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From 1 January 2017, HPV immunisation is free for everyone, male and female, aged 9 to 26 years, including non-residents under the age of 18 years.

HPV immunisation is available through participating schools or from family doctors, local health centres and some Family Planning Clinics.

Dr Dilawar Singh and Dr Lakhminder Sandhu from Hamilton Lake Clinic, have offered to provide HPV vaccinations for boys at school during school hours. They have already immunised Year 12 and 13 boys and this immunisation drive is for Year 9, 10 and 11 students.

It is a free vaccine which helps to prevent penile cancer, cervical cancer, anal cancer, genital warts and certain oral cancers.

Parents can choose to get their son vaccinated at school or through their GP.

Consent forms will be coming home with students and these forms need to be returned by 5th July. 

If you have any questions about this vaccination or the process, please contact Hamilton Lake Clinic on 078390092 or 0226201600

http://www.health.govt.nz/our-work/preventative-health-wellness/immunisation/hpv-immunisation-programme

Tuesday, June 27th, 2017

Over the last few years a significant amount of gully restoration work has taken place in the Hamilton Boys’ High School Gully in order to transform it into a haven for native plants and wildlife.

At the moment we are trying to source native grasses (carex) to cover new cleared areas in the gully. If you are able to donate some carex could you please bring them through the Argyle entrance and place them outside the Grounds and Maintenance Workshop, just past Argyle House.

We have gully restoration working bees with student volunteers about every 2 weeks to plant new native species and keep the weeds at bay.

If you have any questions or suggestions regarding plants you may be able to provide, please direct them to mkirkby@hbhs.school.nz

Thank you
Martin Kirkby
Teacher in Charge of Gully Restoration

Wednesday, June 21st, 2017

Dear Parents/Caregivers

Tomorrow, Thursday 22 June, is a Mufti Day. Students are to bring $2.00. 

Funds raised go to Kidney Kids.

Regards
HBHS Senior Management

Wednesday, June 21st, 2017

Dear Parents and Caregivers

The Parents’ Association morning tea for staff is being held next Wednesday (21st June) and this is a friendly reminder to please send a plate of food for this occasion.

Donations of food can be left from 8.00am at reception or at the staffroom.  Your contribution helps make this event a success.  Any finger foods (sweet or savoury) are very welcome and appreciated.  

The Parents’ Association representatives will be on hand to plate up the food.  Any food (such as muffins, slices, mini savouries, donuts, sushi, etc) can be donated in ice cream containers.

Thank you in advance for your contribution and support!

Hamilton Boys’ High School Parents’ Association
Proud to support our school

Friday, June 16th, 2017

A limited number of tickets are still available from the Shop.

Please remind your son to purchase his ticket tomorrow if he is intending to attend the Year 13 Ball on Saturday 24th June.  $130 double.

Thanks
Ball Committee

Wednesday, June 14th, 2017

HAMILTON BOYS' HIGH SCHOOL
Year 9/10 Exam Timetable 2017
Fri 9 June - Wed 14 June (1 hour)

Where students are absent, examinations will be rescheduled: 
Contact Janelle Cullen-Wright - jcullen@hbhs.school.nz

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

yr_9__10_exam_t....pdf

Thursday, June 8th, 2017

There is an opportunity for students to purchase StudyPass notes and resource packs, worth $45, but available through the Shop for just $22.

This offer is only available to students until Thursday, 15th June. 

Mr P Dennis 

Teacher-in-charge of NCEA Science

Thursday, June 8th, 2017

Dear Parents and Caregivers

Each year the Parents’ Association hosts a morning tea for the teaching and support staff, on your behalf. It is a chance for all of us to thank the hard working people at our school and is hugely appreciated by staff. To make the event a success we need donations of morning tea items from you.

The morning tea will be held on Wednesday 21st June and food items can be delivered to the school reception or staff room from 8am that morning. Items you could supply include homemade (or bought) cakes, slices, biscuits, sausage rolls, sandwiches, sushi, savouries or fruit.

To make this event special and show our appreciation your donations are essential.

Thank you so much for your contributions.

