Correct Procedure for unwell students during school hours at HBHS
We are having an issue with some students about our procedures when they are not feeling well.
Students need to go to the Wellness Centre and be assessed by our nursing staff. Home will be contacted if they need to be collected due to their ill-health.
We are finding that a number of students are texting or calling their parents to come and collect them from school. We would appreciate your support in letting your sons’ know the correct procedure please, especially for health and safety reasons.
If you wish to take your son out of school for an appointment or to leave early, you must send your son with a note or notify the Dean's office first thing in the morning. Otherwise, he will not be released from class. (Pg.132 School Diary Under Regulations)
Robert Pereira Seminar
Last year, Robert Pereira from Australia, conducted a seminar for Parents for Hamilton Boys' High School on the topic of Internet Addiction Disorder and the effects of prolonged Gaming on boys.
Robert is returning to Hamilton Boys' High School to work with our Year 9 students on 'Bully-prevention.'
Robert will also be running a seminar for parents on Wendesday, 4th March, 6.45pm (for a 7.00pm start) until 9.15pm, in the School Hall. $10 per person at the door.
Hamilton Boys' High School has asked him to address the concerns of parents on the issues pertaining to Pornography. 'Doing Nothing/Saying Nothing' about these issues perpetuates a growing problem; being 'heavy-handed' drives these behaviours further underground.
This seminar will endeavor to show the impact of excessive, compulsive, pornography-viewing on the psyche of boys and how this impact can have long-term effects. Girl-usage of the internet in this sexual realm is equally serious, and some current practices by girls will be discussed. Robert will endeavor to show how parents might discuss such issues with their children and teens.
Resources for Optional Purchase:
Why Just Why is MY Child being bullied - $10.00
Self-Doubt is at the Heart of Being Human - $10.00 (covers Internet Addiction)
I Want the Very Best for My child - $10.00 (a reflection on High Parental Expectation and its effect)
HBHS Refugee Community Goggle Drive
Here at Hamilton Boys' High School we have a community of 34 students who are refugees from around the globe. All of them were born overseas, and all have experienced war, famine, natural disasters, terrorism, living in refugee camps and more.
Many of these young men did not have the opportunity to learn to swim when they were younger, and it for this reason that a swimming initiative was set up in 2019. The ability to swim is an essential skill in any island nation, which is why each Tuesday our refugee students are assisted with building confidence in and around the water by a group of volunteer students and teachers.
To assist these students with their lessons, the swim group is seeking any sets of goggles that your son or yourself may have outgrown or not be in use of any longer. Goggles are an essential aspect of eye protection in our school’s chlorinated pool and will also help our students to build confidence in the water.
Goggles can be donated to the refugee swim group by simply dropping them off at the front office of the school during intervals and lunchtimes.
Parking at HBHS
All numbered carparks are allocated to staff from 7.30am-4.00pm, Monday to Friday.
Hamilton Boys' High School provides 8 visitor carparks next to the school Library, and 5 outside the Student Services building.
If these are full do not take an allocated carpark, please park on the street.
Unauthorised parking may result in your vehicle being clamped or removed.
PPTA Paid Union Meeting - 20 February
Due to a PPTA Paid Union Meeting on Thursday, 20 February, school will be closing at 12.40pm.
The Library will be open for those requiring supervision until 2.15pm.