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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.

 

Friday, August 12th, 2022

10OED Rainbow Mountain

10OED Rainbow Mountain
Summary: Ty, Mh, Hny 50pax Time: 00:00

Ty, Mh, Hny 50pax Time: 00:00

Monday, August 15th, 2022

Term 3, Week 4

Term 3, Week 4
Time: 00:00

Time: 00:00

Tuesday, August 16th, 2022

Open Evening

Open Evening
Summary: 5.30pm RBHS Time: 00:00

5.30pm RBHS Time: 00:00

Year 8 Leadership Workshop

Year 8 Leadership Workshop
Summary: 42 approx Time: 00:00

42 approx Time: 00:00

Wednesday, August 17th, 2022

Senior Assembly- P3

Senior Assembly- P3
Time: 00:00

Time: 00:00

Free Haircuts - Toi ohomai Barbers

Free Haircuts - Toi ohomai Barbers
Summary: 12:30pm - 1:30pm in the Hall See Kendyl to register Time: 00:00

12:30pm - 1:30pm in the Hall See Kendyl to register Time: 00:00

Thursday, August 18th, 2022

House Choral Practice 2/4- P3

House Choral Practice 2/4- P3
Time: 00:00

Time: 00:00

2PHY Awahou Trip tbc

2PHY Awahou Trip tbc
Time: 00:00

Time: 00:00

Friday, August 19th, 2022

Academic Review Day

Academic Review Day
Time: 00:00

Time: 00:00

Sunday, August 21st, 2022

Big Sing Cadenza

Big Sing Cadenza
Time: 00:00

Time: 00:00

Monday, August 22nd, 2022

Term 3, Week 5

Term 3, Week 5
Time: 00:00

Time: 00:00

Y13 English Trip Massey University

Y13 English Trip Massey University
Summary: Hm Ter Time: 00:00

Hm Ter Time: 00:00

Y12OED Climbing Trip- Wharepapa

Y12OED Climbing Trip- Wharepapa
Time: 00:00

Time: 00:00

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2022

House Choral Practice 3/4- P3

House Choral Practice 3/4- P3
Time: 00:00

Time: 00:00

Wednesday, August 24th, 2022

Free Haircuts - Toi ohomai Barbers

Free Haircuts - Toi ohomai Barbers
Summary: 12:30pm - 1:30pm in the Hall See Kendyl to register Time: 00:00

12:30pm - 1:30pm in the Hall See Kendyl to register Time: 00:00

Junior Assembly- P3

Junior Assembly- P3
Time: 00:00

Time: 00:00

9 Sports Science- Adams Centre

9 Sports Science- Adams Centre
Time: 00:00

Time: 00:00

Thursday, August 25th, 2022

Dance NZ Made RGHS

Dance NZ Made RGHS
Time: 00:00

Time: 00:00

Friday, August 26th, 2022

House Choral Competition P2

House Choral Competition P2
Time: 00:00

Time: 00:00

House Choral Practice 4/4- P1

House Choral Practice 4/4- P1
Time: 00:00

Time: 00:00

2PED- Tough Guy/Gal

2PED- Tough Guy/Gal
Time: 00:00

Time: 00:00

Sunday, August 28th, 2022

U14s Rugby Palmerston North

U14s Rugby Palmerston North
Summary: Md Netina Sto Time: 00:00

Md Netina Sto Time: 00:00

Jnr A Football- Tauranga

Jnr A Football- Tauranga
Time: 00:00

Time: 00:00

Snr Basketball

Snr Basketball
Time: 00:00

Time: 00:00

Football Nationals- Auckland

Football Nationals- Auckland
Time: 00:00

Time: 00:00

U15 Rugby Nationals- Chch

U15 Rugby Nationals- Chch
Time: 00:00

Time: 00:00

Snr Hockey Nationals

Snr Hockey Nationals
Time: 00:00

Time: 00:00

Monday, August 29th, 2022

Term 3, Week 6

Term 3, Week 6
Time: 00:00

Time: 00:00

Wednesday, August 31st, 2022

Free Haircuts - Toi ohomai Barbers

Free Haircuts - Toi ohomai Barbers
Summary: 12:30pm - 1:30pm in the Hall See Kendyl to register Time: 00:00

12:30pm - 1:30pm in the Hall See Kendyl to register Time: 00:00

Sunday, September 4th, 2022

Y13 Oed Climbing Camp

Y13 Oed Climbing Camp
Time: 00:00

Time: 00:00

Monday, September 5th, 2022

Term 3, Week 7

Term 3, Week 7
Time: 00:00

Time: 00:00

Rongohia te Hau

Rongohia te Hau
Time: 00:00

Time: 00:00

Wednesday, September 7th, 2022

Free Haircuts - Toi ohomai Barbers

Free Haircuts - Toi ohomai Barbers
Summary: 12:30pm - 1:30pm in the Hall See Kendyl to register Time: 00:00

12:30pm - 1:30pm in the Hall See Kendyl to register Time: 00:00

Thursday, September 8th, 2022

Te Ao Haka CAA- L2

Te Ao Haka CAA- L2
Time: 00:00

Time: 00:00

Monday, September 12th, 2022

National Kapa Haka Competition

National Kapa Haka Competition
Time: 00:00

Time: 00:00

Term 3, Week 8

Term 3, Week 8
Time: 00:00

Time: 00:00

Wednesday, September 14th, 2022

Free Haircuts - Toi ohomai Barbers

Free Haircuts - Toi ohomai Barbers
Summary: 12:30pm - 1:30pm in the Hall See Kendyl to register Time: 00:00

