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2020 Head Prefect - Ngakohu Walker

Leadership

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.

 

Monday, February 26th, 2024

Term 1, Week 5

Term 1, Week 5
Time: 00:00

Time: 00:00

Year 9- Tāne Raukura Camps Waiotapu.

Year 9- Tāne Raukura Camps Waiotapu.
Time: 00:00

Time: 00:00

Tuesday, February 27th, 2024

Production- Jersey Boys Auditions

Production- Jersey Boys Auditions
Time: 00:00

Time: 00:00

BOPSS Ki o Rahi Champs - RGHS

BOPSS Ki o Rahi Champs - RGHS
Location: Rotorua Girls' High School, 251 Old Taupo Road, Hillcrest, Rotorua 3015, New Zealand Time: 00:00

Location: Rotorua Girls' High School, 251 Old Taupo Road, Hillcrest, Rotorua 3015, New Zealand Time: 00:00

Thursday, February 29th, 2024

BOPSS 3x3 Basketball Champs - Tauranga

BOPSS 3x3 Basketball Champs - Tauranga
Location: Mercury Baypark, 81 Truman Lane, Mount Maunganui 3152, New Zealand Time: 00:00

Location: Mercury Baypark, 81 Truman Lane, Mount Maunganui 3152, New Zealand Time: 00:00

Friday, March 1st, 2024

NZ Maori XI vs a Bay of Plenty XI

NZ Maori XI vs a Bay of Plenty XI
Time: 00:00

Time: 00:00

Saturday, March 2nd, 2024

BOPPS Snr Volleyball Champs (Day 3 & 4) - Mt Maunganui

BOPPS Snr Volleyball Champs (Day 3 & 4) - Mt Maunganui
Location: Mercury Baypark, 81 Truman Lane, Mount Maunganui 3152, New Zealand Time: 00:00

Location: Mercury Baypark, 81 Truman Lane, Mount Maunganui 3152, New Zealand Time: 00:00

Monday, March 4th, 2024

Term 1, Week 6

Term 1, Week 6
Time: 00:00

Time: 00:00

Year 9- Tāne Raukura Camps Waiotapu.

Year 9- Tāne Raukura Camps Waiotapu.
Time: 00:00

Time: 00:00

Wednesday, March 6th, 2024

Y10-13 Photos & Hostel

Y10-13 Photos & Hostel
Time: 00:00

Time: 00:00

BOPSS Athletics Champs - Tauranga

BOPSS Athletics Champs - Tauranga
Location: Tauranga Domain, 91 Cameron Road, Tauranga 3110, New Zealand Time: 00:00

Location: Tauranga Domain, 91 Cameron Road, Tauranga 3110, New Zealand Time: 00:00

Friday, March 8th, 2024

BOPPS Snr Volleyball Champs (Day 5 & Finals) - Mt Maunganui

BOPPS Snr Volleyball Champs (Day 5 & Finals) - Mt Maunganui
Location: Mercury Baypark, 81 Truman Lane, Mount Maunganui 3152, New Zealand Time: 00:00

Location: Mercury Baypark, 81 Truman Lane, Mount Maunganui 3152, New Zealand Time: 00:00

Academic Review Day

Academic Review Day
Time: 00:00

Time: 00:00

Monday, March 11th, 2024

Term 1, Week 7

Term 1, Week 7
Time: 00:00

Time: 00:00

BOPSS Golf Champs - Tauranga

BOPSS Golf Champs - Tauranga
Location: Tauranga Golf Club, 1395 Cameron Road, Gate Pa, Tauranga 3142, New Zealand Time: 00:00

Location: Tauranga Golf Club, 1395 Cameron Road, Gate Pa, Tauranga 3142, New Zealand Time: 00:00

Wednesday, March 13th, 2024

Pathway-Health Support and Care

Pathway-Health Support and Care
Time: 00:00

Time: 00:00

Thursday, March 14th, 2024

BOPSS Touch Champs - Papamoa

BOPSS Touch Champs - Papamoa
Location: Gordon Spratt Reserve, Papamoa Beach, Papamoa 3118, New Zealand Time: 00:00

Location: Gordon Spratt Reserve, Papamoa Beach, Papamoa 3118, New Zealand Time: 00:00

Waikato BOP Schools XC MTB Champs.

Waikato BOP Schools XC MTB Champs.
Summary: Te Miro Mountain Bike Club Time: 00:00

Te Miro Mountain Bike Club Time: 00:00

Monday, March 18th, 2024

1PED Camp- Waiotapu

1PED Camp- Waiotapu
Time: 00:00

Time: 00:00

Term 1, Week 8

Term 1, Week 8
Time: 00:00

Time: 00:00

NZSS Waka Ama Champs- Blue Lake

NZSS Waka Ama Champs- Blue Lake
Time: 00:00

Time: 00:00

Summer Tournament Week (Super 8 Schools)

Summer Tournament Week (Super 8 Schools)
Time: 00:00

Time: 00:00

Tuesday, March 19th, 2024

Health & Safety Course

Health & Safety Course
Summary: Building Trades Academy Time: 00:00

Building Trades Academy Time: 00:00

Wednesday, March 20th, 2024

Pathways-Jobs on Land and Sea

Pathways-Jobs on Land and Sea
Time: 00:00

Time: 00:00

Monday, March 25th, 2024

Term 1, Week 9

Term 1, Week 9
Time: 00:00

Time: 00:00

Tuesday, March 26th, 2024

WBOPSS Athletics Champs - Tauranga

WBOPSS Athletics Champs - Tauranga
Location: Tauranga Domain, 91 Cameron Road, Tauranga 3110, New Zealand Time: 00:00

Location: Tauranga Domain, 91 Cameron Road, Tauranga 3110, New Zealand Time: 00:00

