Napier Boys’ High School students selected to represent country in Basketball

Representing the country in basketball is a dream come true for two Napier Boys’ High School students who have left it all on the court in a bid to achieve their goals. Clifton Bush III and Tommy Fergusson have been named by Basketball New Zealand as part of the 2020 Junior Tall Blacks. “It’s an honour,” Clifton said following the …

Toe by Toe programme helps NBHS students with reading

Young boys in their first year at Napier Boys’ High School who struggle with reading aren’t told to hire a tutor, they are being helped by year 13s in a programme called ‘Toe by Toe’. For six weeks, students meet twice a week with their year 13 buddy, learning how to read, but also how to comprehend the text. Not …

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COVID-19 update 18 – Return to school Monday 18 May

Dear Parents and Caregivers   We look forward to seeing your sons return on Monday for an 8.30 am start. This is Day 3 of the timetable. Years 11, 12 and 13 will begin with a welcome back and safety briefing in the hall. Years 9 and 10 will go directly to their tutor class. Timetable/Calendar changes Each day will start with a tutor class Lunch …

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Napier Boys’ High School students discover power of service

Sausage sizzles, a quiz night and even a marathon are some of the ways a group of boys at Napier Boys’ High School are fundraising for the I Am Hope foundation. More than 30 boys have joined the school’s Interact Club – all eager to give back to their community. Interact is Rotary International’s service club for 12 to 18-year …

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COVID-19 Update 17: Return to school Monday 18 May under Level 2

Dear Parents and Caregivers As you will know from the Prime Minister’s announcement yesterday, we will re-open on Monday 18 May (Day 3) for teaching and learning onsite. All online lessons will continue for the remainder of this week. From Monday 18 May, online, real-time or face to face video, lessons will stop. Students are expected to return to school …

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COVID-19 update 16: Return to school under level 2

Dear Parents and Caregivers   We were excited and relieved to learn of the conditions under which schools can re-open fully under Alert Level 2. Firstly, we are extremely mindful that this is not “business as usual”; staff and students are not returning from the equivalent of a Christmas holiday break. The experiences of lockdown and online learning have been …

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Napier Boys’ High School student wows in the kitchen

A passion for cooking and a desire to learn new skills in the kitchen has helped Napier Boys’ High School student Benjamin Sepulveda Mella win a coveted prize. The 15-year-old wowed judges in last month’s National Secondary Schools Culinary Challenge ‘at-home competition’ – taking out week 3 in the year 9-11 category. But his success did not stop there, as …

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COVID-19 update – Junior students (y9 and 10) and parents

Dear parents and caregivers With the news that the Level 4 lockdown is ending on Monday 27 April, we have confirmed our plans for re-opening under Level 3.   Thank you to all the boys who are getting on with their lessons, accessing the online classes and doing the work required. A big thank you to the many parents who …

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Opportunity awaits at Scinde House

Providing a home away from home and nurturing young boys as they transition into manhood is the key focus of Napier Boys’ High School’s Scinde House. The boarding house has a rich history within the school community, and is home to about 180 students from year 9 through to year 13. Hostel Manager Ashton Johnson says Scinde House has a …