Dear Parents/Guardians of our Year 9 Students
I trust that your son’s transition from primary sector into secondary school has been a smooth one and that he now identifies as being a Napier Boys’ High School young man. We understand that for many the difference is quite significant, and we expect that there will be some who, on various occasions, may find the change difficult.
I would encourage you to seek early advice and assistance initially from your son’s tutor teacher or House Dean. I must say that I am very encouraged by the quality of the young men in the 2021 intake. I have been impressed with their enthusiasm to actively involve themselves and to participate in a range of activities that we have had to date. We look forward to working with you as they move through their secondary school education.
There are three important events that lie ahead this term. Two of which are in the next two weeks – Meet the Teacher Evening and Ladder to Manhood Day
Meet the Teacher Evening
When: Tuesday 23rd February
Time 6.30 – 7.45pm
Where: Napier Boys’ High School Henderson Hall
The aim of this evening is to provide you with information about how our pastoral care system works and meet each of your son’s core teachers. The evening will begin in the school Hall at 6.30pm. You will then be taken by a school prefect to a classroom to meet your son’s core subject teachers. They will be providing a brief overview of the year and their expectations of your son as a learner within their classroom.
Please make this a priority on your calendar. Your attendance is a vital part of your son’s transition to Napier Boys’ High School and getting the most out of their education. We look forward to seeing you there.
Ladder to Manhood Day
When: Tuesday 2nd March (Note this is a change of date from previously published)
Time: During the school day
Where: Pukemokimoki Marae
This day involves your son learning the school haka and team building activities. Students are to come to school in PE gear. They are to wear sports shoes or other suitable footwear. We will walk from school to Pukemokimoki Marae and back to school at the end of the day. The boys are to bring morning tea and there will be a sausage sizzle for lunch.
The third event is on Friday 26th March where we host the Boys’ Breakfast. This is an opportunity for fathers/guardians or other significant male role models to start the day with their young men at breakfast. We will send out information closer to the date but diary this event now.