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


There will be a meeting in the library at interval on Monday, 18th February. All past librarians who want to continue this year and any Year 9 students who would like to sign up as librarians, please come and have a chat with Mrs Mathias and Ms Bennett.
- Monday 18th February, 2019 (MDB)
On Monday all Yr 11 students are to be released at 9.55am to go to the Hall for a Crash Bash presentation starting promptly at 10.00am - Kahoot will be used during the presentation so please have your phone ready. Thanks... Mr. Holland
- Monday 18th February, 2019 (HNJ)

General Notices

HIGH SCHOOL EXCHANGES: Come along to A12 form time this Friday to hear what a school exchange overseas would be like. Bring your food and hear about the opportunities available to you.

DEFENCE FORCES:Interested to learn what a career in the Defence Force would look like. Go along to Information Evening Information Evening Feb 21st 6 - 7.30pm, 419 Montreal St Chch. .

Agriculture & Food Production; free holiday camp for year 12 & 13 for 4 days at Lincoln University in conjunction with Rabobank & NZ Young Farmers. April 13 - 16th. The whole idea of this camp is to introduce year 12 & 13 students to many career paths related to the agriculture/food production supply chain.

ARA TASTER COURSE: for year 9-11 students half day BARISTA COURSE 19th & 22 February 9.00am - 12.30pm. Places are limited come into careers to register.

ARA TASTER COURSE: for year 12 &13 9.00am - 12.30pm February 22. Places are limited. Come to Careers to register.
TO ALL STUDENTS THAT ARE good a problem solving, pretty good at Maths, may already have done some programming in Python OR WOULD LOVE TO GIVE PROGRAMMING A GO.

If this is you then see Mrs Maddaford / Mrs Gallop at interval in P3 all this week to find out about the opportunities available. The first competition for NZ Informatics runs from the 18 Feb - 24 Feb and is the first of three. It is designed for high school students of ranging abilities with problems aimed at students who have just learned Python, as well something a more difficult for those more advanced. The goal is to have a go and see what you can do. There are more opportunities to be involved in team competitions later on in the year.
Trials for U15 and U17 Boys Saturday Basketball will be in the Gym on Friday 22nd Feb from 2:30pm.


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