain and neuroscience, and aims to dispel misconceptions about neurological and mental illnesses. Round 1 will be in March. Registration is free and material is provided for you to read and learn. Please email Miss World [email protected] with your name and form class to register, then stay tuned for Google classroom invitations.
Those students who want to enter the Canterbury Secondary Schools Athletics Champs, please see Miss Hubber in the Sports Office to enter for specific events or flick her an email ([email protected]).
"Preseason training for winter netball will start on Thursday 20th @ 7:15am and will happen every Monday and Thursday in the GC gym. Any girls and boys are welcome regardless if you are playing for school or club. Please make sure you wear suitable clothes and shoes and bring a water bottle with you. Any questions contact Paige in the sports office.
Lunchtime meeting J11 Friday :)
All Year12s interested in being part of the Leadership Development programme should have picked up a form from Mr Anderson by now and applications are due by this Friday.


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:
  5. Username is your normal Kamar username
  6. Password is your normal Kamar password