HBHS Headmaster's Message Tuesday 9 February

Dear Families of Hamilton Boys’ High School,

As we begin Week Two of our new school year, I write to thank you all for your genuine and real support, in ensuring that we have enjoyed a very settled and positive first few days together, as the 2021 school family. 

I welcome all back to the 2021 year, and offer a very special, heartfelt welcome to all families new to the school. We look forward to meeting with you and to sharing the years ahead. Thank you for choosing Hamilton Boys’ for your son.

I am very happy to have this opportunity to congratulate our Year 12 and Year 13 students on the outstanding Level One and Two NCEA results they have achieved as a group. Both Level One and Level Two results are a strong improvement on the previous year, a testament to the commitment of the boys and of you, through your support and encouragement through the difficulties of the year we shared in 2020. I am proud of the young men of our Senior School, who will, this year, be continuing in their quest for academic excellence.

At each of our year level Assemblies last week, the Deans spoke of the key value we stand for as a school - that of arete, the value of being determined to be the very best one can be, in all aspects of life - academic, sport, cultural, and in our character. It is through the focus on arete, by each individual in our world, that together, we are able to realise our vision, and our shared goal of being a school in which all can thrive, and a school which provides a safe, happy and secure, affirming world for all.

I take this opportunity too, to congratulate Eushin Kang, our Dux of 2020, for his outstanding achievement as a Premier Scholar, one of the top ten students academically in New Zealand.

Eushin gained three Outstanding Scholarships and two Scholarships, and was top in New Zealand in Accounting. He will be recognised for his achievement in Parliament House later in the year.

We also congratulate current students Michael Lin, who in the Cambridge IGCSE examinations gained Top in New Zealand in Co-ordinated Science, and Top in the World in IGCSE Mathematics. And Tebijan Kalarathan, who gained Top in the World in AS Economics. Outstanding achievements from these dedicated young men, who have been ably supported by their teachers. I look forward to future successes from these talented young men, who embody the value of arete in all that they undertake.

As we begin our Summer sporting calendar, I look forward very much to meeting our families and the young men of our world, as they contribute through their involvement in the sports and activities of their choice. Every young man makes a difference to our world, in so many different ways. We are indeed blessed. 

I wish you all a fulfilling, rewarding term ahead with your son, as we work together to provide every opportunity for him to be happy, confident, and successful. Thank you for your support and your care.

Susan Hassall
Headmaster