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In an environment of integrity and respect NPBHS
engages and prepares confident, well-educated young men.
Student Participation and Achievement
Special Olympics, Dunedin:
Louis Paulin: in swimming - gold medals in 25 metre backstroke and 4x 25 metre relay and silver in the 25 metre freestyle.
Selected in the New Zealand under 20 team to compete at the Mountain Bike Orienteering Australian New Zealand Challenge in January, 2014: Tom Spencer.
Federation Mountain Clubs: sponsorship prize - William Adlam, Tom Spencer, Liam Hawley and Keegan Thomson.
Maintenance Engineering Society Of New Zealand:
2014 Engineering Scholarship: Connor Hobbs
New Zealand Under 17 Beach Volleyball team to play in Vanuatu:
TSS Junior Volleyball:
Won by NPBHS
Selected for Taranaki team for the Booth Shield: Ryan Murray and Tyler O'Leary.
Selected for Taranaki Senior Men's team for Shand Cup: Fletcher Broderick.
Cycling - NZSS Cycling Championships:
3rd: Josh Turner
Surf Lifesaving - NZSLS Pool Championships:
Under 19 medley relay - gold: Mitchell Griffiths, Mitchell Owen, and Talor Owen.
Under 19 manikin carry - silver: Mitchell Griffiths, Mitchell Owen, and Talor Owen.
Under 19 obstacle relay - bronze: Mitchell Griffiths, Mitchell Owen, and Talor Owen.
Under 16 manikin tow - bronze: Brodie Lilley
Mega Relay - bronze: Jack Dingle and Mitchell Griffiths.
Scholarships to Universities for 2014:
Auckland: Alan Ansell, Thomas Lawley, and Adrian Robb.
Massey: Jack Anderson, Ben Mitchell, and Julian Weir.
Victoria: James Innes.
Canterbury: Ben Foulkes, and Flynn Valentine-Robertson.
Victoria University Nanocamp, 2014:
Teague Harvey is one of only 15 students from throughout New Zealand selceted for this camp.
TSS Chess: won by NPBHS.
Julian Weir: gold medals in 16-18 men's 100m freestyle and 100m backstroke.
: silver medals in the 200m freestyle, 50m freestyle and 50m backstroke.
NZ Under 15 Football: Gian Squatriti is in the 16 player squad touring Malaysia.
AWD TSS Basketball Competition:
Team: Jono Brownjohn, Matt Giddy, Brodi Miller, Jake Heayns-Larkin, Roberto Sanchez, Caleb Patu, Daniel Holmes, and Louis Paulin. Won the tournament.
Open section: 3rd place - Ron Guansing, Whatu Ngatai Tangirua, Kallee Newton and Hamish Phillips.
NPBHS Inter-house debating competition: won by Barak.
NZ Culinary Fare:
Cafe Breakfast: Alex Gower-Stills - silver; Bradley Nickel-Lashford - silver.
College Challenge: Takarangi Henderson - bronze; Daanie Morgan - bronze.
ACC Safety Challenge:
2nd: Cody Mackinder, Hayden Lee, William Adlam, Mason Woods, and Kayne McPhillips
Methanex Maths Spectacular:
Year 9 3D Artwork: 3rd: Jack Boon and Chris Devaney.
Computer-Generated 2D Artwork: 3rd: Ian Sadler.
Group Projects: 1st: Cody Hird and Logan Dicker; 3rd: Drew Wood and Liam Nelley.
Hand-Drawn 2D Artwork: 2nd: Sam Egli
Individual Projects: 1st: Eli Gadsby; 3rd: Dominic Barry
Maths in the Energy Industry Project: 2nd: Fraser Clement, Joseph Jaram and Zak Hudson;
3rd: Matthew Glynn, and William Pritt.
Poetry and Creative Writing: 1st: Qingfeng Du
Quiz: 1st: Tomais Williamson, Eli Gadsby, Nickolai Wolfe, and Morgan Herbert-Olsen.
Year 10 Quiz: 1st: Joseph Stewart, Luke Fowler, Cameron Morris, and Jarod Reade.
Overall: Runner-up: Eli Gadsby
TSS Table Tennis:
1st in senior doubles: Matheson Brown and Neill Good
2nd in junior singles: Brett Kerr
Taranaki Regional Get2Go Junior Adventure Racing Competition:
1st: Sam Evans, Riley Rigden, Alex Sturmer, Angus White.
TSS B Grade Hockey Competition Final:
NPBHS Boarders' defeated NPBHS Development 6-1
NZ Secondary Schools' Senior Boys' Duathlon: 1st: Max Hardie-Boys
TSB Showplace Ambassador for NPBHS: Anthony Easthope
Hamilton Music Festival:
Junior Band "The Blues Machine": gold, and top equal band in the jazz section.
Stage Band 1: silver; Jazz Combo: silver.
NPBHS Arts Week:
Poster Design Competition: William Challacombe-King
Speech Competition Finals:
Year 9: 1: Josh McCormack; 2: Morgan Herbert-Olsen; 3: Cormac Tindle
Year 10: 1: Jerome McSweeney-Novak; 2: Curt Evans; 3; Whatu Ngatai-Tangirua
Year 11: 1: James O'Donovan; 2: Seb Molloy; 3: Jordan Gadsby
Year 12: 1: Joshua Ritchie; 2: Daniel Ralphs; 3: Jake McComb
Year 13: 1; Sebastian Eastment (and overall winner); 2: James Innes; 3; Zak Oliver
House Song section: Hatherly
Ensemble section: Barak - Aashan Khatri (vocals), Thomas Lawley (cello), and Ben Mitchell (keyboards).
Overall winners: Hatherly.
Houston Space School at the University of Houston, Clear Lake:
Represented by Cameron Tippett.
