On Wednesday 15 May, Deputy Head Prefect and Leader of the Service Committee, Oliver Wilding, proudly presented Kids Can representative Ms Natalie Vincent with a cheque for $8612.15, the final total amount of money raised by the Charity Run For Life held at the end of Term 1. Oliver acknowledged the contribution that every boy who ran had made to this total, and the efforts of Mr Pat Cheyne, Chayce Glass and Purak Patel who worked so tirelessly along with the Service Committee to make the event such a success. Ms Vincent promised that the money would go towards helping needy children in the Waikato, who have to go to school hungry, cold and often without even the most basic necessities such as shoes. At present, Kids Can is feeding 6000 children daily, but they estimate that there are 33 000 New Zealand children who need this help. For more information, check out the Kids Can website at www.kidscan.org.nz or talk to Oliver and his Service Committee to find out what you can do to help.
HBHS Year 13 student Nicholas Woods and his older brother Zac, an HBHS Old Boy, were named in the Junior Men's Black Sticks Squad this weekend, following the completion of the National Under 21 Tournament on Saturday afternoon. This team will compete in the Junior Men's Hockey World Cup in India from the 6th to the 15th of December, and we congratulate Nicholas and Zac on their selection.
The 2013 Cross Country was held yesterday in the cold, damp and foggy conditions that are typical of a Waikato winter's morning. This was no deterrent to the hundreds of enthusiastic championship and non-championship athletes who ran the 4 - 6 km circuit (the distance varied from juniors, through to intermediates and seniors) around the perimeter of the school and through the gully. The individual championship results are as follows:
Congratulations to the HBHS Senior A Waterpolo team who finished 5th at the New Zealand Secondary Schools Waterpolo National Championships held in Wellington during the April holiday break. This is the best ever result, not only for HBHS, but for any Waikato school team in the history of the competition. The team would like to thank Head Coach, Mr Geoff Wheeler, who was very much the driving force behind this unprecedented performance. Under Geoff's guidance, the team travelled to Australia in order to prepare for this tournament, and for the North Island Secondary Schools Championships held in March, where the team finished 8th. As a result of these fine performances, Sam Franicevic and Callum Maxwell are trialling for the New Zealand Under 19 Squad, Richard Sneddon has been selected for the New Zealand Under 15 Team, and Tristan Houghton for the New Zealand Under 17 Team. Congratulations again to these boys, to the team, and congratulations and thanks to Mrs Jan Missen for her continued support of HBHS Waterpolo.
It was a much closer contest for the HBHS 1st XV this weekend on the other side of the Kaimai Ranges in Tauranga, against Tauranga Boys' College. HBHS edged past the local team with a hard-fought 28 - 27 win. In other rugby results, the 2nd XV did not play this weekend, and the 3rd XV (pictured, right) had a solid 26 - 7 win in very wet conditions against Putaruru College 1st XV, in Putaruru.
As of this morning, the following is the full list of nominees for the upcoming Board of Trustee elections. Any queries please contact the Returning Officer for the Elections Mrs Jan Missen firstname.lastname@example.org
|Karleen Broughton||Robert Ebert||Edward Hardie|
|Vina Hira||Kewwa Low||Stephen Ng|
|Andrew Peacock||Neil Shaw||Maria Sikiotis|
|Vic Sneddon||Eric Souchon||Greg Trowern|
The House placings for the cross country, held yesterday are as follows:
Therefore, the overall House competition to date, after the Cross Country results are added in, is as follows:
Yes, the National Spelling Bee Competition is back at secondary school level, and Year 9 and 10 students are eligible to enter. HBHS has an illustrious history in this event, with Old Boys Thomas North (in 2008) and Harvard-bound Christopher Jury (in 2009) as former New Zealand Champions who went on to compete in the International Spelling Bee finals held in Washington DC. Listen out in assemblies, read the Daily Notices for entry details, or see the Director of Advanced Learning Programmes, Mr Graeme Miller, for more information. If you would like to test yourself against our former winners and see if you have the right spelling stuff, get someone to read the following list, taken from previous competitions. Absolutely no peeking!
