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


Contemporary 1 (jumping) Rehearsals Thursday and Friday lunchtime
Contemporary 2 (slow) Rehearsals Monday and Tuesday
- Monday 19th March, 2018 (MLH)
There will be a "Trial" for all female footballers on Monday the 26th of March on the field from 2:45 till 4:00
- Monday 26th March, 2018 (RSS)
Trial for Players wanting to play Under 17's Saturdays after school in the GC - Wednesday 21st March. To be eligible you must be under 17 for the entire year.
- Wednesday 21st March, 2018 (HPG)
Trial for Players wanting to play Under 15's Saturdays after school in the GC - Wednesday 21st March . To be eligible you must be under 15 for the entire year.
- Wednesday 21st March, 2018 (HPG)
Any students interested in joining a A BIKE MAINTENANCE GROUP where they can learn and teach others how to care for their bikes - please come to a start up meeting in F15 at Interval on Tuesday.
- Tuesday 20th March, 2018 (CNA)
Debating is on today at lunchtime. PLease bring your lunch
- Tuesday 20th March, 2018 (JRV)
Lieam McDougall 12Chj
James Garill 12Mcc
Anthony Shearer 12Smt
Nic Hoare 12Bks
Tyler Radbourne 11Rca

Meeting in J2 Interval Wednesday.
- Wednesday 21st March, 2018 (CML)
Senior Art Students that would like to keep their folios from last year need to collect as they are now being used for scrap. If you want yours it is urgent that you come and find it and remove it URGENTLY, If it is still here.
- Monday 19th March, 2018 (CNA)
Thinking about leaving school? Want to get a full-time job? Wondering what it will be like when you do leave school? Then come along to A12 at form time and interval to hear recent ex pupils talk about their experiences of leaving school and getting a job.
- Wednesday 21st March, 2018 (LNK)

General Notices

Thanks to everyone who contributed last Friday to the Cyclone Gita Samoa and Tonga appeal. As a school we raised just over $3000.00.
The School Photo order forms have arrived, and will be distributed this week by your form teacher.

Please remember the following;
The deadline for order returns is the 29th of March. Any photo orders not returned by that date will be the responsibility of the family.
The student office does not process photo orders so please make sure that the envelope is filled in completely before putting it in the slot at the student office.
The extended Whanau photo will be on display in the Whare. The Year 13 photo will be on display on the glass door of the student office. The International photo will be on display at form time. These are available using the spare envelopes available in this area.
Open to all students starting next Thursday 7:30am - 8:15am in the school gym - run by Anytime Fitness and FREE to attend. Runs for 4 weeks until end of term. If interested see Kirsten in the sports office to register.
Start Monday in the Sports Office and/ or G4. Until Friday.
Options are:
Archery, Boys Mid Week Rugby, Badminton Club, Social Basketball, Social Football, Hockey, Girls Rugby, Rock Climbing, Spin, Table Tennis Club, Pool, Rugby League
Lost at school 7th March - Black folder cover - if found please take to Student Office - Reward offered
Starting soon at Action Indoor Stadium Hornby. More information on the Sports Noticeboard
There will be no fitness session for netball on Wednesday morning - Miss World is on a trip. It will resume next week.
The Careers Department is running a daily quiz competition as part of careers week. If you can answer the daily quiz question correctly then you can enter the draw to win the daily prize! Simply come into the Careers Department next to A12 write your full name and the correct answer on the piece of paper provided, pop it in the box and your in the draw!!

Today's question: Which Papanui High English Teacher worked as a lawyer before becoming a teacher?

Yesterdays Answer : According to Trade Me 2017 the job with the highest paid median salary in NZ is .... Information architects (IT) $135,000
Next Monday we will hold an Academic Counselling Student Interview Day. On this day, students will work independently on course work set by their subject teachers whilst being supervised by their Academic Counsellor. Further details will be given at your year level assemblies. Please ensure that during this week you collect the necessary work to enable you to continue your independent studies next Monday.

Any questions, please see Ms Archer
This week is pride week in Christchurch. It's a chance to celebrate diversity and be accepting of students of all different genders and sexualities.
If you are a sexuality or gender diverse student or you are questioning then come along to Q Crew. It's a safe place to be yourself and meet other students in the Papanui rainbow community. See student support or any Health teacher for details.
Reminder is on today in the Gym from 2:45pm for all that signed up.
All Senior Players welcome to attend first Skills session this Thursday lunchtime in the Gym.


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