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Week Ahead: Week 9, Term 2, 2021


Napier Boys High School Week AheadWeek Ahead: Week 9, Term 2
Monday, 28 June – Sunday, 04 July

Women Raising Boys Hui

The Parent League invite all women raising boys in our school community to an informative evening based on Celia Lashlie’s book, “He’ll be OK”. The event is not for children or students. This is an opportunity to brainstorm, problem-solve and network. Refreshments and a light supper will be served. The hui is Tuesday, 29 June, 6:30 – 8:30pm in the NBHS Memorial Library.

For organisation and catering, please indicate your interest here:

Y10 Accelerate Quiz Night

A group of Y10 Accelerate students, under the charge of Academic Prefect Ben Shirley, will join with students from Napier Girls’ High School for a quiz night on Wednesday, 30 June. This event runs 4:00 – 6:00pm onsite in the Henderson Hall.

Have your say

The current policy review requiring community feedback is Reporting to Parents on Student Progress and Achievement.
Napier Boys’ High Schools policy documents are now stored on

The permanent link to this can be found on the NBHS board section of our school website: Board
After using the link above search for Napier Boys’ High School then input the username and password below. Click on ‘current review’ (Green tab) to access the policy for review.

Username: nbhs
Password: dorightfearnothing

Communication & Contact Details

It is critical that parents / caregivers notify the school of changes to their contact details – physical address, email, and phone. Changes should be updated with the school office by emailing Mrs J Gourdie

In the case of an emergency or for urgent updates we may use a text messaging / SMS service. Increasingly we use the School App to push out updates. This is useful for parents / caregivers and students. Download ‘SchoolAppsNZ’ and select Napier Boys’ High School. It is important that the email address you provide is an account that you check daily.

Parent/Caregiver Teacher Interviews

Parent/caregiver teacher interviews are in Week 10. Meetings are 5 minutes in duration. Students are welcome to attend alongside their parent/caregiver.

An email, with booking details, has been sent to all parents/caregivers.

Dayboy interviews are 3:20 – 8:30 pm on Tuesday, 06 July in the Gymnasium. Please click on the following link to make a booking if your son is a dayboy student:

Hostel interviews are 1:00 – 3:30 pm on Friday, 09 July in the C Block classrooms. Please click on the following link to make a booking if your son is a hostel student:

If you have difficulty making a booking, please phone the school office for assistance 06 833 5900.

On both days school will finish at 12:15 pm.

Goal-Setting Update

Tutor teachers are now contacting Y9 & 10 students’ parents/caregivers to update them on their son’s progress toward the goals that they collectively set in Term One. Contact may be by phone or email.

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:

NCEA Internal Assessments due in Week 9

NCEA Level 1
Subject Achievement Standard Classes involved
Te Reo Māori AS1.5 Waihanga tuhinga (Portfolio Piece 2 of 3) PAK / WHA
Tikanga US16160 Describe the characteristics and actions of a selected atua in accordance with ngā kōrero tuku iho WHA


NCEA Level 2
Subject Achievement Standard Classes involved
Tikanga US16054 Describe the life and achievements of a Māori leader WHA


NCEA Level 3
Subject Achievement Standard Classes involved
Te Reo Māori AS3.5 Waihanga tuhinga (Portfolio Piece 1 of 3) PAK, WHA
Tikanga US27110 Explain the creation of the world in accordance with ngā kōrero tuku iho and analyse its influence on tikanga WHA
Tikanga US29320 Explain how the deeds and roles of selected atua Māori have influenced iwi. WHA

 NCEA Internal Assessments due in Week 10

NCEA Level 1
Subject Achievement Standard Classes involved
English AS1.8 Develop connections across text All Level 1 classes


NCEA Level 2
Subject Achievement Standard Classes involved
English AS2.4 Produce a selection of crafted and controlled writing All Level 2 classes
Physical Education (CPE) AS2.2 Application of how/why biophysical principles relate to learning skills JAK, WES
History AS2.1 Carry out an inquiry of an historical event ENG


NCEA Level 3
Subject Achievement Standard Classes involved
English AS3.8 Develop an informed understanding of literature and/or language using critical texts BUN
Art – Painting, Design, Sculpture AS3.2 & AS3.3 Demonstrate understanding of conventions and systematically clarify ideas HAR, WLS

Debating is on-a-roll this term with a high level of activity and success.

Y9 Debating

We have two Y9 debating teams. Ms Collins team head across to Hastings Christian School on Wednesday, 30 June. The prepared moot is, ‘whether or not libraries are outdated’.

Y11 Debating

The Y11 debating team head to Woodford House on Wednesday, 30 June taking on Lindisfarne College. The prepared moot is, ‘schools should impose a dress code for students, including hair and jewellery’. 

1st Team Results, Week 7/8

Code Opposition Result
1st XI Hockey Taradale High School 1st XI 8 – 1 win
1st XI Football Havelock North High School 1st XI 3 – 0 win
1st XV Rugby Hastings Boys’ High School 1st XV 8 – 16 loss
Badminton 1A Hastings Boys’ High School 5 – 1 win

 1st Team Fixtures, Week 9

Code Date and time Location
1st XI Hockey v Havelock North High School Wednesday 30 June, 5:30pm Big Save, Park Island
Basketball Senior A White v Lindisfarne College Wednesday 30 June, 8:30pm Pettigrew Green Arena
Basketball Senior A Blue v St John’s College Wednesday 30 June, 7:00pm Pettigrew Green Arena
1st XI Football v Taradale High School Friday 02 July, 6:00pm Napier City Rovers, no. 1
1st XV Rugby Tauranga Boys’ College – Super 8 Round 3. Saturday 26 June, 12:00pm Tauranga Boys’ College
Hamilton Boys’ High School – Super 8 Round 4. Saturday 03 July, 12:00pm Napier Boys’ High School

Polson Banner Exchange – Hockey & Basketball

The traditional Polson Banner exchange is Wednesday, 04 August. This date clashes with the Super 8 Schools Group tournaments for hockey and basketball. Consequently, the 1st XI hockey, Senior A White & Blue and Junior A basketball teams will travel to Palmerston North on Thursday, 01 July.

My Action Replay Clubs

Old boy and ex-Head Prefect Scinde House, Erin Walshe, from My Action Replay Clubs, has gifted the school a streaming unit for Term 3. A non-subscription provider, the streaming service is aimed at community sport.

We will be streaming the 1st XI football game versus Lindisfarne College tonight Friday, 25 June from 6:00 pm.

Super 8 Schools Rugby

The 1st & 2nd XV host Hamilton Boys’ High School on Saturday, 03 July. Updates are posted on the Tribe Sports App. If you can’t make it down to the ground you can watch the action live online by subscribe to the streaming service, Sideline.Live.


Sideline.Live has been streaming Super 8 Schools rugby for several years. They have expanded their coverage to include the Super 8 Schools tournaments for other codes. This year they will be streaming hockey, basketball, and football. This is a subscription service.

To subscribe you can go to our school’s page on the Sideline.Live website:

Sports Draws

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:


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