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


Any Pasifika Students who are keen to take part in the UCMeXL July Holiday Programme need to either let Ms McLean or Ms Archer know so they can be registered. The programme provides free academic tutoring, workshops, transport to and from PHS, meals, and learning resources to Pasifika Students. The programme is held for 3 days during the term 2 holidays. The details for the July programme are as follows:

Date: Tuesday 10th- Thursday 12th July
Time: 10am – 4pm
Venue: University of Canterbury
- Wednesday 27th June, 2018 (ARL)
Those students who signed up for editing and design teams for the school magazine, please meet in B3 Monday lunchtime to assign sections.
- Monday 25th June, 2018 (SMM)

General Notices

Any students wishing to take part in the Australian Mathematics Competition are to sign up with their maths teacher by Friday the 29th of June.
The competition will be held on the 9th of August, 2018.
Lunchtime in GC Gym
Monday 25th June - Red vs Green
Tuesday 26th June - Blue vs Green
Wednesday 27th June - Yellow vs Red
Thursday 28th June - FINALS
This Friday - come and support your peers in the Term 2 in House Basketball Finals in the gym.
One more order will be placed before the end of the term. If you would like to order a hoodie or long sleeve tee please collect an order form from the sports office and bring payment and form to the student office by Thursday 5th July.
If 2 students are available to umpire the senior netball tournament team trials on the 31st July and 2nd Aug from 3pm at school please let Kirsten know in the sports office.


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