Napier Boys' High School

Week Ahead: Week 5, Term 4, 2021


Napier Boys High School Week AheadWeek Ahead: Week 5, Term 4
Monday, 15 – Sunday, 21 November

Senior PrizegivingNBHS YouTube

As indicated last week the Senior Prizegiving is a closed event, limited to Y12 and Y13 students alongside Y11 prize winners. The prizegiving is Monday, 15 November.

Y9, Y10 & Y11s not receiving an award will be dismissed at 12:15pm. School buses will run at 12:25pm. Please contact the school if you wish for your son to be supervised through until 3:10pm.

The prizegiving will be livestreamed on our Napier Boys’ High School YouTube channel. Please subscribe to our channel.

The prizegiving will be streamed from 1:00pm.

Senior Study Leave

Ahead of the external NCEA examinations, the senior students commence their study leave on Wednesday, 17 November. Seniors that have clearance have a staggered release from Period 4. Y13s are released at the end of Period 4, Y12s at the end of lunch and Y11s at the end of Period 5.

Your son should liaise with his subject teachers regarding tutorials and support through the study leave period. This can be done through Microsoft Teams or by email.

The NCEA examinations commence Monday, 22 November and finish Tuesday,14 December.

The 2021 National Secondary Examination Timetable can be found here:

‘Leaving School’ publication

‘Leaving School’ is a magazine for all secondary school students. It is a free guide to study and career options. Paper copies were distributed to seniors in tutor class. You can access the digital version here:

NBHS Memorial Library – summer reading

Boys who are returning in 2022 are encouraged to continue their recreational reading over the summer holiday.

If you would like your son to borrow books / magazines for the summer – and this can be for anyone in his family – please complete the following permission form:

Please contact if you have any questions.

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:

  • 15 Nov                    Senior Prizegiving
  • 17 Nov                    Study Leave for Seniors – teachers will run tutorials and workshops through this period. Students should liaise with their subject teacher.
  • 22 Nov                    NCEA examinations start
  • 23 November        Teacher-only day – NCEA Accord Day 4 (date change)
  • 10 Dec                    Junior Prizegiving / final day for Y9 and Y1

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

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 whānau can access the website here:

NCEA Internal Assessments due in Week 5

NCEA Level 1
Subject Achievement Standard Classes involved
DIT AS1.7 Python STA & HAM
DIT AS1.8 Iterative Process STA & HAM
CPE & SPR AS1.1 Participate actively in a range of activities and explain factors that influence participation GUN, LEI & LOC


NCEA Level 2
Subject Achievement Standard Classes involved
DIT AS2.3 Relational database STA & HAM
SCI AS2.3 Demonstrate understanding of the chemistry used in the development of a current technology OCO


NCEA Level 3
Subject Achievement Standard Classes involved
DIT AS3.4 Develop a digital media outcome STA & HAM
Art & Art Design Portfolio HAR & WLS

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, 17 November. Students should check the Sports Noticeboard for teams and fixtures.

Touch rugby continues Thursday, 18 November. A reminder that students must arrange their own transport to the Sports Park.

Volleyball continues in Week 5. Division 1 games are on Monday, 15 November. Division 2 & 3 run Wednesday, 17 November. Students should check the link above for draws, fixtures and venues.

Softball continues this week. The high school grade runs Monday, 15 November. The U17 fixture is on Saturday, 20 November. Students should check the link above for draws, fixtures and venues.

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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