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SCHOLARSHIP
Scholarship Success in 2012
Last year’s total of 53 Scholarships was the best performance to date by HBHS students in these examinations, which are
intended to reward the most able students before they embark on tertiary study. These results reflect hours and hours of work
by students and staff throughout the year, and a campaign that has been run by the Academic Committee over the past two
years to raise student achievement in these examinations.
The Academic Committee is a group of prefects, led by the Deputy Head Prefect (in 2011, Thomas Campbell and 2012, Thomas
Simpson), and mentored by the Assistant Dean of Advanced Learning Programmes Ms Wendy Moffitt and Deputy Headmaster
Mr Stuart Hakeney. This group works to actively encourage students to get involved, and this means more than just signing
up and turning up to class. It is vital that students engage with their subjects – do the extra reading and research and attend
and get involved in the various tutorials and study groups that staff set up during the year. Last year’s Academic Committee
had a detailed plan that broke down, hour by hour, the amount of work that prospective candidates needed to do in order to
be successful. They helped students to see that yes, it was hours, but these hours used wisely in the short term, could yield
real and considerable benefits, financial and otherwise, in the long term. Scholarship examinations are challenging, and they
expect a higher and broader level of knowledge and critical thinking, but if students are prepared to put in time and effort, they
are achievable, as 32 very happy senior students discovered in 2011.
The 2012 Academic Committee are about to kick off their campaign to get students involved this year, and are aiming to break
the 60 barrier. Success breeds success, and seeing as how two members of this Committee have already gained Outstanding
passes as Year 12 students, prospects are already looking good! Any student interested in Scholarship examinations is welcome
to come and discuss their 2012 Scholarship plans with a member of the Academic Committee, see Ms Moffitt in the S9 English
office, ask their subject teachers or check out the NZQA website and look up Scholarships under Awards. The website is a very
useful starting point, with previous papers and resources available. Look out for presentations in Assembly very soon and get
enrolled, get involved and get the rewards!
The Achiever is now available for viewing on our website www.hbhs.school.nz
CAMP/SWIMMING SPORTS
HAMILTON BOYS’ HIGH SCHOOL
Issue 1, March 2012
HIGH ACHIEVER
Message from the Headmaster
Dear Parents,
We move towards the end of a wonderful first Term,
a Term in which we have enjoyed welcoming a very
special group of new students and new staff to our
world, and a Term in which we have celebrated both the
success of our scholars in 2011, and the achievements
of many of our 2012 community.
It has been an exceptional start to the year and I extend my thanks to you for
your very real contribution. Our examination results were a testament to a
great deal of effort and commitment by our 2011 senior students and the staff
who worked so hard for them. The Academic Committee, a student group
led by one of the Deputy Head Prefects, set a goal of achieving more than
50 Scholarships. The Committee developed a strategic plan; they worked
with staff and with the Year 13 group to increase numbers entering these elite
examinations, and they encouraged students to maintain momentum and
enthusiasm until the end of the year. And I am proud to congratulate all of our
Scholarship winners, who are listed in this newsletter, with the 53 Scholarships
which they achieved.
The lesson which we can, and must, take from the example of our Academic
Committee is clear. To estalish a firm, well-articulated goal, to develop a plan
to achieve the goal, and to be prepared to work tirelessly, together as a team,
to realise that goal - these are the essential aspects of success.
In all aspects of life as a secondary school student, having a goal is the key.
We have so many instances of achievement to celebrate this Term. The year
started smoothly; students returned to school ready to work, and our new Year
9 group deserve congratulations for their positive and enthusiastic approach
to secondary school. Although our traditional swimming sports were “rained
upon”, the Haka competition was wonderful, and the Athletics Day provided the
perfect summer’s day we hoped for. The talent of our athletes is prodigious,
and the school is proud of their success at both the Zones and the Waikato/Bay
of Plenty meets. This Term has also seen us retain the NZSES Tennis trophy
for the third year and the acquisition of the NZSES Golf Trophy. Our success
in so many sports is a reflection of just how well our sportsmen understand
the lesson shown by our Academic Committee - that to have a goal and
determination is the key.
And that is equally true for us as a whole school community. It is our goal to
provide the very best world possible for each and every student who shares his
life with us for five years. We are clear in our dedication to this purpose, and we
are prepared to work hard to realise our dream. I am pleased that the MOE has
recently approved the development of a new Technology Wood classroom, and
the building of six new classrooms. A clear sign of their confidence in Hamilton
Boys’ as a successful, foward looking school with a future.
Upcoming Events
(in Term 2)
Anzac Day
Wednesday 25 April
Cross Country
Tuesday 1 May
Mufti Day
Thursday 10 May
Heart Foundation
Super 8 Cultural Festival
11 & 12 May
Senior Assessment Week
14 - 18 May
Yr 9 & 10 Exams
24 - 29 May
Auckland Grammar Exchange
Wednesday 30 May
Mufti Day
Thursday 31 May
Kidney Kids
Queens Birthday
Monday 4 June
NPBHS Exchange
Thursday 7 June
Field Days
Friday 15 June
House Soccer Final
Friday 22 June
School Ball
Saturday 16 June (new date)
Hall of Fame
Wednesday 27 June
End of Term
Friday 29 June
It has been a busy but very happy Term; thank you all for your support, in so
many special ways. You make a significant difference to our ability to achieve
that very important “school goal”. Have a relaxing and blessed break through
Easter and the holidays. I look forward to sharing Term Two with you all.
