Homestay Expressions of Interest (Domestic)
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We occasionally have families of domestic students (non-International) contacting us for home-stay options when our resident boarding facility, Argyle House, is full. This is primarily for Monday-Thursday nights, although at times 7 day board is requested.
We are refreshing our database of families whom would like to offer accommodation within their own, personal homes for such students wanting to board.
Should you wish to be on our database, we can put your details forward when we receive an enquiry.
Please note; the database we hold is merely a means to connect people. Thereafter, any and all arrangements and communication, including any subsequent boarding agreement, would be the responsibility of yourselves, the boarder and the boarder’s family, and each respectively responsible for ensuring that any agreement put in place is upheld (including resolving any issues that may arise). This would include, but is not limited to: all financial arrangements, house rules and expectations, curfews, and means for getting to and from school.
It would also be prudent to note that unlike our international homestays, Hamilton Boys' High School does not and will not vet either host or boarding families for the purposes of this particular database.
To be part of the Domestic Homestay Database, please send your details to email@example.com
Please include the following information:
Please also supply a brief description of your accommodation. Optional inclusions might be:
- Type of dwelling; e.g 3 bedroom house, apartment
- How many people reside there and who; e.g. family of 3, professional couple, other boarders
- If you have a student/s currently attending HBHS and their year level
- The set up on offer to the boarder; e.g single or double bedroom, own bathroom etc
- Whether you have any pets
- What school transport options might be available to the boarder
- Local amenities
- Your contact number if this is your preferred means of correspondence
Once you are on the database the information you provide will be made available to enquiring families only.
Hamilton Boys High School
SchoolTV - Celebrating Matariki
SPECIAL REPORT: Celebrating Matariki
In 2022, Matariki will be celebrated as a public holiday in Aotearoa New Zealand for the very first time. It is a significant celebration marking the start of te maramataka, the lunar calendar, as well as the Māori New Year. It is a time to gather with family and friends to reflect on the past, celebrate the present, and plan for the future.
The growth of Matariki in importance and relevance marks the continuing enlightenment and depth of understanding that New Zealanders as a whole have of the special culture that is indigenous to all who call Aotearoa home. Matariki is a star cluster which appears in the night sky during mid-winter making it an important marker on the harvest calendar. It appears sometime around the shortest day of the year and is used to determine how successful the harvest crop will be in the coming season.
It is important for all children of Aotearoa New Zealand to learn about Matariki, so it can lead to a more harmonious and united future. Matariki celebrations will be happening all over the country. All whānau are encouraged to join in and support young people in learning the importance and joy of Matariki.
This Special Report discusses the importance of Matariki and how whānau can celebrate together. We hope you take a moment to reflect on the information offered, and as always, we welcome your feedback. If this raises any concerns for you, a loved one or the wellbeing of your child, please seek medical or professional help.
Here is the link to your special report https://hbhs.nz.schooltv.me/wellbeing_news/special-report-celebrating-matariki
Te Rā Tuakiri - Thursday, 23 June 2022
Thursday, 23 June is Te Rā Tuakiri.
If students wish to wear mufti, we ask them to please bring $2.00.
All funds raised go to the Mental Health Foundation.
If your son is unwell
With the Cold and Flu season upon us, and Covid well established in the Community, this is a reminder to please keep your son at home if he is showing ANY signs of cold or flu. Boys are to remain at home until they are symptom free.
If your son has been vomiting and/or had diarrhoea, please remember he is required to stay home for 48 hours after his last episode.
HBHS Student ID Photos
On Friday, 10th June, we will be having our final ID photo catch up day.
If your son has not yet had his ID photo taken, or it is incorrect on his current ID card, please remind him to go to the Hall at the beginning of Period 1.