Conventional subjects include:
Accounting, Art, Art History, Biology, Business Studies, Chemistry, Classical Studies, Digital Technologies, Design, Design and Textile Technology, Economics, English, ESOL, French, Food and Nutrition, Geography, Graphics and Design,History, Japanese, Mathematics, Mathematics with Statistics, Mathematics with Calculus, Music, Painting, Photography, Physical Education, Physics, Science, Te Reo Maori, Technology, Text and information management.
• Catering, through our catering academy.
• Outdoor Education, through our outdoor education academy.
• Sports Leadership.
• Automotive Engineering.
• Health Studies.
• Employment Skills.
• Information Processing.
Information and Communication Technology Information & Communication Technology is regarded as an integral part of all subjects. The entire school is networked with fiber optic cabling and wireless. With over 200 computers and many netbooks/laptops spread throughout the school, students are able to gain immediate access to a wide range of information from a variety of sources and media. Being able to find, use, record, and interpret this information is the key to successful learning.
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 students participating in both social and competitive sports.
Papanui High School offers a busy co-curricular calendar. The Arts are no exception, with active engagement across a broad range of events encouraged and supported by a skilled team of staff.
The Arts also offer school-wide opportunities for involvement, with a major school production taking place every year. Either as a Musical or Show quest, these events occur in concurrent years and each involves students working across all aspects of the shows - performing, stage management, costume, make-up, sound & lighting, and production.
The school employs a dedicated Arts Coordinator to support teaching staff in enabling a full co-curricular calendar. The coordinator works alongside the school’s highly skilled Arts Teaching Team to deliver a programme of competitions, tours, shows, concerts, and activities.
At Years 9 and 10 all students study subjects reflecting the Essential Learning Areas of the national curriculum:
• Social Studies
• The Arts - Visual Arts, Music, Drama, Dance
• Health and Physical Education
Students may also choose from the following options:
Accounting and Economics, Craft, ESOL, French, Graphics, Japanese, Maori/ Maori Performing Arts, Performing Arts, Outdoor Education, Graphics, Technology (Food, Textiles, Hard Materials, Design, Electronics, Digital Technologies).