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Rotorua Boys’ High School Ad Astra Per Aspera Whaia Te Iti Kahurangi To The Stars Through Hard Work National Champions Again ALSO IN THIS ISSUE Footloose Production Department News Newsletter 5 August 2018
“RAUKURA” Our Haka KO WAI TE KURA? I REMEMBER THE MANY SACRED RAUKURA! MARAE THAT WE ARE ALL A PART OF AND THE WARRIOR IN ME IS TE RANGI KAI RUNGA AROUSED. TE WHENUA KAI RARO I STAMP MY MARK UPON THIS TE MOANA KAI WAHO GROUND. TAKU AU KAI ROTO CAST IT TO RANGI. KO TE AITANGA A RAUKURA CAST IT TO PAPATUANUKU. I TE RANGI E. I A HAHA! KA TU TE IHI, KA TU TE WANA “RAUKURA” KA WHAO TE PUHA O TAKU TUPUNA AN OPPORTUNITY TO SUCCEED KI ROTO I AHAU, E TU AKE NEI. I A HAHA! THROUGH PURE DETERMINATION, DEDICATION AND DISCIPLINE. MY STRONG ATTACHMENT TO RAUKURA, THE CODE OF CONDUCT THAT MOVES ME BEYOND THE SKIES. SHOULD BE ADHERED TO IN MY FIERCE INNER POWER SOARS AS I FEEL THE ACADEMIC ARENA, ON THE THE PRESENCE OF MY ANCESTORS. SPORTS FIELD AND IN THE CULTURAL DOMAIN. “RAUKURA” A CREED FOR ROTORUA BOYS’ HIGH “RAUKURA” SCHOOL. THE BENCHMARK WE ASPIRE TO. THE UNIVERSAL IDENTIFIER FOR ROTORUA THE PLATFORM WE LAUNCH OUR BOYS’ HIGH SCHOOL AND ITS STUDENTS. DREAMS FROM. THE MANA AND PRESTIGE OF “RAUKURA” ONESELF, WHANAU AND SCHOOL. OUR IDENTITY, OUR SENSE OF BELONGING. THE CHALLENGE LAID BEFORE EACH “RAUKURA” STUDENT TO AIM FOR SUCCESS. ATTAINING OUR ULTIMATE GOALS. THE SOURCE OF PRIDE AND INSPIRATION OUR BEING. FOR ALL. OUR STATEMENT TO THE COMMU- NITY, COUNTRY AND WORLD. “RAUKURA” OUR DESTINY. TE TARA O TAKU WAHANGA KA THE FOUNDATION AND FOOTPRINT OF THIS HORAHIA SCHOOL. WHAO WHAO MAI ANA TE URE, IT ESTABLISHES A SET OF VALUES WE MIMITI ANA BELIEVE IN AND ASPIRE TO. KI TAKU PA WHAKAIRO E TU AKE IT COMMANDS THE STANDARDS AND NEI. I A HAHA! EXPECTATIONS OF WHAT IS REQUIRED TO MAU ANA TE WEHI E. SUCCEED. ANA KSS ANA KSS AUE HI! E AI RA TE TITIRO AND THE YOUNG MAN IN ME KI NGA MARAE TAPU STRIVES TO THE VERY END TO E TAKOTO NEI. I A HAHA! LEAVE AN IMPRESSION. KA TU MAI TE TOA AWESOME KA HUPEKE KI RUNGA KI TE WHENUA E. I A HAHA! KO WAI TE KURA? WHIUA KI RUNGA WHIUA KI RARO… “RAUKURA”
From the Desk of the Principal Dear Parents and Caregivers, Nga mihi nui ki a koutou me te tangi hoki ki a rātou kua riro atu. Last Saturday night, our highly successful season of Footloose came to a close. We were thrilled that 3,000 attended one of the matinees and 2,000 attended one of the evening shows. The last three evening shows were sold out and in fact at all three of these shows, such was the demand that we unfortunately had to turn people away. An audience total of 5,000 must be a school record. I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate and certainly acknowledge the staff and the students who gave so much over a long period of time in preparation for this highly successful season. The calibre displayed on stage across all the cast was quite exceptional. List of all Staff & Students Involved: Tawhao Webster Shay Karaina Teina Cassidy Ngakohu Walker Rhayvon Mihaere Caleb Turner- Kino Josh Vandy Iesha Thomas Max Harvey Te Raumawhitu Nawainilaga Arena Heta Humaria Higgins Te Ao Billing Lee Foster Danielle Owen Kahutia Te Hau Shay Tahana Te Manawanui Macpherson Diaz Morrison Josh Kirikino Azrael Hansen Finlay Martin Manawa Rongo-Apanui Tamati Cassidy Toimairangi Paterson Connor Franklin
Takeshi Endo Mr. AJ Moke Marangai Wainohu-Savage Awhimate Nikora Haeora Boynton-Rata Suzie Ravudi Cullen Katu-Robinson Evelyn Tekaawaripia Hikurangi Ruwhiu-Edmonds Manaiah Le Comte Igor Da Silva Preshis Rangipaeroa Moses, Chantelle Uerata Ashley Atchico Gloria Leauga Mazvita Mapengo Anne Leauga Meriana McIntosh-Huriwai Lize Van Rensburg Te Paea Waetford-Heketa Irihapati Tamahou Nina Rutene Wikitoria Thomson Geraldine Atchico Jazmin Koller-Graves Anahera Herewini-Waiariki Wairua Tamati Manea Winitana Leilani Teague Ngaire Pahl Heaven-lee Apanui Hinemihi Taylor Grace McCarthy Sinclair Joey Moka Mr John Drummond Tapuni Mauroa Mr C Hay Makaia Herewini Mr T Merito Duchess Macpherson Ms E Hulton Harvey Breadmore Ms E Crouch Rohm Dixon Ms K Kinita Thomas McClay Ms R Wallis Jack Guyton Ms D Kinita Poihipi Papuni Ms M Magatogia Sebastian Douthett Ms J Davies Erawhiti Poihipi Beale Ms N Botha Dallas Ngatai Guilde Mr K Whitrow Neelan Wera-Cook Mr M Green Josaiah Hamlin Mr C Tetley Reece Albert Mrs A Hay Maneo Armstrong Ms M Avery Ngatai Armstrong Ms N Wallace Kairau Armstrong Ms A Morrison Josh Berryman Ms B Donovan Staffing Over the course of the first week or two of the term, the school adjusted to the departure of: Dr Jayne Ferguson on Maternity Leave Ms Marie Hartley to a Deputy Principal’s position in Hamilton Mr Simon Sheppard to Otumoetai College Mr Sam Cameron, Mr Liam Coleman and Mr Troy Shoebridge who have all relocated to other towns and cities. At the same time we welcomed : • Mrs E Hulton (B.Mus, P.G.Dip.Mus) to move from part-time to full-time • Mr A Parker (B.Ed, Dip. Tchg) to the position of Assistant HOF PE, OE & Health • Mr S McWilliams (B.Sc, P.G.Dip.Sci, Dip.Tchg) to the position of Assistant HOF Science • Mr G Smith (B.Sc), an old boy of our school joined the Science faculty. • Ms R Mathews (B.Tech., P.G.Dip.Int.Bus., M.B.A) who has joined our Mathematics & Technology Faculties.
