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by Ella Mitchell - Friday, 17 August 2018, 3:04 PM

                                                                     RATHKEALE COLLEGE



22 AUGUST 2018

1st XI Football

Time: 4.00 pm

Venue: Rathkeale College

Staff: Mr Dawson, Mr Forbes, Mr Liddicoat


  • Students leave class at lunchtime

  • 1st team wear school dress uniform

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2018 Palmerstonian
by Ella Mitchell - Friday, 17 August 2018, 2:48 PM

2018 Palmerstonian 

The Palmerstonian is our annual school magazine.  It collates reports from academic, cultural and sporting activities that take place throughout the school year and as such is a much sought after memento for many young men and their families. 

Order and pay for your 2018 Palmerstonian NOW

Palmerstonian orders are being accepted, with payment, until Friday, 21st September 2018

The cost of the magazine is $30.00.

 Payment can be made at the Finance Office by cash, EFTPOS, or cheque, or alternatively by internet banking (PNBHS Account: 03-0726-0476403-00).  If paying by internet banking, please provide your son’s student ID number and ‘Palmerstonian’ as the reference.

Palmerstonian magazines will be distributed at Prizegiving 2018.

Should you have any questions about the payment process, or if you have regular automatic payments you would like to use to purchase the Palmerstonian magazine, please contact the team at or on 354 5176.

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Year 12 Drama - "Devised"
by Dominic King - Friday, 17 August 2018, 1:03 PM

The Level 2 Drama devised New Zealand disaster performances from last night. The students created their own scripts from real stories they had sourced. They also had to create their own lighting, sound, costumes and props, and these needed to communicate a specific dramatic intention to the audience. 

Click on this link to view some pics of last night's production


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by Ella Mitchell - Thursday, 16 August 2018, 1:49 PM

                                                        TE AUTE COLLEGE RUGBY EXCHANGE



Team: 2nd XV Rugby

Venue: Te Aute School

Time: 1.45 pm

Staff: Mr Turnock, Mr S. Davidson, Ms Cameron


  • Bus departs PNBHS at 10.00am. ETA back at PNBHS is 7.00pm

  • Students wear normal school uniform

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Sport Manawatu Junior Council
by Gerard Atkin - Thursday, 16 August 2018, 9:59 AM

Year 11 students Hamish Ramsay and Jamie Thompson have been on the Sport Manawatu Junior Council for the last two years.  The Junior Council works with Sport Manawatu to provide feedback about secondary school’s sports competitions in the region.  Alongside this, Hamish and Jamie have also had the opportunity to work with the staff at Sport Manawatu to develop their own leadership skills so that they can influence their school community and encourage involvement in sport.  Last week Hamish and Jamie had the opportunity to attend the Regional Sport Conference, where they and the other members of the Junior Council attended a range of presentations, including the use of technology and social media to promote participation in sport, the use of technology in scoring and refereeing in sport, and how to encourage positive parental support from the sidelines.

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No Frets
by Ella Mitchell - Wednesday, 15 August 2018, 1:01 PM

The 'No Frets' string trio of Ray Su, Ciaran Carroll and Paul Teoh were one of a number of groups competing at the Manawatu Institute of Registered Music Teachers Ensemble Competition which was held last weekend. In a very high calibre competition, the trio were adjudged the overall winners and received the Barrett Trophy. This is a fitting end to a highly commended at the Regional Chamber Music Competition earlier in the year. As the young men are all Year 11 students, there is a promising future for the ensemble.

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Steven Adams High School Invitational Camp
by Ella Mitchell - Wednesday, 15 August 2018, 12:50 PM

Steven Adams High School Invitational Camp 

Congratulations to Jake McKinlay who has been selected to participate in the Steven Adams High School Invitational Camp this weekend at the Arena. 

Basketball Manawatu have offered PNBHS staff and students priority seating behind the team benches to come and support Jake during his games on Sunday. 

Staff and students - if you would like to attend, please see Mr Lambert by Friday. 

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Camp Meetings 20 August
by Ella Mitchell - Wednesday, 15 August 2018, 12:34 PM

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Sport and Cultural Photographs
by Ella Mitchell - Wednesday, 15 August 2018, 9:33 AM

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by Ella Mitchell - Tuesday, 14 August 2018, 11:46 AM

Thank you to Constable Matt McFlynn who has spoken to young men in Year 12 and Year 13 at assembly over the last two mornings.  Constable McFlynn’s presentations were timed to coincide with the lead up to the school ball and covered a range of topics pertinent to young men.  He emphasised the responsibility that young men have to look after their ball dates and ensure that they have a safe evening, and in particular that they get home safely after the ball.  Constable McFlynn also emphasised respectful relationships and the importance of trust in relationships.  He encouraged our young men to remember their personal values and the school values, and to be guided by these in their decision making.  As young adults, students are in a situation where they are making adult decisions around such things as consent, the consumption of alcohol and their behaviour when driving.  Constable McFlynn emphasised that a poor decision as a young person can result in being labelled negatively for life and urged our young men to consider “how you want to be perceived and labelled by your parents, family and peers.”