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Prefects’ Gift to the School
Gerard Atkin發表於2018年 12月 11日(Tue) 11:03

At the Prefects’ dinner last night Head Prefect, Digby Werthmuller, presented the Prefects gift to PNBHS to the Rector, Mr Bovey.  The Prefects have commissioned a painting of the Memorial Gallery by Old Boy Reuben Currie.  While the piece is yet to be completed, a very impressive work is emerging.  Digby explained that the Prefects selected the Memorial Gallery as the subject of the painting as it is such an important part of PNBHS; the names of all young men are recorded in the visitor’s book and it reminds us of the sacrifices made by former pupils of the school.  With 2018 marking 100 years since the armistice to end World War One, the choice of the Memorial Gallery is particularly poignant.

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3rd XI Cricket Report - Saturday 8 December
Ella Mitchell發表於2018年 12月 10日(Mon) 17:24

3rd XI Cricket Report - Saturday 8 December

The 3rd XI, currently third on the table, played second on the table United on the School Number 1 pitch. The 3rds lost the toss and were asked to field on a beautiful Manawatu afternoon. Openers Wade McNabb and Michael Watkins started brilliantly, breaking through in the 2nd over. They maintained the pressure and United were 26-5 after 10 overs. The bowlers maintained a miserly line and length as the batsman struggled to get started on a pitch that gave some variable bounce. In the end, United were dismissed for 68 in 32.5 overs. Mr Vindriis 3-6, Michael Watkins 3-17, Wade McNabb 2-12. Viliami Vakapuna and Mr Black chipped in with a wicket each. The 3rds started aggressively with the bat but lost a wicket in the first over. Charlie Justice and Cooper Ryder kept playing with intent but were both dismissed by the 10th over the score 35-3. A few more quick wickets fell and at 42-6 the game hung in the balance. Viliami and Wade kept the score ticking over before Alex Hazelton played a big swinging cameo to bring the game home. 69-7 off 23 overs, a win by 3 wickets. Cooper Ryder 12, Alex Hazelton 9 not out, Wade McNabb 8 not out. There is one more game before the Christmas break next week. 

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Cricket Report PNBHS 1st XI VS Freyberg CC - 09/12/18
Ella Mitchell發表於2018年 12月 10日(Mon) 17:22

Cricket Report PNBHS 1st XI VS Freyberg CC - 09/12/18

Following a long week at Gillette Cup Finals, a weary PNBHS 1st XI were asked to field first in a virtual knock-out game against Freyberg on Manawaroa Park on Sunday. Some early wickets resulted from good bowling by the openers but the weariness soon told as a number of catches went down and lapses in fielding let the opposition build a stand of 109 runs. The 1st XI players remained calm and kept to their processes, however and once their two top scorers followed each other to the pavilion, they were able to squeeze the remaining batsmen into making errors. Freyberg were bowled out for 198 in the 49th over. Mr Davidson took 2 for 43, Bryn Wilson 2 for 36 and Thomas Kirk 2 for 20.

Facing a run-chase, PNBHS drew on their experiences from the previous week and, despite losing an early wicket, set about any loose bowling with venom. Craig Lawrence and Ruben Love put together a partnership of 84 in quick time, and Ruben stayed for the long haul to guide the team home in the 44th over. The 1st XI scored 202 for 6 with Craig getting 53 and Ruben 66 in a game that PNBHS bossed.

This meant that the PNBHS 1st XI finished top of the table in the Manawatu Premier 1 one-day competition and advance straight into the final on Fitzherbert Park on Sunday 16 December.

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Une fête de Noël
Ella Mitchell發表於2018年 12月 10日(Mon) 17:15

Une fête de Noël

Last week, our Year 9 students of the French courses enjoyed “une fête de Noël” where, in most cases, they extended their palates and sampled some delicacies of the French culture. They were treated to :
· les escargots au beurre d’ail
· la baguette
· le pâté
· le fromage
· les crêpes à la chantilly avec le nutella

This was a fun experience for all involved. Students not only got to experience some aspects of the French cuisine, but had a go at making their own crêpes too. A positive ending to a year's studies in the French language and culture.

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Arrangements for Music Rehearsals
Gerard Atkin發表於2018年 12月 10日(Mon) 13:03

Tuesday 11 Dec

Music rehearsals

8:00-9:00 Stage Band

9:10- End of assembly Concert Band

                       Period 1. Musicians return books for periods that they are involved in rehearsals.   