Susan Hassall
HEADMASTER
Peachgrove Road, Private Bag 3201, Hamilton, 3240 Telephone (07) 853 0440, Fax (07) 853 0443
Curriculum
Cambridge International Examinations
Results - 2011
IGCSE (Year 11)
Accounting
Economics
Geography
History
Information Tech
Literature (English)
Mathematics
Physical Education
Science
#Entries
28
42
14
14
26
56
89
25
65
% Pass
82%
98%
100%
100%
100%
100%
99%
100%
100%
% A/A* Pass
39%
64%
50%
64%
31%
66%
66%
0%
83%
Mean
75.0%
81.0%
82.4%
81.0%
75.2%
83.8%
82.8%
67.1%
86.8%
Top 12 IGCSE Scholars (Average English, Mathematics, and Science 2011):
96.33
94.33
93.33
93.00
92.00
91.67
YOUSSUF BAHR
CALEB SAMPSON
SAM FRANICEVIC
BENJAMIN WALLACE
GEOFF WILKIN
NATHAN WILLCOCK
CHRISTOPHER MO
JAMES PEACOCK
DANIEL KIBBLE
JOSHUA MARSTON
DONGHYUN KIM
LIAM BULLEN
91.00
91.00
90.67
90.67
90.33
90.00
AS Level (Year 12-13)
Accounting
Biology
Chemistry
English
Economics
Geography
Mathematics
Physics
#Entries
15
21
35
37
20
11
56
56
2011 Top Five Yr 12 AS Level Scholars % Pass
80%
86%
71%
86%
95%
91%
88%
66%
% A Pass
47%
24%
23%
22%
55%
36%
27%
20%
Mean
74.6%
68.4%
67.4%
66.0%
80.0%
76.3%
70.63%
65.3%
2010-11 Top Five Yr 13 AS Level Scholars (Average in best TWO subjects for 2011):
(Average in best THREE subjects for 2010-11):
THOMAS SIMPSON
ADAM FLEMING
DAVID ROBINSON
SEGAR MANOHARAN
ALISTAIR LOCKLEY
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92.00
90.50
89.50
88.00
87.50
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CAMERON WELLS
ALEXANDRO SIKIOTIS
DO YEON (HARRY) YOON
MATTHEW SKIFFINGTON
JASON REN-BIN WU
99.33
98.33
98.00
97.00
96.67
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Curriculum
HBHS Scholars Top NZ Cambridge Results
Youssuf Bahr (2011, Yr 13) gained ‘Top in New Zealand’
in
the
recent
IGCSE
examinations
for
Co-ordinated Sciences. He is joined by Robert West (2011,
Yr 13), who achieved the top New Zealand result in AS Geography, and Thomas Simpson (Year 13) who was joint
third for ‘Best Across 4 x AS levels.
These boys, their
families and teachers were invited to celebrate their success in a formal event staged in Auckland on 16 February.
What are the Cambridge examinations?
Cambridge International Examination (CIE) provides three general
secondary qualifications: the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) at Form 5/Year 11; International Advanced
Subsidiary (AS) at Form 6/Year 12; and International Advanced Level
(A Level) at Form 7/Year 13. Together they constitute a fully integrated
set of secondary qualifications.
