ARGYLE HOUSE

Hamilton Boys' High School -Term 2, Edition 3, July 2019

Fieldays Fundraiser a Success & Farewell to our GAP Students

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Our three GAP students L-R Josh Goodwin (England), Niall Armstrong (Northern Ireland) and Sam Cardosi (Northern Ireland) seen here being driven to their next post by the carpark coordinator at the Argyle House Fieldays carparking fundraiser completed recently. Josh, Sam and Niall worked all three mornings with 9 other boarders, parents and staff, raising $4500 for the hostel.


Josh has been an Assistant Master at Argyle since mid-September 2018, while Sam and Niall arrived in late January 2019 to take up their Assistant Master's role at Grove.


We will be farewelling Josh and Sam at our Tuesday House meeting this week, with Niall staying on until Late August. Niall will replace Josh at Argyle House until our new South African GAP student, Nicholas White, arrives. All three men have been an absolute asset to Argyle House and Grove. The boys love them and they will be sorely missed.

End of Term, School Reports & Parent Evenings, Teacher Only Day, Sonninghill Dinner Swap and the House Competition

Term 2 comes to a close this Friday. It has been an extremely busy term for our boys. The staff are all very proud of the positive way in which the boys have handled the winter conditions to date, although we haven't seen the rain that is the norm for this time of year. It is always a challenge over the latter stages of this term when the boys are tired, but they have all managed themselves extremely well and deserve a well-earned break.


Report Evenings

The Years 11-13 Report Evening is being held on Monday 1st July, from 4.30 - 7.00pm. The Years 9 and 10 Report Evening is scheduled for Wednesday 24th July, from 4.30 - 7.00pm. You are welcome to have your son attend with you so you can both hear the feedback from your son's teachers.


The end of the school term concludes this Friday 5th July at 2.15pm, so you are free to collect your son from 2.15pm on Friday through until 5.30pm when the hostel will close for the term, at both Argyle and Grove. There will be no evening meal on Friday.


Teacher Only Day

A reminder of the scheduled Teacher Only Day on Monday 22nd July, so the hostel will re-open from 5.30pm on this day. All boys are expected to have returned by 7.30pm on Monday evening or 8.00am on Tuesday morning. Please use Boardingware to state your son’s return day and time for the start of the new term.


Staffing Term 3:

Mr Cameron Moorby and Mr Flynn O'Brien are our two new staff appointments and will be accommodated at the Grove as the Assistant Masters replacing Sam and Niall. Cameron is currently on the Hamilton BHS teaching staff, is an Old Boy of Argyle House and Head Coach of the U14A Rugby team this year.


Matthew Allen Cup & House Competition

The Senior Leaders, Prefects and Junior House Leaders are doing a tremendous job leading the boys and running/overseeing the Matthew Allen Cup events that precede the school House competitions. The Matthew Allen Cup competition between Bennett and Sutherland continues to be very close with Seth Roe's Bennett House pushing out to a 4-point lead over George Butcher's Sutherland House after winning the Basketball and General Knowledge.


Unfortunately, Argyle came 5th equal in the House General Knowledge Quiz held last week and were placed 3rd overall in House Basketball, thanks to our Junior team who went through their 5-game round-robin competition undefeated over the 5 lunch hours. This has dropped us back to 2nd place on the overall House standings after 10 events, 2 points behind the leaders Steel House and 1 point ahead of Taylor House. We have Chess, Indoor Football, Indoor Rowing, Service and Singing to look forward to in term 3. The boys need to be practising their chess skills and strategies over the holiday break!


Sonninghill Hostel Dinner Swap

This took place on Wednesday 26th June with all Sonninghill Years 9 & 10 girls bussed to Argyle for dinner, followed by a General Knowledge quiz upstairs in the prep room led by our Year 13 Prefects and Senior Leaders. All Argyle Years 11 & 12 boys were bussed to Sonninghill for dinner with the Sonninghill Years 11 & 12 girls. It was an excellent way to finish up the term.


