Week Ahead: Week 6 Term 1 (4th – 10th March)


Napier Boys High School Week Ahead

Week Ahead: Week 6 Term 1, Monday 4th March – Sunday 10th March

School Athletic Sports

Our school Athletic Sports will be held on Friday 8 March. 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.

Your son has received an email – sent to their school account –with their individual username and password. Registration is online. Please use this link

Registrations close on Tuesday 5 March.

Goal Setting Conference – Advance Notice

Goal Setting Conferences will run in Week 7, Thursday 14 & Friday 15 March. This involves a three-way conference with the tutor teacher, student and parent/caregiver. Each conference is allocated a twenty-minute time slot. At this time regular timetabled classes do not run. Your son is expected onsite for his goal-setting conference, only.

Booking information will be emailed home in Week 6.

Progress on School Property Developments – Click HERE

Daytime closure of the intersection at Awatoto Rd and SH51 – 11 to 20 March

Waka Kotahi have advised that they will be temporarily closing access to vehicles turning from SH51 onto Awatoto Road and vice versa, from 8am to 4pm, 11 to 20 March, while they construct the final leg of the roundabout. Detours will be in place via Te Awa Avenue. We have been advised that the detour could add 5 – 10 min to travel times.

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

Progress Report

Your son’s initial progress report will be emailed out at the end of Week 6. This report offers an overview of your son’s achievement and effort. We generate two reports a term. Please make the time to talk through this report with your son, acknowledging the positives and work-ons in preparation for the goal-setting conference in Week 7.

English Department– Author Visit & Y9 & 10 Reading Challenge

On Monday, 04 March David Riley will be speaking to Year 9 classes. David is a popular and award-winning youth author, who loves telling inspiring stories from New Zealand and the Pacific. Boys find his presentation enthralling and inspirational and are impacted with the power of reading. What a great way to kick off NZ Book Month!

In addition, the English Department has launched the Reading Challenge. The goal is for Year 9 and 10 students to get stuck into reading, with prizes on offer from sponsors including Wardini’s Books, BoardZone.

Pūhoro STEMM Regional Wānanga

Pūhoro is a kaupapa Māori approach to STEMM and seeks to improve pathways for Māori into high value careers in the Sciences and Technology.

We have selected Y11 students out on Monday 04 May, and Y12 Wednesday 06 March, at a wānanga with the intention to inspire them into STEMM tertiary study and careers.

L3 Geography – Ocean Beach

Level 3 Geography classes visit Ocean Beach and Marine Parade on Monday, 04 March to look at spatial variations as a result of interacting natural processes.


Over the next two weeks representatives from the following universities will be onsite to offer introductory overviews to your son. At this time they will outline the programmes on offer, including information related to hostels and scholarships.

Victoria University                Tuesday 05 March               1:10pm                       A7

Lincoln University                Tuesday 05 March               1:55pm                       Library

Massey University               Wednesday 06 March         12:55pm                     A7

Waikato University               Tuesday 12 March               1:10pm                       A7

University of Canterbury     Friday 15 March                   1:10pm                       A7

Representatives from the tertiary providers will return later in the year for detailed information about scholarships (July) as well as helping students select their courses (September). Also, universities hold information evenings for students and parents to attend. These events will be advertised as soon as dates have been confirmed.

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

Wellington College Exchange – 1st XI Cricket, Colts Cricket, Golf, Tennis, Futsal, Volleyball (Arriving Sunday 10 March for billeting, play Monday 11 March)

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

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