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Father and Son Breakfast – Event is now full, No more bookings will be taken

Well-being and Positive Education build resilience and achieve peak potential. Fathers/Male caregivers and sons are warmly invited to a breakfast event to be held in the SBHS Spartan Room on Thursday 5 July 2018 from 7.00am-8.35am. Limited to 100 places, so get in quick! Guest Speaker – John Quinn. John Quinn has been working with […]


Published: 19 Jun 2018
by SBHS

Chisnallwood Intermediate Open Night

Dear Parents/Caregivers, I would like to take the opportunity to introduce myself to you all. My name is Justin Fields and I am proud to be the Principal of Chisnallwood Intermediate. My goal is for Chisnallwood Intermediate to be the school of choice for every year 7 and 8 child in East Christchurch. I am […]


Published: 19 Jun 2018
by Jane Forster
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New Proposed School Zone

Avonside Girls’ High School and Shirley Boys’ High School proposed enrolment home zone consultation The Secretary of Education has directed the Boards of Trustees of both schools to develop a new enrolment home zone under section 11H (1) of the Education Act 1989. This was deemed necessary because of the relocation of the schools to […]


Published: 29 Mar 2018
by Shirley Boys' High School

Maadi Cup – Update

Yesterday was effected by weather and with only a handful of races. However we had two U16 single skulls made the semi finals. Today, Alex Cartwright, qualified for the U17 single skulls national final racing tomorrow. There is only 4 seconds separating the entire field. The U16 quad have also made the national final tomorrow. […]


Published: 22 Mar 2018
by Sandra McKernan
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Maadi Cup – Day One

An update from our students who are away competing in the Maadi Cup 2018. The boys have made a good start to racing.  A number have managed to avoid knock out repechages with high placings in the heat racing, qualifying directly for quarter and semi-finals later in the week.  These include; Under 17 Single Sculls […]


Published: 20 Mar 2018
by Shirley Boys' High School
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Maadi Cup – Day Two

Another big day of racing with a number of crews progressing to the next round. The Under 16 Eight stormed into the National Final with a strong performance in heat racing knocking St Pauls Collegiate, North Island Bronze medallist into the repecharges. With less than eight seconds separating the field, Saturdays race for the national […]


Published: 20 Mar 2018
by Sandra McKernan
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New Campus Development Update

This month’s development update takes a look back to February 2017 and compares it with the work done in February 2018. The differences are incredible. Exciting times ahead! Find video below! Find video here: https://youtu.be/mP02nXcWb_0


Published: 27 Feb 2018
by Blake Wells
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A Must See for Parents in this Digital Age

Waitakiri Primary School Hall, 7pm, Wednesday March 7th.


Published: 26 Feb 2018
by SBHS
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Athletics Day – Postponed

The SBHS House Athletics Day has been postponed till Monday the 26th due to bad weather. Students are still required at school on Thursday. Students are to report to their form class areas on the tennis courts before 8:30 for roll-call, dressed in their House shirts and athletic gear. A programme of events will be […]


Published: 13 Feb 2018
by Jamyn Keats

January Development Update (Shirley Boys’ High School)

Our January development update for the new two school one campus site. Video: https://youtu.be/WMXERGeoygU


Published: 22 Jan 2018
by Blake Wells
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2017 Recap (Video)

We look back on 2017 and what happened at Shirley Boys’ High School during the year. Bring on 2018! Video: https://youtu.be/xNtnv4LguKI


Published: 22 Jan 2018
by Blake Wells
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Important Dates

The dates to note are as follows: School office re-opened on Monday 15 January (8.30am-4.00pm) January Tuesday 30  Year 12-13 Course Confirmation Day (an email will be sent out next week advising students if they are required to attend). Wednesday 31 Year 9 (and other students new to SBHS) Orientation Day (8.30am-2.45pm) Students report to […]


Published: 16 Jan 2018
by Sandra McKernan
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Y10 Food Gingerbread Houses

The Year 10 food class at SBHS finished the year by competing in the ‘House of the Year Challenge’. The Challenge was to construct a house of gingerbread with a Christmas Theme.  Below is what they got up to and also the images from the challenge: Day 1: Baking of the 7 pieces required to make […]


Published: 08 Dec 2017
by Blake Wells
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Gold Medal Winner – Sam Harris

Sam Harris won a gold medal representing Shirley Boys high School on Friday 1st December, at the National Secondary Schools Athletics Championships in Hastings.   He came first in the senior boys’ pole vault, jumping a new personal best of 4.25 metres to win the gold medal outright. An outstanding result that he has worked very […]


Published: 03 Dec 2017
by SBHS
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November Development Update (Shirley Boys’ High School)

Our November development update for the new two school one campus site. Foundations started to be placed, see the progress below! Video: https://youtu.be/ApcEHV-Aj50


Published: 28 Nov 2017
by Blake Wells
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Senior Prizegiving 2017

Our annual prizegiving at SBHS to celebrate the senior students at the school and their achievements during the year.


Published: 13 Nov 2017
by Blake Wells
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October Development Update (Shirley Boys’ High School)

Video here: https://youtu.be/qV1zuIQkt5A.


Published: 29 Oct 2017
by Blake Wells
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SBHS Trip to Muchang Boys’ High School

On Thursday 5th October 10 senior students travelled abroad to South Korea, accompanied by Mr Ambrose. On exchange with Munchang Boys High School for the first time, it was a busy 12 days packed with new experiences, tastes, sights and new friends. When we first arrived at Incheon Air Port, Seoul we were greeted by […]


Published: 27 Oct 2017
by Blake Wells
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Hockey Prizegiving 

Shirley Boys hockey Prizegiving was held last Thursday night. This is where we celebrated our schools Hockey players and their achievements throughout the year. Blue Team  Most Valuable Player: Jayan Goldsworthy Most Improved Player: Liam McKee Gold Team Most Valuable Player: Rory Morris Most Valuable Player: Jack Johnstone Most Improved Player: Joshua Lovatt Second XI […]


Published: 24 Oct 2017
by Blake Wells
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Student Office News

As the end of year is almost here and students are starting the sign out process, we would appreciate you checking your latest statement to ensure that any compulsory charges including co-curricular are cleared from the account. If there are any queries regarding your account please contact Sandra Wolland on 929-0686 or studentoffice@shirley.school.nz. Automatic Payments […]


Published: 17 Oct 2017
by Sandra Wolland
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Shirley Boys’ High School Rugby Awards 2017

We look at and congratulate our top Rugby players and Coaches at Shirley Boys’ High School A very successful prize-giving to finish the season, with the highlight being the guest speaker, Tom Christie. Tom was a member of SBHS 1st XV 2013 – 2015. A skilled and versatile loose forward, he captained the team in […]


Published: 05 Oct 2017
by Blake Wells
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GEOGRAPHERS TAKE ON QUEENSTOWN

The Year 13 Geographers had a great practical experience during Week 8 of Term 3 with their annual field trip to Queenstown It was a busy 3 days for all concerned. Day 1 saw an enjoyable minivan ride down to Queenstown, where we got to see a picture perfect Central Otago on route, especially the […]


Published: 26 Sep 2017
by Ben Forward
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Eco Action Club, Aug-Sept 2017

Eco Action Work Done Vegetable Garden Garden growth has started and broad beans well established. Potatoes planted through mulch 20th September. Pea straw needs to be spread over to prevent late frost damage. The crop cover has been removed but will cover the potatoes to prevent psyllid virus damage occurring which is decimating potato yields […]


Published: 26 Sep 2017
by Dave Newton
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Music Tour 2017

This year we took 22 boys away with us to play at various schools in the South Island. Kaikoura was our first choice as, like us, they have been battling against the devastation of an earthquake.   The tour started in Christchurch with a concert at Chisnallwood.  This was very well received.  Then we packed up […]


Published: 25 Sep 2017
by Kate Hays
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Life is Sweet

An exciting announcement from our Food Studies Department. The Year 13 Food Studies class has produced a low sugar recipe book! This is a great book, which has been entirely (well, nearly) created by students who have been educating people in the community about the way consuming less sugar can have so many positive health […]


Published: 25 Sep 2017
by Pete Beswick
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Sportsman of the Year Dinner 2017 

This Years Sportsman of the Year Dinner is held at Russley Golf Club where we will celebrate our top sportsmen and their achievements. Date: Wednesday 27th September  Time: 6:45pm Venue: Russley Golf Club, 428 Memorial Ave. Cost:  Parents: $40.00 Students: $20 (Sponsored by Spartans Sport) Guest Speaker: Athol Earl (Rowing – Olympic Gold Medalist) Staff […]


Published: 15 Sep 2017
by Sarah Boyd
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Winter Sports Tournament Week

This last week SBHS sports teams travelled all around New Zealand to compete in their sports. Massive congratulations to the U15 Rugby side for winning the South Island Championship 38-12 over Southland Boys (see attached video).  Fantastic effort! Monday: Rugby – U15 team won their first game of the South Island Champs 53-5 vs Timaru […]


Published: 08 Sep 2017
by Blake Wells
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2017 Canterbury Region Geography Quiz Competition 

The 2017 Canterbury Region Geography Quiz Competition – Maatangi Whenua, was held on Thursday 24 August at the John Britten Building, part of the Engineering Department at the University of Canterbury. GTEAMs 9th and 10th in Canterbury This year SBHS entered two Gteams. SBHS Gold consisted of Chevy Hira, Josh Overend and Mitchell Lilley and […]


Published: 05 Sep 2017
by M Skinner
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SBHS now has a mobile App!

Use this link http://shirleyboyshighschool.apps.school.nz/share/ to download the app Use the app to: Receive alert messages from the school  Advise the school if your son is going to be absent Check the daily notices or calendar of school events View latest news or school newsletters Access the parent portal Struggling to use the SBHS App? Read our Help […]


Published: 23 Aug 2017
by SBHS
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Eco Action Group

Eco Action Club – June-August 2017 Term 2  Weeks 7-9           Term 3   Weeks 1-3                 Eco Action work done Vege garden Garden growth almost halted but we still have harvested leafy greens: spinach, silver beet and lettuce cos, as well as the […]


Published: 23 Aug 2017
by SBHS
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Sport Development/Academy Programme

Sport Development/Academy applications are now open for places in 2018. The emphasis of the Sport Development programme is to provide a forum within the school, in which talented students can pursue excellence in both sport and academic endeavours in a balanced, supportive environment. Students have two code sessions per week which are dedicated to improving […]


Published: 22 Aug 2017
by Mark Dunn
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SBHS students extras in the upcoming movie ‘The Changeover’

Due for release 28 September 2017 Last year, on Saturday 24 September, 75 of our students, three teachers and three parents joined students from St Margaret’s and Aranui High School to film scenes for the movie ‘The Changeover’ filmed in the Christchurch red zone. Look for SBHS uniform and badges which feature. The movie was […]


Published: 20 Aug 2017
by Kirsten Dell-Hartgers
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International Relations

A cold start to Term Three did not dampen the International Students’ spirits. It was great to see their smiling faces on day one, ready to get back into school life. We are very pleased to welcome Vincent Cabare and Antoine Garbus from France. They are with us for a month. Vincent is a keen […]


Published: 24 Jul 2017
by Leanne Russ
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World Environmental Day Photo Competition.

Above and below are the winning shots from our school photo competition that was held in support of World Environmental Day on 5th June.  The theme was Connecting with Nature. The aim was to get as many of our students out into nature as possible. The theory being, the more you go into nature the […]


Published: 06 Jul 2017
by Roger Miller
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Year 12 Student, Ryan James, representing Canterbury in U22 Indoor Cricket

Congratulations to Year 12 student Ryan James who competed in the U22 provincial indoor cricket tournament in Auckland towards the end of Term 2.  Canterbury made the final against Wellington but unfortunately lost the final. At the awards/presentation night on Saturday Ryan was awarded MVP for the U22 Canterbury side and was also chosen in […]


Published: 03 Jul 2017
by Blake Wells
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Eco Action  Group

From left – Corbin Newlands, Kenny (Council Ranger), Phil Dixon, Jeremy Wright, Te Rau Winterburn, Zac Andrews, Finn Lonergan, Assistant Council Ranger.) Students and staff of Shirley Boys High started their affiliation with their new neighbourhood on Wednesday 28th June with a chanted karakia blessing, performed by Matua Te Rau Winterburn.  In part, this was […]


Published: 29 Jun 2017
by Dave Newton
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Mid-Winter Swim 2017 (Shirley Boys’ High School)

We went down to New Brighton beach to participate in our Mid-Winter Swim for the first time since 2012. Hundreds of our students went down to New Brighton beach to take a dip in the freezing water to show strength and pride for the school. The event was for the Canterbury West Coast Air Rescue […]


Published: 18 Jun 2017
by Blake Wells
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Creative Shirley Cultural Concert

Thursday 15th June, 7.00-9.00pm in the School Hall Come along for a night of Music, Art, Drama, Theatresports and Dance. Food (canapes) and refreshments will be provided by the Year 13 Food Studies class. Tickets cost $5.00 and are available at the student office now (or at the door on the night). Well done to […]


Published: 07 Jun 2017
by Matt Sharr
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Mid-Winter Swim –   Friday 16 June

Parents and caregivers are welcome to come along and watch (or participate). The school morning will run with all teaching periods occurring as usual. Students will travel by bus to New Brighton, arriving at the beach at around 12.45pm. After getting changed they will assemble in house groups. A presentation will be made to Air […]


Published: 06 Jun 2017
by Tony Ambrose
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Enrolments for 2018 are open.

If you were not able to make it to our Community Open Night on Thursday 25 May, you are welcome to visit us at another time. Please phone the school office on 375 7057 to make an appointment. If you have a son who would like to enrol for 2018, please complete an application online […]


Published: 31 May 2017
by Sandra McKernan
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SBHS House Cross Country 2017

The postponed House Cross Country will now take place on Tuesday 30th May 2017 during the end of lunch and period 5. This event is Compulsory for all Year 9, 10 and 11 students and will take place during the afternoon of Tuesday 30th May. Competitors will run a 2.9km (juniors)/3.6km (Yr 11, 12 and […]


Published: 26 May 2017
by Blake Wells

Father and Son Breakfast 

Leadership and Overcoming Adversity Fathers/Male caregivers and sons are warmly invited to a breakfast event to be held in the SBHS Spartan Room on Thursday 6 July 2017 from 7.00am-8.35am.  Limited to 100 places, so get in quick!  SOLD OUT, SORRY.   Guest Speaker – Tawera Nikau A former professional rugby league footballer of the […]


Published: 24 May 2017
by John Laurenson
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Grease the musical

Avonside Girls High School with support from Shirley Boys’ High School. Tickets:  Adult – $10, Child – $5 Venue: Papa Hou Theatre, Christchuch YMCA, 12 Hereford Street Dates: 30th May, 31st May,  1st June You can purchase tickets from the Shirley Boys’ High School office and the Avonside Girls’ High School office. Book, music and lyrics by […]


Published: 16 May 2017
by Blake Wells
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Year 8 Day 2017 – 12 May 

While the School was out on Workday, Shirley BHS staff entertained some 300 boys from Shirley Intermediate, Marshland, Rawhiti, Redcliffs, South New Brighton, Parkview and Chisnallwood Schools. In the Art Department boys photo-shopped, sketched and, as a puzzle challenge, reassembled a painting of the famous ‘Mona Lisa’. The English Department introduced them to various literary […]


Published: 16 May 2017
by Colin Amodeo
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Eco Action Club – May 2017

On Friday 12th May,  students from Shirley Boys started planting out the Amelia Rogers Reserve, which will become the Avon Otakaro Forest Park,  beside the Avon River.  19 students and staff planted 100 eco-sourced trees in the reserve,  which is only the start of the planting required,  to make the Forest Park idea a reality.  […]


Published: 12 May 2017
by Dave Newton
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SBHS 1XV Rugby Old Boys’ Reunion

In support of the ongoing success of Shirley Boys’ High School Rugby, and recognising those that have gone before them, you are invited to the SBHS annual Old Boys’ reunion. When: 27th May, 7.00pmWhere: Nga Tahi, Shirley Boys’ High SchoolCost: $20 (includes supper and complimentary drink) Could we ask, for catering purposes, that if you […]


Published: 02 May 2017
by Blake Wells
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Year 9 2018 – Important Dates

Parents ‘meet the Headmaster’ evenings – Monday 8 to Thursday 11 May, 6.00-7.30pm Community Open Night – Thursday 25 May, 6.30-8.30pm Enrolments Open – Thursday 25 May CV Gallagher Academic Scholarship Exam – Thursday 8 June (registration required) Enrolments Close – Friday 28 July Ballot (if required) – Wednesday 2 August Deadline for acceptance of […]


Published: 01 May 2017
by Sandra McKernan
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A video flyover of our new school…

This video shows you what the new schools will look like.  It takes you through the reception area, cafe, library and learning centre, part of the Performing Arts Centre, general learning areas (indoor and outdoor) and the three gyms. The two schools will have a uniform and the students will spend most of their day […]


Published: 10 Apr 2017
by Jo Scott
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Introducing the new Shirley Boys’ High School 

Better facilities than we have ever had before… We wanted you to be among the first to have a glimpse of the design for our new school which will be built alongside Avonside Girls’ High School at QEII Park. It has been put together by ASC Architects – part of the ShapED consortium that will […]


Published: 07 Apr 2017
by Jo Scott

Futsal Nationals – Day 2

The morning started for the Juniors with a ‘must win game’ against Rathkeale College. An organised and dominant display from the squad saw them take control of the game early with goals from Mark Zimmerman, Isaac Russell and Regan Shore but Rathkeale fought their way back into the game. However, at 3-3, Regan Shore calmly […]


Published: 30 Mar 2017
by Chris Needle

School Office Hours – April Holidays

The school office will be open Thursday 27 and Friday 28 April, 8.30am-4.00pm


Published: 29 Mar 2017
by Sandra McKernan

Futsal Nationals – Day 1

After a frantic start to the day the Junior futsal team have found their flow & control of games. First game of the pool play saw them open against Taradale High School. After a sloppy start, a succession of goals flew into the opposition goal closing the first game 8-2. Top goal scorer with five […]


Published: 29 Mar 2017
by Chris Needle
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One School Network

The first One School Network meeting took place at Shirley Boys’ High School on Wednesday 8 March, from 4:30pm to 6:00pm. The OSN is an initiative that aims to “break down barriers”. This could mean communication barriers between schools, schools and the community or youth and the rest of the community. It also provides a […]


Published: 09 Mar 2017
by SBHS
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Athletics Day (2017) – Video

On Tuesday the 23rd of February all students Year 9-13 competed in our second house event of the year; Athletics Day. This was run on the Shirley Boys’ High School field and you can see what happened on the day in the video below.


Published: 05 Mar 2017
by Blake Wells
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Good News! Preferred bidder announced

The Ministry of Education’s announced that ShapED has been selected as the preferred bidder to design, construct and maintain our new campus alongside Avonside Girls’ High School/Shirley Boys’ High School. ShapED is a consortium of businesses. It is led by a specialist infrastructure investment management firm Morrison & Co. They also led the consortium that […]


Published: 03 Mar 2017
by John Laurenson

Athletics Sports Day – Thursday 23 February

Shirley Boys’ High School fields from 8.30am – 3.00pm Whole-school events like these provide an excellent opportunity for students to display the Shirley spirit and values: BTB and Improvement;  Opportunity to participate;  Personal resilience; Positivity in the school and wider community; and  Manaakitanga.  All students must attend Athletics Sports Day. See attached schedule below for […]


Published: 20 Feb 2017
by Kirsten Dell-Hartgers
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Tabloids Sports (2017) – Video

Each house walked down in their house groups to Burwood Park to compete against other houses in a variation of different sports.


Published: 10 Feb 2017
by Blake Wells
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Reception and the Student Office have moved! 

‘You are Here’ indicates where map sign is located. Centrally located, the new administration ‘Hub’ is your ‘one-stop shop’ for queries about general student-related or school-related matters and for student account payments/enquiries.


Published: 01 Feb 2017
by SBHS

Welcome to 2017

Happy New Year to you all. I hope you have enjoyed time with family and friends over the Christmas and New Year period. For all of our new entrants, a special welcome. It is my hope that your time with us provides a source of inspiration and support that will last a lifetime. This communication […]


Published: 18 Jan 2017
by John Laurenson
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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

Important NCEA External Examinations Information

With NCEA external examinations very close, now is a good time to remind students and parents of the importance of these exams, and ensure that everyone is familiar with the rules and regulations that accompany this examination period. NCEA examinations start on the morning of November 10 with Level 1 English, Level 2 Spanish and […]


Published: 10 Oct 2016
by Alan McIntosh
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SBHS Old Boys go to Rio Paralympics

Competition Schedule attached below Scott Martlew (2006-2010) first started kayaking when he was 16 but was very active in other paddling sports before that. Scott had aspirations of making it to the Olympics.  All of a sudden everything changed for Scott when he received a tear to his left quadriceps from a knock in a […]


Published: 09 Sep 2016
by SBHS

Sports Development and Academy 2017

Applications for Sports Development and Academy Programme 2017 are now open. Please read the Information presentation attached and complete the application form here before the end of Term 3 to be involved in this programme for 2017.   The Sports Development and Academy programme is designed to help able and committed sportsmen improve their performance level […]


Published: 23 Aug 2016
by I Johnson
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All for One and One for All

The Three Musketeers is set in pre-Revolutionary France at a time when monarchist and republican tensions were seething and the atmosphere was full of political intrigue. This production could have easily become bogged down in all the political machinations but, to its credit, a comic and at times slapstick approach was taken so that sheer […]


Published: 15 Aug 2016
by R Koster

Preparing for Practice and External Exams

by Karen Boyes As the year rolls by and exams get closer, there are a few important tips to consider and implement to ensure you can boost your efficiency when studying, which will lead to better exam results. 1. Treat your Practice/Mock exams seriously In fact your practice exams maybe the most important exams you sit […]


Published: 01 Aug 2016
by Karen Boyes

Nelson College Exchange

Here are the results for the recent Nelson exchange. Rugby 1st XV lost 15-35  2nd XV won 20-12  U14 lost 22-34 Junior football  lost 2-8 1st Hockey  lost 2-5  Junior Basketball  lost 65-100  Inline Hockey lost 4-9


Published: 01 Jul 2016
by Stephanie McMillian
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Nomad

Congratulations to Old Boys’ Aasha Mallard, Will McGillivray and Cullen Kiesanowski on their recent success with the release of Oh My My and Love Will Call. The boys left Shirley Boys’ High School at the end of 2015, which was the year they won the Demaine Robertson Award for Outstanding Contributions to Culture at the school […]


Published: 28 Jun 2016
by Sandra McKernan
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Old Boy awarded Gold Medal 

Tim Bain, 2009 Head Boy, shown above with his parents, receiving the Gold Medal for being the top UC Law Graduate in 2015.   During his time at Shirley, Tim achieved five Scholarship passes (including one in Biology), while in Year 12.  He led the debating team to victory in the Press Cup Debating Challenge […]


Published: 12 Jun 2016
by John Laurenson
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KING’S HIGH SCHOOL EXCHANGE 6 and 7 JUNE 2016 RESULTS 

RUGBY 1st XV                     SBHS 24 won KINGS HS 17 RUGBY U14                           SBHS 12 lost KINGS HS 86 SENIOR BASKETBALL   SBHS 55 lost KINGS HS 79 SURFING                 […]


Published: 07 Jun 2016
by Steph McMillian
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Old Boy awarded 2016 France Friendship Fund Excellence Scholarship

2012 SBHS Head Boy and Dux Ben Wilson has been awarded the $25,000 New Zealand France Friendship Fund Excellence Scholarship for 2016. This will enable him to complete a PhD in supramolecular chemistry at the University of Bordeaux and the University of Canterbury. Ben is fluent in French after studying the language at Shirley for five […]


Published: 02 Jun 2016
by Colin Amodeo
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Register for updates on co-location 

For the first time in New Zealand, two single sex schools will be co-located, an exciting and carefully-planned opportunity that will enhance the education offered in both schools. One campus – two separate schools, each with a population capped at 1,200 students.  Each school will retain its unique identity, history, culture and vision.  This plan […]


Published: 31 May 2016
by Kirsten Dell-Hartgers
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MARLBOROUGH BOYS’ COLLEGE EXCHANGE 23rd and 24th MAY 2016 RESULTS 

RUGBY U15:  SBHS 34 beat MBC 17 RUGBY 1st XV: SBHS 8 beat MBC 7 FOOTBALL 1st XI: SBHS 1 lost to MBC 5 FOOTBALL Junior XI: SBHS 2 lost to MBC 3 HOCKEY 1st XI: SBHS 1 lost to MBC 6 JUNIOR BASKETBALL: SBHS 79 beat MBC 67 SENIOR BASKETBALL: SBHS 97 beat MBC 71 .


Published: 24 May 2016
by Steph McMillan
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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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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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The Three Musketeers

SBHS and AGHS have set course for adventure in Dumas’ timeless classic now brought to the stage! It’s a rip-roaring tale of duty, intrigue, romance, thrills, comedy and more . . . all for one and one for all! Rehearsals are well underway for a performance milestone in week two of term three.  


Published: 19 May 2016
by Ken Hudson
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Te Whakatuwheratanga mai o Ngātahi The Official Opening of the Collaborative Learning Space, ‘Ngātahi’ 

In the early hours of the 10th May the official opening ceremony for our new Collaborative Learning space, ‘Ngātahi’, took place.  The Kapa Haka boys of SBHS had a Noho Kura (Stay over on site) in Te Oraka (our resident Wharenui) the night before to prepare and solidify the performance that we had to execute […]


Published: 19 May 2016
by QeyLoux Hakaria
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Five School’s Cultural Exchange to Nanjing, China

In the middle weekend of the holidays six students from Shirley BHS and six from Marian College headed to Nanjing to be part of the Five School’s Cultural Exchange’ which we have been part of since 1997. The other schools involved are all sister schools of Toho HS in Nagoya – Nanjing Foreign Language School […]


Published: 16 May 2016
by Sue Nesbit
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Supporting Our Community

Adopt the Avon / Otakaro-Mother of All Cleans Ups – Saturday 7th May 2016 35 organisations were involved in the clean up of the Avon / Otakaro, Heathcote/ Ōpāwaho catchment and the estuary/Ihutai. Citywide partners , CityCare Ltd, CCC, ECan, Student Volunteer Army and DOC were also involved. This massive effort removed as much litter […]


Published: 15 May 2016
by Evan Smith
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SBHS Work Day

The proceeds of this year’s Work Day will go toward the Innovative Learning Environment Resources and Outdoor Furniture. The target sum per student is $30 (Years 9 and 10), $35 (Year 11) and $40 (Years 12 and 13).  We expect every student to meet the target.  As an extra incentive there will be a number […]


Published: 19 Apr 2016
by Matt Sharr
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Day FOUR: Maadi

Semi-finals day. Crews that have qualified in to the last 16 look to earn a berth in an “A” (top 8) or “B” (top 16) final. Eleven SBHS crews had progressed to the semi-final stage, facing strong competition from other schools looking to earn a chance at a National title. After a long day of […]


Published: 07 Apr 2016
by Rob Wilson-Pyne
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Day THREE: Maadi

The final day of repechages saw more SBHS boats qualify into the semi-final stage at Maadi. This now places them in the top 16 in New Zealand with an opportunity to race for the National Title (top 8) final on Friday and Saturday.   The highlight of the day was the Under 16 Eight qualifying for […]


Published: 06 Apr 2016
by Rob Wilson-Pyne
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Year 13 Outdoor Ed Wanaka Climbing Camp

Our year 13 OED class went to Wanaka for a rock climbing assessment, this piece of writing is about my experience during the trip. Before the trip, my feelings towards going were mixed. I was nervous but also excited. The class had been practicing lead climbing, belaying and other skills at the Roxx indoor climbing […]


Published: 06 Apr 2016
by anon
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Day TWO: Maadi

Another successful day of heats and repechages for SBHS Crews. Several crews have progress to the quarter and semi-final stages after strong performances in today’s races. The following crews have qualified for semi-final Thursday, placing them in the top 16 crews in New Zealand: · Under 15 Double Sculls · Under 16 Quad Sculls · […]


Published: 05 Apr 2016
by Rob Wilson-Pyne
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SBHS Rowers off to a good start

Day ONE Maadi A good day of racing from our crews as they competed in heats, the first step to progress through to finals days on Friday and Saturday. The Under 18 Novice Eight has led the way, defeating Wanganui Collegiate and St Peters, the silver and bronze medal winners from the North Island. Sacred […]


