News - Achievements

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Young Ambassadors Trip 2016 – Sean Takai

For the last two weeks of term 3, I visited France along with nine other students to represent New Zealand on the Young Ambassadors Tour 2016, to commemorate the 100th anniversary of New Zealand’s Involvement on the Western Front during WWI. It was part of the Shared Histories project which allows students in New Zealand […]


Published: 16 Oct 2016
by Sean Takai
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Maadi Success

24 SBHS rowers competed in the recent New Zealand Secondary Schools Rowing Championships (commonly known as Maadi) held in Twizel. With 2200 rowers from 120 schools, Maadi represents an opportunity to race against crews from around New Zealand. After a very successful South Island Secondary Schools regatta, SBHS picked up seven medals. The squad was […]


Published: 22 May 2016
by Rob Wilson-Pyne
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Top Ten Badge Award

Congratulations to Jake Luthi and James Alexander who were recently awarded a top ten badge from Rowing New Zealand. These are awarded to each pupil who places in the top ten of a premier under-18 event that has more than ten entries. Jake and James are the first recipients of this badge for Shirley Boys’ […]


Published: 24 May 2016
by Sandra McKernan
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South Island Titles for Shirley BHS Rowing

The SBHS Rowing Squad continued its winning ways at the 2016 South Island Secondary Schools Rowing Championships. The regatta features over 1200 rowers from 47 schools throughout the South Island, converging on the town of Twizel for two days of intense racing. As a last hit out for crews before competing in National Rowing Championships […]


Published: 29 Mar 2016
by R Wilson-Pyne
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Student Achievements

Congratulations to all of the following students! CPIT Māori and Pacific Leadership Awards 2015 The CPIT Foundation was delighted to support the CPIT Māori and Pacific Leadership Awards for 2015.  Some fantastic students were honoured at the awards held on the 23 November, and Shirley Boys’ High School had two students receive an award. EXCELLENCE […]


Published: 29 Jan 2016
by Sandra McKernan