About Us

Palmerston North Boys’ High School is a traditional single sex school, catering for the all round educational needs of young men aged 13-18 years.

Rector’s Welcome

Welcome to Palmerston North Boys’ High School, a decile 8 School with a current roll of approx. 1750 students and boarding facilities for 180 young men.

For any young man who wishes to join our School, this website details our opportunities and expectations so that he may come prepared to be responsible and ready for an education that will impact his future and pave his pathway to manhood.

Mission and Values

Young men who join in the Palmerston North Boys’ High School community are expected to live by the School mission, vision and values in and out of the classroom.

Today we cherish the values of integrity, respect, industry, pride, humility and courage.

We aim to reflect these in all that we do.

Our History

Established in 1902, PNBHS is a traditional state boys’ school where it is important that the traditions and achievements of the past are built on to provide guidance and direction for our future generations.

The School motto ‘Nihil Boni Sine Labore’, ‘Nothing Achieved Without Hard Work’ forms the basis of our School ethos, and pride and respect are the cornerstones of School life.

If you have any questions about PNBHS, please get in touch.

About Us