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|Papanui High School|
30 Langdons Road
|School type||State co-educational secondary (Year 9-13)|
|Motto||In Opere Felicitas|
"Be happy in your work"
|Ministry of Education Institution no.||316|
|School roll||1535 (November 2020)|
|Average class size||28.5|
|Houses||Ngaru Nui, Ahi Ka, Ruu Whenua, Taa Hiko|
|Colour(s)|| Navy blue|
|Rival||Burnside High School|
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In 2011 a 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 an 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.
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