Hamilton Boys' High School


To our HBHS whānau,

Welcome to the new-look, all-digital High Achiever!Ā  Going completely digital gives us the freedom to present more articles and photos than ever before of all of our high achievers, as well as some very special videos from what has been a busy and productive winter term.Ā  Thank you to all of our contributors for filling this publication to the brim with so many wonderful success stories.Ā  We hope you enjoy our new format and coverage and we wish you all a happy and safe holiday break.Ā  See you in Term 3!

Ngā mihi nui

The HBHS Media Team


  1. Mrs Susan Hassall becomes an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit in the Queen's Birthday Honours

    Congratulations to our Headmaster on this honour. ReadĀ moreā€¦
  2. From the Headmaster

    Dear Parents It is with a sense of wonder and gratitude that I look back on the term we have shared as a school family. We have been ... ReadĀ moreā€¦
  3. HBHS win New Zealand Secondary Schools Water Polo Championships

    Captain of Waterpolo and newly-minted National representative, Matthew Lander, reports on the team's historic National title win. ReadĀ moreā€¦
  4. From the Archives

    Our archivist, Ms Lynette Burroughs, brings us tales from our school's rich history. This edition looks at the early days of Argyle House, ReadĀ moreā€¦
  5. Staff News 2021

    This year we have said hello and goodbye to so many of our special teaching and support staff. We wish all of our leavers the very ... ReadĀ moreā€¦
  6. Video: Shave for a Cure 2021

    There was a festival atmosphere in the Hall on Friday, as our brave staff and students answered the call to Shave for a Cure. ReadĀ moreā€¦
  7. Young Farmers 2021

    Teacher in Charge of our Young Farmers Club, Mrs Leanne Cumming, reports on the club's activities this year. ReadĀ moreā€¦
  8. Video: The Annual HBHS Brotherhood Football Match 2021 - Sponsored by Paladin Sports

    Here at HBHS, we take pride in our sense of brotherhood. ReadĀ moreā€¦
  9. Stained: A Refugee Week Poetry Entry

    This wonderful poem was written by Ayaan Harunani of Tutor Group Cm. Ayaan is a Year 9 student at HBHS. ReadĀ moreā€¦
  10. The HBHS Careers Expo 2021

    On Thursday the 1st of July, Gym 1 was filled to the brim with exhibitors helping our students make those all-important decisions. ReadĀ moreā€¦
  11. International Feepayers 2021

    Director of International Students, Ms Tonia Heeps, reports on how our International boys are faring in this new COVID-19 reality. ReadĀ moreā€¦
  12. HBHS Celebrates International Pride Day

    Student Leader of Inclusivity, Matthew Lee, reports on this special day. ReadĀ moreā€¦
  13. HBHS Dominate Waikato Secondary School Swimming Championships

    Thursday the 27th of May was a great day for our 33-strong swim team who competed at the Waikato Secondary School Championships. ReadĀ moreā€¦
  14. HBHS Volleyball Players excel for province

    Four HBHS students were selected for the Waikato Secondary Schools Volleyball Team to compete at the National Tournament. ReadĀ moreā€¦
  15. HBHS 1st XV Rugby Team Defeat New Plymouth Boys' High School

    Our 1st XV took on the New Plymouth 1st XV in the annual exchange, winning the close game 36 - 29. ReadĀ moreā€¦
  16. HBHS 1st XI Football team take a draw in annual New Plymouth Boys' High School Sports Exchange

    On the 10th of June HBHS hosted NPBHS in their annual Sports Exchange. ReadĀ moreā€¦
  17. HBHS Golf team draw with New Plymouth Boys' High School

    On the 10th of June, the HBHS golf team were able to eke out a draw with the Super 8 Golf champions, NPBHS. ReadĀ moreā€¦
  18. HBHS 1st XI Hockey team wins big at the New Plymouth Boys' High School Exchange

    The HBHS Hockey 1st XI had a very successful day at the office on Thursday the 10th of June with a 5 - 1 win over NPBHS. ReadĀ moreā€¦
  19. Tritones Headed for National Chamber Music Competition Northern Regional Finals

