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


There is an IMPORTANT MEETING FOR ALL FEMALE FOOTBALLERS at Papanui High School, THURSDAY in F12 at Lunch time.
This is a MUST ATTEND for all wanting or thinking about playing for Papanui High School in 2020
- Thursday 28th May, 2020 (RSS)
The CREATE ART group meets in H7 - EVERY Wednesday at Lunch time - Led by students for students.
You are welcome to join our Mural painting projects.
- Wednesday 27th May, 2020 (SLM)
JAPAN DAY: This Sunday there is an activity at Riccarton Raceway 9.30am to 4.30pm . Entry is FREE, Experience culture, food and arts from Japan. There is a flyer up outside the International office if you would like more information.
- Friday 28th February, 2020 (DLB)
Service Council Meeting Lunchtime Thursday B7. Apologies to Charlotte please.
- Thursday 28th May, 2020 (RBR)
Anyone interested in Skiing or Snow boarding with the school ski club this year. Please attend a meeting today at 12.30pm in H3 to register your interest. Alternatively e-mail [email protected] . Discount pass prices finish at the end of this month if you are intending to buy one of these for the 2020 season. I look forward to seeing you at the meeting if you intend to ski with the PHS Ski Club this year. Thanks Mr Dalkie
- Thursday 28th May, 2020 (DLB)
All squad members need to get permission slips and have them returned to school before they can start training. Senior A boys training's have started, Under 15 Boys start next week.
- Wednesday 27th May, 2020 (HPG)
The VISUAL Arts Council meets in H7 at Lunchtime this Thursday – see you there.
See Mr Soltero for more information.
- Thursday 28th May, 2020 (SLM)
They say the best way to learn something is to teach it. The competition involves Year 9 to 13 students creating their own educational/informative video about a topic covered at school, with the content originating from their own knowledge. Students can submit their video under one of four categories: Mathematics/Statistics, Science, Technology and Social sciences. There will be five winners from the High School Section (Y9 to 13) that will receive 200NZD each. If you're interested, come to a meeting in B3 next Wednesday at lunchtime.
- Wednesday 27th May, 2020 (SMM)
Please come to the library on Wednesday 27 May at interval for a brief meeting.
- Saturday 23rd May, 2020 (MDB)
Just a reminder that all music groups and music lessons start this week.
- Tuesday 26th May, 2020 (PTD)

General Notices

Please use below the link below to sign up for Winter sport. Registrations will close on FRIDAY 5th JUNE.
Summer sport uniforms ( especially futsal and volleyball) need to be returned to the sports office by Thursday.
Any boys who want to play rugby for the school please come put your name down for it in the Sports Office ASAP
Do you play League Of Legends and want to represent Papanui High School? Then why not sign up to join our E-Sports team. We are looking for someone to play mid lane for us so if you think that could be you send me an email at [email protected] with your in game name ASAP.
Kia ora all

The 40 hour famine has crept up on us. It runs from the 5th - 7th of June. Go to... to sign up. The school doesn't have a team this year but you can sign up as an individual and get the information sent to you.
Watch out for Lollipop Love coming soon. At the moment the Service Council are on the hunt for anyone who has links to someone who can give us free/subsidised lollipops for the event as all the proceeds go to charity. If you know someone please see Mrs Roberts in the English office or email [email protected] or talk to anyone on the service council and let them know. Thanks heaps.
Due to uncertainty in large scale events the formal at Wigram Airforce Museum has been postponed until Friday 24th of July, 1st week of term 3. Permission slips will be available from the end of next week and be due before the end of term. Payment options are available, please speak with Mr Anderson if you need financial support. The tickets will be around $80-85. That could be $20 payments each week for last 4 weeks of term.


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