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1st XI Hockey
by Ella Mitchell - Tuesday, 23 July 2019, 4:17 PM


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by Ella Mitchell - Tuesday, 23 July 2019, 3:37 PM

Congratulations to Gateway students Clay O'Donnell (left), Campbell Martin (centre) and Christian Budden (right) who have all left PNBHS this week to enter employment.

Clay O'Donnell is starting work with GHD in Palmerston North as a trainee draftsman working in the water, civil and structural sectors.

Campbell Martin has successfully gained employment with Gunther Electrical Ltd in Levin as an electrical apprentice.

Similarly, Christian Budden has also successfully gained an apprenticeship however, in this instance, in the automotive industry with Robertson Holden in Palmerston North.

A presentation for those students interested in Gateway in 2020 will be held in the next few weeks. Please see the Gateway noticeboard and keep your ears open when the notices are read out for the date, time and location. 

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Prem A
by Ella Mitchell - Tuesday, 23 July 2019, 3:34 PM


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Wellington College Exchange
by Ella Mitchell - Tuesday, 23 July 2019, 3:28 PM




Team                          Time               Venue                        Staff

1st XI Football                12.15 pm          School - Artificial Turf    Mr Dawson, Mr Forbes, Mr Liddicoat


2nd XI Football               10.15 am          School - Artificial Turf    Mr Hodge


Junior XI Football          10.15 am          School No.3 – grass      Mr Docherty

Football teams change in the Old Boys Centre


1ST Hockey                   12.15 pm          National Hockey Stadium       Mr M. Davidson,  Mr Richards


Under 15 Hockey          10.45 am          National Hockey Stadium       Mr Kensington, Ms Taylor


Premier A Basketball     12.00 noon       Sports Centre                        Mr Pinder, Mr McTamney


Junior A Basketball       10.30 am          Sports Centre                        Mr Lambert, Mr McQueen-Davies 

Basketball teams change in the Upper Changing Room


Colts Rugby                  12.00 noon       School, No 1                      Mr Meehan, Mr Braddock, Mr D Cameron

Change in the Upper Pavilion


Senior Debating            11.30 am          tbc                                Mr Ensing


Junior Debating             10.00 am          tbc                                Mr Ducre


Afternoon Tea at 2.30pm in the Brierley Theatre            


NB - Hockey Jr travel in van & car – returning early for night game  

BUS 1    - Leaves 7.00am, to Wellington College                                                    

  • Basketball Jr
  • Football 2nd XI
  • Football Jr
  • Debating Jr


BUS 2 -  Leaves 8.00am, to Wellington College first then to the Hockey Turf              

  • Basketball Premier A             
  • Hockey 1st XI              


BUS 3  -  Leaves 8.00am to Wellington College

  • Football 1st XI
  • Colts XV
  • Debating Snr


  • The transport costs for this trip are kindly sponsored by Pub Charity
  • School dress uniform for first teams and normal school uniform for the other students
  • ETA back at PNBHS is 6.00pm

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Archery Success
by Gerard Atkin - Tuesday, 23 July 2019, 1:21 PM

Congratulations to Chisora Hada who competed as part of the New Zealand Trans-Tasman Archery Team during the holidays.

Chisora competed in four matches winning Gold in the ranking round, Silver in the two-person teams match play and Bronze in the three-person mixed team match play.

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Liam Frost - NZ Selection
by Gerard Atkin - Monday, 22 July 2019, 8:30 PM

Congratulation to Liam Frost who has been selected for the New Zealand U21 Canoe Polo team to tour Ireland and Belgium from 25th July to the 14th August 2019.  He joins an elite group of Old Boys who have also represented New Zealand in Canoe Polo.

Current Students:

Liam Frost (U18 B, U21 Development team)

Damon Dickons (U18 B)

Jakob Parry (U18 B)


Old Boys:

Jason Dalziell (Senior Men- Paddle Blacks)

Nevan Hadley (Senior Men- Paddle Blacks)

Patrick Bould (NZ U21 A)

Josh Vivian (NZ U21 A)

Harry Dickons (NZ U21 B)

Bede Skinner-Vennell (NZ U21 B)

Wade Bennett (vice captain NZ U18 A)

 Sam Hapeta (Senior Men- Paddle Blacks  and NZ U18M coach)

Callum Wilde (NZ U18M assistant coach)

James Mitchell (Senior Men- Paddle Blacks)

Cole Hawkins (Senior Men- Paddle Blacks)

Donovan Lewis (NZ U18)

Nic Jolly (NZ U18)

AlexNieuwenhuis (NZ U21)

Jake Devlin ((NZ U18)

Matt Sawyer (NZ U18B)

Tom Whale (NZ U18A)

Aaron Crabb (NZ U21)

Ollie Maassen (NZ U21)

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1st XV v Kings College Match Report
by Ella Mitchell - Monday, 22 July 2019, 4:55 PM

1st XV v Kings College Match Report

The 1st XV came back off the midseason break to host Kings College from Auckland. Currently second in the Auckland 1A comp and boasting a number of Blues U18 players, the home side knew it was going to be an extremely tough encounter.

