Hamilton Boys' High School - Term 4, Edition 1, Nov. 2019
Hakaraia Richards-Coxhead Wins the Premier Leadership Award at the Hamilton Boys' High School Maori & Pasifika Awards Evening
Formal Occasions, Final Farewells, Exams & Study Leave
The first 3 weeks of Term 4 have flown by. It is an extremely busy time at school for both students and staff. The students are currently attending the numerous formal, end-of-year events and year level assemblies, while continuing to prepare for their examinations that commence on Wednesday 6th November for both Junior and Senior students.
This is a reminder that we have our own Hostel Prizegiving, this Sunday 3rd November in Gymnasium 1. All boys are required to attend this compulsory formal occasion in their number 1s and are to have returned to Argyle House no later than 5.30pm. Please ensure your transport arrangements this weekend allow for your son to return by 5.30pm. I thank you in anticipation of your support.
The Argyle Prizegiving is a very special evening where we celebrate as a parent, boarder and staff group the many successes and achievements of 2019, for what has been another excellent year within Argyle House. Please feel free to bring as many family members as you wish, as there will be no shortage of seats in Gymnasium 1.
Argyle Prizegiving Timeline:
5.00pm: Parents/Caregivers meeting (Hostel prep Room). The Headmaster, Mrs Hassall, Charman of the Hostel Committee, Mr Craig Coxhead and myself will be in attendance to run proceedings at this meeting. We welcome all Parents/Caregivers to attend.
5.20 - 6.15pm: Dinner in the Argyle Dining Room for all families, boys, staff and guests.
6.25pm: Everyone to be seated in Gymnasium 1
6.30pm: Argyle Prizegiving begins
8.00pm: Prizegiving concludes, Supper at the rear of Gymnasium 1.
HAMILTON BOYS' HIGH SCHOOL SENIOR PRIZEGIVING
There are three official days of school left for our senior students, who are all required to attend school up to and including the Hamilton BHS Senior Prizegiving, commencing 10.00am, Tuesday 5th November, in Gymnasium 1. Please do not request leave for your son to depart prior to 12.00pm Tuesday, as the leave will be declined out of respect for the Headmaster, Hamilton BHS staff and all senior students walking across the stage to accept a prize or to graduate, in the case of all Year 13 students. It is the most significant formal occasion in the school calendar and all senior students are expected to attend. It will conclude approximately 12.00pm.
I look forward to seeing you all on Sunday 3rd November at our annual Argyle Prizegiving.
Head of Boarding
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Argyle Prizegiving Programme, Sunday 3rd November
Argyle Year 13 Leavers' Dinner, Friday 1st November
Head Prefect, Hakaraia Richards-Coxhead and Deputy Head Prefects, Blake Morgan and Angus Ritchie are busy preparing for the Argyle Leavers’ Dinner, this Friday 1st November in the Argyle Dining Room.
This formal dinner commences at 5.30pm in the Junior TV Lounge with nibbles and refreshments, with everyone seated and the formalities commencing in the Dining Room from 6.00pm. Head Prefect, Hakaraia Richards-Coxhead, will be our Master of Ceremonies for the evening.
NCEA Exams & Study Leave, Wednesday 6th November
Study leave for our senior students will commence immediately after the Hamilton Boys’ High School Senior Prizegiving on Tuesday 5th November.
A staff-supervised study programme commencing on Wednesday 6th November in the hostel prep room will be in place to ensure your son can study effectively over the 3-week period of NCEA exams should your son decide to remain at the Grove or Argyle during this time. Boys residing at Grove will have the option to study in their room at Grove or in the hostel prep room. Mr Logan Asplin (Grove Master), will be completing sweeps of the Grove throughout the study hours scheduled.
All seniors have the option to take leave to study at home during this time so they will need to carefully think through what will best suit them so we can accurately plan and inform the catering management of those seniors that will be in and out for all meals over this period
Junior Exams, Years 9 & 10
Junior Exams, for Years 9 and 10, commence on Wednesday 6th November and conclude on Monday 11th November.
On the day of the School Senior Prizegiving, all Years 9 & 10 boarders will complete a staff-supervised morning study session in the prep room with Dean of Boarding, Mr Jeremy Quigley, from 9.00am – 10.30am, morning tea from 10.30 - 11.00am, final study session from 11.00am - 12.00pm, as final preparation for their exams that commence the following day.
Boarders that have a brother receiving an award, have the option of attending the senior prizegiving with their family.
New Boarders' Orientation Day: Thursday 7th November
The New Boarders' Orientation Day is scheduled for Thursday 7th November, the same day as the Year 8 testing for all those coming in to Hamilton BHS as a Year 9 student in 2020.
