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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 2018

Academic:

93 NZ Scholarships (9 Outstanding) 2017
NZ Prime Minister’s Award (Top Scholar in NZ - 2016)
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:

NZSS Champions Wrestling 2013, 2015 - 2018
NZSS Football Champions 2017
NZSS Condor Sevens Champions 2015, 2016, 2017
NZSS Inline Hockey Champions 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018
NZSS Champion School – Rowing 2004 – 2010, 2013 - 2017, 2018
NZSS Swimming: 4th Overall 2017
NZSS Athletics Champions 3 Titles 2016, 3 Titles 2017
NZSS Rugby Champions 2008, 2009, 2013, 2014, 2nd 2017, 3rd 2018
NZSS Ki-o-Rahi Champions 2016, 4th 2017
NZSS Touch Champions 2005, 2008 – 2010, 2012, 2013, 2016, 2nd 2017, 2018
NZSS Shooting Champions 2015, 2nd 2016
NZSS Maadi Cup Champions 2005, 2007-2010, 2013 - 2015
NZSS Duathlon Champions 2015, 2nd 2018
World Secondary Schools Rugby Champions 2010, 2011, 2014
NZSS Hockey Champions 2013, 2014, 4th 2018
NZSS Junior Cross Country Champion 2013, 2014, 2018
NZSS Champion Cycling Time Trials 2012, 2013, 2014
NZSS Triathlon Champions 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, Jnr 2018
NZSS Wrestling, 2018

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.

Key Academic Achievements

NCEA    
Level 1 (Year 11) HBHS National
Year 11 who gained Level 1 91.9% 84.7%
Level 1 Literacy requirement 97.8% 91.2%
Level 1 Numeracy requirement 98.2% 89.8%
     
Level 2 NCEA (Year 12) HBHS National
Year 12 who gained Level 2 94% 89.1%
     
Level 3 NCEA (Year 13) HBHS National
Year 13 who gained Level 3 84.1% 83.1%
     
NZ Scholarships    
No of Scholarships 84  
No of Outstanding Scholarships 9  
     
Total Number of Scholarships 93  
     
AS Level Cambridge    
(Year 12-13) HBHS % Pass HBHS Mean
Accounting 100% 71.5%
Biology 66.7% 65.4%
Chemistry 96.3% 70.8%
Economics 100% 78.9%
English Literature 100% 74.3%
Mathematics 88.9% 69.6%
Physics 77.8% 65.7%
     
IGSCE Cambridge    
(Year 11) HBHS % Pass HBHS Mean
Accounting 100% 71.5%
Computer Science 100% 73.9%
Economics 100% 84.6%
English Literature 98.3% 83.0%
Mathematics 100% 79.8%
Science 100% 87.1%

 

Average in best THREE subjects  
2016-17 Top Yr 13 AS/A2 Level Scholars  
ROHAN THOMAS 92.33%
PATRICK DOWD 91.67%
ELLIOTT JIA 90.33%
TYLER WALLACE 89.67%
LIAM HAUGHEY 89.33%
SIYUAN LI 89%
JAMES WILLOUGHBY 88%
   
2017 Top 12 AS Level Scholars  
SAMEER MANDHAM 94%
PATRICK DOWD 93%
NICHOLAS GOODMAN 91.5%
ALEX CHEN 89%
CHRISTOPH TEN HOUTE DE LANGE 85.5%
   
2017 Top IGCSE Scholars  
LIAM BALLARD 95.33%
DAMIEN BOLLIGER 94.33%
DANIEL DARLINGTON 94.33%
MARSHALL FORESTER 94%
LUKE PETERS 92.67%
HENRY YAO 92%
ALEX CARTER 91%