Hamilton Boys’ High School Parents’ Association
Proud to support our school
parents@hbhs.school.nz

Wednesday, June 7th, 2017

Dear Parents,

To minimise disruption to the school HBHS has approved Field Days leave for those wishing to attend on Friday 16 June only; students will attend class as normal 12 – 15 June.  This policy allows students and the school to effectively operate normal classes and study during the week preceding.

The school will remain open on Friday 16 June and supervision will be provided for students who wish to attend.  Students attending school should report to the library at 8.45am with their school work.

We appreciate your support in allowing us to maintain an academic programme during a very busy week in the Waikato.

Yours faithfully

Graham Robinson

DEPUTY HEADMASTER

 

Friday, June 2nd, 2017

Dear Parents/Caregivers

Physio
If your son is wanting Physio for an ACC injury, the free school Physios are at HBHS Monday to Friday.  To book you can ring Hillcrest Physio on 07 856 4656 and ask for an appointment at HBHS.  Physios see students in the Health Centre in the Student Services Centre.

Change in Medical Condition
If there has been any change in your son’s medical conditions, can you also let us know via email or phone call, so we can add this to your son's details.  

Anaphylaxis or Allergies
If your son has Anaphylaxis or Allergies, please contact us so we can send you the Action Plan that we need to have completed for your son, whilst he is at school.

Address and Phone Numbers
If your address or work/home phone number has changed, can you please update this by emailing jcullen@hbhs.school.nz or ringing the school office.  It is important for the school to have up to date records.

Sickness, diarrhoea, vomiting
A reminder if your son has had diarrhoea or vomiting, we request you keep him home for 48 hours from his last episode.  This is the recommendation from the Medical Officer of Health at Waikato District Health Board.

Drink Bottles
Please remind your sons not to share drink bottles.  We are seeing quite a number of sore throats as a result of boys sharing.

Any queries please contact us.

Many thanks
Janice Cameron and Jessica Parkes
School Nurses
Registered Comprehensive Nurses
schoolnurse@hbhs.school.nz
07 853 0440 ext 2434

Friday, June 2nd, 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
lross@hbhs.school.nz

Friday, June 2nd, 2017

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 – mhenry-john@kpmg.co.nz

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 -
https://masseyuni.wufoo.eu/forms/massey-university-regional-information-evenings 

Waikato Careers EXPO
Sunday 11th
 June
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 - hayley.whalen@vuw.ac.nz

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
demonstrations. 
To register www.sci.waikato.ac.nz/openweek2017

Waikato University Information evening
Thursday 27th July

Waikato University Information evening
Thursday 24th August

L. Ross
Careers Advisor
lross@hbhs.school.nz

Friday, June 2nd, 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/drop off further away is appreciated.

G Robinson
Deputy Headmaster

Friday, June 2nd, 2017

We have another opportunity to send ten Year 10 students on an amazing five day voyage on the tall ship, the ‘Spirit of New Zealand.’

Boarding:        Sunday 25th June 1630

Returning:       Friday 30th June 1600

Cost $850 per student.

Students need to be good citizens and must be able to swim 100m.

Medical/permission forms must be completed once students are accepted.

We are looking for students who are prepared to work as a team, follow instructions and treat students from other schools with respect. On each voyage, four schools compete for a ‘Spirit Trophy.’ Boys will be accompanied by a staff member.

Parents are responsible for transporting students to and from the boat.

Students or parents should see or e-mail me with expressions of interest by Friday 26th May. If possible, some background information on why you are keen to go would be appreciated, (not essential).

Please check your calendars carefully. Trips/refunds can be jeopardised if people pull out at the last minute.

Kind regards
Mr J Tizard
Spirit of Adventure Coordinator
Registration Room – M4
e-mail jtizard@hbhs.school.nz
See also …www.spiritofadventure.org.nz/

Friday, June 2nd, 2017

Dear Parents

Hamilton Boys' High School recommends this course.

Please see attached for more information.

Mr Jeremy Quigley
(Academic Mentor Yr 10,11) 
jquigley@hbhs.school.nz

Ms Suzanne Oliver
(Academic Mentor Yr 12,13)
soliver@hbhs.school.nz

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

study_smarter.pdf

Friday, June 2nd, 2017

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