General Information

Frequently asked questions

Absentee line:
(07) 853 0440, press 1, press 1.

Absentee Email:
[email protected]

HBHS app:
Please go to the apps store and download SchoolAppsNZ and then search for Hamilton Boys’ High School. You will need your son’s student ID.

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday
8:45am – 9am Registration
9am – 10am Period 1
10am – 11am Period 2
11am – 11:30am INTERVAL
11:30am – 12:30pm Period 3
12:30pm – 1:15pm LUNCH
1:15pm – 2:15pm Period 4
2:15pm – 3:15pm Period 5
No registration on Thursdays
9am – 9:50am Period 1
9:50am – 10:40am Period 2
10:40am – 11am INTERVAL
11am – 11:50am Period 3
11:50am – 12:40pm Period 4
12:40pm – 1:20pm LUNCH
1:20pm – 2:10pm Period 5

Opening Hours

Term 1 2024

19, 22, 23, 24 January 7.30am – 3.00pm
25 January 7.30am – 6.00pm
26 January 7.30am – 3.00pm
30 January – 2 February 7.30am – 3.00pm

Before School 8.00 – 9.00am
Interval  (Mon, Tues , Wed, Fri ) 11.00 – 11.30am   (Thursday) 10.40 – 11.00am
Lunch 12.30 – 1.15pm

Welcome to The Shop – HBHS’s one-stop store for all your uniform and stationery requirements. We also provide an excellent student services desk with an EFTPOS terminal, so if you need to pay your fees or top up that photocopy card – please pop in and see us.

  • A full range of student stationery is available for purchase from the School Shop for all levels.
  • Stationery lists will be available at school on the first day of Term One. 
  • There is a Yr 9 Basic stationery pack, which contains all necessary requirements.
  • School Diary. Parents are encouraged to purchase a copy of the school diary as it contains information regarding school routines.

More Information

Available at School Shop. For the price list, click here.

The following is the uniform of HBHS.
Uniform as listed below must be worn.


Shorts – grey (regulation)
Shirt – short sleeved Oxford grey (monogrammed)
T-shirt – House colour
Jersey – maroon (monogrammed)
Socks – black with maroon and grey tops (regulation)
Jacket – school and sports (to wear to school, and to sport)
Shoes – black leather formal and lace-up; ankle, bootstyle / buckles / street shoes are not acceptable (not available at school shop) Sandals Roman (with backstrap): black no decoration

* We strongly urge students to wear the official crested school black cap or crested black bucket hat when outside

Years 11, 12 and 13

As above or
Trousers – Long grey (regulation) with plain black belt and to be worn with grey or black socks.
Where long trousers are unsatisfactory in style or wear, senior students will be required to wear shorts.

Year 13

Shirt – black (monogrammed)
Jersey – black (monogrammed)

Representative, Prefects, Hostel, Travelling Uniform

For teams and students whilst representing the school 

Shirt – white business, long sleeved
Trousers – black pleated (Style Brooke) (worn with black socks)
Tie – school
Blazer – school
Shoes, as above

Physical Education

Shorts – Regulation
Shirts – Regulation

Sports Uniforms

Shirt used for Cricket and Waterpolo
Jersey – Rugby
Shirts – Football/Hockey
Socks – Sports
Singlets – Athletics, Basketball
Shorts – Rugby
Track suit (sport or cultural and many other codes) 

Optional items

Hats- Crested school black cap or crested black bucket hat
Scarf – school

Second Hand Uniforms 

There are limited supplies of second hand school uniforms. Prices available upon request – phone school shop (07) 853 0421.

Uniform must be clean, pressed, with no holes, and shoes must be nuggetted and polished. A plain black cap or school cap may be worn in Terms 1 and 4. Beanies are not permitted. Jewellery of any kind is not permitted.

Hair is to be short back and sides, cut at or above the hairline and off the ears, collar and face, neat, tidy, combed, and of even length; it must not be braided, dyed, waxed, straightened, nor be tied, spiked, or cut with ridges. All students are to be clean-shaven.