10:45-11:15    Period 2. SOAP Choir


11:40-12:30    Period 3.Uke-topia

12:30-1:20      Period 4. OK Chorale 

1:20-2:10         Lunch

1:50 Concert Band meet bus to Arena. 

2:10- 2:45        Period 5. Concert Band Set up with instruments and sound check

2:45-3:20         Period 6.  Concert Band bus back to school.

                        Final rehearsals:  as required

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Year 9 Speech Competition
Gerard Atkin發表於2018年 12月 7日(Fri) 12:12

Well done to all young men who competed in the Year 9 Speech competition.

Jacob Waugh (racism in Aotearoa) - 1st
Cody Whitley (why chickens are not boring) - 2nd
James Pinfold-Whanga (values versus academic achievement) - 3rd

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Gillette Cup Day 3 - PNBHS 1st XI vs Christchurch Boys’ High School 1st XI
Gerard Atkin發表於2018年 12月 6日(Thu) 20:02

After winning the toss on a cold, blustery day, Bryn Wilson decided to bat first on the Lincoln Green. The opening Batsmen started well, advancing the score to 35 before the first wicket fell. As is wont to happen in this team, this was followed by the second wicket, also on 35. The next 2 batsmen fought hard, but struggled to break the shackles, before they too fell in quick succession, leaving the team on 98 for 4 in the 35th over. The opposition continued to put the squeeze on and wickets fell at regular intervals as the middle and lower order tried to accelerate the scoring. The succession of wickets made it hard to score and PNBHS were kept to 164 for 9 off their allotted overs. Max Harris scored 20, Curtis Heaphy 24 and Bryn Wilson 35.

The Christchurch batsmen came out in an aggressive mood and, despite losing a wicket in the first over, continued to flail at everything. There followed a batting display, where one player scored 110 off 62 balls, resulting in CBHS passing the score in the 20th over. All the bowlers suffered but Thomas Kirk took the 1 wicket to finish with 1 for 28 from 5 overs.

A comprehensive defeat to a thoroughly professional outfit. It can only be hoped that the PNBHS players learned from the experience.

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Touch Nationals
Gerard Atkin發表於2018年 12月 6日(Thu) 14:52

Good luck to the Senior A Touch team, who departed today to compete in the New Zealand Secondary Schools Touch tournament in Auckland.

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N.Z Secondary Schools Track and Field Championships
Gerard Atkin發表於2018年 12月 5日(Wed) 16:10

Conditions were fine but a strong wind meant placings not times were vital to make finals.  A small team of seven obtained the following results.

Junior U16:  Guy Peterson displayed good technique to win the Javelin with a throw of 47m 91cm.  He displayed good temperament in challenging conditions.  A top performance to win a national championship.

Liam Wall made the final in the 1500m finishing 7th in 4 mins 30.77 secs.  A pleasing performance.

Senior U20:  Jack Nesdale adapted well to finish 8th in the Discus – 43m 41cm in testing conditions.  A top effort.

Bradyn Popow displayed good technique to finish 4th in 15mins 46.64 secs, a quality effort against a top field in the 3000m Walk.

Mark Seumanu finished 13th in the High Jump with a jump of 1m 75cm.

Andre Le Pine-Day finished 9th in the 1500m in a time of 4 mins 08.1 sec, while Benjamin Wall finished 13th with a time of 4 mins 23 secs.  Both Andre and Benjamin have been hampered by injury in recent weeks.

4 x 4m relay team of:  Mark Seumanu, Andre Le Pine-Day, Liam Wall and Benjamin Wall finished 11th with a time of 3 mins 41 secs to gain valuable experience for the future.

Once again, school athletes can perform well if you train well and adapt to conditions.

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MCA Under 17 Team
Gerard Atkin發表於2018年 12月 5日(Wed) 07:52

Congratulations to the young men selected in the Manawatu Cricket under 17 team:

Charlie Lourie
Curtis Heaphy
Hamish Ramsay
Hugo Wakeling
Josh West
Kalani Rhodes
Lachie Bradford
Ollie Ferguson
Regan Fleming
Thomas Kirk
Viliami Vakapuna
Wade McNabb