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  • Academic Honours Board


    This Honours Board recognises young men from Palmerston North Boys' High School who were successful in Scholarship examinations. New Zealand Scholarship is the highest qualification in secondary schools in New Zealand.  In order to have their name engraved on the Scholarship Honours Board in the Palmerston North Boys' High School hall, a young man must gain Scholarship passes in three or more subjects, or gain an Outstanding Scholarship pass.

    Students whose names are engraved on the Scholarship Honours Board in the Palmerston North Boys' High School hall - 2014:

    Liam Barber

    Scholarship passes in Biology, Chemistry, Earth and Space Science, Physics, Statistics

    Felix Brookie

    Scholarship passes in Calculus, Chemistry, History, Physics

    Edward Chen

    Outstanding Scholarship in Calculus

    Louis Justice

    Outstanding Scholarship in Accounting, Scholarship passes in Economics, Geography, Statistics

    Nadum Palmada 
    Scholarship passes in Biology, Calculus, Chemistry, Physics, Statistics

    Students Gaining Further Scholarship passes - 2014:

    Connor Allan

    Scholarship passes in Geography, History

    Billy Brokenshire

    Scholarship pass in Classical Studies

    James Denholm

    Scholarship pass in Statistics

    Samuel Dobson

    Scholarship passes in Calculus, Physics

    Joshua Ellery  
    Scholarship pass in English
    Andre GriffinScholarship pass in Physics
    Callum Hill

    Scholarship passes in Calculus, Economics

    Jhett Koo  Scholarship pass in Accounting 
    Jonathan Langton Burnell  Scholarship passes in English, History 
    Bogo Lee  Scholarship pass in Chemistry 
    Hui-En Lin  Scholarship pass in Calculus 
    Jonathan Lloyd-WestScholarship passes in Accounting, Statistics 
    Jack Mikkelsen  Scholarship passes in Economics, Statistics 
    Reuben Osborne  Scholarship pass in Physics 
    Ashton Rounthwaite  Scholarship pass in Statistics 
    Callum Tatton  Scholarship pass in History 
    Peter Tremain  

    Scholarship pass in Earth and Space Science 

    Michael Watson  Scholarship pass in History 
    Kenny Yee  Scholarship passes in Biology, Statistics 



    Academic 2014 - NCEA:

    In 2014 PNBHS students earned 45 Scholarships, including two Outstanding Scholarships.

    Of our 2014 Year 13 students, Dux Literarum Liam Barber and Nadun Palmada both achieved five Scholarship passes.  Louis Justice gained three Scholarship passes as well as an Outstanding Scholarship in Accounting.  Jonothan Langton Burnell, Jack Mikkelsen, Callum Hill, Connor Allan and Kenny Yee each achieved two Scholarship passes. 

    Year 12 students Felix Brookie (four), Jono Lloyd-West (two) and Samuel Dobson (two) all gained multiple Scholarship passes. Year 10 student Edward Chen improved on his 2014 Scholarship pass in Mathematics with Calculus by gaining an Outstanding Scholarship.

     81.8% of Year 11 students gained NCEA Level 1 (National 71.5%)

    12.3% of Year 11 students gained NCEA Level 2 (National 1.1%)

    85.3% of Year 12 students gained NCEA Level 2 (National 74.3%)

    16.3% of Year 12 students gained NCEA Level 3 (National 0.8%)

    62.7% of Year 13 students gained NCEA Level 3 (National 60.1%)

    58.5% of Year 13 students gained University Entrance (National 45.0%)

    Cambridge International Examinations:

    Palmerston North Boys’ High School offers assessment in IGCSE level subjects through the Cambridge International Examination programme.

    In 2014 a number of students chose to extend themselves by completing IGCSE physics, biology, chemistry, combined science and mathematics. There were a total of 93 examination entries with 9 A*, 21 A and 35 B grade passes across all subjects.   The top performing Year 10 students were Denzel Chung, Lukas Dreyer, William Hunter and Finlay McRae while the highest achieving Year 11 students were Nathan Hotter, Jacob Rasmussen and Malachi Hill.

    Massey University Papers

    Palmerston North Boys’ High School has developed a positive relationship with Massey University and university papers are taught in a number of subject areas at PNBHS by our staff members.

    A total of 74 young men enrolled in 155 Massey University papers achieving 20 A+, 20 A and 18 A- results.  The top performers were Liam Barber with five A+, Sang Ho Kim with four A+ and one A- and Peter Tremain with three A+ and two A-.  Andrew Lyall and Callum Hill both passed five papers with A range grades and Andrew McGhie passed four papers with grades in this range.  Year 12 student Samuel Dobson gained A+ grades in two Calculus papers and Year 10 student Edward Chen gained two A+ grades in second year Massey University papers.