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National Champions Again - Rotorua Boys' High School - ALSO IN THIS ISSUE - Rotorua Boys' High School
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
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Footloose Production
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“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”
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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
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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.
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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
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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 hlockwood@rbhs.school.nz 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
hlockwood@rbhs.school.nz
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
pconrad@rbhs.school.nz
Rotorua Boys’ High School

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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
cbekar@rbhs.school.nz
From the Deans
  Year 9 Dean           Ms A Hay                   ahay@rbhs.school.nz 		             ext 880
  Year 10 Dean		        Mr M Trembath              mtrembath@rbhs.school.nz           ext 895
  Year 11 Dean          Mrs K Hemana               khemana@rbhs.school.nz             ext 803
  Year 12 Dean		        Mr G Hunt                 ghunt@rbhs.school.nz                ext 836
  Year 13 & 14 Dean     Ms C Bekar		               cbekar@rbhs.schoo.nz		             ext 827
  International Students Mrs T Grinter            tgrinter@rbhs.school.nz             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
ahay@rbhs.school.nz
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
mtrembath@rbhs.school.nz
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
khemana@rbhs.school.nz
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
ghunt@rbhs.school.nz

                   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 cbekar@rbhs.school.nz
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
tgrinter@rbhs.school.nz
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
hlockwood@rbhs.school.nz

                                  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
rthaine@rbhs.school.nz

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
kbioelle@rbhs.school.nz
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
                                                                            sgosai@rbhs.school.nz

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
                                                                   rmatthews@rbhs.school.nz
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
                                                                    mmagatogia@rbhs.school.nz
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
cbotes@rbhs.school.nz
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
                                                                        rholliday@rbhs.school.nz

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
jlewis@rbhs.school.nz
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
                                                                         cmakan@rbhs.school.nz
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
chay@rbhs.school.nz
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
ndavey@rbhs.school.nz

                                      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
                                                                           dhinga@rbhs.school.nz
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