OUR SCHOOL

Hamilton Boys' High School, as the only state boys' school in the Waikato region, naturally retains a strong focus on delivering effective single-sex education for boys. The school's ethos is to strive for excellence in education and to create an environment which encourages students to strive for excellence in their own lives.

HBHS continues to develop a range of leading-edge learning programmes for boys and young men combined with providing a wide range of academic, co-curricular and sporting opportunities. School activities are conducted in a well-structured social environment to support and extend each boy's abilities.

The strong school spirit of Hamilton Boys' High School is founded on core values that blend the values of the past with the challenge of the future, so students develop and grow in a safe and nourishing environment.

Key School Results as of Dec 2020

Academic:

Top in NZ for IGCSE Co-ordinated Sciences 2020

World 1st in IGCSE Mathematics 2020

World 1st for Advanced Subsidiary Economics 2020

Top in NZ for IGCSE Economics and Top in NZ for IGCSE English Literature 2019

Equal World 1st for IGCSE Co-ordinated Sciences 2019

Equal World 1st for IGCSE Co-ordinated Sciences 2019

World 1st for Advanced Subsidiary Mathematics 2019

World 1st Cambridge IGCSE Co-ordinated Science 2018

49 NZ Scholarships (10 Outstanding) 2020

Premier Scholar's Award to Eushin Kang 2020

60 NZ Scholarships (8 Outstanding) 2019

Premier Scholar's Award to Joseph Licht 2019

60 NZ Scholarships (8 Outstanding) 2019

Premier Scholar’s Award to Patrick Dowd 2018

78 NZ Scholarships (7 Outstanding) 2018

93 NZ Scholarships (9 Outstanding) 2017
NZ Prime Minister’s Award (Top Scholar in NZ - 2016) to Christopher Mayo
NZ Premier Scholar 2009, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016
World 1st Cambridge IGCSE Science 2016
World 1st Cambridge IGCSE Co-ordinated Science 2013-2016
NZ 1st Cambridge A2 Level Chemistry 2017
NZ 1st IGCSE Accounting 2017
NZ 1st IGCSE Computer Science 2015, 2017
NZ 1st Cambridge A2 Level Biology 2016
NZ 1st Cambridge A2 Level Economics 2016
NZ 1st Cambridge AS Accounting 2016 NZ
1st Cambridge A2 Level Mathematics 2016
NZ 1st Cambridge AS Economics 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016
NZ 1st Cambridge AS Biology 2016
World 1st Cambridge AS English Language 2015
NZ 1st Cambridge AS Mathematics 2014, 2015
NZ 1st Cambridge AS Mathematics 2014, 2015
NZ 1st IGCSE Computer Science 2015
World 1st Cambridge IGCSE History 2014
World High Achievement Award Cambridge AS General 2014

Co-Curricular (Cultural):

NZSS Chess - NZCF National Championships 4th in 2015, 3rd in 2018 & 2019.  Power Chess National Championships 2nd in 2018, 1st in 2019.  Super 8 Chess Champions 2014, 2015, 2018 & 2019.

NZSS Debating - NZ Debating Team in 2017.  NZ Super 8 Champions 2015 - 2017 & 2018.

Drama - NZ Super 8 Champions 2015, 2017 & 2018.

NZSS Mooting - Champions 2015 & 2017.  

Co-Curricular (Sport):

NZSS Archery - 5th in 2015.

NZSS Athletics - Champions 3 Titles in 2016, 2017 & 2020. 2 Titles in 2018.  

NZSS Badminton - 2nd in 2015, 

NZSS Condor Sevens - Champions 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 & 2020. Under 15 Champions 2018 & 2020.

NZSS Cricket - National Junior Champions 2007, 2nd in 2013 & 2017.  NZ Super 8 Champions 2013 - 2019.  NZSS Finalist 2006 - 2010, 2015, 2016 & 2018.  NZSS Champions 2002, 2003 & 2008.  NZSS 2nd in 2009 & 2019.

NZSS Junior Cross Country - Champions 1st Juniors, 2nd 3-man Team, 2nd 6-man Team 2015, 1st 3-man Team 2019 (Junior). 1st Senior 3-man Team 2016, 2nd Senior 6-man Team.

NZSS Cue Sports - Champions 2018 & 2019.  Individual National Champion 2017.

NZSS Champion Cycling Time Trials 2012, 2013 & 2014.  NZSS Junior Champions 2015, 2016.  World Champion NZ Under 19 Track, Madison 2019.

NZSS Football - Champions 2017.  NZ Super 8 Champions 2013, 2014 & 2016.  2nd in 2017 & 2018.

