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


The Girls 1st XI has been named for those who trialed. It is posted in the display outside the sports office/G4.
- Wednesday 20th March, 2019 (RSS)
There will be a Christian Bible study for interested students on Thursday at lunchtime in room B8. All welcome.
- Thursday 28th February, 2019 (VNM)
Papanui High School Juniors are playing at 4.15 pm at YMCA Bishopdale vs Christchurch Girls High School.
Papanui High School Seniors will play at 4.15 pm at PAPANUI GYM vs Middleton Grange 1.
Please note the change of venue for seniors. Please be there around 15 minutes before your game!
- Friday 22nd March, 2019 (HNS)
7.15am in gym. See you bright and early.
- Thursday 21st March, 2019 (HNS)
Full cast meeting in D1 at interval on Friday. Please be there to get all the up-to-date info.
- Friday 22nd March, 2019 (GRJ)
Under 15 Saturday boys basketball training starting next week - Wednesday and Fridays 7 am start in the gym.
- Friday 22nd March, 2019 (HPG)
Under 17 boys basketball trainings for the rest of Term one - Tuesday mornings and Thursday after school 2.30pm till 3.45pm
- Thursday 21st March, 2019 (HPG)
Senior A boys trainings for rest of the term. Tuesday afternoon, Thursday morning and Friday after school.
- Thursday 21st March, 2019 (HPG)
Next Arts Council meeting is Thursday 21st March in R2.
- Thursday 21st March, 2019 (ASR)
There are still spaces for violin lessons. Please see Mr Pitt in the music office for more details.
- Saturday 16th March, 2019 (PTD)

General Notices

Academic Counselling Interview Day - Postponed
The planned AC day for Friday has been postponed for two weeks and will instead take place on Friday the 5th April. We need to make sure both staff and students are well placed to have meaningful conversations about student learning and feel delaying this for two weeks is supportive of both staff and students.
Senior Boys keen to participate in a tournament next Wednesday please meet today in G4 at interval to confrirm numbers.
Students signd up to compete at the Canterbury Secondary School Swimming Sports to collect a permission form from the Sports Office.
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Consent forms for the BP Business Challenge are due back by the end of the week. Please return them to your form teacher or Mr Warren in room P4 by Friday.


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