ARGYLE HOUSE

Hamilton Boys' High School -Term 1, Edition 5, April 2019

Tributes to Christchurch, Argyle House Win the Haka House Competition, Parent-Teacher Interviews, Year 9 2020 Applications Close this week

The term is fast coming to an end with less than a fortnight remaining in what has been a very busy term. The staff and I have been pleased with how the 65 new boarders have settled into boarding life, made easier by the way the returning boarders have welcomed them into the Argyle family. Our Prefects and Senior Leaders have provided a high level of care for the boys in their dorm and will be treated to an all-you-can-eat meal at 'Gengys' next week as a thank you from the hostel staff and boys for their leadership and commitment this term.


Term 1 concludes Friday 12th April

The hostel closes for the term next Friday 12th April at 5.30pm. School finishes at 2.15pm on that Friday, so the boys are able to depart at this time. If your son is taking weekend leave this weekend it is advisable that he takes home his personal belongings he won't be needing next week.


Christchurch Tragedy

The school and hostel has paid tribute to the victims and families of those killed or injured, by standing with our Muslim students at a special assembly on Wednesday 20th March, for our senior students.

A 'Service for Christchurch' was held out the front of the main school reception area at 11.05am on Friday morning 22nd March and was well attended by both students and staff.

Service:

Whaikōrero – Wikiriwhi Rangiawha

Poem read by Hakaraia Richards-Coxhead

Muslim prayer

Pasifika prayer

Paimārire karakia – Wikiriwhi Rangiawha

Moments silence

Song - I know the Lord

Explanation of haka – Hakaraia Richards-Coxhead

Haka - Led by Hakaraia Richards-Coxhead


As a hostel, at our weekly Tuesday evening House meeting, on 19th March, we provided the boys with some tangible actions they could choose to do, if they wanted to pay their respects: e.g.

  • Visit a mosque nearby and leave a sign or flowers to show their love and solidarity.

  • Send a message of love and solidarity to the Muslim families.

  • Call or text a friend who is a Muslim. Let them know they are not alone.

  • Show respect to family, neighbours, strangers, fellow boarders. Courtesy is contagious.

  • An opportunity to create some art/tributes e.g. write a card.


I was present with a van load of senior Argyle House boarders at the mosque on Friday 22nd March, with Deputy Headmaster, Mr Stuart Hakeney and the Head of Mathematics Faculty, Mr Charlton Thompson. We were all greeted and welcomed inside, as we paid our respects to the Muslim community.


Parent-Teacher Interviews

These commence this week, with Year 9 on Thursday 4th April, 4.30 - 7.00pm and Years 10 - 13 the following week on Monday 8th April, 4.30 - 7.00pm.

Interview bookings became available on Friday 29th April on the Parent Interview website: https://parentinterviews.co.nz/app/login

Feel free to take your son along to the report evening with you.


House Haka Competition

Argyle House won the Hamilton BHS House Haka competition on Wednesday morning 3rd April, having performed in front of the whole school in Gymnasium 1. The Argyle haka was led by Kaitataki (Best Leader), Head Prefect, Hakaraia Richards-Coxhead. This moved us to within half a point of Steel House, who sit on top of the table overall, after 4 events completed. House Touch concludes on Monday 8th April, with both senior and junior teams competing from all 6 Houses. Hopefully, Argyle can do enough to finish top after all 5 events this term have been completed.

Matua Mita Graham (Senior Master) and Hakaraia led the Argyle boys extremely well in holding numerous evening haka practice sessions leading up to this major House event.


This is my final newsletter for the term. I hope you've enjoyed reading and viewing the many pictures and video clips in the newsletters. The staff and I enjoy taking the various footage and putting it together to provide a snapshot of all the good things that happen within the Argyle environment. It is a happy place, especially after winning the House Haka competition this week and hosting a very enjoyable social with Sonninghill Hostel. The feel-good factor is evident throughout the hostel.


