Papanui High School

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"Our aim is simple... to provide the best education possible for every student"

Preparing students for their future2015 11 13 Jeffsmith

We are making a difference for our students and they are doing incredibly well. The school has worked hard to consolidate recent initiatives to ensure sustained and continuous improvement.

We look forward to welcoming all prospective students and their families/whanau to visit our school.

Read more from our Principal Jeff Smith.




Recent News

Todays Notices


Any Pasifika Students who are keen to take part in the UCMeXL October Holiday Programme need to either let Ms McLean or Ms Archer know so they can be registered. The programme provides free academic tutoring, workshops, transport to and from PHS, meals, and learning resources to Pasifika Students. The programme is held for 6 days during the term 3 holidays. The details for the October programme are as follows:

Tuesday 1st October - Thursday 3rd October
Tuesday 8th October – Thursday 10th October
10am – 4pm
Venue - University of Canterbury
- Tuesday 1st October, 2019 (ARL)
Unfortunately, due to senior students having exams Japan Club is cancelled on Wednesday September 18th (term 3 week 9), We will definitely meet again in P5 the following Wednesday (September 26th) at 2.30 for the last Japan Club of Term 3
- Wednesday 18th September, 2019 (DLM)
Lollipop love note making Thursday and Friday lunchtime in B7
- Thursday 19th September, 2019 (RBR)
Reminder that Makey-Makey is on Wednesday lunchtime in P3 and the Computer Club is on after school on Wednesday also in P3
- Wednesday 18th September, 2019 (GLA)
Arts Council meeting Thursday September 19th, lunchtime in R2. Juniors please attend.
- Thursday 19th September, 2019 (ASR)

General Notices

DID YOU KNOW...that the school socks need to be PLAIN black, blue, camel or white with no branding or logos unless they are the school sport socks?
The library will be closed at interval from Tuesday to Friday this week. Please ensure you have both returned books which are due and have borrowed books either before school or at lunchtime.
A reminder that all seniors are sitting important assessments this week. Please be very quiet, especially around the hall, p block and the study centre.
There will be trips to Mt Hutt Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd September. Transport payment and permission to the student office by the end of school of Wednesday please, if you would like to attend. Questions to Mr Dalkie.
This week from Tuesday 17th September through to Friday 20th September inclusive, the library hours will change at lunchtime. The library will be open from 12.25pm till 12.45pm each day.
Get ready and excited for Week 10 - Extravaganza Week is back! Activities will be on every lunchtime during this week so get involved!
Monday - Hire A Helper - bid for your favourite Year 13 and get them to be your helper for a day!
Tuesday - Student vs Staff Fast 5 Netball competition and Visual Arts council bring print making to the quad
Wednesday - Jump Jam in the Quad and our famous annual Hottest Baker of Papanui Competition - and bake sale
Thursday - Arts Council's open mic and Lollypop Love to be delivered
Friday - Carnival day - extended lunch, lots of yummy food trucks, inflatable obstacle courses, zorb ball, student and staff bands playing. This is also mufti day = LOUD shirt day to raise funds for cochlear implants South Island
Wednesday 18th September
DSM 2 9Wlt B1
WNT F/T 10Mdt P6 B2
PTC 3 10ENG B1
PSH 4 9DLM / Hall D4
PSH 5 9BLK / Hall D4
CML 5 10MDT F7 J2
GSE 5 9MRN H6 H5

Thursday 19th September
PSH 2 9BLK Hall D4
PSH 3 10DNC Hall D4
PSH 4 10DNC Hall B3
COL 5 DNC Hall D4
COL 6 DNC Hall D4
Team lists will be confirmed by Friday on the Sports Noticeboard.
Teams / activities not listed means numbers were insufficient to proceed.
Please collect a permission form for all sports/ activities and return to the student office by Friday 27th September.
Junior students that signed up for competitive touch to meet in G4 at interval on Thursday.


To install the App on your device you need to search for "Kamar" in the Android Playstore or the Apple App store.


  1. Download the Application
  2. Install
  3. Open and click on Settings
  4. Enter the server address:
  5. Username is your normal Kamar username
  6. Password is your normal Kamar password