Week Ahead: Week 3, Term 3


Napier Boys High School Week Ahead

Monday, 08 – Sunday, 14 August

This week we hosted the 118th Polson Banner exchange with Palmerston North Boys’ High School.  Earlier in the year, the school’s 1st XVs played PNBHS as part of the 150th Jubilee celebrations.  Much like this week’s exchange, the game was played in great spirit, enjoyment and pride.  Because our 1st XV was victorious, the Polson Banner stays in Napier for another year.  That makes it three in a row. Well done to all the young men who represented the school with skill, passion, and excitement. As you can see by the results, posted on Facebook, the exchange was a close, well-fought affair.

In assembly this week I talked to the boys about the keys to success. Everyone, be it from rags to riches, wants to be successful. Being successful is very subjective. Some consider themselves successful if they earn lots of money, while others may consider themselves successful if they follow their passion.

So, what is the mantra to move to the path of success?

Setting goals: We should be very clear with what we want in life and from life. We should visualize about where we will be after 10 years. I know that’s difficult for a lot of you.  Also, a very important driving factor is passion. It’s our passion that will make us move forward in life.

Tenacity: We all face difficulties in our struggles. But in such situations, we should never give up. We should maintain the confidence and trust in our abilities and keep working towards our goal.

Hard work – Effort: There is no substitute for hard work. We can achieve whatever we want but only if we put effort in it.

Attitude: The most important secret ingredient to success is having the right attitude. The want and willingness to be better.

All these ingredients when amalgamated into one and will produce success. But there is one very important lesson that life teaches us during our journey, and that is failure. Success and failure are two sides of the same coin. With success comes failure as well. Failure should never stop us from moving towards our chosen path. Failure is nothing but a lesson learnt. We should learn from it and then improve ourselves more.

Finally, we have had a great start to the term. The school has moved into a more settled routine. I am very thankful for the way the boys have cooperated with our mask expectation and for the support of our community and whanau.  Masks do reduce the risk of transmission so we will continue with this position for a little longer.   It is a busy term, an important time for our senior boys to focus on NCEA.  With hard work and a never give up attitude they will succeed.

Ngā Mihi,

Jarred Williams


Accord Teacher-only Day

The third teacher-only day this year in support of the NCEA Change Programme will be Friday, 19 August. The school will be closed on this day. This is a change from what was published earlier, in the school calendar. Monday, 22 August will be Day 1 on the school timetable.

Year 12 Art Exhibition

Our Y12 Art and Design students are exhibiting their work, part of a Hawke’s Bay initiative at Creative Arts Napier (CAN).Our Y12 Art and Design students are exhibiting their work, part of a Hawke’s Bay initiative at Creative Arts Napier (CAN).





Pasifika Pathways and Career FonoPasifika Pathways and Career Fono is now running on Wednesday 10th August, 4:30 - 7:00 pm, at the Cook Islands Community Hall.

Talofa lava, Malo e lelei, Kia Orana, Mauri, Taloha ni, Fakalofa lahi atu, Bula Vinaka, Ia Orana and Warm Pasifika Greetings!

Pasifika Pathways and Career Fono is now running on Wednesday 10th August, 4:30 – 7:00 pm, at the Cook Islands Community Hall.

Please sign-in at 4:0pm.






Women Raising Boys Hui

The NBHS Parents League cordially invite all women caregivers within our NBHS community to attend our third Women Raising Boys Hui.

This will be an informative evening hosted by Kirstin Taylor, Senior Master, with the Napier Family Centre giving an overview on surviving the challenge and finding ways to improve communication and build on your relationship with your sons.

This is a non-judgmental environment and allows fostering of ideas and strategies.

The date for this is Thursday 08 September – 6.00pm for a 6.30pm start in the NBHS Memorial Library.

Please click on the link for full information and to pre-register your attendance https://forms.office.com/r/wrKxyM1zpE

For any information, please contact scook@nbhs.school.nz or 06 833 5900 extn 236. 

Year 9 Enrolment, 2023

Enrolment packs for 2023 Year 9 enrolment are now available at all contributing schools.

Our information evening will be Tuesday, 23 August.

Y8 students and their families wanting a personal tour can arrange this by contacting Mrs White, Headmaster’s PA, HeadmastersPA@nbhs.school.nz or ph. 8335913.

We are anticipating significant enrolment at Y9 in 2023 and encourage in and out-of-zone families to enrol ASAP. We appreciate you sharing this information in the community.

Parents and whānau can enrol directly by clicking here.

Senior Subject Selection, 2023

Course selection information will be made available in Week 3 for students going into Y11 – Y13 in 2023. This information will be made available via email. At this time, you will receive a link to download the Course Guide 2023 and instructions how to input the subject selection via the KAMAR Parent Portal.

We encourage you to collectively make an ‘informed decision’ regarding the selection of subjects. Making an informed decision means talking to various parties, for example employers, tertiary institutions, teachers, deans and our Careers Adviser, Ms Laurs.

Bookings for Ms Laurs can be made directly by students at the Careers Office, or ph. 8335900 ext. 220.

Senior Course Information Evening

To support our students and whānau with their course selection we will be running a course information evening on Monday, 15 August, starting 6:00pm, in the school Memorial Library.

This is targeted at the students going into Y11 and whānau new to NCEA.

Super 8 Winter Tournaments

Our Super 8 basketball and hockey teams head to their respective Super 8 tournaments, Monday 08 – Wednesday 10 August. Basketball is in New Plymouth and the 1st XI hockey are in Palmerston North.

Updates will be posted on the Napier Boys’ High School Sports Facebook page.

Hawke’s Bay Swim Champs

On the back of some very impressive results at a local and national level our elite swimmers will compete on Tuesday, 09 August at the local HB swimming championship.

Canoe Polo – South Island Tournament

On the back of some fantastic results and momentum our top canoe polo squad head to the South Island for a short tour in Week 3. This culminates in the crew competing at the South Island Championship.

1st Team Results, Week 2

Code Opposition Result
 1st XI Hockey PNBHS Draw 4 – 4
 1st XI Football PNBHS Win 2-1
Super 8 1st XV Rugby New Plymouth Boys’ High School Win 17-7
Super 8 2nd XV Rugby New Plymouth Boys’ High School Win 31-22
Basketball Senior A Blue Whare Tapere Win by Default
Basketball Senior A White St Johns College Win 96-75

1st Team Fixtures, Week 3

Code Date and time Location
1st XI Hockey Super 8, 8-10 August Palmerston North
Basketball Senior A White v Super 8, 8-10 August New Plymouth
Basketball Senior A Blue v Super 8, 8-10 August  New Plymouth
1st XI Football v HBHS 1st XI Friday 12 August, 6pm St Leonards

Sports Draw

Sports Draws are updated here – https://www.nbhs.school.nz/students/sport-draws/ and on the sports noticeboard, outside the Administration Block.

Please ensure your son stays up-to-date with the daily notices, and related team updates. These are read in class and available daily via the MyMahi app

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