I'm sure you will all enjoy some quality time with your son over the holiday period. Please remember that there is a Teacher Only Day on Monday 29th April. The hostel will re-open for the new school term on Monday evening from 5.30pm on this day. We would like all boys to have returned by 7.30pm on Monday evening to allow for a settled start to the new term. However, if your son is returning by 8.00am on Tuesday morning 30th April, please indicate this later return time on Boardingware so the staff are aware. The first school day of Term 2 is on Tuesday 30th April.


Kind regards


Murray McKenzie

Head of Boarding

021 516 477

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Haka Explanation at 'Service for Christchurch':

"This haka represents an act of unity and solidarity, it is a sign of love and support for the families of those who were tragically lost, it is an expression of grief and mourning those who passed on, and an act of defiance against those who seek to suppress our sense of freedom, safety and Aotearoatanga - what makes us".

Poem read by Hakaraia Richards-Coxhead at the 'Service for Christchurch':


March fifteenth twenty nineteen

One of NZ’s darkest days

Innocent people lost their lives

while in their place of praise



No matter where you’re from,

your skin colour or your race

Us Kiwis pride ourselves

On being free and safe



But all that changed on Friday

Our innocence stripped away

50 of our family lost their lives

and we’re struggling with what to say



In lieu of finding the right words

to ease this harrowing pain

this is a toast to all NZers

especially those who died in vain



To you, our Muslim family

we’re sorry for this coward’s derange

you’re part of our Kiwi family

and that will never change



We want you to feel welcome

and we will grieve with you for years

we’re here to support you all

Through the grief and tears



To the victims who lost their lives

and families dealing with such torturous loss

Thanks for standing together with kindness

and showing the hate whose boss



To the cops who apprehended him

and the Force defending our land

we admire your composure

during a time we’ll never understand



To the paramedics, doctors & nurses

who dealt with immediate grief

without you and your strength,

We’d have found little relief



To the teachers who protected our children

During a time you couldn’t be prepared

Thank you for being so brave

When you were also scared



To all reporters, announcers & journalists

For keeping us up to date

Despite grieving yourselves

And dealing with the hate



To our Prime Minister and Mother,

Jacinda Ardern

Thank you for taking swift action

As 4.8 million Kiwis yearn



You’ve set an amazing example

of the values we strive for

Compassion, inclusion and kindness

you’ve radiated them and more



To the people of NZ,

Thank you for spreading love

we’ve shown the world how to combat hate

and completely risen above



Hate has no place here

and we’ll never bow down to those sins

remember to be kind

because, love always wins


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Argyle House applications for Year 9 2020 close on Friday 5 April 2019

Please remind those families within your local community about this deadline.



Enquiries to Mr Murray McKenzie (Head of Boarding) argyle@hbhs.school.nz

Visit our website to download an enrolment pack : www.hbhs.school.nz

or phone Mrs Katrina McLaughlin (Hostel Administrator) 07- 8530437

Parent - Teacher Report Evenings for Years 9 - 13

Hamilton BHS Year 10-13 Reports & Report Evening

Emailed to Parents/Caregivers Wednesday 27th March


Dear Parents/Caregivers


Year 10-13 Interim Reports are now available to view and download from the Parent Portal. Instructions for accessing the Portal were sent to you early in the year via email.


Bookings for the upcoming parent evening (Monday 8th April) open this Friday. Please see the attached document for instructions regarding how to make your bookings.


If you require any assistance with using the portal or making bookings, please contact Student Data Processing on (07) 853 0440 extn 2086 or email jcullen@hbhs.school.nz


Kind regards
Charlton Thompson
Teacher in Charge of Reporting

Hamilton Boys' High School has attached a .pdf file to this email:

parent_intervie....pdf

Hamilton BHS Year 9 Reports & Report Evening

Emailed to Parents/Caregivers Wednesday 27th March


Dear Parents/Caregivers


Year 9 Interim Reports are now available to view and download from the Parent Portal. Instructions for accessing the Portal were sent to you early in the year via email.


Bookings for the upcoming parent evening (Thursday 4th April) open this Friday. Please see the attached document for instructions regarding how to make your bookings.


