Papanui High School

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"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


Reminder that Polyfest practices are on in the HALL at
- Monday 18th February, 2019 (MLH)
The last day to make applications for Review and/or Reconsideration of your 2018 external results is 26th February.
Applications are made online through your NZQA learner login.
Reviews are a check that all parts of your paper have been marked and the marks tally. This is free but you need to send back your paper.
Reconsiderations involves remarking the whole paper and costs $20.40. It is best to check with your teacher first. If your grade is changed you are refunded the $20.40.

If you have any questions see Mr Hall in the Science HODs office or email him.
- Tuesday 19th February, 2019 (HLG)
All boys (Year 10 - 13) interested in playing for the 1st XI Football team this season please attend sessions on MONDAY & TUESDAY next week.
Sessions will run approximately 2.45pm to 4pm. Attend both sessions if possible.
See Mr. Campfens if any issues.
- Monday 25th February, 2019 (CML)
First student council meeting in J11 at lunchtime for those students who have been elected to represent your year level or your committee. Year 9's are not required at this meeting - your election is next week. Apologies to Mrs Knight please
- Friday 22nd February, 2019 (KNH)
There will be a Christian Bible study for interested students on Thursday at lunchtime in room B8. All welcome.
- Thursday 28th February, 2019 (VNM)
PhilSoc is back on NEXT week!

Due to some clashes, PhilSoc will now be held on a Tuesday. Our first session is on Tuesday afternoon next week at 2:45 in B8.

See you there!
- Tuesday 26th February, 2019 (ADR)
Please sign up on google classroom if you can play this week.
- Friday 22nd February, 2019 (HNS)
No game this week, you have a bye.
- Friday 22nd February, 2019 (HNS)
Any student that would like private piano or keyboard lessons after school please see Mr Pitt in the music office ASAP.
- Wednesday 27th February, 2019 (PTD)
Any Yr9 students interested in being part of this year's major production Beauty and the Beast please come to a meeting in the Drama room (D1) at lunchtime today.
- Friday 22nd February, 2019 (GRJ)

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 between on the 13th March. Registration is free and material is provided for you to read and learn. Please email Miss World with your name and form class to register, then stay tuned for Google classroom invitations. If you registered last year, check your email for your Classroom invitations.
Students who signed up to compete at the Canterbury Secondary School Athletics are to see Kirsten in the Sports Office to enter their events.
Did you know...that the school socks need to be PLAIN black, blue, camel or white with no branding or logos unless they are the school sport socks?
Trials for U15 and U17 Boys Saturday Basketball will be in the Gym on Friday 22nd Feb from 2:30pm.
All girls who are interested or signed up to play rugby this season please meet out by the pavilion on the school field at lunchtime on Friday to meet your coach.


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