Hamilton Boys' High School

Hamilton Boys' High School

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Hamilton Boys' High School is a boys' secondary school in Hamilton, New Zealand. The school was established as Hamilton High School in 1911 but was later split into separate boys' and girls' schools. The school crest features a lion, sash and star, and bears the motto "Sapiens Fortunam Fingit Sibi" which translates to "a wise man carves his own fortune". The school colours are black and red.

Most of the school's approximately 2000 students are day boys from Hamilton and surrounding townships such as Cambridge, Te Awamutu, and Morrinsville. Around 120 boys are housed in an onsite boarding hostel, Argyle House, which forms one of the six houses into which the school is divided. The boarding house is located on the school grounds, but is essentially a private institution, with students paying approximately $10,000 per year to attend.

In 1999 the school appointed Susan Hassall to head the school. In doing so the school became one of the first boys' schools in New Zealand to appoint a female headmaster.


The school offers both the state run NCEA and external Cambridge International Examinations for students to undertake.

There have been many successes in this area. The school is always performing highly in both NCEA and CIE.


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Hamilton Boys' High School fields a number of sports teams in a variety of codes. In...
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