If you require any assistance with using the portal or making bookings, please contact Student Data Processing on (07) 853 0440 extn 2086 or email jcullen@hbhs.school.nz


Kind regards
Charlton Thompson
Teacher in Charge of Reporting


Hamilton Boys' High School has attached a .pdf file to this email:

parent_intervie....pdf

Argyle House Win the Hamilton BHS House Haka Competition, Gymnasium 1, Wednesday 3rd April

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This major House event has been moved to Term 1 this year. All Houses have been practising for many weeks as they prepare to perform in front of the school, and guest judges, on Wednesday morning.


Argyle House in their number 1s, find their line and place, moments before their haka gets underway
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Argyle House, and the rest of the school, karakia, to conclude the Haka House Competition
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Hakaraia Richards-Coxhead (Head Prefect) is awarded 'Kaitataki' for the second consecutive year by the 4 independent judges, voted best leader of the haka, and leading Argyle House to victory. Congratulations.


A big thanks must go to Hakaraia, Matua Mita Graham (Senior Master), our Senior Leaders & Prefects and all 168 boys, especially the 65 new boarders who had 9 weeks to learn the school haka, for their outstanding performance. The staff were all very proud of you. It's a special day and a prestigious event to win.


Argyle House has won the House Haka competition 4 out of the last 5 years, placing second in 2018. Well done to you all.

House Competition Table after 4 Events - Argyle House in Second Place Overall, 0.5pts behind Steel House

Haka Practice - Tuesday evening 2nd April in Gym 2

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The final practice, led by Head Prefect, Hakaraia Richards-Coxhead and Matua Mita Graham (Senior Master) before the school Haka House Competition, 11.30am on Wednesday 3rd April
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Social with Sonninghill Hostel, at Argyle House, Wednesday 3rd April - 'Fluoro Traffic Lights' theme

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The Year 13 DJs for the night, L-R: George Butcher, Harry Yates and Jack Avery. Blake Morgan was also involved in music selection.
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L-R: Carson Edwards (Year 9) and Harry Russ (Year 12)
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It's all-in for this song. Duggie Valler (Year 9) sitting above the crowd!
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Year 13 Sonninghill girls dress up to the theme, in style, as they always do!
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At the end of the evening, before supper is served, everyone waits in anticipation for those called up to perform a slow dance with someone in their year level, as well as the announcement of the prizewinners
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Duggie Valler (Year 9) wins the 'Best Dancer' prize
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Harry Russ (Year 12) wins the 'Best Costume' prize
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A delicious supper is being served by Matron (Mrs Lake), Sonninghill staff member, Aaron Couper (Year 12) and Toby Heywood (Year 13)

Hot Air Balloon lands on the front field in front of Argyle House, Friday 22nd March

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Robert Pereira - Bully Prevention and Risk-Taking Workshops, in the Hostel Prep Room

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Mr Robert Pereira was invited back to Hamilton BHS and Argyle House over the four days from Monday 4th - Thursday 7th March.


Robert is an International Educational Consultant, based in Canberra, Australia, who specialises in offering 'Bully Prevention' workshops for students, teachers, Parents/Caregivers, Deans and counsellors around the world, and is author of the book "Why We Bully?".


Robert ran sessions for all 168 Argyle boys as well as all 465 Year 9s in the day school. The 4 days Robert worked with the Argyle boys and staff was extremely beneficial to us all. Robert ran evening sessions for our Years 12 and 13 boarders on the topic of 'risk-taking', which centred around driving a vehicle and the decisions new restricted license holders make.


Robert is also ran a Seminar for Parents/Caregivers from 7.00-9.00pm on Wednesday evening 6th March. His topic was on 'Internet Addiction Disorder', which was well-attended by our parent community.


We look forward to Robert's return in 2020.

