2019 Athletic Prelims Information

ATHLETIC PRELIMS - Register for the School Prelims by filling in this form once. To be considered for Championship Winner at finals day, you will need 4 field events and 2 track events. Or vice versa, 4 track and 2 field events.  For Prelims Registration please click here...

New Headmaster – Mr Sam Moore

The New Plymouth Boys' High School Board of Trustees is pleased to announce the appointment of the current Deputy Headmaster, Mr Sam Moore, as the school's 11th Headmaster. Mr Moore will begin his new responsibilities in Term 2. We wish him all the best in his new position.   About Mr Moore Sam Moore is an Old Boy of St Patrick's College, Silverstream so has an excellent understanding of traditional boys' Schools. He has a Diploma in Teaching and a Graduate Diploma in Technology. Sam is an experienced and accomplished Hostel Manager. In…

New students Years 10 – 13 to our school

NEW STUDENTS YEARS 10 - 13 TO OUR SCHOOL - Monday, 4 February 2019 New students Years 10 - 13, please meet on the top field (the first entrance on the left travelling up the hill) at 8:40 am. You will be welcomed with a  pōwhiri into Pridham Hall. Parents who want to be formally welcomed as part of the pōwhiri, are welcome to stay. At the conclusion of the pōwhiri. Mr Russell will meet all the new Year 10 - Year 13 students. He will give an orientation which will conclude at…

2019 Stationery List

Year 9 Stationery List Year 10 Stationery List Year 11 Stationery List Year 12 Stationery List Year 13 Stationery List  

Retiring Staff 2018

We farewell the following staff at the end of Term 4. All the best for your retirements!   Mr John Tullett John stands at his classroom window looking into the distance. The sky is blue and punctuated by white puffy clouds. We soon learn that these clouds have magical powers, enough power to lift a glider high into the sky and this is what John is standing there contemplating. How high and far could the thermals lift his glider today. John’s knowledge and understanding of the world around him is one of wonder…

2019 School Terms and Holidays

2019 school terms and holidays    

2019 Start of the Year Arrangements

For information about the start of the year, please click here.      

Student Leaders in 2018:

The 2018 Head Boy and House Leaders: NPBHS Leaders 2018:

Important Notice

Update: 21/02/18 2:26pm NPBHS is closed today. We are expecting further advice from the Ministry of Education tonight. We will let you know as soon as we know their position on our water quality and supply. While we have sent hostel students home for the weekend there is a possibility that the day school may be open on Thursday and/or Friday. We hope to confirm this one way or another later tonight.

Headmasters Newsletter:

Term 4 December 2018 Newsletter: Headmasters Newsletter   Term 3 September 2018 Newsletter: Headmasters Newsletter

Start of 2018

The important dates for the start of 2018:

Mike King Community talk

Come and join Mike King at...

Senior Prize-Giving 2018 Headmasters Speech

Tīhei mauri ora, he mihi ki te runga rawa He mihi ki Taranaki te maunga Te whare e tū ake nei, tēnā koe Te marae kei waho rā, tēnā koe Ki a koutou rā te kanohi ora, te iwi o Te Atiawa nui tonu

Awards Dinner – Headmaster Address

Kāore te kumara e kōrero mō tōna ake reka The sweet potato doesn’t need to say how sweet he is. I thought this whakatauki was an appropriate way to introduce my topic tonight....

Sir Richard Faull – Alumni Meriti

This is the second of our incredible Old Boys we are inducting into the prestigious Alumni Meriti (distinguished old boys) group, this term.  Sir Richard Faull, we welcome you to your school.  We honour you today in front of your school, family, and friends....          

(HPV) – Free Vaccine

This notice is to inform you that this vaccine is now available free from your GP For more information:  www.health.govt.nz/hpv    

Graham Mourie – Alumni Meriti

On Monday 22nd we held a special assembly to induct Graham Mourie to our Alumni Meriti. The Headmasters Induction Speech   https://www.facebook.com/NPBHSchool/posts/1621033331263461  

Sir John Graham

New Plymouth Boys' High School and the New Plymouth Boys' High School Old Boys' Association extends its condolences to Shiela Lady Graham and the extended Graham family, as Sir John passed away peacefully late Wednesday evening.

Mumps Notification

Currently, reported cases of Mumps are on the rise, affecting various regions within the North Island and New Zealand. Forty-eight cases of Mumps were diagnosed in June 2017, with more under investigation and mostly affecting people in the 15-19 year age-range.....  

Headmasters Assembly Speech July 2017 – Caring

I have been thinking about this topic for some time boys....      

Hastings Boys’ fixture on 8 July

1st XV at 12.oo noon, 2nd XV at 10.30am

Weekly Summary Week 8 2017

Weekly Summary Week 6 2017

Practice Emergency Evacuation:

The school on Friday 30th June, successfully trialled a lock down and evacuation procedure under the supervision of an independent consultant. Emergency Procedure  

NPBHS vs Gisborne Boys’

Saturday 1 July.


Performing Arts Showcase - Wednesday 28th June 6pm and 8pm  

Term Dates 2018:

Year 9's and Group Leaders start school on Wednesday 7 February, all other students start on Thursday 8 February.

Weekly Summary Week 7. Term 2. 2017

Weekly Summary Week 7. Term 2. 2017...

Talent and Toughness

Check out this awesome film from Jack Boon of the 2017 Hillary Challenge Team preparation.        

Hamilton Boys’ Fixture:

The annual sports exchange with Hamilton Boys' will be held in Hamilton on Thursday 8 June. Click for details: