Papanui High School

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Papanui High School
30 Langdons Road
New Zealand
Coordinates 43°29′29″S 172°36′25″E / 43.49139°S 172.60694°E / -43.49139; 172.60694Coordinates: 43°29′29″S 172°36′25″E / 43.49139°S 172.60694°E / -43.49139; 172.60694
School type State co-educational secondary (Year 9-13)
Motto In Opere Felicitas
"Be happy in your work"
Established 1936
Ministry of Education Institution no. 316
Principal Jeffrey Smith
principals secretary Julia Walmsley
Average class size 28.5
Campus type Suburban
Houses blue, red, green, yellow
School colour(s)      Navy blue
Rival Burnside High School
School roll 1568 (February 2017)
Socio-economic decile 7O[1]

Papanui High School, or P.H.S, is a public five-year secondary school located in Papanui, a northwest suburb of Christchurch, Canterbury in New Zealand.The school was founded as Papanui Technical College in 1936 and was officially renamed Papanui High School in 1949.[2]

In 2011 a brand new gymnasium and pool complex was introduced to the school's campus. It was opened in association with Christchurch City Council and was named in honour of Paralympian Graham Condon, who died in a tragic accident involving a car while riding his hand-propelled bicycle. The Graham Condon Recreation and Sports Centre has become a very important part of the school community.

The school is the fourth largest in the city with a roll of 1568 students. Located between the second largest mall in the city 'Northlands Mall' and Firestone, the school plays a large part in the wider community.

The current principal is Jeff Smith. In 2006 66% of Year 11 students gained NCEA Level 1.That figure lowered to 62% 2012, but increased to 82% in 2015. NCEA performance in Level 2 also reached the national average.[3]B

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