2011 HBHS Scholarship Results
Last Name
First Name
Year Level
Five Scholarships with One Outstanding
XU
Bill
13
XU
Bill
13
XU
Bill
13
XU
Bill
13
XU
Bill
13
Four Scholarships with Three Outstanding
SIKIOTIS
Alexandro
13
SIKIOTIS
Alexandro
13
SIKIOTIS
Alexandro
13
SIKIOTIS
Alexandro
13
Four Scholarships with One Outstanding
WELLS
Cameron
13
WELLS
Cameron
13
WELLS
Cameron
13
WELLS
Cameron
13
Three Scholarship with One Outstanding
YOON
Harry
13
YOON
Harry
13
YOON
Harry
13
Three Scholarships
CVITANICH
Daniel CVITANICH
Daniel
CVITANICH
Daniel REDWOOD
Jordan
REDWOOD
Jordan
REDWOOD
Jordan
13
13
13
13
13
13
Subject
Scholarship Outcome
SCHL - Physics
SCHL - Biology
SCHL - Chemistry
SCHL - Statistics and Modelling
SCHL - Mathematics with Calculus
O
S
S
S
S
SCHL - English
SCHL - Economics
SCHL - Classical Studies
SCHL - Chemistry
O
O
O
S
SCHL - Biology
SCHL - English
SCHL - Chemistry
SCHL - Statistics and Modelling
O
S
S
S
SCHL - Statistics and Modelling
SCHL - Physics
SCHL - Economics
O
S
S
SCHL - Chemistry
SCHL - Physics
SCHL - Classical Studies
SCHL - English
SCHL - Media Studies
SCHL - Classical Studies
S
S
S
S
S
S
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Curriculum
2011 HBHS Scholarship Results continued...
Last Name First Name
Two Scholarships
ARCUS
David ARCUS
David BUCKLEY
Nathaniel
BUCKLEY
Nathaniel
FREEMAN
Jonathan
FREEMAN
Jonathan
NYE WOOD
Russell
NYE WOOD
Russell
WEST
Robert
WEST
Robert
One Outstanding Scholarship JURY
Christopher
ROBINSON
David
SIMPSON
Thomas
One Scholarship
ANDREWS
John
ANNAN
Hamish
BARNARD
Duncan
BENNETT
Peter
GASTON
Matthew
HAISLEY
Connor
HALL
Gage
KRIPPNER
Daniel
KUMAR
Puneet
LAMONT
Ryan
LAW
Matthew
MEEKINGS
Scott
PITT
Axton
RASMUSSEN
Michael
SIMMONS
Adam
SKIFFINGTON
Matthew
TRELOAR
Thomas
WU
Jason
Year Level Subject/Scholarship
13
13
13
13
13
13
13
13
13
13
SCHL - English
SCHL - Media Studies
SCHL - Biology
SCHL - Physics
SCHL - English
SCHL - Art Design
SCHL - Statistics and Modelling SCHL - History
SCHL - English
SCHL - Geography
11
12
12
SCHL - English
SCHL - Statistics and Modelling SCHL - Economics
O
O
O
13
12
13
13
13
13
13
13
13
13
13
13
13
13
13
13
13
13
SCHL - Physics
SCHL - Drama
SCHL - Statistics and Modelling SCHL - Statistics and Modelling SCHL - Biology
SCHL - Chemistry
SCHL - Painting
SCHL - Statistics and Modelling SCHL - Statistics and Modelling SCHL - Media Studies
SCHL - Statistics and Modelling SCHL - English
SCHL - Economics
SCHL - Statistics and Modelling SCHL - Accounting
SCHL - Economics
SCHL - Classical Studies
SCHL - Statistics and Modelling S
S
S
S
S
S
S
S
S
S
S
S
S
S
S
S
S
S
Outcome
S
S
S
S
S
S
S
S
S
S
Geographers selected for Olympiad
HBHS Year 13 students Brent Coleman and Scott Cameron have been selected into
the New Zealand Geography Olympiad team to compete in Cologne, Germany in August 2012. As winners of the 2010 Maatangi Whenua National Geography Competition,
they were invited down to Wellington in December for a selection camp of the best geography students in the country to select a team of four. The selection camp simulated
the Olympiad competition, including mapwork, essay writing, short answer questions,
and multimedia test and field work. Brent and Scott are looking forward to representing New Zealand, meeting like-minded people and broadening their geographic skills.
The boys are now seeking sponsorship for the $4,500 cost per person to attend
the event. For further enquiries, please contact Sue Shephard ([email protected]
school.nz).
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Sport
Golf Championship Results
Twenty Hamilton Boys’ High School students were involved in the Golf championships held at the start of the season to pick the 2012 Elite Golf Team. The weather was fantastic for 16 holes, but then thunder and lightning came,
catching the last three groups. No one was electrocuted, but Matthew Adams was definitely on fire on the back
9, coming from behind to win the competition. Matthew shot a one-over score of 73, to take the championship.
Senior Champion: 1st Matthew Adams, 2nd Jordan Holmes, 3rd Denzel Ieremia
Junior Champion: 1st Max Gabolinscy, 2nd Equal David Anderson and Matthew Graham
HBHS Super 8 Golf
HBHS Golf Team 1 won the Super 8 Championships by 17 shots this week. The results and highlights are as
follows:
Team 1
•
Denzel Ieremia
73, 73, 77 = 223 +4
•
Steven Kuggeleijn 77, 76, 79 = 232 +13
•
Matthew Adams 80, 77, 78 = 235 +16
•
Shaun Steiner
76, 80, 79 = 235 +16
Team 2
•
Regan Kidd
75, 79, 76 = 231 +12
•
Hamish Kerr
75, 77, 78 = 230 +11
•
Callum Scott
80, 93, 82 = 255 +36
•
Jordan Holmes
74, 77, 81 = 232 +13
Highlights:
•
Denzel Ieremia had the overall lowest score of the tournament.
•
Team 2 was in B Division but were the closest team to Team 1, only 3 shots behind.
•
Great scoring in terrible golfing weather.
•
Mr Cooley’s Cooking & Singing in the car. Regan Kidd and Hamish
Kerr being promoted to Team 1 for Westlake Exchange.
HBHS Students Become National Baseball
Champions
The Waikato under 17 boys' softball team, comprised
of a number of HBHS players, has won the top prize
at the National competition in Paraparaumu. Top players Vinny Harris (Yr 12) and Khalid Gilbert (Yr 12) left
before the final to fly to Guam with New Zealand's under-19s baseball team.
The boys faced Hawke's Bay
in the final, a team they played and lost to twice during the week.
The game was tied up 2-2 at the
bottom of the seventh inning until Waikato got their first
batter on base.
Third batter up, Jackson Baird-Gillet
(Yr 13), secured the win when he hit the walk off home
run and the final score tipped 4-2 to the Waikato team.
The top batter of the competition was Jackson Baird-Gillet.
Team-mate Toa Tauranga (Yr 12) was the most valuable player,
with team coach Vinny Harris named coach of the tournament.
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Sport
Matiu Pouri-Lane, Wrestling Champion
In mid-2011, we had a number of boys who medalled at the NZSS Championships, with Matiu Pouri-Lane (Year 11) our sole National champion last
year, and a member of the NZSS team that toured Australia in September.
Matiu was selected into the NZ Mens Wrestling team to compete
in the 2012 Oceania Championships in Sydney a fortnight ago.
There were wrestlers from throughout New Zealand, Australia and
the Pacific Islands competing, and Matiu defeated a top Australian wrestler to win a gold medal in the 58kg Male Cadet Freestyle category. At the conclusion of the week-long competition,
Matiu was also awarded the Top Male Cadet for the tournament,
ahead of all 14-17 year old males competing from around Oceania.
We thank Matiu’s parents, Pete and Marlene Pouri-Lane, for their unstinting support of wrestling as an emerging code at HBHS, and for their
efforts in coaching and managing our boys in both Local and National
competitions.
Super 8 Tennis Success
Hamilton Boys’ Super 8 Team have won the Super 8 Tennis Shield for
a third consecutive year beating Tauranga Boys’ College by a set in the
final. Luke Hamilton and Matthew Sheedy won their singles matches
resulting in the tie being evenly balanced 2-2 on matches going into the
doubles. Matthew Sheedy and Scott Johnson then won their doubles
match in 3 sets 6/2 2/6 7/6. This meant Luke Hamilton and Jake
McCartney only needed to win one set in their doubles match to clinch
victory. They did this with a 6/2 first set win guaranteeing the victory for
the team.
The team now travel to Albany next Monday to play in the Secondary
School Nationals tournament. Hamilton Boys’ High will be one of the 8
schools from around New Zealand that have qualified for this event.
