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2020 Head Prefect - Ngakohu Walker

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Toki uri uri, toki uri, toki amoamo ake hoki au i taku toki nei.

Kia rahirahi mākīkī, kia rahirahi mākākā.

Nō hea te toki nei a Manīhi. Nō hea te toki a Manāha. Te Manāha nui a Tāne. Ka whakairia nui ake koiarā te tarawīwini ka tū ki hea, pou e. Rūrū taku rama, rūrū nā wai, ka rūrū ki hea? Ka rūrū ki Waioriki ki Ōraka. Kape tī, Kape t

Tihei Mauri Ora!

Ko te mihi tuatahi ki tō matau Atua. Nāna te timatanga me te whakamutunga o ngā mea katoa. Kia whai kororia ki tōna ingoa tapu.

Ki nga mate. Haere, haere, haere atu rā.

Hoki mai ana ki a tātau te hunga ora, tēna rā tātau katoa.

Ko Hawai te marae. Ko Ranginui te wharenui. Ko Turirangi te wharekai. Ko Te Harawaaka te hapu. Ko Te Whānau A Apanui te iwi. Mai ngā Kuri A Whārau ki Tihirau. E i te tapu o Muriwai.

Ko Ngākohu Walker. He uri tenei no Te Whānau a Apanui, Te Whakatohea

E tū ake ake nei au ki te mihi atu ki a koutou katoa.

Ki nga kai kōrero, tēna koutou.

Ki nga kai karanga, nga reo tioriori, tēna koutou

Ki te Tumuaki, tēna koe.

Ki nga Kaiako me nga awhina, tēna koutou.

Ki ngā tama tane o Raukura, tēna koutou.

Ka huri aku mata ki a koutou nga Manuhiri. Nau mai ki te papa o Raukura. Kua tae koutou ki te whakakī i o koutou kete, mā te Matauranga.

E kii a nei te kōrero, “Ko koutou ngā Rangatira o āpopo”.

Heoi anō me huri au ki te reo paraoa, kia mārama pai ai tātau katoa.

Kia Ora & Welcome to Rotorua Boys’ High School 2020

To Mr Grinter, Kia Ora Sir. You continue to lead our school to greatness every year and I know you’ll do the same this year.

To our staff and support staff, I hope you enjoyed your holiday and are ready for another great year.

To our new staff welcome

To our prefects team, boys this is our year. Let’s make sure that we lead by example and if not uphold, lift the legacy left by those who led before us.

To the student body, welcome back boys. Make sure that we all welcome our new boys and make them feel at home.

And finally to our visitors. Welcome. I look around and I see that Raukura’s future is bright.

To all our parents that have arrived today to support their boys. You guys are super stars. I commend you all on coming today to support your boy. There is nothing that is comparable to having a loving and supporting whānau. So I thank you all for coming. That is one of the things we pride ourselves most on is Whanaungatanga. If we can carry on this kind of support all throughout the journey, schooling life for the boys will be very easy and smooth sailing. It must be very nerve racking for you to be letting your son go into high school but don’t worry, our staff and our student body will no doubt help your boy comfortably settle in to school here.

To all our new boys, welcome. I hope you guys make the most of your time here at school and make your whānau proud.

You may be wondering who I am?

My name is Ngakohu Walker, I am a proud hostel boarder and I am the head prefect for 2020 here at Rotorua Boys High School.

I was born and bred on the Sunny East Coast of New Zealand in a small place called Hāwai where the rhythmic pulse of the ocean is just off the doorstep of my house and the hum of the forest is just outside my back door. The nearest town which is Opotiki is a ½ drive away. Hunting, fishing, diving and spending time in the outdoors with my family is what I grew up doing.

I went to Kohanga reo at Maraenui and spent my primary and intermediate days at Te Kura Mana Maori O Maraenui, which was a school that consisted of 3 classrooms and 40 kids. There I learned to fluently speak native tongue and there I learned about my tipuna and my culture. Through those years I was the only kid in my year level. Being the only kid in my year level from year 1 through to year 8 was challenging at times but I learned a lot. I never had anyone of my age to hang out with so I always hung out with people that were either older than me and younger than me.

I then transitioned into high school where I spent my first year at Opotiki College. When I moved there I thought it was huge. It only had three blocks. I actually got lost on my first day there which I can still clearly remember now. Opotiki College is a good school, however it wasn’t for me. I then made the move over here to Rotorua i. 2017 as a year 10 student where I found my niche. When I arrived at this school it was way bigger than little Opotiki College. Don’t even ask me how many times I got lost. The very first thing I noticed about this school is that it is a place that is very much alive. Everyone is doing something… It pushed me to get involved in everything I could. The opportunities that are available here are endless. From performing art activities like production and kapa haka to academic activities like debating, to sporting activities like rugby and so many more. Back home, we have nowhere near as many opportunities as this school presents. As a way to give back to my whānau I make sure to take every single opportunity that presents itself and I hope I inspire other boys to do so.

