News and Events
Gareth Bell was awarded a National Excellence in Teaching Award as a surprise in assembly by Sue Smart from ASG. Out of over 500 teachers nominated, Mr Bell had to pass four stages of elimination, and received a Crystal Apple and $2500 grant for his efforts... Read More.
The Junior Council organised their Narnia themed Prom this week. The Senior Council dressed in costume and served food, collected bags and took photos. The night was a chance to dance, sing, party and dress up... Read More.
Year 11 students Victoria Lind and Chalyce Attwell collected over 60 boxes of christmas presents from the school to send to developing countries as part of Operation Christmas Child this week... Read More.
Sports & Cultural News: Duke of Edinburgh Awards, SummerFest Dec 8th, Sports Report, Drama Productions, Jimmy Carter Quiz. Academic News: International Computing Competition, Digital Class Video Wins Prize, Computers in Homes, Classics Trip to Europe 2014, Teen Parent Unit Report, Year 10 Work Experience. Administrative: Principal's Report, Prizegivings, NCEA Exams, Important dates for 2012 and 2013... Download
After weeks of voting, Freyberg's all male dance crew, named XLR8, has reached the finals of the Erin Simpson Show. The win sees them fly to Christchurch this week to perform in the Erin Simpson studio. They were one of 20 dance groups... Read More.
In a tournament of 30 Lower North Island teams, Freyberg's Senior Girls Netball team came second in last week's Tournament Week. After a tiring nine games in five days, the girls were... Read More.
A video made by five year 10 science students won $5000 in the Comvita Science Challenge this week. The five students made a three minute video on the chosen topic of honey, and... Read More.
Revenge of the Amazons by Jean Betts was this year's Year 13 Drama production. Both classes had a lot of fun interpreting the play in their own unique way, and there were some outstanding performances... Read More.
This week senior Freyberg students ran their annual "Amazing Race" inter-house competition. The teams made up of four or five junior students were given clues as to where the next challenge would be... Read More.
Sports & Cultural News: Sports Roundup, Table Tennis Champions, XLR8 Dance Crew, Kapahaka 2nd at Nationals, Performing Arts update, Senior Ball. Academic News: School Exams, New Librarian, Mandarin Chinese group, Icas Science Competition, Science Fair, Merit Laptop Winners. Administrative: Principal's Report, Parent Teacher Interviews, Year 10 Work Experience, Upcoming dates... Download
Te Piringa gained an outstanding 2nd place at Nationals in Whangarei at the end of July. Competition was fierce, with more than 40 groups from all around New Zealand competing for a placing... Read More.
Five bands, three dance groups, four soloists, five wearable art models, and a choir performed at the regent this week in Freyberg's annual Performing Arts Showcase. The event was presented by the ever-busy Head Boy and Girl, Sam Seumanu and Alexia Clark... Read More.
As the string quartet played, hundreds of senior students dressed to the nines boarded the Titanic themed Senior Ball this weekend. Former Freyberg band, The Nerines kept the music playing and the crowds... Read More.
With the school holidays closing down most school activities, Freyberg's premier Table Tennis team and were Miss Teen Manawatu Entrant were both hard at work winning their respective competitions... Read More.
Term Two 2012
With sponsorship from Lamberts Business Systems, four of the hundreds of Freyberg students who consistently turn up to class on time and prepared won laptops for their efforts in Terms 1 and 2... Read More.
Freyberg had its first ever Winterfest, this week encouraging students to reduce the school's litter and graffiti expenses, and spend that money on a festival. This year the students organised a "Rave Cave"... Read More.
Sports & Cultural News: Annie Musical, Manawatu Athletics, Freyberg Cross Country. Academic News: Library e-Books, Craig Centre, Freyberg Teacher Wins Award, Informatics Competition, Gifted and Talented Program, Social Science Trips. Administrative: Principal's Report, Union Meeting, Senior Parent Teacher Interviews, Upcoming dates... Download
Annie, Freyberg's annual musical demonstrated a great depth of talent, and really brought the Freyberg community together. Local businesses helped out, dozens of parents provided costumes, props and makeup, and of course the community came and... Read More.
In a revised track that makes use of the newly developed pit park, Freyberg's annual school cross country, became a truly off-road experience for the school this week. The senior boys' race was won by Trent Munn, in a week in which... Read More.
Term One 2012
A packed house saw emerging stars and new starts in the Term 1 Dance Showcase this week. The show featured performers from year 9s in their first term of dance, right through to year 13 Performing Arts Academy dancers, some of whom will pursue careers in dance... Read More.
Freyberg High School's annual Athletics day at Massey's Athletics track saw records broken, fancy costumes, a resurgence of tie-dye, and a lot of music and dancing to stay warm... Read More.
Sports & Cultural News: Annie Musical, Sports Report, Macgyver Club, Human Rights Survey. Academic News: Teen Parent Unit, Tongariro Trip, Science Dept. Administrative: Principal's Report, RTLB, Parent Voice, Using Freyberg St, Teacher Interviews, Upcoming dates... Download
A group of 90 staff and students recently spent an action-packed week in Tongariro National Park for the annual Year 13 Tongariro trip. Despite the poor weather conditions, students had a great time experiencing the NZ outdoors and tramping the famous Tongariro Crossing... Read More.
Palmerston North turned on a beautiful day for Athletics Preliminaries, where students ran, jumped and threw in an attempt to qualify for Athletics finals on the 8th of March. Sunscreen, sun hats, water bottles, and house colours were everywhere... Read More.
Freyberg Community Pool hosted this year's first interhouse competition with 217 swimmers entered in Freyberg's annual Swimming Sports. This competition's result closely reflected last year's overal result, with Manawatu House comfortably winning the competition... Read More.
Two hundred and fifty new Year 9 students start at Freyberg this week for the first time, pushing the school roll out to 1420. The year 9 is still the smallest year however, as Freyberg continues to be a popular school for older students to transfer to... Read More.
Older news articles can be found on the News Archive page.