Our 150th Celebration


Due to ongoing uncertainty with Covid and levels we have made the decision to postpone the 150th celebration for Papanui Primary School until Saturday 26 February 2022.

Unfortunately no one can predict how this current situation will continue to unfold and our goal has always been to celebrate this special occasion with our entire school community.

Expressions of interest are now open here and we will continue to share photos on this page to take you down memory lane over the next few months.

We look forward to celebrating with you all in 2022 when vaccinations rates are really high and we can confidently host an event worthy of celebrating 150 years of Papanui Primary School.

More Information

In 2021 Papanui Primary School (formerly known as Papanui District School) will celebrate 150 years of education.

While the original school wasn’t built and occupied until 1872 previous significant events (100th, 125th) have been aligned to 1871 which was the first meeting of the school committee.

In these uncertain times, there is a likelihood that events could be restricted or cancelled due to Covid Alert level changes. It is therefore prudent that the celebration is planned with these risks in mind.

Our original celebration planning has had to be changed and will now be Saturday 26 February 2022.

If you wish to be involved in the celebration please register your interest here.

Our shop has the 150th Celebration mug that must be reordered and picked up on the day and a Donation option for a beautification project at the school.

In December this year tickets ($10 pp) will be available for purchase – these are required to help cover the cost of the event and to meet our Contact Tracing and Health & Safety requirements.

There is a 150th Anniversary Facebook Page set up to advertise the event and provide a platform for former pupils and staff to connect. Through this social media platform, former pupils and staff will be free to organise their own catch ups or events e.g. evening meal, which would run independently of the programme based at the school.

Contact & Registration

A Brief History