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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


Meeting for ALL Bronze DoE participants, everyone must attend for trip planning
Tuesday 24th (next Tuesday), if you are unable to attend email CHK
- Monday 24th September, 2018 (CHK)
Any Pasifika Students who are keen to take part in the UCMeXL October Holiday Programme need to either let Ms McLean or Ms Archer know so they can be registered. The programme provides free academic tutoring, workshops, transport to and from PHS, meals, and learning resources to Pasifika Students. The programme is held for 3 days during the term 3 holidays. The details for the October programme are as follows:

Date: Tuesday 2nd - Thursday 4th October
Time: 10am – 4pm
Venue: University of Canterbury
- Tuesday 18th September, 2018 (ARL)
All those keen on playing for the mighty Papanui HS in a Baseball tournament in Term 4, Juniors and Seniors, come to a meeting in J2 at Interval on Tuesday.
See Mr. Campfens if you can't make the meeting.
- Tuesday 2nd October, 2018 (CML)
Year 12 students are invited to express interest in Peer Support for 2019 on Monday and Tuesday of Week 10 outside M block at lunch time. Please come to write your name down to receive an application form. If you are absent both days, please email Wrl to express interest.
- Monday 24th September, 2018 (WRL)

General Notices

TRIAL of AUDIO BOOKS from the school library until SEPTEMBER 30th.
How to access audio books: exactly the same as for e-books using the Wheelers platform. NB: these instructions are for your phone or tablet. Borrowing an e-book/audio book is easy.
1. Search for and download the ePlatform app from your App Store.
2. Find Papanui High School.
3. Log in using your school login and password.
4. Click “Start Browsing”, then ‘Format’. Select “EPUB” for e-books or “MP3” for audio books, then “Apply”. Audio book files will display a speaker symbol.
5. Follow the remaining instructions as given.
Please try them and let the library staff know what you think. Any questions please see Ms Bennett in the library.


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