Hamilton Boys' High School welcomes applications from both In Zone and Out of Zone students.

We have an enrolment scheme that determines who can enrol at the school. 

All students living in the school zone are eligible to attend Hamilton Boys' High School (unless they have been excluded from another school). Students living outside the school zone can apply through a Ballot process. A ballot is held annually to determine which of these students can be given the right to enrol for the following year.

Enrolment Application Forms

Click here to download our enrolment form.

Yr 9 Enrolments for 2023 close at 3pm on Friday 2 September.

Yr 10-13 Enrolments for 2023 close on Friday 11 November. 

To see our enrolment dates for 2023, please click here.

No non-essential visitors are allowed on-site at the COVID-19 Red setting.  Applications can be emailed to: enrolments@hbhs.school.nz.

Please note, a face mask is mandatory for all visitors to the school. It is also mandatory that all visitors sign in through the Covid tracer app. QR code posters are located at the front reception and Student Services Centre.

Please ensure you include all supporting documents such as a copy of the birth certificate, mid-year school report, profile photo, immunisation records and proof of in zone documents, if applicable.

For all enrolment enquires, please email: enrolments@hbhs.school.nz

Home Zone

To see our zone map and a list of streets that are in the zone, please click here.  

Student Prospectus

Year 9 2023 Argyle enrolments are now closed.

Year 10-13 2023 Argyle enrolments are open and close on 19 September 2022.

Any enrolment enquiries for Argyle House for 2023 can be directed to Mrs Katrina McLaughlin by email: kmclaughlin@hbhs.school.nz.

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.

Argyle House Application Forms

For the Argyle House Enrolment Form, please click here
For the Argyle House Medical and Permission Form, please click here.
For the HBHS confidential health form, please click here. 
If applicable, Year 9 applications may wish to include the Elite Sports form. 


Argyle House offers:

  • Modern comfortable accommodation for 170 Year 9 to Year 13 boys.

  • Seven Masters (ALL teaching at HBHS), four Assistant Masters. One week day Matron residing on-site; one weekend Matron residing off-site.

  • Three Masters each evening to supervise Prep.

  • Year 12 and some Year 13 boys are accommodated in motel-unit-type accommodation with their own ensuite and attached Prep. facilities.  Single room self-contained accommodation at the Grove adjacent to the school for 27 Year 13 students.

  • Years 11, 10 and 9 boys are accommodated in the Dorm Block with each dormitory divided into cubicles.

  • Head Chef and catering assistants to provide nutritious and varied meals.

  • WiFi access to internet under BYOD policy. Desktop computer facilities available in the junior prep room linked through school network. Chrome Books provided for senior prep in the Dining Room.

  • Tutoring assistance.

  • Large Common rooms with excellent recreational facilities

  • 20 hectares of school grounds for additional recreational games and activities.


Enquiries to Mr Murray McKenzie (Head of Boarding) argyle@hbhs.school.nz

Home Zone

Students who live within the zone described below shall be entitled to enrol at Hamilton Boys' High School. See below for out of zone enrolments.

The geographical outer boundaries of the Hamilton Boys' High School in-zone area:

Boundary Road, Fifth Avenue to the intersection of Fifth Avenue and Tramway Road, a line from the Tramway Road to Bisley Road and the the Knighton Road, Ruakura Road intersection, then down Knighton Road and Clyde Street to Grey Street, along Grey street to Cobham Drive, along Cobham Drive to the Waikato River, along the Waikato River to Selwyn Street, along Selwyn Street and Lake Crescent, through Innes Common to Killarney Road as far as Queen's Avenue, along Queen's Avenue and Lake Road to the Commerce Street Corner, then Mill Street to Boundary Road.

Note: Both sides of all streets and roads included in the above description are included unless otherwise stated.

Click here to view or print the school zone and to view the list of streets click here within the school zone.

To see an interactive map of the school zone click here and type 'Hamilton Boys' High School' in the Facility Name textbox and click 'Show/Hide Enrolment Zone'.

Proof of residence within the home zone will be required. This evidence should take the form of a rental or sale and purchase agreement plus two utility bills (i.e power, telecom, gas).

Out of Zone

Out of zone applications for enrolment will be prioritised in the following order:

In Zone: Living within the Home Zone.
Priority 2: Brother of current student.
Priority 3: Brother of previous student.
Priority 4: Son of previous student.
Priority 5: Son of an employee or board member.
Priority 6: Living outside the Home Zone.


If there are more applicants in the second, third, fourth or fifth priority groups than there are places available, selection within the priority group will be by ballot conducted in accordance with the instructions issued by the Secretary under Section 11G(1) of the Education Act 1989.