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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Napier Boys’ High School Duke of Ed participants find new ways of helping community

Despite disruptions to the Duke of Edinburgh Award caused by Covid-19, participants at Napier Boys’ High School (NBHS) have adapted and are showing strength and resilience during this time. For many, it has meant finding alternative ways of helping the community for the Voluntary Service section of their award. Some boys have been delivering baking and meals to the elderly …

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 …

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 …

COVID-19 update 15 – Online learning challenges

Dear parents and caregivers   I have written previously of the challenges for you in supporting your sons with online learning. We know this can be for a number of reasons: their motivation, other distractions, quality of device or internet access, need to look after siblings – we understand that there are significant challenges across the community. What is clear, …

COVID-19 update no. 14 – Return to school under Level 3

Dear parents and caregivers Tomorrow marks our first day ‘open’ at Level 3 and 17 young men will join us to continue their online learning at school. My sincere thanks and appreciation to all of you who are juggling your son’s online learning while also working from home. I fully appreciate what a challenge this can be, particularly the older …