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Hamilton Boys' High School

The Term 2 2021 High Achiever

To our HBHS whānau,

Welcome to the new-look, all-digital High Achiever!  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.  Thank you to all of our contributors for filling this publication to the brim with so many wonderful success stories.  We hope you enjoy our new format and coverage and we wish you all a happy and safe holiday break.  See you in Term 3!

Ngā mihi nui

The HBHS Media Team

Contents

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

by The HBHS Media Team

Congratulations to our Headmaster on this honour.

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From the Headmaster

by Susan Hassall

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🏆 HBHS win New Zealand Secondary Schools Water Polo Championships

by Matthew Lander

Captain of Water Polo and newly-minted National representative, Matthew Lander, reports on the team's historic National title win.

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From the Archives

by Lynette Burroughs

Our archivist, Ms Lynette Burroughs, brings us tales from our school's rich history. This edition looks at the early days of Argyle House,

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Staff News 2021

by The HBHS Staff

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 best in their new ventures.

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Video: Shave for a Cure 2021

Shave for a Cure 2021

by Jamie Barker

There was a festival atmosphere in the Hall on Friday, as our brave staff and students answered the call to Shave for a Cure.

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Young Farmers 2021

by Leanne Cumming

Teacher in Charge of our Young Farmers Club, Mrs Leanne Cumming, reports on the club's activities this year.

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Video: 2021 Brotherhood Football Game

⚽ The Annual HBHS Brotherhood Football Match 2021 - Sponsored by Paladin Sports

by Mohid Rizwan

Here at HBHS, we take pride in our sense of brotherhood.

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🖋 Stained: A Refugee Week Poetry Entry

by Ayaan Harunani

This wonderful poem was written by Ayaan Harunani of Tutor Group Cm. Ayaan is a Year 9 student at HBHS.

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The HBHS Careers Expo 2021

by The HBHS Media Team

On Thursday the 1st of July, Gym 1 was filled to the brim with exhibitors helping our students make those all-important decisions.

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International Feepayers 2021

by Tonia Heeps

Director of International Students, Ms Tonia Heeps, reports on how our International boys are faring in this new COVID-19 reality.

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🏳️‍🌈 HBHS Celebrates International Pride Day

by Matthew Lee

Student Leader of Inclusivity, Matthew Lee, reports on this special day.

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🏊‍♂️ HBHS Dominate Waikato Secondary School Swimming Championships

by Ciaran Watson

Thursday the 27th of May was a great day for our 33-strong swim team who competed at the Waikato Secondary School Championships.

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🏐 HBHS Volleyball Players excel for province

by Brieana Booth

Four HBHS students were selected for the Waikato Secondary Schools Volleyball Team to compete at the National Tournament.

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🏉 HBHS 1st XV Rugby Team Defeat New Plymouth Boys' High School

by Gabe Robinson

Our 1st XV took on the New Plymouth 1st XV in the annual exchange, winning the close game 36 - 29.

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⚽ HBHS 1st XI Football team take a draw in annual New Plymouth Boys' High School Sports Exchange

by Kynan McCracken

On the 10th of June HBHS hosted NPBHS in their annual Sports Exchange.

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⛳ HBHS Golf team draw with New Plymouth Boys' High School

by Benjamin Wright

On the 10th of June, the HBHS golf team were able to eke out a draw with the Super 8 Golf champions, NPBHS.

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🏑 HBHS 1st XI Hockey team wins big at the New Plymouth Boys' High School Exchange

by Oliver Gordon

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.

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🎼 Tritones Headed for National Chamber Music Competition Northern Regional Finals

by Andrew Gibbs

On Wednesday the 9th of June, two HBHS piano trios performed and competed at the Waikato District Round of the National Chamber Music Competition held at the Gallagher Academy of Performing Arts at the University of Waikato.

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Student of the Week: Zak Hooper (Term 2 Week 5)

by Matthew Clark

Introducing our school's very first 'Student of the Week', Zak Hooper.

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Student of the Week: Hohaia Keogh (Term 2 Week 6)

by Matthew Clark

Introducing our school's 'Student of the Week' for Term 2 Week 6, Hohaia Keogh.

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Student of the Week: Ethan O'Donoghue (Term 2 Week 7)

by Matthew Clark

Introducing our school's 'Student of the Week' for Term 2 Week 7, Ethan O'Donoghue.

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Student of the Week: Cooper Hansen (Term 2 Week 8)

by Matthew Clark

Introducing our school's 'Student of the Week' for Term 2 Week 8, Cooper Hansen.

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Student of the Week: Mohid Rizwan (Term 2 Week 9)

by Matthew Clark

Introducing our school's 'Student of the Week' for Term 2 Week 9, Mohid Rizwan.

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🥇 HBHS Chess Team Power into National Tournament

by Graham Nolan

On Thursday the 10th of June, 23 of our Chess Players competed in the Hamilton Chess Power Tournament. The winners automatically qualify to compete in the National event later in the year.

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Auckland Grammar Exchange Results and Round-Up

by Andrew Gibbs

Final results from all exchange fixtures held in Auckland yesterday.

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🏉 HBHS Rugby 1st and 2nd XV teams win against Rotorua Boys' High School in nailbiting last-minute finishes

by Gabe Robinson

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 didn't disappoint.

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🏉 1st XV Old Boys Help to Inspire Current Team to Victory

by Andrew Gibbs

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 breakfast with the current 1st XV on Saturday the 26th of June.

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🚴‍♂️ HBHS student James MacDermid takes on the world

by Andrew Gibbs

Year 13 student James MacDermid competed in Europe in June at the World Cup Mountain Biking Championships in Leogang, Austria.

