Term 3, Week 3: Monday 8 - Sunday 14 August


Open Day and 2023 Enrolments

Thank you to everyone who attended our Open Day for prospective 2023 Year 9 students.  A reminder that enrolments can be made online - click here to access the online enrolment form. The enrolment period closes at 5.30pm on Monday, 5 September.

2023 Subject Selections

Earlier this week parents and young men in years 9 - 12 should have received a link to our 2023 Subject Selection Guidebook - click here to access the 2023 Subject Selection Guidebook.  As well as being an important part of young men's planning for future pathways, this information is essential for our planning for next year.  Instructions for making your son's subject selections for 2023 are included in the guidebook. 

Scholarship Examinations

We encourage all young men studying NCEA Level Three subjects to consider sitting scholarship assessments. NZQA explain that “New Zealand Scholarship provides recognition and monetary reward for the highest achieving secondary school students. Scholarship is assessed against demanding standards to challenge the most capable students in each subject area. Scholarship candidates are expected to demonstrate high-level critical thinking, and to integrate, synthesise and apply knowledge, skills, understanding and ideas to complex situations.”

Scholarship requires a significant extra commitment in terms of revision and examination preparation. Many departments will run additional tutorials to assist with this. However, for some young men the extra time required may be an impediment to their success at NCEA Level 3 and in gaining University Entrance. For this reason, we encourage all young men contemplating enrolling in Scholarship to discuss this with their parents and teachers so that an informed decision is made. If your son wishes to enrol for Scholarship examinations he needs to register his name with his class teacher as soon as possible. There is no cost for domestic students to sit Scholarship assessments. However, any International students interested in Scholarship examinations must see Mr. Retemeyer as soon as possible.

Subject Information Evening 2022 — Image by: PNBHS