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The HBHS 1st XI Football team (pictured right, after their victory in the final) have won the Referee's Cup, defeating Cambridge High School's 1st XI in the final with a score of 3 - 0. The tournament was played in the opening weekend of the winter sports season at St Peter's School in what were perfect conditions to kick off the various 2013 competitions. Paul Clout scored two goals in the final, with the third being added by Blair Bates. Congratulations to the team on starting their season so well, and thanks and congratulations to coaches Mr Paul Nixon and Mr Aaron Scott, and manager Mr Stuart Hakeney.
The beautiful greenstone National Provident Fund Trophy will be staying at HBHS for another year, as the HBHS Number 1 golf team (pictured, right) won the Waikato Intercollegiate Golf Tournament for the second year running, at Matamata yesterday. The team, from left, of Denzel Ieremia, Bayley Waudby, Callum Scott and Regan Kidd, won the Intercollegiate Championships by an incredible 15 shots over second placed St Peter's School of Cambridge. Captain of Golf, Denzel Ieremia was in typically fine form, shooting a five under round, after coming fifth in the Muruwai Open during the weekend. Congratulations to the team on such a comprehensive victory, and thanks to Teacher in Charge of Golf, Mr Brendon Cooley, for his continued support of HBHS Golf.
The BNT V8 SuperTourer and L J Hooker are offering students and family members free tickets to Pukekohe Raceway on the 25th of May.
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Any queries please see Teacher in Charge of Motocross, Mr Nathan Vassella.
The HBHS 1st XV began their Chiefs Cup campaign in fine style this afternoon, with a 64 - 0 win over St Paul's Collegiate 1st XV at St Paul's. Coach Mr Greg Kirkham was understandably pleased with the team's performance, and with the way that the team had played to the game plan throughout the match. The half time score was 38 - 0. The Chiefs Cup is the 1st XV competition for teams throughout the Investec Super Rugby Waikato Chiefs catchment area. In other HBHS rugby results, the 2nd XV did not have a match, and the 3rd XV beat the Forest View High School 1st XV 66 - 0.
HAMILTON BOYS’ HIGH SCHOOL
CODE OF CONDUCT FOR PARENTS AND SUPPORTERS OF THE SCHOOL
All supporters of HBHS teams should consider the following:
• Sport is about having a positive attitude. You can assist in setting a positive tone and help to make sport an enjoyable experience
• Encourage your son, and other boys in his team, in their efforts in the sporting arena.
• Insist that your son plays within the rules of the game and by the principles of Fairplay, irrespective of the manner in which the opposition may play the game.
• Being part of a team is a commitment; assist your son to live up to his commitments. Do not accept your son letting his team mates and coaches down. (Cont)
A reminder regarding the HBHS Board of Trustee Elections. Nominations close Thursday 16th May at 12 noon. Contact the Returing Officer, Director of Administration Mrs Jan Missen, for more information at email@example.com
Nominations received to date are:
|Karleen Broughton||Maria Sikiotis||Kewwa Low|
|Eric Souchon||Vic Sneddon||Vivien Yates|
HBHS Captain of Golf and Prefect Denzel Ieremia has been selected for the Srixon Development Squad ahead of competition for the Waikato Secondary Schools Championships to be held in Matamata next week. This is yet another honour for the talented young player, as this team is comprised of the very best emerging golfing talent in New Zealand and is intended for athletes at the pre-elite stage of their careers. Denzel leads a strong team into next week's competition, and we wish him and all of the competitors the very best of luck. The full team list is as follows:
|Team 1:||Team 2:||Team 3:||Team 4:|
|Denzel Ieremia||James Fellows-Ford||Daley Rata-Makene||Ashley Lyne|
|Regan Kidd||Sam Brinkworth||Maxwell Palmer||Tyler Woods|
|Bayley Waudby||Sam McGovern||Ryan Madden||Matt Davis|
|Callum Scott||Ben Murray||Michale Jones||Max Gabolinscy|
If you are looking for a sport that will challenge you on every level and demands expertise and endurance on the land and the water, then Adventure Racing is for you. Recently, Mr Guy Johnstone and a team of boys headed to the Hawkes Bay to compete in the North Island Secondary Schools Championships. Here is his report...