Hamilton Boys’ High also had a second team in the competition and
finished a very creditable 6th place only 1 point behind Napier Boys’ High
School. The team consisted of Dion Spice, Sterling Morgan, Daniel
Rogers and David Ju.
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S.Johnson
Left-Mr.Erceg(Manager)
Front-L.Whittaker, L.Hamilton
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J.McCartney,
M.Sheedy,
Hamilton Squash & Tennis Club
We have recently started up a Junior
Tennis Committee at the Hamilton Squash
& Tennis Club in Tristram Street. We
are keen to attract new juniors to our
club nights which are run in a fun family
environment. We would greatly appreciate
it if you would put the following information
into your first school newsletter to families.
Thank you
Mareese Sheriff
Junior Tennis Committee
JUNIOR CLUB NIGHTS
Club Night - Friday
Structured coaching/games
5-8 yrs 3.45 - 4.45pm
9-12 yrs 4.45 - 5.45pm
13+ 5.45 - 6.45pm
Sausage Sizzle every Friday
Come along & have some fun.
Enquiries: Tel: 839 4933 10am -7pm
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Sport
NZSS Athletics Results
The New Zealand Secondary Schools Athletics Meet was held on 11 December. HBHS fielded a particularly
strong team this year, including returning National representatives Phil Simms and Matthew Holcroft. The
results are as follows:
Event
100m Prelim, Junior Boys, Heats
100m Prelim, Senior Boys, Heats
100m Quarter Final, Senior Boys
100m Final, AWD CP Boys
200m Final, AWD CP Boys
400m Quarter Final, Junior Boys
400m Quarter Final, Senior Boys
400m Semi Final, Junior Boys
400m Semi Final, Senior Boys
400m Final, AWD CP Boys
800m Quarter Final, Junior Boys
800m Quarter Final, Senior Boys
800m Semi Final, Junior Boys
800m Semi Final, Senior Boys
800m Final, Senior Boys
1500m Semi Final, Junior Boys
1500m Final, Junior Boys
3000m Final, Junior Boys
3000m Walk Final, Open Boys
4X100m Relay Final
4x400m Relay Final
110m Hurdles Final, Senior 300m Hurdles Final, Senior
Name
Taylor Wynn
Danyon Cuneen
Danyon Cuneen
Jacob Phillips
Jacob Phillips
Alex Wood
Taylor Wynn
Jarrod Jennings
Alex Wood
Taylor Wynn
Jarrod Jennings
Jacob Phillips
Blair Pennell
Drikus Conradie
Theunis Pieters
Drikus Conradie
Blair Pennell
Theunis Pieters
Theunis Pieters
Jacob Priddey
Finn Maunsell
Jacob Priddey
Finn Maunsell
Jacob Priddey
Matthew Holcroft
HBHS Seniors
HBHS Seniors
Phil Simms
Phil Simms
Wind
0.0
-1.3
-0.1
-0.2
1.2
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
0.5
N/A
Time
12.66
11.79
11.90
15.75
33.35
55.01
54.81
52.47
54.08
59.20
52.53
1:16.62
2:09.73
2:04.24
2:00.36
2:02.14
2:11.84
1:59.16
1:58.90
4:17.41
4:17.81
4:07.71
4.17:48
9:18.39
13:13.16
44.64
3:35.04
14.7
38.55
Placed
Q
3rd
2nd
Q
Q
Q
5th
1st
Q
Q
Q
Q
Q
8th
Q
Q
3rd
9th
1st
1st
5th
9th
1st
1st
We congratulate all of the athletes who participated in this competition. Any student of HBHS interested
in training for either track or field events should contact Mr De Klerk or Mr McKenzie in the first instance.
2012 HBHS Athletics Day
Senior Championship
1st equal
Gavin Gilbert
1st equal
Theunis Pieters
3rd
Regan Ware
Intermediate Championship
1st
Alex Wood
2nd
Legin Hotham
3rd
Jacob Priddey
Junior Championship
1st
Christopher Goodwin
2nd
Blair Pennell
3rd
Jahren Tauroa
Argyle
Tait
Steel
74 points
74
72
Taylor
Baigent
Taylor
96 points
68
64
Baigent
Taylor
Tait
78 points
64
60
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Sports
2012 Swimming Sports Results
HBHS Swimming Sports were held on Wednesday. It is to Mr Coates’, Mr Miller’s and the PE Department’s credit
that the competition was finished with a minimum of fuss, even though the weather became very inclement. The
House points are as follows:
House
Wilson
Taylor
Argyle
Steel
Tait
Baigent
Total
228
216
180
156
100
88
Placing
1st
2nd
3rd
4th
5th
6th
Individual swimming Champions (students who gained the most points for their House by competing successfully
in Championship races) include:
Junior (13 and Under)
Name
House
Points Total
Place
Nathan Edwards
Taylor
74
1st
Michael Woods
Taylor
64
2nd
Kobi Abrahamson
Argyle
34
3rd
Intermediate (15 and Under)
Name
House
Points Total
Place
Carter Edgecombe
Mitchell Scales
Sean Haisley
Wilson
Steel
Baigent
90
76
66
1st
2nd
3rd
Points Total
72
56
48
Place
1st
2nd
3rd
Senior (16 and Over)
Name
Mitchell East
Thomas McLaughlin
Matthew Attwood
House
Tait
Argyle
Wilson
Multiple Medals in National Swimming Competition
Swimming in the Waikato is rapidly gaining strength with an increasing number of top NZ Age Group swimmers
competing and succeeding at National events.
Hamilton Boys’ High School currently has a stable of these top regional swimmers. Last week nine boys swam at
the New Zealand National Age Group Swimming Championships in Wellington, where they competed against the
country’s best for National titles and medals.
The HBHS boys competing were Carter Edgecombe, Joshua Ion, Nathan Edwards, Mitchell Scales, Sean
Haisley, Angus Campbell, Tyler Ellis, Leon Arcus and Michael Woods.
