Palmerston North Boys’ High School Sports Exchange

Wednesday 5th August 2020 Mark this date in your diary, and come along and support our teams in this year's ONLY MID-WEEK HOME sports exchange of the year!** Don't miss the highlight of the day (1.45pm) - the World Famous WHOLE SCHOOL HAKA ON THE TERRACES **See you all there!

Student Spotlights for 2020

Check out this year's students who has gained recognition for their sport/cultural/academia achievements in 2020.

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: 2021 Course selection information for Year 11-12: 1.50pm -…

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…

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

2020 Super 8 Events Schedule

The confirmed 2020 Super 8 Events Schedule is available here.

Newsletter June 2020

In this issue: Preventing COVID-19, SCP, Academic Programme, Super 8 Events, School Ball, From the Archives, and more…

COVID-19 Level 1 Health and Safety Plan

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

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.

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

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

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

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 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…