Very good and kind teacher and headmaster
Mrs. Hassall is both an amazing teacher and an inspiring leader. I truly appreciate all the effort Mrs. Hassall puts into making Hamilton Boys' High School an even better place, and I wish that all students appreciate this to
I think Ms Hassall is a wonderful teacher and headmaster.
shes a great teacher, and very nice person. she is also a very good headmaste, probably the best ive had in all my schools
great leader although doesnt fully aprreciate evryone in the school as equalls
i cant wait until i go to Boys High in 2008 and when she is the Headmaster of my High school years
I guess I will miss HBHS. Mrs Hassall made HBHS great. It is much better than what my brother remembers.
big ups. she was a good headmaster and made us have school pride
I really enjoyed school and a large part of that is due to her
One of New Zealanders great leaders. A primary asset for everthing she has acheived at the school. I love her traditions and her speeches are a real inspiration . Mrs Hassal should be proud of herself and in my opinion is the best thing that happend to the school and the country. As she raises a loving family of 1700 boys, maybe we could see her being the mother of our nation one day . I am thoroughly proud to be a student and will miss this family when my journey here finishes. Kia kaha Mrs Hassal !!!
Theres no reason why people should feel alienated. She supports everyone at HBHS, and when teams win she points that out. Celebrating success is a good thing, mediocrity shouldnt be encouraged, and so im glad that she doesnt encourage it
cool as headmaster always talks to students when walking round the school
okay i guess. she needs to stop alienating herself from the majority of the students.
shes an effective head, and when she is in the public eye i am proud to go to boys high
Meh, she's not all that. Good I guess, but she alone is not responsible for everything HBHS achieves.
I dont know what to say...she is very pompous and posh but she does a good job i guess
You've got to love her, even if she is a little pretentious. She's a short woman in charge of 1500 larrakin boys. Quite an effort.
the first female Dean at HBHS, the first assistant female Principal and the first female Headmaster. to become the first female headmaster she must of been better then all the male headmasters running for this position. i give her credit for this. "the leader of a boys school is a headmaster, so that is what i'll be".
I always thought her love for rowing and rugby was over the top, until I went to uni. You'd be surprised how many people say "Hamilton Boys' - good school" because they know it won gillette cup or maadi cup. Seriously, I was a bit of a nerd, but you will realise how good Mrs Hassall is when the quality of the school gets you places. Even if, like me, you very rarely played sport.
I like her. She does try hard to make the school equal to, or better than, a private school, which sometimes makes her appear to give special privileges to students in sports that beat private schools, but while it is easy to criticise her, she is actually a very effective headmaster.
Extremely good head and person. she gets a 5/5 but... she does get caught up in excellence. HBHS does have a predigous rowing and rugby history,she highlights that, often."a good school is a school that rows" quote was uncalled for but you can see some slight substance in it. With this comes what students call "rowers privilages", where rowers and other "excellence" people get unfair privilages. NB: HBHS won Crickets gillete cup 3 yr in a row 2 yrs ago, rubgy has @ best been 4th, what about other sports??..
Ahhh the Hass. I think the older you get, the more you get to like her.
She is the best headmaster in the country as far as I have seen. Proud to be HBHS!
I have always thought that she does very well as an intellectual person to lead such a sports oriented school. Every facet of the school is important to her.
A great headmaster to us. The "Good school is a rowing school" chafed me, as I am a hockey player, but she supports all aspects of the school as much as she can. One person can only have so much time - why not devote it to the things that your school do best?
I didn't appreciate Mrs Hassall until I saw some of the other Headmasters around. Without naming them there are some nut-cases and bores in charge of NZ schools. Mrs Hassall is by comparison excellent.
Some people here seem to have a few problems with the character of HBHS, rather than Mrs Hassall. Everyone knows the school is a rowing and rugby school, and it always has been - get over it. Mrs Hassall does a really good job, and I wouldn't want to go to any other school
Mrs Hassall is a good headmaster. I have my doubts about the black pants she put with the travelling uniform - it's a friggin school uniform, not a cheap business suit! Apart from that, though, she's done everything really well. I give her an A++
I am an old boy who was at school when she was made Headmaster. At the time she was made head, I had some serious misgivings - that she was a woman, and didn't really seem interested in sport. How wrong I was. I would definately send any kids I might have to HBHS.
Brilliant Headmaster! No disrespect to Mr Bennett, but there was a distinct lack of success for the school between Steel and Hassall. Now, I feel the school is back on its feet.