Kia Ora, My name is Todd Storey, Deputy Head Boy of Rotorua Boys’ High School.
I am not much of a public speaker, I have been able to increase my knowledge and confidence in public speaking but still have never been able to get over the underlying fear of speaking in front of people. Luckily today I have been given the opportunity to speak to you all and help you understand myself better and how I came to be deputy head boy.
I was born in Rotorua and raised out in the quiet paradise of Lake Tarawera, most of my life was travelling back and forth from Tarawera to Rotorua where in Tarawera, you usually won’t have mean people to help you or hang with so self motivation and self drive was a huge part of me growing up. I was also an only child so growing up I had to just try and find anything thatwould keep me from getting bored and make the most of it, this lead me towards a love for rugby, I still am rugby mad and growing up I would always look up to great leaders and role models like Dan Carter and Richie McCaw to inspire me throughout my years.
I had never thought about taking school and rugby to the next level until my last year of intermediate where I would come to this school through the open days or watching the first XV battle it out against our rival schools. Those events helped me choose this school as my next step to make a spot in the first XV or see where this school would take me. But there was always two paths but the path I stuck with is one I will always believe in, no matter the cost or the friends I’ve lost, I came to this school with not much, tried making some friends, some future brothers that would help me and be there for me throughout my years and this is why I love this school, the brotherhood, the support, everything about this school makes it feel like home.
I took up challenges that I would have never thought about doing, however stepping out of my comfort zone has helped me to become a leader that people can look up to and to stand up and speak to you today. Taking such great opportunities and having such a strong group of friends at this school has helped to push me even when people doubted me, to continue everyday with a smile on my face, to be the deputy head boy and house captain of Te Rotorua Nui a Kahumatamomoe.
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