Student News

Kapiti Cross-Country Interschool Event

Last Tuesday, Kapiti’s young athletes battled it out at the Kapiti Cross-Country Interschool event, one of the district’s biggest annual sporting events! This year, runners from Years 4 to 8 tackled a challenging new course at Queen Elizabeth Park with lots of hills and puddles.

P.B.S. is proud of all our athletes who showed incredible effort and determination throughout the race. A big thanks to Kapiti Primary Sport for organising the event and to all the supportive parents who helped manage our tamariki.

Congratulations to our athletes who placed or qualified for the next stage! They’ll be representing Kapiti at the Wellington Regional Cross Country event on Tuesday, July 2nd (or postponement date, Thursday, July 4th). 

Year 4 Boys:  1st Jackson Ferris, 9th Zachary Willis
Year 6 Girls:  1st Lucie Thomson
Year 6 Boys:  4th Ty Gardiner, 6th Isaac Ransfield
Year 7 Girls:  8th Peyton McGarry-Paku
Year 7 Boys:  6th Kade Gardiner
AWD:  1st Angus Wilson
Year 8 Girls:  1st Mia Thomson, 7th Quin Steinmetz
Year 8 Boys:  8th Juvan Scholtz, 10th Mitchell Moloney

Emily and Pranav Join Paul Ness On Coast Access Radio

Last Friday, Emily and Pranav proudly represented our school on Coast Access Radio’s interview with Paul Nees! They discussed our exciting upcoming Matariki event, giving listeners a taste of the activities and amazing performances we have planned. Our sponsors were thanked for their support, and the audience was even treated to a special sneak peek! Emily wowed everyone with a snippet of her solo – her talent is truly awe-inspiring!

A huge thanks to Coast Access Radio for giving us this fantastic opportunity to spread the word about our Matariki celebrations.

CREST value of Self Management

Last week we held an earthquake drill during morning tea time.  Our teachers have been reminding students about the importance of sheltering in a ‘turtle’ position if they are outside during an earthquake. For the drill we had prepped the students for the sound of an airhorn to signal an earthquake alarm, as we obviously can’t make the ground shake on command.  Staff were very impressed with how well our students all did, and then how calmly they carried out the rest of our evacuation drill, reassembling in their classes on the field.  As parents, you can be super proud of your kids’ self management skills in this area.

Student Work by Lillian


PBS kids have been busy prepping for Matariki recently. They have been busy creating artworks, practising performances and even building pallet tables! Check out the tables below that some of our Te Moana students have been building; they are so cool!


Corey Whitfield has been playing junior cricket for the Paraparaumu College junior team. The team won the Wellington Secondary Schools grade for the 2023-2024 season. He was the only primary school player in the grade! Here is a photo of Corey, with former PBS students Otis Blake (Captain of the 1st VI), who awarded Corey his medal. Tu Meke!