Update from today's lockdown situation

We would like to acknowledge the tragic events that have taken place today and our thoughts and sympathies go out to those affected.

The school is very grateful for the support from the police today who took charge of this situation. Student safety and welfare were our number one priority and students, staff and on site community were kept safe during this lock down process.

Thank you for your patience, support and understanding this afternoon. This has been an unprecedented and challenging situation and an incredibly sad day for New Zealand.

Monday will begin with form time at 8.30am. We will de-brief the students from this incident and further support for students will be available from the student support centre.


Please note that Polyfest has been postponed for this weekend.

Noho ora mai

The Senior Leadership Team
Papanui High School