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World School Japan
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Our Mission Statement
In an environment of integrity and respect NPBHS
engages and prepares confident, well-educated young men.
The school is delighted to announce that we gained 21 Scholarships across 12 Subjects. The Scholarship is undertaken by top academics in New Zealand and is the highest academic award at Secondary School level. The achievement of a Scholarship is a great accolade for any student.
Alan Ansell gained 6 Scholarships, 2 of which were “Outstanding”, Adrian Robb gained 4, James Innes 3, Ben Mitchell 2 of which 1 was “Outstanding”, Thomas Lawley 2 and one Scholarship was gained by Flynn Valentine, Karl Hill, Nicholas Waddell, Dwight Rawson.
The following boys met the criteria for a Super 8 Scholar award, given their success in NCEA Level 2 Assessments. Jake McComb, Tom Spencer, George Mohi, Teague Harvey, Charlie Boon, Finn Holland, William Chattacombe-King, Jakob Parrish, William Adlam, Matt Currill, Cameron Tippet, Akmil Smith, Matthew Standen.
An initiative this year is that some boys are involved in building a Bach as part of their studies. The “Build a Bach Project” is located at WITT and is part of setting up a pathway for boys to progress to a Trade. Congratulations to Billy Fowell, Jai Julian, Liam Shotter, Zach Smith, Steven Thomson
In the Athletic Preliminaries the Junior 3000m was won by Jack Elliot; Intermediate by Angus White and Senior by Orin Burmester.
The Tennis team defeated FDMC 8-1 and advance to the next round.
In the Swimming Sports our Junior Champion is Chris Johnson, Intermediate Isaac Hardie-Boys and Senior Talor Owen
In the NZ Sprint Kayak Championships Thomas Cole gained a Gold Medal in the U16 K1 500 and a Silver medal in the U16 K1 200; Gregor Park gained a Bronze Medal in the U16 K1 200.
Emerson Gray was named in the NZ U17 Touch team
In the Taranaki Surfing Championships Isaac Kettle is the U16 Champion, Reef Matthews 3rd Joel Clegg is the U14 Champion, Sonny Martin 2nd Champion and Mitch Esterhuizen won the Body-Boarding
The Concert Band is underway for another year with regular practices. We also link with New Plymouth Girls’ High School for the Stage Band. We are very pleased to see an Intermediate Band this year as well.
Student Participation and Achievement