Medal winners and National champions were 15 year old Carter Edgecombe with 3 gold medals in 200m, 400m
and 1500m freestyle and silver 400IM, 14 year old Tyler Ellis won 2 silver medals in the 200m butterfly and 1500m
freestyle and 13 year old Nathan Edwards won a total of seven medals including a gold in 100m freestyle, 2 silvers
in 100 and 200 backstroke and 3 bronzes in 200 IM, 50 backstroke and 50 freestyle. The other swimmers were
successful in gaining numerous top ten National places and personal best times.
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Arts & Culture
Band Camp
On the weekend of the 24 - 26th February,
30 boys in the HBHS Jazz Band and Gypsy
Pickers ventured to Raglan for the annual
Boys’ High Band Camp. Staying at a new
venue, the boys worked hard practicing for
our upcoming Rarotonga Tour, which will
take place in early July. By the end of the
weekend, with over 15 hours of music practice under our belts, the two music groups
were starting to sound like proper ensembles. The weekend was great fun - everyone enjoyed themselves and learnt heaps.
Special thanks to Mr Botting, Mr Rickard,
Mr Skandera, Mr West and Mr Booth
for organising and running the camp.
Oliver Wilding (Year 12)
Drama Field Trip
Each year Colin Leach, the head of the Drama department at Hamilton Boys’ High organizes a trip to see an
outstanding play held at The Auckland University Theatre. And with each year the productions have only gotten
better. On the 1st March Mr. Leach and 50 Boys’ High students from the year groups 11,12 and 13 took a bus to
Auckland to go and see The Motor Camp, a production written by David Armstrong. The students joined groups
from other schools as well, and it is fair to say The Motor Camp was a hit. Throughout the whole performance the
audience was in stitches. And after the show the laughter carried on outside where students reenacted their
favourite parts. As a small treat to the dedicated boys, Mr. Leach planned a lunch stop at Mercer on the way home.
Overall the day was an extremely fun and educational one. The students were able to watch a
professional stage performance, and see where their love of the theatre could lead them, and even
a thought of when they too could perform in front of, and entertain, young thespians like themselves.
Blake Wong (Year 12)
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Arts & Culture
Musicians Excel at HBHS
Year 9 Father and Son Breakfast
The Trinity Guildhall music examination is an assessment designed to test an individual’s skill in playing
instruments or singing. It provides a range of grade
levels for all instruments and voice from the initial
Grade 1 through to 8. HBHS’ top musicians last year
have achieved Grade 8, with Joshua Mo receiving
an overall 92% distinction certificate for violin in June,
while Oliver Wilding also gained a distinction certificate. The Grade 8 examination not only involves the
musician’s ability to perform, but it also requires technical skills such as sight reading and oral skills which
test the performer’s ability to perform and comment
on the different aspects of a randomly selected piece.
The level of interpretation of the selected performance
pieces is also very high, as the performer has to focus
on the emotions and themes that are encapsulated
within the music.
Moreover, Christopher Mo, who has previously received the top award for Grade 8 in piano in 2010, and
Joshua Mo, who received his performance certificate
in 2010, also succeeded in achieving their ATCL Diploma Certificate for piano in 2011. ATCL, which stands
for the Associate of Trinity College, London, is equivalent to the performance standard of the first year at
university as a full-time undergraduate. It requires a
repertoire of approximately 32 minutes, featuring music written by famous composers during the Baroque,
Romantic, Classical and 20th Century eras. The pieces are very technically advanced, and require a high
level of interpretation to be conveyed adequately to
the audience. The candidate is also required to write
a professionally laid-out programme, which shows the
performer’s understanding of the repertoire. Having
two fifteen year old Year 11 students achieve this diploma, with only a few points away from distinction, is
a tremendous achievement.
Joshua Mo (Year 12)
HBHS welcomed more than 200 Year 9 students and their
fathers, male caregivers or mentors this morning for the
annual Father and Son Breakfast. This wonderful occasion
featured live music, a full cooked meal (thanks to Kerr &
Ladbrook Catering, Blakes Hire Company) and special
guest speakers Brent Arnel and Old Boy BJ Watling. BJ
made time for an interview and autographed shirts and
programmes for students (and some dads.)
What were the highlights of your school sporting
experience? The Gillette Cup wins in 2002 and 2003.
When did you realise you were going to reach elite
status? What sort of things did you do to make that
happen? When I got Gillette Cup player of the year
and started scoring a lot of runs - from then on I felt a
passionate drive to move up. I managed to make the New
Zealand Under 19s, which was a big stepping stone for
me, and then gradually I built up through the New Zealand
Academy. Then I went straight through to the Knights. It
all happened pretty quickly after the initial step. Definitely,
that first experience of recognition at the Gillette Cup that's where I got my drive from.
What sort of work has been involved in getting to
this point? After every season I'd have a look at how I
went and my statistics and whatnot. Every winter was my
training block, so I used that time to improve my game and
work on specific skills and techniques. For example, if I got
caught out from behind, what could I do to stop that from
happening again, next time I had the bat. I really focussed
on adjustments to keep getting better. If I wasn't seeing
results, I'd work harder, until I found them. I would always
try to stay as fit as possible with the gym and runs, things
like that. How much mentoring have you received? I have
definitely had a lot of support. All my coaches have helped
along the way; I think Chris Kuggleijn has been really
important - he mentored me all of the way through school
and this has continued. I talk to Kuges all of the time and
we've got a strong relationship. He's great to talk to and
feed off. I think, as well, that if you want to make it to the
top, you have to learn stuff by yourself as well. You have
to figure out your own game, how you are going to make
things better for your team mates and for yourself. You
become your own coach as well. What do you aspire to? At the moment I've got a bit of
an injury, so I'm working on getting that right as quickly
as possible. I working on strength and fitness again, and
aiming to be ready for the West Indies Tour in June. That's
my next focus. Personally, I obviously got a lot of joy out of
scoring 100 against Zimbabwe, but my next goal is to get
100 against Australia, or England. That is my next ambition
and to keep working on wicket-keeping. I'll probably need
to push to get my spot back. It's about putting in the work!
