Papanui High School

Papanui High School

Tōku Kura, Tōku Tiketike, Tōku Haepapa – My School, My Success, My Responsibility



Giving students the opportunity to study from an innovative and broad curriculum is critical to providing each student a pathway that meets their individual needs. We allow for a greater range and flexibility in subject choice including the utilization of the secondary/tertiary interface. This reinforces the philosophy underpinning personalised learning and is strongly supported by understanding our students’ interests, passions, talents, and ultimately their career aspirations.

All that we do here is reinforced by positive relationships, an ethos of caring, cultural responsiveness, inclusion, and high expectations – what we call “Our Full service Model”. The school highly values the connectedness of curricular and co-curricular learning. We have a philosophical understanding that the holistic development of the student is critical to their individual success

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Papanui High School Offers a wide range of sports both in Summer and Winter. We have over 32 sports to choose from. Each year we have over 600 student participating in both social and competitive sports.

Sports are broken up into Summer Sports, Term 1 and Term 4, and Winter sport, Term 2 and 3. Most sport is played on a Wednesday afternoon from 3pm till 4.30pm, with the exception of a few.

A Perfect Location

Situated in suburban Christchurch, only 10 minutes from both the city centre and the airport, Papanui High School has the advantages of being a city school surrounded by outdoor opportunities.
Christchurch, a city of 350,000, is the largest city in the South Island. It is a city renowned for its beautiful parks, gardens and the picturesque Avon River flowing through the city centre. Papanui High lies only 15 minutes from surf beaches, 20 minutes from outdoor rock climbing, 30 minutes from bays for sailing and 1 hour from a number of both commercial and private ski fields.

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