NZSS Futsal - Juniors 2nd in 2015 & 2017, Seniors 3rd in 2015 & 2019.

NZSS Golf - 2nd in 2016, 6th in 2019.  NZ Super 8 Champions 2007, 2009, 2012 & 2017.

NZSS Hockey Champions 2013 & 2014, 4th in 2018.  NZ Super 8 Champions in 2008, 2009, 2011 - 2013, 2016 & 2017.

NZSS Inline Hockey - Champions 2014, 2016 - 2018. 2nd in 2019.

NZSS Ki-O-Rahi - Champions 2016, 3rd in 2015, 4th in 2017.

Motocross - 2016 NZ 85cc Champions, 2017 2nd X Country, Champions 2016 & 2017 NZ 85cc Cross Country.

NZSS Mountain Biking 3rd in Under 20 Downhill 2020, 3rd in Under 16 Cross Country 2020.

NZSS Rock Climbing - 4th in 2019.

NZSS Rowing - Champion School in 2004 – 2010, 2013 - 2017 & 2018.  Maadi Cup Champions 2005, 2007 - 2010, 2013 - 2015.  Springbok Shield Champions 2005 - 2010, 2013 & 2018.  6 NZSS Titles in 2019.

NZSS Rugby - 1st XV World Sanix Champions 2010, 2011 & 2014.  1st XV National Champions 2008, 2009, 2013 & 2014.  NZ Super 8 1st XV Champions 2006 - 2010, 2012 - 2015, 2017 & 2020.  NZ Super 8 2nd XV Champions 2005 - 2008, 2010, 2011, 2013 - 2015 & 2020.  Moascar Cup - 2008, 2009, 2010 & 2013.  Under 15 National Champions 2013, 2014 & 2018.

NZSS Shooting - Champions Clay Target Shooting in 2015, 2nd in 2016.

NZSS Squash - 7th in 2017, 9th in 2020.

NZSS Surfing - 4th in 2015, NZ Under 16 Champion.  Schools Under 16 Champion, NZ Representative.  Scholastic NZ Champion Under 16.  

NZSS Swimming - Champions 2016, 5 Titles in 2019, 9 Titles in 2020.

NZSS Table Tennis - Under 15 Champions 2016.

NZSS Tennis - 5th in 2012, 5th in 2014, 7th in 2016, 8th in 2017, 5th in 2018.  NZ Super 8 Champions 2004, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2018 - 2020.  

NZSS Touch - Champions 2005, 2008 – 2010, 2012, 2013, 2016 & 2019. 2nd in 2017 & 2018.

NZSS Triathlon/Duathlon - 1st Under 16 in 2015, Under 19 3rd in 2015, 1st Under 14 Teams 2019, 1st Under 14 Individual & Team.

NZSS Ultimate Frisbee - 5th in 2015, 5th in 2017, 3rd in 2018 & 2019.

NZSS Waka Ama - Under 19 Singles Champion in 2010, 2nd in 2012.

NZSS Waterpolo - 2nd in 2019.

NZSS Wrestling - Champions 2013, 2015 - 2019. NZSS 2nd 2012, 2018.  NZSS 4 Titles in 2019.

Professional Initiatives

Gifted and Talented Education: HBHS and its Advanced Learning Programme (ALP) for educating gifted and talented boys has been identified by the Ministry of Education as a model of high standards. Funding is provided for leading staff professional development and increasing boys achievement.


Learning Support: HBHS has developed a comprehensive educational programme of support for students assisting them to develop strategies to deal with their special learning needs.


Mentoring: An ever expanding scheme of advice and positive relationship building from Yr 9 (Peer Reading), Academic Mentors, 20/20, where junior students are linked with prefects. A Boys to Men Programme involving all Yr 9 & Yr 13 students, Yr 12 and 13 Career Exploration and Elite Sport and Guidance underpinned by positive staff/student relationships and strong coaching programmes in sports and recreational activities throughout the school, lead to high levels of student engagement.


Academy of Sport and Academy of Arts: HBHS has developed Junior Elite Sport and Arts classes to ensure elite students are supported to perform at the top level in New Zealand whilst maintaining a sound educational programme at the school.


Leadership & Management: The Headmaster of HBHS provides inspirational and visionary leadership, supported by a highly effective management team, committed to a values-driven school. Together, staff and senior students craft a safe, successful and happy learning environment for all students. A structure of Executive, Faculties, departments and teaching staff, provides clear vision, values and systems throughout the school to ensure a culture of success.