Maori Achievement Captain - Tipene James


Kia ora my name is Tipene James and I am the Maori Achievement Captain at Rotorua Boys High school for 2016. 2016 has been an extremely successful year for Maori achievement at Rotorua Boys High School, this was recognised with the winning of a Prime Minister’s Education Award in Leading and a finalist in the category of Engagement.  This is testimony to the Principal, staff, students and whanau of our school.

Being the Maori Achievement Captain and Prefect is a huge privilege for me and provides me with an opportunity to give back to a school that has given so much to me.  As a school where Maori are over 80% of the students, I take responsibility of Maori Achievement Captain seriously.  Maori students continue to excel on the local and national stage, and this is most evident in our academic results, which have our NCEA results amongst the best in the country for Maori boys, no easy achievement.  Not only do we excel on the academic stage, but we continue perform well in culture, sports and community.


One of the key reasons for our success is that we are a brotherhood, a brotherhood of young men, who salute and honour ‘Three feathers to the sky’.