Papanui High School

Papanui High School is a Christchurch community based state co-educational secondary school with a roll of 1500 students from Yr 9 to Yr 13. The school has welcomed international students for the past 25 years and has approximately 50 full time students each year. The student population is diverse with students coming from a range of cultural backgrounds. There is a strong academic focus on teaching and learning in first class modern facilities. Students are able to choose subjects from a wide range of subjects, of which Outdoor Education is very popular. The technology classes are impressive. There are also 3 adult ESOL classes and a unit for disabled students on site. International students are well-cared for by a dedicated staff of 4 – a director, dean, homestay co-ordinator and an administration assistant. Students are encouraged to join in school life as much as possible.

Papanui High School offers:

  • Scholarship available to Dickinson College in Washington, USA
  • A wide range of subjects. Specialist subject strengths in ESOL, Art, Science, Drama, Outdoor Education, Music, Hospitality and Business Studies
  • High calibre of teaching staff for academic and pastoral care and guidance
  • First rate modern facilities
  • Wireless internet
  • Multicultural learning environment
  • High school preparation class on site if English is not at intermediate level
  • A well-established dedicated staff of 4 to look after the welfare of international students
  • Superb homestays close to the school
  • Co-curricular opportunities in sport and culture – arts and music

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Outdoor Education Overview

PRE-REQUISITES

Energy and enthusiasm for experiencing the outdoors.

CONTENT

Outdoor Education at Papanui High School is primarily about personal growth. We aim to help you grow and develop as a person by:

  • Accepting personal challenges and completing necessary tasks to meet these challenges.
  • Developing personal management skills
  • Developing your ability to work together with other people.
  • Developing an appreciation and respect for the outdoor environment in New Zealand
  • Developing outdoor skills and knowledge which allows you to become safe and self-sufficient in an outdoor environment.

Course work in practical and theory covers the following:

  • Bushcraft
  • Navigation
  • Tramping
  • Weather
  • Safety Management
  • Trip Planning
  • Rock-climbing
  • Skiing/Snowboard
  • Mountain Biking
  • First Aid
  • High & low ropes courses
  • Environmental Sustainability

ASSESSMENT

A total of 25 credits. Both achievement and unit standards apply, (1 at Level 1, 22 at Level 2 and 2 at Level 3). All assessment is internal.

COST

$200 per term (Please note: course fees may be paid in full, instalments or by automatic payment options) Some equipment and clothing items are supplied.

FUTURE POSSIBILITIES

This course will develop a student’s ability to accept responsibility and display leadership either in the workplace or outdoors. Pre-requisite to 301 Outdoor Education. Further Tertiary qualifications in Outdoor Pursuits or Adventure Tourism.

General Curriculum Overview

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YEAR 9 YEAR 10 NCEA LEVEL 1 NCEA LEVEL 2 NCEA LEVEL 3
English

English

 

English

 

English English Media EnglishInquiry

 

English Media

 

English Media

English for UE Literacy (Level 2)

Mathematics

Mathematics

 

Mathematics

 

Mathematics Mathematics Life Skills

 

Mathematics Calculus Statistics

 

Mathematics Calculus Statistics

Science
Science Science Science Science
Biology Biology
Chemistry Chemistry
Electronics Electronics
Physics Physics
General/Life Science Science
Astronomical Studies
Agriculture/Horticulture
Social Science
Social Studies Social Studies Social Studies
Geography Geography Geography
History History History
Classical Studies Classical Studies
Tourism Studies Tourism Studies
Health & Physical
Wellbeing
Health & Physical Health & Physical Physical Education Physical Education Physical Education
Education Education Health

Recreation & Wellbeing

Health Health
Sports Performance & Sports Performance &
Leadership Leadership
Outdoor Education Outdoor & Environmental Outdoor Education Outdoor Education
Education
Art
Visual Art Visual Art Visual Art Art Design Art Design
Art History Art History
Art Painting Art Painting
Art Photography Art Photography
Art Printmaking Art Printmaking
Art Sculpture Art Sculpture
Commerce Accounting & Economics

Digital Technology

 

Accounting & Economics

Digital Technology

 

Accounting Economics

Digital Technology Media

Digital Technology Programming

 

Accounting Economics

Digital Technology Media

Digital Technology Programming Business Studies

 

Accounting Economics

Digital Technology Outcomes

 

Business Studies

Drama & Dance

Drama

 

Dance

Drama Dance Drama Dance  

Drama Production Dance

 

Drama Production Dance

Design, Graphics

& Technology

Technology Technology Design Technology Design Technology Design Technology
Graphics Graphics Graphics Graphics Graphics
Introduction to Trades
Automotive Engineering
Food & Textiles  

Food & Nutrition Catering & Hospitality Community Life Skills Childcare

Design & Textiles

 

 

 

 

Technology

Food & Nutrition

 

 

 

Technology

Food & Nutrition Hospitality

 

 

Design & Textiles

Food & Nutrition Catering & Hospitality

 

 

Design & Textiles

Languages
Japanese Japanese Japanese Japanese Japanese
French French French French French
ESOL ESOL ESOL ESOL ESOL
 

Te Reo Māori/Māori

Performing Arts

 

Te Reo Māori/Māori

Performing Arts

 

Te Reo Māori

Māori Performing Arts

Conversational ESOL

Te Reo Māori

Māori Performing Arts

Conversational ESOL

Te Reo Māori

Māori Performing Arts

Music

Music

 

Performance Music

 

Performance Music

 

Performance Music

 

Performance Music

Careers  

Personal Life Skills

 

Future Planning/Directions Dual Enrolment

 

Transition Planning Dual Enrolment

Study  

Study

 

Study

Tuition Fees

One Term $6200
Two Terms $9300
Three Terms $12400
Four Terms $15500

OUTDOOR EDUCATION FEES

One Term $200.00
Two Terms $400.00
Three Terms $600.00
Four Terms $800.00

 

The Tuition Fee includes tuition costs and administration expenses. There may be additional curriculum costs depending on the subjects chosen especially Outdoor Education and Catering. Students intending to study Outdoor Education are strongly advised to bring quality outdoor clothing and pack.

 

NZQA EXAMINATION FEES

Entry for all NQF standards $383.30

 

HOMESTAY FEES

Cost per Week, (which includes a $10.00 Service Charge.) 2015: $245.00

2016: $250.00

2017: $255.00

 

INSURANCE

Uni-Care Travel & Medical Insurance; – dependant on length of stay

 

UNIFORM

Major uniform items are supplied. Personal uniform items such as shoes, socks, shirts, PE gear are not included in the uniform hire.