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General
Charitable Donations (payroll giving)
The Taxation (International Taxation, Life Insurance, and Remedial Matters) Act 2009 amended the Income Tax Act to
allow employees to make charitable donations through their employer and receive immediate tax credits for this.
Payroll Giving is changing the way that people make donations. It is also changing the way donee organisations
(schools, charities, sports clubs, churches etc.) receive their income. In the past, donors have had to save receipts and
then submit them at the end of the year to obtain a tax refund. This system is cumbersome and often refunds are not
claimed. Payroll Giving is more convenient for donors. They will simply choose the organisation that they want to give
to off a list of verified donee organisations. By using payroll giving, they can give smaller amounts each payday and
avoid the difficulty of having to find cash for large donations. Donors will get their tax credit at the same time.
If you are interested in giving your school donation in this way, go on-line to payrollgivinginfor.org.nz for more information.
Franecivic wins Parachute Talent Quest
HBHS musician and Year 12 student Sam Francevic won Parachute Festival's talent quest, a competition which culminated in a mainstage performance in front of approximately 5000 eager concert-goers. Franecivic has previously
won 'Search for the Stars', and has placed highly in Super 8 Cultural exchanges over recent years. He comments on
his success:
I won 'Parachute's Got Talent', on the first day they held a trial round, which I turned up late for, but did my best at. I
borrowed someone's guitar and played on the smallest stage inside the Palladium. The judges gave me four ticks - if
you get these, you go to the next round, which was the finals. There were about fourteen other people, including singers and musicians. I won that, and was offered an opportunity to play on the mainstage, which was a real highlight. I
played 'Air Tap', which is becoming a bit of a signature piece.
Musically, I'm going to go more into producing electronica and house music this year; I'm interested in that genre at the
moment. In terms of technical skill, l'm working under my own steam at the moment. The goal at the end of the year
might be to achieve a performance standard in guitar, which would give me a classical focus for my playing.
2012 HBHS House Captains
Congratulations to the following students, who have been appointed House Captains for 2012. Their duties will include
the organisation of house competitions, encouraging a sense of pride amongst house members and assisting staff.
House
Position
Name
Colour
Argyle
House Captain
Tamati Lee
Black stripe
Argyle
Deputy House Captain William Downer
Baigent
House Captain
Blair Brown
Yellow stripe
Baigent
Deputy House Captain Finian Casey
Steel
House Captain
William Devenish
Grey stripe
Steel
Deputy House Captain Regan Ware
Tait
House Captain
Ben Finau
Red stripe
Tait
Deputy House Captain Josh Quartermaine
Taylor
House Captain
Rhys Evans
Green stripe
Taylor:
Deputy House Captain Adam Dyer
Wilson
House Captain
Andrew Hall
Blue stripe
Wilson
Deputy House Captain Luke Petersen
Habitat for Humanity and HBHS
At present, the Boys’ High Service Committee is rolling out a new initiative with world-renowned “Habitat for Humanity”.
Students of all ages will have the chance to put their construction abilities to good use in aid of those who need it most.
Four programmes are on offer, including “A Brush With Kindness” (house/structural painting and minor repair assistance
to the elderly), building projects, product construction projects, and even overseas opportunities.
For students interested in future trades work, this is also an excellent opportunity to gain career experience while distinguishing themselves in the Service Awards Programme.
Any student (junior or senior) who wishes to take part in this prestigious and interesting work, should approach Mr Bair
to find out more details.
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General
2012 Head Boy Juan Robertson
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I remember the powhiri,
particular, looking at me
haka. My first thoughts
but I reckon it’s going
and one Year 13 student in
- challenging me, during the
were ‘That’s five years away,
to come around pretty quick!
How have you made decisions about your academic and
service goals while you’ve been here?
I’ve always talked to teachers and Deans as well as the
Masters in Charge - asked them for advice. Whenever I
had any questions or ideas, I’d seek out the teachers that
were likely to be able to help. I’ve had a lot of mentoring.
What’s been a highlight of your HBHS experience, so far?
My biggest highlight must be having been able to make
a film. In Year 11, teachers allowed me to work on a very
different type of programme. They gave all of us a huge
amount of support, and were as passionate about seeing the project through as we were. That was great.
From a strictly academic perspective, what have the highlights been?
I got top in Years 9 and 10, so receiving Junior Dux was a
highlight. Also getting a 99% average in the Cambridge
IGCSE examinations was something I’m very pleased with.
Which Prefect duties will you focus on most?
Auckland SS Wrestling Championships
HBHS’ wrestling team travelled to Dilworth School to
compete in the 2012 Auckland Secondary Schools
Wrestling Championships on Tuesday, 13 March
2012. The team of 19 included ten novices who were
competing in their very first tournament. In a long day
of spirited competition, which started with Teo PouriLane competing in the first match of the day and
Matiu Pouri-Lane competing in the final match of
the tournament, HBHS walked away with 14 medals
(including 6 Gold, 5 Silver and 3 Bronze).
Outstanding performers included novice wrestlers
Wade McLean-Te Huia, Gold medallist in the
Senior 120 kg class and Kendall Heke who pushed
a 2012 Oceania Champion medallist hard, before
succumbing in the final of the Senior 85 kg class to
take Silver. Overall our wrestlers performed well on
the mat and this was reflected in the team’s results
with HBHS placing first and earning the title of
Champion School at the 2012 Auckland Secondary
School Wrestling Championships.
