Week Ahead: Week 9, Term 2 (Monday 24th June – Sunday 30th June)


Napier Boys High School Week Ahead

Week Ahead: Week 9 Term 2, Monday 24th June – Sunday 30th June

Mānawatia a Matariki

A reminder that school is closed Friday 28 June as we acknowledge and welcome Matariki.

School reopens Monday 01 July. This is Day 5 on the school calendar.

Parent / caregiver teacher conferences are now open for booking. Instructions are below.

Conferences run over two days, with a specific day for day and hostel students.

Day boy parent / caregiver conferences are 1:00 – 7:00pm on Tuesday, 2nd July in the school hall and library.

Hostel parent / caregiver conferences are 1:00 – 3:30pm on Friday, 5th July in the C Block classrooms.

Conferences are five minutes in duration. Students are encouraged to attend with their parents / caregivers.


Bookings are made through the SchoolBridge app, or by logging into School Bridge using your web browser.

On the SchoolBridge dashboard click on ‘Conferences’ and select the appropriate conference either Day or Hostel for your son. Select your son’s teachers. This will display the available time slots. Click on the time/s to book.

Schoolbridge is our main method of communication to the school community. The Week Ahead and all alerts / updates are sent through School Bridge. If you have not accessed Schoolbridge, please see below for registration / sign-in details. You will need to download the app to your phone and / or use the web-based version.

School Bridge Registration / Sign-in Instructions:

Sign In: if you have a Google, Microsoft or Facebook account and use the same email account as you have registered with Napier Boys’ you can use this to sign in. For parents without this you can sign in using the ‘Magic Link’, below.

 Magic Link Sign-in

1. Click on the link below.

2. Select the Email Magic Link sign-in and enter the email you have registered as your contact email with us.

3. You will receive an email to that address that will contain both a link to sign-in and a code that can be entered to sign in. The code needs to be used within 72 hours.

4. Once signed in on the app you won’t need to sign in again.

5. If using the web-based version if you sign out you will need to resend the Magic Link to re-sign in.

Web Version: https://nbhs.bridge.school.nz/

Android App: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.inboxdesign.SchoolBridgeApp

Apple App: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/schoolbridge/id1563090571\

Sibling Switcher: you will also be able to use the “Sibling Switcher” to switch between students, without additional passwords. You can also add students at different schools, who use SchoolBridge.

If you are having any trouble signing-in,  there are ‘help’ videos on the sign-in page.

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


Tuesday 25 June University of Canterbury scholarships information session. 1:10pm in A7.
Tuesday 25 June University of Canterbury information evening Napier War Memorial. 6:00pm start. Register here.
Tuesday 25 June University of Auckland virtual information evening. Register here.
Tuesday 25 June Waikato University STEM presentation on Microstructures
Wednesday 26 June Dr Hossein Najef Zaden, University of Canterbury School of Product Design presentation to DIT class
Wednesday 26 June  Waikato University information evening, Napier War Memorial 6pm. Register here.
Wednesday 26June Victoria Grey, Waikato University Science faculty pathogens presentation to Biology classes.

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, or in emergency via an SMS.

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

NCEA Late Submission Policy

We would appreciate your support to ensure that your son meets the set deadlines for their internal assessments. Most NCEA internal assessments are completed during class time. Students can submit their work electronically through MS Teams or by completing in-class assessments.

If your son requires an extension past this deadline you are required to complete this form.

Extensions will be granted upon completion of the form and one of the following scenarios:

  • illness, accident, bereavement, or a family crisis
  • timetabled school activities, such as field trips
  • sporting or other fixtures where a student is required to represent the school
  • national or regional representation in sport or other activities.

Where the school receives no communication around a missed deadline, NZQA requires that the school report a Not Achieved grade.

NCEA Internal Assessments due in Week 9

NCEA Level 1
Subject Achievement Standard
Music AS1.2 Demonstrate music performance skills


NCEA Level 2
Subject Achievement Standard
Biology AS2.3 Demonstrate understanding of adaptation of plants or animals to their way of life
DIT AS2.7 Use advanced programming techniques to develop a computer programme
Earth & Space Science AS2.2 – Examine an Earth and Space Science issue and the validity of the information communicated to the public
Technology – Combined US29681 Measure and calculate for a Stage 3 BCATS project


NCEA Level 3
Subject Achievement Standard
Mathematics – Statistics AS3.1 Apply the geometry of conic sections in solving problems

NCEA Internal Assessments due in Week 10

NCEA Level 1
Subject Achievement Standard
Mathematics (Acc.) AS1.1 Apply numeric reasoning in solving problems
Commerce AS1.2 Demonstrate understanding of price determination for an organisation
English AS1.2 Demonstrate understanding of specific aspects of studied text
Engineering US22924 Develop a simple product using engineering materials
Hospitality US19770 Prepare and present egg and cheese dishes in the hospitality industry

US15895 Demonstrate knowledge of boiling and baking in the commercial catering industry

Tikanga US16160 Describe the characteristics and actions of a selected atua


NCEA Level 2
Subject Achievement Standard
Physical Education AS2.2 Demonstrate understanding of how and why biophysical principles relate to the learning of physical skills
Combined Materials US2199 Prepare, use and maintain hand tools for furniture making
Economics AS2.6 Analyse how government policies and contemporary economic issues interact
English AS2.4 Produce a selection of crafted and controlled writing
Hospitality US17285 Demonstrate knowledge of commercial espresso coffee equipment and prepare espresso beverages under supervision
Mathematics 202 AS2.14 Apply systems of equations in solving problems
Māori AS2.1 Whakarongo kia mohio ki te reo o te ao torotoro
English – Vocational US30907 Demonstrate knowledge in relation to the New Zealand Police Nga Pirihimana o Aotearoa in the community


NCEA Level 3
Subject Achievement Standard
Physical Education AS3.1 Evaluate physical activity experiences to devise strategies for lifelong well-being
Hospitality US17284 Demonstrate knowledge of coffee origin and production
Māori & Tikanga AS3.1 Whakarongo kia mohio ki te reo Māori o te ao whanui

AS3.8 Te tuhura i te reo takitaki

AS3.9 Te whakarite i te rautaki whakawhanake reo

Physics AS3.5 Demonstrate understanding of Modern Physics

Junior Assessment Week – Results & Catch-ups

Junior assessments have been completed. Results will be available for parents / whānau via the Kamar Parent Portal.

If your son was absent in Week 8, and missed an exam, he will complete a catch-up assessment during Week 9.

KAMAR Parent Portal

Parents / caregivers can access results and school reports through the KAMAR Parent Portal.

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


Week Ahead Sport

Sports Draws

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

Sports Results from the past week, click HERE

1st Team Fixtures, Week 9

Code Date and time Location
1st XI Hockey v Taradale HS Wednesday 26 June, 5.45pm Park Island
Basketball Senior A v St Johns College Monday 24 June, 5.30pm PGA 8
1st XI Football No game
1st XV Rugby v Hamilton BHS Friday 28 June, 12pm Hamilton


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