Week Ahead: Week 5 Term 1 (26th February – 3rd March)


Napier Boys High School Week Ahead

Week Ahead: Week 5 Term 1, Monday 26th February – Sunday 3rd March

School Athletic Sports

Our school Athletic Sports will be held on Friday 8 March. Registration for events has been digitalised. Earlier this week you received an email with instruction/s related to log-in and registration.

We are aware of an issue a number of you have had using the link sent yesterday for registration. Please use the following link, instead of the pickmyevents.com link


Today, your son/s received an email – sent to their school account – details of their individual username and password.

Please check with your son that he has selected his events for the day. They can enter up to five events but no more than three of these can be field events.

Registrations close on Tuesday 5 March.

Y9 Ladder to Manhood

Part of the Y9 orientation, the Ladder to Manhood programme begins Thursday 29 February. This involves all Y9s. The programme includes team-building activities, haka and thinking about what it means to be a ‘good man’. We will walk from school to Pukemokimoki Marae and return at the end of the day. We provide a sausage sizzle for lunch. Please ensure your Y9 son wears their PE gear and has a hat, preferably a school hat. They will need to bring a snack, water bottle, sunscreen and an alternate lunch if required.

Goal Setting Conference – Advance Notice

Goal Setting Conferences will run on Thursday 14 & Friday 15 March. This involves a three-way conference with the tutor teacher, student and parent/caregiver. Each conference is allocated a 15-minute time slot. At this time regular timetabled classes are not running.

Ahead of the conferences, the first Progress Report will be emailed home in Week 6. The report offers an overview of your son’s achievement and effort.

More details, including information related to booking, will be made available in the coming weeks.

Golden Shears Championships

Four students are competing at the world’s premier shearing and wool-handing competition. We have two boys entered for the novice shearing and two competing for the junior shearing title in Masterton, starting Thursday 29 February. We wish the boys every success!
















Policy Review

Through Term 1 the Board will review Te Tiriti o Waitangi, Board Responsibility, School Character* / Special Character*, and Documentation and Self-Review Policies. The school community is invited to contribute to this review, as per:

  • Visit the website https://nbhs.schooldocs.co.nz/1893.htm
  • Enter the username (nbhs) and password (dorightfearnothing)
  • Follow the link to the relevant policy as listed
  • Read the policy
  • Click the Start your review button at the top right-hand corner of the page
  • Select the reviewer type. Enter your name (optional)
  • Follow the prompts to show that you’ve read the topic and enter your feedback if you would like to comment
  • Agree to the privacy statement and click “Submit review”.
  • If you do not have internet access, the school office staff can provide you with printed copies of the policy and a review form.

Viral Meningitis

The Hawke’s Bay District Health Board has asked us to communicate to the community that cases of viral meningitis have increased in recent weeks. More information can be found here.

Upcoming Events

Please take the time to look at this school newsletter, the ‘Week Ahead’. The Week Ahead outlines upcoming school activities. Urgent updates will be pushed-out via School Bridge.

We have moved to a digital school calendar. The school calendar can be accessed here: KAMAR  or SchoolBridge

Hawkes Bay Road Safety Expo 2024






Applications open for BLAKE Inspire 2024

BLAKE Inspire is an action-packed week for Year 11 – 13 students who will spend the week working alongside scientists, environmental experts, and a diverse range of leaders to develop strong leadership skills, while learning about important environmental issues and how they can take action to tackle them.

Participation, adventure, and learning are all key requirements for delegates. They will take part in environmental and marine science activities and visit businesses and local organisations to learn about what they are doing to reduce their impact on the environment.

Most importantly, students spend the week with other like-minded young people, leaving BLAKE Inspire with new friends, stories, and action plans to start driving positive change within their own schools and communities.

For more information email the Programme Manager at elle@blakenz.org

Applications close Sunday 3 March, 11.59 pm. To apply visit BLAKE’s website

KAMAR Parent Portal

Parents / caregivers can access results and school reports through the KAMAR Parent Portal. If you have difficulty accessing the portal, please contact Mrs J Gourdie jgourdie@nbhs.school.nz Parents / whānau new to school will receive access details in the coming weeks.

You can access the KAMAR parent portal here: https://kamar.nbhs.school.nz/ or via the School Bridge app.

 Week Ahead Sport

Canoe Polo Regional Senior Boys Nationals Qualifying Tournament, Saturday 24th – Sunday 25th February

GBHS Exchange – 1st XI & Colts, Monday 26th – Tuesday 27th February, in Gisborne

Colts Knockout Game vs. Lindisfarne – Friday 1st March, Lindisfarne

Sports Draws – You can find the sports draws here: https://www.nbhs.school.nz/students/sport-draws/

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