Whanau Group

Te Whanau Tautoko o te Kura Ngaa Tai Tama o Kirikiriroa

The whanau group was formed in 2000, by parents of Maori students who were interested in supporting their sons' education while at Hamilton Boys' High School.

In November 2000 the whanau became a legal entity as a Charitable Trust, so that the whanau could apply to funding organisations to help support the boys. In 2011, after 5 years of inactivity, the group was reactivated.

The whanau group meets monthly to:

  1. Discuss the programmes and how the school is delivering education to our boys.
  2. Discuss how we can work alongside the school's board, management and staff to achieve positive educational outcomes for our boys.
  3. Plan future developments and discuss any issues that parents may have.
The current aims of the whanau group:

To provide a forum of support for whanau of HBHS.

To work alongside HBHS to provide advice and support for:

1. The promotion and encouragement of excellence, leadership and achievement for Maori boys enrolled at HBHS.

2. The promotion of te reo Maori, tikanga Maori and the Treaty of Waitangi in the activities, processes and policies of HBHS.

Support Nga Managai Tama Toa leadership student group.

This group was formed in 2011, Maori students are selected from Year 10 – 13 and they provide:

  •   Mentorship to other students.
  •   Provide lunch time homework sessions.
  •   Attend leadership programmes.
  •   Organize events and activities at school. 
  •  Senior students attend monthly whanau hui.
Meeting Dates and Times

Meetings are usually held from 6.00pm - 7.30pm on the second Tuesday of every month, prior to the school board's monthly meeting in the Sport's Pavilion. A reminder is sent out to parents prior to the meeting and if you would like to be included on the mail out list, please contact Mr T West at the school.


For any queries or further information, please contact:

Dean Ria Chairman of Whanau Group Tel: - Email: dean.ria@waikatodhb.health.nz
Mr Toti West School Representative Tel: - Email: twest@hbhs.school.nz