Hamilton Boys' High School -Term 1, Edition 2, February 2019
New Boarders' Induction & Families BBQ
We are now coming to the end of week 2 and all 65 new boarders are fully engaged in hostel life and the many activities, both on and off-site, that have been organised for them. There has been a lot of smiles over the past 2 weeks! The positive interaction between all year levels has been pleasing, with the Year 12 & 13 Senior Leaders and Prefects continuing to impress with their guidance and care of our young men.
I have included many photos and some video clips from some of the events that have taken place so far.
All boys and staff are looking forward to experiencing the Rainbow's End theme park in Auckland this Saturday. All boarders that remain in this weekend will be expected to come to Rainbow's End, as all staff will be in attendance to supervise and participate in the many activities themselves. Mr Hayden Marrow is the Duty Master this weekend and will lock the hostel from 9.30am and re-open it from 3.30pm.
All boys will be issued with a hostel packed lunch, including those boys that are not coming due to their commitment to organised sport on Saturday i.e. Touch, Cricket, Rowing.
BBQ FOR ALL FAMILIES
A reminder that the hostel families BBQ for both new and existing boarders takes place this Sunday from 5.30pm, Sunday 10th February. All boys are required to return by 5.00pm on Sunday evening and they have been reminded numerous times. From 6.25pm, all boarders and families will move down to the pool to watch the Matthew Allen Cup hostel house competition swimming sports, commencing at 6.30pm. We require some parents to volunteer to swim in the Staff, Prefects, Parents race, so bring your togs!
It is important that all boys return by 5.00pm to enable them to represent and/or support their hostel house, Bennett or Sutherland, after dinner. The two heads of Bennett and Sutherland have named and prepared their teams for Sunday already. This is one of two occasions during the year when all boys are expected to return on a Sunday evening, the other being the Argyle Prizegiving in early November. I thank you, in anticipation of your support.
The staff and I look forward to meeting you all again on Sunday evening.
Head of Boarding
021 516 477
Hakaraia Richards-Coxhead, named Head Prefect of Hamilton Boys' High School 2019 at the full school Celebration Assembly Thursday 7th February
As a result of this announcement, Blake Morgan (Deputy Head Prefect, Argyle House) was named Argyle House Captain and will assume overall responsibility for the House Competition. Angus Ritchie (Deputy Head Prefect, Argyle House) was named Argyle Deputy House Captain and so will support Blake in his role this year.
Hamilton Boys' High School Year 13 Prefects 2019
Deputy Head Prefect, Argyle House
Argyle House Captain
Deputy Head Prefect, Argyle House
Argyle Deputy House Captain
Head of Sutherland House
Two New Grove Assistant Masters
Dorm Leaders Term 1
They all receive guidance and support at their weekly Tuesday evening meetings with Matua Mita Graham (Senior Master) 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.
Dorm 4 (18 Years 9 & 10): Max Chow
Year 12 Prefect
Dorm 4 (18 Years 9 & 10): Cole Northcott
Year 12 Senior Leader
Hakaraia Richards-Coxhead (Kaitataki) and his Year 13 cohort welcome the new students to Hamilton BHS at the Powhiri, Tuesday 29th January
NEW BOARDER INDUCTION PROGRAMME - Mountain-Biking, Gondolas/Luge, Movie Night, Basketball, Tabloids, St Paul's Collegiate Tug-O-War & Swimming
Off to the Movies to watch 'Aquaman' on Tuesday 5th February
Saturday 2nd February in Rotorua on the Gondola and Luge
Mr Jeremy Quigley (Hostel Master & Dean of Boarding) in the queue with Dylan Brown and Roman Carley
L-R: Joshua Pascoe, Blake Irwin and Max Pearson at the bottom having just completed their luge run
The boys eagerly await getting into their luge
12 Teams Playing a Half-Court Basketball Tournament in Gym 1, Sunday 3rd February
Mountain-Biking in Rotorua with 'Planet Bike'
Josh Goodwin (Argyle Assistant Master), Carlos Miln, Blake Irwin and Max Steel - all Year 9s
Year 9s Max Pearson, Joshua Pascoe, Caelys-Paul Putoko and Year 10 Oliver Ingram - all in the final stages of their preparation
Year 12s Angus Valler, Tuhoe Kake, Max Chow and Year 13 Seth Roe
Matthew Allen Cup: Hostel House Competition
Head of Sutherland House: George Butcher
Head of Bennett House: Seth Roe
Hostel Tabloids - First Matthew Allen Cup Event 2019, Monday 4th February. Sutherland House wins by 548 points to Bennett's 534.
Bennett House await insructions
Sutherland House receive their instructions
Mac Russ (Year 9) swings the bat in longball
Oliver Ingram (Year 10) and Lucas Blake (Year 12) enjoying ripping tags off their opposition during their activity
Lachlan Roose (Year 12 Prefect), collecting tags during his activity
St Paul's Collegiate Tug-O-War & Swimming Competition, at St Paul's, Thursday 7th February
First Event: Tug-O-War. St Paul's Wins 3 - 2
Year 10s go down
Year 11s go down
It was 2-all, with the decider being the 10-Man team comprising 2 boarders from each of the 5 year levels. Unfortunately, Argyle House went down!