Mrs E Hulton Mr A Parker Mr S McWilliams Mr G Smith Ms R Matthews As a consequence of these staff movements, Ms C Bekar (below, left) has become Dean of Year 13 and Mrs A Hay (middle) has become Dean of Year 9, Mr C Maguire (below, right) has become Gateway Coordinator for Term 3. On Monday 27 August 2018 the school also welcomed three new gap students from The Royal School, Armagh in Northern Ireland who have joined our School and Hostel. They are Oliver Webb, David Wilson and John Harrison. We welcome our gap students and wish them the best for their time at our school. Board Elections Currently the school is in the process of electing a new staff and student trustee. The timeline for this election is as follows: Nominations Open Friday 24 August Nominations Close Friday 7 September – 12noon Voting Opens Wednesday 12 September Election Day – Voting Closes Friday 21 September – 12noon Declare Results & Take Office Friday 28 September
Academic Review Day Thank you to all the parents and whanau who came to the school for conferences involving House Group tutors, the student and family. We were pleased with the turnout and 89% of our students attended this important planning meeting which we see as fundamental to student success and achievement this school year. Thank you for your support. Winter Tournament Week At this stage of our winter season competitions are coming to a close and our winter tournament teams are fine tuning their preparations in readiness for tournaments next week. The school will be represented at various tournaments as follows : • Hockey 1st XI will play in the Rankin Cup to be held in Tauranga. • Rugby League 1st X111 will play in the premier division of the NZ Secondary Schools League Championship to be held in Papakura, Auckland. • U15 Rugby side will attend the National U15 Tournament to be held in Auckland. • U14 Rugby side will play in the NZ Super 8 Schools Tournament to be held in Palmerston North • Football 1st XI will play in the Malcolm Cowie Tournament to be held in Papakura, Auckland. • Basketball, we will be represented by the Senior A team that will contest the regional playoffs here in Rotorua for a place in the National Tournament which will take place in the October school holidays. • Basketball Development Team will play in the Northern Cup Tournament to be held in Auckland • Junior A Basketball will play in the Zone Tournament in Tauranga. • Golf Team will travel to the National Secondary Schools Championship and National Age Group Championships in Palmerston North. Best wishes to all nine teams for their Winter Tournaments. A special highlight in the term to date was the return to school of the 1988 1st XV on Friday 27 July 2018. All but two of this 1st XV returned to school and spent the day at school on the Friday and again on Saturday and in fact their presence had a very powerful influence on our Rugby 1st XV that won a tightly contested game on that day against Palmerston North Boys’ High School 1st XV.
The 1988 team presented a trophy (below, carved by Bernie Hati and Selesitino Ravutaumada) to commemorate fixtures between RBHS and PNBHS. Shiba High School Japan In Weeks 2 and 3 the school hosted for the 21st time the Shiba Boys High School Group from Tokyo, Japan and again another highly successful exchange took place. I thank the families who hosted the Shiba boys for taking these boys into their homes. Enrolments 2019 At this time of the year the School has held its Open Evening (below) and enrolments are now open for places in Year 9 in 2019. To this end a number of Open Days have also been planned and we look forward to welcoming the Year 8 boys from our contributing schools for the opportunity to enjoy a day in the life of a Raukura student. We are hopeful that a strong Year 9 cohort will be established for 2019.
Rotorua Boys’ High School 29 August 2018 Single-sex schools provide a significant advantage for boys in New Zealand Boys’ schools from around the world have praised a newly-released independent study by Dr Michael Johnston, Faculty of Education at Victoria University of Wellington, which compares the performance of young men in Years 11 – 13 at New Zealand single-sex schools with those at co-educational schools. It clearly shows that over the period from 2013 to 2016, young men from single sex boys’ schools have gained NCEA qualifications, University Entrance and New Zealand Scholarship passes in greater proportions than their counterparts at co-educational schools. This follows on from the 2012 NZCER (New Zealand Council for Educational Research) report which concluded that single-sex schools provided a significant advantage for boys in New Zealand. Both studies were completed for the Association of Boys’ Schools of New Zealand and the data illustrates there is a clear nationwide trend for young men in boys’ single-sex schools to be more engaged, stay longer in school and achieve better academic results across all deciles and also significantly, across ethnicities including NZ European, Asian, Maori and Pasifika. This latest independent research concludes that while the advantages for young men at single-sex schools are consistent across all decile groups, the greatest advantages are evident for low-decile (1 – 4) schools, especially for Maori. It recommends that more investigation should be sought by the New Zealand Ministry of Education, as well as by independent researchers, to gain further insight into the single-sex advantage which is, as the researcher describes, “as a phenomenon, unequivocal.” Reference to a more detailed summary of this piece of research is included at the end of the report.
Australian Tours Congratulations to the U13 Football XI that won their Gold Coast tournament over the holidays, in an exciting penalty shootout following the final. Congratulations also to the Golf Team that enjoyed playing on some of Australia’s best Golf Courses on their Queensland Tour. Likewise congratulations to the U14 Rugby side who came third in their Gold Coast tournament. Thank you to the parents and families who have supported our boys for these exciting opportunities to travel and play top level sport. Manu Korero Nationals Best wishes to the two boys who will represent our school and the region in the National Finals of Manu Korero Junior Section to be held in Gisborne in September. • Paretoroa Webster-Tarei (Junior English) • Whareporera Hare-Herbert (Junior Maori) This is the first time our students have represented Te Arawa in two contest categories in the same year. An awesome achievement and best wishes boys. Tēnei te aumihi nui ki a kōrua ngā manu kōrero o Raukura, kia māia, kia mārohirohi hoki te tū! Senior School Ball Our Annual Ball will be held on Saturday 22 September at the Skyline venue. This function runs from 7.00pm to midnight and all school rules apply. ROTORUA BOYS’ HIGH SCHOOL BALL POLICY BACKGROUND The School Ball is for Year 12 and 13 students to experience a formal social occasion with the appropriate formal dress, food, music and dancing. OBJECTIVE 1. To provide a sense of occasion and enthusiasm for a formal social occasion through the expectation that dress and behaviour will be appropriate for such an occasion. 2. To help foster school spirit and celebrate school life. 3. To have an enjoyable, memorable and exciting evening. IMPLEMENTATION Pre-Ball 1. The School is not opposed in principle to pre-ball functions, but accepts no responsibility for them. At the same time students entering the Ball will be screened and may be refused entry if deemed to be intoxicated or under the influence of a banned substance. Ball 1. Students sign a ball agreement before attending the ball. 2. The School takes full responsibility for students at the School Ball venue between the hours of 7.00 pm and 12.00 midnight. 3. The Ball will be supervised by school staff and venue employees. 4. There will be no entry for students to the ball venue after 8.00 pm. 5. Students will not be permitted to leave the Ball before 11.30 pm. 6. No alcohol or drugs will be permitted and smoking is not allowed. 7. Any student who exhibits inappropriate behaviour may be sent home.
Key Term 3 2018 Dates Tuesday 28 August Prelim Examinations start for Senior Students Year 8 Leadership Workshop Wednesday 29 August Open Day for RIS Year 8 boys Board of Trustees Meeting Thursday 30 August Open Day for Year 8 boys at Mokoia and Kaitao Intermediates and other Contributing Schools Monday 3 September Winter Tournament Week starts Monday 17 September Year 11 camps start Tuesday 18 September National Manu Korero Finals in Gisborne Saturday 22 September Senior School Ball at Skyline Tuesday 25 September Great Debates with RGHS Wednesday 26 September Board of Trustees Meeting Friday 28 September Term 3 Concludes Monday 1 October National Basketball Finals in Palmerston North Monday 15 October Start of Term 4 Thank you to all staff, parents and supporters for the opportunities they continue to provide for the boys of our school. Thank you for your support and best wishes to all our boys for upcoming challenges. AC Grinter Principal Rotorua Boys’ High School 29 August 2018 Single-sex schools provide a significant advantage for boys in New Zealand A newly-released independent report by Dr Michael Johnston, Faculty of Education at Victoria University of Wellington, compares the performance of young men in Years 11 – 13 at single-sex schools with those at co- educational schools. It clearly shows that over the period from 2013 to 2015, young men from single sex boys’ schools gain NCEA qualifications.
University Entrance and New Zealand Scholarship passes in greater proportions than their counterparts at co-educational schools (This supports the findings of statistics from 2010-2012). The report was completed for the Association of Boys’ Schools of New Zealand and the data illustrates there is a clear nationwide trend for young men who are in boys’ single-sex schools to achieve better academic results in all deciles and also significantly, across ethnicities including NZ European, Asian, Maori and Pasifika. The study looked at boys’ qualifications in terms of numbers attaining University Entrance, NCEA Level 2 equivalent, as well as those who left school without a qualification. In all three years (Years 11 – 13) the median percentages of NZQF qualifications and University Entrance attainment were higher for single-sex schools than for co-educational schools, while median percentages of students leaving with no qualifications were significantly lower. The report also shows there is a clear advantage for students of single-sex schools across all decile groups in gaining school leaving qualifications; the greatest advantages evident in low- decile (1 – 4) schools. TABLE 3 (UE attainment by decile)
Data collected in this three year research evidences advantages for students in single-sex schools for all four ethnicities researched: Maori, Pasifika, Asian, European. TABLE 9 (No qualifications by ethnicity) This independent research concludes that the advantages for young men at single-sex schools are consistent across all decile groups; the greatest advantages evident for low-decile (1 – 4) schools, especially for Maori. It recommends that more investigation should be sought by the New Zealand Ministry of Education, as well as by independent researchers, to gain further insight into the single- sex advantage which is, as the author describes, “as a phenomenon, unequivocal.” ———————————————————————————————— About The Association of Boys’ Schools Founded in 2006, the Association of Boys’ Schools in New Zealand is a community of educators who are dedicated to the education and development of boys. ABSNZ holds national conferences each year at member schools to promote the very best in boys’ education. www.absnz.co.nz
From the Desk of the Deputy Principal Student Support At Raukura, students, parents, and staff are continually working together to improve the attendance rate for our school. An emphasis on being at school regularly and punctually will ultimately drive towards enhancing the academic profile for each student. Congratulations to the following students who had 100% attendance for Term 2 2018 Year 9 Merrick Castillo, Kairau Armstrong, Gavin Dinniss, Mikaere Talataina, Aiden Apanui-Simerka, Cameron Arkwright, Arnold Wain Van, Jose Bravo, Patrick Bly, Pepene Eketone, Matthew Dent, Daniel Hamilton, Blue Jones, Sonny Marsh, Levi Overbye, Taumanu Walker, Igor Da Silva, Braydon Laurie, Rikau Neilson, Matthew Johns, Keaton Hine, Ngaru-Toa Puru, Mosese Bilivalu, Jack Ellis, Te Koha Jansen, Maru Maniapoto-Whitiora, Kayden McNicholl, Issak Kingi Year 10 Matthew Wynyard, Luke Williams, Jake Sutton, Julius Waldron, Genesis Pakuru, Raymond Niko, Max Harvey, Riley Hine, Ray-Borneo Howden, Daniel Kenah, Todd Storey, Tyler Cooper, Armstrong-Ringakaha-Joeli, Divontay Karere, Cullen Katu-Robinson, Tiaki Hutana Year 11 Ngatai Armstrong, Kaleb Dickson, Emmanuel Francis, Jared Hamilton, Aiden Edhouse, Daniel Meneses, Liam Lochhead, Sameed Khan, Ernest Kerr, Kamira Pirini-Werahiko, Aidan Tonge, Te Hokinga Ututaonga, Ngakohu Walker, Keden Wichman, Noah Stolzenberg, Te Awanui Te Ramapiupiu, Nicholas Williams. Year 12 Manu Akauola, Te Ahurei Epapara , Jaeden-Ford Hakeke, Andrew Swanson, Junta Hamano, Rocco Marsh, Nabil Kone, Devin Hiniduma Acharige, Jordan Urwin, Michael Stanley, Nikki Jacobs, Hauata Mikaere-Rikihana, Hemopo Cunningham, Jack Guyton, Harry Zhang. Year 13 Shunsuke Kotake, Musashi Matsuda, Tiago Noronha Braga Da, Jack O’Neale, Hyung Park, Tamaikoha Te Aute, Jacob Walker, Bernie Hati, Te Hemara Gardiner-Toi, Temuera Hall, Bradley Wiggins, Reuben Barton, Joji Bilivalu, Kaara Rakaupai, Kun Yuan. Term 3 100% attendance Challenge; to recognise and encourage the above students to maintain a 100% attendance rate. There is an opportunity for 20 students to have a half day paintball challenge with Mr Lockwood and our attendance officer Mr Stone on Friday 28th September. The competition will end on the 28th September where Mr Lockwood will calculate your final attendance rate. Please email email@example.com if you have any queries regarding your sons availability to participate. Term 3 Attendance Challenge: The following group of students have an attendance rate between 85-89%. All those within this group that can get themselves into an attendance range of 90% or better will win a Pizza lunch with Mr M Stone and Mr T Tahuriorangi. Students below 85% are also eligible for the competition if their attendance can also improve to 90% or better. The competition will end on the 28th September where Mr Lockwood will calculate your final attendance rate.
