ARGYLE HOUSE

Hamilton Boys' High School - Term 1, Edition 3, March 2020

Argyle House: Hamilton BHS Athletics Sports, Champion House

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The 80m Hurdles final is the first Junior Championship event of the day, at the Hamilton BHS Athletics Sports, held at Porritt Stadium on Wednesday 26th February. The men in black dominate the entries in the final.
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Argyle House await the final results of the Hamilton BHS Athletic Sports, at Porritt Stadium, Wednesday 26th February.

Argyle House Open Day, Athletics Sports & a visit by Mr Robert Pereira

ARGYLE HOUSE OPEN DAY

A reminder our annual Open Day is scheduled for Thursday 5th 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 2021. 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.


Programme:

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. 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. Year 9 Dean & Director of Football: Mr Aaron Scott on the Elite Sport programme. Director of Arts and Culture: Mr Tim Dent. Argyle Head Prefect: Harry Russ, Hostel Parent Representative Mr Alastair Reeves. Hostel Administrator, Mrs Katrina McLaughlin on the application and enrolment process, and Years 9, 12, & 13 Boarding students.

11.30 a.m. Tours of the Hostel, School and Grove, escorted by Year 9 boarders & Year 12 Prefects 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.


HAMILTON BHS ATHLETICS SPORTS

Argyle House was crowned Athletics Sports Champions for the fourth consecutive year, taking maximum points in the Track and Field events at Porritt Stadium on Wednesday 26th 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.


Kind regards


Murray McKenzie

Head of Boarding

021 516 477

Mr Robert Pereira Visit - 'Bully Prevention, Risk-Taking, Anxiety', Monday 2nd - Thursday 5th March

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Mr Robert Pereira has been invited back to Hamilton BHS and Argyle House over the four days from Monday 2nd - Thursday 5th 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 & 2019 was extremely beneficial to us all.


Robert will also be running a seminar for parents on Wednesday, 4th March, 6.45pm (for a 7.00pm start) until 9.15pm, in the School Hall. $10 per person at the door. An email was sent out to all Hamilton BHS parents/caregivers on Tuesday 25th February promoting this evening. The key points are:

Hamilton Boys' High School has asked him to address the concerns of parents on the issues pertaining to Pornography. 'Doing Nothing/Saying Nothing' about these issues perpetuates a growing problem; being 'heavy-handed' drives these behaviours further underground.

This seminar will endeavour to show the impact of excessive, compulsive, pornography-viewing on the psyche of boys and how this impact can have long-term effects. Girl-usage of the internet in this sexual realm is equally serious, and some current practices by girls will be discussed. Robert will endeavour to show how parents might discuss such issues with their children and teens.


Resources for Optional Purchase:
'Why Just Why is My Child being Bullied' - $10.00
'Self-Doubt is at the Heart of Being Human' - $10.00 (covers Internet Addiction)
'I Want the Very Best for My Child' - $10.00 (a reflection on High Parental Expectation and its effect)

Argyle House - Hamilton BHS Athletics Sports Champions 2020, Porritt Stadium, Wednesday 26th February

Individual Championship and House Results


Senior Championship House Points

1st Charles Annals, Baigent, 76pts

2nd Andrew Carr, Steel, 64

3rd Liam Mckee, Taylor, 62

4th Thomas Marchant, Argyle, 56

5th Cody Nordstrom, Argyle, 48

6th Harry Russ, Argyle, 42


Intermediate Championship

1st Kyan Trebes, Taylor, 69pts

2nd Mathijs Wetzels, Taylor, 64

3rd Adam Morgan, Taylor, 56

4th Payton Spencer, Wilson, 52

5th Johno O’Brien, Argyle, 48

6th Brodie Robinson, Wilson, 38


Junior Championship

1st Joshua Wickers, Argyle, 68

2nd Dylan Brown, Argyle, 62

3rd Jesse Humberstone-Kara, Argyle, 58

4th = Matthew Bruning, Steel, 52

4th = Thomas Cave, Taylor, 52

4th = Tom Cooley, Wilson, 52

4th = Finn Seavill, Wilson, 52


Athletic Sports House Points

Track Field Total Final Placings

ARGYLE 6pts 6pts 12pts 1st

TAYLOR 5, 4, 9 2nd =

WILSON 4, 5, 9 2nd =

BAIGENT 3, 2, 5 4th =

STEEL 2, 3, 5 4th =

TAIT 1, 1, 2 6th


House Standings Overall after 2 events (Swimming & Athletics)

