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Cake League Cricket Finished for 2016
by Peter Truter - Friday, 9 December 2016, 3:35 PM

I hope all the Year 10 students had a great week away on camp and enjoy the sleep-in tomorrow morning.  Cake League cricket is finished for this year (last game was on Saturday 3 December).  Thank you to all the players who participated in the term 4 competition especially considering all the disruptions due to weather.

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Year 9 Speech Competition
by Ella Mitchell - Friday, 9 December 2016, 12:01 PM

Year 9 Speech Competition

Congratulations to the following students for placing in the top three in the Year 9 Speech Competition that took place this morning. 

1st Place - Piripi Pinfold-Whanga 
2nd Place - Paul Kaiser
3rd Place - Lisale Talamaivao

Well done to all other students who entered the Year 9 Speech Competition for their efforts and for having a go. 

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Bring Your Own Laptop (Year 10-13)
by Ella Mitchell - Thursday, 8 December 2016, 4:56 PM

Bring Your Own Laptop (Year 10-13)

Parents seeking information on our Bring Your Own Laptop policy for Year 10-13 students, please click here. 

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Matene Ruawai
by Ella Mitchell - Thursday, 8 December 2016, 12:45 PM

Congratulations to Year 13 student Matene Ruawai for being selected in the New Zealand Maori Sevens Invitational Team to play in the World School Sevens Tournament on Saturday 17th December at Sacred Heart College. 

Matene is a fine young man who leads by example and this is fantastic news. Well done Matene. 

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Year 9 German
by Ella Mitchell - Thursday, 8 December 2016, 10:25 AM

Year 9 German used teamwork to create German style gingerbread houses (Lebkuchenhaus) in class today. Gingerbread is a key cultural component of a German Christmas, so  the class was able to have a cultural experience in time for Weihnachten. Sehr gut gemacht Junge.

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Beach Clean Up
by Ella Mitchell - Wednesday, 7 December 2016, 3:36 PM

Today, all Year 9 students were involved in our annual 'Beach Clean Up' at Himatangi and Foxton beaches.

This is the eighth year we have undertaken this community service activity. It is a very positive day for both students and staff and provides our young men with the satisfaction that comes from providing service to others.

Community Service is a key component of the Barrowclough Programme and Barrowclough Award. More information about these programmes can be found on the school website:…/leader…/barrowclough-programme/

Thanks to all of our young men and staff for your efforts today.

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PNBHS Sports & Cultural Prizegiving
by Ella Mitchell - Wednesday, 7 December 2016, 3:27 PM
PNBHS Sports & Cultural Prizegiving

The PNBHS Sports & Cultural Prizegiving will take place in the School Hall at 9:00am on Thursday 15 December 2016.

As there is no room in the School Hall for family and friends, we will be livestreaming this from our Youtube Channel for friends and family who would like to watch. Livestreaming will begin at approximately 9:00am on Thursday 15 December 2016 and will be available for viewing on this link -

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by Ella Mitchell - Wednesday, 7 December 2016, 2:18 PM

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Year 9 Beach Cleanup Details
by Gerard Atkin - Tuesday, 6 December 2016, 4:07 PM

Beach Clean-Up Reminders

Wednesday December 7th

You will be transported to the beach and back by coach bus.

You will leave after assembly and be back at school at approximately 3.00pm and will be released when you return. The actual collection time is from approximately 11.00pm to 1.30pm.

You arrive at school in school uniform

Latex gloves will be provided but if you have a decent part of gardening gloves, please bring them

Hand sanitizer will be provided.

Remember to bring:

Shoes for the beach – either your school shoes or sports shoes/boots equivalent (no sandals or jandals). You can bring socks as well – you do not have to wear your school socks.

Sun hat

Sunblock (lotion)

Plenty of liquid to drink

Lunch and enough for a snack

Jacket (in case the weather turns for the worse)

Backpack to put it all in

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National Condors Secondary Schools 7’s tournament
by Ella Mitchell - Tuesday, 6 December 2016, 12:03 PM

National Condors Secondary Schools 7’s Tournament 

The National Condors Secondary Schools  7’s tournament was held at Sacred Heart Boys’ College in Auckland. This year the amount of teams competing was increased to 32. We were in placed into Pool B (the pool of death).

DAY 1 

Day 1 consisted of the three pool games.

Game 1 – Tauranga Boys’ College

The boys started their campaign slowly with some poor decision making. This had a critical impact on the outcome going down 21 – 7. Tauranga looked strong and in control but were gifted this win by our boys.

Try - Ethan Helu-Makasini

Conversion – Stu Cruden

Game 2 – Hastings Boys’ High School

Hastings were ranked 2nd after making the final in 2015. They were skilled and dominant. Our boys play improved but we were beaten by a better team. Score – 33 – 0.

Game 3 – Rangitoto College

Rangitoto were a big strong looking team but our boys came to play. This game was a must win to make it through to the Bowl division. The boys showed some real grit and used the width really well to create three great scoring opportunities. Score 21 – 0.

Tries – Matene Ruawai, Stu Cruden, Tyler Laubscher

Conversions – Stu Cruden x 3

DAY 2 

Day 2 involved the play-off games with every game a must win.

Game 1 (QF) – Aorere College

Recently making the co-ed top four, we knew Aorere were big, skilled and dangerous. They enjoyed and looked for the contact. However, after five minutes they started to fade given the hot conditions and then Stu opened the scoreboard with a nice try. Our boys continued on to win 28 -19.

Tries – Stu Cruden, Matene Ruawai, Ethsn Helu-Makssini, Sam Stewart.

Conversions – Stu Cruden x 4

Game 2 (SF) – De La Salle College

De La Salle were the biggest team we faced. One minute into the game one of their big men opened the scoreboard with a barnstorming run right up the middle. This looked ominous. However, they then received a yellow card. We regrouped and were able to stay in touch through some sound defence by Korie Winters and Stu who then went on the attack resulting in a try from Korie. De La Salle scored again before half time (12 – 7).  The second half was frantic and memorable for all the wrong reasons. Three yellow cards were given out. Two to De La Salle for head high tackles and one to Sila Sinamoni for a late tackle on them. The boys hung tough but were exhausted. Final score 21 – 19.

Tries – Korie Winters, Stu Cruden, Tyler Laubscher

Conversions – Stu Cruden x 3

Game 3 (Bowl Final) – Mt Roskill Grammar

Played on the No. 1 field on Sky Television, Te Ariki Te Puni opened the scoring by keeping several defenders at bay with a powerful fend and strong leg drive. This gave the boys confidence and they started to grow another leg. Three more tries were scored in the first half with Kori dotting down twice. Half time score 24 – 5. In the second half we played with composure and managed to starve Mt Roskill of possession. Scoring another three tries, the final score was 39 -5 and gave us the title of 2016 National Condors Bowl winners.

Tries – Te Ariki, Korie x 2, Ethan, Stu, Tyler, Sila

Conversions – Stu Cruden x2

Apart from the last game, Stu had an outstanding weekend with ‘the boot’.

Thanks and a special mention must go to Matene Ruawai and Te Ariki Te Puni who have worked tirelessly for PNBHS 7’s – they have remained loyal and kept intact the mana of our school.