The club system has been an integral component of school life for over 100 years.
The Shand Shield was introduced to Palmerston North Boys’ High School to foster team spirit and broaden responsibility for school sport.
All students and teachers are allocated to one of the six clubs and have the opportunity to be involved in a wide range of sporting and cultural competitions throughout the year.
The Shand Shield, for overall club supremacy, is awarded at the annual Palmerston North Boys’ High School Prizegiving.
The activities involved in the Shand Shield competition include:
- Athletics (Track, Field, Relays, Marching)
- Senior Touch
- Junior Touch
- Table Tennis
- Road Race (Junior, Minor Intermediate, Major Intermediate, Senior)
- Cross Country
- Kapa Haka Challenge
- Winter Tournament (Chess, Rugby Senior, Rugby Junior, Football Senior, Football Junior, Hockey Senior, Hockey Junior, Basketball Senior, Basketball Junior, Volleyball Senior, Volleyball Junior, Quiz, Shooting, Golf)
- Senior Monrad Cup (Tug O’ War Year 11, Tug O’ War Years 12 & 13, Aranga Ball, Long Ball)
- Junior Monrad Cup (Tug O’ War Year 9, Tug O’ War Year 10, Run & Pass Year 9, Corner Ball Year 10).
The six Shand Shield clubs are: