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PNBHS September Newsletter 2020

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PNBHS Senior Examinations

From the Rector

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Things were just getting back to normal when the return to Covid Alert Level 2 occurred; for some days prior to that announcement on August 12th, the word was we were heading back to Level 3 with closed schools. And just like that, the wind came out of the sails for many of our young men.

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Te Peeti Te Awe Awe - Rangitāne Chief

From the Deputy Rector

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While the focus of te wiki o te reo Māori (Māori Language Week) is on the promotion of te reo Māori, it also prompts us to consider the broader picture of our history in both Te Papaioea and Aotearoa.

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DanceNZmade National Champions

DanceNZmade Competition – National Winners

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After dancing their way into the DanceNZMade national competition finals, Zac Maskill, Jake Maskill and Noah Purcel were crowned national champions.

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Joe Inman - Last Post, PNBHS ANZAC Service 2019

Joe Inman - National Youth Brass Band of New Zealand

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Elyjah Crosswell

Elyjah Crosswell Selected for New Zealand Barbarian U18 Rugby Squad

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Curtis Heaphy - PNBHS 1st XI Cricket Captain 2020

Curtis Heaphy - New Zealand Under 19 Cricket Development Squad Selection

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Vincent Trasmontero

Vincent Trasmontero - New PNBHS Prefect

by PNBHS

Congratulations to Year 13 student Vincent Trasmontero, who was added to the 2020 Prefect group at a recent senior assembly.

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Shand Shield Winter Tournament 2020

Shand Shield Winter Tournament

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Senior Monrad Cup

Senior Monrad Cup

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PNBHS 1 (Junior A):  Winners of Division Two

Canoe Polo

by PNBHS

A great season for all PNBHS canoe polo teams.

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Debating - New Zealand Super Eight Schools Competition 2020

New Zealand Super Eight Schools' Debating Competition

by PNBHS

Unfortunately, Alert Level restrictionists have caused the cancellation of the New Zealand Super Eight Schools Cultural Festival this year. However, the Debating competition was able to go ahead recently via Zoom.

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1st XI Hockey Team Win Manawatū Secondary Schools' Competition 2020

1st XI Hockey Team Win Intercity Secondary School Competition

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The 1st XI Hockey Team are coming to the end of an extremely busy season. This year has been the first time that the 1st XI has played in both the Intercity Secondary School Competition and the Manawatu Men's Competition.

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PNBHS Blue and White teams 

Basketball Manawatu Secondary School Premier Boys' Grade

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Two PNBHS teams battle it out for the Premier Boys' grade title.

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PNBHS Kikorangi Basketball Team 2020

Win for PNBHS Kikorangi Basketball Team

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Athletics Cups & Certificates 2020

PNBHS Athletics Championships - Presentation of Cups and Certificates

by PNBHS

Recently presentations were made to young men who finished 1st, 2nd and 3rd in events at the PNBHS Athletics Championships earlier this year.

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Swimming Cups & Certificates 2020

PNBHS Swimming Championships - Presentation of Cups and Certificates

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Recently presentations were made to young men who finished 1st, 2nd and 3rd in events at the PNBHS Swimming Championships earlier this year.

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(L to R) Kaushal Patel, Rian Lyver and Michael Watkins winners of theTable Tennis Secondary A Grade competition.

Table Tennis

by PNBHS

The table tennis results for both teams and individuals are listed below.

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Clay target shooting team

Clay target team take out narrow season victory

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PNBHS 'A' team win by a seven point victory.

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Māori Performing Arts 2020

Te wiki o te reo Māori (Māori Language Week)

by PNBHS

Over the last two weeks we have celebrated te reo Māori - the Māori language.

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Video: PNBHS Year 9 Haka Challenge 2020

Year 9 Haka Challenge

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Video: PNBHS Club Haka Challenge 2020

Club Haka Challenge

by PNBHS

2020 marked the second year of the Club Haka Challenge, an event that has quickly become a highlight in our school calendar.

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Video: Māori Language Moment – 12.00pm, 14 September 2020

Māori Language Moment – 12.00pm, 14 September 2020

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This marks the day and the hour in 1972 when a group of Māori language champions presented a petition on the steps of parliament calling for te reo to be taught in New Zealand schools.

