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Head Prefect Speech 2021

Te korero timatatanga o te tau hou, ki te Kura
Ko Te Arawa te Waka
Ko Te Arawa te Iwi
Ko Tuhourangi Ngati Wahiao te hapu
Ko Tūturu te maunga
Ko Puarenga te awa
Ko Te Pākira te marae
Ko Wāhiao te Whare Tupuna
Ko Reagan Nicholson tōku ingoa
Tihei mauriora!

Kei ngā mana, kei ngā reo,
ko ngā Pou-Ako,
Koutou! ko ngā̄ Tauira, kua whakaeke nei,
tēna koutou, tēna koutou, tēna koutou katoa
Nau mai, haere mai, hoki mai ki to Kura
Tēna koutou i te ahuatanga o ngā mate o te tau ka pāhemo, ka tai ki te rangi nei,
haere koutou, haere koutou, haere, oki, oki ki te atua.

Ka huri ano kia koutou ngā kanohi ora, e hui tahi nei i tenei wa,
ngā mihi o te tau hou kia koutou katoa.
Ka huri au ki te reo paraoa ka whakaae koutou ki ngā korero e whai ake nei

Firstly, I would like to start off by welcoming members of the board, thank you for taking the time to be with us today.

Mr Grinter, Nga Mihi sir.

A leader is someone who knows the way and shows the way. You lead our school with pride and passion in all that the school strives to achieve. I look forward to working with you throughout the year to lead our school.

Our awesome staff, welcome back I hope you all have a massive year.

The new entrants from years 9 through to 13 that are joining us at Raukura this year. Welcome.

To all the Brothers returning to school Welcome back and go hard.

To the Prefect team,
this year is our year to show everyone what we have. I’m excited to be working with my fellow brothers to guide and lead the school as we strive for greatness.

I would also like to thank everyone who has helped me throughout my years at school. If not for you I would not be in the position that I am in today.

To my good friend Todd and also my Deputy, It is privilege to have you by my side this year, I’m looking forward to the challenges we will face in the oncoming year and we will with no doubt face them together.

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For those of you who don’t know me
“My name is Reagan Nicholson”, Head Prefect for 2021.

In my early years I was raised here in the bubbly city of Rotorua, I moved to Australia when I was 6 and I returned to Rotorua Boys High in year nine.

The reason I moved back to Rotorua was not only to be closer to family, but to immerse myself in my culture. By coming to Rotorua Boys’ High School I knew I was in the best place to be able to achieve the academic and cultural goals I had.

Coming here as a young year nine was scary, I was away from home and had only a few mates. But as the years went by, I was able to become closer with my Raukura brothers and have formed unbreakable bonds with them all.

For you year nines who are coming to Raukura, it’s a big change coming from intermediate to high school. But if you have your whanau and brothers beside you, high school will be no sweat. But as we year 13’s know, those 5 years go by fast, so make the most of it while you can.

I’ve thought of what I could share that might help others throughout their time at Rotorua Boys’ High School.

I came up with 5 things.

CHANGE, FEAR, CHALLENGES, SUPPORT, and SUCCESS

CHANGE
At last year’s senior prize giving, Mr Grinter with the support of our Board, heralded a new beginning, by announcing a change to the names of the houses at our school. These newly named houses carry the names that will connect us all to this school, to this place and to this community, they are our unique identifiers which when together make us one as Raukura.

If you do not know already our new house names are:
Ngongotaha (Red)
Utuhina (Green)
Te Rotoruanui-a-Kahu (Blue) and
Te Akitu a Raukura (Yellow)

Here at Raukura change will seem a constant companion, it’s what sets us apart, and what makes us more adaptable and ready for the unexpected.

For many the transition into a bigger school campus and adapting to a new structure is all part of that. The biggest change for me was, moving from Aussie and having to adapt to a new environment.

Here at Raukura we embrace change, and we face it together.

FEAR
It is real, and it affects all of us in different ways, particularly when one feels alone, at Raukura you are not alone. You will have your brothers beside you. If you are coming from afar to join our Hostel you will become a part of a brotherhood that will help you grow and face fears together.

I was anxious and scared. I wondered if I was going to be accepted, if I was going to be good enough, if I was going to succeed, I was afraid, that fear may be just as real for your whanau too but just know you are joining an extended whanau that is Raukura. You are not alone here.

CHALLENGES
There will be many. Challenges are a part of life while we are learning to find our way, finding what sets the fire inside us.

Be it academically if you have a goal...chase that goal alongside your mates, if it’s a sporting goal you have the best right here to help set you up for life, be it a trade or an alternate dream you strive for, it’s the challenges before during and after that build the foundation of who you are and who you will become. Here at Raukura we will face those together.

SUPPORT
Along with the stellar teaching and support staff here at Raukura, Support is something you can expect from me, I am not only your head prefect but a fellow student and Raukura brother. The prefects and I, we are here to represent you, we are here to help and encourage you to be the best version of yourselves. We will support you together.