On April 6th a team of four consisting of Ben Stocker, Zach Medich, James Henderson and Cameron Swales competed in the NISS Adventure Racing championships. The team awoke to an unseasonably cold Hawkes Bay morning at 4.15am to make final preparations and fuel up before lining up against 30 teams for a 5.30 start. (cont)
HBHS has another national champion, this time in Motocross. Josiah Natzke (pictured on the right) picked up his latest trophy during the April school holidays. Teacher in Charge of Motocross, Mr Nathan Vassella, reports on the competition...
The New Zealand Junior Motocross Championships were held in New Plymouth during the school holidays. The championships were held over three days with each rider having to qualify and compete in five races. Josiah Natzke, a Y10 Hamilton Boys’ High School student, rode extremely well and won all of his races by a considerable margin. He now holds a National Motocross title in the 12-14 year old 125cc class. Jacob Steel (pictured on the left), a Y12 Hamilton Boys’ High School student, also had a very successful campaign and rode hard to secure second place in the 13-16 year old 85/150cc class. Both of these results are very impressive due to the depth of competition in attendance at the event. Hamilton Boys’ High School congratulates both of these students on their excellent achievements.
HBHS Head Prefect in 2010 and current University of Waikato and Sir Edmund Hillary Scholarship student Adam Burn (pictured at right), has been named as a New Zeland Under 20 squad member to take part in the IRB 2013 Junior Rugby World Cup which will be held in France next month.
To read more about this accomplishment, and for Adam's account of this experience and what it means for him, follow the link below to the University of Waikto website.
Whilst we were enjoying the April school holiday break, HBHS students and old boys were busy making news headlines both nationally and internationally. We would like to offer our congratulations to the following sportsmen on their various selections and achievements and we look forward to following their progress this year with interest.
Congratulations to Sean Maitland (pictured at right in his newest colours) on being selected as a member of the British and Irish Lions squad set to tour Australia in June. This follows his try-scoring debut for Scotland in February this year and impressive performances during the Six Nations Tournament. Sean first came to the attention of the Lions Coach Warren Gatland as an HBHS student when he was selected (whilst still at school) for the Waikato provincial rugby team. The Lions begin their tour with a match against the Barbarians in Hong Kong on June 1 and will go on to play their three tests against Australia on June 22, 29 and finally July 6.
Following on from their Maadi 2013 triumph, Ryan Rasmussen and Alex Bardoul have been selected to represent New Zealand at the 2013 World Rowing Junior Championships to be held in Lithuania in August this year as members of the Men's Coxed Four crew.
Head Prefect in 2010, Adam Burn, and fellow Old Boy Joseph Webber have been selected in the New Zealand Under 20 rugby squad set to contest the Junior World Championships in France this June. They will begin their campaign in Vannes on June 5 with a match against Fiji.
Once again we offer our congratulations to these young men on their outstanding achievements and we look forward to covering their endeavours in the very near future. Good luck to them all and watch this space for updates!
The first week of Term 2, 2013 coincides with New Zealand Road Safety Week, and provides an opportunity to remind our students to stay safe whilst travelling to and from school. There are major road works at the intersection of Te Aroha Street and Peachgrove Road until Friday 17 May 2013, so plan for potential delays, narrow roads, the presence of heavy machinery and workers and uneven surfaces. HBHS students who cycle to and from school are reminded to ride cautiously, be aware of and considerate towards drivers and pedestrians, and to observe safety laws and guidelines at all times. Students must wear helmets AT ALL TIMES and need to be vigilant and attentive when cycling amongst heavy morning and afternoon traffic. For more information, check out Road Safety and the New Zealand Transport Agency website for road safety laws and useful tips.
The annual HBHS Run for Life has quickly become one of the favourite events in the school calendar, and this year nearly 2000 staff and students took to the streets of Hamilton to raise money for the KidsCan charity. The circuit is just over 6km in length, and takes the runners, walkers and unicyclists down along the Waikato River, across the Cobham Street Bridge and back up to the Rowing Club. This year the school is proud to have raised $8100 and counting for KidsCan, a charity that supports children living in poverty in New Zealand and gives them all of the opportunities that so many of us take for granted in our country. A special thank you and congratulations must go to Mr Pat Cheyne, the teacher in charge of the Run For Life, and his team of marshalls and to Fulton Hogan for their support with traffic management. The Latest News would like to wish everyone a safe and happy holiday, and we will continue to keep you posted with updates and news as it comes to hand.