PNBHS NEWS

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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.



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Book Review
by Gerry Atkin - Wednesday, 12 June 2024, 10:02 AM
 

Thank you to Mrs. Power who presented this week's book review at assembly on Wednesday.  She reviewed the Artemis Fowl series - Fowl Adventures - written by Eoin Colfer.  All 11 books in the Fowl Adventures series are available in the PNBHS Library and are very popular.



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Prefect's Assembly
by Gerry Atkin - Tuesday, 11 June 2024, 10:21 AM
 

At assembly this morning Matthew Wongchoti encouraged students considering university as their destination in 2025 to begin the application process for scholarships (see Mr. Barwick, the Careers Advisor for assistance if necessary), and Nicolas Verry spoke about Men’s Health Week and encouraged our young men to have conversations about their health – physical and mental – and that of the males in their lives.  Leo Mwape gave an update on the World Vision 40 Hour Famine (use this link to register - https://my.worldvision.org.nz/ss/zKSyRD/palmerston-north-boys-high-school ) and announced an upcoming 3-point shooting competition fundraiser and Charlie Cottrill presented this week’s movie review.



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Benjamin Shirley
by Gerry Atkin - Thursday, 6 June 2024, 12:12 PM
 

Congratulations and good luck to Benjamin Shirley who has been selected in the New Zealand team to compete at the 2024 World Skate Oceania Artistic Roller Skating Championships in New Plymouth in June.  This year Benjamin moves into the junior grade (17-18 years) and will skate in five events - Junior Men's Figures, Junior Men's Freeskating, Junior Men's Solo Dance, Junior Couples Dance and Junior Quartet.



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Danny Thomas - employment opportunity
by Sally Wenham - Thursday, 6 June 2024, 11:40 AM
 

Congratulations to Danny Thomas who leaves PNBHS today to take up an employment opportunity with the offer of an apprenticeship with Minus 21. Danny, a Gateway Electrical student has undertaken his placement with Minus 21 since mid-way through Term 1. In addition to the work placement Danny has undertaken a variety of theory Electrical papers as well as completing several industry recognised practical courses. All aimed at making Danny as ‘work ready’ as possible.

A big thank you must go out to Minus 21, Danny’s new employer for not only offering Danny the work placement opportunity but also for offering Danny this employment/apprenticeship opportunity.


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D Day
by Gerry Atkin - Wednesday, 5 June 2024, 12:59 PM
 

Tomorrow, June 6, marks 80 years since the D Day landings on the beaches of Normandy, France, a significant turning point in World War Two. At assembly this morning the Rector, Mr. Bovey, spoke about the significance of the D Day landings and the involvement of one of our Old Boys, Mr. Jim Kelly, who served on the HMS Oceanway, a landing ship that ferried soldiers and military equipment across the English Channel.





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Book Review
by Gerry Atkin - Wednesday, 5 June 2024, 10:28 AM
 

Thank you to Year 11 student Samuel Franklin-Browne who presented this week's book review in assembly this morning. Sam reviewed Ready Player One written by Ernest Cline.



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Niger House Fixture
by Gerry Atkin - Wednesday, 5 June 2024, 10:10 AM
 

Over King’s Birthday weekend our Year 9 College House students played rugby and hockey fixtures against their counterparts at New Plymouth Boys’ High School, the hockey team (four six-a-side quarters with different teams) won 18 – 0 and the rugby team won 21 - 17.  At assembly this morning hockey co-captains Daniel O'Neill and Johnny McKinnon were presented with the Stones/Davidson Trophy and rugby captain Will Hogan was presented with the Niger House Trophy.