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


Please meet email Mrs Hanlon to confirm your availability for Thursday and Friday!
- Thursday 29th August, 2019 (HNS)
Service Council meeting to organise lollipop love
- Friday 30th August, 2019 (RBR)
Daffodil Day is this Friday! Support the Cancer Society by purchasing a Daffodil from the quad during Interval and Lunch this week.
Supported by the Sports & Health Council.
- Friday 30th August, 2019 (CML)
There will be trips to Mt Hutt Saturday 31st August and Sunday 1 September. Book at the student office. Pay transport and make sure you have permission slip completed by Wednesday 28 th August, by 3.00pm. Any Questions please see mr Dalkie in H block . There will be a meeting for both trips on Friday interval in H3.
- Tuesday 27th August, 2019 (DLB)
The year 12 and 13 Business Studies classes will be selling a range of products on Monday including biscuits, mints and stationery all at bargain prices. Christmas gifts and the latest fashions. Bring you cash next Monday to the Quad at lunchtime and make a bargain.
- Monday 26th August, 2019 (SND)
Arts Council meeting Thursday August 29th, lunchtime in R2
- Thursday 29th August, 2019 (ASR)
Please would the following students come and see Mrs Langdon in the Careers area at lunchtime on Monday. Billie-Marie Henry, Sophie Hamilton, Maxine Sheriff, Leah Donnelly, Michaela Collett, Kimberley Collett and Samantha Musson. We need to confirm details for your breakfast on Wednesday.
- Friday 23rd August, 2019 (LNK)

General Notices

The winter weather is going to be with us a little longer. DID YOU KNOW...that you can wear a plain black, green or blue beanie outside on cold days. Make sure any logo is plain and remember to remove it when you are inside. School hats can be purchased online via our school website.
All year 10 students are whanau are invited to attend the year 10 into 11 course selection evening next week, Tuesday 27/08 at 7pm. This is a chance to find out about NCEA, Pathways planning and speak to subject HODs around course selection for next year.


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