    On Wednesday the 9th of June, two HBHS piano trios performed and competed at the Waikato District Round of the National Chamber Music ... ReadĀ moreā€¦
  20. Student of the Week: Zak Hooper (Term 2 Week 5)

    Introducing our school's very first 'Student of the Week', Zak Hooper. ReadĀ moreā€¦
  21. Student of the Week: Hohaia Keogh (Term 2 Week 6)

    Introducing our school's 'Student of the Week' for Term 2 Week 6, Hohaia Keogh. ReadĀ moreā€¦
  22. Student of the Week: Ethan O'Donoghue (Term 2 Week 7)

    Introducing our school's 'Student of the Week' for Term 2 Week 7, Ethan O'Donoghue. ReadĀ moreā€¦
  23. Student of the Week: Cooper Hansen (Term 2 Week 8)

    Introducing our school's 'Student of the Week' for Term 2 Week 8, Cooper Hansen. ReadĀ moreā€¦
  24. Student of the Week: Mohid Rizwan (Term 2 Week 9)

    Introducing our school's 'Student of the Week' for Term 2 Week 9, Mohid Rizwan. ReadĀ moreā€¦
  25. HBHS Chess Team Power into National Tournament

    On Thursday the 10th of June, 23 of our Chess Players competed in the Hamilton Chess Power Tournament. The winners automatically ... ReadĀ moreā€¦
  26. Auckland Grammar Exchange Results and Round-Up

    Final results from all exchange fixtures held in Auckland yesterday. ReadĀ moreā€¦
  27. HBHS Rugby 1st and 2nd XV teams win against Rotorua Boys' High School in nailbiting last-minute finishes

    In the third round of Super 8, our 1st and 2nd XV rugby teams booted up to face our biggest rivals on the field, and the matches ... ReadĀ moreā€¦
  28. 1st XV Old Boys Help to Inspire Current Team to Victory

    HBHS Old Boys who played in the 1970, 1971, 1980, 1981, 1990, 1991, 2000, 2001, 2010, and 2011 1st XV teams were invited to share a ... ReadĀ moreā€¦
  29. HBHS student James MacDermid takes on the world

    Year 13 student James MacDermid competed in Europe in June at the World Cup Mountain Biking Championships in Leogang, Austria. ReadĀ moreā€¦
  30. Outdoor Education classes explore local whenua on Karioi tramp

    Over the last two weeks, two Year 12 and two Year 11 OE classes ventured to a local maunga, Karioi. ReadĀ moreā€¦
  31. HBHS Rugby Wins Super 8 Exchange Against Palmerston North Boys' High School

    On the 19th of June, our three premier rugby teams took on Palmerston North Boys' High School in the second round of the 2021 Super 8 ... ReadĀ moreā€¦
  32. HBHS 1st XI Football team triumph over Tauranga Boys' College

    On the 23rd of June in the Tauranga Boysā€™ High exchange, the HBHS 1st XI started proceedings with a 2 - 0 win. ReadĀ moreā€¦
  33. HBHS 1st XI Football team remain top of the table after win over Cambridge High School

    On the 18th of June the HBHS 1st XI took on their Cambridge High School counterparts in the fifth round of the Premier Boys Division 1 ... ReadĀ moreā€¦
  34. International feepayers feature in the HBHS Invitation XI vs the HBHS Multi-cultural Manaaki Centre XI

    The much anticipated annual football match between an HBHS Invitation XI and our MMC (Multi-cultural Manaaki Centre) was a joyful ... ReadĀ moreā€¦
  35. HBHS 1st XI Football team get the job done over the HBHS 2nd XI

    On Saturday the 26th of June, the HBHS 1st XI faced off against the HBHS 2nd XI in the sixth round of the WSSFA Premier Boys Division ... ReadĀ moreā€¦
  36. Xavier Tiffany raises the bar at the North Island Weight Lifting Championships

    Year 13 student Xavier Tiffany broke two personal best records at the recent North Island Weight Lifting Championships. ReadĀ moreā€¦
  37. HBHS 1st XV Rugby team secure a comfortable win over Napier Boys' High School.

