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


7.15am Thursday in school gym. See you bright and early.
- Thursday 26th September, 2019 (HNS)
All School Basketballers - preseason has started in the old gym Thursdays after school, 2:40 until 4:40 through to the end of the year.
- Saturday 19th October, 2019 (HPG)
All school Basketballers - fitness sessions start next week on Wednesday's before school, 7:00 am start.
- Saturday 19th October, 2019 (HPG)
Surely the Students can win this one?
A stacked student Basketball team vs. the Teachers on Thursday Lunchtime in the GC.
Come in and watch sport in its finest form!
- Thursday 24th October, 2019 (CML)
The library will be closed at lunchtime today for our student librarian lunch.
- Wednesday 23rd October, 2019 (BNP)
Seniors 17.15 court 1, Juniors 18.15 court 2. PLeae be there 15 minutes before game starts.
- Friday 25th October, 2019 (HNS)
PhilSoc is on this week!

Mr Smith, aka The Enforcer, will be delving deep and asking the question 'Is the world getting better or worse?'

See you there!
- Thursday 24th October, 2019 (ADR)
A Secondhand Uniform sale is being run on Thursday 24 October 2.30 till 3.30pm in the G1 uniform room. Eftpos is available.
- Thursday 24th October, 2019 (MLM)

General Notices

Please sign up on the doodle poll for when you are available to play. if you have not received the link, please email Mrs Hanlon. Thank you,
Are you secretly super skilled at trivia and quizzes? Are you down for some wholesome entertainment, food and fun? Are you looking for an awesome way to spend your Tuesday night while also being a good Samaritan?

Well, the Papanui High School Multiple Sclerosis Fundraiser evening is the perfect night for you. Please join us for the hottest event of the school year on Tuesday night the 5th of November for an unforgettable evening of trivia, performances and school spirit as we raise money for Multiple Sclerosis. Tickets are $15 each and can be purchased from the student office. Light refreshments will be provided. Please note: you must be into groups of 4-6 friends or family members to compete in the quiz. Spaces are limited so get in quick!


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