PNBHS NEWS

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Samoan Language Week
by Ella Mitchell - Friday, 29 May 2020, 12:45 PM
 

Year 12 student Ben Sefo is studying NCEA Level two Samoan through Te Kura, the Correspondence School, while Year 11 student Joseph Samuelu is studying NCEA Level One Samoan, also through Te Kura.  As part of Vaiaso o le Gagana, Samoan Language Week, they recorded some short video clips.

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Building Apprenticeship
by Gerard Atkin - Friday, 29 May 2020, 9:26 AM
 

Congratulations and good luck to Year 13 student Noah Holden who is signing out of school to begin a building apprenticeship with Supreme Build Ltd.  Noah has been working one day per week with Supreme Build this year through the Gateway programme and during 2019 was involved in building our new P block classroom as part of the PNBHS Level Two Construction course.



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FLASHBACK FRIDAY- Visual Art Student
by Gerard Atkin - Friday, 29 May 2020, 7:20 AM
 

Reuben Currie was a student at PNBHS from 2005 to 2008. He says “I left school and got a trade under my parents’ recommendation (they wanted me to have something to fall back on). After leaving school I did not pursue my interest in painting but rather every weekend followed my musical interests and worked as a builder for a living. I am now a project manager for LC Builders/ Origin Homes. Music was an interest of mine, but I never saw music as a career and eventually as work responsibilities grew, I let my music take a back seat.

However, I started selling my artwork by private commission. For me, I enjoy the challenge of bringing the buyers vision to life but keeping my own style and approach to each painting. Having a full-time job has somewhat worked in my favour because each painting is not restricted by time and I don’t rely on it for an income. This allows me the time to focus on making each piece in the attempt to create a masterpiece. I feel like this has helped me build the reputation as a fine artist and has been a great way to get a “lifestyle” income.

I have been very privileged to complete not one but two commissions for PNBHS. One hangs in the foyer by the main office as a gift from the prefects to the school. The other commission was for the HOD of Music, Graeme Young as gift for 25 years of service to the school.

I am currently working on creating a collection of NZ native wildlife and NZ game images. I intend to show these throughout New Zealand hunting lodges to try and target international tourism (when tourism can finally recover! -  Covid-19 has given me some time to create this body of work).”




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Joseph Samuelu
by Ella Mitchell - Thursday, 28 May 2020, 10:33 AM
 

Samoan Language Week 

Year 11 student Joseph Samuelu is studying NCEA Level One Samoan, also through Te Kura. In this short tala he introduces himself and his family village in Samoa and wishes blessings on us all.  The theme for Samoan Language Week is 'Tapena sou ōso mo lau malaga' which in English means 'Prepare yourself a gift for your travels'.

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Year 9 Form Class Leaders
by Gerard Atkin - Thursday, 28 May 2020, 10:15 AM
 

Congratulations to the young men who were announced as Year 9 Form Class Leaders at assembly this morning.  Well done on putting yourselves forward for these positions and good luck in your roles.


Hugo Abdat, Ta Craw, Ryder Crosswell, Hayden Curtis, Zinzan Deans-Emery, Hawaiiki Docherty-Parete, Cooper Furnell, Spencer Gledhill, Kaw Hser, Nabeel Imtiyaz, Anton Jackson, Oscar Jacob, Fletcher Lochhead, Angus Mackintosh, Jake Maskill, Saem Millward, Leo Mwape, Richie Schaaf, Luke Smillie, Toby Smit, Nehemiah Su'a, Mike Sung, Clark Sutcliffe, Sione Taeiloa, Noah Taiaroa-Manapori, Rylee Trethowen, Jaxon-Tihirau Wihongi-Pore.




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Samoan Language Week
by Ella Mitchell - Wednesday, 27 May 2020, 3:44 PM
 

Year 12 student Ben Sefo is studying NCEA Level two Samoan through Te Kura, the Correspondence School.  This week is Vaiaso o le Gagana, Samoan Language Week and in this short tala Ben introduces himself and his family village in Samoa and wishes blessings on us all.  The theme for Samoa Language week is 'Tapena sou ōso mo lau malaga' which in English means 'Prepare yourself a gift for your travels'.


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Year 9 PE
by Ella Mitchell - Wednesday, 27 May 2020, 3:35 PM
 

Yesterday Ms Gray and her Year 9 Physical Education class studied the nutritional content of some common drinks consumed by our young men, with particular focus on sugar content as part of their Health unit. Our young men worked out the total amount of sugar in their allocated drink and then measured out that exact amount of sugar using scales, providing a visual and somewhat eye-opening concept of what we are putting into our bodies at times, understand recommended daily intakes and learning to be mindful of this.






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GATEWAY | HEIGHT SAFETY COURSE
by Ella Mitchell - Wednesday, 27 May 2020, 3:06 PM
 

GATEWAY | HEIGHT SAFETY COURSE

Not only are the majority of the PNBHS Gateway students now back at their places of employment under Level 2 protocols but the practical, industry recognised courses are also up and running. Today 12 of our young men who are involved in the Gateway building programme were undertaking a Height Safety Course run by FETS supervised by Old Boy Jerry Roelants. 



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All In A Line - by Mace Apperley
by Gerard Atkin - Wednesday, 27 May 2020, 2:50 PM
 

Thanks to Year 13 student Mace Apperley, who has shared 'All In A Line' a poem written as part of his Level Three English course exploring his thoughts about the recent lockdown. 'All in a line' is a reference to the manner in which New Zealanders fell into line or complied with the restrictions imposed on them by the government.


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PNBHS Peer Tutoring
by Gerard Atkin - Wednesday, 27 May 2020, 12:03 PM
 

Students who would like assistance with a particular topic or subject should complete the form at the link below.  Tutoring will be provided either one-on-one or in small group sessions.  This is a great way to revise topics covered during lockdown or to prepare for upcoming assessments.  The peer tutoring programme is available for young men in all year levels.


https://forms.gle/dgYSFHYKmwX8HfSJ6