Palmerston North Boys’ High School



  1. From the Rector

    Dear Parents, Welcome to the first newsletter of the 2022 school year. I would like to extend a warm welcome to all ‘new’ PNBHS ... Read more…
  2. From the Deputy Rector

    The start of 2022 has thrown up more than the usual number of challenges at us.  Alongside the rapidly growing number of Covid cases ... Read more…
  3. 2021 Scholarship Success

    Palmerston North Boys' High School students achieved 37 Scholarship passes, including five at Outstanding level, in 2021.  Scholarship ... Read more…
  4. Head Prefect's Inaugural 2022 Address

    Ordinarily, the Head Prefect's Inaugural Address to the school is given at the first full school assembly for the year, following the ... Read more…
  5. 2022 Palmerston North Boys' High School Prefects

    Congratulations to the young men who have been selected as Palmerston North Boys' High School Prefects for 2022: Telson Liuvaie (Head ... Read more…
  6. Year 9 Mentors for 2022

    Congratulations to the young men who have been selected as Mentors for 2022. The mentors work alongside Form Teachers in the junior ... Read more…
  7. Year 10 Mentors for 2022

    Congratulations to the young men who have been selected as Mentors for 2022. The mentors work alongside Form Teachers in the junior ... Read more…
  8. Club Leaders

    Congratulations to the young men who have been selected as Club Leaders for 2022.  The Club competition - the Shand Shield - is an ... Read more…
  9. Regular School Attendance Increases Likelihood of Academic Success

    There is a clear link between school attendance and academic achievement. Read more…
  10. Who Do I Admire and Why?

    Young men in Year 9 who are currently studying the Character Education core module were asked to reflect on the qualities they admire ... Read more…
  11. Winter Sport Registrations - Badminton, Basketball, Football, Hockey, Rugby & Table Tennis

    All young men are encouraged to involve themselves in school co-curricular activities and many young men do so over the winter season, ... Read more…
  12. ‘Steady: Keeping Calm in a World Gone Viral’

    From by Dr. Sarb Johal – “Human beings are creatures of habit. We like predictability and routine, so our everyday lives tend to ... Read more…
  13. Year 10 Social Studies

    Year 10 Social Studies classes have been studying the Treaty of Waitangi as a core part of New Zealand’s history. Young men in 10CE ... Read more…
  14. Are You In The Market For A Relocatable Home?

    In 2022 we aim to provide real experience for students through the construction of relocatable, residential housing.  The project ... Read more…
  15. Manawatū Secondary School Triathlon Championships

    Well done to all of the young men who competed in the Manawatū Secondary School Triathlon Championships earlier this term at Linton ... Read more…
  16. New Zealand Track and Field Championships

    It was fantastic to see a good field of current students and recent Old Boys competing in the recent New Zealand Track and Field ... Read more…
  17. 5,000m Championship

    Well done to all of the young men who came in early to school to compete in the 5,000m Championship.  Congratulations to those who ... Read more…
  18. Drama Department Report

    Drama - Academic (HOD Sophie Coetzee) 2021 was a testing year for all. However, results across all year levels were pleasing. The ... Read more…
  19. Super Eight Tennis

    The Senior A Tennis team recently travelled to Napier to compete in the Super Eight Tennis Tournament.  The team members that ... Read more…
  20. Manawatu Top Art Exhibition 2022

    The following 2021 PNBHS Art students have their Level 3 external folio boards on display at the Top Art Exhibition at Te Manawa Art ... Read more…
  21. Hosting an International Student

    In anticipation of the borders reopening later in 2022 the PNBHS International Department is currently looking for families willing to ... Read more…
  22. The Ultimate Checklist for Anyone Finishing High School at the end of this Year

    Finishing secondary school this year? Our checklist has everything you need to get ahead of the game when it comes to uni, jobs and money Read more…
  23. 10,000m Championship

    Despite the disruptions that we've faced to date this year it was fantastic to see a good size field at school early on Friday, ... Read more…
  24. New Zealand Secondary Schools' Orchestra

    Congratulations to Arahan Pilkington and Torrence Cheung who have been selected for the New Zealand Secondary Schools' Orchestra.  The ... Read more…
  25. New Zealand Secondary Students' Choir

    Congratulations to Prefects Leo Xu and Vealata Tongati'o who have been selected in the New Zealand Secondary Students' Choir. As ... Read more…
  26. Video: Year 9 Study Support Presentation

    Ordinarily, we would extend an invitation to the whanau of our Year 9 students to join Director of Teaching and Learning Mr. Paul ... Read more…
  27. Video: NCEA Information Presentation

    Please find attached below a copy of the 2022 NCEA external examination timetable. While these examinations are still some time away ... Read more…
  28. 2023 College House Year 9 Enrolment Timeline

    Please be aware of the timeline for applications for prospective Year 9 boarders for College House in 2023:   – College House Open ... Read more…
  29. Library News

    We welcome back our volunteer team of Student Librarians, and have received applications from interested Seniors, who are now being ... Read more…
  30. Visiting the Finance Office

    While Covid-19 is present in the community, we would encourage people to make payments online rather than visiting the finance office ... Read more…
  31. Video: Why and How Sport can be a Great Place for Young People to Learn Resilience

    What is Resilience? First of all, building resilience is one of the most important things we’ll ever do. From a neuroscience ... Read more…
  32. Pasifika Youth Cup Rugby League Tournament

    Congratulations to Kylem Vunipola (Tonga MMT U18 team) and Tayne Harvey (New Zealand Māori U18 team), who were both selected to ... Read more…
  33. Lucas Richardson Selected for Blake Expedition

    Congratulations to Year 13 student Lucas Richardson, who is one of 15 young people nationally to be selected for the upcoming BLAKE ... Read more…
  34. Vex Robotics Success

    Nakul Lakhani, Peter Hughes, Aaron Cane and Andrew Buchan competed in the Middle School division of the New Zealand VexIQ national ... Read more…
  35. Pinnacle Programme - Hyundai New Zealand

    The Hyundai New Zealand Pinnacle Programme enables and inspires youth to be the next generation of global and community leaders. Read more…
  36. Powerful Benefits of Exercise for Teens

    As students, day-to-day life can get hectic as we try to balance school, social and personal lives, and plan for the future. ... Read more…
  37. All Stars Open Water Secondary School Championships

    Year 13 student Cameron Baker and Year 11 student Callum Simpson both performed strongly in the All Stars Open Water Secondary School ... Read more…
  38. Support for Tonga

    A huge thank you to everyone in our community who supported the request for donations to be sent to Tongo to help the people there in ... Read more…
  39. Video: Breathing to Reduce Stress and Anxiety

    In this short video clip (2.45mins) Andrew Huberman explains the physiological sigh - a quick and simple breathing exercise to ... Read more…
  40. Enrol to Vote

    If your son is 17 or older he can register on the Electoral Roll. Read more…
  41. The Year 9 Reading Challenge Encourages and Rewards Young Men for Reading

    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. Read more…
  42. How to be a man

    Old ideas of manliness make us miserable. Being labelled ‘toxic’ doesn’t help. A reimagined masculinity is the way forward. Read more…
  43. 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…
  44. Our Sponsors

    Thank you for your on-going contribution and support. Read more…