Hamilton Boys' High School - Term 2, Edition 3, May 2021
Argyle House accepts 38 Year 9 boarders for 2022
Set Leave, Junior Exams, Year 9 2022
Kia ora koutou
I would like to begin by thanking all parents and caregivers who attended the 'Meet and Greet' evening at The Roaming Giant Bar and Restaurant on Friday evening 21st May. To those that attended, it was an excellent opportunity to meet other parents, caregivers, Board of Trustees members and hostel staff, in an informal setting over a couple of hours.
I would like to thank one of our two Hostel Parent Representatives, Mrs Diana O'Brien, who addressed all those in attendance around her role and life as a parent with a son in the boarding house.
Another parent evening will be scheduled for late in term 3, to enable our first time and new boarding families to attend.
Commence on Monday 31st May and conclude on Friday 4th June for all Years 9 and 10 students. There are no exams on Wednesday 2nd June due to the Auckland Grammar School Sports Exchange, in Auckland.
YEAR 9 2022 PLACES CONFIRMED
38 families have received acceptance letters for Year 9 places in 2022, with a further 18 on our waiting list. The calibre of applicant was extremely high this year, which bodes well for next year.
The second Set Leave for Term 2 is over Queen's Birthday Weekend (Week 5). Argyle and Grove will close at 5.30pm on Friday 4th June and re-open on Monday 7th June at 5.30pm.
Please feel free to contact me at any time should you have a concern or want to discuss any matters relating to boarding life.
Head of Boarding
021 516 477
Junior Exams, Week 5 Term 2
Junior Exams are scheduled to begin on Monday 31st May and continue on Tuesday 1st June, Thursday 3rd and conclude on Friday 4th June.
Dean of Boarding, Mr Fraser Kilgour, ensured all Year 9 boarders attended a lunchtime Study Skills session on Wednesday 26th May in the Senior Study Centre, that was run by the Hamilton BHS Prefects on the Academic Committee. The feedback from our boys was very positive, as it gave them numerous tips to aid them in preparing for their exams on Monday.
Monday 31st May: Year 9 Social Studies, Year 10 English
Tuesday 1st June: Year 9 Science, Year 10 Mathematics, Year 10 Option Line 1
Thursday 3rd June: Year 10 Science, Year 9 English, Year 10 Option Line 6
Friday 4th June: Year 9 Mathematics, Year 10 Social Studies
All examinations are for one hour.
Examinations will be held in the students’ normal classroom for that period.
There are no Year 9 option subject examinations.
Students sitting period one examinations should go to the examination room at 8.45
and do not attend Tutor Group.
Year 10 ALP classes studying for NCEA will not have examinations during this time.
They will have classes as normal.
Year 12 Dorm Leaders, Term 2
Dorm 1 (Year 11s)
Dorm 2 (Year 10s)
Dorm 3 (Year 9s)
Dorm 4 (Years 9 & 10)
Blood Drive, Friday 28th May
Saturday Field Setup Team, Winter Sports Season
Kotaro, Daisuke and Haruto have kindly volunteered to set up the football and rugby fields on-site at Hamilton BHS on a Saturday morning throughout the winter sports season.
Sonninghill Hostel Shared Dinner, Wednesday 12th May
Thanks to our senior leaders and Prefects who made the evening enjoyable for everyone due to their organisation and planning.
House Cross Country Championships, Tuesday 11th May: Argyle House CHAMPIONS
Top 10 places in the Junior, Intermediate and Senior Individual Championship races were:
Thomas Marchant (Year 13), 2nd Place, earning 99 points towards the Argyle total.
Gus Nelson (Year 13), 3rd Place, earning, earning 98 points towards the Argyle total.
Quinn Boyle (Year 11), 5th Place, earning 96 points towards the Argyle total.
Jesse Humberstone-Kara (Year 10), 5th Place, earning 96 points towards the Argyle total.
Jack Ramsey (Year 9), 6th Place, earning 95 points towards the Argyle total.
Winning the school Cross Country event overall is a tremendous feat. All Argyle House students can be pleased with this result as we have significantly smaller numbers to try and earn non-championship points. It gave us 6 valuable points in the House competition. See results attached below.
Matthew Allen Cup Volleyball, Tuesday 11th May, Gym 1: Sutherland House Wins 3-2
Year 10s: Sutherland 13, Bennett 7
Year 11s: Sutherland 14, Bennett 7
Year 12s: Sutherland 14, Bennett 11
Year 13s: Sutherland 8, Bennett 15
Overall: Sutherland win MA Cup Volleyball 3-2
House Volleyball: Argyle House, 3rd-Equal Place Overall
Matthew Allen Cup Tug-O-War, Tuesday 25th May, Gym 1: Sutherland House Wins 3-2
Year 10 winner - Sutherland
Year 11 winner - Sutherland
Year 12 winner - Bennett
Year 13 winner - Sutherland
Overall: Sutherland won 3-2
Overall points: Keran van Staden's Sutherland House lead the Matthew Allen Cup competition by 11 points to George Reeves' Bennett House, 11-7
House Tug-O-War: Argyle House, 3rd Place Overall. Junior Tug-O-War team, House CHAMPIONS
School House Competition, Argyle House currently in 2nd place overall
House Competition Standings after 8 events:
1st place, WILSON, 45pts
2nd place, ARGYLE, 38.5pts
3rd place, TAIT, 35.5pts
4th place, STEEL, 30.5pts
5th place, TAYLOR, 30.5pts
6th place, BAIGENT, 30pts
Remaining Term 2 Events are:
Week 5: General Knowledge
- Juniors, Monday 31st May: 6-Man Team, 12.30pm, Pavilion
- Seniors, Tuesday 1st June: 6-Man Team, 12.30pm, Pavilion
Week 9: Basketball
'Boardingware' is re-branding and changing it's name to 'Orah' on July 1st 2021
Hockey 1st XI vs St Paul's Collegiate, Wednesday 26th May for the Matthew Allen Cup
Every year we bus our boys down to support the HBHS 1st XI Hockey team in this annual fixture, as the Matthew Allen Cup is played in memory of Matthew Allen who was a Year 11 boarder at Argyle House and member of the Hamilton BHS 1st XI Hockey team, who was tragically killed in a car accident in October 1998.