SUCCESS
With success must come hard work. Some people are naturally gifted, and some must try a bit harder but that’s okay, success whatever it may be for you comes with sacrifice and determination, like me it usually comes with the love and support of those who care for you. No matter how big or small we will celebrate success together.

It is my hope that during my last year as a student here I can give back, that I can help and support the students and the school that has given me so much.

In conclusion, I would like to leave you with these words from one of our school waiata that expresses what I hope for all of us ... past students ... current students and those of you who are new to the Raukura Whanau.

Ko ngā rau a te huia hai whakarākai mōu e hoka e,
Whāia te iti kahurangi raukura e!

Let the feathers of the huia bird adorn you, and be a treasure for you, Fly and soar.

Follow your dreams and aspirations all who are Raukura.

Kaati ake mo tenei wa tēna koutou katoa, e huri!

Reagan Nicholson
Head Prefect 2021

 

Wednesday, January 26th, 2022

New Teachers Day

New Teachers Day
Time: 00:00

Time: 00:00

Thursday, January 27th, 2022

Teacher Only Day

Teacher Only Day
Time: 00:00

Time: 00:00

Tuesday, February 1st, 2022

Week 1

Week 1
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Time: 00:00

Thursday, February 3rd, 2022

Year 9 boys and Staff photo

Year 9 boys and Staff photo
Time: 00:00

Time: 00:00

Tuesday, February 8th, 2022

Week 2

Week 2
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Time: 00:00

Friday, February 11th, 2022

Senior Basket Ball Academy Camp

Senior Basket Ball Academy Camp
Summary: Doug and Theo- Mt Maunganui Departing Friday 4pm Time: 00:00

Doug and Theo- Mt Maunganui Departing Friday 4pm Time: 00:00

Monday, February 14th, 2022

Week 3

Week 3
Time: 00:00

Time: 00:00

Monday, February 21st, 2022

Week 4

Week 4
Time: 00:00

Time: 00:00

Super 8 Volleyball- Hamilton

Super 8 Volleyball- Hamilton
Summary: Kelly Hemana Time: 00:00

Kelly Hemana Time: 00:00

Monday, February 28th, 2022

Week 5

Week 5
Time: 00:00

Time: 00:00

Thursday, March 3rd, 2022

Year 10-13 boys and hostel photo

Year 10-13 boys and hostel photo
Time: 00:00

Time: 00:00

Friday, March 4th, 2022

BOPSS Futsal Championships

BOPSS Futsal Championships
Summary: Trustpower Arena Tauranga Time: 00:00

Trustpower Arena Tauranga Time: 00:00

Monday, March 7th, 2022

Week 6

Week 6
Time: 00:00

Time: 00:00

BOPSS Golf Championships

BOPSS Golf Championships
Summary: Whakatane Golf Club Time: 00:00

Whakatane Golf Club Time: 00:00

Wednesday, March 9th, 2022

3ENG- EOTC Hm (tbc)

3ENG- EOTC Hm (tbc)
Summary: Kelly Hemana Time: 00:00

Kelly Hemana Time: 00:00

Friday, March 11th, 2022

Academic Review Day

Academic Review Day
Time: 00:00

Time: 00:00

Monday, March 14th, 2022

Week 7

Week 7
Time: 00:00

Time: 00:00

Thursday, March 17th, 2022

BOPSS Ki o Rahi Championships

BOPSS Ki o Rahi Championships
Summary: Rautawhiri- RGHS Time: 00:00

Rautawhiri- RGHS Time: 00:00

Friday, March 18th, 2022

BOPSS Rugby Sevens Championships

BOPSS Rugby Sevens Championships
Summary: Eastern Districts Rugby Club, Paengaroa Time: 00:00

Eastern Districts Rugby Club, Paengaroa Time: 00:00

Monday, March 21st, 2022

Week 8

Week 8
Time: 00:00

Time: 00:00

BP Business Challenge

BP Business Challenge
Time: 00:00

Time: 00:00

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2022

WaiBOP Athletics Championships

WaiBOP Athletics Championships
Summary: Porritt Stadium, Hamilton Time: 00:00

Porritt Stadium, Hamilton Time: 00:00

Road Safety Youth Expo Y11

Road Safety Youth Expo Y11
Summary: Hm 270 pax 9am-12pm Time: 00:00

Hm 270 pax 9am-12pm Time: 00:00

Thursday, March 24th, 2022

BOPSS Swimming Championships

BOPSS Swimming Championships
Summary: Baywave, Tauranga Time: 00:00

Baywave, Tauranga Time: 00:00

Monday, March 28th, 2022

Week 9

Week 9
Time: 00:00

Time: 00:00

NZSS Futsal

NZSS Futsal
Time: 00:00

Time: 00:00

Summer Tournament Week

Summer Tournament Week
Time: 00:00

Time: 00:00

Tuesday, March 29th, 2022

Waka Ama Nationals- Blue Lake

Waka Ama Nationals- Blue Lake
Time: 00:00

Time: 00:00

Monday, April 4th, 2022

Week 10

Week 10
Time: 00:00

Time: 00:00

Tuesday, April 5th, 2022

Y12 PE - Mount Maunganui Camp TBC

Y12 PE - Mount Maunganui Camp TBC
Summary: Kevin MacDonald AS 2.7 Assessment Surfing & Rock Climbing Time: 00:00

