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The independent New Zealand Council of Educational Research (NZCER) found that boys in boys’ schools consistently achieve above boys in co-educational schools at all levels of NCEA, including merit and excellence endorsements; boys in boys’ schools have a higher rate of achieving scholarships; and analysis of schools by decile shows that boys’ school students achieve at a higher rate than those in co-educational schools in all 10 deciles.
Palmerston North Boys’ High School seeks to provide young men with an intellectual and moral education which will enable them to make a valuable contribution to society. The School aims to develop all students in terms of providing the widest opportunities in academic, sporting and cultural activities in an environment which fosters the awareness of growth in personal and social relationships.
Adolescent mental health is an important issue in NZ. Most young New Zealanders have the resilience required to thrive during their adolescent years, but a significant proportion struggle to deal with behaviours, emotions or experiences that could put their wellbeing at risk.