Waikato Secondary Schools' Waterpolo Champions
2021 Argyle Manual, 2021 Grove Manual & 2021 Term Planner with Key Dates
I have attached these 3 documents below. Click to view and/or download and print.
Hamilton BHS Information Evening and Open Day
'Man of the Week' Award
Week 2 Term 2: Oli Mathis (Year 11)
Week 3 Term 2: Thomas Marchant (Year 13)
Week 4 Term 2: Matthew Riley (Year 10)
School Links Emails to Parents/Caregivers from School:
HBHS Board of Trustees - Casual Vacancy for a Parent Representative
A casual vacancy has occurred on the school board for an elected parent representative.
The board has decided to fill the vacancy by selection.
If 10% or more of eligible voters on the school roll ask the board, within 28 days of this notice being published, to hold a by-election to fill the vacancy, then a by-election will be held.
Request for a by-election should be sent to:
Rachael Aitchison (chair)
Hamilton Boys’ High School Board
Private Bag 3201
by: June 24, 2021
Board of Trustees Secretary
This email was sent: 12:39pm Thursday May 27, 2021
A reminder to please name your son/s' clothing so it can be returned to him if misplaced.
Labels can be purchased from the two label companies below, for iron-on or stitch labels:
1. Logo Express, Centreplace ph 838 3688
2. www.Nameit.co.nz for online ordering
This email was sent: 2:06pm Friday May 21, 2021
HBHS Communication Survey
As a school, we are reviewing how we communicate with our families for school updates, notifications, and alerts.
We would like to know what your preference is. Please take 20 seconds to click on the link to the google form below and answer one question regarding how we communicate with you.
This email was sent: 11:10am Wednesday May 19, 2021
HBHS YRS 9 - 11 NEW ROWERS & COXSWAIN TRIALS
HAMILTON BOYS HIGH SCHOOL ROWING
YEAR 9, 10, 11 ROWING & COXSWAIN TRIALS
Hamilton Boys High School has one of the best rowing programmes in New Zealand.
For new boys and their parents, the prospect of rowing is an adventure into the unknown.
Rowing is a summer sport with full training and competition commencing in October and ending in March.
Over the next few weeks the new rowers and coxswains will trial on Friday at 7.30am in the school gym beginning on Friday 14 May, for year 10 & 11 and Friday 21 for Year 9.
After this, everyone will continue each Friday, until Friday, June 4 when a preliminary squad will be selected.
At these sessions, the boys will complete some tests, will learn rowing technique on the ergs and begin some basic conditioning as part of the trial process.
We will announce a final squad of new rowers and coxswains on Friday, July 3.
Then there will be a meeting of new parents in the School Staffroom at 6.00pm on Wednesday, July 7.
At this meeting details of the commitments ahead will be outlined and a “Learn to Row’ camp will be held at Lake Maraetai, Mangakino from Monday, July 19 to Friday, July 23.
Click here to view our HBHS Rowing video
Please do not hesitate to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
Please note that this program is designed to prepare our new rowers and coxswains slowly and without too much pressure and it will not interfere with current winter activities.
Director of Rowing
This email was sent: 3:22pm Wednesday May 12, 2021
Study Smarter Workshop
Study Smarter Student Workshop - Monday 12th July
Presenter: Karen Boyes – Study Skills Expert
Venue: Hamilton Boys’ High School Study Centre Time: 9am to 3pm
Students from the Hamilton area are warmly invited to attend the Study Smarter Workshop on the first Monday of the upcoming school holidays. The presenter, Karen Boyes is described as Australasia’s “Mrs Education.” An expert in effective teaching, learning and living, Karen turns her research into practical and simple-to-use techniques that create success. Her workshops at Hamilton Boys’ have proven to be immensely popular in previous years, with attendees learning some excellent strategies for studying and preparing for examinations.
As the Founder of Spectrum Education, an author, publisher of the Teachers Matter Magazine and an Associate Director of the Institute for the Habits of Mind, Karen is an expert of teaching and learning throughout the world. A dynamic presenter, she inspires teachers and students globally.
Students will learn the powerful strategies that make a difference to their study. Through the use of simple, easy to apply and yet practical ideas, students can boost their own performance and exam results.
Please see attachment for more information and registration details.
This email was sent: 8:02am Wednesday May 12, 2021
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Our two Argyle House Parent Representatives for you to contact about any hostel matters
Mrs Diana O'Brien (Bombay)
Feel free to contact me by email email@example.com
Mob. 027 277 1685