In remembrance of Mr T T Ryder

The schools seventh Headmaster Mr T T Ryder

Term 3 Holiday dates

The school will be closed for the Term 3 holidays from 3.20pm Friday, 28 September until Sunday, 14 October. School resumes Monday, 15 October.    

2019 School Terms and Holidays

2019 school terms and holidays    

Secondary Tertiary Pathways (STP) – 2019

Year 12 and Year 13 Students For all boys interested in Trades Academy / 3 + 2 / Build a Bach at WITT next year - there will be a meeting on Wednesday 19th September.  Please come and register your names with Linda in the Gateway/Guidance office. For more information, check out the Secondary Tertiary Pathways Brochure.

Leavers Gear

Year 13 students - check out Leavers Gear 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 3 September 2018 Newsletter: Headmasters Newsletter

Start of 2018

The important dates for the start of 2018:

2018 Stationery List

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:    

Graham Mourie – Alumni Meriti

On Monday 22nd we held a special assembly to induct Graham Mourie to our Alumni Meriti. The Headmasters Induction Speech  

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....      

2018 Curriculum Outline

2018 Curriculum Outline.indd

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: