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Academic Sport and Outdoor Activities Year 9: All students study the following subjects The school has first-class recreational facilities. There in Year 9: English, Mathematics, Science, are three Rugby fields (we have a proud history having Social Studies, Physical Education and produced several All Blacks) and a Football field, in a Core Technology for the whole year as magnificent park-like setting. For summer sports, there well as four rotation options; Art, Drama, is a full-sized swimming pool, tennis courts and cricket Te Reo Māori and Health on a term by pitches, with 4 practice nets. Also available is a well- term basis. Students must choose at least equipped Gymnasium for Volleyball and Basketball, a two options. weight-training room, and Table Tennis facilities. Year 10: Boys study seven compulsory classes and Academies offered by Whangarei Boys’ High School at at least two option subjects, depending on additional cost: their chosen combination of full year and • Golf Academy – with our high quality onsite half-year option subjects. training facility Year 11: Boys study six subjects. English and Maths • Diving - gain your PADI Open Water Dive Certification are compulsory. Besides major sports, boys have the opportunity to Year 12: Boys study six subjects. Some courses are partake in many other activities (e.g. Surfing, Hockey, particularly suitable for boys who are not Swimming, Rowing, Cycling, Cross-Country running, considering further tertiary study. It is also Badminton, Table Tennis, Yachting, BMX, Triathlon, possible to repeat Year 11 courses. Athletics, Trap-Shooting, Squash, Golf, Moto Cross, Volleyball, Fencing etc). Our champion shooters, Year 13: Courses are mainly at Level 3 Achievement golfers, sailors and karate experts are recognised both Standards and Unit Standards. Boys may nationally and internationally. also choose from Year 11 and 12 courses but must undertake study in a minimum of There is also a major emphasis on Outdoor Education five subjects at Level 3 or six subjects at centred round a campus programme. There is a senior Level 2 or a combination. ski trip every year and a week-long camp for selected Year 10 students at the Outdoor Pursuits Centre near Whangarei Boys’ High School is fully committed to Tongariro National Park. NCEA and the New Zealand Qualifications Framework, and in addition we also offer Cambridge Examinations in Cultural specific courses (predominantly English, Mathematics, and Science). We have an active cultural scene with a strong Drama Department, three school choirs, orchestra, House (Whanau) System Kapa Haka group, and band providing regular performances. The school’s ‘Fideliter’ jazz band On arrival at Whangarei Boys’ High School, each boy is operates in conjunction with Whangarei Girls’ High assigned to a Whanau group. All boarders are assigned School and features at public functions in and to Carruth Whanau (along with some day boys). around Whangarei. A very hotly contested Inter-Whanau competition Other ensembles include chamber music groups, takes place throughout a very busy year. Swimming, rock bands and guitar ensembles. The Smokefree Athletics, Basketball, Indoor Hockey, 7-a-side Rugby, Rockquest is an annual event with as many Cross-country, Music, Speeches, Singing, Tennis and as six student-led Academic endeavour all contribute points. bands entering the competition. Whangarei Boys’ High School takes pride in its ability to provide a host of activities for its young men, with all boys being actively encouraged to participate. There is top-class professional tuition available in all activities.