It is absolutely humbling to stand here in front of you all as head boy. 13 years ago I was a young boy attending a small rural school along the East Coast and I never ever would have imagined having such a role as this. So I am very honoured and absolutely humbled. I will do everything I can for this school and for our boys to make it a better place.

If any of the boys, old and new need, anything or have any questions or need someone to talk to, just know that I am here for you all. Although I am Head Prefect, I am just another boy that proudly attends Raukura.

Before I close off my speech I will leave you with a whakatauki that I live by every single day.

Whāia te iti kahurangi ki te tūohu koe me he maunga teitei

Seek the treasure you value most dearly: if you bow your head, let it be to a lofty mountain

Heoi ano, huri noa i tō tātau kura, tēna koutou, tēna koutou, tēna tatou katoa. Kei raro.

 

Saturday, March 6th, 2021

Monday, March 8th, 2021

Week 6

Time: 00:00

Extended House Group

Time: 08:45 Duration: 45 minutes

Tuesday, March 9th, 2021

Yr 11 Road Expo

Time: 00:00

Wednesday, March 10th, 2021

Junior Assembly

Time: 11:30 Duration: 1 hours

Thursday, March 11th, 2021

Breakdance Workshop- P5 Hall

Marisols Y10 12 & 13 Time: 00:00

Friday, March 12th, 2021

Academic Review Day

Time: 00:00

Saturday, March 13th, 2021

1st XV vs JPC

Time: 12:00 Duration: 30 minutes

Monday, March 15th, 2021

L2&3 Business Studies Trip- Toi Ohomai (Bu)

Young Enterprise Scheme for Level 2&3 Business studies Timata Kickstarter workshop at Toi Ohomai Joe Burke PENDING Time: 00:00

Week 7

Time: 00:00

Tuesday, March 16th, 2021

BOPSS Touch - RBHS

Time: 00:00

Wednesday, March 17th, 2021

Saturday, March 20th, 2021

1st XV vs Dilworth

Time: 12:00 Duration: 30 minutes

Monday, March 22nd, 2021

Week 8

Time: 00:00

Tuesday, March 23rd, 2021

Waka Ama SS Nationals- Blue Lake (TBC)

Kelly Kinita Time: 00:00

Wednesday, March 24th, 2021

Senior Assembly

Time: 11:30 Duration: 1 hours

Saturday, March 27th, 2021

Rotorua Pasifika Festival

Rotorua Primary School Time: 00:00

1st XV vs Massey HS Away

Time: 12:00 Duration: 30 minutes

Monday, March 29th, 2021

Week 9

Time: 00:00

Tuesday, March 30th, 2021

BP Business Challenge- Young Enterprise

Y11 Joseph Burke Time: 00:00

Wednesday, March 31st, 2021

Thursday, April 1st, 2021

BOPSS Touch - RBHS

Mixed, open and social grades Time: 00:00

Friday, April 2nd, 2021

Easter Break

Time: 00:00 Duration: 1 hours

Wednesday, April 7th, 2021

Week 10

Time: 00:00

Thursday, April 8th, 2021

Friday, April 9th, 2021

Saturday, April 10th, 2021

1st XV vs St Peter’s Cambridge away

Time: 12:00 Duration: 30 minutes

Monday, April 12th, 2021

Y9 Parent Conferences

Starting 3.30pm Time: 00:00

Week 11

Time: 00:00

Tuesday, April 13th, 2021

Y10-13 Parent Conference

Starts at 3.30pm Time: 00:00

Wednesday, April 14th, 2021

Leadership Assembly

Time: 09:45 Duration: 1 hours

Saturday, April 17th, 2021

1st XV vs Auckland GS Away

Time: 12:00 Duration: 1 hours

Wednesday, April 21st, 2021

Saturday, May 1st, 2021

1st XV vs St Peter’s Auck Hm

Time: 12:00 Duration: 1 hours 30 minutes

Monday, May 3rd, 2021

Week 1

Time: 00:00

Wednesday, May 5th, 2021

Monday, May 10th, 2021

Week 2

Time: 00:00

Monday, May 17th, 2021

Week 3

Time: 00:00

Saturday, May 22nd, 2021

Super 8 Cultural Festival - TBC

VENUE AND DATES STILL TO BE CONFIRMED Time: 00:00

Monday, May 24th, 2021

9A&E Amazing Race- Local Museum (TBC)