Shirts must be tucked in at all times. A black belt must be worn with long trousers. Socks with shorts must be worn to the knees so garters are required. Socks worn with long trousers must be black or grey. No graffiti is allowed on any bags, pencil cases, books or clothing.

School Fees

Workbook Price List

School Donations and course fees will be invoiced to parents and do not need to be paid until accounts are sent home. Prompt payment by the end of March would be appreciated.


School Donation – advised annually
Duplicating Fee – advised annually
Parents’ Assoc Donation – advised annually

This Parent Handbook provides some of the information we think parents may like to know about Hamilton Boys’ High School. Much of the information is taken from the School Planner and Diary, which we encourage you to read and suggest that your son(s), and you, keep referring to throughout the school year. Please check the school website regularly, as new events may be added or published dates and activities may be amended.

Click here to view

The Hamilton Boys’ High School Canteen is open for business before school, during morning interval and throughout lunchtime. The hard-working team cater for all your nutritional needs, so please drop in and support your local school food and drink outlet.

Students can also order from Deejay’s delicious menu through ‘ezlunch’ by simply visiting

Available everyday with no queues and no delay.

Order (or cancel) any time before 9am on the day or schedule in advance. You can create one account for you or for the whole family. Lunch can be collected at the school Canteen side window each day to avoid the queue. Please note Sushi orders close 9am 2-days prior!

For our menu, click here.

Wet Lunch is usually indicated by 2 short bells and students may go to designated rooms

A3, B1, B5, B6, C4, D1, D2, E1, E2, G2, G9, G10, G15, G17, H1, H2, Hall, S1, S4, S5, T2, T8, Study Centre

The Health Centre at HBHS is an amazing purpose-built facility that is staffed by experienced and qualified health professionals. As well as a large three bay bed area, the Health centre also has three consulting rooms that are utilised by the Registered Nurses and the onsite Physiotherapist.

Foundation Sports & Rehabilitation Clinic will be located in the HBHS Health Centre, Monday to Friday 8:30am-3:00pm.  There is no co-pay for students to receive ACC treatment.

Foundation have created a booking system unique to HBHS.  To book, visit:
Any questions, please call Foundation Clinic at 07 834 0042.
Check out the library’s website

Hours: 8.00am-4.00pm

The library is open before school, interval, lunchtime and after school for study and recreational reading.


Books/Magazines/DVD’s: Students issue items using their student ID cards. There is a limit of six items. Books are issued for four weeks. Magazines and DVD’s are issued for one week.
Computers: 32 Chromebooks are available for class use.
OPAC: There are two computers which access the library catalogue and other online resources for research.
Photocopying: Students use their email address to use the photocopier.
Reference: The reference collection contains encyclopedias, dictionaries, and atlases.
Textbooks: The library manages the maintenance, issuing and returning of textbooks.


Library Manager: Mr. Nick Vincent
Library Assistant: Mrs. Jill Skerman
Textbook Library Assistant: Mr. Francis Hassall
Teacher with Library Responsibility: Ms Michelle Coursey

Te Whānau Tautoko o te Kura Ngā Tai Tama o Kirikiriroa

The whānau group was formed in 2000, by parents of Māori students who were interested in supporting their sons’ education while at Hamilton Boys’ High School.

In November 2000 the whānau became a legal entity as a Charitable Trust, so that the whānau could apply to funding organisations to help support the boys. In 2011, after 5 years of inactivity, the group was reactivated.

The whānau group meets monthly to:

  1. Discuss the programmes and how the school is delivering education to our boys.
  2. Discuss how we can work alongside the school’s board, management and staff to achieve positive educational outcomes for our boys.
  3. Plan future developments and discuss any issues that parents may have.
The current aims of the whānau group:

To provide a forum of support for whānau of HBHS.

