Academic Tiger Jacket Recipients
School Inter-House Haka
Anzac Day Commemoration
Haere Mai - Welcome
Our Mission Statement
In an environment of integrity and respect NPBHS
engages and prepares confident, well-educated young men.
Student Participation and Achievement
New Zealand In-line Hockey Teams:
18 and under junior men: Tim Craig
16 and under: Tim Craig and Pedro Valentine-Robertson
14 and under: Joshua Gulliver
Taranaki Secondary Schools' Duathlon:
Senior boys' : 1st Max Hardie-Boys; 5th Chris Kelly
Junior boys' : 1st Nick Wilson; 2nd Josh Turner; 3rd Ben McCallum; 6th Max McCallum
Taranaki Secondary Schools' Swimming:
Swim team won 12 of the 16 available titles, coming 1st and second in all senior boys' events.
New records in the senior boys' freestyle relay and medley relay.
Julian Weir: 3 titles - senior freestyle (new record), senior backstroke and senior butterfly.
Tennis: Ajeet Rai is to be a member of Tennis NZ's 2013 Junior Europe Tour in June and July.
Badminton: Pun Thepkunhanimit won the Australian under 17 singles championship and is the top ranked player in Australasia in that age group.
Golf: Fletcher Broderick won the South Taranaki Strokeplay Championship.
Archery: Jeffrey Martin scored 659 to achieve his division's grade in his first senior tournament.
Cross Country - School Championships:
Junior: 1st Drew Farnsworth; 2nd Alex Sturmer; 3rd Callum Sutherland.
Intermediate: 1st Angus White; 2nd Ross Stembridge; 3rd Riley Rigden.
Senior: 1st Max Hardie-Boys; 2nd Orin Burmester; 3rd Hamish Sturmer.
Adventure Racing - Go 4 12 (North Island Secondary Schools Championships):
Senior: 1st Matt Furze, Hamish Sturmer, Thomas Lawley, and Liam Hawley.
3rd Tom Spencer, William Adlam, Ieuan McLeod, and Steven Mead.
Junior: 1st Sam Evans, Matthew Roodbeen, Nick Trowbridge, and Callum Sutherland.
3rd Sam Furze, Logan Ellis, Max McCallum, and Abe Larsen.
Sheilah Winn Shakespeare Festival:
Presenting scenes from The Comedy of Errors: Richard Gottlieb, Josh Ritchie, Teague Harvey, Sam Morgan, Sebastian Molloy, Cameron Tippett, Nick Park, and William Challacombe-King.
Presenting Act 1, Scene 2 from Henry IV, Part 1: Anthony Easthope, Fergus Thomson, and Nick Park.
Leadership and Service
Jagbir Chahal Singh as elected as the new student representative on the Board of Trustees.
Academic Tiger Coats and Super 8 Scholars (for Excellence performance at Level 2 in 2012):
Alan Ansell, Robbie Foulkes, Neill Good, Max Hardie-Boys, Connor Hobbs, James Innes, Will Jones, Gabriel Lauderdale-Smith, Thomas Lawley, Ben Mitchell, Adrian Robb, Jonathan Sutcliffe, Dylan Taylor, and Flynn Valentine-Robertson.
Super 8 Scholars (for Excellence performance at Level 3 in 2012):
Finn Beattie, Mark Houwers, and Bradley Meredith.
Super 8 Scholars (for Excellence performance at Level 2 in 2012):
Mendel Moos, Dwight Rawson, and Alex Watson.
Super 8 Scholars (for Excellence performance at Level 1 in 2012):
William Adlam, Charlie Boon, Matthew Boswell, Orin Burmester, William Challacombe-King, Liam Cole,Matthew Furze, Richard Gottlieb, Braeden Hancock, Teague Harvey, Finn Holland, Jacob McComb, Blake Malley, Jacob Manning, George Mohi, Jakob Parrish, Daniel Ralphs, Joshua Ritchie, Taylor Roberts, Joel Robertson, Akmil Smith, Thomas Spencer, Mathew Standen, Paul Stephenson, Cameron Tippett, and Pedro Valentine-Robertson.
WOMAD Taste of the World cooking competition: won by Connor Gray, Isaac Griffin, Tyler O'Leary and Kris Campbell.
New Zealand Surf Lifesaving Championships:
Javon McCallum: won gold in the under 16 beach sprint and bronze in the under 16 beach flags.
