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Te Wero 2019

In many ways, Te Wero is a rite of passage for year 13 students in that it signifies an important stage of one’s time at Rotorua Boys’ High School. Te Wero or ‘the challenge’ is a gruelling feat to say the least. However, throughout your time at Raukura nothing you experience will ever be as rewarding or fulfilling.

On thursday  ...

Shiba homestay families needed

The students are generally about 14-16 years old and want to experience the Kiwi home and life style. Shiba High School is a multi-storied school in the centre of Tokyo so our school and way of life is a very different experience. This school has visited Rotorua Boys High School for 20 years now and it is a very successful cultural exchang ...

RBHS Old Boys part of golden win

In a nail biting finish the women’s team stormed to victory in extra time against arch-rivals Australia, winning the country’s first gold medal in women’s sevens, 17-12.

Bunting was a student of RBHS from 1991 to 1997. He was appointed as the head coach of the Black Ferns in 2016.

He played NPC Rugby for Bay of Pl ...

Hori Kaiwai - Legend!

Hori Papangaro Kaiwai

Papā te whaititiri

Hikohiko te uira

Ko Raukura i te rangi e!


Kōmingomingo nei te aroha

E kore hoki te roimata e purutia

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Te Wero 2018

On Thursday the 22nd of February, a large group of year 13 students took on the annual two day challenge of Te Wero. This challenge tested the students physically and mentally, and pushed many to their limits. But we quickly discovered this was no individual challenge, and that in order to succeed we must have to work as a team. Many ...

Tabloids 2018

It was also a colourful afternoon as the boys boys brought into the team spirit and wore their house colours proudly. Staff also added some colour for their respective Houses and they pushed our boys along as they took on each challenge.

Tabloids is one of the schools favourite events and participation numbers increase every year which is fantastic to see.

Pohiri welcome for new students

Hohaia Macfarlane also delivered his inaugural speech as 2018 Head Prefect.


Hostel prefects enjoy leadership camp

Each day was filled with leadership and bonding activities. Day One was a settle in day where did small group activity and also went out for a swim. Day Two was filled with monstrous activities such with the main event we had coming up, the high ropes course.

To kick-start the day, we went for a run and along the way we stopped and did bonding games. Then a  ...

Raukura takes out the National Kapahaka title

Congratulations to the Raukura Kapahaka team who won the National Secondary Schools Kapahaka Competition recently.  On finals day, the group delivered a stunning performance that wowed the audience and judges and brought some to tears with their waiata-a-ringa and apakura dedicated to the late Te Arawa leader Mauriora Kingi.  A bi ...

RBHS students win at Chinese Speech Competition

RBHS students had great success at the Chinese Speech Competitions held recently at Western Heights High School.  For the second year in a row, Ryan Beamish won the Best Chinese Speaker overall award, as well as winning the Year 12 and 13 part of the competition.   Breyton Westrupp won the Year 10  category with Michael Stanley coming 2nd, while in the Year 9 c ...

RBHS Prefect Sam Bocock has won the Rotary Club of Rotorua Secondary Schools Speech Contest (24/05/16)

Rotorua Boys' High School Prefect and Sports Captain, Sam Bocock was the winner of the annual Secondary Schools Speech Contest of the Rotary Club of Rotorua recently.  The topic for this year's contest,  was: "How do we minimise the impact of new technologies on society". Other speakers were Aneesha Dahya of John Pau ...

Hillary Outdoors Programme

During the summer holidays a group of Prefects and potential Prefects for 2016 had the opportunity to experience the Sir Edmund Hillary Outdoor Pursuits Camp. This was an expedition to strengthen the bonds between our leaders of the school. On arrival our competitive nature was as electric as ever, as we straight away challenged the two schools already there to gam ...

National Young Leaders Day (25/05/2016)

When I parked my car at school this morning my eyes were scratchy and I was still half asleep. School was quiet and the sun was yet to rise up. At about 5:45am we left school that morning for Auckland and the National Young Leaders’ Conference 2016. Our small group of 19 Year 12s looking flash in our blazers and ties were represent ...

Gold Medals for Waka Ama Teams (18/05/16)

The National Secondary Schools Waka Ama Competition was held  on Lake Tikitapu.  The Rotorua Boys’ High School paddlers achieved fantastic results and brought home 4 GOLD medals and 1 BRONZE in the Championship races, as well as winning a Plate and a Bowl final. 

First honours for the school went to Manaaki Te K ...

Tickets are now on sale for The Wiz (04/04/16)

Everyone knows the story of “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz” but this updating by William F. Brown and Charlie Smalls sets Dorothy’s adventures in the Land of Oz to dazzling music in a lively mixture of rock, gospel and soul!

This version of “The Wizard of Oz” is the winner of 7 Tony Awards, including Best Musical and winner of 5 Drama Desk Awards, in ...

Celebrating Success at RBHS (04/04/16)

On Wednesday 30th March, our annual Celebration of Success event was held here at the school. Sixty eight high achievers were acknowledged on the night, which included students who had achieved well in their Academic studies, as well as t ...

RBHS Rugby Squad are training well for the SANIX WORLD RUGBY YOUTH CHAMPIONSHIPS (04/04/16)

Rotorua Boys’ High School will be representing New Zealand when they compete at the Sanix World Youth Rugby Tournament in Japan in April this year.


Powhiri welcomes new staff and students to Rotorua Boys High School in 2016 (03/02/16)

Everyone knows the story of “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz” but this updating by William F. Brown and Charlie Smalls sets Dorothy’s adventures in the Land of Oz to dazzling music in a lively mixture of rock, gospel and soul!