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


Student Council Meeting today
- Friday 26th October, 2018 (RBR)
The library will be closed at lunchtime on Wednesday for our student librarians lunch.
- Tuesday 23rd October, 2018 (BNP)
Community Action Shield House Competition - The food bank collection is taking place next week, with food being collected outside the student office; before school at form time, interval and lunch. House points are given for each item donated and the house with the most points will win the shield. The form class that collects the most items will receive a pizza lunch on a day of their choosing.

We are collecting for the City Mission so please be donate generously. Food items need to be non perishable not i.e. food that will go off or needs freezing or refrigeration. Cans, boxes and packets are the most practical items to donate. Any multipack items will get one point per multipack e.g. noodles.

This years goal is to collect 1600 items, 250 more than last year. Thank you in advance for your support.
- Monday 29th October, 2018 (MCR)
"Subject: Unashamed Foundation

This Friday lunchtime, Unashamed is holding a Q&A session where anyone is welcome to come and ask some questions about Christianity. Our panel will consist of some our members. Whether your questions be "Does God exist?"or "Can you believe the Bible?", whatever burning questions you may have, come this Friday to B8 and we will try our best to give you an answer to them all.
- Thursday 25th October, 2018 (DWJ)
Have you always wanted to be part of something big? Are you an actor, singer or dancer? Do you have time to spare in 2019? Then read the notices again tomorrow to find out why you should come to a meeting in D1 at lunchtime on Thursday!
- Thursday 25th October, 2018 (GRJ)
PhilSoc is on tomorrow!

Mr Campfens could, essentially, be called the Dreamweaver. Get on down to B8 tomorrow to see him weave his magic.

See you there!
- Thursday 25th October, 2018 (ADR)
A Secondhand Uniform sale is being run on Thursday 25 October from 2.30 till 3.30pm in the G1 uniform room. Eftpos is available.
- Thursday 25th October, 2018 (MLM)
All bronze Duke of Edinburgh Students to meet in H4 to carry on with trip planning.
- Sunday 28th October, 2018 (CHK)
Yoga will resume Tuesdays after school. Everyone is welcome, even if you cant touch your toes!
Bring yourself , wear active wear, some mats available, BYOM if you have it. 45 mins of self care, COME JOIN US!
- Tuesday 23rd October, 2018 (MDL)
Final Arts Council Meeting for 2018, Thursday 25th at lunchtime in R3.
- Thursday 25th October, 2018 (ASR)
Looking for study inspiration for the upcoming Exams, come and look at the display in the library. There is a range of study guides, books on how to deal with stress as well as tips for study.
- Tuesday 23rd October, 2018 (BNP)

General Notices

Any students keen to play a friendly game of touch once a week at school please come and meet to confirm numbers at the sports office Thursday Lunchtime.
For all students going to the senior sports awards on Wednesday evening - there is a brief assembly at form time in the hall on Wednesday. This is very important. Thanks
Lost: a small pounamu/greenstone from a pendant shaped like a cube. If you find it please bring it to the Student Office. Thank you!
Sport Canterbury would like to offer a special last minute deal to all High Schools for the Hellers Pegasus Fun Run this Sunday!!
FREE PASSES for all teachers, students and supporters.
The code expires at 5pm this Thursday so spread the word around the school NOW!!
Enter at
Free Code: schoolpass (all lowercase, no gaps)


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