We are providing you with the ACC Concussion Guidelines for your information.

Hamilton Boys' High School endeavours to provide a safe school and sports environment and we hope you find these Guidelines useful.

Please download the attachment which covers the following areas.

1. Why there is a need for concussion guidelines. 
2. What concussion is. 
3. How to recognise the signs and symptoms of concussion.
4. What action to take when a concussion occurs, and how to get help.
5. Who can assess and diagnose concussion (only a medical doctor). 
6. Why a management protocol for graduated return to school/work/sport is needed.
7. How NSO’s can develop a concussion policy and implementation plan.

Murray McKenzie
Director of Sport

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


Thursday, May 18th, 2017

HBHS Winter Sport Reminders to Students & Caregivers

Dear Parents/Guardians

The winter sports season is now underway. Thank you to our teachers in charge of codes for working hard to ensure our boys are engaged in a range of winter activities.

A big thank you to our teachers, parents and wider community, including our Hamilton BHS senior students for volunteering to coach or manage our school teams. We would not be able to offer the extensive co-curricular programme we provide without your support.

Some reminders for students and parents:

Hamilton Boys’ High School players must:

  • Represent the school with pride by turning up to their playing venue wearing their school jacket and tracksuit bottom over the top of their playing uniform. No mufti allowed.

  • Wear a school cap or black cap - not a non-regulation cap.

  • Wear the correct playing uniform, which can be purchased at the school shop, including mouthguards.

  • Abide by the school dress rules i.e. no jewellery, no necklaces, no earrings etc to be worn

  • Show respect to the referee/umpire and the opposition players.

  • Comply with our ‘Code of Conduct for Players’ (see attached).

  • Display sportsmanship at all times whether winning or losing by large margins.

Our Parents/Guardians of Hamilton Boys’ High School supporting their son must:

  • Comply with the ‘Code of Conduct for Parents & Supporters’ (see attached).

  • Support their son without criticising the official on the field/court.

  • Provide a positive model of how to act and behave during a game.

General matters

  • Parents and supporters parking is in the large car-park coming into the school off Argyle Street. Directions: Drive in through the Argyle entrance gates, past the hostel and up past the school pool. On the left side of the pool surrounds there is a carpark for 60+ vehicles. This car park is under-utilised currently but is perfectly situated for teams playing on the back fields. This will relieve a lot of congestion in the car-park off Peachgrove Road and will guarantee you a park without waiting.

  • Please note that if you are playing rugby at Hamilton BHS on a Saturday morning, there is a Duty Prefect around the back of the gymnasium who will direct you to your changing and playing venue, and will be able to answer any questions for you.

  • Water bottles can be filled at the back entrance to the gym or the side of the Pavilion.

  • There is a visitors toilet located at this entrance and also on the corner of the Pavilion.

Thank you for your continued support and I wish you all the very best for a successful season ahead.

Mr Murray McKenzie
Director of Sport
Hamilton Boys’ High School

Click the link below for the HBHS Code of Conduct



Thursday, May 18th, 2017

Please do not drive into the school grounds between 8am – 4pm, to drop off and pick up your sons.

Students must walk into and out of the school. This is a Health & Safety issue for the school.

Boys can be dropped off or picked up on one of the numerous access streets to the school. 

Peachgrove Rd is itself now becoming so congested that it is dangerous at peak times to stop near our entrance, so your willingness to pick up and drop off further away is appreciated.

G Robinson
Deputy Headmaster

Wednesday, May 17th, 2017

Scholarship Applications for University
Wednesday 17th May

Workshop for help with the scholarship process
How to find scholarships, tips.
Lunchtime, Careers Centre, Student Services Centre

Wintec Seminar
Tuesday 23rd May
Lunchtime, Study Centre (A block)

Auckland University Seminar
Monday 29th May
Lunchtime, Study Centre (A block)

Lattitude - Overseas Gap year
Tuesday 30th May
Lunchtime, Careers Centre, Student Services Centre    

Apprenticeship Seminar
Wednesday 14th June
Apprenticeship opportunities in electrical, plumbing,
gas fitting and drain-laying.  
Lunchtime, Careers Centre, Student Services Centre

Auckland University of Technology (AUT) Seminar
Monday 19th June
Lunchtime, Study Centre (A block)

Otago LAW Seminar
Wednesday 21st June
Lunchtime, Study Centre (A block)

Information Evenings

KPMG Trainee Accountants programme
Tuesday 23rd May - 5.30pm – 7.00pm
Wintec, Bill Gallagher Events Room 1                                 
Register –

Canterbury University Information evening                   
Wednesday 31st May - 6.00pm
Claudelands Conference Centre                                      

Massey University Information evening
Thursday 8th June - 6.00pm – 7.30pm
St Pauls Collegiate, Hukanui Road                                      
Register - 

Waikato Careers EXPO
Sunday 11th
Claudelands Event Centre
A fantastic opportunity to speak to tertiary institutions and find
out about apprenticeship opportunities. This may help students
to make relevant subject choices for 2018.