1st = Argyle 15pts

1st = Wilson 15

3rd Taylor 13

4th Steel 10

5th Baigent 6

6th Tait 4

Joshua Wickers (Year 10) - Hamilton BHS Junior Athletics Champion, Porritt Stadium, 26th February

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Argyle House NCEA Results 2019

We are very proud of the pass rate for our Hostel students in all levels of NCEA. Even though our Merit and Excellence endorsements are lower than the whole school statistics, we have to remember that a larger percentage of our students (when compared to the percentage of students in the day school) are in programmes that don't allow students to gain endorsements with Merit and/or Excellence. These tend to be Unit Standard-based subjects (such as the trade subjects) that do not complete Achievement Standard credits.


Please find attached a summary of the NCEA results.


Mr Jeremy Quigley

Dean of Boarding

Tutoring through MathZ for Argyle boys

We start tutoring this week. At the moment, we only have 2 students using MathZ..


If the student numbers don’t grow, it won’t be worthwhile for us to keep sending tutors to Argyle House. However, you son could still come to our other 2 busy MathZ centres at Berkley Normal Middle School in Hillcrest and at Fairfield Intermediate School near Chartwell, at 3:30, 4:30, 5:30 or 6:30 p.m., where we have 18 tutors working.


Help your son be more confident and successful in Mathematics this year.

Specialist MathZ tutors are available at Argyle House during prep time.

www.mathz.co.nz


Please feel free to get in touch with me should you want to enquire about this tutoring offer, as there is a cost.


Mr Jeremy Quigley

Dean of Boarding

jquigley@hbhs.school.nz

Sonninghill and Argyle House Year 9 Tabloids evening, Monday 17th February, at Hamilton BHS

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Polo - NZ Open Tournament, Liam Parrott (Year 12)

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The NZ Polo Open attracts overseas players from England, Australia and Argentina. The tournament is split into 4 grades.

Liam played in the 6 goal which is the second-highest grade in the tournament.

He played with his brother Andre, another player from our own club, and a young up and coming player from Mystery Creek.

They qualified for the final which was played on Friday afternoon.

Unfortunately, they lost that game in extra time.

Winners of the South Island Secondary Schools 'Supa' Polo Tournament, Christchurch, Sunday 1st March

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L-R: Jonty Parrott (Year 13), Jay Wilson (Year 9), Liam Parrott (Year 12) and Zach Keyte (St Paul's Collegiate)
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The boys had a fantastic day on Sunday 1st March.

We left home at 5am and flew out of Auckland Airport at 8.30.

In Christchurch we had hired a large car (to fit seven of us and polo gear, helmets, boots, mallets, knee pads...) and bought some food and water supplies before heading to the polo club.

There were four grades, C and D were played in the morning.

'A grade' was after lunch to accommodate our flight times and B grade was after our games.


There were three teams in the A grade; Hamilton Boys' High School Combined (3 boarders from Argyle House: Jonty Parrott (Year 13), Jay Wilson (Year 9), Liam Parrott (Year 12), and a student from St Paul's Collegiate. The other schools that competed were Christ's College and Christchurch combined.


They played a round-robin tournament, we were in the first game which we won 4-1. Winners stayed on and we won the second game 6-0. The other two teams then played for second and third.

They held our prizegiving after this as we had to leave before the day was finished. There were still 6 games to play in the B grade.

Liam Parrott was awarded the MVP of the tournament


The boys played at a very confident and competitive level. It's not easy to play on different horses. They thought about their game plan and backed each other up perfectly, resulting in a great score and many positive and complimentary comments.

14 teams were entered in this tournament over the 4 different levels.


by Sandra Parrott

Polo: Jonty Parrott (Year 13), Kihikihi Tournament

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Jonty's team won 6 1/2 - 6. They had a half goal start as they were a lower handicapped team.