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The two areas that appeal to me most are service and academics. I’ve always been keen to help people - I’d like to help
to continue to grow this aspect of our school culture. As far
as academics go, I’m very focused on encouraging people to
strive for the things that they want. It’s exciting to see the way
that the top-end of our academic achievement is flourishing,
and that our overall performance keeps improving each year.
What advice would you have for any student starting out
at HBHS, junior or senior?
The teachers are here for you. This school experience will be
what you make of it - this is a place where you can get support in a
range of different capacities to do whatever you wish. Whether
you’re into rugby, academics, rock climbing, making art; I can
guarantee that there is a staff member willing to help you improve.
Which challenges are likely to be the most significant for
you over the next twelve months?
Being able to help the Prefects gel and identify their strengths so that everyone in the school benefits. I’ll be happy if we go from strength to strength.
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Leadership & Service
Prefects and Captains 2012
Juan Robertson
Head Prefect
Hamish Annan
Captain of Arts
Thomas McLaughlin
Captain of Sports
Scott Cameron
Deputy Head Prefect
Thomas Simpson
Deputy Head Prefect
Alex Lee
International Student
Leader
Ari Angelo
Nicholas Anselmi
Campbell Attwood
Alexander Bardoul
George Barlow
Daniel Bosson
Brent Coleman
William Downer
Jay Forlong
Neeraj Khatri
Jefferson Kim
Elisha Hankins
Tamati Lee
Jonty Cook
Joshua Dawson
Karaitiana Hohaia
David Ju
Alistair Lockley
Campbell Lockley
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Leadership & Service
Prefects continued...
Segar Manoharan
Shivneet Prasad
Stephen Sutjipto
Brodi McCurran
David Robinson
Kylan Taylor
Janish Mistry
Thomas North
Luke Petersen
Timothy Snedden
Matthew South
Shaun Steiner
Isaac Te Tamaki
Ryan Turton
Dane Vickers
2012 Year 13 Leadership Camp
The first week of the new year is very important for our returning Year 13 cohort. These young men, the majority of
whom are now between seventeen and eighteen years of age, play a crucial role in maintaining and developing the
ethos of leadership and service in the school. Almost all of the 370-plus Year 13s attended Leadership Camp last week.
Matthew South gave an account of his experiences there.
What was camp like?
It was a great experience. It was an opportunity for all of us to show staff the ways that we've learnt to lead. We did team
building exercises that pushed us physically, and made us problem-solve at the same time. There were theory-based
activities which explicitly talked about leadership and everyone had a chance at some stage during the camp to put what
we had learnt into practice. I saw specific examples very often - boys who were missing their friends were welcomed
into other groups, students were working hard to keep the camp tidy and everyone was on the look out for chances to
make things easier for the adults who were supervising us.
What was the main message you received?
You are a leader at Hamilton Boys' High School as soon as you put on the black shirt. The junior students learn from
the seniors about how to behave, and about what we value, as soon as they see us in that role. Year 13 is the time to
step up, if you haven't already.
What was the highlight of it all for you?
Watching blindfolded kayakers get directions from someone sitting on the front of their boat. Good fun.
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Old Boys
Garth Willey HBHS 1960-64
Garth Willey returned to HBHS this term from
Melbourne, kindly donating his Prefect’s jacket, HBHS
scarf, some class photographs from the 1960’s which we
didn’t have, and his shooting medals. He also left us his
school reports, showing the comments and signatures
of past HBHS staff, and Headmaster, Aubrey Baigent.
100 Famous Old Boys
A dedicated group of students have been continuing their
research this term, compiling a book about our Old Boys.
Nominations flooded in after an appeal was sent out via our
Database. Our Old Boys are all over the world doing the most
amazing things. Stephen Burroughs and Devon Mace
(Year 10) are editing and co-coordinating the project, which
highlights the calibre of our past students, who have aspired
to be composers, physicists, TV presenters and professors.
1990’s Team Photos
Garth is still able to fit into his Prefect’s Jacket 58 years
on.
Garth had some entertaining stories about HBHS in
the 1960’s. The donated school caps in our cabinet,
even now, have two distinct creases. Apparently, they
were folded and shoved down the backs of boys’ pants,
ready for fast retrieval when required. Most of our caps
strangely have the button missing from the top. Garth
informed me that it was an initiation rite; older boys
pulling the button off the new boy’s cap. Garth, tipped
off by his older brother, took the precaution of removing
his own button before he started school.
Photos of the 1960 School Fair, were brought to life
by Garth’s memories of the day. Two Prefects set
up a boxing match between themselves, charging a
shilling per head for entry into the gym, and making a
small fortune. Garth’s class had a goat donated. They
enterprisingly ran a raffle, the prize being a lawnmower.
The horrified winner, when presented with the goat, was
not impressed and declined to take it home.
Quotes from the Past
Part of the role of Archivist, is to search for information
and photographs from our collection of data, artifacts
and memorabilia. Occasionally I come across something
particularly interesting. Here are two quotes from the
1993 Hamiltonian.
“Wow!
That’s
heaps
of
Simon Clough (HBHS 1989-93)
fun
for
$2”
“That’s strange… it didn’t taste like concentrated
Sulphuric Acid!” Winston Wickham (HBHS 1993-94)
An appeal was sent out at the start of 2012 via our Old Boys’
database, asking for copies of Team Photographs from the
‘90’s including any of the Prefects, as there is a significant
gap in our Archives for that period. Many of our Old Boys
have responded and a number of scanned copies have been
promised. Our thanks go to Allen Cloke (HBHS 1991-1996)
who has given us the long-term loan of his 1995 First
XI Hockey Team photo. As a result of this appeal, we
have also been promised and given a number of special
photographs from other eras. Thank you to Gary
Colson (HBHS 1950) who has given us framed photos of Hamilton High School Cricket First XI 1952-53
and 1954 and a photograph of HHS Prefects 1954
We are happy to scan and email copies of any of our photos
to Old Boys who would like them.
