Art Work of the Week
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.
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.
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
• 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)
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.
Congratulations to all young men who have been nominated for the Manawatu Secondary School Sports Awards. PNBHS nominees include:
Major Sport Finalists
Usaia Teu Fonongaloa
Emerging Sport Finalists
Official of the Year Finalists
Team of the Year
PNBHS under 19 Triathlon Team
PNBHS Karting Team
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.
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.