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


Contemporary team 2 Rehearsal Wednesday, in the Dance studio please.
- Wednesday 23rd May, 2018 (MLH)
Hip Hop is ON Tuesday and Friday lunchtimes in the dance studio. NZCAF team will be announced Tuesday.
- Tuesday 22nd May, 2018 (MLH)
Girls involved in the Soulcircle performance group. rehearsals Monday and Thursday lunchtimes in the Dance studio.
- Wednesday 23rd May, 2018 (MLH)
There will be a 6-week Introduction to yoga starting on Wednesday 30th May. Please come for a meeting if you are interested or just want to see what it is all about. Numbers will be restricted. Meeting in D2 May 23rd at 2.35 for 10 minutes.
- Friday 18th May, 2018 (BYC)

General Notices

Ramadan is observed in 2018 from 16 May from 14 June. If you would like to say prayers during the day you are welcome in P6 at interval and lunchtime.
Students keen to attend the Free Boot Camp run by Anytime Fitness are to register with Kirsten at the Sports Office by Wednesday so the trainer knows numbers.
House points are up for grabs during the schools Cross Country. Don't forget to wear house colours when you are participating.
If any student can help ref home games for our 7 aside Football Teams on a Wednesday after school please let Kirsten in the Sports Office know.
Students signed up to participate in the Canterbury Secondary School Cross Country to collect a permission form and uniform from the Sports Office by Thursday.
The Senior B Netball Team - play in U19 grade are after a few more players for the remainder of the season on a Saturday. If you are keen to join ( open to any student in Yr 11-13) please let Kirsten in the Sports Office know.
If you have put your name down for this please meet today at interval outside the whare.
Peer support leaders are requested to complete the survey that has been emailed to you via Google Classroom. Your input is vital for the continuation and success of the programme.

Thanks to the 21 leaders who have already done it!


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