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Smallbore Shooting
by Sally Wenham - Thursday, 28 October 2021, 12:20 PM

With the cancellation of the National Secondary Schools Smallbore Shooting competition, we decided to hold our own competition to determine our top sling shooter for 2021. After a brief practice to iron out 2 months of rust, the squad shot 3 cards to determine our PNBHS Smallbore Champ. With sore hands and battling the high humidity from shooting indoors in a thick canvas jacket, Jackson Didsbury held his nerve to finish in first place with a total of 287.11. Jackson's final card was a season best for any of our shooters, with a 98.5, so a fantastic display of shooting . In second place was Ryan Hirst, who managed a personal best on his second card, with 282.13 and in third was Thomas van Stipriaan with 281.7.

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Fred Hollows
by Gerard Atkin - Wednesday, 27 October 2021, 2:59 PM

Thanks to Year 10 student Ben Crocker, who has shared his work about Fred Hollows, part of his Kiwi Heroes Social Studies assessment.

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Fred Hollows Day
by Gerard Atkin - Wednesday, 27 October 2021, 2:43 PM

Thank you to everyone who supported our fundraising efforts for the Fred Hollows Foundation.  Special thanks to the Mad Butcher Palmerston North for supporting the sausage sizzles and to the Prefects for their organisation.

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Senior Pasifika Students
by Gerard Atkin - Wednesday, 27 October 2021, 1:20 PM

To: PNBHS Senior Pasifika Students and Families

Re: NCEA Zoom Session

This information has been sent on behalf of Sunlou Liuvaie.

The aim of the session is to connect with students and discuss the support available as they prepare for their NCEA assessments and final exams. It would also be good to get some input from students on what their study needs are how they would like to be supported.

When:          Wednesday 27 October

Time:           5-7pm


Attending will be Bill MacIntyre, Team Lead for Te Fatu Senior students and also Massey Mentors.

Sunlou Liuvaie

Mobile: 0211770654

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Y10 Camp Meetings
by Gerard Atkin - Wednesday, 27 October 2021, 9:13 AM

Year 10 Camp Meetings Period 5 TODAY.

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Book Review
by Gerard Atkin - Wednesday, 27 October 2021, 6:57 AM

Thanks to Mr. Drake, who has provided this week's video book review, American Dirt, written by Jeanine Cummins.

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Fred Hollows Day
by Gerard Atkin - Tuesday, 26 October 2021, 8:09 AM

Our annual Fred Hollows Day is tomorrow, Wednesday, October 27. The Prefects will be in the main quad after Form Time to collect donations towards the life changing work that the foundation performs around the world. There will also be a sausage sizzle fundraiser at lunchtime and an opportunity ti try ourt the cataract glasses and see what impact preventable blindness can have. Want to know the sort of work your donation contributes to? Check out the information on the Fred Hollows Foundation website:

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NZ Studies Fieldtrip
by Gerard Atkin - Tuesday, 26 October 2021, 7:29 AM

On Friday young men in the Year 10 New Zealand Studies class went on a field trip to Whanganui and the Taranaki region. The class had been studying interactions between iwi living in those areas and European settlers and the causes and consequences of the New Zealand Wars.

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by Gerard Atkin - Monday, 25 October 2021, 11:27 AM

Touch draw for Tuesday. Please be aware of the Alert Level 2 Health and Safety requirements.

  • North Street is the only way you can enter into the school.  So boys must come via the bowling club and not cut through the fields.
  • 4 Fields will run per round
  • Games will be 25min one way to allow for clearing time of teams and allowing the new bubble to come in to warm up
  • All players and management must clear out between rounds.
  • A MAX of TWO adults per team.
  • MASKS for those not playing
  • 2 Metre Distancing where possible.

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PNBHS Senior Theatresports
by Sally Wenham - Sunday, 24 October 2021, 4:32 PM

PNBHS Senior Theatresports team will be competing at the annual Regional Theatresports Competition this Saturday. If your son is into Drama, this may be an event he would like to come and watch!  

Seven improv teams from Feilding High, Palmy Boys’, Palmy Girls’, Nga Tawa, Awatapu College, Freyberg High & St. Peter’s will go head-to-head in a battle of humour and wits. For the past 7 months, Associate Director, Lizzie Tollemache, and her team of improv tutor specialists have been teaching improv at schools around the Manawatū. Students have learned not only to perform on stage, but have also learned transferrable skills such as resilience, teamwork, presentation, and self-confidence. 

PNBHS Theatresports club is open to ALL students. It is run every Tuesday lunchtime in the Little Theatre. If your son enjoys Drama, having a laugh, or making new friends, then Theatresports is the place for him! No sign-ups, just turn up. See our Theatresports page on Stratus for more info.