Halls of Fame
This will be back again this year, with two dates, 27th
June and 19th September. Honourees are being decided by the Committee and will be notified soon. It is a
fantastic event, used to honour our Old Boys, who have
made significant contributions to their chosen field.
HBHS Oldest Boy
We have been examining our records to try and find
the HBHS Oldest Boy. We are currently on the trail
of two prospective candidates, one overseas, but if
anyone has any suggestions as to who may be able
to claim the title, get in touch with us in Archives.
The school community has been saddened by the loss of
several of our Old Boys who have passed away this Term.
Our thoughts and prayers are with their families at this painful time.
They include;
William Saunders
Graham Bai
Leon Geddes
Tony Kerr
Leon Allen
Nicolas Bisley
Frank Oud
HHS 1928-31
HHS 1947
HBHS 1951-55
HBHS 1956
(Staff member) 1960’s
HBHS 1969
HBHS1976-78
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Old Boys
Derek Gordon HBHS 1960-64
DairyNZ Scholarship Winners
Derek played Hamlet, in the HBHS 1964 production
alongside other greats such as Chris Thompson
(Composer) and Leon Narbey (Director of Whale Rider.)
Joshua Gatenby and Cameron Shaw (both Year 13 in
2011) will have their tuition fees (to a maximum of $5,750
each) paid by DairyNZ this year. 61 scholarships for recipients to study at Lincoln or Massey Universities have
been awarded to students undertaking degrees in agriculture or related subjects, who have a particular interest in
a career in the dairy industry. The scholarships are particularly sought after because they continue until course
completion, subject to the maintenance of good grades.
The success of Joshua and Cameron in being selected is a
great achievement and a wonderful testament to the quality of the education at HBHS. They join a growing number
of students from our school to have DairyNZ scholarships.
Scholarship winners are mentored and supported
through their university years and can expect to gain
employment in a variety of positions, either on-farm
or in the support areas, of this massive industry. The
scholarship is an expression of the Dairy Industry's determination to encourage the best people into the industry as the future research scientists, farm advisors,
farm managers, farm owners and rural professionals.
Working as an English teacher in the 1980’s, Derek took
the radical decision to become New Zealand’s first full time
storyteller. This role has been hugely successful, taking
him all over the world as ‘Bringwonder’ the Storyteller.
Derek kindly gave us copies of Hamlet cast photographs,
and an original programme from the play. He spoke fondly
of Aubrey Baigent, who encouraged him to excel in the
arts, but like many of our Old Boys, had tales to tell about
the traditional Cadets Drill which started the New Year, out
on the front fields. Derek currently lectures in Universities,
and his specialization is the retelling of Classical Studies
greats, such as the Odyssey of Homer.
Old Boys’ Database
Our database is still lacking some physical addresses and
contact numbers for Old Boys. We are approached by
people for contact details, for all kinds of reasons. Some are
throwing surprise parties, and wish to invite Old Boys, and
occasionally family members have sad news to pass on.
We aren’t always able to help, where there are no contact
details. The school also holds annual reunions for decade
groups, and Old Boys are often upset to learn of them after
the event. Old Boys’ profile details can be updated by going
onto the www.hbhs.school.nz website and going to the Old
Boys’ tab at the top, or by contacting [email protected]
school.nz.
From 2012, Priority Enrolment 4, is given to son’s of Old
Boys of HBHS. Keeping your database information up to
date, may prove useful. Help us to keep in touch with you.
Fencing 2012: Beginners’ Classes for Hamilton Boys’ High School Students
Learn the basics of fencing with 4x two hour sessions. Mondays from 7-9pm at
Hamilton Boys’ High School. Places are limited, course designed by top NZ fencers, gear provided, $40 Tel: 834 0376 (w) or 855 9134 (ah) , Email: [email protected]
pta.co.nz or web: www.sportsground.co.nz/waikatoswords
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SCHOLARSHIP
Scholarship Success in 2012
Last year’s total of 53 Scholarships was the best performance to date by HBHS students in these examinations, which are
intended to reward the most able students before they embark on tertiary study. These results reflect hours and hours of work
by students and staff throughout the year, and a campaign that has been run by the Academic Committee over the past two
years to raise student achievement in these examinations.
The Academic Committee is a group of prefects, led by the Deputy Head Prefect (in 2011, Thomas Campbell and 2012, Thomas
Simpson), and mentored by the Assistant Dean of Advanced Learning Programmes Ms Wendy Moffitt and Deputy Headmaster
Mr Stuart Hakeney. This group works to actively encourage students to get involved, and this means more than just signing
up and turning up to class. It is vital that students engage with their subjects – do the extra reading and research and attend
and get involved in the various tutorials and study groups that staff set up during the year. Last year’s Academic Committee
had a detailed plan that broke down, hour by hour, the amount of work that prospective candidates needed to do in order to
be successful. They helped students to see that yes, it was hours, but these hours used wisely in the short term, could yield
real and considerable benefits, financial and otherwise, in the long term. Scholarship examinations are challenging, and they
expect a higher and broader level of knowledge and critical thinking, but if students are prepared to put in time and effort, they
are achievable, as 32 very happy senior students discovered in 2011.
The 2012 Academic Committee are about to kick off their campaign to get students involved this year, and are aiming to break
the 60 barrier. Success breeds success, and seeing as how two members of this Committee have already gained Outstanding
passes as Year 12 students, prospects are already looking good! Any student interested in Scholarship examinations is welcome
to come and discuss their 2012 Scholarship plans with a member of the Academic Committee, see Ms Moffitt in the S9 English
office, ask their subject teachers or check out the NZQA website and look up Scholarships under Awards. The website is a very
useful starting point, with previous papers and resources available. Look out for presentations in Assembly very soon and get
enrolled, get involved and get the rewards!
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