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Dear parents/caregivers, students (past, present, potential), staff and our community
Welcome to New Plymouth Boys’ High School. Welcome to your school.
Since 1882 NPBHS has been leading the way in the education of boys in a world class environment. From the famous amphitheatre that is the Gully Ground, (the stage for the incomparable full school haka), to the impressive 1200 seat Ryder Assembly Hall, NPBHS is a modern learning environment where traditional standards of achievement and behaviour are expected. Our hostel, with 170 Boarders is the heart of the school, not just in terms of culture and standards but because it is also set within the heart of 37 acres of park like school grounds.
Our passionate and dedicated staff ensure NPBHS has an innovative and challenging curriculum which combines a testing academic programme with an exhaustive list of curricula activities. It is proven that many life skills and values are obtained through the participation in extra curricular activities.
We believe NPBHS prepares boys exceptionally well for life beyond school and sets a foundation for success. Values are woven throughout that preparation. Self-control, optimism, determination, social maturity and curiosity are integral to a happy and fulfilled life.
Be the example is our simple vision that covers all aspects of school life including (but not limited to) academic achievement, effort, uniform and how we treat each other. Be the example applies to not only the students but staff and all those associated with the school. We are all accountable to being the example. No one is beyond or above the responsibility of being the very best we can be.
If you are a parent/caregiver you think carefully about your choice of school. Know in your selection of NPBHS you are choosing a school that doesn’t just aim for excellence, it demands it.
I welcome contact from anyone, anytime, so please do not hesitate to get in touch with me if you have any questions about your school.
Student Achievements 2015
We have had a wonderful Term 1 – the sunshine has certainly helped.
Congratulations to our 1stX1 Cricket team who beat Wellington College, Wanganui Collegiate and drew with Auckland Grammar (had them 9 for 39 at the close of play).. Taylor Williams is a superb bowler and made the NZ U17 Cricket team.
Sean Hone came second in the National Beach Volleyball U19 champs and his brother Aaron won the U15. The Hone boys are making their mark in Volleyball.
The following boys represented Taranaki at the National Touch Champs: U15 - Zane Firth, Reece Innes-Gray, Daniel Rona, Blair Murray, Sage Simeon-Smith. U17 – Emerson Gray, Taine Rona, Cruize Mason, Emmerson Potts-Broughton. Congratulations to Zane Firth making the NZ U15 team.
Tom Cole has starred in the Ironman (swim, board, ski paddle, run)winning the Open and U19 Championships. He also was in a team with Gregor Park which won K4 Kayak Championships.
Jack Dingle competed at Surf Lifesaving NZ's Central Regional Champs on 10th January and won gold medals in the U16 Ironman, U16 Surf Race and U16 Board Race. He then competed at Waitangi Weekend in the Taranaki Surf Lifesaving Champs at Oakura and won golds in the U16 Ironman, U16 Run Swim Run and U16 Surf Race. Abe Larsen (Year 11) won gold in the U16 Board Race, silver in the U16 Ironman and silver in the Run Swim Run and Surf Race.
The Junior Boys and Senior Boys won the TSS Surf Lifesaving. In the Nationals Thomas Cole, Chad Collop, Bevan Spaggs and Javon McCullum gained the gold medal in U19 Beach Relay.
Jordan Gadsby excels at Open-water Swimming (ocean, lake). In New South Wales he came fourth (10km) and was also placed fourth in Lake Taupo (5km and 10km).
Campbell Stewart is a speedway driver coming second in the Rotorua event. Cale Douglas and Bradley Korff excel in Mini-stock Speedway. Matt Podjurski drives in the Formula First series (top speed 180km).
Caleb Smith and Josh Toa made the NZ U16 Inline Hockey team.
Angus White is training for the Australian Youth Athletics Champs in Sydney. He will compete in the 1500m and 3000m. He won the National U18 titles for 3000 and 1500m.
Jack Wenslick won the NZ title in his class of drag racing.
Jaelen Hikaka, Nctarvin and Nhzarell Ioane made the NZ Kenpo karate team to represent Kenpo 5.0 at the World Champs in Las Vegas in June. Manu Akioka also excels in Karate.
Anton Bessling and Matt Giddy completed the round the Mountain Cycle event as part of the Parafed Teams
In TSSA Sailing Ben Crane came first in the Starling Fleet and George Clarke came second in the Optimist Fleet. NPBHS won the regatta.
Toby Burkett, Bradley Slater and Salesi Havea were chosen for the Chiefs U17 Rugby squad
Jack Elliot won the Junior Boys TSS Triathlon and Scott Patterson won the senior.
Congratulations to our Athletics Champions – Mikee Foster (Junior), Michael Loft (Intermediate) and Nick Kjestrup (Senior)
Congratulations to James Carly 4th U17 National Mountain Biking downhill.
Cody Walker rides bulls in a rodeo. He performed very well in a recent rodeo.
Congratulations to Malcolm Oliver who is the National U18 champion in rock climbing. He won the Lead Climbing and Bouldering.
Congratulations to Michael McLeod who was chosen to meet the Governor General on Waitangi Day.
Jacob Bond (Yr13) has been selected to represent NPBHS at the New Zealand Secondary Schools Symphony Orchestra (NZSSSO) playing his Double Bass.
Congratulations to Robson Old, Jakob Trowern and Callum Shimmin who won a Cooking Competition. They cooked in front of visitors at WOMAD.
Joshua Adlam is attending the centennial commemoration of Gallipoli in Turkey.