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 form

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…

COVID-19 Level 2 Health and Safety Plan

New Plymouth Boys' High School COVID-19 Health and Safety Plan

Online University Meetings

Click here for Online University Meetings for times and dates.

Video Message from your Headmaster

Dated 6 May 2020 https://vimeo.com/415309771

COVID-19 Update

Letter from the Headmaster Mr Sam Moore dated 22 April 2020

2021 Boarding Enrolment

We welcome all boarding enquiries and if you would like to apply go to our Enrolment page or Register Your Interest and we will be in contact with you shortly.

Video Message from your Headmaster

Dated 14 April 2020 https://youtu.be/aesRmJ_VMl8

Guidance Message

Letter from the NPBHS Guidance Team dated 28 March 2020

Strength and Conditioning Programme

Mr Rowson has put together a strength and conditioning programme for use at home.

COVID-19 Update

Letter from the Headmaster Mr Sam Moore dated 23 March 2020

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 dawn.eaton@npbhs.school.nz It is our intention to confirm places for Year 9 - 2021, by Queens Birthday Weekend (1 June). Regards Sam MooreHeadmaster Kayne DunlopDirector of Boarding

School Holidays and Term Dates


2020 Important Dates

Important dates for the year.

2020 Athletics Day Results

Congratulations to SYME for winning the House event and to the Athletes who excelled throughout the day. Special mention of Liam Pavier breaking the Intermediate Shot Put Record.

PPTA Paid Union Meeting

Friday, 13 March - early closure at 1.05pm

2020 Athletics Day Programme

Good luck to all participants!

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…

2020 Swimming Sports Results

Congratulations to all winners, Syme House, and everyone who participated. We look forward to next year! Check out the photos from the day here

Athletics Sports Day

The NPBHS Athletics Day is on Thursday 5 March 2020 at the TET Stadium in Inglewood. NPBHS provides transport to and from TET Stadium. All students meet at school by 8:40am. Programme to follow. Students are to wear their NPBHS PE Uniform or House T-shirt/colours and should protect themselves from the sun with sunscreen and hats. They should also bring plenty of drinking water and food. (Limited food for sale at the stadium.) This is a school-wide event in which all students are expected to attend. Parents are welcome to attend the Athletics…

Athlete Development Programme in 2020

If your son is part of the Athlete Development Programme, there will be an information session at 4.30pm in Ryder Hall on Wednesday, 4 March.

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…

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.

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.

Completed TRIAL Lock Down exercise

The NPBHS TRIAL Lock Down exercise is now finished.

TRIAL Lock Down exercise

NPBHS is currently conducting a TRIAL LOCK DOWN exercise.

PTA Meeting

The next PTA meeting is on Tuesday, 11 February in NPBHS staff room. The NPBHS PTA welcomes all parents and caregivers of NPBHS students to come along to the meeting. This month's meeting: Introduction to the new Senior Leadership Team and top 6 students.

2020 Swimming Sports Prelims Info


World School International Forum – 2020

World School International Forum 2020 in Japan Are you a Yr 12-13 student? Are you interested in learning about other cultures? Would you like to represent our School by attending an International Forum Sunday 17 - 29 September in Japan? This year’s host school will be Kanto International School. NPBHS is the only school in NZ to be invited to attend this annual forum and three students and an accompanying teacher may participate. The approximate cost of the trip will be $4,000, plus any additional spending money. For further information and Expressions of…

Towards 2021-2025 NCEA Change Package

In 2018, the Government undertook a review of NCEA and released the findings in a change package in 2019. These changes will gradually introduced over the next five years with full implementation in 2025. The school will be putting in place an implementation plan during 2020 and it is important that parents and students start to understand the changes ahead. There are seven changes that will be rolled out over the next 5-6 years. NCEA Change Package