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Level 3 Biology
by Ella Mitchell - Friday, 26 August 2016, 2:41 PM

Level 3 Biology

On Thursday 25 August the senior biology classes went to the Wellington Zoo to assist their understanding of ecology and evolution. The adaptations shown by the animals, particularly the features of the primates, will help prepare them for the examinations.


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Senior Study Skills
by Ella Mitchell - Friday, 26 August 2016, 12:11 PM


With two weeks to go until senior exams, a group of students have spent the last 2 evenings learning about improving their study skills with Mr Stuart Wright.

Some of the key messages:

  • Don't skip meals
  • Get plenty of sleep
  • Revisit study notes several times to cement the content into your brain
  • Study in 35 minute sessions
  • Take in some fresh air between each session


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Level 1 Geography
by Ella Mitchell - Thursday, 25 August 2016, 2:36 PM

Level 1 Geography

On Wednesday 10LK and 10FL were on field trip to Napier to consolidate their learning and understanding for the external Achievement Standard - Natural Events - Earthquakes.

The boys enjoyed the day out, not only for the enhanced learning experiences on physical and cultural changes to Napier, but also the variety of eateries available during the lunch period.

The photo shows the Memorial built for the 1931 earthquake casualties buried in the Park Island Cemetery.


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Winter Tournament Week
by Ella Mitchell - Thursday, 25 August 2016, 12:02 PM

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Royal New Zealand Navy 75th Anniversary
by Gerard Atkin - Thursday, 25 August 2016, 10:56 AM

This year the Royal New Zealand Navy are celebrating their 75th Anniversary with a range of events throughout the country.

The anniversary celebration was launched with a Garden party at Government House on the 8th February and will finish with an international Navy review in Auckland 17th to 22nd November and a memorial service at the national War memorial in Wellington on 19th December.

One of the national events is a live theatre tour featuring Mark Hadlow, a Lieutenant Commander in the Naval Reserve. The programme will include a children’s pantomime for local schools and an evening performance “The Complete history of the Royal New Zealand Navy, Abridged”.

Come along and enjoy the comedic talents of Mark Hadlow and Greg Cooper and take a look back at the navy over the last 75 years.

This is a fundraiser for PNBHS and any proceeds made from door sales will go back to the school.

The Speirs Centre, 7pm

Thursday 1st September, Friday 2nd September and Saturday 3rd September

Tickets are $12 and can be purchased from Ticket Direct, Regent on Broadway.


Siemans Navy Players Tour Presents:


The theatrical and comedic talents of Gregory Cooper and Mark Hadlow, who together devised the uproariously funny MAMIL (Middle Aged Men in Lycra), have been at work again. Who else could be charged with bringing to life The Complete History of the Royal New Zealand navy, who else would dare.

This fast paced naval romp through the decades was penned by Cooper who also performs in the show and is directed by Hadlow. Both exercise respect and sensitivity when called for but indulge their madcap humour at every opportunity.

From the arrival of Captain Cook in 1769 through to protecting trades routes against piracy around the Horn of Africa in 2015, The Complete History of the Royal New Zealand Navy navigates its way around the world’s oceans through song, satire and silliness. Don’t expect a history lesson but don’t be surprised if you  learn something.

On a national tour, the show is part of Operation Neptune 75th Anniversary of the RNZN.

The festival is delighted to bring this rollicking performance to The Speirs Centre, Palmerston North Boys High School and invite you on board. Hold on to your senses it’s going to be one choppy ride.


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Year 13 Drama - Once upon Chunuk Bair
by Dominic King - Thursday, 25 August 2016, 10:55 AM

View pictures of Tuesday night's performance

Year 13 Drama


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Gateway Programme
by Ella Mitchell - Thursday, 25 August 2016, 10:34 AM

There are plenty of career opportunities in the trades.  If you are interested in a career in the trades, the Gateway programme might be a good option for you.  Please contact Mr Pat Johnson or 3545176 ext. 767 for further information.

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Interested in a Career in the Trades?
by Gerard Atkin - Thursday, 25 August 2016, 7:31 AM

Completing an apprenticeship and gaining a trade qualification is a good pathway to employment and a stable career with plenty of options for the future.  Currently there are significant shortages in many trades in New Zealand meaning that there is high demand for apprenticeships.  

The Gateway programme at school provides a direct pathway into an apprenticeship and a trade career - if you are interested in this please see Mr Johnson for further information.

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Senior School Examinations: Friday, September 9 - Friday, September 16
by Gerard Atkin - Wednesday, 24 August 2016, 7:23 AM

Please see below for the examination timetable:


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PNBHS School Ball Photos
by Ella Mitchell - Tuesday, 23 August 2016, 3:42 PM

PNBHS School Ball Photos

The School Ball photos are finally here. Click on the link below to: