Parents Interviews and Process for Course Selection for 2021

In 2020 we have reviewed our course selection process and parent interviews. We have made a number of changes to the way we have done things in the past. The changes and timeline are outlined below.  Tuesday 4 August: The boys have been issued with the 2021 Course selection booklet. Please ask your son to see the book and take the time to discuss the subjects he may want to study in 2021. A copy is also available on our website. Wednesday 12 August: POSTPONED 2021 Course selection information for Year 11-12: 1.50pm…Read more

Old Boys Reunion – 1st August – Tauranga

Calling all New Plymouth Boys' High School Old Boys - young and old - based in Tauranga! You are cordially invited to come along after the TBC rugby exchange to meet the Headmaster, Mr Sam Moore, and catch up with fellow Old Boys. Venue: Worlds End Bar and RestaurantLocation: 227-229 Fraser Cove, TaurangaTime: 2.00pmDate: Saturday 1st August No cover charge. Nibbles provided. You can register by clicking 'Going' on the event itself and we look forward to seeing you there! Check out our Online Shop for your supporter's gear, book order or special…Read more

FDMC Exchange

Old Boys, and friends of the school, are invited to attend the annual college fixture between New Plymouth Boys’ High School and Francis Douglas Memorial College on Tuesday, 21 July at FDMC. 1st XI Football - Football #1 Field @ 11.45am1st V Basketball - Gymnasium @ 12.30pm1st XV Rugby - Rugby #1 Field @ 12noon Please go along and support our boys! To watch live stream, go to or more

2020 Huia Rōpū Photos

You can order 2020 Huia Rōpū photos through our NPBHS Online Shop. The website is easy to use, click on this link and select the Huia Rōpū photo you would like to purchase. Final date for photo orders is Thursday 2nd July. Photos will be distributed during huia time at the start of term 3. Cost of photo: $13.50 The current year's Huia Ropu photo, with the names of the students underneath. Laminated photo from Roger French Photographers. Size 255mm wide x 203mm high.Read more

Rainbow Youth Club

Rainbow Youth Club meets every Tuesday during term time at 1.30 pm - Travellers Room (3rd floor by staff room). New Plymouth Boys' High School's Rainbow Youth Club is a group providing support, education and a safe place for anyone with a genuine interest in learning about sexual diversity. For more information contact Guidance or email more

2020 Boarding Open Days

Due to Alert Level 2 restrictions, NPBHS is hosting two Boarding Open Days on Friday, 5th June and Monday, 8th June. The intention is to have those located south of the school on Friday, 5th June and those located north of the school Monday, 8th June. If the date does not suit, you may select the other Open Day option. Both Boarding Open Days commences with morning tea at 9.45am for 10.00am start, and will conclude in the early afternoon. To RSVP, please click here - google formRead more

2020 WITT Taranaki Science & Technology Fair

The 2020 WITT Taranaki Science and Technology Fair will be run in a different format this year. Due to COVID-19 restrictions and been unable to hold an actual public fair we are going DIGITAL. All entries will be sent via a Google Entry Form not paper. The four entries the students can enter in this year are as follows: Advertising Posters: Tiaki Te Moana (caring for the ocean)Journalism: "What is the best sustainable energy option for transport in Taranaki?"Photography Theme: SymmetryObservational Drawing: Symbiosis ENTRY FORM The link for the Google Entry form is here STUDENT INFORMATION…Read more

Postponement of Boarding Open Day

Due to the current Covid-19 virus situation, we have decided to postpone the Boarding Open Day on Monday, 23 March until Term 2.  Further information will be sent out at a later date. We would like to encourage you to take the opportunity of a personalised tour of the boarding facilities and school.   If you would like to arrange a visit please contact the Headmaster's PA at It is our intention to confirm places for Year 9 - 2021, by Queens Birthday Weekend (1 June). Regards Sam MooreHeadmaster Kayne DunlopDirector of BoardingRead more

2020 Winter Sports Pre-Registration

Kia ora whānau NPBHS pride themselves on offering a range of sports to our young men.This year we are asking families to pre-register their son/s and pay on-line for the four major winter sports. Please fill out the below forms with your son if he would like to play one of the sports below. Please click on the link/s below if your son has expressed interest in playing one or more of these sports and follow the registration instructions. NB: PLEASE BE AWARE THAT YOUR SON WILL NOT BE PUT IN A TEAM…Read more

New Parent Orientation Afternoon

This is an opportunity for day school parents who are new to the school to attend an afternoon at the school to meet the Headmaster and their son’s Huia Rōpū teacher. We will have staff involved in the school’s extra-curricular programme available for parents and students to talk to. The orientation is an opportunity for parents and students to ask staff questions after their son’s first month at NPBHS. Programme 2.45pm - School concludes (shortened lunchtime)3.00pm-3.30pm - Displays of extracurricular activities in Ryder Hall3.30pm - Speeches in Ryder Hall3.50pm - Boys escort parents…Read more

2020 Swimming Sports Day

Swimming Sports Day is Friday, 21st February 2020 at McIntyre Pool, NPBHS. Students are able to participate in competitive and non-competitive events.8.40am - students report to Huia class for roll call.Please bring your togs and earn some house points! Come to school in uniform with swimming gear. All the best to everyone involved.Read more

2019 Top Scholars

2019 Scholarship results were released last week and it is our pleasure to congratulate our top achievers. Scholarship is the highest New Zealand academic qualification for secondary school students.Read more