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


Anyone who is interested in joining an informal book group based in the library please pop in to express your interest to the librarian. If numbers are sufficient we will look at getting together at lunchtime a couple of times per term.
- Friday 23rd February, 2018 (MDB)
All students interested in being involved in debating in 2018 please attend a brief meeting an interval on Monday.
- Monday 26th February, 2018 (JRV)
Students in Year 11 who have registered for Brain Bee, please come to a meeting in M3 at interval Monday 26th Feb to collect an information letter. Email if you can't make it.
- Monday 26th February, 2018 (WRL)

General Notices

new notices this week for careers include:
Trucking EXPO trip, Queenstown resort college is coming to PHS, Dunedin tertiary open day trip, modern languages scholarship, Otago on Campus event for Maori students, full time plasterer apprenticeship, YMCA leadership
and so many more arrive each week. Keep looking at t
If you are interested in being in an U17 / U15 Saturday Basketball team this season please meet in J8 at Lunchtime on Monday 26th Feb
Health Clinics 2018

Public Health Nurse – Kate
Clinic time – Mondays 12-1pm (same as last year)

Sexual Health Nurse – Sandy
Clinic time – Thursdays 11-12pm (same as last year)

Come over to Student Support Centre and see Nic if you need to make an appointment
Girls interested in being in the Senior Girls A or Junior Girls A Basketball team are welcome to come along and start training this Tuesday at 4:30-6pm in the gym.
A reminder to all students and those new to Papanui High School that the school library has an e book collection. For instructions on how to access it, please call into the library and talk to the librarian. She will be happy to help you.
Any student interested in becoming a paid assistant referee to travel with the 1st XI boys Football team to games this season please see Mr. Campfens in the J Block office.
Will include a training course.
Can the following Year 13 students please see Ms Archer in her office at interval today please. Jade Taylor, Chloe Hawthorn, Sophie Deam, Oliver Mercer-Beumelburg, Simon Sinclair, Mathijs Rijnberg, Hannah Tiong


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