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 Saturday 25th November, 2017.

General Notices

The New Zealand Brain Bee Challenge (NZBBC) is a competition for students in Year 11 to learn about the brain and neuroscience research, and to dispel misconceptions about neurological and mental illnesses. Round 1 will be between 12-18 March, 2018 (current Year 10 students can enter now). Registration is free and material is provided for you to read and learn. Please email Miss World with your name and form class to register, then stay tuned for Google classroom invitations.
See Sports Notice board for more information.


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