Part of this day will require hostel families enrolled for 2020 to come across to Argyle House to finalise all arrangements i.e. issuing of laundry numbers, labelling, Argyle Manual, security/keys, as well as many administrative matters e.g. fees payment methods.
Grove Lease: Final Day, Tuesday 19th November
The Grove lease for 2019 concludes on Tuesday 19th November, at which time any Year 13 students remaining will be accommodated over at Argyle House from that evening.
All boys are to have vacated their rooms by 5.00pm, Tuesday 19th November, so their final night at Grove is Monday 18th November.
All rooms are being checked off at 9.00am Wednesday 22nd November by Grove Master, Mr Logan Asplin and Grove Management.
The final clean and any maintenance requirements are to be completed by Friday 22nd November, which is the day we hand over the studios to Grove Management.
2020 Prefect & Senior Leader Appointments
On Monday 21st October, Senior Master, Matua Mita Graham and I interviewed 16 Year 11 boarders that applied for the 8 Year 12 Prefect's positions for 2020. We then interviewed a further 12 Year 12 boarders that applied for the 6 Year 13 Prefect and Senior Leader positions 2020.
It was pleasing to have received 28 applications for the 13 hostel student leadership positions available in Years 12 and 13 for 2020, and we will have great pleasure in announcing these positions on Monday 4th November.
Dorm Leaders, Term 4
For the remaining three terms each dorm has at least one Prefect or Senior Leader and is paired with a Year 12 student who volunteers to be a Dorm Leader. Volunteers are vetted by the Masters and Senior Master, Matua Graham, as to their suitability. They all receive guidance and support at their weekly Tuesday evening meetings with Matua Graham and the six Year 13 Senior Leaders & Prefects who all reside at Grove.
The Dorm Leaders are extremely conscientious when carrying out their role to ensure the efficient day-to-day running of the hostel, especially at morning wake-up and check-off, and again at lights-out each evening. They also provide the care and guidance needed for our new and young boarders in the junior dorms.
At the end of each term all Year 12 Dorm Leaders, Prefects and Senior Leaders go out for dinner at 'Gengy's', for an all-you-can-eat meal as just reward for their service to the hostel throughout the term. They are accompanied by the Year 13 Prefects and Senior Leaders.
Hamilton BHS Sports Awards Evening, Wednesday 30th October:
Hakaraia Richards-Coxhead wins three Awards
Ballymore Ball: Leadership
1st XV Trophy: Most Games for 1st XV
Lodge Real Estate Award: 1st XV Player of the Year
Joeli Matalaweru, 'International Rugby Player of the Year'
John Anderson (Year 10, right) receives the Baldwin Trophy for the Most Outstanding Junior Player, for Basketball
Daniel Fourie (Year 9), stands with his father, Daniel, holding the cup for Fairplay Team of the Year, his Rugby U14A team won.
Ethan Barton (Year 11, right) receives the Warwick Hartley Memorial Cup for Dedication& Commitment, to the Hockey programme.
Thomas Marchant (Year 11, left) was awarded the Roberts Cup for Most Outstanding Player.
The team informed the referee in the Super 8 final that they had not scored a try that had been awarded to them, as they had knocked it on when the referee was unsighted. The referee overturned his decision. This was witnessed by the Headmaster of Palmerston North BHS, who phoned Mrs Hassall to inform her of their act of fairplay, as well as speaking about the team's general demeanour in glowing terms both on and off the field over the duration of the 3-day tournament.
Performing Arts & Cultural Awards Evening, Tuesday 22nd October
Grove 10-Pin Bowling night
The boys select their bowling equipment
Jack Avery (Year 13) acknowledges his 1st place overall, followed by Mr Asplin with George Butcher also getting on the podium
Pizza supper at the bowling venue
'Argyle's Got Talent' - Wednesday 23rd October
A huge thanks must go to Argyle Master, Mr Fraser Kilgour, for organising AGT this year and for coordinating the Table Tennis and Pool knockout competitions, with the final of the Table Tennis competition played at the end of the AGT evening, between Cole Northcott (Year 12) and Fox Tamou (Year 11).
Grove Placements 2020
Hamilton BHS Turf Opening Ceremony, Friday 18th October
The Argyle juniors helping with the BBQ are, L-R: Silvio Tuuta, Flynn Pierce, Rangiwai Lunjevich, Te Reimana Gray, Jahmal Enright, Joseph Lorimer
U19 Leamington Sevens Victory
Boarders in this team are: Shinya Komura (Year 12), Joeli Matalaweru (Year 12), Cody Nordstrom (Year 12) and Te Aonui Wharawhara-Muriwai (Year 13), with the team coached by Mr Logan Asplin, Mr Nigel Hotham and Mr Greg Kirkham
Crest Club Mentoring
This initiative was implemented in term 4, with Eric Murray (Rowing) and Quinn Tupaea (Rugby) meeting with the select group of students over two separate lunch hours, sharing personal stories about balancing multiple commitments and how they achieved this so it enabled them to perform well in competition and training.
