Palmerston North Boys’ High School


This is our final newsletter for 2020.  Thank you to everyone in our school community for their support during the year and all the best for a safe and relaxing summer break - Meri Kirihimete me te Hape Nū Ia | Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.


  1. From the Rector

    The recent Junior Prizegiving, forced upon us because of the changes to the school year, gave us the opportunity to recognise the ... Read more…
  2. From the Deputy Rector

    When we come together as a collective we develop a sense of belonging and a shared purpose. Read more…
  3. Further Leaving Staff

    Recently we farewelled two further staff members who are departing Palmy Boys' at the end of the school year. Mrs. Abby Morgan joined ... Read more…
  4. Video: Junior Prizegiving Haka

    As has become tradition, our Junior Prizegiving began with a rousing haka from our junior students. Read more…
  5. Video: Junior Prizegiving 2020

    Congratulations to all young men who received awards at the recent Junior Prizegiving.  Achievement in any field is dependant upon ... Read more…
  6. Junior Cultural and Sporting High Achievers

    At the Junior Prizegiving, we recognised young men in the junior school who have performed to a high level in cultural and sporting ... Read more…
  7. Junior Prizegiving Address from Head Prefect Elyjah Crosswell

    The final official duty for 2020 Head Prefect Elyjah Crosswell was to deliver the Head Prefect's address at the Junior Prizegiving - ... Read more…
  8. Video: Tū Kaha - PNBHS Waiata

    Thank you to Head of Te Reo Māori Mr. Josh Strickland who has composed this waiata for our kura.  Young men in years 9 and 10 have ... Read more…
  9. Video: Prizegiving and School Supporters

    We are incredibly grateful to the businesses and individuals in the local community who support the young men of PNBHS. Without this ... Read more…
  10. Barrowclough Programme 2020 Presentations

    The Barrowclough Programme was launched in 2009 and was named in memory of a prestigious Old Boy, Sir Harold Barrowclough, who was a ... Read more…
  11. New Zealand Selection for Torrence Cheung

    Congratulations to Year 10 student Torrence Cheung, who has been selected in the New Zealand Secondary Students Symphony Orchestra for ... Read more…
  12. Cake League Cricket Finals

    Match for 1st and 2nd places - Team Patel v Team Cleaver Played on the PNBHS #1 wicket, Team Patel won the toss, elected to bat, and ... Read more…
  13. Presentation of Junior Road Race Cups

    At the Junior Prizegiving the cups for the winners of the Junior Road Race were presented.  Congratulations to Cooper Furnall, winner ... Read more…
  14. Fourth Four Specials Cricket Team Win the McVicar Cup

    Congratulations to the Fourth Form Specials Cricket team, who won the McVicar Cup for the Secondary School 'A' competition.  Captain ... Read more…
  15. Junior A team compete in Water Polo Championships

    Junior A team finish third. Read more…
  16. Junior B WaterPolo team compete in the North Island Championships

    The PNBHS Junior B Waterpolo team travelled north to Auckland to compete in the Division Two, North Island Waterpolo Championships. Read more…
  17. Performing Arts and Dance

    Our last update for 2020. Read more…
  18. Languages Department

    As students learning another language also learn about the culture, we like to offer them genuine cultural experiences. Towards the ... Read more…
  19. Ruahine Experience Camp

    Below is a short report about the Ruahine Experience Camp. Read more…
  20. Castlepoint Camp

    We left for Castlepoint on Monday heading up for a week of fun in the sand and waves. We did a lot of surfing and got some great ... Read more…
  21. Ohakune Camp

    Read the daily log of activities experienced by the students who attended the Ohakune camp, written by Felix Shaw. Read more…
  22. Kawhatau Outdoors Camp

    Read Oliver George's summary of the Kawhatau Outdoors camp below. Read more…
  23. Junior A Badminton Team Win Central Regions Tournament

    Congratulations to the Junior A Badminton team of Nabeel Imtiyaz, Andy Lin, Joonoh Rhee, Jason Gui, Supanath Intranukul and Daniel ... Read more…
  24. North Island Junior Volleyball Tournament, Tauranga, 22nd November to 26th November.

