Napier Boys' High School

Week Ahead: Week 2, Term 4, 2021


Napier Boys High School Week AheadWeek Ahead: Week 2, Term 4
Monday, 01 – Sunday, 07 November

Sports and Cultural Photos

Sport and cultural photos are Monday, 01 November. Students require the related uniform / kit for the photo. They have been reminded through Week 2. Please help us to ensure that your son comes to school on Monday with the appropriate team / sport uniform.

Women Raising Boys Hui

The NBHS Parents League will run their second Women Raising Boys Hui. All women raising boys within our NBHS community are invited and encouraged to attend. This follows the successful inaugural hui in June.

This is another informative evening led by Kirstin Taylor, Senior Master. Presentations include:

  • Attendance procedures / information – Delwyn Hohepa Te Hiko, Whānau Liaison and Attendance Officer
  • Anxiety – Tracy Courtney, Guidance Counsellor
  • Brain development and the teenage brain – Hayley Double, Dean
  • Drugs, alcohol and vaping – Kate Davis, Public Health Nurse

The hui is Tuesday, 02 November starting at 6:30pm in the school Henderson Hall.

Alert Level 2 protocol must be followed. This includes mask-wearing, limiting the event to 100 visitors, and registering / signing in. Please click on the following link for full information and to pre-register your attendance

For further information please contact Sarah Cook

Upcoming Events – Stay Informed

Please keep a close eye on this school newsletter, the ‘Week Ahead’, each Friday where any changes will be communicated. Urgent updates will be pushed-out via the School App.

Key changes include:

  • 27 Oct – 15 Nov       Senior Benchmark Assessments where required (date change)
  • 15 Nov                      Senior Prizegiving
  • 17 Nov                      Study Leave for Seniors
  • 22 Nov                     NCEA examinations start
  • 23 November          Teacher-only day – NCEA Accord Day 4 (date change)
  • 10 Dec                      Junior Prizegiving / final day for Y9 & 10

Please refer to the calendar on the school website for other school events.

Policy Review: Community Feedback

The Board is reviewing the following policy, Māori Educational Success. Part of the review process considers community feedback.

We invite input from the community. Input can be made via SchoolDocs

Instructions for accessing School Docs is always available on our Board page:

Search for Napier boys’ High School then enter our username and password.

Username: nbhs
Password: dorightfearnothing

Benchmark Senior Examinations

Our second series of benchmark / mock external assessments continue in Week 3. These run through to 15 November during regular timetabled classes. Building in this flexibility gives our students more time to complete their coursework and dovetails into the external examinations. As per Term 3 no study leave is required. HODs and subject teachers have confirmed the updated benchmarks with their class. Please discuss this with your son.

StudyIt: Online NCEA Assistance

StudyIt is an online learning space for secondary students. It has content for NCEA Science, Mathematics and English. The site is student focused. It has been designed with input from students. Content has been written by subject specialists.

It contains information for students about what they need to know to achieve particular Achievement Standards alongside general study and exam tips and encouraging ‘success stories’ from students.

Students can use the forum to discuss NCEA issues with other students and teachers, as well as send specific questions by email to expert teachers.

Students and whanau can access the website here:

NCEA External Examinations – Date Change

As per the Minister’s announcement last week the NCEA examinations will proceed from Monday, 22 November and finish Tuesday, 14 December.

The 2021 National Secondary Examination Timetable can be found here:

NCEA Internal Assessments due in Week 3

NCEA Level 1
Subject Achievement Standard Classes involved
CPE & SPR AS1.5 Demonstrate interpersonal skills in a group and explain the impact on others GUN, LOC & LEI
Science (L1ASC) US23782 Sowing outdoor seed beds and calculating fertiliser rates TAY
Geography AS1.8 Apply spatial analysis with direction to solve a geographic problem BAR, MEA & JOH
History AS1.4 Demonstrate understanding of different perspectives ENG, WHI & CAM
Mathematics AS1.13 Elements of chance PIN, CHA
Graphics All evidence COE & WYA
Art Portfolio HAR & WLS


NCEA Level 2
Subject Achievement Standard Classes involved
CPE AS2.6 Evaluate leadership strategies that contribute to the function of a group JAK & WES
Graphics All evidence COE


NCEA Level 3
Subject Achievement Standard Classes involved
Physical Education AS3.3 Evaluate the effectiveness of a performance improvement programme KET & LEI
Graphics All evidence WYA
History (US) AS3.4 Analyse different perspectives of a contested event of significance to NZ ENG


NCEA Internal Assessments due in Week 4


NCEA Level 1
Subject Achievement Standard Classes involved
Accounting AS1.4 Financial Statement for a community organisation PRA


NCEA Level 2
Subject Achievement Standard Classes involved
Mathematics 201 AS2.7 Calculus 201 classes
Mathematics 202 AS2.12 Probability 202 classes
History AS2.2 Examine an historical event ENG
Art  Portfolio HAR
Art Design Portfolio WLS


NCEA Level 3
Subject Achievement Standard Classes involved
Economics AS3.4 Market failure and government intervention PRA
History (NZ) AS3.4 Analyse differing perspectives CAM

KAMAR Parent Portal

A reminder that parents / caregivers can access results and school reports through the KAMAR Parent Portal. Log-in details were posted by mail at the start of the school year. If you have difficulty accessing the portal, please contact Mrs J Gourdie

You can access the KAMAR parent portal here:

Sports Draws & Fixtures

Sports draws are posted on the school website and school app. Sports draws are updated as we receive them.

You can find the sports draws here:

Junior T20 cricket continues Wednesday, 03 November. Students should check the Sports Noticeboard for teams and fixtures.

Touch rugby continues Thursday, 04 November. A reminder that students must arrange their own transport to the Sports Park.

Volleyball commences in Week 3. Division 1 games are on Monday, 01 November. Division 2 & 3 start Wednesday, 03 November. Students should check the link above for draws, fixtures and venues.

The Hawke’s Bay Junior Volleyball Open Tournament runs Friday, 05 – Saturday, 06 November. Fixtures on Friday are in school gyms. Saturday games are at Pettigrew Green Arena. Alert Level 2 protocol, as per below, applies.

Alert Level 2 Protocol & Procedure

As we remain at Alert Level 2, we remind the community that sport is limited to groups of one hundred in a defined space outdoors and fifty in a defined space indoors. As a ‘single group’ different people cannot come and go under these group limits. These group limits include all players and spectators, but not referees and officials.

With the above measures in place, we are required to closely monitor numbers at events. In the first instance our preference is for those who transport their son to our school venue, or to another school within the Hawkes’ Bay, to drop their son off outside the school and organise a time and place to pick him up after the game.

If you do intend to be a spectator, please be aware that you may be asked to leave if numbers exceed limits. We understand how disappointing this will be for all supporters who enjoy watching school sport. If you intend to be a spectator onsite at NBHS, you must sign-inQR codes are at the front of school, and one will be placed on the Te Awa Avenue side of the school. Finally, visitors to the site must wear a face covering.

Thank you for your understanding at this challenging time. Your continued support is appreciated by all Napier Boys’ High School staff and students alongside the many community / parent volunteers that contribute to our school’s co-curricular programme.


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