12:30pm - 1:30pm in the Hall See Kendyl to register Time: 00:00

Thursday, September 15th, 2022

MCAT L1

MCAT L1
Time: 00:00

Time: 00:00

RBHS Open Day RIS Y8

RBHS Open Day RIS Y8
Time: 00:00

Time: 00:00

Friday, September 16th, 2022

RBHS Open Day Y8- Contributing Schools

RBHS Open Day Y8- Contributing Schools
Time: 00:00

Time: 00:00

Sunday, September 18th, 2022

Y12 Oed Climbing Camp- Wharepapa

Y12 Oed Climbing Camp- Wharepapa
Time: 00:00

Time: 00:00

Monday, September 19th, 2022

Term 3, Week 9

Term 3, Week 9
Time: 00:00

Time: 00:00

Tuesday, September 20th, 2022

Junior Assembly- P2

Junior Assembly- P2
Time: 00:00

Time: 00:00

Senior Assembly- P4

Senior Assembly- P4
Time: 00:00

Time: 00:00

Writing CAA P1&2

Writing CAA P1&2
Time: 00:00

Time: 00:00

Wednesday, September 21st, 2022

Free Haircuts - Toi ohomai Barbers

Free Haircuts - Toi ohomai Barbers
Summary: 12:30pm - 1:30pm in the Hall See Kendyl to register Time: 00:00

12:30pm - 1:30pm in the Hall See Kendyl to register Time: 00:00

Numeracy CAA P1&2

Numeracy CAA P1&2
Time: 00:00

Time: 00:00

Sports Photos

Sports Photos
Time: 00:00

Time: 00:00

Thursday, September 22nd, 2022

Reading CAA P1&2

Reading CAA P1&2
Time: 00:00

Time: 00:00

Friday, September 23rd, 2022

DCAT Level 1- P1-3

DCAT Level 1- P1-3
Summary: GS classes need to be moved and relief needed. Time: 00:00

GS classes need to be moved and relief needed. Time: 00:00

Sunday, September 25th, 2022

3OED Haerenga- Ihenga

3OED Haerenga- Ihenga
Time: 00:00 Duration: 23 hours

Time: 00:00 Duration: 23 hours

Monday, September 26th, 2022

Term 3, Week 10

Term 3, Week 10
Time: 00:00

Time: 00:00

Tuesday, September 27th, 2022

DCAT Level 2- P1-3

DCAT Level 2- P1-3
Summary: GS classes need to be moved and relief needed. Time: 00:00

GS classes need to be moved and relief needed. Time: 00:00

Wednesday, September 28th, 2022

Te Ao Haka CAA- L2

Te Ao Haka CAA- L2
Time: 00:00

Time: 00:00

National Manu Kōrero Competition

National Manu Kōrero Competition
Time: 00:00

Time: 00:00

Friday, September 30th, 2022

Leadership Assemblies

Leadership Assemblies
Time: 00:00

Time: 00:00

Monday, October 17th, 2022

Term 4, Week 1

Term 4, Week 1
Time: 00:00

Time: 00:00

Tuesday, October 18th, 2022

Senior Prelims

Senior Prelims
Time: 00:00

Time: 00:00

Tuesday, October 25th, 2022

Term 4, Week 2

Term 4, Week 2
Time: 00:00

Time: 00:00

Wednesday, October 26th, 2022

DCAT Level 3- P1-3

DCAT Level 3- P1-3
Summary: GS classes need to be moved and relief needed. Time: 00:00

GS classes need to be moved and relief needed. Time: 00:00

Friday, October 28th, 2022

Junior Volleyball National Qualifier TGA

Junior Volleyball National Qualifier TGA
Time: 00:00

Time: 00:00

Monday, October 31st, 2022

Term 4, Week 3

Term 4, Week 3
Time: 00:00

Time: 00:00

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2022

Hostel Prizegiving

Hostel Prizegiving
Time: 00:00

Time: 00:00

Thursday, November 3rd, 2022

Senior Prizegiving

Senior Prizegiving
Time: 00:00

Time: 00:00

Friday, November 4th, 2022

Junior Volleyball National Qualifier TGA

Junior Volleyball National Qualifier TGA
Time: 00:00

Time: 00:00

Monday, November 7th, 2022

Term 4, Week 4

Term 4, Week 4
Time: 00:00

Time: 00:00

Junior Science Coding Week

Junior Science Coding Week
Time: 00:00

Time: 00:00

Friday, November 11th, 2022

Junior Volleyball National Qualifier TGA

Junior Volleyball National Qualifier TGA
Time: 00:00

Time: 00:00

Monday, November 14th, 2022

Term 4, Week 5

Term 4, Week 5
Time: 00:00

Time: 00:00

Monday, November 21st, 2022

Term 4, Week 6

Term 4, Week 6
Time: 00:00

Time: 00:00

Y10 Whirinaki Camp

Y10 Whirinaki Camp
Time: 00:00

Time: 00:00

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2022

Orientation Day

Orientation Day
Time: 00:00

Time: 00:00

Monday, November 28th, 2022

Term 4, Week 7

Term 4, Week 7
Time: 00:00

Time: 00:00

Y10 Whirinaki Camp

Y10 Whirinaki Camp
Time: 00:00

Time: 00:00

Monday, December 5th, 2022

Term 4, Week 8

Term 4, Week 8
Time: 00:00

Time: 00:00

Monday, March 13th, 2023

Y9 Okataina Camp TBC

Y9 Okataina Camp TBC
Time: 00:00

Time: 00:00

Monday, March 20th, 2023

Y9 Okataina Camp TBC

Y9 Okataina Camp TBC
Time: 00:00

Time: 00:00

Monday, March 11th, 2024

Y9 Okataina Camp TBC

Y9 Okataina Camp TBC
Time: 00:00

Time: 00:00

Monday, March 18th, 2024

Y9 Okataina Camp TBC

Y9 Okataina Camp TBC
Time: 00:00

Time: 00:00