Y11 Road Safety Expo

Y11 Road Safety Expo
Summary: 8.45am-12pm  Events Centre Time: 00:00

8.45am-12pm  Events Centre Time: 00:00

Monday, April 1st, 2024

Term 1, Week 10

Term 1, Week 10
Time: 00:00

Time: 00:00

Tuesday, April 2nd, 2024

Y9 Jubilees Scholars Leadership Camp-Great Barrier

Y9 Jubilees Scholars Leadership Camp-Great Barrier
Time: 00:00

Time: 00:00

Thursday, April 4th, 2024

3HIS Tarawera Trip- Waiotapu**

3HIS Tarawera Trip- Waiotapu**
Time: 00:00

Time: 00:00

Monday, April 8th, 2024

Term 1, Week 11

Term 1, Week 11
Time: 00:00

Time: 00:00

Monday, April 22nd, 2024

Exchange MacKillop Catholic College Australia

Exchange MacKillop Catholic College Australia
Time: 00:00

Time: 00:00

Monday, April 29th, 2024

Term 2, Week 1

Term 2, Week 1
Time: 00:00

Time: 00:00

Tuesday, April 30th, 2024

11PED -Adams Centre Visit TBC

11PED -Adams Centre Visit TBC
Summary: Only two days required 2 X 50pax? Time: 00:00

Only two days required 2 X 50pax? Time: 00:00

Monday, May 6th, 2024

Term 2, Week 2

Term 2, Week 2
Time: 00:00

Time: 00:00

Wednesday, May 8th, 2024

Pathways-Tourism and Hospitality

Pathways-Tourism and Hospitality
Time: 00:00

Time: 00:00

Thursday, May 9th, 2024

RYDA Workshop

RYDA Workshop
Summary: Road Safety Education Angie Hine Time: 00:00

Road Safety Education Angie Hine Time: 00:00

Monday, May 13th, 2024

Heath & Safety Course

Heath & Safety Course
Summary: Engineering academy Time: 00:00

Engineering academy Time: 00:00

Term 2, Week 3

Term 2, Week 3
Time: 00:00

Time: 00:00

Wednesday, May 15th, 2024

Super 8 Cultural

Super 8 Cultural
Time: 00:00

Time: 00:00

Rotorua Careers Expo

Rotorua Careers Expo
Time: 00:00

Time: 00:00

Monday, May 20th, 2024

CAA Week

CAA Week
Time: 00:00

Time: 00:00

BOPSS Cross Country Champs - Tauranga

BOPSS Cross Country Champs - Tauranga
Location: Waipuna Park, 25 Kaitemako Road, Welcome Bay, Tauranga 3175, New Zealand Time: 00:00

Location: Waipuna Park, 25 Kaitemako Road, Welcome Bay, Tauranga 3175, New Zealand Time: 00:00

Term 2, Week 4

Term 2, Week 4
Time: 00:00

Time: 00:00

Tuesday, May 21st, 2024

J. Manihera Memorial Golf Tournament - Kawerau

J. Manihera Memorial Golf Tournament - Kawerau
Location: Kawerau Golf & Squash Club Inc, Cobham Drive, Kawerau 3192, New Zealand Time: 00:00

Location: Kawerau Golf & Squash Club Inc, Cobham Drive, Kawerau 3192, New Zealand Time: 00:00

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2024

Pathways-Tech Step Rangatahi

Pathways-Tech Step Rangatahi
Time: 00:00

Time: 00:00

Monday, May 27th, 2024

Super 8 Cross Country

Super 8 Cross Country
Location: New Plymouth, New Zealand Time: 00:00

Location: New Plymouth, New Zealand Time: 00:00

Term 2, Week 5

Term 2, Week 5
Time: 00:00

Time: 00:00

CAA Week

CAA Week
Time: 00:00

Time: 00:00

Friday, May 31st, 2024

BOPMCC Interschool Cross Country - Rotorua

BOPMCC Interschool Cross Country - Rotorua
Location: Rotorua MX Track, Horohoro 3077, New Zealand Time: 00:00

Location: Rotorua MX Track, Horohoro 3077, New Zealand Time: 00:00

Monday, June 3rd, 2024

Term 2, Week 6

Term 2, Week 6
Time: 00:00

Time: 00:00

Tuesday, June 4th, 2024

Matariki Teacher Only Day

Matariki Teacher Only Day
Time: 00:00

Time: 00:00

Wednesday, June 5th, 2024

BOPSS Squash Boys Individual Champs - Tauranga

BOPSS Squash Boys Individual Champs - Tauranga
Location: Devoy Squash & Fitness Centre, 406 Devonport Road, Tauranga South, Tauranga 3112, New Zealand Time: 00:00

Location: Devoy Squash & Fitness Centre, 406 Devonport Road, Tauranga South, Tauranga 3112, New Zealand Time: 00:00

Saturday, June 8th, 2024

Super 8 Rugby

Super 8 Rugby
Time: 00:00

Time: 00:00

Monday, June 10th, 2024

Term 2, Week 7

Term 2, Week 7
Time: 00:00

Time: 00:00

Super 8 Badminton

Super 8 Badminton
Location: Napier, New Zealand Time: 00:00

Location: Napier, New Zealand Time: 00:00

Wednesday, June 12th, 2024

Pathway-Business, Marketing, Public Administration, Entrepreneurship & Finance

Pathway-Business, Marketing, Public Administration, Entrepreneurship & Finance
Time: 00:00

Time: 00:00

Saturday, June 15th, 2024

Super 8 Rugby

Super 8 Rugby
Time: 00:00

Time: 00:00

Monday, June 17th, 2024

Term 2, Week 8

Term 2, Week 8
Time: 00:00

Time: 00:00