Palmerston North Boys’ High School


The PNBHS 2023 Subject Information Guide provides young men and parents with information about the subjects on offer at PNBHS as you work through subject selections for next year.


  1. 2023 Subject Selection

    We are in the process of beginning our planning for 2023. A core component of this process is your son’s subject selection. These ... Read more…
  2. 2023 Subject Information Evening

    Heads of Department, Careers Advisor and Year Level Deans, staff from UCOL and PITO will be available in the hall between 6.00pm and ... Read more…
  3. Conversation Tips for NCEA Subject Choice Time

    This article was published on the www.careers.govt.nz website. Choosing NCEA subjects is both exciting and difficult. Subjects should ... Read more…
  4. Video: Subject Selection Guide for Young Men and Whānau

    In the coming weeks, young men will be asked to select their subjects for 2023. These are important decisions and our Careers Advisors ... Read more…
  5. Instructions For Making Your 2023 Subject Selections

    Subject selections need to be made via the Parent Portal by 3.30pm Friday, August 26, at the latest. Read more…
  6. Accelerate Programme Information - Year 10 and Year 11

    Year 10 accelerates enrol for all four of the NCEA Level One core subjects i.e. Mathematics, Science, English, and the ... Read more…
  7. Accelerate Programme Information - Year 12 and Year 13

    Students wishing to study at university level in Year 13 must ensure they plan a programme leading to University Entrance. Read more…
  8. Careers and Pathways

    Gateway; Trades Academy; Employment Pathways Programme Read more…
  9. Classical Studies, English & Media Studies

    Classical Studies; English; Alternative English; English Enrichment; English Language Tuition; Media Studies Read more…
  10. Commerce

    Accounting; AgriBusiness; Business Studies; Economics Read more…
  11. General Science; Agriculture & Horticulture; Biology; Chemistry; Physics

    The Year 10 Horticulture course is a half-year option subject. There are no prerequisites to enter Year 10. Please note that it is ... Read more…
  12. Languages & Culture

    Te Reo Māori; Māori Performing Arts; French; German; Japanese; Mau Rakau Read more…
  13. Mathematics and Statistics

    Mathematics; Alternative Mathematics; Calculus; Statistics Read more…
  14. Performing Arts

    Drama; Music; Māori Performing Arts; Mau Rakau Read more…
  15. Physical Education & Health

    The Sports Science class concentrates on leading students through to NCEA Level One. Content includes: anatomy; biomechanics and ... Read more…
  16. Social Sciences

    Geography; History, New Zealand Studies; Social Studies Read more…
  17. Technology

    Digital Technology; Construction; Design and Visual Communication (DVC); Electronics; Joinery; Metalwork; Woodwork Read more…
  18. Visual Art

    Digital Art; Visual Art; Painting; Design; Photography; Art History Read more…