Kevin MacDonald AS 2.7 Assessment Surfing & Rock Climbing Time: 00:00

Monday, April 11th, 2022

Week 11

Week 11
Time: 00:00

Time: 00:00

Monday, May 2nd, 2022

Term 2, Week 1

Term 2, Week 1
Time: 00:00

Time: 00:00

Monday, May 9th, 2022

Term 2, Week 2

Term 2, Week 2
Time: 00:00

Time: 00:00

Monday, May 16th, 2022

Y11 PE- Rotorua Camp TBC

Y11 PE- Rotorua Camp TBC
Summary: Kevin MacDonald Rotorua- Rafting & Mountain Biking 1 Night - Dates TBC Time: 00:00

Kevin MacDonald Rotorua- Rafting & Mountain Biking 1 Night - Dates TBC Time: 00:00

Term 2, Week 3

Term 2, Week 3
Time: 00:00

Time: 00:00

Monday, May 23rd, 2022

Term 2, Week 4

Term 2, Week 4
Time: 00:00

Time: 00:00

Thursday, May 26th, 2022

Career Expo

Career Expo
Time: 00:00

Time: 00:00

Friday, May 27th, 2022

Career Workshops

Career Workshops
Time: 00:00

Time: 00:00

Monday, May 30th, 2022

Term 2, Week 5

Term 2, Week 5
Time: 00:00

Time: 00:00

Tuesday, June 7th, 2022

Term 2, Week 6

Term 2, Week 6
Time: 00:00

Time: 00:00

Matariki Teacher Only Day

Matariki Teacher Only Day
Time: 00:00

Time: 00:00

Monday, June 13th, 2022

Term 2, Week 7

Term 2, Week 7
Time: 00:00

Time: 00:00

Monday, June 20th, 2022

Term 2, Week 8

Term 2, Week 8
Time: 00:00

Time: 00:00

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2022

Rotorua Snr Chess Regionals - Hosting

Rotorua Snr Chess Regionals - Hosting
Time: 00:00

Time: 00:00

Monday, June 27th, 2022

Term 2, Week 9

Term 2, Week 9
Time: 00:00

Time: 00:00

Monday, July 4th, 2022

Term 2, Week 10

Term 2, Week 10
Time: 00:00

Time: 00:00

Monday, July 25th, 2022

Term 3, Week 1

Term 3, Week 1
Time: 00:00

Time: 00:00

Monday, August 1st, 2022

Term 3, Week 2

Term 3, Week 2
Time: 00:00

Time: 00:00

Monday, August 8th, 2022

Term 3, Week 3

Term 3, Week 3
Time: 00:00

Time: 00:00

Friday, August 12th, 2022

Academic Review Day

Academic Review Day
Time: 00:00

Time: 00:00

Monday, August 15th, 2022

Term 3, Week 4

Term 3, Week 4
Time: 00:00

Time: 00:00

Monday, August 22nd, 2022

Term 3, Week 5

Term 3, Week 5
Time: 00:00

Time: 00:00

Monday, August 29th, 2022

Term 3, Week 6

Term 3, Week 6
Time: 00:00

Time: 00:00

Monday, September 5th, 2022

Term 3, Week 7

Term 3, Week 7
Time: 00:00

Time: 00:00

Monday, September 12th, 2022

Term 3, Week 8

Term 3, Week 8
Time: 00:00

Time: 00:00

Monday, September 19th, 2022

Term 3, Week 8

Term 3, Week 8
Time: 00:00

Time: 00:00

Wednesday, September 21st, 2022

Sports Photos

Sports Photos
Time: 00:00

Time: 00:00

Monday, September 26th, 2022

Term 3, Week 9

Term 3, Week 9
Time: 00:00

Time: 00:00

Y13 PE- Camp TBC

Y13 PE- Camp TBC
Summary: Kevin MacDonald 1 Night - TBC Activities TBC Time: 00:00

Kevin MacDonald 1 Night - TBC Activities TBC Time: 00:00

Monday, October 17th, 2022

Term 4, Week 1

Term 4, Week 1
Time: 00:00

Time: 00:00

Tuesday, October 25th, 2022

Term 4, Week 2

Term 4, Week 2
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Time: 00:00

Monday, October 31st, 2022

Term 4, Week 3

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Time: 00:00

Monday, November 7th, 2022

Term 4, Week 4

Term 4, Week 4
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Time: 00:00

Monday, November 14th, 2022

Term 4, Week 5

Term 4, Week 5
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Time: 00:00

Monday, November 21st, 2022

Term 4, Week 6

Term 4, Week 6
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Time: 00:00

Monday, November 28th, 2022

Term 4, Week 7

Term 4, Week 7
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

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Y9 Okataina Camp TBC
Time: 00:00

Time: 00:00

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Y9 Okataina Camp TBC
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Monday, March 18th, 2024

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