Year 9: Te Manaia Rowberry, Draydyn Galvin-Werahiko, William Foster-Ambrose. Gregory Stanton, Wiremu Paki, Julian Munro, Zhykaan Maihi, Taniora Taitumu, Edward Taare, Tai McIndoe, Aorangi Ruwhiu-Edmonds, Tewene Reuben, Aidan Apanui-Simerka, Trisden Williams, Harawera Te Aonui-Tepuni, Tungarangi Tearetoa, Meleki Schuster, Wariki Mackie Toetoe, Christopher Keown, Tamuera-ariki Atkins Year 10: Shaun Gifkins, Joseph O’Leary, Rimoni Apo, Te Raire Thomas, Jamie Hamon Tuhakaraina, Teokotaiariki-Tyson Mataiti, Ewan Stanley , Whakamoe Te Rauna, Karo Tuhaka, Kahukura Waipoua-Bryers, Legacy Wallace-Latoa, Seth Cairns, Maddox Higgins-Ohlson, Reagan Nicholson, Jayden Paul, Marttius Engelen Year 11: Riva Cowan, Jordan Epapara, Jury Hohepa, Dredan Mare, Gregan Maui, Te Hau Taiatini, Nelson Uale, Diesel Cross, Savann Pederson, Connar Pirovano, Kellan Stevens, Jae Williams, Kurahaupo Cashell-Mihaka, Manaia Church, Tamati Elliot, Dominc Mutlow, James Tauariki, Taihakoa Teepa, Anton Turner Graham, Hurinui Gage-Te Hau, Te Kotuku Gillespie-Robson, Marshell Strickland, Tuakana Tuaine. Year 12: Te Roi o te Whenua Kingi, Dreytan Harris, Dayna Bidois, Liam Stanley, Antonio Changtime, Bailey Edwardson, Hudson Scott McCauley, Taukiwaho Patara, Hiriako Te Rauna, Brett Henry, Cory Izzillo, Benjamin Te Kaawa-Ripia, Shane Phillips, Luke Chen, Yuvraj Taili, Neelan Wera-Cook Year 13: August Chen, Dallas Ngatai-Guilde, Rhayvon Mihaere, Aman Taili, Josaia Sorovaki, Dallas Anderson, Michael Hewlett, Stuart Leach. Well done to the 100% attendees for Term 2 for an outstanding commitment to their education and we look forward to the improved effort for Term 3. Nga mihi nui, Mr H Lockwood B.Sp&Ls.,Dip.Tchg. Deputy Principal – Student Support firstname.lastname@example.org
From the Desk of the Deputy Principal Teaching & Learning Kia Ora Raukura whānau, Over the first six weeks of Term 3, the staff at Rotorua Boys High school have been using technology more effectively to create a fortnightly reporting system. The purpose of this new system is to provide regular ongoing communication about individual progress relative to a learners Attitude to Learning and Learning Task Completion. Progress and formative feedback is pertinent to each class and forms the basis of meaningful conversations between student, teacher, house group tutor, dean, and parents. The progress checks are designed to provide a quick snapshot of how learning is progressing and areas for improvement or extension. These checks are connected to the Progress made within class and are not ‘curriculum’ grades. Tutors aim is to work closely with learners to track progress and update whānau with celebrations or concerns. Learners are checked against a scale of 1-5 for ‘Attitude to Learning’ and ‘Learning Task Completion’. The students are graded based on the following criteria. These reports are emailed home every fortnight and at the end of each term they will be placed on the student portal for Whanau to print of the summary of progress made throughout the term. Subject Selection 2019 The process for Senior Subject Selection 2019 is underway and in the next few weeks students will be engaged in discussions, both at home and at school which will enable them to make the best decisions regarding their pathway for 2019. Students will be also bringing home option forms to be filled in and signed which will help form their academic timetable for 2019. The NCEA Pathways Guide will be made available for all to view on the website from the 24th of August and this will provide all parents and caregivers with the opportunity of helping their son make an informed decision. This process is vital in ensuring all students have the opportunity to select courses that will best prepare them for the future endeavour to have. Returning all forms as promptly as possible will assist in making sure this process is as smooth as possible for all students. Mr P Conrad B.A., Dip.Tchg. Deputy Principal - - Teaching and Learning email@example.com
Rotorua Boys’ High School d What’s Happening? What do you get? Ngā Pūmanawa e Waru is proud to lead out a NZ ﬁrst ✤ Apple iPad* for schools with Apple’s: Device as a Service (DaaS). Apple along with Ngā Pūmanawa e Waru’s technology ✤ STM Military Spec Case a partner, Noel Leeming, have joined forces! ✤ Mobile Device Management (MDM) co nt You can NOW rent an iPad. ✤ Learning Apps Included ac t: *latest generation: Model MR7F2X/A ipa ds Rotorua, @r COST ? a bh A Great Place s.s ch o ol. to Learn $4.00 incl GST the game changer! nz Per iPad*/Week S Rotorua Boys’ High School The Experience: only the best: This development is part of Ngā Pūmanawa e Waru’s ongoing programme to facilitate student access to devices for learning which are also supported with in- …Through Collaboration class teacher Professional Learning. This will ensure effective integration of devices into transformational teaching and future focused learning. Ngā ✤ Latest Generation Technology: Pūmanawa e Waru has identiﬁed that online shared learning spaces are an important precursor for enhancing learner achievement at school. d Apple recently launched a new iPad that is targeted purely at education. With a new A10x processor this new device is aimed at building immersive environments in augmented reality (AR) and graphic design. a With sensors that enable it to know where it is in space and time The Benefits: coupled with a powerful graphics engine, the new iPad is poised to be a multimedia powerhouse. ✤World-class leading pricing for Apple devices into ✤ STM Military Spec Case: classrooms. ✤Devices are upgraded every three years to ensure latest generation technology is a Every iPad that is provided under DaaS includes a case that has been tried and tested in the most extreme world-wide environments. ✤ Mobile Device Management (MDM): implemented and used. ✤Devices are school-ready* S Unleash the power of collaboration in the classroom. Lightspeed MDM is designed by Teachers for Teachers. It’s the easiest way to share upon arrival. apps, web-based video to multiple devices at once, track devices when *May require slight modiﬁcation. they go walkabouts. Setup rules speciﬁc to your classroom using MDM. When they leave the school network they behave like any other device. contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
News Thank you from a member of the public This is not really an inquiry, more a thank you: Last Friday morning before school began, I was helped by 4 or 5 students after I had nosedived from my electric wheelchair on a rough crossing on Old Taupo Rd. I will phone the school tomorrow Tuesday, to express my thanks in person. They made me comfortable, waved a vehicle down, so the driver could phone an ambulance. The boys waited till I was taken away in the ambulance. I am an old boy of RBHS between 1962 - 1967, and am delighted to see that our boys still care. I now have MND (Motor Neuron Disease) and can not now walk. Thanks again. Chinese Bridge Competition RBHS boys continued to perform well at the 11th Chinese Bridge Competition. Among 16 contestants from schools all over the country, Michael Stanley (right) took the 3rd place. He is qualified to represent New Zealand to compete in the International Chinese Bridge Competition, which will be held in Kunming, China in October this year. Our Year 11 boy Sameed Khan (right) took the 7th place, which is a great achievement for him. Rotorua Inter-schools Chinese Speech Competition The 18th Rotorua Inter schools Chinese Speech competition was held on 17 August at Toi Ohomai. Here are the results: Year 9 Sean Tibble 3rd place (joint) Year 10 Ngaru Omichi 1st place Year 12&13 Jimah Ruland-Umata 1st place Jimah also won the Toi Ohomai Trophy - The best speaker of the year.
