Each year the Rotorua Boys’ High School Year 13 students embark on their traditional two day, 50km multisport challenge which ascends in 2016 comprised of a 26km run and bush trek from RBHS to Lake Okataina Education and Rec Camp. The boys would then stay overnight at the camp with a leadership focus in the evening before resting up for an enduring 24km Mountain Bike ride from the camp to Millar Road, Lake Okareka via the Whakapoungakau Track the following morning. From Lake Okareka, the group continues with their road through the Redwood Forrest and back to school.
The journey required students to push their physical, emotional and spiritual boundaries whilst establishing and strengthening the relationships that will steer them in positive directions in their final year of high school. For many, this would have been the toughest challenge they will engage in that exhausts all four dimensions of their personal well-being…aptly named “Te Wero”.
Te Wero was an incredible achievement that was duly recognised by the rest of the student body on their return.