The junior Argyle boys take a break from playing Touch out on the front fields

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Argyle House Open Day - held on Thursday 7th March

Our annual Open Day was well-attended with more than 50 families on-site to hear the various hostel and school staff presentations on their specialist areas, before embarking on tours of the school and hostel with current Year 9 boarders and Prefects/Senior Leaders
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Pool Bullrush as the junior boys take on Hakaraia!

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Game of Touch on the Front Fields after Dinner

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Popular as always immediately after dinner with boys from all ages engaging in a game of Touch. Oliver Ingram (Year 10) has the ball.

Playing Pool in the Games Room

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Year 9s playing pool in the Junior Games Room: Carson Edwards (holding cue), Max Pearson (holding the cue), with Daniel Fourie and Jono Nelson watching.

Matthew Allen Cup Cricket

George Butcher's Sutherland House won this event so now hold a 4 point lead over Bennett House, 6 - 2, after 4 events.

House Cricket - Argyle finishes in 3rd equal place overall

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Mac Russ (Year 9) takes a swing at the ball in 6-a-side House Cricket. Our junior team had a victory over Tait House on this day but came 3rd overall.

Our Senior House Cricket team finished in 4th Place after their week of round-robin fixtures.

Howard returning from a van run

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Mr Howard Mitchell is our van driver who transports the Argyle boys to their off-site appointments within Hamilton city. Howard has been an important part of the Argyle team since his arrival in October 2015. Howard absolutely loves his job and the boys enjoy listening to his many stories about life in general.

North Island Secondary Schools Rowing Championships, Lake Karapiro: Friday 8th - Sunday 10th March

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Tyler McNutt (Year 12 - 4th from left) and Erik Attie (Year 12 - 3rd from left) being presented with the 'Thompson Memorial Shield' by the Headmaster, Mrs Hassall, after winning the North Island Secondary Schools' U18 Eight
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Mrs Hassall, with 3 coxswains who have medalled at the NISS Regatta. Jamie Zyza (Year 10 - middle) who coxed the U15 Octuple Number 1 crew to their NISS title.
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The victorious U16 Eight crew proudly holding the 'George Hale Rosebowl' for winning a NISS title with four Argyle House boarders in the crew: Kahn Caddy (Year 12 - far left), Sam Cairns (Year 11 - second from left), Troy Houston (Year 11 - 4th from left) and Tyler McNutt (Year 12 - 4th from right, holding the rosebowl),

NZ Secondary Schools (Maadi Cup) Regatta - Monday 25th - Saturday 30th March, Lake Karapiro

Three Argyle House boarders were in Rowing crews that won national titles last week during summer tournament week at lake Karapiro:

Snowden Hemi-Hill (Year 10) won 3 Gold Medals in the U15 Octuple, U15 Eight and U15 Quad.

Jamie Zyza (Year 10) won 1 Gold Medal as a coxswain of the U15 Octuple.

Joshua Vodanovich (Year 12) won 1 Gold Medal in the U17 Four.


Tyler McNutt (Year 12), Sam Cairns (Year 11) and Kahn Caddy (Year 12) were in the crew that were runners-up in the U16 Eight A Final.


Joshua Vodanovich (Year 12) was placed 3rd in the U17 Eight A Final.


Four other Argyle House boarders were pipped for a place, finishing 4th in their A Final:

Erik Attie (Year 12) and Tyler McNutt (Year 12) in the U18 Eight.

Josh Syme (Year 10) and Ashan Barr (Year 10) in the U15 Octuple (Crew 2)

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The crew that won the NZ Secondary Schools A Final in the U15 Octuple, holding the 'Lesley Saworth Cup': Snowden Hemi-Hill (Year 10 - back row, far left). Jamie Zyza (Year 10 - kneeling, far right)
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The crew that won the NZ Secondary Schools A Final in the U15 Eight: Snowden Hemi-Hill (Year 10 - front row, second from right, holding the 'Walmsley Cup')
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Snowden Hemi-Hill (Year 10) winner of 3 NZSS Rowing Gold Medals: U15 Octuple, U15 Quad and U15 Eight. Congratulations Snowden on your wonderful achievements

Other Summer Tournament Week Results for our Argyle House boarders:

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Ethan Barton (Year 11) wins a Gold and Silver Medal at the NZ Secondary Schools' Triathlon Championships, New Plymouth

Ethan Barton won 2 NZSS medals at this championship:

Gold Medal: U16 Teams' Triathlon race, Friday 29th March. Ethan completed the 3km run leg.