To work alongside HBHS to provide advice and support for:

1. The promotion and encouragement of excellence, leadership and achievement for Māori boys enrolled at HBHS.

2. The promotion of te reo Māori, tikanga Māori and the Treaty of Waitangi in the activities, processes and policies of HBHS.

Support Nga Mangai Tama Toa leadership student group.

This group was formed in 2011, Māori students are selected from Year 10 – 13 and they provide:

  •   Mentorship to other students.
  •   Provide lunch time homework sessions.
  •   Attend leadership programmes.
  •   Organize events and activities at school. 
  •   Senior students attend monthly whanau hui.
Meeting Dates and Times

Meetings are usually held from 6.00pm – 7.30pm on the second Tuesday of every month, prior to the school board’s monthly meeting in the Sport’s Pavilion. A reminder is sent out to parents prior to the meeting and if you would like to be included on the mail out list, please contact Mr T West at the school.

For enquiries about the whanau group contact Matua Mita Graham

Promoting the involvement of parents in the school

  • Hamilton Boys’ High School’s Parents’ Association (PA) gets parents and caregivers involved in school events and promotes pastoral care for our school whānau in need. We are primarily not a fundraising body, more a group interested in being of service to the school. Our activities are mainly funded by a small donation charged to each family’s school account in Term One, and families can support us via the purchase of the Entertainment App (see QR code below).
  • The PA welcomes new parents to the school at the beginning of each year with an informal get together where they can meet other new parents, and see how they can assist the school, with food and drinks supplied.

Other school community events we are involved with include:

  • Term 1 – Support of the Father/Son breakfast
  • Term 2 – Provision of refreshments at the School Open Day in Term 2, and organisation of a morning tea for staff
  • Term 4 – Provision of refreshments for Grandparents Day

Something new introduced in 2023 has been a more structured process for the distribution of accumulated Parents’ Association funds. This process is designed to support requests from HBHS faculty, and student teams/groups. We have successfully completed two funding rounds so far in 2023, with 4 applications approved to support:

  • Materials for construction of simple hovercraft (to support junior Science classes)
  • The purchase of regulation footwear for students in need
  • Materials for the development of a memorial mural at Argyle House
  • Partial funding for licences for the Banqer package for 2024 Year 10 Commerce students

We plan to continue with this funding process in future years and look forward to updating the school community with photos as funds are deployed. Additional funding is allocated annually by the Parents’ Association to support the efforts of our Gully Restoration team, including pest traps, tools and equipment and other consumables, as well as a kick-start for proposed capital works.

  • Organisation of second-hand uniform drives in Terms 1 and 4, to support our school counsellors to discreetly provide second hand uniforms to school families in need.
  • Organising meal rosters for school families in crisis after facing bereavement, serious illness or other tragedy – you can sign up to be on hand if needed via the Meal Train QR code below.
  • Hosting guest speakers on topics relating to the health and wellbeing of our sons.

We meet as a group once or twice a term, with meeting dates advised via the school calendar and app – all whānau are welcome to come along, learn more or get involved.

Alice Baucke

HBHS Parents’ Association Chairperson

Enquiries: [email protected]


Sign Up to be part of our Meal Train Group

To purchase an Entertainment App to support HBHS Parents’ Association

Sign Up to be a part of our Meal Train Group

The school hires out its facilities after school, on weekends and during the holidays when available.

For enquiries about hiring the school facilities please contact
Sean McCarthy
Facilities Booking Officer
Tel: (07) 853 0440 ext 2001
Email: [email protected]

For enquiries about hiring the school hostel, Argyle House, contact
Argyle House
34 Argyle Street, Hamilton East
(07) 853 0426
Tel: (07) 853 0437
Email: [email protected]


Open for public swimming 2024

Adult – 16 & over – $5
Children 5 and older and seniors – $3
Children under 5 – free
Spectators – $1

Opening hours
Weekdays 12pm – 4pm
Weekends 12pm – 6pm

Pool open from 
January 03, 2024 to March 03, 2024

Weekends only
03 February 20234 to 03 March 2024

*Entrance via Argyle Street Gate