Rotary Speech Competition 2018 Bradley Wiggins volunteered this year to be our representative at the Rotary Speech competition. This year’s topic was “How do Plastics impact our lives?”. Bradley’s competitors were: Tyla Leo-Davis from Western Heights High School, Isobella Cook from Rotorua Girls’ High School, Olivia Temm from John Paul College and Emma Jackson from Rotorua Lakes High School. All speakers acknowledged the many benefits plastic materials and products have provided modern society. However they also emphasised the many environmental problems created by unwise use of plastics, particularly the ubiquitous single- use shopping bag. There were three judges who had a tough job of selecting the winner as all speakers spoke very well. Bradley was pipped at the post by Emma Jackson from Rotorua Lakes High School, who won the speech competition. As a school, we would like to congratulate Bradley for his efforts as not only did he represent the school very well, it was his first ever speech contest! Well done again Bradley on your valiant efforts. Ms C Bekar B.Sc.(Hons),P.G.C.E., P.G.Cert.A.P. Year 13 Dean email@example.com
From the Deans Year 9 Dean Ms A Hay firstname.lastname@example.org ext 880 Year 10 Dean Mr M Trembath email@example.com ext 895 Year 11 Dean Mrs K Hemana firstname.lastname@example.org ext 803 Year 12 Dean Mr G Hunt email@example.com ext 836 Year 13 & 14 Dean Ms C Bekar firstname.lastname@example.org ext 827 International Students Mrs T Grinter email@example.com ext 837 From the Year 9 Dean Mrs A Hay I am very honoured and excited to be the new Year 9 Dean at Rotorua Boys’ High School. It has already been a very busy and exciting few weeks with our very successful Open Evening and our visits to Kaitao, Rotorua Intermediate and Mokoia, to talk to the year 8 boys about the big decision they have ahead of them. To each school we took a selection of Prefects, Year 9 leaders and performers who spoke to the Year 8 boys about the opportunities we offer at Boys’ High and gave them an idea of what it is like from a student’s point of view. We are now looking forward to our Open Days on the 29th and 30th of August, where the boys from our contributing schools will experience a range of option and core subject workshops organised by our Heads of Faculty. We also have our Leadership Workshop on the 28th for Prefects and Leaders of our 3 main contributing schools who will work with our Year 13 prefects on enhancing their leadership skills. Attendance is a big focus in all year groups and for Year 9 I will be starting up a point based system for excellent attendance, just like our senior year levels have done. Attendance at house group, and all 5 periods will earn students tickets towards a prize at the end of the year. Excellent attendance at school is directly linked to excellent achievement, so it is a win, win situation. We have also started up our star of the week for Year 9 students. The students are nominated by their house group teacher and each week a canteen voucher is awarded to the winning student. Congratulations to Taare Te Moana from 9T and Henry Kiel from 9RA who are our first winners this term. I look forward to getting to know our year 9 students and whanau more over the next few terms and celebrating our boys’ achievements in all areas. Nga mihi, Mrs A Hay B.Ed (Music), Dip Tchg., F.T.C.L Violin Performance Year 9 Dean firstname.lastname@example.org
From the Year 10 Dean Mr M Trembath Welcome to Term 3. This term has been actioned packed filled with cultural activities, sporting achievements and most importantly, great academic progress and results. Highlights in Year 10 Term 3; Raukura Kapa Haka- 2018 National Champions (back to back) Footloose Production Academic Review day- to reflect and goal set on where we are and where to next… Champions in Football at the Gold Coast Football Carnival 2018 U14 level National Tournament Week Academic Focus Term 3 is a very important term for our boys. With lots going on in regards to extra curricular opportunities and the cold winter months we need to make sure they are in school as much as possible to make sure they are ticking credits over towards Junior Certificate. By the end of Term 3, a Year 10 student should have 60 credits minimum. Feel free to contact house group tutors to gauge how your young man is tracking towards this and to establish goals and plans to ensure achievement and endorsement. Our cohort of young men are tracking well towards their Yr 10 Junior Certificates. We currently have a green/ amber zone of 78% and only a very small group in the red. This shows that our boys are working very hard towards their academic goals. We have 20 students that have had 100% attendance in Term 2 and have a very large group of between the 90- 100% zone which is fantastic. “Without excellent attendance, achievement can’t naturally occur. “ O.P.C- Outdoor Pursuits Centre (Sir Edmund Hillary Centre) This term we have an opportunity for 20 students to be selected for O.P.C. These students will have been highlighted as future leaders in the school and will be identified through the five key areas of school, being; leadership, academics, cultural, sporting and citizenship. The boys will be nominated by staff in the coming weeks and will be offered this amazing opportunity. Te Honoa Toi - Weaving together - Academic Support This program is to support our students in their academic achievement. Deans facilitate this support on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday every week from 3pm - 430pm in the Library computer suite. Your son is welcome to attend these sessions for extra support. Details of staff and subject specialities are listed below. Monday Mr Trembath Maths Tuesday Mrs Hemana/Mrs Hay Eng / Music & SPL Wednesday Mr G Hunt/Ms C Bekar Physical Ed/Maths Nga Mihi Mr M Trembath (B.Tchg.) Dean of Year 10 email@example.com
From the Year 11 Dean Mrs K Hemana Kia Ora Raukura whānau, There are only 8 weeks left of the school year for our Seniors, who finish with their Prizegiving on Friday 2nd November! There are 26 boys who have passed their Level 1 NCEA and a further 66 boys who are close to achieving their certificate. However, there are a concerning number of students who are in our Red Zone, indicating that it is unlikely that they will achieve their Level 1 certificate, and therefore require greater effort in and out of class. Te Honoa Toi operates Monday-Wednesday from 3-4pm in L4 beside the library, for students who need to resubmit assessments and work alongside teachers for support. We have teachers from the Math, English and Science faculties present to help students achieve their goals. PLEASE DO NOT LEAVE IT TO THE LAST MINUTE! NZ Secondary Schools Olympic Weightlifting Jacob Rawles will be competing in the NZ Secondary Schools Olympic Weightlifting competition on the 1st and 2nd of September. We wish him all the best! Celebrating our Top attendees! 100% attendance Ernest Kerr Keden Wichman Te Hokinga Kamira Pirini Nicholas Williams Aidan Tonge Ututaonga -Werahiko Congratulations to Ngakohu Walker (below, left) and Cassius Cowley (below, right) who have signed with the New Zealand Warriors. Ngā mihi Mrs K Hemana (M.Sp.Tchg (Hons)., P.G.Dip.Ed., B.Ed) HOD Library / Dean of Year 10 firstname.lastname@example.org
