Hamilton Boys' High School -Term 1, Edition 4, March 2019
Argyle House Open Day, Effective Use of the Student Diary, Athletics Sports, Speedchatting & a Visit by Mr Robert Pereira
ARGYLE HOUSE OPEN DAY
Our annual Open Day is scheduled for Thursday 7th March.
Can you please support us by informing people in your area that the Open Day is on and commences at 10.00am and concludes at 2.00pm. It is for all year levels, not just Year 8s coming into Year 9 in 2020. We welcome all prospective boarders and their families.
There will be a variety of Hostel and Hamilton Boys' High School staff presentations as well as Hostel and School tours. Morning tea and lunch is provided for all visitors. Thank you for encouraging people in your area to attend to witness first hand the Argyle, Grove and School environments.
10.00 a.m. Morning tea will be available on your arrival in the Hostel dining room.
10.30 a.m. We invite you to meet and listen to the Head of Boarding: Mr Murray McKenzie on hostel life and the application process. Headmaster: Mrs Susan Hassall. Dean of Boarding: Mr Jeremy Quigley on monitoring academic performance. Senior Master: Matua Mita Graham on behaviour at school and student leadership. Junior Curriculum Co-ordinator: Ms Caitlyn Brown on subject choices and options. Deputy Headmaster: Mr Nigel Hotham on sporting opportunities. Head of Health & Physical Wellbeing Faculty: Mr Todd Miller on the Elite Sport programme. Director of Arts and Culture: Ms Jamieson Hudson. Argyle Head Prefect: Hakaraia Richards-Coxhead, and Junior Boarding students.
11.15 a.m. Tours of the Hostel and School, escorted by Year 9 students from Argyle House.
12.30 p.m. Lunch in Hostel Dining Room.
1.15 p.m. Tours of the Hostel and School continue.
2.00 p.m. Open Day concludes.
UTILISING THE STUDENT DIARY
Masters have been checking student diaries and it is highly evident that the majority of our hostel students are not utilising this resource effectively. The Hamilton Boys' High School Diary has a variety of useful information contained in it, including how to track academic achievement, teachers in charge of sporting codes, information on NCEA and how to study effectively to name but a few. It is our objective at the hostel to help your son to become organised with his school and homework, and it is imperative that students use their diaries on a daily basis. Below are some points of what we would like to see in every student's diary on EVERY lesson slot:
1. The Subject they are doing during that period
2. A brief synopsis of the content/topic that they are learning during that period
3. Any homework that needs to be performed for that subject
4. Any assessment tasks due
5. Colour coding each subject is beneficial but optional
HAMILTON BHS ATHLETICS SPORTS
Argyle House was crowned Athletics Sports Champions for the third consecutive year, taking maximum points in the Track and Field events at Porritt Stadium on Wednesday 27th February. This was due largely to so many of our boys entering the preliminary, qualifying events held over seven lunchtimes, to ensure we had many boys in the championship finals held at Porritt Stadium on finals day, where the big points were on offer. It was pleasing to see so many of our Parents/caregivers in attendance.
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Argyle House Open Day 2019 - Thursday 7th March, 10.00am - 2.00pm
Argyle House applications for Year 9 2020 close on Friday 5 April 2019
Junior House Leaders
Junior House Leader: Caylus Brighouse (Year 10), Tokoroa
Deputy Junior House Leader: Thomas Verry (Year 10), RD5 Te Kuiti
Where do the Argyle House boys come from?
Haka Practice for all New Boarders - led by Year 13 Prefects & Senior Leaders
Mr Robert Pereira Visit - 'Bully Prevention', Monday 4th - Thursday 7th March
Mr Robert Pereira has been 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 will be running 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 in May 2018 was extremely beneficial to us all.
Robert is also running a Seminar for Parents/Caregivers from 7.00-9.00pm on Wednesday evening 6th March, in the Senior Study Centre (adjacent to the staffroom), at a cost of $15 per person. Please pay at the door. His topic will be on 'Internet Addiction Disorder'. You are welcome to attend and are not required to RSVP.
Speedchatting with Sonninghill Hostel, Monday 25th February
Argyle hosted all Years 11 and Year 12s from both hostels for Speedchatting and then a quiz was organised by Hakaraia Richard-Coxhead up in the hostel prep room. The evening concluded with supper, before the boys and girls returned by bus to their own hostels.
Jaemin Dobbs (Year 10)
R-L: Iotia Teokotai (Year 9), Lachie Pickett (Year 9), Silvio Tuuta (Year 9) and Riley Fulton (Year 9) fully engaged at their table
R-L: David So (Year 9), Jake Fannin (Year 9), Quinn Boyle (Year 9) enjoying the conversation with the 3 girls at their table
Matthew Allen Cup Athletics: Sutherland wins 27 - 22 to go 4 - 2 up overall after 3 events
The Year 13 race and 5 x 100m race has only 1 team from each House entered. A big thanks to Matua Mita Graham (Senior Master) for coordinating the event, and to Seth Roe (Head of Bennett) and George Butcher (Head of Sutherland) for organising their House teams. It was another very enjoyable evening, with only 5 points separating the two Houses.
