Papanui High School

International Student Experiences

"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


Make art, work on your own projects or join in on extra ones – all welcome to H6 after school Thursdays. Senior art students Rilee, Polly, Eva and Jack are there to help. Materials provided.
- Thursday 20th June, 2019 (SLM)
Philsoc De - Extinction. Teachers and students discuss and Q & A. Come along for food and foood for thought about ... should We Bring back the dinasours.
- Thursday 27th June, 2019 (DWJ)
ALL students that are attending the formal need to be in the Hall at 10:00 for an Assembly on Monday. If you do not attend you will not receive your ticket on Friday. No ticket = No Entry.
- Monday 24th June, 2019 (SWT)
Trip 3 will be on Sunday this week. If you intend going you need to book in and pay by the end of Thursday. There will be a meeting on Friday 21st at interval in H3. Questions to Dlb
- Friday 21st June, 2019 (DLB)

General Notices

Visit the careers website ( for more information on the following:
-ITC will be in school next Monday visiting tourism classes, watch for times
-Otago University information evening Weds 19th at 6:30pm
-How to apply for scholarships - A12 weds lunchtime
-Ara events: lets get cooking, form fashion, sportsmart, broadcasting school workshop
-US sports scholarships information session
-lots of new scholarships posted
Art Competition open to everyone;
Send us artworks that you have made at home – be in to win some cool prizes; 1st, 2nd & 3rd places –
email your image to [email protected] – All types of media acceptable including; drawing, painting, photographs, design, sculpture, film, digital. Winning works will be printed and displayed in the Visual Arts Department Gallery. Three entries per person max - preferably in different media.


Competition Ends 27th June.

Prizes drawn and winners announced on our instagram account – phs.visualarts – Follow us to find out more
Trialists are now named on the sports noticeboard with further information. Trials are next Monday 24th from 2:45pm and Tuesday 25th 12:25pm out on the school courts.


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