Argyle Enrolments

 Years 10-13 2025 Argyle Enrolments are OPEN and close on 20 September 2024.

Applying for Admission to Argyle House

Initial applications can be made for any boy eight years of age and over for admission to Argyle House when he reaches Year 9. Because there is an absolute limit on the number of places available we recommend that parents or guardians who know they would like the child to board at Argyle House when they go to high school make an early initial application. The total number of places available for Year 9 students at Argyle House is normally about 35.

Year 9 2025 applications for admission to Argyle House are now CLOSED. 

Application forms for Argyle House can be found below

If applicable, Year 9 applications may wish to include the Elite Sports form. Click here.

Please note: Year 10-13 2025 Argyle enrolments are open and close on 20 September 2024. Please include your son’s mid-year 2024 school report.

Application forms must be completed in full (including attachments) along with the Confidential Medical Information and Permission form and submitted to Head of Boarding, Hamilton Boys’ High School, Private Bag 3201, Waikato Mail Centre, Hamilton 3240.

The school’s criteria for student selection for a place in Argyle House are:

  • the primary consideration when awarding a place is to select students who have the greatest need and who have the ability to contribute most to hostel life;
  • both the hostel and the school must confirm that each has the ability to meet the individual needs of the student.

In making selections, consideration must be given to the mix of students chosen for hostel places which reflects the community as a whole, maintains a balance of form levels and ages and contributes to a good mix of interests.

If a student meets all the initial criteria for consideration he will be invited to attend an interview with the Headmaster, Head of Boarding and Senior Master.

Following these interviews the first allocation of places for the following year is made in May.

Please note that admission to Argyle House automatically gives enrolment to Hamilton Boys’ High School, however, should your application be unsuccessful and you still wish to enrol at Hamilton Boys’ High School Day Student place you need to advise us at the school to have the Argyle Enrolment Form transferred to be a Day Application.


For enquiries about Argyle House enrolments please contact:

Mrs Katrina McLaughlin
Hostel Administrator
Tel: 0064 7 853 0437
Email: [email protected]