Michael Watts: won gold in the under 16 board race.
Taranaki Secondary Schools' Twilight Golf Competition:
Nico Hill, George Smith, Connor Stott and Ryan Murray - came 1st.
Taranaki Secondary Schools' Triathlon:
Max Hardie-Boys - 1st in senior boys', and Angus White - 1st in junior boys'.
New Zealand Under 19 Triathlon: Max Hardie-Boys 4th.
New Zealand Under 19 Open Water Swim: Max Hardie-Boys 5th.
New Zealand Open Swimming Championships:
Julian Weir: 4th in 50 metre backstroke, 5th in 100 metre backstroke, 7th in 20 metre backstroke and 8th in 50 metre freestyle (Taranaki record).
New Zealand Secondary Schools' Orchestra: Adrian Robb - selected as a violinist.
ARC Adventure Race: 4th - Hamish Sturmer, Matthew Furze, and Liam Hawley.
Super 8 Golf: 4th - Fletcher Broderick, Charlie Boon, Daniel Lundt, and Tyler O'Leary.
New Zealand Surf LifeSaving Championships, Mount Maunganui:
Mitchell Griffiths and Mitchell Owen - gold in the under 19 men's taplin.
Mitchell Griffiths and Mitchell Owen - silver in the under 19 men's tube rescue.
Mitchell Griffiths, Mitchell Owen and Talor Owen - silver in the under 19 men's surf team.
Isaac Hardie-Boys and Talor Owen - bronze in the under 16 men's taplin.
December 2012/January 2013
Leadership and Service
Senior leaders for 2013:
Head Boy: Josh Dowsing
Heads of Houses:
Donnelly: Sam Betteridge Barak: Max Hardie-Boys
Hatherly: Connor Hobbs (Head Boarder) Syme: Billy Sanger
Prefects: Jack Anderson, Matthew Bayly, Rhys Bishop, Callum Fougere, James Innes, Gabriel Lauderdale-Smith, Ben Mitchell, Mitchell Owen, Julian Weir, and Rupert Young.
Board of Trustees Student Representative: Douglas Carroll
Tanzania: These students, under the guidance of Mr Larry Wilson, journeyed to Tanzania to give voluntary service in a school: Charlie Boon, Stuart Gradwell, Scott Hugo, Hayden Lee, Sam Morgan, Ethan Peattie, Connor Price, and Alex Trowbridge.
Athletics: NZSS Athletics Championships, Dunedin, December, 2012:
Matt Baxter: 1st in senior boys' 3000 metres in a record 8.15.50
Jono Brownjohn: 1st in AWD AMP class in: 100 metres, 200 metres in a record 29.17, and high jump.
Javon McCallum: 2nd in junior boys' 400 metres.
Volleyball: NZSS Junior Championships, Wellington, December, 2012:
Team members: Theo Betteridge, Cameron Blencowe, Jake Farnsworth, Nathan Hey, Sean Hone, Nicholas Kjestrup, Isaac Roche, and Suhayl Tiatia.
Coaches: Connor Hobbs and Nick Jager.
Won the bronze medal in Division 2.
Triathlon: NZ Under 19 Sprint:
Max Hardie-Boys: won the gold medal.
Scholarship success for 2012:
Outstanding Scholar Award (only 54 in New Zealand): Alan Ansell
Alan Ansell: Latin (outstanding scholarship and Top in NZ), Mathematics with Statistics (outstanding scholarship and Top in NZ), Calculus, and Classical Studies.
Bradley Meredith: Mathematics with Statistics (outstanding scholarship), and Physics.
Thomas Clark-Puia: Mathematics with Statistics (outstanding scholarship).
William Livingstone: English.
Liam Paterson: Biology
Brodie Arbuckle: Mathematics with Statistics
Conrad Fraser: Mathematics with Statistics
Mark Houwers: Mathematics with Statistics
Matthew Reeve: Mathematics with Statistics
Michael Stancliff: Mathematics with Statistics
William Allen: Photography
NCEA results for 2012:
Level 1: Pass rate: 70%; literacy: 90%; numeracy: 91% merit endorsement: 39%; excellence endorsement: 16%.
Level 2: Pass rate: 81%; merit endorsement: 32%; excellence endorsement: 9%.
Level 1: Pass rate: 73%; merit endorsement: 25%; excellence endorsement: 3%.
Link for Swimming sports video at Youtube here