Silver Medal: U16 Tag Team, 4-Man event. All 4 athletes had to complete a 450m run, 5km cycle and a 1km run, before tagging their next team member to complete the 3 disciplines

Caelys-Paul Putoko (Year 9), Iotia Teokotai (Year 9) and John Anderson (Year 10) were in the Junior 3 x 3 Basketball team that was placed 3rd overall in NZ, at their junior elite tournament in Tauranga, from Wednesday 27th - Friday 29th March.


Jack Dunlop (Year 12) won the North Island Secondary Schools' 250cc Motocross title in the 15-19 years age group, held in Rotorua on Friday 29th March, winning all 3 of his races.

Quinn Boyle (Year 9) wins 3 medals at the Ocean Swim Series

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Quinn competed in the Ocean Swim Series in the BOP and won a silver medal in the Men's Open 500m swim, and bronze medals in the 2000m swim and 3km run (Amphibian). Congratulations!
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Quinn on the podium

David So (Year 9 - Hong Kong) - Waikato Secondary Schools' Junior Swimming Champion

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David won 5 Waikato Secondary Schools' Junior swimming titles on Tuesday 2nd April, at 'Te Rapa Waterworld'.


The events were: 50m Breaststroke, 100m Medley, 100m Breaststroke, 100m Medley Relay and the 100m Freestyle Relay. Congratulations David. These achievements certainly helped Hamilton BHS win the shield for Top Overall School . Well done.

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David leaves the starting blocks in Lane 2
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The Hamilton BHS Swim Team that won Top Overall School. Argyle House students in this team were Year 9 boarders: David So, Josh Baker and Quinn Boyle.

Polo - Liam Parrott (Year 11) and Jonty Parrott (Year 12)

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Jonty (far right) and Liam (second from right) have been playing Polo for many years and competed recently, for another win!

This time Jonty and Liam played in one of the Tiger Polo Academy teams and won the APPA Junior Cup. They continue to have an extremely successful season.

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Jonty Parrott (Year 12 - left) and Liam Parrott (Year 11 - right) with the APPA Junior Cup and other prizes for winning.

Hamilton BHS 6th XI Cricket Team

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This team is comprised of only 2 day boys, with the remaining team members coming from Argyle House. The team competes in the Hamilton Secondary Schools 2B competition where they won 4 and lost 2 fixtures, finishing 3rd in the division.


The 2 player/coaches are our 2 Grove Assistant Masters: Sam Cardosi (left) and Niall Armstrong (right) both from Northern Ireland

'Man Of The Week' - Ashan Barr (Year 10), Week 9 Term 1

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Ashan volunteered to complete a Service Duty in the Prep Room one evening last week in the absence of the Year 13 Duty Student.

School Links emails to Parents/Caregivers from Hamilton BHS

Entertainment Books

Emailed to Parents/Caregivers Thursday 4th April


Dear Parents/Caregivers


Entertainment books are now available at the school shop for collection or purchase.


Thank you
HBHS Parents' Association

Year 9 Option Changes

Emailed to Parents/Caregivers Wednesday 3rd April



Dear Parents/Caregivers


Your son is in the last week of his first set of option subjects. He will begin his second set of option subjects on Monday 8th April.


Your son's two new options have been posted on the B Block notice board at School, so boys can get prepared for their upcoming classes.


To ensure the boys are ready to get straight into their two new option classes on Monday, please assist them in organising the correct stationery/equipment.


All students taking part in Technology Metal, Technology Wood and Food Technology need to bring covered in footwear.


