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2nd XV v Hamilton BHS - Saturday 15 June
by Ella Mitchell - Tuesday, 18 June 2019, 4:14 PM

2nd XV v Hamilton BHS - Saturday 15 June 

PNBHS 2nd XV welcomed the always strong Hamilton Boys for the third round of the Super Eight competition. This game is always an awesome challenge but one the 2nd XV entered with some confidence following their victory on Wednesday.

PNBHS started the game aggressively, putting in some big hits defensively, but a poor decision gifted Hamilton an early try and the lead. PNBHS looked to respond and created some chances but were inaccurate before Hamilton broke out and scored a good second try for a 10-0 halftime lead.

The halftime chat focused on the belief that we could win the game and the need for the 2nd XV to have to seize the opportunity and make things happen. From the kick off, the 2nd XV forced a penalty and off a lineout, the forwards went to work putting together numerous phases and taking the game to the much-vaunted Hamilton pack. From a quick tap penalty, Charlie Justice forced over and it was game on.

PNBHS attacked with vigour again and Hamilton were starting to look rattled. From an overthrown lineout, Jarred Sellwood crashed over and PNBHS were in front. As expected, Hamilton rallied. They worked their way into the PNBHS 22 and with 10 minutes to go, they were camped on the PNBHS line. 

The character of this team came to the fore again. They showed tremendous composure, courage and pride to repel attack after attack before they earned a penalty which was kicked into touch to seal a memorable victory.

Tries: Charlie Justice, Jared Sellwood
Conversions: Reif Dawson (2)

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Hamilton BHS
by Ella Mitchell - Tuesday, 18 June 2019, 3:33 PM

Hamilton Boys’ High School Match Report - Saturday 15 June 2019

The 1st XV played their first home game of the year on Saturday against the impressive Hamilton Boys’ High School.  The game started with both sides seeking field position at the behest of possession.  Hamilton won the early exchanges but there was some resilience shown defensively by the home side as we managed to hold the clinical Hamilton side out as the first quarter played out.  Hamilton were the first to score with a drive and resulting passing movement to width outflanking our back line.  Our first foray into the attacking half earned us a penalty.  From the kick off, play ebbed and flowed again as we defended well.  Once again, however, we were forced into errors and again we were broken down from a set piece strike.  Again, we replied with a penalty.  The pattern emerged through the rest of the game that we would defend well for periods of the game as Hamilton enjoyed the majority of possession.  If we were able to hold the opposition beyond the first two phases then they struggled to score.  When we had the ball, we struggled to get past three phases as our organisation and skill execution struggled to break down the Hamilton defence.  They had most success from their set piece strikes and as a team we need to continue to develop our defensive system and understanding. Hamilton were clearly the better team on the day and played some great rugby, fully deserving the 45-6 scoreline.

The team will look to regroup with a quick turnaround as New Plymouth Boys’ High School come to our number one on Thursday.  

Points Scorers:

Penalties: Curtis Heaphy x 2  

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by Ella Mitchell - Tuesday, 18 June 2019, 3:19 PM

Congratulations to Gateway student Connor Philpot who is leaving PNBHS to begin an Engineering apprenticeship as well as gaining his limited Electrical licence with Spotless at the Palmerston North Hospital.  Of interest here is that Spotless are not Connor's Gateway Work Placement but rather are a company that contacted Mr Johnson looking for a suitable young man who, after a weeks trial period, would be suitable to take up the position on offer.

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Year 9 Commerce
by Ella Mitchell - Tuesday, 18 June 2019, 9:12 AM

Year 9 Commerce

Year 9 Commerce on Friday completed taste testing.  Students did a blind taste test of products to see whether students buy a brand because of its marketing or how it tastes. Tests included: marshmallow brands, chocolate milk brands, Powerade v Gatorade, Coke v Pepsi v Budget Cola.

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by Ella Mitchell - Monday, 17 June 2019, 1:56 PM





Team                           Game Time      Venue                          Staff


1st XV                          12.30pm           No 1                          Mr van Stipriaan, Mr Hemara, Mr Johnson, Mr Mafi

2nd XV                         10.00am           Coronation Park        Mr Turnock, Mr S. Davidson         

Colts XV                       10.00am           Coronation Park        Mr Meehan, Mr Braddock, Mr Cameron


1st XI Football               12.00noon        School                     Mr Dawson, Mr Forbes, Mr Liddicoat

2nd XI Football              10.00am           Memorial Park         Mr Hodge 


Premier A Basketball     12.00noon       Arena                          Mr Pinder, Mr T. Tanoa

Junior A Basketball        10.00am           Arena                         Mr Lambert, Mr McQueen-Davies


1sr XI Hockey               11.15am           Turf                              Mr M. Davidson, Mr J. Richards



- Afternoon tea will be in the Hall at 2.45pm for all teams

- Players are billeted on Wednesday night, PNBHS students are to meet billets at 3.20pm at the Bell Tower on Wednesday 

Students meet at the venues at the following times

  • 2nd XV & Colts XV, 2nd XI Football and Junior Basketball go directly to the venues from home
  • 1st XI Hockey leave class at 10.00am
  • Premier Basketball & 1st XI Football leave class at 10.30am
  • 1st XV leave class at interval

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NZSS Football Selections
by Gerard Atkin - Monday, 17 June 2019, 1:34 PM

Congratulations to Kaykay Adeyinka, Scott Hilson and Cam Wallace, all senior members of the 1st XI Football team, who have been selected in the New Zealand Secondary Schools U19 team to tour Australia in July.  Regional trials were held in Palmerston North earlier in the year, and from that, a group of 25 players assembled at the Palmerston North Sports Institute in early June, for the final selection.  After two days of further trials, the team was announced, with all three PNBHS players successful.  The team will assemble in July for a pre-tour camp in Auckland, then head off to Australia.

After crossing the Tasman, the team will play several Australian academy teams, culminating in a fixture against the Australian Secondary School team in Sydney.

The PNBHS football community congratulate Kaykay, Scott and Cam on their achievement and wish them all the best while representing their country.

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The Future of Work
by Gerard Atkin - Monday, 17 June 2019, 11:07 AM

The Future of Work - a presentation for young men and parents.

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Bronze Medal for Cross Country Team
by Gerard Atkin - Monday, 17 June 2019, 9:50 AM

Congratulations to the PNBHS three-man senior team of Benjamin Wall, Andre Le Pine-Day and Liam Wall, who won the Bronze medal at the New Zealand Secondary Schools Cross Country in Timaru on Saturday. This is the first podium finish for PNBHS at this event in many years and is a good reward for many hours of determined effort from Benjamin, Andre and Liam.

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Silver for Deakin Payne
by Gerard Atkin - Monday, 17 June 2019, 9:45 AM

Congratulations to Year 10 student Deakin Payne, who recently competed in the Waikato - Bay of Plenty Judo Championships where he won a Silver medal in the under 50kg Cadet Men division.

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by Gerard Atkin - Friday, 14 June 2019, 3:15 PM

PNBHS Junior 4 v Manukura - 11.10am at Paneiri Park