    The fourth round of Super 8 had our 1st XV battle against a strong and physical Napier team. ReadĀ moreā€¦
  38. Senior Gold Rugby team win all-important bragging rights

    With a final scoreline of 25 - 22, the Senior Gold Rugby team humbly took the win over their biggest rivals, Senior Black, to have ... ReadĀ moreā€¦
  39. Old Boys out in force on Open Day

    Our HBHS Open Day was well supported by our community including a huge number of Old Boys. ReadĀ moreā€¦
  40. HBHS 1st XI Football team score late winner in a tight game

    On Friday night the HBHS 1st XI played the Rototuna 1st XI in the 7th round of the Premier Boys Division One competition. ReadĀ moreā€¦
  41. HBHS Solo Piper Excels at The Dunedin Queenā€™s Birthday Competition

    Following on from Rupert Nielsen gaining second place in the Bronze Medal Piobaireachd event at Hastings earlier this year, he has ... ReadĀ moreā€¦
  42. HBHS SGCNZ Sheilah Winn Shakespeare Festival

    A group of 9 HBHS students travelled to Wellington over Queen's Birthday to perform scenes from Shakespeare's Othello. ReadĀ moreā€¦
  43. Super 8 Football Wrap Up

    From the 5th to the 7th of July, the HBHS 1st XI Football team competed at the Super 8 Tournament held in Napier. ReadĀ moreā€¦
  44. HBHS Performers Storm the Stage at the National Sheilah Winn Shakespeare Festival

    Our Teacher in Charge of Drama, Mr Dwight Ashton, reports on how our actors fared at the recent Shakespeare Festival in Wellington. ReadĀ moreā€¦
  45. HBHS Leo Club Food Drive is a huge success

    In this new initiative, HBHS Tutor Groups were asked to donate to local food banks. As you can see, they stepped up to the challenge ... ReadĀ moreā€¦
  46. Cooper Hansen wins National Bow Hunting Title

    Year 11 student Cooper Hansen has just returned from the New Zealand Bow Hunters Tournament with a brace of titles. ReadĀ moreā€¦
  47. HBHS Blood Drive Saves Lives

    Not every hero wears a cape, as our HBHS students and teachers answer the call to donate blood on a freezing Friday in May. ReadĀ moreā€¦
  48. Video: Haere Rā, Whaea Barton

    Whaea Miriama Barton has left HBHS and is now in Wellington to take up a new role in the PPTA. ReadĀ moreā€¦
  49. Quinn Boyle wins Award at the New Zealand/International Ultra-Marathon Awards Evening

    Quinn's charitable swimming efforts have been acknowledged on the National stage in Wellington. ReadĀ moreā€¦
  50. HBHS wins Waikato Secondary Schools Squash Competition

    Teacher in Charge of Squash, Mr Simon Devitt, reports on our team's recent victory. ReadĀ moreā€¦
  51. Race Unity Day

    HEART Leader and Inclusivity Student Leader, Matthew Lee, reports on our celebration of Race Unity Day. ReadĀ moreā€¦
  52. Day of Silence

    The HBHS HEART Initiative leads the way in promoting safety and inclusivity for all at our school. ReadĀ moreā€¦
  53. HBHS finish second in New Zealand Institute of Chemistry Analytical Chemistry Competition

    Teacher in Charge of Chemistry and Director of Advanced Learning Programmes, Ms Indra Basi, reports on our team's success. ReadĀ moreā€¦
  54. HBHS Badminton Team win Super 8 Title

    Raphael Deloy reports on our team's victory in New Plymouth. ReadĀ moreā€¦
  55. HBHS win Waikato Secondary Schools Table Tennis Competition

    The Term 2 regional Table Tennis Competition was dominated by HBHS teams. ReadĀ moreā€¦
  56. Senior Debaters Through to Waikato Secondary Schools Semi-finals

    Teacher in Charge of Debating, Mr Aaron Kearney, reports on our team's latest wins. ReadĀ moreā€¦