All subjects except the following, require a 1B5 book. Specialist stationery is as follows:-

Art
- 1 x 2B pencil = $0.80
- 1 x Staedtler Triplus Fine black pen = $2.00
- 1 x A3 clearfile 30 pocket = $12.60


Graphics
- 1 x Graphics Kit (available at School shop only) = $30.00


Spanish
- 1 x 1B8 = $0.60


Thank you
Caitlin Brown
Junior Curriculum Co-ordinator

Mufti Day Thursday & Gumboot Friday

Emailed to Parents/Caregivers Tuesday 2nd April



Dear Parents/Caregivers


This week we have two opportunities to support worthwhile causes.


As part of his "I am Hope" Charity, Mike King is hoping to raise money through Gumboot Friday to provide free counselling for young New Zealanders battling mental health issues.


Here at Hamilton Boys' High School, we have a "Chapters Program" for senior students wishing to be part of promoting mental health in the school. We also have a very passionate group of teachers involved, who are in full support of this cause.


This Friday, if students wish to wear gumboots with their school uniform they are welcome to do so. If they do, we ask each boy to give a gold coin.


If students do not wear gumboots, they can still donate a gold coin to this cause if they wish to.


As a school we encourage students to donate, but it is optional.


All money donated goes straight into the "Gumboot up New Zealand" account.

The second opportunity this week is Mufti Day this Thursday, 4 April.


If students wish to wear mufti, we ask them to please bring $2.00.


All funds raised go to Diabetes Youth.


Thank you
HBHS Senior Management

Reminder - Entertainment Books

Emailed to Parents/Caregivers Tuesday 26th March


The Parents' Association are pleased to announce that the 2019 Entertainment Book memberships are on their way.


Your support really helps our School, so we’re thrilled to let you know about special bonus Early Bird Entertainment Membership Offers for loyal supporters.


Pre-order the NEW 2019 | 2020 Entertainment Membership and receive bonus offers you can use right away!


You can now order on-line at https://www.entertainmentbook.co.nz/orderbooks/1565k89

or

You can pre-order at the School Shop (payment by cash or credit card only).

Your support is appreciated.


Printed books will be arriving at the school shop by the end of this week.


Kind Regards
Hamilton Boys' High School Parents' Association

Reminder - HBHS Winter Sports Registration 2019

Emailed to Parents/Caregivers Monday 25th March


Dear Parents/Caregivers


Winter sports registration is well underway. Please make sure you click on the appropriate link below to register your son.

Methods of Payment:
Pay at the School Shop Fees Counter: Use Eftpos, Credit Card or Cheque.

Internet Banking: If paying via your internet banking, the HBHS Account details are:
Westpac Hamilton 031556 0085411 00
To enable us to credit the correct amount, please add your son's name, ID number (eg 10112), and make reference to the sport.

Automatic payment: Automatic payment forms are available from the fees counter at the School Shop. Please contact Mrs Natasha Hawke at the School Shop (07) 853 0421 ext 2123 if you wish to arrange regular instalments.


Regards
HBHS Co-curricular Staff

HBHS Photographs

Emailed to Parents/Caregivers Friday 22nd March


Dear Parents/Caregivers


Hamilton Boys' High School Tutor Group photographs are available for you to view and order online with PhotoLife Studios.


Your son will be bringing home today, an online slip with your unique 'Shoot Key' detailed on it. This Shoot Key will bring up all photographs that your son is in. It is then an easy process for you to shop online and purchase the photographs you want.


All orders placed before 14 April 2019 will be dispatched back to the school and your son will be able to collect them from the School Shop. Any orders placed after 14 April 2019 will be sent directly to your specified delivery address and will incur a $6.00 postage and packaging charge.


Thank you
Liz Caskey
HBHS Shop
shop@hbhs.school.nz

Study Skills Programme

Emailed to Parents/Caregivers Thursday 21st March


Dear Parents/Caregivers


We have been offered an amazing Study Skills Programme from Brenton Bai, who created Study Skills to help elite athletes in the High Performance Sport New Zealand (HPSNZ) system gain the necessary skills for their academic pathways. This programme, however, is applicable to all students Yr 9 – Yr 13.