He is in his second season in the polo academy.

At the end of last season, his handicap was up from -2 (beginner) to -1. Jonty's goal is to go up again to 0.

Matthew Allen Cup Athletics, Tuesday 18th February - Sutherland House Wins

The Matthew Allen Cup Athletics competition is competed over six sprinting events across all five year levels. Sutherland and Bennett teams in each year level race over 50 metres. The final race is a 5 x 100m race with 1 runner from each year level in each team. Points are awarded for 1st - 4th place in each race with points tallied at the end of the evening to determine the overall winning House.


A big thanks to Matua Mita Graham (Senior Master) for coordinating the event, and to Angus Valler (Head of Bennett) and Cole Northcott (Head of Sutherland) for organising their House teams. It was another very enjoyable evening, with only a few points separating the two Houses.

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Cole Northcott (Head of Sutherland) holds the Lake Shield aloft as winners of the Matthew Allen Cup Athletics event.

South Island Polo Tournament, Sunday 1st March, Christchurch

The boys had a fantastic day on Sunday.

We left home at 5am and flew out of Auckland Airport at 8.30.

In Christchurch we had hired a large car (to fit seven of us and polo gear, helmets, boots, mallets, knee pads...) and bought some food and water supplies before heading to the polo club.

There were four grades, C and D were played in the morning.

'A grade' was after lunch to accommodate our flight times and B grade was after our games.


There were three teams in the A grade; Hamilton Boys Combined, Christ College and Christchurch combined.

They played a round robin tournament, we were in the first game which we won 4-1. Winners stayed on and we won the second game 6-0. The other two teams then played for second and third.

They held our prizegiving after this as we had to leave before the day was finished. There were still 6 games to play in the B grade.

Jonty spoke as team captain. Liam received MVP.


The boys played at a very confident and competitive level. It's not easy to play on different horses. They thought about their game plan and backed each other up perfectly, resulting in a great score and many positive and complimentary comments.

14 teams were entered in this tournament over the 4 different levels.


We headed back to the airport and caught a 5.50pm flight back to Auckland. The boys all felt they deserved a day off school on Monday and were not impressed that we took them back to the hostel.

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Jonty parrott...see email 15/2

2020 Argyle Manual, 2020 Grove Manual & 2020 Term Planner with Key Dates

The 2020 Grove Manual and 2020 Argyle House Manual, along with the 2020 Term Planner with all key hostel dates, have now been placed online, at the bottom of the 'Boarding' page on the school's website: www.hbhs.school.nz. No hardcopies will be posted out.


I have attached these 3 documents below. Click to view and/or download and print.

'Man Of The Week': Te-Reimana Gray (Year 10), Week 3 Term 1

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For scoring a century when playing for the Junior Colts Cricket team.

'Man Of The Week': Jakob Arthur (Year 9), Week 4 Term 1

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For winning the Hamilton BHS Junior Golf championship in a 2-hole playoff.

'Man Of The Week': Joshua Reihana (Year 9), Week 6 Term 1

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For multiple positive green referrals from his school subject teachers.

School Links Emails to Parents/Caregivers from School:

Spirit of New Zealand Five Day Voyage

Emailed to all Parents/Caregivers by the school on Friday 28th February


Spirit of New Zealand Five Day Voyage
Dates 3rd June, (evening) to 8th June

Dear Parents/Caregivers

We have a wonderful opportunity to take ten Year 10 students who are good citizens on a unique youth development adventure on this tall ship. Students from four schools work on a variety of challenging and enjoyable activities, both on the ship and ashore on islands in the Hauraki Gulf.

Activities in the programme include ship-handling, a raft race and a variety of competitive games that involve teamwork, ingenuity and leadership, along with a quick swim every morning!

The students will be accompanied by a teacher. The cost is $1215 which would need to be paid by the first week in term 2. Parents would need to be able to take the boys to and from Auckland, (carpooling is a possibility). Find out more by visiting spiritofadventure.org.nz.

