Update regarding Sport, Extra Curricular activities and Trips at HBHS

Dear Parents/Caregivers

Out of concern for our school community’s health amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, all sports fixtures against other schools or clubs for all our HBHS school teams are currently suspended until the situation is reviewed. 

Non-contact training sessions may continue unless directed otherwise by the relevant National Sports Organisation.

It is imperative that the following practices are explained to all sportsmen and adhered to:

  • If players are sick, they don’t come to school or training
  • All aspects of a training session are non-contact
  • Physical contact like shaking hands and high fiving should be avoided. Greet teammates and opponents with ankle and elbow bumps, or an East Coast wave instead 
  • All players should use their own named drink bottle. Irrespective of COVID-19, water bottles shouldn’t be shared. 
  • Players should wash their hands before and after training thoroughly with soap for 20 seconds
  • Following the Hockey NZ directive, all Hockey games and training have been postponed

For all further Sport enquiries, please contact Mr Murray McKenzie mmckenzie@hbhs.school.nz

Further information regarding Trips and Events

  • The Westlake BHS Exchange diaried for April 7 has been cancelled
  • All EOTC Trips out of school will be reviewed case by case
  • All Parent/Teacher evenings have been postponed
  • All assemblies have been cancelled until further notice
  • The school haka competition has been postponed
  • Year 12 Geography Field Trip (April 3) has been postponed
  • Year 11 Geography Field Trip (April 29 & 30) has been postponed
  • Super 8 Cultural exchange (22 and 23 May) has been cancelled
  • Waikato Barbershop has been cancelled
  • Opera in schools has been cancelled
  • Waikato Debating - HBHS not participating
  • Samoa Music Tour has been postponed
  • Combined Orchestra - TBC
  • National Secondary Schools Kapa Haka - TBC
  • School Production - TBC

We understand this situation is extremely disappointing but these difficult decisions have been made to help prevent the community spread of COVID-19. 

Thank you for your support and we will keep you updated as things change.

Please find attached a poster on hygiene that will be going up in all classrooms.

Regards
HBHS Senior Management