Second Event: Swimming Sports, Argyle House Wins 4-1
Josh Vodanovich (Year 12) is focussed as the gun sounds for the start of the Years 12/13 race
4 members of the successful Year 10, 10-Man team that won their race. L-R Kevin Zheng, Cameron Ritchie, Sam Potter and Tana Clapham
Joeli Matalaweru (Year 13, Fiji), poses as he heads towards the starting blocks for the Years 12/13 race, which Argyle won
Manu Competition: St Paul's wins one and Argyle wins one!
Jack Dunlop (Year 12) Wins a Motocross NZ Grand Prix Event
Semisi and Joeli relaxing in the C Block Quad as they await their Tutor Group photo
School Links emails to Parents/Caregivers from Hamilton BHS
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
Hamilton BHS Tennis Term 1
Emailed to Parents/Caregivers Thursday 31st January
HBHS TENNIS REGISTRATION
Tennis Fees $20
This competition takes place after school on Wednesdays at 4.00pm against other schools in the Waikato. This will begin on Wednesday, February 27th.
Interschool players will also need to purchase a school Tennis Shirt from the shop, the cost is $80.
Trials for these teams will be held on the following dates after school, 3.30-5.00pm, at the Waikato Tennis Centre, Dey St, Hamilton East.
Year 9 - Tuesday, February 5th
Year 9 & 10 - Thursday, February 7th (2.30pm-3.30pm)
Years 11-13 - Monday, February 11th
Wednesday, February 13th
Players who are playing competitive tennis will also be able to be considered for selection to represent the school in the following tennis fixtures:-
Hamilton Boys’ High School Tennis Championships - Friday, February 15th
New Plymouth Boys High School Sports Exchange in New Plymouth on Tuesday, February 19th (Junior and Senior Team consisting of 6 players)
Waikato Secondary Schools Championships, March 12th, at the Waikato Tennis Centre
Thursday afternoon 2.30-3.30pm.
Beginning on Thursday, February 21st.
Tennis Fees $20
This is where you can have a hit around with your mates after school. You get organised into singles or doubles games against fellow students from Hamilton Boys’.
Location: Waikato Tennis Centre, Dey St, Hamilton East.
Please note: School Tennis Courts are under construction
To register click here TENNIS REGISTRATION
You will be invoiced for tennis fees
For more information contact:-
Hamilton BHS Cricket Registration Term 1 2019
Emailed to Parents/Caregivers Thursday 31st January
Cricket Registration Term 1 2019
You will be invoiced once you have registered and been placed in a team
Basic fee for all teams - $60
Men’s Premier/Snr A - $150 ($60 + $90)
Development - $100 ($60 + $40)
1st XI and Junior XI fixtures, tournaments, exchanges and tours will be costed separately
Players to have a Cricket HQ profile (check you only have one)
CRICKET PLAYING GEAR
Cricket shirts and HBHS cricket hats are available at the school shop.
All players are expected to be in whites and correct shoes. No “snap backs” or non-regulation caps.
Batting and wicket keeping gear can be provided on request and will be added to the team gear bag.
HBHS has a small number of batting helmets available on request.
Travelling uniform for the 1st and 2nd XI school fixtures.
HCA matches players arrive at the venue ready to play.
The draw is published on the sports noticeboard or click the link below to visit HCA website.
021 084 17068
Hamilton BHS Summer Sports, Clubs, Arts, Music, Leadership and Service Opportunities 2019
Emailed to Parents/Caregivers Thursday 31st January
We are proud of the many Co-curricular opportunities available for your son to participate in here at Hamilton Boys’ High School. Please ask him to:
- Listen to the daily news which is read out at tutor time each morning, with meeting venues, trial dates and training venues. It is also available for Parents/Caregivers to view on our school website www.hbhs.school./nz
- Read pages 136 – 141 in the Student Diary that outlines all the opportunities available to your son, as well as who the Teacher in-charge is, their room, so your son can meet to ask any questions about the co-curricular opportunity with this teacher.
- Check the B Block Sports noticeboard each day, for registration procedures, trial dates/venues, training venues and competition draws.
- Listen to his Year level Dean at weekly assemblies, where we present the opportunities to engage in the co-curricular life of the school.
- In addition, we have provided a list of contacts below which may be helpful to you.
Registrations for the cricket and tennis summer sporting codes can be completed online or by completing a paper copy of a registration form at the school’s main front office reception. We endeavour also to send School Links notices to parents explaining the procedures, timeline and associated costs for the different activities.
Winter Sports Code communication will become available and emailed to you in early March.