Please email jtizard@hbhs.school.nz if interested.

Note - an alternative is to wait for a 10 - Day voyage for individual students aged between 16 and 18 years.


Kind regards
Jeremy Tizard

Hamilton Boys' High School NCEA Level 1 Information Evening

Emailed to all Parents/Caregivers by the school on Wednesday 26 February



NCEA Level 1 Information Evening - Tuesday, 10th March

Venue: HBHS Staffroom

Time: 6.30pm – 8.00pm

Parents of students doing NCEA for the first time this year are warmly invited to attend our NCEA Level 1 Information Evening. The New Zealand education system has changed significantly over the years since School Certificate and this evening is designed to help parents understand the NCEA process.

Presenters Jeremy Quigley (Year 11 Academic Mentor), Jason Maclean (Senior School Academic Mentor) and Joanne Wallace (Senior Curriculum Coordinator) will help parents gain an understanding of NCEA Level 1 and the “nuts and bolts” of the process their sons are currently going through at school. Parents will also be given important information on Tracking Booklets and how they can help their son prepare for upcoming assessments as well as unpacking the Curriculum Guide to allow parents and students to make important and informed decisions regarding course selections in the future.

The evening is planned to be of an informal hands-on nature where parents can feel comfortable to ask questions and discuss topics with other parents.

Parents, please express your interest via email to jquigley@hbhs.school.nz by Monday, 9th March.


Jeremy Quigley
Year 11 Academic Mentor

Robert Pereira Seminar

Emailed to all Parents/Caregivers by the school on Tuesday 25 February


Dear Parents/Caregivers

Last year, Robert Pereira from Australia, conducted a seminar for Parents for Hamilton Boys' High School on the topic of Internet Addiction Disorder and the effects of prolonged Gaming on boys.

Robert is returning to Hamilton Boys' High School to work with our Year 9 students on 'Bully-prevention.'


Robert will also be running a seminar for parents on Wednesday, 4th March, 6.45pm (for a 7.00pm start) until 9.15pm, in the School Hall. $10 per person at the door.

Hamilton Boys' High School has asked him to address the concerns of parents on the issues pertaining to Pornography. 'Doing Nothing/Saying Nothing' about these issues perpetuates a growing problem; being 'heavy-handed' drives these behaviours further underground.

This seminar will endeavour to show the impact of excessive, compulsive, pornography-viewing on the psyche of boys and how this impact can have long-term effects. Girl-usage of the internet in this sexual realm is equally serious, and some current practices by girls will be discussed. Robert will endeavour to show how parents might discuss such issues with their children and teens.


Resources for Optional Purchase:
Why Just Why is My Child being bullied - $10.00
Self-Doubt is at the Heart of Being Human - $10.00 (covers Internet Addiction)
I Want the Very Best for My child - $10.00 (a reflection on High Parental Expectation and its effect)

HBHS Wellness Centre

Emailed to all Parents/Caregivers by the school on Thursday 20th February


Dear Parents/Cargeivers

We are seeing an increase in the number of severe blisters presented at the Health Centre. This could be prevented if our boys would wear sports shoes in PE. The grounds are so hard that they are causing these blisters.

We would like you to encourage your son to wear shoes in PE to reduce the risk of blisters and other injuries.

Our PE Teachers will be talking to their classes as well, encouraging them to wear shoes in PE.

On another note, the Health Centre has access to an ACC registered podiatrist. Her name is Nadia Keogh and you can call her on 022 5703776 to make an appointment.

Please keep encouraging your son to be drinking plenty of water in these hot, humid conditions and getting plenty of rest as needed.

Your son's wellbeing is very important to us.

Parking at HBHS

Emailed out to all families by the school on Wednesday 19th February


Dear Parents/Caregivers,

All numbered carparks are allocated to staff from 7.30am-4.00pm, Monday to Friday.

Hamilton Boys' High School provides 8 visitor carparks next to the school Library, and 5 outside the Student Services building.

If these are full do not take an allocated carpark, please park on the street.

Unauthorised parking may result in your vehicle being clamped or removed.


Thank you,
Kristin Rillstone
Office Manager

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