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CHRISTCHURCH MAIL, JANUARY 24, 2013
PAPANUI HIGH SCHOOL
START OF SCHOOL YEAR 2013
NB: SENIOR STUDENTS (Year 11 -- 13).
Students will be notified only if course changes are required.
Saturday 19 January -- PTA second hand uniform sale 9.30am -- 12.30pm,
Monday 21 January -- School Office opens
Wednesday 23 January -- Friday 25 January
Peer Support training camp
Wednesday 30 January
School Canteen open
International students report at 8.45am
Year 9 students report in full uniform to Hall 9.00am -- 2.30pm.
Transferring students (Years 10 -- 13 in full uniform) to Hall
9.00am -- 12.00noon
Powhiri for all new students -- 9.00am.
Thursday 31 January
School Canteen open
All Year 9 students report to form classes 8.30am -- 2.30pm
International students 8.45am -- 2.30pm
Friday 1 February
School canteen open
International students 8.30am
Year 9 students to form classes 8.30am -- 2.30pm
Year 13 students to hall 9.00am -- 10.30am
Year 10 students report in full uniform to hall 9.30am -- 11.30am
Year 11 students report in full uniform to hall 10.30am -- 12.30pm
Year 12 students report in full uniform to hall 1.00pm -- 2.30pm
Monday 4 February
Timetable starts -- students report to form classes -- 8.30am
Wednesday 6 February
Waitangi Day -- School closed
Papanui High School
30 Langdons Road
Tel: (03) 352 6119
Fax: (03) 352 6117
Jeff Smith - Principal
Many paths to follow
choose from a
wide range of
Papanui High School is a
professional learning community
offering a wide choice of subjects
and learning pathways, as well as a
wide range of sporting and
cultural activities, says principal
''The jazz band, kapa haka
group, touch rugby teams and
drama performances have all
gained national recognition.''
The school has an enrolment
scheme so that roll growth can be
Its broad curriculum and a wide
choice of subjects are delivered by
innovative, committed staff.
''The school is determined that
the needs of every student in the
school will be met through our
'full service' philosophy,'' Smith
Strongly committed to its North
Christchurch community, Papanui
High School reflects and serves the
community around it. A balanced
student body covers the full range
of academic, social and ethnic
''Papanui's first-rate, modern
facilities enhance the learning
environment,'' says Smith.
''The school has undergone a
multimillion dollar building
development programme, and our
ICT resources are excellent.''
COOK TIME: Schools are proactive in
developing food-orientated programmes.
The health of Canterbury kids will make
a huge impact on their success in the
2013 academic year.
The University of Canterbury (UC) is
keen to highlight to parents the need
to make sure their kids are functioning
at 100 per cent.
UC researchers Penni Cushman and
Tracy Clelland have found poor
nutritional choices and a lack of food
are seen by teachers to have a serious
effect on students' learning.
Mental health issues such as stress,
anxiety, depression and emotional
issues around self-worth, bullying and
stereotyping were also of concern as
well as a lack of sleep, a lack of physical
activity, and low fitness.
To see kids achieving their potential,
these researchers are contributing
findings to the ongoing debate around
feeding kids in schools and food
availability for lower income families.
They surveyed 1000 primary and
secondary schools about health issues
in schools. More than half (58 per cent)
responding schools identified issues
relating to food choices. Teachers cited
food in crinkly packets, junk food, foods
high in fat and sugar, high-energy
drinks and foods high in caffeine and
low in nutrients, as barriers to learning.
Poor food choices were seen by
teachers to result in sluggishness and
an inability to concentrate in class.
When the issue of food choices was
broken down by school decile level,
type and location, it was apparent that
food choices were a greater issue in
low decile urban schools than in the
high decile, urban and rural schools.
However, 44 per cent of the high
decile respondents also said that food
issues adversely affected learning.
More than a quarter of respondents
perceived hunger to be affecting their
students' ability to learn. Primary school
students in low-decile urban schools
were most likely to arrive at school
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