    Read below the Junior volleyball tournament team report. Read more…
  25. Junior Boxing Finals

    Congratulations to all young men who entered the 2020 PNBHS Boxing Championships and those who won their weight divisions. Below is a ... Read more…
  26. Intermediate and Senior Boxing Finals

    Congratulations to all young men who entered the 2020 PNBHS Boxing Championships and those who won their weight divisions.  Below is a ... Read more…
  27. Student Success at the Amanaki STEM Academy

    Congratulations to VJ Tauli, Vincent Patelesio, Telson Liuvaie, Lawrence Leung-Wai, Christian Alefaio and Hugo Liuvaie, who were award ... Read more…
  28. Junior Monrad Cup and Junior Touch

    The Junior Monrad Cup and Junior Touch were the last Shand Shield events for 2020 and were crucial in determining the final placings.  ... Read more…
  29. Junior Road Race

    Well done to all young men who competed in the recent Junior Road Race. Congratulations to the top finishers in each event: Year 9: Read more…
  30. Your Kindness Creates Kindness

    This article was published by the Center for Parent and Teen Communication - https://parentandteen.com/  Learning Kindness Young ... Read more…
  31. Staff Professional Learning

    On our recent PNBHS Teacher Only Day our teaching staff visited Te Marae o Hine – The Courtyard of the Daughter of Peace, or as it is ... Read more…
  32. Central Energy Trust Manawatū Sports Awards 2020

    It was great to see a number of winners with PNBHS connections in the recent Central Energy Trust Manawatū Sports Awards. Read more…
  33. PNBHS Library - November Acquisitions

    Check out the latest additions to the library catalogue.  These titles will be available for young men to borrow from the beginning of ... Read more…
  34. Year 9 Reading Challenge

    At a recent assembly, presentations were made to young men who had earned bronze, silver and gold awards in the Year 9 Reading Challenge. Read more…
  35. Engineering Young Māori Minds

    Recently the Pūhoro STEM Academy hosted an Engineering Young Māori Minds event at school. Students were tasked with a range of ... Read more…
  36. PNBHS Junior Boxing Championships 2020

    At a recent assembly, presentations were made to junior students who won their divisions in the PNBHS Boxing Championships. Read more…
  37. Support Services

    The pressure on many New Zealanders has been exacerbated by the impact of Covid-19.  If you know someone who is struggling, reach out ... Read more…
  38. Summer Learning Loss

    Summer learning loss is the decline in academic skills and knowledge over the course of the summer holidays. While not a common theme ... Read more…
  39. Tama Tū, Tama Ora (Stand Up, Be Counted) 12-day Programme Is back in 2021

    Tama Tū, Tama Ora is a partnership programme offered by Makahika Outdoor Pursuit Centre and Palmerston North Boys’ High School. This ... Read more…
  40. PNBHS Summer Office Hours

    (3545176) – will close for 2020 on Friday, 18 December at 12.00pm and reopen from Monday, 11 January (8.00am – 3.00pm). Please note ... Read more…
  41. Sanson School Bus Service 2021

    Due to the construction of the new truck stop in Sanson we have had to look a new pickup and drop-off point for Feilding and ... Read more…
  42. Annual Old Boys' Golf Day 2020

    22 teams battled through tough conditions to play in the Annual Old Boys' Golf Day. Read more…
  43. 2020 Business Alumni Inductees - Barry Brown & Barry Clevely

    Congratulations Barry Brown & Barry Clevely, our 2020 Business Alumni Inductees. Read more…
  44. PTA Request for Good Quality Secondhand PNBHS School and Sports Uniform

    The Palmerston North Boys' High School Parent-Teacher Association is holding a secondhand uniform sale in January (date and time to be ... Read more…
  45. Summer Work Opportunity

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  46. Te Kura Summer School

    Te Kura (the Correspondence School) accepts short-term registrations over the summer break. Te Kura Summer School is a learning ... Read more…
  47. 2021 Start-of-Year Information for Parents

    We are again working with OfficeMax. Your son’s school stationery list is already online at: myschool.co.nz/pnbhs Simply select ... Read more…
  48. A Great Gift at Any Time of the Year- Entertainment Book Fundraiser

    Are you looking for a great gift for family and friends? Read more…
  49. Our Sponsors

    Thank you for your on-going contribution and support. Read more…
  50. Palmerston North Boys' High School

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