Napier Boys' High School
|Napier Boys' High School|
|Type||State, Boys, Secondary with boarding facilities|
|Motto||Mahia Tika Mataku Kore
Justum Perficito Nihil Timeto
"Do Right and Fear Nothing"
|Ministry of Education Institution no.||216|
|Headmaster||Ross G Brown|
|School roll||1250 (March 2015)|
Napier Boys' High School is a state secondary school on Chambers St, in Te Awa, Napier, New Zealand. It currently has a school roll of approximately 1,200 pupils.
The school has a proud sporting history being a leading Super 8 school and having a regular exchange with Wairarapa College. It also has a regular rugby exchange with Palmerston North Boys' High School, the Polson Banner, the oldest sporting trophy in the country. Napier Boys traditionally does very well in local Hawkes Bay sporting competitions.
There is a strong house competition in place with the four houses being:
- Scinde (blue) the hostel house
- Napier (red)
- Hawke (green)
- Clyde (gold)
The school has a large (approximately 30 hectare), impressive site that is situated by the sea. Originally built in brick in 1926, the school has now been fully redeveloped in the Art Deco style, in keeping with the Napier City theme.
The spacious school grounds accommodate 4 rugby and 2 soccer pitches in winter and 8 grass cricket wickets in summer. There is also a large swimming complex on site. The school is also the site of the Hawkes Bay Holt Planetarium, which compliments the school's educational facilities.
The boarding house (Scinde House) is located on-site, and accommodates 185 pupils in a mixture of motel and dormitory style accommodation.
Other features of the school include an adjacent 13-hectare farm, and an outdoor education camp (Camp Simmons, located at Puketitiri on the Mohaka River).
Recent property developments include:
- The complete refurbishment of computer suites (3) and pods(4)
- Networking of the entire school and hostel sites
- The complete refurbishment of four science labs
- A major swimming pool upgrade.
- Hall extension and redevelopment
- Cuisine suite construction
- Pavilion extension and upgrade
- Technology Block (6 rooms) redevelopment and upgrade
- Redevelopment of the school entrance
- Construction of a new art and design suite
- Demolition of Foster block and construction of a Social Sciences centre
- John Psathas - internationally acclaimed music composer
- Oscar Alpers (1867–1927), Supreme Court judge
- Frank Corner (born 1920), diplomat
- Sydney Jones (1894–1982), National MP for Hastings (1949–1954)
- Cyril Harker (1899–1970), National MP for Waipawa and Hawke's Bay (1940–1963)
- Arnold Reedy (1903-1971), Māori leader
- Percy Storkey (1891–1969), Victoria Cross recipient in an Australian unit
- Chris Tremain (born 1966), MP for Napier (2005 – present)
- Ralph Vernon Matthews - Bishop of Waiapu from 1979 to 1983
- Damion Davies – basketball player in the NBL
- Aidan Daly - basketball player in the NBL
- Zac Guildford - Crusaders All Black winger
- Sam Jenkins - former New Zealand All Whites soccer player and New Zealand Olympian number 1050
- Chris Jackson - former New Zealand All Whites soccer captain
- Daniel Kirkpatrick - Wellington Lions and Hurricanes player
- Puke Lenden - former basketball player in the NBL
- Hubert McLean - All Black
- Mark Paston - current All Whites goalkeeper
- Gabriel Rawcliffe - European League hockey player
- Jesse Ryder - Black Caps opener and amateur boxer
- Greg Somerville - Former All Black No. 991
- Richard Turner - former All Black and rugby commentator
- Phil Lamason - WWII RNZAF bomber pilot.
- Garth McVicar - founder and Chairman of the Sensible Sentencing Trust in 2001
- Bruce McLeod - Sydney-based businessman and founder and chairman of Empire Energy Group Limited
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