For the small price of only $9 (RRP $230), students at Hamilton Boys’ High School will gain 12 months access to this online package, which has helped HPSNZ athletes with their academic programmes. This is a wonderful opportunity for our students to gain valuable knowledge in study habits, note taking, speed reading and improving memory techniques. Students will have full access to over 70 instructional videos and downloadable PDF files to help them in their quest for academic success.


Please see the attached flyer and take the time to search the webpage to preview the contents. Follow the instructions located at the bottom of the flyer to purchase the licence.


Many thanks
Mr Jeremy Quigley
(Academic Mentor Yr 10,11)
jquigley@hbhs.school.nz


Mr Jason MacLean
(Academic Mentor Yr 12,13)
jmaclean@hbhs.school.nz


Hamilton Boys' High School has attached a .pdf file to this email:

study_ham_skill....pdf

Defensive Driving with Evolve Driver Training

Emailed to Parents/Caregivers Tuesday 5th February


Defensive Driving with Evolve Driver Training - Courses for Term 1 are as follows:-

Term 1

Monday, 11 Feb (11, 14, 18 & 21 Feb)

Monday 11 March (11, 14, 18 & 21 March)

Holiday course - starting 15 April 2019 (15, 18, 22 & 25 Apr)

Register on Evolve website: www.evolvedrivers.co.nz

HBHS Mobile Dental Unit

Emailed to Parents/Caregivers Tuesday 29th January


Dear Parents/Caregivers

The Mobile Dental Unit will be based at Hamilton Boys' High School again this year between Monday 18 February and Friday 26 April.

Please find attached a letter outlining the services provided. The letter asks you to email the Mobile Dental Unit co-ordinator to indicate whether or not you wish to take up this offer.

Thank you.


Hamilton Boys' High School has attached a .pdf file to this email:

hbhs_advice_of_....pdf

Housekeeping Issues

Over the holiday period, can you please check that all clothing items are numbered with a black sharpie pen. Kaye, our Laundress, has 2 full baskets of clothing that are not numbered, so these items are unable to be placed in your son's laundry cubby-hole. These clothing items remain unclaimed, despite being laid out on the laundry table each morning as the boys come in.

Important Dates:

April:


Friday 5th

Argyle House Year 9 2020 Enrolments close

Sports Photos: Rowing & Summer Elite Teams


Tuesday 9th:

Westlake BHS Sports Exchange (Hamilton)


Friday 12th

Final day of Term 1. School finishes at 2.15pm

5.30pm: Hostel closes for the term


Term 2


April:


Monday 29th

TEACHER ONLY DAY

5.30pm: Hostel re-opens for the start of Term 2

7.30pm: All boys to have returned, unless returning Tuesday morning by 8.00am


Tuesday 30th

First day of school Term 2


May:


Friday 3rd:

Brothers interviews, Year 9 2020


Tuesday 7th - Friday 10th:

Year 9 interviews 2020


Friday 10th:

Set Leave 3. Hostel closes 5.30pm

Sunday 12th:

Set Leave 3 concludes. Hostel re-opens at 5.30pm


Friday 24th:

Year 9 2020 placements notified


Wednesday 29th:

Auckland Grammar Sports Exchange


Friday 31st:

Set Leave 4. Hostel closes 5.30pm


QUEEN'S BIRTHDAY WEEKEND


June:


Monday 3rd:

Set Leave 4 concludes. Hostel re-opens at 5.30pm


Thursday 6th:

New Plymouth BHS Sports Exchange (Hamilton)


Friday 14th:

Field Days (no school on this day. Boys can take weekend leave from 2.10pm Thursday 13th)


July:


Thursday 4th:

Tauranga Boys' College Sports Exchange (Tauranga)


Friday 5th:

Final day of Term 2. School finishes at 2.15pm

Hostel closes for the term at 5.30pm

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 grizwiles@xtra.co.nz

Mr Alistair Reeves (Te Akau)

Feel free to contact me by email amajlreeves@gmail.com