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


Reminder that Polyfest practices are on in the HALL at
- Monday 18th February, 2019 (MLH)
Social theatresports is on today lunchtime in D1. All welcome, who are keen to have a go!
- Wednesday 20th February, 2019 (GRJ)
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)
PhilSoc is back on this week!

We are finalising the day, so if you're keen to philosophise, pencil in either Wednesday or Thursday at 2:45 in B8.

To kick things off, we're going to have a look at terrorism.

See you there!
- Wednesday 20th February, 2019 (ADR)
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)
Peer Support leaders are required at a planning meeting during form time on Wednesday 20th Feb in the Hall. This will take place instead of assembly and will most likely run into some of interval. Please sit with your group members. Thanks. Miss World
- Wednesday 20th February, 2019 (WRL)

General Notices

Students who signed up to compete at the Canterbury Secondary School Athletics are to see Kirsten in the Sports Office to enter their events.
For anyone keen to have a bit of fun playing lawn bowls feel free to pop along to the Morrison Ave Bowls Club on Morrison Ave from next Wednesday from 2:45pm - Free to attend each week.
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.
This Thursday there will be an extended interval - which means no form time or Y9 assembly.
Any students wishing to play Netball for PHS this season please make sure you have registered your interest at the Sports Office by today.
At this stage students have the option of Wednesday or Saturday netball so please state your preference.
If any student would like to help out by being the referee for our Yr 9 Indoor Football games today in the school gym at 3:15pm and 3:45pm please let Kirsten know in the Sports Office by Lunchtime.
Years 11 and 12 please get online and vote for your student council reps - you have until Thursday to get your votes in.


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