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Argyle House Term 4 Newsletter

Welcome to the final edition of the Argyle House newsletter for 2023. We wish you a safe and rejuvenating holiday break with whānau and friends, and look forward to seeing you back here in 2024. Mere Kirihimete, Argyle House!

Contents

Video: Super 8 Sevens Final Try

🏴 Super 8 Sevens Double Championship! πŸ‰πŸ₯‡πŸ₯‡

by Cameron Moorby

The Senior and Junior Premier Sevens won their respective Super 8 titles over the weekend in Rotorua. The Senior team went back to back, whilst the Junior team went one better than their runners up tag from last year.

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🏴 From the Director of Boarding

by Murray McKenzie

Newsletter editorial, Term 4, December 2023.

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🏴 Maniapoto Under 17 Boys' Māori National Touch Team - National Champions πŸ‡³πŸ‡Ώ πŸ₯‡

by Murray McKenzie

Maxwell Kara (Year 10), Kiwa Rata (Year 12) and Koewyn Kearins-Te Whare (Year 11) played in this National Māori Touch tournament held in Rotorua on Saturday the 2nd and Sunday the 3rd of December.

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🏴 End-of-Year Examination Success for Argyle House πŸ‘¨β€πŸŽ“

by Andy Thomson

A group of Year 9 and 10 students recently experienced success in their examinations, showcasing an excellent dedication to their studies and an impressive grasp of the curriculum content they covered this year. Their achievements reflect their efforts and highlight the supportive environment cultivated within Argyle House.

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🏴 Argyle Junior Water Polo team finish third in WSS Junior Boys Division πŸ€½β€β™‚οΈ πŸ₯‰

by Luke Katene

The Argyle boys played St Paul's Collegiate for third place in the WSS Junior Boys division and comfortably beat them to take the bronze medal.

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🏴 Jonah Funnell 🏏

by Murray McKenzie

Our budding Year 9 cricket star bowled 10 overs, taking 6 wickets for 16 runs, aiding his team in defeating Tauranga Boys' College Under 15 Cricket team by 68 runs.

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🏴 Waikato Regional Boarding Schools’ Professional Development Day 🏨

by Murray McKenzie

Was hosted by Argyle House on Tuesday the 21st of November, in the Hostel Prep Room.

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🏴 Epic Showdown: Argyle House Boys Take on Dio Year 9 Boarders in Football Thriller ⚽

by Luke Katene

The Argyle House Year 9 boys recently embarked on a thrilling football challenge against the dynamic Waikato Diocesan Year 9 boarders, and what an electrifying match it turned out to be!

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🏴 NCEA Exams and Supervised Study Sessions πŸ‘¨β€πŸŽ“

by Murray McKenzie

Took place in the Hostel Prep Room each morning.

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🏴 Jay Wilson, New Zealand Schools Polo Team πŸ‡

by Murray McKenzie

Jay (Year 12) travelled to the United States of America, competing in the NZ Schools' Polo team.

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🏴 Movie Reward Term 3 - "Uproar" πŸ“½

by Murray McKenzie

The Term 3 movie reward for being a positive citizen consistently throughout Term 3, took place on Wednesday 25th October.

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🏴 Bennett Wins the 2023 Matthew Allen Cup πŸ†

by Murray McKenzie

Bennett won the 2023 Hostel House Competition 15-13 for the first time in 3 years.

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🏴 Blair Bodley, sharpshooter πŸ”«πŸ₯‰

by Murray McKenzie

Wins Bronze at the New Zealand Secondary Schools' Clay Target Shooting Championships, over the 3 days from Saturday 23rd - Monday 25th September, at the Waikato Gun Club, Hamilton.

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🏴 Mrs Leanne Twaddle

by Murray McKenzie

Our newly appointed Weekend Matron

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🏴 Argyle House Student Leaders for 2024

by Murray McKenzie

Congratulations to all of our leaders for next year, and a special congratulations to Head Prefect for 2024, Stefan Newman.

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🏴 Hostel End-of-Year Report for all Boarders πŸ“„

by Murray McKenzie

All Hostel reports are currently being proofed ready to place on the Hamilton Boys' High School portal for all parents and caregivers to access.

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🏴 Mrs Kelly Waea-Allan

by Murray McKenzie

Meet our new Hostel Parent Representative.