Victoria University Information evening
Thursday 22nd June - 6.00pm – 8.00pm
Claudelands Conference Centre                                        
Contact -

Waikato University Engineering and Science Open Week
26th June - 29th June
The objective of Open Week is for Year 12 and 13 school students
who are interested in studying a Science or Engineering subject in
Tertiary education to spend a day at the university on campus with
staff and students and experience hands-on workshops and lab
To register

Waikato University Information evening
Thursday 27th July

Waikato University Information evening
Thursday 24th August

L. Ross
Careers Advisor

Tuesday, May 16th, 2017

Placement opportunities will be available for these positions so that students are able to find out if they will be a good fit for the job.

Contact the careers centre if you are interested.

Dairy Farm Assistant
Great opportunity on Dairy NZ farms. They offer fantastic training opportunities and the latest in technology. Live out positions.

Furniture Making apprenticeship
Produce high end furniture, a great family company.

Cabinet making/solid wood furniture apprenticeship
Another great company.  A love of timber required.

Painting and Decorating apprenticeship opportunity
A great working environment in an expanding local company.

Foundations – concrete
An opportunity to gain qualifications in industry where there is a shortage of employees.

Glass – windscreens
Large local company

Boat building placement opportunities
Stay at school and do a placement for 1 day per week with local boatbuilding companies. See Mrs Ross

L. Ross
Careers Advisor

Tuesday, May 16th, 2017

As we launch our winter sports season for 2017, we would like to remind all of our players and loyal sporting supporters of our commitment to the Fairplay Code of Conduct.  Click here for the players' code and click here for the supporters' code.  Thank you very much to everyone for supporting HBHS teams and players in a way that makes us all proud.

Monday, May 8th, 2017

Dear Students, Caregivers and Staff

Todays's Charity Run for Life has been postponed due to the bad weather.

Students should come to school ready for a normal, five period Thursday.

School concludes at 2.10pm.


HBHS Senior Management

Thursday, April 13th, 2017

Dear Parents / Caregivers / Staff / Students

School Swimming Sports has been postponed until next Thursday 23 February.

Please be ready today for a normal Thursday programme of classes.



Mr J Quigley
Master in Charge - HBHS Swimming Sports

Thursday, February 16th, 2017

Arrangements for Thursday 13 April 2017

Period 1:  9.00am - 9.50am

Period 2:  9.50am - 10.40am

INTERVAL:  10.40am - 11.00am

Period 3:  11.00am - 11.50am

Period 4:  11.50am - 2pm

  • Students change in class at the beginning of Period 4 (11.50am).
  • Participants leave their bags in the room shown below and then move to the grass area in front of Argyle House as soon as possible.
  • Non-participants will be supervised in the room shown below for the remainder of Period 4.
  Bags Non-participants
LAM Hall C1 / A1
Social Sciences D3 / G15 G11
Technology T6 T5
Science B9 / M1 B9 / M1
English S4 S1 / S2
PE Gym 3 H2
Maths E1 E2

Thursday, April 6th, 2017

A reminder that the first day of Term 2, Monday 1 May is a teacher only day.  Classes for students begin on Tuesday 2 May.

Thursday, April 6th, 2017

Entertainment Books have arrived in-store at the school shop.

You can order directly on-line at


Purchase at the shop (payment by cash or credit card only)

To preview the latest Waikato book:

All proceeds from your purchases go to projects led by the Parents' Association for the benefit of all students.

Any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Kim  by email at

Your support is very much appreciated.  

Thursday, April 6th, 2017

Mufti Day tomorrow Charity:  Diabetes Youth $2

Wednesday, April 5th, 2017

Boot Drop Off

6 April – 11 April

Boot Sale

10 April – 12 April

Dear Parents/Caregivers,

The Sports Committee are running the annual “HBHS Boot Drop” for 2017.

We are looking for donations of your used pairs of football and rugby boots that might be too small, out of fashion or gathering dust on your shelves.   They will then be made available to students, some of whom may not be in a position to purchase new boots.

All proceeds will be donated to the “Headmasters Fund” for boys in need of assistance.

Boot Drop Off 6 – 11 April

If you would like to donate your used pairs of boots, the sports committee will be set up outside the Pavilion from this Thursday through to next Tuesday from 8:30 – 9:00amwhere you can drop them off to us.

Boot Display + Sale (Gold Coin Donation) 10 April – 12 April

We will have all the boots displayed out every lunchtime during Week 11 where they will all be available to purchase for a “gold coin”.

Don’t miss out on this awesome opportunity to help others.

Kind Regards,

HBHS Sports Committee

Wednesday, April 5th, 2017

Unfortunately, the Parents' Association have to postpone the showing of Screenagers.

We anticipate showing this documentary later in the year.

Wednesday, April 5th, 2017

Does your son need academic support with revision or homework?

If so, he can attend the HBHS Study Workshop sessions. These are supervised by our Year 13 Academic Honours students, who are on hand to answer any questions that other students might have. The workshops also offer a quiet space for any student to study.

Information for students:

  • Days: Monday and Wednesday
  • Time: 3.15-4pm
  • Location: Library
  • Bring any class tasks or homework that you have questions about
  • First session: Monday 6 March.

Please direct any questions to Mrs Jenkins or email

Thank you,

Mrs C Jenkins and the Academic Committee 


Charlotte Jenkins
Director of Advanced Learning Programmes

Teacher of English

ph. 07 853 0440 ext 2020

Tuesday, March 21st, 2017

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