This is my final newsletter of term 2. I hope you've enjoyed reading the newsletters this term, and seeing the many positive goings-on within Argyle House throughout the term. I'm sure you will enjoy some quality time with your son over the holiday period. We look forward to seeing all our boys return safely and refreshed ready for the start of the new school term.


Kind regards


Murray McKenzie

Head of Boarding

021 516 477

Hostel Lockdown PRACTICE DRILL, Tuesday 2nd July, 7.30pm

Argyle House is conducting a Lockdown PRACTICE exercise drill on Tuesday 2nd July at 7.30pm. This drill will be registered with the NZ Police and we will be taking advice from ‘Harrison-Tew’ who we have been working closely with over the past 18 months, and who took us through our first lockdown drill.


‘Harrison-Tew Consultants NZ Ltd’ are a company that specialise in designing Emergency Management Plans (EMP) for schools and hostels, providing information and procedures to assist, support and guide staff to respond appropriately to emergencies. E.g. Lockdowns (when to stay) and Evacuations (when to go). They designed the Argyle House EMP, based on the structures and alerting systems that were currently in place at Argyle House. All procedures in the EMP have been adapted to ensure that any response to an emergency is the safest for the boarders, staff and any other persons (e.g. staff families, catering staff) on-site at the time and ensure compliance with any applicable legislative requirements and policy relating to evacuations and lockdowns.


The boys have all received previous instruction on how they should respond should the Police request we go into lockdown due to a threat within close vicinity of the hostel or if an intruder enters the hostel displaying threatening behaviour.


Legitimate (Real) Lockdown

Should we need to go into lockdown, we have an effective automated system in place where the Duty Master/Matron activates the touchscreen on the intercom to activate the pre-recorded voice direction and lockdown sound, that indicates to all boys and staff we are in lockdown and to follow our lockdown procedures. A text message is simultaneously sent out to all boarders, staff, staff families, the Headmaster and Hostel Committee to say we are in lockdown.


The text message reads: “THIS IS A LOCKDOWN. FOLLOW LOCKDOWN PROCEDURES AND IF YOU ARE OFF-SITE STAY AWAY FROM THE HOSTEL. YOU WILL RECEIVE A TEXT SHORTLY WITH UPDATES”.


All parents/caregivers will then be notified and updated throughout the lockdown from the Head of Boarding, by email, until the lockdown is over and all the boys have been physically released by the Police or senior hostel staff, at which time the boys and staff will meet at the evacuation assembly point on the grass outside Dorm 1 for a roll call.


At this time, another text message will be sent out to all boarders, staff, staff families, the Headmaster and Hostel Committee to say the lockdown has ended.

The text message reads: "THE LOCKDOWN HAS ENDED. YOU ARE TO REPORT IMMEDIATELY TO THE ASSEMBLY AREA IN FRONT OF DORM 1. IF YOU ARE OFF-SITE IT IS NOW SAFE FOR YOU TO RETURN TO THE HOSTEL"


Practice Exercise DRILL Lockdown

Once the pre-recorded voice direction and lockdown sound occur the text message that is simultaneously sent out to all boarders, staff, staff families, the Headmaster and Hostel Committee reads:

"THIS IS A PRACTICE LOCKDOWN. EVEN THOUGH IT IS A PRACTICE DRILL YOU ARE TO FOLLOW NORMAL LOCKDOWN PROCEDURES SO IF YOU ARE OFF-SITE STAY AWAY FROM THE HOSTEL. YOU WILL RECEIVE A TEXT MESSAGE SHORTLY WITH UPDATES".


All parents/caregivers will then be notified by email that we are currently conducting a PRACTICE DRILL and that a further update will be emailed out once the drill has been completed.


Once the PRACTICE DRILL has been completed, a text message will be sent out to all boarders, staff, staff families, the Headmaster and Hostel Committee that reads:

“THE PRACTICE LOCKDOWN DRILL HAS NOW ENDED. IF YOU ARE OFF-SITE YOU CAN NOW RETURN TO THE HOSTEL”.


All parents/caregivers will be notified by email that the PRACTICE DRILL has been completed.

Intentions Form 2020

Please download, print, scan and return this form to Mrs Katrina McLaughlin by Friday 6th September. Thank you.

Fieldays Fundraiser, $4500 Raised in 3 Days

Thanks to all the boys, staff and parents that helped raise $4500 for 3 days work parking cars for 6 hours each day.


The boys were up at 5.00am each morning, had breakfast, picked up their cut lunch and were out at Mystery Creek at the 'yellow Gate' by 5.45am each morning, ready to take their instructions from the carpark coordinators.


A huge thanks to the 6 Parents that worked with us: Adrian Verry, Bridget St George, Hamish Nelson, Phil McConnell, Alby Anderson and Blair Nelson


A special thanks to all those that worked 1, 2, or 3 days:

3 days: Josh Goodwin, Niall Armstrong, Sam Cardosi and Murray McKenzie

2 days: Semisi Koroibuleka, Te Uira Palmer, Erik Attie, Max Chow

1 day: Toby Heywood, Harry Yates, Te Aonui Wharawhara-Muriwai, Angus Valler, Aaron Couper, Ethan Morris, Dylan Babington, Lachie Wylie, Lachie Roose, Ittetsu Ochiisi, Daisuke Shirai, Ryoyu Tsunoda, Jadon Eng, Takayoshi Hashimoto

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The Friday team have just been issued with their carparking wands at 5.45am. L-R: Ittetsu Ochiisi, Daisuke Shirai, Takayoshi Hashimoto, Jadon Eng, Ryoyu Tsunoda, Max Chow, Semisi Koroibuleka, Blair Nelson (Parent)
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Time to pose while there is a lull in the traffic coming in on Friday morning.L-R: Staci (carpark coordinator), Sam Cardosi (GAP student), Ryoyu Tsunoda (Year 12 - Japan), Takayoshi Hashimoto (Year 12 - Japan), Jadon Eng (Year 11 - Singapore), Max Chow (Year 12 - Prefect, Hong Kong)
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The Thursday Carparkers. L-R: Murray McKenzie, Max Chow, Nic Audas-Ryan, Lachie Wylie, Te Uira Palmer, Mr Hamish Nelson (Parent), Ms Bridget St George (Parent). Kneeling: Dylan Babington, Erik Attie, Lachie Roose.
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The Wednesday carparking team having just finished their 6-hour shift. L_R standing: Harry Yates, Toby Heywood, Semisi Koroibuleka, Aaron Couper, Te Uira Palmer, Murray McKenzie. Kneeling: Erik Attie, Angus Valler, Te Aonui Wharawhara-Muriwai
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Angus Valler (Year 12 - Prefect) directing traffic.

Hamilton BHS General Knowledge, House Competition Event, Monday 24th June (Juniors) & Tuesday 25th June (Seniors) - Argyle House 1st Place Overall

Argyle House finished in 5th equal place overall after results from the junior and senior competition were combined. Only 1 point separated all 6 Houses.


Argyle House now lies in second place overall on 56 points after 10 events, 2 points behind current leaders, Steel House. 5 points separate the first 4 Houses.

Argyle House Junior General Knowledge Team - 2nd equal

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The Argyle House, 6-Man Junior team in action, that finished 2nd-equal overall. L-R: Luke Haddon (Year 10), Ashan Barr (Year 10), Jack Broomfield (Year 10), Joshua Wickers (Year 9), Charlie Anderson (Year 10), Thomas Verry (Year 10)
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Junior General Knowledge team from Argyle hard at work answering the Geography questions.

Argyle House Senior General Knowledge Team - 5th equal

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The Argyle Senior General Knowledge team, L-R: Cole Northcott (Year 12), Nic Audas-Ryan (Year 13), Toby Heywood (Year 13), Harry Yates (Year 13), Aaron Couper (Year 12), Angus Valler (Year 12)
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House General Knowledge Official Results - see below

Matthew Allen Cup General Knowledge, Monday 17th June - Won by Bennett House

Bennett House won this event by 130.5 points to Sutherland's 127.5 points.


