Sport at Papanui High School

Papanui High School Offers a wide range of sports both in Summer and Winter. We have over 32 sports to choose from. Each year we have over 600 students participating in both social and competitive sports.

Sports are broken up into Summer Sports, Term 1 and Term 4, and Winter sport, Term 2 and 3. Most sport is played on a Wednesday afternoon from 3 pm till 4.30 pm, with the exception of a few.

The School Sport Department is managed by Sarah Lamb - Sport Coordinator [email protected] , 03 352 6119 ext 839. The department is assisted by the staff and senior students of the school as well as parents and members of the community. Information about sports draws can be found via the Canterbury Sports Page and on our school app.

For further information concerning any sporting matter please do not hesitate to contact Sarah Lamb or read the School Sports Booklet. If you wish to keep up to date with sporting achievement please visit the schools Facebook page

Term one sports draw 2024

Term 1 2024 Summer Sport Options


Surfing - Open to all students from 4.30pm on a Monday afternoon in Sumner.  Lessons are run by Aaron Lock (Independent Surf Coach) with all equipment provided.  Students may be required to organise their own transport to and from Sumner.  More details will be given once registrations have closed.

COST: To be confirmed

Volleyball - 2 options for Term 1:

Competitive - Teams will be named and entered into grades to play other schools. Games will be played at a range of school gymnasiums between the time of 4pm - 7pm - students are required to organise their own transport. Uniforms will be provided where numbers persist. Minimum 10 per team.

COST: $40.00

In House Competition - Students will be placed in teams at the first session and play against other Papanui teams in the school gym between 2:45-4:30pm. No travel or uniforms required - just fun games organised and refereed by the Senior Girls/Boys teams and supported by staff.



Archery - Open to Yr 9-13 students and is run by an independent coach at school from 2:30pm.

COST: $13.00 per session plus a one of cost of $20.00 for a finger tab and arm guard.

Bowls - Open to Yr 9-13 students at the Morrison Ave Bowls Club.

COST: FREE to attend and walking distance from school from 2:45pm.

Cricket - Open to Yr 9-13 students.  More details to be given if we have the numbers.

COST: To be confirmed.

Dragon Boating - Open to Yr 9-13 students.  No experience is necessary and no gear/equipment required however you will need to wear clothes/footwear that can get wet.  We will require a minimum of 11 students in order to enter a team.PLEASE NOTE:  You do need to be able to swim a short distance 

COST: $40.00

Futsal - Open to Yr 9-13 students. Games are played at various School Gymnasiums throughout Christchurch.  Transport will be provided.

COST: $50.00

Golf - Open to Yr 9-13 students.

COST: To be confirmed.

Indoor Football - Open to Yr 9-13 students and played in the PHS School gym from 2.45pm.

COST: Free to attend and played with your peers.

Indoor Netball - Open to Yr 9-13 students and played at various indoor sport stadiums. Transport will be  provided.

COST: $50.00  

TENNIS (Boys and Girls) - Details to be confirmed. Competitive (Cost to be confirmed) or Social In-House (FREE) options available if we have the interest/numbers.

Touch - Open to Yr 9 -13 students and played against other schools at Hagley Park and other various school  locations. Transport will be provided.

COST: $50.00


Korfball - Open to Yr 9-13 students with games to be played at Nga Puna Wai Indoor Centre from 4pm. Student will need to organise their own transport to and from the games.

COST: $40.00

TUESDAY (Girls), WEDNESDAY (Boys/Girls), or THURSDAY (boys) Water Polo ( TBC day of games ) - Games to be played at QE2 and Jellie Park from 4pm. Students will need to organise their own transport to and from the games.

COST: To be confirmed.

Sports Tournaments 

All of our Senior A teams and our Junior teams, where applicable, have the opportunity to compete in various South Island Tournaments both here in Christchurch and spread throughout the South Island.