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Video: Mau Rākau Grading 2020

Mau Rākau Grading 2020

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The Whare Tū Taua o Aotearoa Grading was held on Friday 19th-21st September at Te Kohanga Whakawhaiti Marae, Pahiatua.

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Foreskin’s Lament - Level 3 Drama.

Foreskin’s Lament - Level 3 Drama

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First staged in 1979, it aroused considerable ire in the rugby world, not least because the playwright, Greg McGee, was an All Black trialist and Junior AB. It took considerable guts on his part to give this degree of exposure to what would now be labelled a toxic culture.

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Two of our new Year 10 Librarians in 2020 are
Jackson Hesp and Felix Shaw

Library News

by PNBHS

Thank you to our hard working Student Librarians!

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Year 9 Reading Challenge Presentation - 16 September 2020

Year 9 Reading Challenge

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Young men involved in the Year 9 Reading Challenge recognised.

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Metro Direct U15 Colts Hockey Team

Junior Super Eight Hockey Tournament

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The Metro Direct U15 Colts played in the Junior Super Eight hockey tournament held in New Plymouth during tournament week. Below is a summary of how the team fared.

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PNBHS 2nd XI Hockey v. Lindisfarne College, Lower North Island Tournament 2020

2nd XI Hockey

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Finals spot for PNBHS 2nd XI Hockey.

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PNBHS 3rd XI Hockey 2020

3rd XI HOCKEY

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7th to 8th place playoff for 3rd XI Hockey.

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Rugby - 4th XV 2020

Manawatū Secondary School Rugby Competition 2020

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Despite the disruptions and uncertainty with the 2020 rugby season, we were pleased to be able to field 16 teams - two more than in the 2019 season - with 377 young men registered and playing.

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Rugby - PNBHS Junior 9

PNBHS Junior 9 Rugby Finish Third in Youth 4 Grade

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Sir John Kirwan - Mental Health and Wellbeing Presentation

Sir John Kirwan - Mental Health Advocate

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During week 9 of the term, we were privileged to host former All Black Sir John Kirwan, who presented to young men in Year 9.

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Mr. Steve Dawson - PNBHS Guidance Counsellor

Anxiety: What is it and what can we do about it?

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PNBHS Guidance Counsellor Mr. Steve Dawson

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Sleep

Sleep Problems Increasing in Adolescents

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Insomnia and sleep problems are increasing in young people around the world.

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'Attitude' Health Presentation to Year 10, 2020

'Attitude' Health Presentation to Year 10

by PNBHS

Attitude is the youth education division of Parenting Place. The organisation is dedicated to equipping teenagers with the information and skills they need to negotiate the adolescent years and build meaningful lives.

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Harvey Johnson - 9GH

Year 9 Visual Art

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Surrealism etchings

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Bay Shi

NCEA Level 1 Visual Art

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The artwork above and below are recent works by the four named NCEA Level 1 art students.

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Blood Donor Certificate Presentation

Community Service - Blood Donor Day 2020

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Young men who were first-time donors at our annual Blood Donor Day were recently presented with certificates from the New Zealand Blood Service in recognition of their contribution.

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Community Service - Red Cross Book Sale

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Students help out at the annual Red Cross book sale.

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SADD - Safer September 2020

Community Service - SADD, Safer September

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Safer September is SADD New Zealand's annual campaign to highlight the importance of safe driving.

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New Zealand Studies Fieldtrip to Napier - Sept. 2020

New Zealand Studies Fieldtrip to Napier

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The fieldtrip reinforced their knowledge of natural hazards in the lower North Island.

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Revision

Revision and Study Tips

by PNBHS

Check out our study tips and resources for young men at all year levels.

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PNBHS Homestay 2021

PNBHS Homestay 2021

by PNBHS International

Do you have a spare room? Palmerston North Boys’ High School International Student Programme is looking for quality Homestay Families for 2021

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Year 9 Reading Challenge

The Year 9 Reading Challenge Encourages and Rewards Young Men for Reading 📚

by PNBHS

As young men finish each book during the year, they should talk to their English teacher or one of the librarians to have it recorded.

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Entertainment Book

A Great Gift at Any Time of the Year- Entertainment Book Fundraiser

by PNBHS

Are you looking for a great gift for family and friends?

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Our Sponsors

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Thank you for your on-going contribution and support.

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