If your son is unwell
With the Cold and Flu season upon us, and Covid well established in the Community, this is a reminder to please keep your son at home if he is showing ANY signs of cold or flu. Boys are to remain at home until they are symptom free.
If your son has been vomiting and/or had diarrhoea, please remember he is required to stay home for 48 hours after his last episode.
HBHS Student ID Photos
On Friday, 10th June, we will be having our final ID photo catch up day.
If your son has not yet had his ID photo taken, or it is incorrect on his current ID card, please remind him to go to the Hall at the beginning of Period 1.
SchoolTV - Building Resilience Post Pandemic
Unfortunately, the mental health of young people has been significantly impacted by the pandemic. As many families settle back into pre-COVID routines, there seems to be a pervasive sense of optimism about what lies ahead.
Unfortunately, children and teens are not immune to what is now being termed the “psychological pandemic”. Young people are at risk of not achieving the primary demands of developmental tasks such as procuring independence, identity formation, as well as obtaining and maintaining peer relationships. What kids need most in the current environment is support, understanding, empathy and encouragement from caring adults. They live up or down to the expectations we set for them.
If there is a panacea to the adversity caused by the pandemic, then it is the building of resilience. Resilience is the capacity to face, overcome, be strengthened and transformed by adversity. Never before, have parents needed the skills, the knowledge and the strategies to build resilience in their children as much as they do now. There are 7 integral and interrelated components that make up being resilient that can help young people thrive and develop healthy coping strategies.
This Special Report explores the “7 C’s of Resilience” and includes suggested strategies on how adult carers can best facilitate them. We hope you take a moment to reflect on the information offered, and as always, we welcome your feedback. If this raises any concerns for you, a loved one or the wellbeing of your child, please seek medical or professional help.
Here is the link to your special report https://hbhs.nz.schooltv.me/wellbeing_news/special-report-building-resilience-post-pandemic
Correct Procedure for unwell students during school hours at HBHS
Some of our students are not following our procedures when feeling unwell.
Students need to go to the Wellness Centre and be assessed by our nursing staff. Wellness Centre staff will then contact home if students need to be collected due to their ill-health.
We are finding that a number of students are texting or calling their parents to come and collect them from school. We would appreciate your support in letting your sons’ know the correct procedure please, especially for health and safety reasons.
If you wish to take your son out of school for an appointment or to leave early, you must send your son with a note or notify the Dean's office first thing in the morning. Otherwise, he will not be released from class. (Pg.134 School Diary Under Regulations)
HBHS Board Parent Election 2022
Our school will be undertaking a parent election for 7 School Board vacancies. This process will start with the issuing of nomination papers to our caregiver community by Friday 15th July 2022.
We have employed CES to undertake the election process on our behalf. This year with legislative change, our nomination form and full instruction on how to place your nomination into our own School’s Election website will be emailed to you if we have your email address in our database, or you will receive it by post if we don’t have your email in our database.
Nomination papers will also be available at the school office. The school will send those on to CES for processing upon receipt from candidates.
Nominations close on Friday 5th August at 12 noon.
We look forward to your participation in this process.