From the Year 12 Dean Mr G Hunt Tena Koutou Katoa, Greetings to all the families of our students at Rotorua Boys High School. Another busy and challenging term lies ahead of us. At the time of writing this report 31, Year 12 students, have gained their NCEA qualification. The focus for these students and indeed all our boys, is to work towards University Entrance Literacy or UE Literacy. The remaining students are still tracking towards NCEA Level Two, with an average per student of 37 credits out of 60. With the finish line in sight, attendance in class is crucial to gaining the level of success your son desires. Michael Stanley Year 12 Congratulations Michael on a great year so far, 100% attendance and 100% pass rate. All of his credits have been endorsed with Excellence! Keep up the great work Michael!. Level 2 Targets to discuss with your son: Join a summer code or co-curricular activity Gain 60 credits at Level 2 or 3 90% attendance (85% to attend the school ball) Attend to WIN Where: Rotorua Boys High Senior School Attendance Challenge. When: Starting 6th August - 26th October (10 School Weeks) Draw Week starting 27th October 2018. Under police supervision. Why: Attendance in class is crucial to success. Target of 90% for the senior cohort
Get students talking about attendance. Engaging in House Group conversations around academic performance. How: Students that attend 100% of their subject classes for the week, can earn a ticket for the draw, if those students also attend 100% of their house groups in that same week can earn a bonus ticket. The student cohort is divided into 3 draws based on their attendance. Draw 1 Students whose attendance is above 95% Draw 2 Students whose attendance is between 94 - 85% Draw 3 All remaining students who have earnt tickets. What: Draw 1 gets first pick of the following prizes and so on. Playstation 4, Beats Studio Headphones, 10,000 V Bucks or UE Megaboom. Te Honoa Toi - Weaving together - Academic Support This program is to support our students in their academic achievement. Deans facilitate this support on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday every week from 3pm - 430pm in the Library computer suite. Your son is welcome to attend these sessions for extra support. Details of staff and subject specialities are listed below. Monday Mr Trembath Maths Tuesday Mrs Hemana/Mrs Hay Eng / Music & SPL Wednesday Mr G Hunt/Ms C Bekar Physical Ed/Maths “Ehara taku toa i te toa takitahi, Engari he toa takitini” “Success is not the work of one, but the work of many” Mr G Hunt (B.Sp.& Ex.Sci., Dip.Tchg) Dean of Year 12 email@example.com From the Year 13 Dean Ms C Bekar Tena Koutou Katoa, Greetings to all the whānau of our students at Rotorua Boys’ High School. At the beginning of this term, I began my new role as Year 13 Dean. I am very excited about commencing this journey with our young men and helping them to grow and embark on their journey after school. We have had a very busy start to the term already, seeing 30 boys already gain their NCEA Level 3 qualification, at the time of writing. The focus for some of these boys is to continue to work towards gaining either their University Entrance in their approved subjects, along with attaining their University Entrance Literacy requirements. The remaining students are tracking well towards gaining their NCEA Level 3 Certificate. We know attendance in class has a direct impact on achievement, therefore attendance to school is necessary in order for your son to achieve success at the level he so wishes. Congratulations to the following boys who were presented with certificates for 100% attendance: Musashi Matsuda Te Hemara Gardiner-Toi Jack O’Neale Temuera Hall Tiago Noronha Braga Da Costa Bradley Wiggins Hyung Park Reuben Barton Tamaikoha Te Aute Joji Bilivalu Jacob Walker Kun Yuan Bernie Hati Kaara Rakaupai Ms C Bekar B.Sc.(Hons),P.G.C.E., P.G.Cert.A.P. Year 13 Dean firstname.lastname@example.org
International Dean Mrs T Grinter Rotorua Boys’ High School has just enjoyed their 21 st annual visit from Shiba Boys’ High School, in Tokyo, Japan. Every year, 24 students, accompanied by their teachers, stay with Kiwi families to experience life and schooling in Rotorua, New Zealand. During their time at Rotorua Boys’ High School, the Shiba students immersed themselves in school life where they learned how to do the school haka, Maori carving, and cooking New Zealand style. They also played rugby and improved their proficiency in English. Many of the activities are outside their comfort zone and they took back home many valuable memories of their time here at Rotorua Boys’ High School. The Shiba visit is a special event for the students of Rotorua Boys’ High School also, as many of the Year 11 students and the host families involve themselves in the activities and form strong and lasting friendships. A special thank you to all the families who hosted our visitors and made their experiences memorable. Mrs T Grinter (B.A., B.C.S., Dip. Tchg) Dean of International Students email@example.com
DEPARTMENT NEWS POLICE STUDIES The Year 13 Police Studies students had the opportunity to conduct their Formal Interviewing assessment at the Rotorua Police Station on Wednesday 1st August. This was an amazing real life experience for our students as they each had to plan and implement a 10 minute interview based around a Scenario. Students had to conduct each interview with the ultimate goal of firstly building a rapport with the suspect and then gaining as much information as possible . A huge thanks must go to Area Commander Inspector Anaru Pewhairanga for making the visit possible, Senior Sergeant Graham Hill and Senior Sergeant Nicola Cooney who organised the interview rooms, police officers acting as the suspect and for finally preparing our students with the scenario. Mr H Lockwood B.Sp&Ls.,Dip.Tchg. Deputy Principal – Student Support firstname.lastname@example.org TECHNOLOGY Automotive Now that the Footloose production car is completed, Automotive students are finishing the last of the theory units and practicing their manufacturing and welding skills with a variety of projects. Automotive Vice Project Fabricated from a drawing.
