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Sports and Cultural Photographs
by Gerry Atkin - Tuesday, 25 June 2024, 8:39 AM

Sports team and cultural group photographs - Tuesday, 25 June. Please be organised with the correct sports team or cultural group uniform. Please note there will be further photographs in term three.

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Hemi Pinfold-Whanga
by Gerry Atkin - Monday, 24 June 2024, 10:13 AM

Thank you to recent Old Boy Hemi Pinfold-Whanga who joined us for assembly this morning.  Hemi attended Boys’ High from 2018 – 2022 and was in Phoenix Club, and was Club Captain and a school Prefect in his final year.

Hemi was involved in a diverse range of activities while at school.  He won the Korimako Senior English section of the Ngā Manu Kōrero regional speech competition and competed in the national finals, he was the Youth MP for Palmerston North at the 2022 New Zealand Youth Parliament, competed in public speaking events, led the annual Fred Hollows appeal, played basketball, volleyball, squash and rugby, contested the annual PNBHS Bowls Championships, was involved in the Puhoro STEM programme, completed the Crest to Crest, was in the Super Eight Theatresports team and volunteered to support a number of community organisations such as the Weetbix Tryathlon, Just Zilch and the NZ Blood Service through the Barrowclough Programme.

Last week was Schools’ Pride Week Aotearoa.  Now in its fifth year, Schools’ pride Week is about taking a strengths-based approach to combatting rainbow-focused bullying and discrimination and this was the rationale for the Prefect’s extending an invitation to Hemi to join us at assembly.

Hemi spoke about the challenges he faced navigating the complexities of growing up while coming to realise that he isn’t straight.  He delivered a powerful message about the importance of being yourself – you don’t need to fit into the box that some in society might try and impose on you.  Hemi also spoke about the importance of supporting of supporting your mates so that they can be themselves.

Rainbow is an umbrella term describing people of diverse sexualities, genders, and variations of sex characteristics.  Rainbow people are a normal part of society and the communities, teams and groups that we are all part of.  As is the case for any of us, it is important that rainbow people see themselves reflected at school so they know they are accepted as themselves and can thrive.

Schools, as with any group, institution or organisation, should be safe places for all members of our community.  Unfortunately, that is not always the case and that is why events such as Schools’ Pride Week Aotearoa are important.

Respect | Tū Whakaaute, one of our school values, is about showing consideration to other people.  It is about valuing people for who they are.  It is about having empathy and understanding that we are all different and unique.  It is about celebrating and recognising that diversity as a strength in our community. 

Thank you again to Hemi for joining us today to share his story and some important messages for all of us.

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by Gerry Atkin - Monday, 24 June 2024, 7:42 AM

We are a group of students involved in the He Kaupapa Tūmanako / Project Hope, Certificate of Leadership for Troubling Times course, run by Massey University's College of Humanities and Social Sciences in partnership with the Horizon's Regional Council.

As a part of this, we are hoping to create a study group / community for the secondary and high school students of Palmerston North and we are looking for feedback and ideas to help us. Your help and input are much appreciated!

This is the link to the survey:

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Year 9 & 10 PE
by Sally Wenham - Friday, 21 June 2024, 2:12 PM


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Big Sing
by Gerry Atkin - Thursday, 20 June 2024, 9:07 PM


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Big Sing
by Gerry Atkin - Thursday, 20 June 2024, 8:37 PM

SOAP Choir


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Big Sing
by Gerry Atkin - Thursday, 20 June 2024, 1:06 PM

Te Aitanga a Tāne, a choir composed of young men in the school’s Kapa Haka groups and Māori Performing Arts classes, made their first-ever appearance at the regional Big Sing Festival today.  Watch their fantastic performance.

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Big Sing
by Gerry Atkin - Thursday, 20 June 2024, 1:05 PM

Well done to Leo Pasefika who performed three songs in their first-ever appearance at the Big Sing Regional Festival today. Leo Pasefika is directed by Old Boy Norman Pati.

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World Vision 40 Hour Challenge
by Gerry Atkin - Friday, 14 June 2024, 8:00 AM

This year, the 40 Hour Challenge is being held from the 21st to the 23rd of June which gives us just under a month to prepare and start our fundraising.

Even though the 40 Hour Challenge is in three weeks, it’s important to start fundraising as soon as possible because on the 12th to 14th of June, Sanitarium is hosting a bank day on which they will be doubling whatever amount of money we have by then.

This year our focus country is East Timor where the money will be used to plant trees and climate-proof their villages.

Our goal as a school is to raise $20,000. This may seem like a large number but this is achievable if everyone donates just $11 to a great cause.

This is also a great opportunity to earn citizenship points for your Barrowclough programme.

Some ideas to get you thinking are: 40 hours no furniture, 40 hours no technology or 40 hours no cutlery.

Stay tuned in to the notices as you will be hearing more about this opportunity, how you can help, and some cool prizes along the way.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER - Registering is fast and easy. Enter your school email address, enter your details and create your password. From there select Palmerston North Boys High - School as your team and set your donation goal etc: You will now be able to share your own page with your friends and family.