Nils Dorband (white top) about to receive the baton from Grayson Carley (black)
Harvey Valler (skins) gets the jump on Cory Lansdown
Cory Lansdown begins his sprint
Nicholas Audas-Ryan (Red) and Caleb Houghton battle it out in their leg
Joe Waenga coming in to pass the baton over
Te Aonui Wharawhara-Muriwai runs the final leg of the Year 13 race for Bennett
Argyle House - Hamilton BHS Athletics Sports Champions 2019, Porritt Stadium, Wednesday 27th February
Individual Championship and House Results
1st place: Charles Annals, Baigent, 80 pts
2nd = Andrew Carr, Steel, 64
2nd = Harry Russ, Argyle, 64
4th Tyron Hilton, Wilson, 52
5th Jayden Horscroft, Steel, 48
1st place: Liam McKee, Taylor, 68 pts
2nd Ollie Main, Baigent, 62
3rd Cole McClure, Taylor, 54
4th Joseph Morgan, Taylor, 52
5th Cody Nordstrom, Argyle, 48
1st place: Liam Davis, Wilson, 86 pts
2nd Johno O’Brien, Argyle, 66
3rd Dylan Brown, Argyle, 56
4th Josh Syme, Argyle, 55
5th Caelys-Paul Putoko, Argyle, 54
House Standings Overall after 2 events (Swimming & Athletics)
1st Taylor 21pts
2nd Wilson 16
3rd = Argyle 14
3rd = Steel 14
5th Baigent 11
6th Tait 8
L-R: Taylor Sherlock (Year 9), Angus Reeves (Year 9), Carson Edwards (Year 9), Harrison Grainger (Year 9), Ashan Barr (Year 10) and Magnus Nelson (Year 9)
Thomas Marchant (Year 11) with Gus Nelson (Year 11) in behind him coming in to finish the 2000m Intermediate Steeplechase
Dylan Brown (Year 9) on the finish line having just completed the 2000m Junior Steeplechase
Ashan Barr (Year 10) pips Johno O'Brien (Year 9) on the finish line of the 2000m Junior Steepelchase
Liam Parrott throws the shot put in the Year 11 non-championship competition
Levi Cressy-Baggott (Year 11) about to release the shot put while his fellow Year 11s watch on in support
Ethan Barton releases the shot put in the Year 11 non-championship event
Daniel Fourie (Year 9, black cap) sprints off to the other end of the track in his Tutor Group relay
William Pierce (3rd from left) reaches out ready to receive the baton from his team in the Tutor Group relay
The international boys that ran as part of their Tutor Group from Argyle are: L-R, back row, Max Chow (Year 12), Shinya Komura (Year 12), Ryoyu Tsonuda (Year 12), Bosco Cheng (Year 11).
Front left: Joeli Matalaweru (Year 13)
NZ Super 8 Schools Tennis Championships, hosted by Hamilton BHS, Monday 25th - Wednesday 27th February
Team 1 won the title for the 3rd consecutive year.
School Links emails to Parents/Caregivers from Hamilton BHS
HBHS Year 9 Father & Son Breakfast
Please find attached an invitation to our 2019 Yr 9 Father and Son Breakfast.
Ticket numbers are limited! Be quick to avoid disappointment.
Hamilton Boys' High School has attached a .pdf file to this email:father__son_bre....pdf
Robert Pereira Seminar
On Wednesday, March 6th, at 7.00pm you are invited to come and listen to Robert Pereira present a seminar on "Internet Addiction Disorder".
This will be a very interesting presentation as you guide your son through his teenage years. We believe it is a very relevant topic to our young men at HBHS.
The presentation will take place in the Senior Study Centre (In the main administration block) and will conclude at about 9.00pm.
The cost of the presentation is $15pp. Please pay cash at the door.
We look forward to seeing you there.
Below is a link where you can find out more about Robert Pereira who is a bullying prevention consultant who works in NZ Schools. He will be working with all of our Year 9 boys and Argyle House boys while he is with us next week.
HBHS Maths Buddy Login Details
Emailed to Parents/Caregivers Friday 1st March
Login details for those students who signed up for Maths Buddy will be available from Tutor Teachers on Friday, 1st March.
Emailed to Parents/Caregivers Monday 25th February
Please find attached a flyer about our new, free of charge, HBHS App, with instructions on how to download this onto your device. This is accessible from today.
You will receive an email today with your password for accessing the App.
Please follow the below links if you need assistance:-
Downloading the app -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=45QOeaaORFc
Syncing an app Calendar Event to your personal calendar -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AeQcOSOeaR4
Submitting an Absentee from App -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C8eQXOMO_lw
Hamilton Boys' High School has attached a .pdf file to this email:hbhs_school_app....pdf
HBHS Market Day
Emailed to Parents/Caregivers Wednesday 20th February
Please find attached information regarding our upcoming Market Day.
Hamilton Boys' High School has attached a .pdf file to this email:hbhs_market_day.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:-
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
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.
Hamilton Boys' High School has attached a .pdf file to this email:hbhs_advice_of_....pdf
Monday 4th - Thursday 7th:
Robert Pereira 'Bully Prevention' Student, Boarder and Staff workshops
7.00 - 9.00pm: Robert Pereira Seminar (Senior Study Centre) on 'Internet Addiction Disorder'
10.00am - 2.00pm: Argyle House Open Day
6.50 - 8.20am: Father & Son Breakfast, meet in the HBHS Hall
Photos: Summer Sports Teams, Argyle House, Year 13
5.30pm: Hostel closes for Set Leave 2
5.30pm: Hostel re-opens after Set Leave 2
Monday 25th - Friday 29th March:
Summer Tournament Week
Argyle House Year 9 2020 Enrolments close
Sports Photos: Rowing & Summer Elite Teams
Westlake BHS Sports Exchange (Hamilton)
Final day of Term 1
5.30pm: Hostel closes for the term
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
First day of school Term 2
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