Principal's Weekly Review 10 November 2023

Kia ora, 

NCEA exams have now started for our senior students.  It is nice for Year 9 and 10 to have the school to themselves for a little while.  It is important to maintain a strong focus on engagement to support their learning for the remaining five weeks of the school year.  During this time, conversations will take place through various forums to help set the scene for the transition of Year 9 to Year 10, and Year 10 into an NCEA focused Year 11.

Over the remainder of the term we can look forward for some students to go on the Year 10 Outdoor Education Camps, our junior school Work Day, Activities Day towards the end of term, and finishing with the Year 9 and 10 Prize Giving ceremonies on Tuesday 12th December.


Building Update

West Learning Hub (WLH)

Externally the Hawkins team have been focusing on cladding and roofing to complete the exterior tasks, internally they are working to complete the first fix services and to continue progressing the fit off trades

East Learning Hub (ELH)

The team have continued to progress the framing of the ELH, moving up to Level 1 First fix for services has commenced. 

Papanui High School ACCORD DAY AND JUNIOR Workday:  Thursday 16th  November

Thursday 16th November will be a staff Accord Day and school will be closed for instruction.  Thursday 16th is also School Workday for Junior students to help raise funds to support Ronald McDonald House where the school sponsors the Teenager Room. Students have been given information in assemblies. You can find out more about this event on the following page.  Exams for senior students will continue as normal.


Dates to note this month:

November 16 - Accord Day (school closed for instruction) and Junior Work Day

November 17- Show Day - school closed

November 23 -Tōtaranui Kāhui Ako Cultural Festival     

Ngā mihi

Jeff Smith



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