This victory increases Bennett's lead over Sutherland overall by four points. Bennett leads 12 - 8.


A big thanks to Ms Moffitt (Assistant Master) for writing and preparing the quiz questions and to Matua Graham (Senior Master) for coordinating the event on the night.

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The Matthew Allen Cup honours board displays a 4-point lead to Bennett House at the end of 2 terms of competition.

Morning Check-off in the Dorm Block

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Kevin Zheng (Year 10 - China) and Jack Broomfield (Year 10), stand to, as their room is checked off before going to breakfast. Immaculate, as always!
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Dorm 3 (Year 9s) ready at 7.30am morning check-off, R-L: David So, Neil Van Den Berg, Rangiwai Lunjevich, Jahmal Enright.
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Flynn Pierce (Year 9)
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Year 9s, Lachie Pickett and Hamiora Riki-Pahewa
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Year 11s, Bosco Cheng and Taylor Bradbury in Dorm 1
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Josh Wickers (Year 9)
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Year 9s, L-R: Neil Van Den Berg, Rangiwai Lunjevich, David So
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Year 9s, L-R: Harrison Grainger, Johno O'Brien
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Year 9s, L-R: Silvio Tuuta, Quinn Boyle

Playing Pool in the Junior Games Room on a Sunday afternoon

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Year 9 boarders Jake Fannin (left) and Silvio Tuuta take each other on in a game of pool on a quiet Sunday afternoon.

Electric Guitar practice

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Joseph Lorimer (Year 10) practising the electric guitar on loan from the school's music department.

New Mobile Phone Cabinet

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Year 11 boarders Kieran Draper and Harvey Valler, hold up the newly-built mobile phone cabinet in the area where it is going to be placed for the beginning of term 3.
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The labelled mobile phone cabinet all ready to store the Years 9 and 10 phones each weekday evening from the beginning of term 3. Thanks to Mr Jeff Harnish, a Hamilton BHS Tech Wood teacher, for making this cabinet for us.

Argyle Gym Club - AGC

The Argyle Gym Club has continued to run successfully throughout Term 2. Mr Fraser Kilgour, with the help of our GAP students Sam, Josh and Niall have been running five to six sessions a week with all our senior students.


We have been receiving large numbers during the evening sessions with up to 30 boys at a time attending, although the Friday morning 6am session isn't quite as popular. It gives all boys the opportunity to develop strength and conditioning for their sporting aspirations, as well as blowing off some steam that can be built up during a hard days work at school.


We have seen some noticeable improvements in a lot of young men, and if your son has big sporting ambitions he will hopefully be attending these sessions offered to him. Former old boys Josh Lord, Campbell Crouch and Jake Russ transformed themselves into outstanding athletes by utilising this opportunity offered to them.


We are proud to offer this free benefit to Argyle House, although your son can purchase some AGC clothing. Mr Kilgour will be running the Year 10 initiation programme in Term 4 to make sure they are using the equipment safely as they enter the AGC next year in Year 11.

Outdoor Education Field Trips

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Year 13 rafting expedition over Anawhenua falls
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Jack Dunlop (Year 12) white-water kayaking grade 2 water
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Year 13 Outdoor First Aid course. George Butcher and Angus Ritchie look on.

George Heal (Year 11) scores a goal in the Hamilton BHS 'Refugee Brotherhood Football' fixture, Friday 21st June, in the 2-2 draw on penalties

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The teams await the outcome of the penalty shootout.


The Brotherhood football match was held on World Refugee Day. Huge congratulations to Ms Naaz Shah and her team on organising what was a wonderful celebration of our Hamilton BHS Community. We very much look forward to this becoming an annual fixture at Hamilton BHS.

Sonninghill Hostel Dinner Swap, Wednesday 26th June

Years 11 & 12 have Dinner at Sonninghill

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The Year 11 Argyle boys vs the Year 11 Sonninghill girls in a sing-off!

