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


Encouragement, discussion, and fellowship for any Christian students or anyone interested. Meets Thursdays at lunch in B6.
- Thursday 6th August, 2020 (FLR)

General Notices

ALL year 11 and 12 students should be coming to senior course selection evening this Thursday (13/08). This evening is an essential time to hear about subject selection, talk to the large number fo external providers ,and speak to teachers and HODs about which course are suitable for you and your potential career pathway.
Any native speakers of Japanese, Chinese, French, German or Samoan who are wanting to sit the external NCEA exams at the end of the year, please see Ms Dalley in P5 by Thursday 28th August so we can get you enrolled. Alternatively please email her at [email protected] with your name, the language and year level of the exam you want to enter by Thursday 28th August. Please note that if you miss this date you may not be able to be enrolled in the exams.
Weather is looking good this weekend. If you would like to go skiing or snowboarding book a place in the van for Saturday or Sunday by the end of Thursday. Any Questions see Mr Dalkie or ask at the student office. There will be an organisational meeting at interval on Friday in H3
Any student who wants to purchase Papanui sports apparel can do so via the link below:
Students who have put their name down for the Road Race, please come to the Sports Office to collect a permission form.
Congratulations to the following students for making it into the finals of the Junior Speech Competition. The final is on Tuesday 18 August at 6.30pm in B3 . All welcome. Come along and support these students as they present their interesting, entertaining and informative speeches :)

Year 9: Coco Myers, Shelby Allan, Katia Ashmore and Chloe Morrison-Clarke

Year 10: Leni Smith, Sasmtha De Alwis and Jack Reeves
The Bake Sale that had been planned for Friday has been postponed.
Any senior student who would like to nominate themselves for sports man or women of the year please come to the sports office to get a nomination form. Otherwise email Miss Hubber ([email protected]) for an electronic nomination form.

Nominations close on the 4th September
All members of Q Crew, past and present come along on Monday to find out all about the celebrations you are invited to during PRIDE week (24th August). New members are always welcome. See Mrs McWhirter or email her [email protected] to find out the details.
Reminder to seniors to get your workday money in as soon as possible to help support the sponsorship of the teenage room at Ronald McDonald House. Due date is this Friday.


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