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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.
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