The game started positively with the forwards showing yet again that their strong running game in the close channels troubles any side and the good front foot ball was utilised well by the backs. The defence was equally as combative and we were first to score a try after stringing multiple phases together in the oppositions 22. Defensive pressure resulted in a second try shortly thereafter and after 20 minutes we were up 14-0 and it was game on. We released the pressure a little with a dropping in intensity and the very good Kings side made us pay with two tries before more “in your face” defence extended the lead again to 19-12 at the half.

The message at the half was around ensuring we minimised our mistakes while maintaining our intensity defensively.
The second half showed an increase in intent from Kings as they rolled on some handy subs and they soon levelled the score at 19 apiece. It was very much tit for tat for the next stanza as both sides had opportunities to take the lead. Territory was on our side but the dangerous counter attack game and their waves started to get the best of us and they were finishing strongly. We were reduced to 14 men and they scored the go ahead try. Once restored to the full complement we had a period of play where we could level the score but were guilty of poor execution of individual skills and were unable to convert. Kings scored a last minute try and extended the lead out to 31-19 on the final whistle.

In the final wash up we were happy with our intent and our physicality. However this was definitely an opportunity lost to beat one of the top Auckland schools. We had enough chances but just lacked the killer mindset to nail the skills required.

Tries: Soane Fakahau; Tavita Henare-Schuster x 2
Con: Curtis Heaphy x 2

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by Ella Mitchell - Sunday, 21 July 2019, 10:48 PM


Enrolments for Year 9 2020 students will be accepted from 8:00am, Monday 22 July until 4:30pm Monday 2 September 2019. All enrolment forms and information booklets can be downloaded from our website or collected from the School Main Office.

Download Year 9 2020 Sports Development Programme Information Booklet -

- Please supply proof of age - copy of Birth Certificate or Passport. If not born in New Zealand, a copy of student's Passport and Visa is also required,
showing current residency status.
- If living in the Zone, please provide proof of address (recent Electricity Account or Rates Statement).
- Students who have been accepted into College House in 2020, need not enrol through this process.
- Please phone the school office tor assistance with any queries - 06 354 5176

Please meet in the School's Speirs Centre before one of the following times:
9.45am - Day Session
5.30pm and 7.00 pm - Evening Sessions

Enrolments now open for 2020
Hostel Tours - Thursday 1 August at 11.30am and 4.30pm
Enquiries to Mr Matt Davidson

For all other information, please visit our website -

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College House
by Ella Mitchell - Monday, 15 July 2019, 11:08 AM

An insight into life at College House 

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by Ella Mitchell - Wednesday, 10 July 2019, 10:07 AM



Year 9 2020 Information

Click on the link to download our Year 9 2020 Information Booklet -

Year 9 2020 Enrolment Booklet

Click on the link to download our Year 9 2020 Enrolment Booklet -

Year 9 2020 Sports Development Programme Information Booklet

Click on the link to download our Year 9 2020 Sports Development Programme Information Booklet -


Applications for Year 9 2020 Enrolments will be received from 8:00am on Monday 22 July 2019. Enrolment forms can be downloaded from the PNBHS Website (these forms will be fillable PDF's - aka. you can type into them) or collected from the School Main Office from 8:00am Monday 22 July 2019, or at the School’s Open Day on Thursday 1 August.


Monday 22 July 2019

Applications for Year 9 2020 Enrolments will be received from 8:00am on Monday 22 July 2019. Enrolment forms can be downloaded from the PNBHS Website or collected from the School Main Office from 8:00am Monday 22 July 2019, or at the School’s Open Day on Thursday 1 August.

Thursday 1 August 2019


Meet at the Speirs Centre at:

  • Day Session – 9:45am
  • Evening Sessions – 5:30pm and 7:00pm

College House Hostel Tour Times – 11:30am and 4:30pm

Monday 2 September 2019

2020 Enrolment applications close at 4:30pm

Tuesday 10 September 2019

Acceptance letters mailed

Tuesday 17 September 2019

Final date for parents to accept or decline an offer of enrolment.

Tuesday 15 – Thursday 17 October 2019

Entrance Testing at PNBHS for students entering Year 9 in 2020.

The dates for these will be advised if your son is accepted.

Thursday 24 October 2019

New Entrants’ Information Evening

A meeting will be held in the Main Hall at 7:00pm for 2020 Year 9 students and their parents. It is essential for all to attend this meeting where a general introduction will be given to the school and its approach to education. There will also be an opportunity for parents to discuss any concerns with staff.

Thursday 14 November 2019

Sports Development Trials - Rugby and Football 

9:00am - 2:30pm

Friday 15 November 2019

Sports Development Trials - Basketball, Cricket and Hockey 

9:00am - 2:30pm


Both In Zone and Out of Zone Year 9 Enrolments for 2020 will open on Monday 22 July at 8:00am.

For Year 9 enrolments, please follow the process below:

  1. Collect Enrolment Form from the Main Office at Palmerston North Boys’ High School.
  2. Attend Open Day
  3. Return completed Enrolment Form and requisite documentation to the Main Office
  4. Accept Offer of Place (if admitted)
  5. Attend New Entrants’ Information Evening
  6. Entrance Testing (Literacy, Numeracy and Reasoning) for accepted students