Years 9 & 10 have Dinner at Argyle House followed by a Quiz

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Year 13 Argyle House Prefects and Senior Leaders running the quiz in the prep room for the Year 9 & 10 boarders. L-R: George Butcher (Head of Sutherland House), Hakaraia Richards-Coxhead (Head Prefect), Blake Morgan (Deputy Head Prefect), Caleb Houghton (Head of Grove), Angus Ritchie (Deputy Head Prefect)
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Signing back in from Saturday Morning Football

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Gordon Shum (Year 10) and Kevin Zheng (Year 10) sign back into Argyle House on the iPad after their football game played on-site at Hamilton BHS.

Lunch on a Saturday in the Dining Room

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Hot wedges are always tasty on a crisp Saturday after returning from Saturday morning sport. L-R: Angus Valler (Year 12 - Prefect), Ryoyu Tsunoda (Year 12), Max Chow (Year 12 - Prefect), Aaron Couper - Prefect)

Digital Signage in the Foyer and Dining Room

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Argyle House has upgraded from a white board to digital signage, with screens in the dining room and reception foyer.

Ginkgo Tree

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Jack Broomfield (Year 10) walks by the majestic ginkgo tree shedding it's autumn leaves out in front of the main school office

Staff Profile: Mr Andrew Hay (Argyle Master)

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Born in Kaeo, Northland. Completed a Physical Education degree at Otago University. I then returned home to Tauranga to complete my Diploma in Secondary Teaching. Spent the following 7 years at Tauranga Boys' College running the Outdoor Education programme separated by a 2-year hiatus to Europe to teach and travel.


In 2008 I took up an opportunity in South America where I headed the Sports Department at a British School in Santiago, Chile, together with coaching senior rugby at the Old Boys Club. I returned to NZ and Hamilton Boys in 2012 where I am the Year 12 Dean. I have the curriculum responsibility in Wellbeing and Recreation and coach the Hamilton BHS Colts rugby team in the day school.


I was fortunate to be appointed as the inaugural master at Grove House from 2014-16 before moving across to Argyle. I am now responsible for the Year 10 age cohort in the Hostel and supporting the House leaders in our efforts to win the House competition in the day school.


I have 3 older children Georgia (13), Cooper (9), Brodie (6) and I have an 18 month old son, JJ, to my incredibly patient and supportive partner Holly. If I can manage to squeeze in some free time you will find me cruising the Coromandel freedom camping in spots with my family in the caravan, enjoying scuba diving, fishing and golf.

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'Man Of The Week': Blake Morgan (Year 13), Week 7 Term 2

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For carrying Argyle in the school House Basketball competition scoring 90% of Argyle's total points.

'Man Of The Week': Caelys-Paul Putoko (Year 9) Week 8 Term 2

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For representing New Zealand at the junior elite level in Basketball and completing a successful 3-week tour of the USA.

School Links Emails to Parents/Caregivers from Hamilton Boys' High School

Hamilton BHS School Shop

Emailed to Parents/Caregivers Monday 1st July



Dear Parents/Caregivers


As of today, 1st of July, the School Shop will no longer be providing Plastic bags for items purchased at the shop.


You will need to either bring your own reusable bag, or purchase a paper bag for 20 cents.


Thank you
HBHS Shop

Year 9 & 10 Mid-Year Reports & Report Evening

Emailed to Parents/Caregivers Friday 28th June



Dear Parents/Caregivers


Year 9 & 10 Mid-Year 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.


You can now make bookings for the upcoming parent evening (Wednesday 24th July) on the following website http://www.parentinterviews.co.nz/. 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
Paul Gunn
Teacher in Charge of Reporting


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

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Hamilton BHS Shave for a Cure

Emailed to Parents/Caregivers Thursday 27th June


Dear HBHS Staff, Parents, and Students


The Hamilton Boys' High School annual "Shave for a Cure" is back!


This year more than 25 students and staff are taking part in the event.


The event is held on the 3rd of July in the school hall, and all students are encouraged to come and watch.


All the money raised goes towards the Charity Group Blood Cancer & Leukaemia New Zealand.