Freehand fabrication. Independant artistic designs expected. Mr R Thaine (Adv.T.Cert., Dip.Tchg) Technology email@example.com Food Technology Ondray Kuka is developing some excellent practical skills in Food and Hospitality. Ondray is preparing some quit complex dishes with ease, aswell as demonstrating excellent presentation skills. Ondray has also mastered the traditional French cutting techniques of Juienne, cut, Brunoise cut, Macedoie cut, Jardinere cut, and Paysanne cut. Well done Ondray. Mr K. Bioelle (Trade Cert., Dip. Tourism Mgmt. Dip.Tchg.) Food and Technology firstname.lastname@example.org
Design and Visual Communication Currently Year 9 classes are working on the Digital License which teaches students to be smart, safe and responsible online. The year 10 Digital class is working on developing their programming skills using the Python language. Year 11 classes are working on finishing the last internal assessment which is designing a booklet where they need to integrate data from two applications and demonstrate design principles. The Year 12 DGT class are working on a variety of projects based on student ability and interest Mr S Gosai (B.Sc., Dip.Tchg.) Teacher of Digital Technology email@example.com Year 9 Coding Year 9 game development project this term is to develop a game using Scratch. Project will be themed individually or within a group and students will plan, design a game using different sprites, backgrounds, motion etc. Students will develop flow charts and do a reflection of the game developed. I look forward to seeing a wide variety of games showing their coding skills. Year 13 Digital Technology Year 13 have been working on an assessment activity that requires students to investigate dynamic websites with image galleries and demonstrate their understanding of the complex concepts involved in their construction and functioning. Students will investigate data integrity and testing procedures used in the development of different galleries for different websites along with the legal, ethical and/or moral requirements associated with them. Ms R Matthews M.B.A, P.G.Dip.Int.Bus, B.Tech. Teacher of Mathematics & Digital Technologies firstname.lastname@example.org Senior DVC The senior Design and Visual Communication classes are running along smoothly and we are starting to wrap up the year. Most students are working on their last internal assessments. The Level 1 class completed their major portfolio gaining most students 15 internal credits. This portfolio will also be submitted for an extra 3 external credits where their sketching abilities will be assessed. The outcome of their external grade will also decide on whether the student will endorse in the subject or not. Year 10 DVC completed their Product Design assessment in Term 2 and are now working on their Spatial Design Brief - designing a “Bro Cave” for a peer in the class. The students are really enjoying this topic and I am starting to see the extent of their imaginations. I look forward to seeing their final outcome. Mrs M Magatogia (B.Des., Dip. Tchg.) Teacher of DVC email@example.com
Level 2 Engineering Ethan Commisky-Tarei has completed his artistic coffee table. This year, we experimented with using both timber and metal in an artistic manner. The model coffee table was eventually changed to a small desk. The theme of this table is Rising Sun. Level 1 Furniture and Timber Trades Most students have now completed side tables that will accompany the next project, a Cape Cod chair. The students had the freedom of incorporating their own designs, and some have shown that they are creative thinkers. Here we have LJ Uale working on his table. Year 10 Technology Students are now in the process of completing their wooden stool projects. The next project is an acoustic phone amplifier that will display the creativity of students as they research various designs as well as their strengths and weaknesses. Acoustic phone amplifiers are rising in popularity on YouTube as the design and concept is continuously improved for better amplifying of the phone’s sound. Mr C Botes (H.Dip.Tech.,Dip.Tchg.) Teacher of Technology and Graphics firstname.lastname@example.org
SOCIAL SCIENCES Geography Bayden Rivers (right) has successfully transitioned from Reporoa College and doing really well in Geography.Dylan Whyte and LJ Uale (below) are two extremely hard working Geographers, who are now achieving at Excellence level. Mr R Holliday (B.A., Dip.Tchg) H.O.F Social Sciences email@example.com History It is all go in History at the moment. We have completed the Internal Assessments and are preparing for the Preliminary Examinations. I have created a series of study activities for the young men to complete and so far, the response has been extremely positive. These activities will help the boys to imbed their own knowledge, while at the same time helping to develop the knowledge of their classmates. This poster is shared with all of the students and when they click on the different activities they are taken to a seperate website or document that provides them with the template to complete the task. It is a new concept for me, but one that looks very promising. Mr J Lewis (BA., DipTchg.) Asistant H.O.F Social Sciences firstname.lastname@example.org Business Tourism The Level One Business Class took part in a Market day. This activity required the boys to work in groups to plan, carry out, and review a business activity. The outstanding students were, Sameed Khan, Tyler Coote, Evan Richards-Ward & Tyler Warren. The boys were also lucky enough to have Raukura Old Boys and All Blacks Half Back, Te Toiroa Tahuriorangi present on their market. Mr C Makan Dip.Tchg Teacher of Social Science email@example.com
MUSIC This term we have seen some changes in the Music Department. Mrs Hay has moved on to be Year 9 Dean and teacher of SLP class and We welcome the talented Mrs Hulton to our Department. Mrs Hulton will be teaching our Junior Music Classes and continuing to develop our Vocal Programme here at school. She is an experienced vocalist and has taught hear as an itinerant Vocal teacher for a number of years. Recently we had a number of our Music Students attending visit to our local intermediate schools and performing for prospective year 8 boys. In the final weeks of Term 2 we had 6 bands represent the school at the regional Rock Quest competition in Taupo. It was an awesome evening and our bands (ranging from year 9 through to year 13) really showed their talents and we were very proud of all of the boys who performed. One of our bands D5R3 featuring - Tawhao Webster, Tamati Cassidy, Te Hau Taiatini, Tuakana Tuaine, Hikurangi Ruwhiu-Edmonds, Hezekiah Bowlin and Ngakohu Walker were outstanding and ended up taking out 3rd place winning $250 dollars worth of Rockshop vouchers which they kindly donated to the Music Department. It has been absolutely amazing to see a number of our junior and senior Music and dance students involved in with our awesome show Footloose and really worked hard to produce a really high quality production. Mr C Hay (B.MediaArt., Dip. Tchg) H.O.D. Music firstname.lastname@example.org
SPORTS NEWS Golf Academy 2018 Queensland Golf Tour Summary Our boys competed and represented our school proudly in the 2018 Queensland Boys Amateur @ Bargara Golf Club from 3-6th July. The competition of the field was first class with the winner Elvis Smylie scoring a 13 Under Par Total. Riley Sutherland was the best of our boys and played the windy conditions well overall. He was our only player to make the 36 hole Cut. His 38th placing (out of a field of 114) should be a result to be very proud of. The rest of our boys played the final 36 Holes in a separate handicap competition with some more improved scores. The course proved to be a good test with some visually challenging tee shots and numerous fairway & green side bunkers. The biggest challenge was the Bermuda grass greens (where the grass grows towards the sun). It was a brand new experience for our boys as the grain had a huge influence on the speed and direction of each putt. I was proud of the way our boys conducted themselves on and off the golf course. Bargara provided some great weather for us as we reached highs of 24 degrees each day. We made sure we made the special effort to stay hydrated with water & electrolytes. Score Roundup from Queensland Boys Amateur (Par 72) Riley Sutherland. 38th= Place. 76, 74, 81, 73 James Tauariki - 77, 78, 76, 71 (Missed Cut by one shot) Jayme Martin - 80, 76, 74, 77 (Missed Cut by 2 shots) Joshua Robinson - 85, 85, 83, 82 Liam Lloyd - 85, 85, 83, 87 Reef Pohatu - 92, 91, 85, 86 Liam Lochhead - 91, 89, 89, 92 After the Tournament we travelled back down to the Sunshine Coast where we based ourselves in Noosa and played 4 Championship Golf courses: Noosa Springs Resort, Pelican Waters Resort, Peregian Springs Resort & Twin Waters Golf Resort. These courses provided tough challenges for our boys and the experience gained was invaluable. We look forward to returning to Queensland in 2019 to take on our Aussie counterparts and hopefully beat a few more of them along the way! A special thank you goes to parents who joined us on the trip and provided great support to our Tour group. Melissa Martin, Rangi Martin & Carl Sutherland. Also a big thank you goes to Rotorua Boys High School Board of Trustees and Mr Grinter for your continued support of our Golf Programme. We know look forward to preparing for the NZ Secondary School Championships in Palmerston North during Tournament Week. Our top team of Riley Sutherland, James Tauariki, Rahiri Murray and Jayme Martin will be striving to win the 2018 National Title for the first time since our School last won in 2005.
