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


There are no Meetings scheduled for Tuesday 7th April, 2020.

General Notices

Winter weather is going to be with us soon. 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. Get organised now.
This week will see a particular emphasis placed on student attendance. This includes arriving to classes on time and being present all day. It is important that you exhibit the PRIDE values and develop good self management skills by being at school at 8.25am (or 5 minutes before your first timetabled period of the day). If this is not possible you are responsible for ensuring that a caregiver contacts the school via the app, website or school absence line, so that you are not given a U or a late detention. These detentions are generated automatically, do not expect to receive a reminder. If you are late to school for an unexplained and unjustified reason you will have a detention. Do the right thing and arrive at school every day with plenty of time to spare.


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