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 Wednesday 29th January, 2020.

General Notices

Starts back Monday 17th Feb at the Papanui Youth Development Trust from 2:45 - 4pm. The first session is free and bonus of having pizza also supplied so come along and have a go. $9.50 per session there after. Speak with Mr Guy or Mrs Hill/ Miss Hubber in the sports office for more information or follow the link to register today:
We are on the search for male waterpolo players for this term to try and have our own boys team for 2020. If you have not already registered please follow the link: or for more information email Mrs Hill @ [email protected] by Friday.


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