An extensive formal learning curriculum is complemented by a large range of other opportunities, these include:
|Brass Ensemble||Info Tech Club||Surf Life Saving|
|Canoe Polo||Instrumental Tuition||Swimming|
|Claybird Shooting||Jazz Band||Tennis|
|Cross Country||Orienteering||Training Band|
|Duke of Edinburgh||Saxophone Ensemble||Young Enterprise|
*Further information regarding NZ rugby can be found here. NBHS 1st XV is proudly sponsored by the Heartland Bank.
In addition to the above boys have access to more activities in conjunction with local clubs and associations. These include:
|Air Training Corps||Fly Fishing||Martial Arts|
|Army Cadets||Health and Fitness||Tramping|
|Boxing||Kip McGrath Learning||Weight Lifting|
Conditions apply to accessing some activities. A Recreation programme is conducted most Sunday mornings for Hostel boys.