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Art Work of the Week
by Ella Mitchell - Friday, 20 October 2017, 12:37 PM

Art Work of the Week 

Caleb Platt

Level 3 Photography

Caleb's theme for photography this year looks at loss of identity for the individual, who they are and where they belong. The absence of the face and still life stands relate to disconnection and forgetting who we are in society. 

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Noel Leeming
by Ella Mitchell - Friday, 20 October 2017, 12:16 PM

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Kiwi Club Canoe Polo U15 Tournament
by Ella Mitchell - Wednesday, 18 October 2017, 2:02 PM


Kiwi Club U15 Tournament, 14 October 2017, Palmerston North

Over the weekend, two teams from PNBHS competed against other schools and provinces in an U15 Canoe Polo Competition. Team Black was the existing Junior National Team that competed at the start of the year and Team White was a composite team made up from Teams 3-6.

For Team White it was a baptism of fire as it was, for most of them, their first major tournament. Even though they were defeated in several of their games, their confidence and ability on the water grew with each game. Their last game was their best of the whole weekend and resulted in a well-deserved win against a spirited Hawkes Bay side to finish 5th in the tournament.

For Team Black, there was an expectation of them placing well, but they were going to be up against some unfamiliar teams. The team managed to keep themselves out of trouble and win all of their round robin games to progress through to the finals against St Peter's. Things looked grim when St Peter's took an early 3 nil lead, simply due to uncontested turnovers. Team Black eventually got themselves together and edged out the winners over St Peter's to take the tournament win.

Well done to both teams for their game attitude and presenting the school in a good light and thanks to the parents on the day supporting their sons.

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Blue Avenue Perform at Assembly
by Gerard Atkin - Tuesday, 17 October 2017, 2:13 PM

A highlight of the Head Prefect's assembly today was a very accomplished performance from jazz combo 'Blue Avenue', featuring William Leong (drums), Cameron Giddens (bass), Connor O'Leary (saxophone), Chase Field (saxophone) and PNBHS Music teacher, Mr Paul Dredge. 

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John Parsons Cybersafety Presentation
by Gerard Atkin - Monday, 16 October 2017, 4:29 PM

Are you a parent/guardian concerned about how your child uses the internet or mobile phone?

A FREE seminar will be presented by NZ Internet Security Expert John Parsons. Cybercrime is a very real issue facing families in NZ, but there are easy practical steps to help prevent it. Social Socks Charitable Trust and the MidCentral Public Health Service invites you to a presentation on the issues and dangers associated with the inappropriate use of computers, mobile phones and the internet.

• Online grooming
• Sexting
• Damaged reputations
• Cyber bullying
• Reputation management
• Learning to repel & report
• Future proofing for employment

Venue: The Globe Theatre
Date: Thursday 26th October 2017
Time: 7.30pm – 9pm (tea and coffee available from 7pm)

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Mau Rākau Grading
by Gerard Atkin - Monday, 16 October 2017, 1:22 PM

A small contingent from Palmerston North Boys’ High School were part of the 91 people who participated in the annual mau rākau grading held in Porirua last weekend. The boys were put to the test and after 3 hours of intense assessment, Xavier Bowe, Chase Maniapoto and Mason Gerrard gained their level 1.  Congratulations to them.

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Manawatu Secondary Schools Sports Awards
by Gerard Atkin - Monday, 16 October 2017, 12:31 PM

Congratulations to all young men who have been nominated for the Manawatu Secondary School Sports Awards.  PNBHS nominees include:

Major Sport Finalists

Benjamin Wall

Bradyn Popow

Wei Lim

Callum McRae

Kaeya Waru-Parakuka

Alex Jenkins

Max Edwards

Ben O’Connor

Jack Harris

Dylan Simpson

Madi Hartley-Brown

Angus Claasen

Michael Richmond

Luke Scott

Jaeden Shaw

Greg Shaw

Matt Peel

Tom Tremaine

Tristan Vignes

Jacob Cranston

Zac Jillings

Adam Francis

Max Taylor

Sam Bentham

Druhan Stephens

Usaia Teu Fonongaloa

James Stratton

Shaun Jeffery

Lachie McNair

Harry Kinghorn

Liam Bassick

Corbin Faint

Xavier Hill

Ryan Cutler

Jae Lee

Alex Petrovich

Carson Hepi

Adam Martin

Joseph Mafi

Cam Pomana

Harrison Richards

Jack Scrimshaw

Emerging Sport Finalists

Alec Pedersen

Official of the Year Finalists

James Borrell

Caleb Hansen

Leejean Engu

Team of the Year

PNBHS under 19 Triathlon Team

PNBHS Karting Team

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Joe Inman Selected in NZSS Brass Band
by Gerard Atkin - Monday, 16 October 2017, 12:14 PM

Congratulations to Joe Inman, who has been selected in the New Zealand Secondary Schools Brass Band. Selection into this elite group is a fantastic achievement, even more so considering that Joe is in Year 9.

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Jaeden Shaw Selected for New Zealand
by Gerard Atkin - Monday, 16 October 2017, 10:18 AM

Congratulations to year 12 student Jaeden Shaw, who has been selected in the New Zealand under 19 Football team to tour the United States of America in April, 2018.

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September Newsletter 2017
by Ella Mitchell - Monday, 2 October 2017, 11:54 AM