We would like to encourage all students and their parents to donate towards this great cause. The boys can donate on the day or at the school shop. There is also an official HBHS page on the shave for a cure website:


https://secure.leukaemia.net.nz/registrant/FundraisingPage.aspx?registrationID=1295512&langPref=en-CA


Thank you for your support and donations.


HBHS Prefects

Year 9 Option Changes

Emailed to Parents/Caregivers Tuesday 25th June



Dear Parents/Caregivers


Your son is in the last week of his second set of option subjects. He will begin his third set of option subjects on Monday 1st July.


The new set of 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

Reminder - Study Smarter Workshop

Emailed to Parents/Caregivers Tuesday 25th June



Study Smarter Student Workshop - Monday 8th July

Presenter: Karen Boyes – Study Skills Expert

Venue: Hamilton Boys’ High School Study Centre Time: 9am to 3pm


Dear Parent/Caregiver


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.



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

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NCEA Level 1 Information Evening

Emailed to Parents/Caregivers Friday 21st June



NCEA Level 1 Information Evening - Monday 22nd July

Venue: HBHS Staffroom

Time: 6.30pm – 8.00pm

Dear Parents/Caregivers


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 (Middle School 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.


Please express your interest via email to jquigley@hbhs.school.nz before the end of term 2.


Jeremy Quigley
Middle School Academic Mentor

Hamilton BHS Year 11-13 Mid-Year Reports & Report Evening

Emailed to Parents/Caregivers Thursday 20th June


Dear Parents/Caregivers


Year 11-13 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.


You can now make bookings for the upcoming parent evening (Monday 1st July) on the following website http://www.parentinterviews.co.nz/. 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
Paul Gunn
Teacher in Charge of Reporting


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

parent_intervie....pdf

Declaration of Parent Representative Election Results

Emailed to Parents/Caregivers Friday 14th June


Board of Trustees Election 2019

For 7 Parent Representatives

Declaration of Parent Representative Election Results


Rachael Aitchison

Carl Moon

Craig Coxhead

Greg Peploe

Nise Williams

Sigi Kerbers

Aaron Cornelissen


Kristin Rillstone
Board of Trustees Secretary

High Achiever - Printed copies available

Emailed to Parents/Caregivers Friday 7th June


Dear Parents/Caregivers


Print copies of the Christmas 2018 and Term 1 2019 High Achiever are now available.

Please send us your postal address with High Achiever in the subject line and we will post you out copies of these editions. Alternatively, if you would like additional copies or just one of these editions, then let us know in your message.


We hope you enjoy our coverage of all of our HBHS High Achievers.

Reminder - Study Smarter Workshop

Emailed to Parents/Caregivers Wednesday 5th June


Study Smarter Student Workshop - Monday 8th July

Presenter: Karen Boyes – Study Skills Expert

Venue: Hamilton Boys’ High School Study Centre Time: 9am to 3pm


Dear Parent/Caregiver


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.



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

hamilton_sss_fl....pdf

Defensive Driving with Evolve Driver Training

Emailed to Parents/Caregivers Tuesday 30th April


Defensive Driving with Evolve Driver Training - Courses for Term 2 are as follows:-

Term 2



Monday, 13 May (13, 16, 20 & 23 May)

Monday, 10 June (10, 13, 17 & 20 June)

Holiday course - starting 8 July 2019 (8, 11, 15 & 18 July)


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

Important Dates:

July:

Monday 1st:

Years 11, 12 and 13 Report Evening


Wednesday 3rd:

'Shave For A Cure'


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


TERM 3


July


Monday 22nd:

TEACHER ONLY DAY

Hostel re-opens 5.30pm. All boys to have returned by 7.30pm or 8.00am the following morning.


Tuesday 23rd:

First day of school for term 3


Wednesday 24th:

Years 9 and 10 Report Evening


Wednesday 31st:

HBHS Curriculum Evening


August


Tuesday 6th August:

HBHS Open Day


Friday 9th:

Set Leave 5: Hostel closes 5.30pm


Sunday 11th:

Set Leave 5 concludes and the hostel re-opens 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