9A and E will be completing a local and historical Amazing Race put on by the local Museum. Monday the 24th of May. 9A would go between 9.30am and 11am. 9E would go between 12.30pm and 2pm. The transport is complete covered by Ngati Whakaue. Emma Jamieson & Kylie Nichols will take both groups of 30 separately. Time: 00:00

Y11PE Camp-TBC

Time: 00:00

Tuesday, May 25th, 2021

Wednesday, May 26th, 2021

Arts Faculty Review

Time: 00:00

Thursday, May 27th, 2021

9A- Science Competition JPC

5pm-9pm four selected boys Darren TIC Time: 00:00

Nga Manu Korero

Time: 00:00

Monday, May 31st, 2021

Week 5

Time: 00:00

Wednesday, June 2nd, 2021

Year 10 Sexwise

Time: 00:00

Thursday, June 3rd, 2021

Friday, June 4th, 2021

Hall of Fame

Time: 00:00

Saturday, June 5th, 2021

1st XV vs Tangaroa College Hm

Time: 12:00 Duration: 30 minutes

Monday, June 7th, 2021

Week 6

Time: 00:00

Tuesday, June 8th, 2021

Friday, June 11th, 2021

Saturday, June 12th, 2021

Super 8 Rugby vs Tauranga BC Hm

Time: 12:00 Duration: 30 minutes

Monday, June 14th, 2021

Week 7

Time: 00:00

Saturday, June 19th, 2021

Super 8 Rugby vs Gisborne BHS Away

Time: 13:00 Duration: 30 minutes

Monday, June 21st, 2021

Week 8

Time: 00:00

Thursday, June 24th, 2021

Friday, June 25th, 2021

Blood Donation Day

Time: 00:00

Saturday, June 26th, 2021

Super 8 Rugby vs Hamilton BHS Away

Time: 12:00 Duration: 30 minutes

Monday, June 28th, 2021

Week 9

Time: 00:00

Friday, July 2nd, 2021

Saturday, July 3rd, 2021

Super 8 Rugby vs Hastings BHS Home

Time: 12:00 Duration: 30 minutes

Monday, July 5th, 2021

Week 10

Time: 00:00

Saturday, July 10th, 2021

Super 8 Rugby vs Napier BHS Home

Time: 12:00 Duration: 30 minutes

Monday, July 26th, 2021

Week 1

Time: 00:00

Saturday, July 31st, 2021

Super 8 Rugby vs Pamlerston BHS Away

Time: 12:00 Duration: 30 minutes

Monday, August 2nd, 2021

Week 2

Time: 00:00

Friday, August 6th, 2021

Saturday, August 7th, 2021

Super 8 Rugby vs New Plymouth BHS Home

Time: 12:00 Duration: 30 minutes

Monday, August 9th, 2021

Week 3

Time: 00:00

Wednesday, August 11th, 2021

Thursday, August 12th, 2021

Friday, August 13th, 2021

Academic Review Day

Time: 00:00

Monday, August 16th, 2021

Week 4

Time: 00:00

Tuesday, August 17th, 2021

Excel Performing Arts Lunchtime Performance

Time: 13:30 Duration: 30 minutes

Saturday, August 21st, 2021

Super Eight 1st XV Final

Time: 12:00 Duration: 30 minutes

Monday, August 23rd, 2021

Week 5

Time: 00:00

Wednesday, August 25th, 2021

Monday, August 30th, 2021

Week 6

Time: 00:00

Monday, September 6th, 2021

Week 7

Time: 00:00

Monday, September 13th, 2021

Week 8

Time: 00:00

Monday, September 20th, 2021

Week 9

Time: 00:00

Tuesday, September 21st, 2021

Team Photos - Hall

Time: 00:00

Monday, September 27th, 2021

Week 10

Time: 00:00

Monday, October 18th, 2021

Week 1

Time: 00:00

Monday, October 25th, 2021

Week 2

Time: 00:00

Friday, October 29th, 2021

Hostel Prizegiving

Time: 00:00

Saturday, October 30th, 2021

School Ball

Time: 00:00

Monday, November 1st, 2021

Week 3

Time: 00:00

Tuesday, November 2nd, 2021

Monday, November 8th, 2021

Week 4

Time: 00:00

Monday, November 15th, 2021

Week 5

Time: 00:00

Monday, November 22nd, 2021

Week 6

Time: 00:00

Monday, November 29th, 2021

Week 7

Time: 00:00

Thursday, December 2nd, 2021

Condor Sevens

Time: 00:00

Monday, December 6th, 2021

Week 8

Time: 00:00

Tuesday, December 14th, 2021

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