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🏴 Mr Adrian Verry

by Murray McKenzie

Meet our new Hostel Parent Representative.

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🏴 Koewyn Kearins-Te Whare πŸ‡³πŸ‡Ώ

by Murray McKenzie

New Zealand Under 19 Māori Ki-o-rahi Representative and Winners of the Tapuwha Trophy

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Junior All-Rounder of the Year, Maxwell Kara

🏴 Argyle House winners at the Junior Sports Awards Assembly πŸ†

by Wendy Moffitt

Congratulations to our prize winning athletes and teams.

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🏴 Welcome, Argyle House Grandparents!

by Wendy Moffitt

Tuesday the 28th of November.

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Rangiwai Lunjevich with Mr Hotham

🏴 Argyle House winners at the Māori and Pasifika Awards Evening πŸ†

by Wendy Moffitt

Congratulations to our winners at the Māori and Pasifika Awards Evening in Term 4.

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🏴 Jack Mear, race-driver 🏎 πŸ₯‡

by Murray McKenzie

Jack (Year 9) was awarded first place, in the Club Points Series for KartSport Bay of Plenty, in his class of Junior Rotax, over the weekend of the 11th and 12th of November.

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Video: Haka for Mrs Hassall at the Argyle House Prize Giving

🏴 Argyle House Prize Giving 2023 πŸ†

by Wendy Moffitt

Congratulations to all of our prize winners, and to our Master of Ceremonies, Head Prefect Harry Grainger.

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🏴 Grove End of Year Celebration

by Cameron Moorby

Grove House celebrated the end of their senior year with a trip to The Base for dinner at Foundation Restaurant, a movie and The Grove's premier award for 'Man of the Year'.

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Dallas Rata-Makene and Toby Wales, Men of the Week

🏴 Men of the Week, Term 4 Week 5 πŸ‰

by Wendy Moffitt

Super 8 Sevens gave us three star performers to celebrate in our final Man of the Week for 2023.

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🏴 Men of the Week, Term 4 Week 4 β›³πŸ

by Wendy Moffitt

We had two star performers this week to celebrate.

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🏴 Argyle House, Runners Up in the 2023 HBHS House Competition... again! πŸ₯ˆ

by Murray McKenzie

Argyle House finished 7Β½ points behind this year's winners, Wilson House.

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🏴 Man of the Week, Term 4 Week 3 πŸ‡³πŸ‡Ώ

by Wendy Moffitt

Congratulations to our newest New Zealand representative!

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🏴 Waikato Under 16 Rugby Team wins the Northern Regional Tournament πŸ‰ πŸ₯‡

by Murray McKenzie

Defeating Counties in the final and going through the tournament, and season, undefeated.

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Rangiwai Lunjevich and Oli Mathis

🏴Argyle House wins at the Senior Sports Awards Evening πŸ†

by Murray McKenzie & Wendy Moffitt

Our boys were well represented when the sporting achievements of 2023 were celebrated.

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Jay Wilson, second from the right

🏴 Man of the Week, Term 4 Week 2 πŸ‡

by Wendy Moffitt

This week's recipient played a key role in the New Zealand Schools Polo team's win in the USA.

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Hunter Hammond (Year 10) and Toby Wales (Year 11)

🏴 Hunter Hammond and Toby Wales πŸ‰ πŸ₯ˆ

by Murray McKenzie

Represented Counties Māori Under 15 Whero, competing at the Te Hiku O Te Ika Māori Rugby Festival.

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🏴 Man of the Week, Term 4 Week 1 πŸ”« πŸ₯‰ πŸ‡³πŸ‡Ώ

by Wendy Moffitt

Our first Man of the Week for the final term of the year was announced on Tuesday.

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🏴 School Shop Hours 2024 πŸ’΅

by Murray McKenzie

The School Shop closes on Thursday the 7th of December, 2023, at 1.15pm. The shop hours for 2024 are listed below:

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🏴 2024 Argyle and Grove Term Planner (Calendar), Terms 1 - 4 πŸ—“ & Argyle Manual 2024

by Murray McKenzie

Please find attached below the key Hostel dates for 2024, including Set Leaves and the school term dates. The 2024 Argyle Manual is also attached below which has all the rules and routines associated with life in the boarding house, as well as the contact details of Hostel staff. Both these documents can also be found on the school's website under the 'Boarding' tab.

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