Week Ahead: Week 5 Term 4 (14-20 Nov)


Napier Boys High School Week AheadWeek Ahead: Week 5, Term 4 

Monday, 14 November – Sunday, 20 November 

Important Dates

Monday 14 November–NZQA Exams continue
Monday 14 November – Final Year 8 course selection and uniform fitting 

Looking Ahead:
21 & 22 November – Teacher only days
9 December – Term 4 ends 

Become a host family – share Napier Boys’ High School with the world

We are seeking host families for our January intake – we are welcoming a number of German students who will be staying between two and four terms, and mainly entering Year 11.

Host parents can come from many different walks of life – married, single, retired, with children or no children – there is no typical host family, just that they all share an interest in meeting people from new cultures.

For 2023 you will be remunerated at $265/week.

If you’re looking to enrich the life of your family through new friendships, and cultural experiences, consider becoming a host parent.

Please contact Mrs. Sarah Cook, International Manager, Napier Boys’ High School for further information.

scook@nbhs.school.nz or 06 833 5900 ext 236


The uniform shop will return to the usual hours this week, Tuesday 3-4.30pm and Thursday 1.10 – 2.10 pm (during student lunch hour).

Year 9/10 Speech Finals

On the Wednesday 16th the Year 9/10 speech finals take place during Period 5. Twelve finalists from across the year level will battle it out to be top of their year.

NZQA External Examination Information

Your son received their admission slip and NZQA card on Friday, 04 November. At this time, they revisited the rules and expectations for the external NZQA exams. For your reference this information can be found here. 

The external exam timetable can be found here. 

The exam sessions start at either 9.30 am or 2.00 pm. Your son needs to be at the exam centre / C Block at least 20 minutes before the start of their exam. 

Special Assessment Conditions (SAC)
If your son has been told that they are completing their exam under Special Assessment Conditions, he will need to meet at the exam centre / C Block no later than 20 minutes before the examination. 

Digital examinations
If your son is completing the Level 3 English or Level 1 Home Economics examination, he will need to have his NCEA login information with him for the examination. If he wishes to use his own device, this device must have been checked at the school before the examination to make sure that the device meets the NZQA requirements. Finally, he should ensure that the device is fully charged. 

Derived Grade
Students can apply for a derived grade when there are unavoidable circumstances that are outside the candidate’s control/responsibility. For example, a significant injury or condition, supported by a medical certificate. More information about the derived grade process can be found here. 

COVID-19: if your son has cold/flu symptoms and there are concerns about them attending the exam they should take a COVID-19 test. The school will have some available at the exam centre. If they test negative, they should attend their examination. 

If your son needs to apply for a derived grade you need to complete this form: https://forms.office.com/r/fJhdBKB55X 

Junior Assessment Week

Junior examinations are in Week 6. The exams are Wednesday 23 through Friday 25 November. The schedule is below.

Examinations will run for 90 minutes in each subject

The main intention of offering formal assessments at Y9 and Y10 is to build opportunities for our young men to familiarise themselves with some of the experiences they will face in the senior school. Major ‘takeaways’ should be understanding the value of preparation, the type of study programme that works best for them and learning how to manage their time in an exam setting.

During Term 2 we spent time in Tutor class looking at study skills, using the MyMahi App. A study booklet, prepared by the Deputy Headmaster, was distributed at this time to Y9/10s.

Results will be available for parents / whānau via the Kamar Parent Portal.

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