“Mā te tā, mā te karo e ora ai ngā pūkōrero.”
Twelve players from each Super Eight kura competed at the Super Eight Ngā Tākaro Māori event from the 19th to the 20th of February. Napier Boys’ High School had the honour of hosting this event for the first time.
The nature of this kaupapa was underpinned by manaakitanga and whanaungatanga. The mauri (essence) of this kaupapa (event) was cared for by all schools. It was encouraged for each kura to have a student speaker kōrero at the pōhiri.
The three tākaro Māori chosen were Kī-o-Rahi, Waka Ama and Horohopu. It was the hope that the number of Tākaro Māori will increase in time, further fostering and strengthening Tākaro Māori throughout our Super Eight schools.
Horohopu was an opportunity for all Super Eight schools to mix and combine. Whanaungatanga (establishing positive relationships with others) was very evident and benefited all schools.
A special must be made to Matua Pohatu Paku of Napier Boys’ High School and his staff for making this event a great experience for all involved.
Ka ara te rā ki runga o Pukemokimoki, ka tō te rā ki runga o Te Marae o Hine.
The photograph shows the Ngā Tākaro Māori team holding the taonga 'Te Kanae Kura.' Back row (left to right): Henare Te Whaiti, Taine Flutey, Tairawhiti Crosswell-Waaka, Honour Whānau, Api Kahukoti, Bailey Hakopa
Front row (left to right): Monson Brown, Ihaka Rapira, Rakena Te AweAwe Mohi, Hawaiki Docherty-Parete, Boston Maniapoto
Thank you to Mr Bovey who presented this week's book review at assembly this morning, the first for 2024. Mr Bovey reviewed Barbarossa: How Hitler Lost the War written by Jonathan Dimbleby. Barbarossa is available in the PNBHS Library.
Click here to check out the PNBHS Library catalogue online - https://library.pnbhs.school.nz/#!dashboard
Our weekly book reviews help to expose young men to a range of different authors, genres and text types - hopefully, to spark their interest and help to develop their reading habits. Any students who would like to deliver a book review in assembly should speak to Mr Benn or Mr Atkin.
Well done to everyone who competed in the 10,000m Championship this morning. It was fantastic to see a large field of about 50 competitors.
Congratulations to the podium finishers:
1st Jacob Lean of Kia Ora club 36.46
2nd Jarvis Shaw of Gordon club 37.24
3rd Filip Martin of Kia Ora club 38.52
Special mention to Jai Parris of Phoenix who was fourth in a time of 39.04 – a fantastic effort for a year 9 student.
A reminder that the 5,000m Championship is being run on Friday morning. Competitors need to be at the grandstand by 7.00am.
Mrs Kennedy joined the staff in the PNBHS Library in October 2000, initially in a job-share position with another librarian. The school library is an important resource utilised by students and staff alike to support teaching and learning and by students reading, playing card games and board games and accessing online resources outside of class time. Consequently, the library staff make a significant contribution to our school.
In her role Mrs Kennedy has always shown great compassion and empathy when dealing with reluctant readers and has done an excellent job taking our Year 9 students on small group tours of the library and its services. Her many years of experience of matching good books to the right boys will be missed!
With a nursing background, she has kept an ordered and tidy library - as well as tidy students. Her creative flair is obvious in the number of excellent displays which she set up over the years, with which to promote our books to teenage boys. Some memorable displays included a Motocross bike, a skeleton and others a hunter’s ghillie suit and decoys for duck shooting season.
Mrs Kennedy has been completely reliable and enthusiastic throughout her 23 years of service to Palmerston North Boys’ High School and has been a welcoming presence in the school library for both young men and staff.
Mrs Kennedy is looking forward to being able to travel and spend more time with her family. We thank her for her contribution to PNBHS and wish her all the best for her next adventures.