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Outdoor Education classes explore local whenua on Karioi tramp

by Daniel Popping

Over the last two weeks, two Year 12 and two Year 11 OE classes ventured to a local maunga, Karioi.

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🏉 HBHS Rugby Wins Super 8 Exchange Against Palmerston North Boys' High School

by Gabe Robinson

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 competition, and it was a clean sweep for the HBHS sides.

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⚽ HBHS 1st XI Football team triumph over Tauranga Boys' College

by Kynan McCracken

On the 23rd of June in the Tauranga Boys’ High exchange, the HBHS 1st XI started proceedings with a 2 - 0 win.

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⚽ HBHS 1st XI Football team remain top of the table after win over Cambridge High School

by Kynan McCracken

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 competition.

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⚽ International feepayers feature in the HBHS Invitation XI vs the HBHS Multi-cultural Manaaki Centre XI

by Tonia Heeps

The much anticipated annual football match between an HBHS Invitation XI and our MMC (Multi-cultural Manaaki Centre) was a joyful celebration of talent, pride, cultural diversity and unity. Three of our International feepayers were selected to join the Invitation XI: Ryu Tanpisuth (Thailand), Thongphet Chaleunsouk (Laos) and Totti Tran (Vietnam). In front of hundreds of energetic and vocal sideline supporters, our boys played with the spirit and commitment this special fixture deserved.

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⚽ HBHS 1st XI Football team get the job done over the HBHS 2nd XI

by Kynan McCracken

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 One competition.

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🏋️‍♂️ Xavier Tiffany raises the bar at the North Island Weight Lifting Championships

by Andrew Gibbs

Year 13 student Xavier Tiffany broke two personal best records at the recent North Island Weight Lifting Championships.

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HBHS 1st XV Rugby team secure a comfortable win over Napier Boys' High School.

by Gabe Robinson

The fourth round of Super 8 had our 1st XV battle against a strong and physical Napier team.

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🏉 Senior Gold Rugby team win all-important bragging rights

by Franco van Niekerk

With a final scoreline of 25 - 22, the Senior Gold Rugby team humbly took the win over their biggest rivals, Senior Black, to have bragging rights, at least until next time.

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Old Boys out in force on Open Day

by Andrew Gibbs

Our HBHS Open Day was well supported by our community including a huge number of Old Boys.

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HBHS 1st XI Football team score late winner in a tight game

by Kynan McCracken

On Friday night the HBHS 1st XI played the Rototuna 1st XI in the 7th round of the Premier Boys Division One competition.

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🎼 HBHS Solo Piper Excels at The Dunedin Queen’s Birthday Competition

by HBHS Media Team

Following on from Rupert Nielsen gaining second place in the Bronze Medal Piobaireachd event at Hastings earlier this year, he has returned from Dunedin after winning the C grade Piobaireachd and the 6/8 March, second in the Strathspey & Reel, and fourth in the 2/4 March.

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HBHS SGCNZ Sheilah Winn Shakespeare Festival

by Harry White

A group of 9 HBHS students travelled to Wellington over Queen's Birthday to perform scenes from Shakespeare's Othello.

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⚽ Super 8 Football Wrap Up

by Kynan McCracken

From the 5th to the 7th of July, the HBHS 1st XI Football team competed at the Super 8 Tournament held in Napier.

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🎭 HBHS Performers Storm the Stage at the National Sheilah Winn Shakespeare Festival

by The HBHS Media Team

Our Teacher in Charge of Drama, Mr Dwight Ashton, reports on how our actors fared at the recent Shakespeare Festival in Wellington.

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HBHS Leo Club Food Drive is a huge success

by Wendy Moffitt

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 of supporting our community.

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🥇 Cooper Hansen wins National Bow Hunting Title

by HBHS Media Team

Year 11 student Cooper Hansen has just returned from the New Zealand Bow Hunters Tournament with a brace of titles.

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HBHS Blood Drive Saves Lives

by The HBHS Media Team

Not every hero wears a cape, as our HBHS students and teachers answer the call to donate blood on a freezing Friday in May.

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Video: Farewell for Whaea Miriama Barton

Haere Rā, Whaea Barton

by Wendy Moffitt

Whaea Miriama Barton has left HBHS and is now in Wellington to take up a new role in the PPTA.

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🏊‍♂️ Quinn Boyle wins Award at the New Zealand/International Ultra-Marathon Awards Evening

by Wendy Moffitt

Quinn's charitable swimming efforts have been acknowledged on the National stage in Wellington.

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🥇 HBHS wins Waikato Secondary Schools Squash Competition

by Simon Devitt

Teacher in Charge of Squash, Mr Simon Devitt, reports on our team's recent victory.

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Race Unity Day

by Wendy Moffitt

HEART Leader and Inclusivity Student Leader, Matthew Lee, reports on our celebration of Race Unity Day.

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Day of Silence

by Matthew Lee

The HBHS HEART Initiative leads the way in promoting safety and inclusivity for all at our school.

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🔬 HBHS finish second in New Zealand Institute of Chemistry Analytical Chemistry Competition

by Indra Basi

Teacher in Charge of Chemistry and Director of Advanced Learning Programmes, Ms Indra Basi, reports on our team's success.

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🏸 HBHS Badminton Team win Super 8 Title 🏆

by Raphael Deloy

Raphael Deloy reports on our team's victory in New Plymouth.

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🏓HBHS win Waikato Secondary Schools Table Tennis Competition 🥇

by Wendy Moffitt

The Term 2 regional Table Tennis Competition was dominated by HBHS teams.

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🗣 Senior Debaters Through to Waikato Secondary Schools Semi-finals

by Aaron Kearney

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

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