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Stage Band
by Gerard Atkin - Thursday, 29 September 2022, 11:10 AM

Good luck to the PNBHS Stage Band who are competing in the Band-It Jazz festival in Wellington on Saturday. Only 10 bands were selected to play at the festival from video auditions submitted earlier in the year. All bands have to play two New Zealand Dave Dobbyn pieces arranged by Rodger Fox and selected from a list provided. The Stage Band have chosen Slice of Heaven and Loyal. They can then play two pieces of their own choice, which will be Worksong and The Way You Look Tonight.

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Term 3 2022
by Gerard Atkin - Thursday, 29 September 2022, 7:33 AM

Check out some of the highlights from a very busy school term.

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Year 9 Reading Challenge
by Gerard Atkin - Thursday, 29 September 2022, 7:21 AM

The Year 9 Reading Challenge Encourages and Rewards Young Men for Reading.
It's NOT too late to sign up for 2022!  As young men finish each book during the year, they should talk to their English teacher or one of the librarians to have it recorded.

• 15 books read and logged = Bronze Award 
• 30 books read and logged = Silver Award 
• 60 books read and logged = Gold Award 

All students who earn an award will have their certificates presented at assembly and a morning tea with the Rector in Term 4. 

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Red Tulip Walk
by Gerard Atkin - Thursday, 29 September 2022, 7:21 AM


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Heart Stopper Challenge
by Gerard Atkin - Wednesday, 28 September 2022, 7:57 PM
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Clay Target Shooting
by Gerard Atkin - Wednesday, 28 September 2022, 10:05 AM

At assembly this morning a presentation was made to the Clay target Shooting team who won the lower North Island circuit.

Results for the season:
Skeet: Hayden Lourie 1st, Callum Lowe 2nd and Tom Bayley 3rd.
Single Rise: Josh Lourie 1st, Josh Bergerson 3rd.
Points Score: Hayden Lourie 1st, Sam Bayley 2nd.
Single Barrel: Sam Bayley 1st, Josh Lourie 2nd.
DTL ‘High Over All’: Hayden Lourie
Aggregate Skeet and DTL ‘High Over All’: Hayden Lourie.

Teams: PNBHS 1st (around 250 points ahead of 2nd – out of 3000), PNBHS B 4th.

These teams now head to Christchurch on Friday for Nationals. This involves three days of shooting with the South Island DTL Championships on Saturday, the National DTL championships on Sunday, then regional rep teams and Skeet on Monday.

As well as being presented their winners sashes, the A Team presented to the school the MacPhee Shield for winning the circuit. Along with this Sam Bayley and Callum Lowe presented the Single Rise and Single Barrel trophy’s won at the Hawkes Bay round two weeks ago.

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Shand Shield Winter Tournament
by Karen Sinclair - Wednesday, 28 September 2022, 7:58 AM


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Barrowclough Award
by Gerard Atkin - Tuesday, 27 September 2022, 3:27 PM

The Barrowclough Programme, named in honour of a prestigious old boy, Sir Harold Barrowclough, was launched in 2009.

Since then, the programme has undergone minor adjustments; however, the core intention of promoting the school’s vision to ‘Develop Educated Men of Outstanding Character’ through civic, personal, and school service - has not changed.

The Barrowclough Award recognises young men in senior school who fully immerse themselves in school life and display a positive attitude in all they do.

Recently we acknowledged those Year 11 and Year 12 students who have provided exemplary service and exceeded the prerequisite commitment and behaviour standards.

Level 1 students received Merit Certificates confirming their outstanding dedication to all aspects of school life. Level 2 students, those who have maintained those high standards for two years, earned the coveted Barrowclough Badge, which they will be able to wear on their school blazers as Year 13 students.

Congratulations to all of the young men who received Barrowclough Awards for 2022:

Barrowclough Award - Level 1

Hugo Abdat, Jessie Akepogu, Al-Bara Al-Sakkaf, Jamie Bennett, Junhee Cho, Alex Christensen, Zinzan Deans-Emery, Oliver Duncan, Quentin Durston, Jesse Franks, Kieran Gill, Jason Gui, Mahiro Hada, Tim Harjes, Joshua- Harrison, Hugo Liuvaie, Fletcher Lochhead, Jake Maskill, Sam McKerras, Lucas Mildenhall, Saem Millward, Reagan O’Hara, Joseph Ratcliffe, C J Reid, Thomas Revell, Will Roberts, Ryan Shearer, Toby Smit, Daniel Soh, Nehemiah Su’a, Scott Sun, Mike Sung, Bradley Tocker, Jack Trotter, Matthew Wongchoti and Camden Woodroofe.

Barrowclough Award - Level 2

Jack Bassett, Aidan Brown, Ethan Campbell, Xavier Coleman, Tom Collier, Drewe Coss-Te Awe Awe, Aveer Dhillon, Reuben Duker, Hamish Edmunds, Joel Fountain, Connor Giltrap, Harry Gordon, Luke Harris, Jonathon Hillas, Jawaad Hussain, Tom Illston-Park, Alex James, Jonathan Jamieson, Zack Jaslarz, Darren Juru, Sam Kennett, Elijah Lokeni, Liam McEwan, Oliver Murray, Kane O’Hara, Cole Phillips, Connor Puanaki, Sam Ratana, Carter Rhodes-Robinson, Matthew Rowe, Riveen Samarasekara, Phil Samphois, Joshua Smit, Rory Trotter, Johnny Wilkshire and Finis Zhang.

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Y13 Leavers' Dinner
by Gerard Atkin - Friday, 23 September 2022, 10:41 AM

Dear Young Men in Year 13,

Re: Year 13 Leavers’ Dinner

You are invited to the 2022 Year 13 Leavers’ Dinner.  The Leavers’ Dinner is an opportunity for us to recognise your contribution to Palmerston North Boys’ High School and for you to socialise with your peers and staff.

Date: Tuesday, November 1

Time: 6.00pm

Venue: College House Dining Room

Dress code: Semi-formal (collared shirt, tie, dress trousers, dress shoes)

Cost: $35.00 to be paid by Friday, 21 October at the latest via the internet banking details below or via cash/Eftpos at the Finance Office:

Bank: Westpac

Account Name: Palmerston North Boys' High School

Account Number: 03 0726 0476403 00

Reference #1: Leavers' Dinner

Reference #2 : Students Name


I look forward to seeing you at the Leavers’ Dinner.


Yours faithfully,


D M Bovey