Numerous Argyle House students attended and are in the photos below with our guest athletes.
Halloween at Argyle
School Links Emails to Parents/Caregivers from School
Hamilton BHS Year 9 Activities - Week 8
Please find attached information regarding the Year 9 Activity options for your son in Week 8.
Your son was presented these options in Assembly today. He will receive an email on Monday with a Google form to complete. He needs to follow the instructions on this form carefully to select his options. He must choose two separate activities - one for Monday and one for Tuesday.
All costs must be paid by Friday, 29 November.
Mr Nick Power
Hamilton Boys' High School has attached a .pdf file to this email:year_9_activiti....pdf
Hamilton BHS Photographs
HBHS School photos ordered online before 29 September 2019 have arrived and are ready for collection.
Please remind your son/s to collect them from the school shop.
Hamilton BHS Private Boarding
Emailed to Parents/Caregivers Friday 18th October
We have received a few enquiries from families living out of Hamilton who are interested in placing their son in a private boarding arrangement next year.
If you are interested in having a student boarding with you in 2020, please contact:
Please include your name, email address, your suburb/area and a brief description of the living circumstances such as who lives in the home, how many rooms are available and transport options to the school.
Hamilton BHS Coming Events Term 4
Coming Events for Term 4
Music and Arts Awards - 6.00pm - School Hall
Tuesday 22 October
Art Exhibition - 5.00pm - Art Room
Tuesday 22 October
Maori and Pasifika Awards - 6.00pm - School Hall
Thursday 24 October
Year 13 Leavers Dinner - 6.00pm - Playhouse Theatre, Waikato University
Tuesday 29th October
Sports Awards - 6.00pm - Gym 1
Wednesday 30 October
Argyle Leavers Dinner - 6.00pm - Argyle House
Friday 1 November
Argyle Prizegiving - 6.30pm - Gym 1
Sunday 3 November
Senior Prize Giving - 10.00am - Gym 1
Tuesday 5 November
Wednesday 6 November - Monday 11 November
Wednesday 6 November
Service Work Day
Monday 18 November
Grandparents Morning - 9.15am - School Hall
Tuesday 26 November
Year 9 & 10 Activities Programme
Monday 2 December - Wednesday 4 December
Junior Prize Giving - 10.00am - Gym 1
Thursday 5 December
Hamilton BHS Year 13 Camp 2020
Please find attached information regarding the 2020 Year 13 Leadership Camp.
Forms must be returned to the Deans Office and payment made to the School Shop by Friday 15 November 2019.
Year 13 Dean
Hamilton Boys' High School has attached a .pdf file to this email:year_13_2020_ca....pdf
Important Dates Term 4:
Friday 1st: Argyle Leavers' Dinner, Argyle Dining Room, 5.30pm pre-dinner drinks, 6.00pm formalities commence
Sunday 3rd: Parents' Meeting 5.00pm (Hostel prep Room)
Buffet Dinner for Parents, Families, Staff and Boys 5.20pm
Argyle Prizegiving 6.30pm, Gymnasium 1
Tuesday 5th: Hamilton BHS Senior Prizegiving
Years 9 & 10 Supervised Study Morning (Hostel Prep Room)
Wednesday 6th: NCEA Exams Begin
Senior Study Leave commences
Years 9 & 10 Exams begin
Thursday 7th: Argyle New Boarder Orientation Day
Year 8 Testing Day
Friday 8th: Set Leave 8 begins. Hostel closes 5.30pm
Sunday 10th: Set Leave 8 concludes. Hostel re-opens 5.30pm
Monday 11th: Year 8 Elite Arts Auditions
Monday 15th: Year 8 Elite Sport Testing Day
Monday 18th: Hamilton BHS Service (Work) Day
Tuesday 19th: Grove lease concludes. All Year 13s accommodated back at Argyle.
Tuesday 26th: Hamilton BHS 'Grandparents Morning'
Monday 2nd: NCEA Exams end
Monday 2nd - Wednesday 4th: Year 9 & 10 Activity Programme & Year 10 Camps
Thursday 5th: Final Day of Term 4
Years 9 & 10 Prizegiving, 10.00am, Gymnasium 1
Students Leave for Holidays after Prizegiving
Hostel Closes for the Year, 2.30pm
Our two Argyle House Parent Representatives for you to contact about any hostel matters
Mrs Shay-Lee Wylie (Te Kuiti)
Feel free to contact me by email firstname.lastname@example.org