Our 150th Celebration

Important update – 5th November 2021

The Government recently announced a new traffic light system of restrictions to replace the alert level framework once the country hits 90 percent vaccination rates in every region.

The Board and staff’s immediate priority is operating the school under the Covid-19 Vaccination Order, therefore the Board of Trustees has decided to put the 150th Celebration on hold until such time that it feels the event can be held safely and successfully.

No date will be set until there is this stability and consistency in the new system (traffic lights, vaccine passports and event requirements).

Registrations are now on hold.  The Board of Trustees will regularly review this decision and update the community through the school’s website and Facebook page.

The children who have been looking forward to the event and for whom it’s been a big part of their learning this year will still get to celebrate and we will share this through the school’s website and Facebook page.

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 on hold until such time that the the event can be held safely and successfully.

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