- Tennis – see the School Links Notice to be emailed to Parents today in a separate email
- Cricket – see the School Links Notice to be emailed to Parents Friday 1st February in a separate email
Cricket Trainings and Trials Term 1 2019
Friday 1st February: Years 9/10 Colts Trial
Please note that the Year 9/10 Colts trials take place at 3.20pm tomorrow, Friday 1st February, at the Hamilton Boys’ High School cricket nets on the front field beside the Pavilion. The purpose of this trial is to select the top 2 junior cricket teams, Colts A and Colts B. The majority of these boys will be in Year 10 and have played representative cricket.
Monday 4th February: Year 9 Muster
A meeting has been scheduled for 11am in the school hall for all Year 9 students wanting to play cricket this term. There will be a training for Year 9s from 3.20 – 4.30pm on Monday after school.
Tuesday 5th February: Year 10 Muster
A meeting has been scheduled for 11am in the school hall for all Year 10 students wanting to play cricket this term. There will be a training for Year 10s from 3.20 – 4.30pm on Tuesday after school.
Cricket bags can be left from 8.15am underneath the Pavilion in a lockable shed to be collected at the end of each day.
Parent support for Years 9 and 10 teams is required to coach and/or manage a team. Please email Mr Tim Aughton (Teacher In-Charge of Cricket) firstname.lastname@example.org if you can assist. This is vital to ensure your son’s team can play on a Saturday, otherwise the team will have to be withdrawn from the competition.
A list of Summer Sports and the Teacher In-Charge email addresses is provided below. Further information can be found on pages 138 & 139 in your son’s Student Diary.
Adventure Racing Mr Cronin email@example.com
Archery Ms Morrow firstname.lastname@example.org
Athletics Ms Heeps email@example.com
Basketball Mr Singh firstname.lastname@example.org
Canoe Polo Mr Lannam email@example.com
Cricket Mr Aughton firstname.lastname@example.org
Cue Sports (8-Ball) Mr Emery email@example.com
Cycling Ms Brown firstname.lastname@example.org
Equestrian Mr McKenzie email@example.com
Futsal Mr Wood firstname.lastname@example.org
Golf Mr Cooley email@example.com
Lawn & Indoor Bowls Ms Stoner firstname.lastname@example.org
Mountain Biking Mr Spicer email@example.com
Rowing Mr Ross & firstname.lastname@example.org
Mrs Ross email@example.com
Sailing (Big Boats) Mr Tizard firstname.lastname@example.org
Sailing (Little Boats) Mr Hepburn email@example.com
Sevens Mr Asplin (Senior) & firstname.lastname@example.org
Mr Miller (Junior) email@example.com
Softball Mr McKenzie firstname.lastname@example.org
Surfing Mr Cronin email@example.com
Swimming Mr Teokotai-White firstname.lastname@example.org
Tennis Mr Erceg email@example.com
Touch Mr Graham firstname.lastname@example.org
Triathlon/Duathlon Ms Becht email@example.com
Ultimate Frisbee Mr Cowley firstname.lastname@example.org
Volleyball Mr MacLean email@example.com
Waka Ama Mr Harnish firstname.lastname@example.org
Waterpolo Mr Teokotai-White email@example.com
Wrestling Mr Bair firstname.lastname@example.org
Please contact me should you have any further questions about Sport at Hamilton BHS, email@example.com or 021516477, Mr M McKenzie, Director of Sport
Arts & Clubs
Please find a list of Teachers in Charge for your information and communication. Further information and more Clubs can be found on pages 136 & 137 in your son’s Student Diary
Chess Mr Nolan firstname.lastname@example.org
Choir Dr Williams email@example.com
Creative Writing Mrs Cameron firstname.lastname@example.org
Debating Mr Kearney email@example.com
Drama & Theatresports Mr Ashton firstname.lastname@example.org
Duke of Edinburgh Mr Winslade email@example.com
Kapa Haka Mr T West firstname.lastname@example.org
Kayaking Mr Lannam email@example.com
Leo Club Yr 9 – 13 Ms Dobbyn firstname.lastname@example.org
Library Ms Schmidt email@example.com
Music Mr Botting firstname.lastname@example.org
Oratory Mr Kearney email@example.com
Polynesian Group Mr Cowley firstname.lastname@example.org
Programming Club Mr Silvester email@example.com
Scuba Diving Mr Johnson firstname.lastname@example.org
Tramping Mr Bennett email@example.com
Young Farmers Ms Cumming firstname.lastname@example.org
Please contact me should you have any further questions about Music or Arts at HBHS, email@example.com Mr Adrian Botting, Head of the Languages, Arts and Music Faculty
Leadership and Service
Leadership - Please contact me should you have any questions about Leadership at HBHS, firstname.lastname@example.org Mr Nigel Hotham Deputy Headmaster. Further information can be found on page 141 in your son’s Student Diary
Service – Please contact me should you have any questions about Service at HBHS, email@example.com Further information can be found on page 140 in your son’s Student Diary
Please note: Daily News
All Parents have access to the Daily News which is live on our school website each morning, so you can follow what is happening in school activities with meetings, registrations, trials and trainings. Go to the home page on our school website www.hbhs.school.nz and click on the white tab, on the far left, under that, reads: “Daily News”.
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
First Set Leave of the Year
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