Adult ESOL

The Papanui High School Adult ESOL Department has three classes each of about twenty students. All our students are either NZ citizens or Permanent Residents and so are new New Zealanders who live here permanently now.

Our students come from a range of countries, currently Taiwan, South Korea, China, Japan, Malaysia, Vietnam, Afghanistan and India. All students are full-time and attend school for the same hours as mainstream students.

The course focuses on communication (speaking and listening), but also covers the core areas of reading, writing, grammar and vocabulary. Students also sit NCEA standards each year and take Kiwi cooking classes three times each term. As part of the New Zealand studies programme, students go on weekly outings to different places in the community to allow our students to get to know their community and learn about opportunities that exist in Christchurch for themselves and their families. Examples of weekly visits are an art gallery or museum, local charity group, shops of interest, a walk or sports centre.

Todays Notices


The school library runs a summer holiday reading programme for Year 9 and 10 students. This means you are able to borrow books for the December/January school holidays. Don't forget you also have access to ebooks and audio books as well. Please come and see Ms Bennett in the library to register If you are interested in borrowing books for the holidays. If you are not sure how to get access to ebooks and audio books, please see Ms Bennett as well.
- Wednesday 28th November, 2018 (BNP)
Please return your korfball vest asap to Mrs Hanlon in m2 office or Kirsten Hill in her office.
- Monday 10th December, 2018 (HNS)
There will be a rehearsal for Junior Prizegiving on Thursday in the hall as follows:
Year 9 prize winners - period 1
Year 10 Prize winners - period 3
- Thursday 13th December, 2018 (VNM)
There is a Year 9 & 10 Class Captain Lunch on Thursday in J2, we want to thank you all for your hard work, help and assistance, lunch will be provided... - Mr Holland & Ms Starr
- Thursday 13th December, 2018 (HNJ)

General Notices

All students who are using a school locker MUST empty their locker before they leave on Wednesday. Please leave it clean & tidy. Any gear left in lockers will be donated to charity unless it is named & we are able to return it to the owner.
Y10 Students:
Y10 prize winners to the hall at 8.45am
Rest of Y10 have Form time from 8.30 - 9.15am - uniform check, clear lockers, etc.
9.15 - Line up in form classes on Bball court (in front of M block)
Then move quietly to hall for prizegiving
Y10 Prize giving from 9.30 - 10.30am
After prize giving return to form rooms for farewells & dismissal.

Y9 Students:
Y9 prize winners to Gym 2 at 9am
Rest of Y9 have form time from 8.30 - 10.05, - uniform check, clear lockers, tidy room, etc.
Y9 Interval from 10.05 - 10.35am (keep away from hall area)
10.35 - Report to form rooms & Y9 prize winners assemble on asphalt area by G1.
10.45 - Assemble outside bball court (by M block) in form classes. Then move quietly into hall
11 - 12pm: Y9 Prizegiving
After prizegiving return to form rooms for farewells & dismissal at approx 12.15pm

Have a great holiday!
Reminder please to clean out your lockers this week - and take your lock home. You will be given a new locker next year. All material found after this week will be handed over to the school. Thanks


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