BOP Eagles Secondary School Tournament Report 2018 BOP Eagles Secondary School Team Champs @ Te Puke Golf Club Monday, 6th August Oue Rotorua Boys Golf Team of 11 students travelled to the picturesque Te Puke Golf Club to compete 18 Holes on the Par 72 course. We played off the Blue Tees and the course was in superb condition where the greens were running smooth and true. The course had recently seen a lot of rain and was playing its full distance. Well done to Blue Jones (Year 9, right) who took out the individual stableford competition with 45 points! Blue has worked hard at his golf this year and it was great to see him play so well. Also to James Tauariki who finished 2nd in the Individual Gross results with a score of 75. In the Teams events which was a best 3 out of 4 Stableford Competition, our # 1 Team finished 2nd with 106 points, only one point behind winners Tauranga Boys College. The day was played in great spirit and it was great to support this great event that the BOP Eagles Golfing Society has been running for over 40 years. Team results: 1st Tauranga Boys College #1 107 2nd Rotorua Boys High School #1 106 3rd= John Paul College 102 3rd= Tauranga Boys College #2 102 5th Rotorua Boys High School #2 99 6th Trident 98 7th Rotorua Boys High School #3 95 8th Otumoetai College 79 Individual Stableford results : 1st Blue Jones 45 points 3rd Reef Pohatu 38 Rahiri Murray 35 Jayme Martin 34 James Tauariki 33 Liam Lloyd 33 Josh Robinson 32 Liam Lochhead 32 Riley Sutherland 30 Stephen Robinson 27 Rawiri Higgins 23 Notable Gross results : 2nd James Tauariki 75
Congratulations to our own Raukura golfers, James Tauariki, Rahiri Murray, Riley Sutherland and Jayme Martin for being selected to represent Bay of Plenty U19 & U16 Junior Teams in the Bay/ Harbour fixture that took place in North Harbour on 18-19th August. Mr N Davey Director of Golf email@example.com Swimming Four RBHS students recently competed as part of Swim Rotorua’s team at the Taranaki Regional Swimming Championships, from July 20-22nd. Impressively all four won at least one medal. James Baldwin (16yrs) won silver medals in 50m and 100m Breaststroke and 50 freestyle. Theo Harvey (13yrs) won Gold in 400 Individual Medley and 200 Butterfly and Silver in 400 freestyle. Rocco Marsh (16yrs) won Silver in 200m Breaststroke and 100m backstroke, and Bronze in 50m freestyle. Sonny Marsh (13yrs) was at his first Regional Competition and wont eh Silver medal in 50m breaststroke. Rocco, Theo and James have all qualified for the prestigious NZ Short Course Open Championships in October. Congratulations. Ms C Bayliss Swim Rotorua
2nd XV Raukura 2nd XV 2018 A 34-5 win over New Plymouth ended an unbeaten season for the 2018 Raukura 2nd XV. A physical forward pack and a talented backline combined well to put out some awesome team performances over their 15 game Season. Our first Highlight was winning the Dick Littlejohn Trophy. Awarded for the Bay of Plenty Division 1 first Round Winners after beating RBHS 3rd XV, Trident High 1st XV, TWOM 1st XV, Tauranga Boys 2nd XV and for the 1st time WHHS 1st XV. We shifted into the Super 8 Competition, a round robin format where in most cases you need to win all games to come out on top. With good wins over Tauranga Boys and Gisborne, it was onto reigning champions Hamilton Boys who consistently produce tough 2nd XV Teams and this year again, they did not disappoint. For the first 15 minutes they threw everything at us. Despite this, our defence forced a turnover and we opened the scoring off one of our first touches of the game much to Hamilton’s disgust. In a really physical battle we came out on top 19 - 5. The Hamilton Match prepared us well for another tough encounter against Hastings Boys who pushed us for the full 80. While the score was locked at 5 a piece at half time, we pulled out another gutsy performance to win 17 - 5. From here we knew we were in for a shot at winning the Super 8 Championship. Napier, Palmerston North and New Plymouth stood in our way. The school holidays couldn’t have come soon enough as Napier once again tested us in a game where the score didn’t reflect just how hard it was as we went on to win 34 - 16. The School holidays came and went and a recharged and rejuvenated team assembled again with the Super 8 title in our sights. A home game and a dominating 38 - 10 win against Palmerston North would mean one more win would get us over the line. Away to New Plymouth for the last game of the Season, we came away with a convincing 34 - 7 win and as a result 2018 Super Eight Champions 2018. A huge thanks to all those who supported us throughout the season. Coaches Mr C Hodge and Mr C Maguire
BASKETBALL Our Senior A Basketball team begun their Super 8 Campaign with a Taupo-Wellington Tour from the Friday 3rd till the 5th of August. This was a great build up for our Super 8 Campaign as it built the squad together and really was our first time together as a full strength squad. Our first objective was to showcase a top quality training session to those who ball in Taupo. This was an invitational training session where the best from around Taupo and their high schools were present. We showed them the level of intensity with being each training and the level we need to be at to be a successful basketball team. Also we had our Senior Coaching Staff party of Coach Mark Elers , Coach Douglas Courtney and Basketball Director Theo Tait delivering a quality practice plan. The following morning we played against a Taupo Invitational team that consist of current High School athletes in the area and also former high school basketballers that stay in the area. A former Senior A basketball player was also in the team; Terrell Wichman. Our boys won by 60 points. Following this game, the boys had morning tea/lunch in Taupo than drove down State Highway 1 to Porirua where they rested and stayed at a marae for the night. Sunday morning, we were fortunate to play a top quality Rongotai College team who are one of the elite basketball programmes within Zone 3. In this game we were victorious winning by 40 points. These two results were great confidence boosters for Super 8 Basketball that followed the next day through to Wednesday. After the Rongotai game, we ate lunch together than begun our way to New Plymouth where the prestigious Super 8 Basketball tournament was hosted this year. This was a long drive. The following morning, we played a really tough Hastings Boys High unit. The game was neck and neck until the final quarter. We blew them out winning by 93-68. Our second game was against a tough Hamilton Boys High School team, who have dominated our Zone over the past few years. Our Senior A’s had a very solid game coming out victorious winning the game by 1, 69-68. In our final pool game, we faced a strong Tauranga Boys College team. Unfortunately we didn’t come out victorious losing 83-92. We made the semi finals finishing second in our pool behind Tauranga Boys. This meant we drew Napier Boys who finished top in their pool in our crossover game. The semi final was a really physical encounter with both teams execute well on offense and getting stops on defense. A game that went down to the last couple of seconds. We led the game by 1 with a few seconds left on the clock. One of Napiers guards weaved through our pressure defense drawing out our big Kalib allowing the guard to dump off to Kalibs man for a layup under the basketball to win the game. This meant we were now playing off for 3rd and 4th place vs Bay of Plenty rival Tauranga Boys. In this game, we were down by as many as 21. Following a timeout led by an inspirational speech by Thomas and Kalib helped the boys clinch the game 94-88 meaning we placed 3rd at Super 8 Basketball. Though, we were one point short of the Super 8 Finals, our boys done really well finishing third at Super 8’s. A special thank you goes to the Coaching Staff of Mark Elers and Douglas Courtney for their efforts in preparing the players for this tournament. Also special mentions to the players for their performances. This shows steady progress towards our Zonal Qualifiers which are held here in Rotorua from 5th of September to the 8th of September. Damien Hinga Assistant Basketball Director firstname.lastname@example.org
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