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


ALL students that signed up and received letters for this Fridays amazing Race at Canterbury University are to come to school in MUFTI on friday and go to period 1.
At 9am teacher release these students to come to the lawn outside of Block where the role will be taken. We will travel by bus to the venue and return in time for period 6.
Remember to bring appropriate clothes for running around and doing activities , a coat and lunch. See you Friday
- Friday 27th November, 2020 (STJ)
Final Arts Council meeting for 2020 in R2 lunchtime, Tuesday 1st December for end of year shared lunch.
- Tuesday 1st December, 2020 (ASR)
Papanui High School 1 team is playing at 6.15 PM against Cashmere High School 1 at YMCA Bishopdale.
Papanui High School 2 team is ALSO playing at 6.15 PM against SMC/CBHS 3 at YMCA Bishopdale.
Please be there at least 15 minutes before your game so we can start the games on time and the whole night will run smoothly :).Please Mrs Hanlon know asap if you are not available.
- Monday 23rd November, 2020 (HNS)

General Notices

Any students who still have a sports uniform from this year, please return this to the sports office ASAP!
The library will be closed at lunchtime on Friday 27th November. Books may be returned via the Returns Box in the foyer.
Remember to get your workday money in to the Student Office as soon as you can.
Room Changes in P Block for Friday 27th November

Pd 1 9DTH wnt from P3 to A11
Pd 1 9AEH wrj from P1 to J3
Pd 5 10AEH wrj from P1 to P8


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