New Zealand Computer Programming Team, Informatics Olympiad, Brisbane:
Represented by Alan Ansell.
Badminton - North Island Under 17 Championships:
Singles Champion: Pun Thepkunhanimit
Gymnastics - Hamilton City Gymsports Artistic Competition:
Zak Hudson 5th overall; Jakub Mischewski 6th overall; Tegan Bunyan 8th overall.
Team: 2nd overall.
Super 8 Competition:
Taranaki Secondary School AWD Football World Cup:
Team: Jono Brownjohn, Matt Giddy, Brodie Hillier, Brodi Miller, Nathan Hartley, Jake Heayns-Larkin, Roberto Sanchez, Mitchell Jordan and Louis Paulin - won all five games and came 1st, retaining trophy won last year.
2nd, and People's Choice Award: Plainmotion (Martin Leith, Jake McComb, Joel Robertson, Connor Rust, Ethan Taylor).
3rd: Reach for Reason (Craig Thomas, Adam Bull, Conrard Watt, Cody Kivell).
Best Song: Choking Hazard (Matt Glynn, Danyon Lythgow).
K H Spear Memorial Singing Competition (New Plymouth Operatic Society):
Musicality Award: Aashan Khatri.
New Zealand Secondary Schools' (Taranaki Region) Chamber Music Competition:
Best chamber music group: 'Shaken Not Stirred" (incl. Adrian Robb, violin, and Alan Ansell, piano).
Highly commended: 'Telemann Trio' (incl. James Park, violin, and Thomas Lawley, flute).
'Take Four' (incl. James Buckland, Adrian Robb, and Richard Gottleib, saxophones.)
Adjudicator's Award: NPBHS Brass Quartet (incl. Curt Evans, trombone, Isaac Roche, trombone, Sam Evans, trumpet, and Andrew Boot, trumpet.)
Best Performance of a NZ Composition: 'David's Dudes' (incl. Izzmel Raziff, violin.)
New Plymouth Operatic Society's production of "Hairspray":
Dancers: Hamish Phillips, Zane Coleman, and Whatu Ngati Tangirua.
Singer: Fergus Thomson.
Lighting crew: Sean Rhynd.
WITT Hospitality Competition:
City & Guilds team Challenge: Joseph Franklin, Takarangi Henderson, Dannie Morgan and Connor Gray - silver medals.
Verkerks Breakfast: Luke Etheridge, Hamish Dunn and Alex Gower-Stills - merit.
NZ King Salmon: Jesse Grayling - merit.
Pasta d'Or Pasta: Bradley Nickel-Lashford and Joseph Franklin - merit.
Hillsdene Junior Football Tournament:
Junior Football Team: beat Gisborne BHS in the semi-finals 3-0, but lost to Hamilton BHS 3-0 in the final.
Gymnastics - Argos Gymnastics Competition:
Jakub Mischewski - 1st in parallel bars, 3rd in vault, 4th overall.
Zak Hudson - 3rd in floor, 3rd in pommel horse, 6th overall.
Tegan Bunyan - 3rd in rings, 7th overall.
New Zealand Secondary Schools' Cross Country Championships, Christchurch:
Under 16 team (Angus White, Matt Chadwick, Drew Farnsworth, Alex Sturmer, Riley Rigden and Isaac Hardie-Boys) came 2nd.
Angus White 2nd.
Taranaki Secondary Schools' Squash Championships:
Division 1: Mitchell Wilson, 2nd.
Division 2: Reuben Gray , 2nd.
Division 3: Cam Jackson, 1st.
Division 4: Cam Blencowe, 2nd.
Super 8 Cultural Festival:
Oratory: senior 1st Jake McComb
junior 3rd Jerome McSweeney-Novak
Debating: junior 3rd Aiden Smith, Finn Greig, and Josh McCormack
Music (Solo): senior 3rd Adrian Robb
Art: senior 3rd Cory Murray
junior 2nd Logan Burns
Exchange with San Nicolas de Myra, Santiago, Chile
The following hosted visiting students: Jamie Houghton, Matt Currill, Jack Powell, Robbie and Ben Foulkes, Anton Baas, Tony Dediu, Liam Aitchison, Timothy Andrews, James Murphy, Nick Burrell, and Matt Bayly.
Surfing: Kneeboard - Maukino Skelton
Selected to represent NZ at World Championships in Tahiti in July.
NZSS Hillary Challenge - combined NPBHS/NPGHS won 8th title.
William Adlam, Hamish Sturmer, Matt Furze, Tom Spencer and 4 NPGHS students.
Golf - Fletcher Broderick won best gross at TSS Championships.
Junior sprint: Josh Turner 1st
Senior sprint: Max Hardie-Boys 1st, Ethan Tate 2nd, Thomas Lawley 3rd
Junior criterium: Josh Turner 1st
Senior criterium: Max Hardie-Boys 1st, Ethan Tate 2nd, Thomas Lawley 3rd
Teams pursuit: NPBHS 1st
TSS Indoor Bowls:
Fours team 3rd: Maikara Pahau(skip), Adam Busing and Ryan Potroz
Player of the Tournament: Maikara Pahau
Taranaki Surf Lifesaving Awards:
Top Open Male Taranaki Champion: 1st Javon McCallum
Top Under 19 Male Taranaki Champion: 1st Adam Beavis, 2nd= Mitchell Owen and Michael Watts
Top Under 16 Male Taranaki Champion: 1st Talor Owen, 3rd= Javon McCallum and Thomas Cole
Top 13 Year Old Boy (McLean Cup): 1st Daniel Barron, 2nd Brodie Lilley, 3rd Jack Dingle
Top 12 Year Old Boy (John Dent Trophy): 1st Reef Robinson, 2nd Bodie Malley
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