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YEAR 9 SOCIAL STUDIES
i le Ella Mitchell - Tuesday, 19 November 2019, 2:31 PM
 

YEAR 9 SOCIAL STUDIES

Our Year 9 students have been going to Wellington in their form classes over the past week for the annual Year 9 Social Studies trip. The boys started at Parliament House for an educational tour, followed by a trip up the Cable Cars and lastly Te Papa Museum.



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Homestay
i le Ella Mitchell - Tuesday, 19 November 2019, 2:16 PM
 

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Touch Draw - Week 6
i le Ella Mitchell - Tuesday, 19 November 2019, 10:25 AM
 

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Year 9 Reading Challenge
i le Gerard Atkin - Monday, 18 November 2019, 7:50 PM
 

Congratulations to Harrison Williams (72 books read), Luke Francis (48), Thomas Malone (34) and Jonathon Hillas (30), who were the top achieving students in the Year 9 Reading Challenge for 2019.


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Spelling Bee
i le Gerard Atkin - Monday, 18 November 2019, 2:54 PM
 

Today two PNBHS teams, one from Year 9 and one from Year 10, competed in the interschool spelling bee hosted by Feilding High School.  Congratulations to the Year 10 team, who finished in third place.




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CRICKET REPORT: PNBHS 1ST XI VS Marist CC – 16/11/19
i le Ella Mitchell - Monday, 18 November 2019, 9:15 AM
 

CRICKET REPORT: PNBHS 1ST XI VS Marist CC – 16/11/19

Batting first, the PNBHS openers made a steady start, allowing the 4th wicket pair of Deans and Davidson to accelerate the scoring. They settled themselves in, then took toll of the bowling with some powerful stroke play, putting together a 119-run partnership in 21 overs. They hit 11 fours and 5 sixes, to take the score to 180 in the 41st over. Unfortunately, the rest of the batting order was unable to continue this momentum as wickets fell in the final push. Nevertheless, the 1st XI was able to amass 223 all out in 47.3 overs. Debutant Josh Campbell scored 32, Henry Deans 57 and Mr Davidson 86.

The Boys’ High bowlers had Marist under pressure from the start. Tight bowling was supported by good fielding and catching to have them 40 for 3 in the 11th over. This pressure was kept up, with wickets falling at regular intervals as the Marist batsmen tried to dig themselves out of a hole. The only negative was that the fielding intensity dropped off in the final 10 overs and this allowed a 10th wicket partnership of 89 runs to develop. This wicket eventually fell with the score on 196 in the 49th over, handing PNBHS a win by 27 runs. Jack Wenham took 2 for 46, Jonty Fleck 2 for 18 and Thomas Kirk 4 for 36.

This was a very impressive performance by the 1st XI.

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CAKE LEAGUE CRICKET
i le Peter Truter - Saturday, 16 November 2019, 6:47 AM
 

Cake League cricket has unfortunately been cancelled for today because of the rain and the unsafe playing conditions.


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JUNIOR ROAD RACE AND CURRENT EVENTS QUIZ
i le Gerard Atkin - Friday, 15 November 2019, 7:57 AM
 

JUNIOR ROAD RACE AND CURRENT EVENTS QUIZ – THURSDAY, 21 NOVEMBER


All students will complete the Current Events quiz during period 3.  Prizes for first in Year 9 and first in Year 10 will be presented at the school Prizegiving.


The Junior Road Race is a competition between form classes. The form class of each level that has the fastest average aggregate will win.  Beginning at 12.15pm ALL students will be transported by bus to Ongley Park.  The Year 9 race will commence at 1.15pm and the Year 10 race at 1.35pm.  At the conclusion of the event, approximately 2.50pm, students will be returned to school by bus.


ALL students will require their club uniform, white socks, running shoes, school cap, sunscreen and a jacket or school jersey in case the weather is cooler.

Click here for further course information.



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BUSINESS STUDIES SELL BUSINESS CHALLENGE
i le Ella Mitchell - Thursday, 14 November 2019, 2:55 PM
 

BUSINESS STUDIES SELL BUSINESS CHALLENGE 


2020 saw a repeat of the SELL Business Challenge, a joint activity between PNBHS, PNGHS and Cornerstone Christian School where students from the three schools come together for three days to create and pitch a business idea.

Students are challenged to meet and work with new people to develop a business idea and then pitch the business idea to a panel of judges. A big thank you to the judges: Kirsten Beaumont from ANZ, Johnelle Hosking from BCC, Richard Tankersley from ICONA, Troy Gerbich from PNGHS, and Jenny Atkins from Trade Me. 

Congratulations to the 2019 Winners: FindA with their product FA GPS Car Tracker. Students: James Pinfold-Whanga (CEO), Sebastian Hayman (Communications), Reagan Jensen (Production), Chantelle Wallace (Marketing), Tamara Waudby-Johnston (Finance) and Bella Wineera (Marketing). 


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Textbook etc. Returns
i le Gerard Atkin - Thursday, 14 November 2019, 1:38 PM
 

Outstanding Textbooks / Library Books / Gear / Equipment / etc.

All students have been asked by their teachers, Form Teachers and at school assemblies by the Rector and Senior Masters to please return any outstanding textbooks they may still have, pay any outstanding fees owing and to return any outstanding gear, uniform, etc ASAP.

To assist us in this regard please can you encourage your son to meet the following deadlines:

·       Regarding textbooks:

o   Seniors – return subject related textbooks on the day of the external examination for that subject.

o   Year 10s - before camp week, Friday 22 November.

o   Year 9s – by the end of school on Friday 29 November.

·       Regarding all other outstanding equipment / gear / etc:

o   Seniors (who didn’t return this before going on study leave) - by the end of school on Friday 22 November.

o   Juniors - Friday 22 November (before Year 10 go on Camps).

 

Please encourage your son to check everywhere for items that need to be returned.  Unfortunately, we will need to recover the cost for all items not returned by your son so that replacement items can be purchased for the start of next year.

 

We really would prefer not to have to invoice you for these items so please encourage your son to return them ASAP.  However, if you do receive an invoice for an item and:

·       you believe an error has been made then please do not hesitate to contact the       Finance Office (06 354 5176 x 779).

·       you are able to locate the item, then please arrange for it to be handed in to the    Finance Office ASAP – please do not return it to the staff member who issued it.

·       the item has been lost, then please settle the debt at the Finance Office at your earliest convenience.