Published: 04 Apr 2016
by Rob Wilson-Pyne
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10 Social Science’s Afternoon at the Beach

Just before Easter, all 10 Social Science students had the opportunity to get out of the classroom and hit Southshore beach for the afternoon with Mr Skinner, Mr Thurston and student teacher James Lilley. The day turned out a stunner, with the sun shining and only a gentle breeze. The first assessment required the boys […]


Published: 31 Mar 2016
by J Thurston
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Polyfest 2016

Polyfest 2016 saw Shirley Boys’ High School’s largest ever group of boys perform to their parents, families and communities at Westminster Park. With 53 boys in our group this year, showcasing the vibrancy and as one staff member remarked, “the power, precision and passion” to the next generation of Pasifika students. We also offer NCEA […]


Published: 31 Mar 2016
by J Houghton
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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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Shirley Boys’ In The News

Here is a link to an article which appeared in today’s Press and Stuff online – Designing a shared campus for Avonside Girls’ and Shirley Boys’ high schools.  You may have read in our last newsletter the Board’s of both schools are urging you to support the sale of land to the Ministry of Education by […]


Published: 29 Mar 2016
by John Laurenson
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John Key tries Olly Kiesanowski ‘s Scones

Olly Kiesanowski spent the week of 14–18 March at Jagz restaurant in Sovereign Palms, Kaiapoi. On the Thursday our Prime Minister was in Kaiapoi in an official capacity and come morning tea time he was taken to Jagz. Olly was the proud cook of the scones that John Key chose and he took the time […]


Published: 23 Mar 2016
by R Stocks

ADOPT THE AVON: THE MOTHER OF ALL CLEAN UPS

On 7 May – the day before Mother’s Day – the Mother of All Clean Ups will take place on the edges of the Avon-Ōtākaro, the estuary Ihutai and the Ōpāwaho-Heathcote. Avon-Ōtākaro Network is coordinating the Adopt the Avon effort on the Ōtākaro Avon River from Barbadoes St bridge to Bridge St bridge. In this […]


Published: 10 Mar 2016
by E Smith
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12 Geography Hanmer Springs Field Trip 2016

On Monday 29 February, the 2016 Year 12 Geography students travelled to Hanmer Springs for a GIS field trip. The main point of the fieldtrip was to complete a GIS (computer based mapping) Assessment, which involves the boys creating their own Weetbix Try-athlon Course through Hanmer Springs (township and forest). There are only six other […]


Published: 01 Mar 2016
by M Skinner
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Student Executive 2016

The Senior Executive for 2016 were named in the first Assembly of the year and attended a training camp at Blue Skies, Kaiapoi in January. Senior Leaders for 2016 are: Head Boy – Matthew Croft (Snell) Associate Head Boy – Logan Bell (Aoraki) Associate Head Boy – Sean Takai (Mullins) BOT Student Representative – Judah […]


Published: 01 Mar 2016
by Kirsten Dell-Hartgers
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Year 9 EOTC Days

Outdoor Education Day – Jesse Webb 9M On Tuesday 16 February 2016, 9M and 9J from SBHS went to the Groynes high ropes course.  After the hot bus ride we had our briefing.  We put our bags in the old shack then got split into our classroom then further again got split into groups.  The […]


Published: 29 Feb 2016
by J Webb, A Walker, M Campbell
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International Student Groups

Munchang High School Visit 20 students from Munchang High School, South Korea, took part in a short stay Language course from 13 to 25 February.  Apart from English lessons they joined SBHS classes for Mathematics, French, Science, English and Social Studies as well as being taught the school Haka by the Yr 10 Te Reo class […]


Published: 29 Feb 2016
by S Nesbit
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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
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Travis Wetlands Replanting

9W and 9K spent the morning making Christchurch a better place. We planted trees to bring back the old Christchurch. We made the place better. 35 people went on a bus to go to the Travis wetland to plant trees and bush for two and a half hours. We went to get off school and do […]


Published: 04 Aug 2015
by 9W Blair W, Dylan H, Jayden A, Kiarn W, Neihana H, Sean B, Liam F