HEAD BOY REPORT
With school nearing the end, it’s a time of happiness and excitement, but also a feeling of sadness to be saying goodbye to some of the best years of my life. But despite the fact that our class of 2019 is reaching the end of our time at Whangārei Boys’ High School, we will forever be a part of the brotherhood of this school. We will forever hold the memories and friendships created, which will last a lifetime. I know for a fact that all of us leaving this year will take away the lessons we’ve learnt and the experiences we’ve made within this school and use them to great effect to show the world about the pride and culture of Whangārei Boys’ High School.
This year, in my opinion has been an exciting and amazing ride, filled with great success. However, this year would not have been possible without the help of the team of amazing prefects. The deputy head boys: Ben West, Nathaniel Singleton, Kaline Masitabua and Jacob Kennedy, continue to put in an extraordinary amount of support. They all show great work ethic and attitude. With these boys by my side, anything we set our minds to was possible and I thank them all for their hard work. I, of course, can’t forget about this year’s whānau captains: Caleb Smith, Nathan Calver, Mason Kennedy, Lochiel Espiner, and Luke Trigg. I hold a huge amount of respect for all of these boys. The amount of time and organisation they have put in to ensure every whānau event runs smoothly is testament to why they are the ones leading their whānau groups. I couldn’t have asked for a better prefect team to work with and for that I thank all of you boys for an amazing year.
Whangārei Boys’ High School has truly become a place to be proud of attending when you hear its name mentioned. This is as a result of the amazing work and passion put in from Mrs. Gilbert-Smith and the senior management team. Faced with challenges such as planning for the new school rebuild, (set to take place next year), Mrs Gilbert-Smith has still made time for us boys and whatever issues we faced. I would like to give Mrs. Gilbert-Smith a huge thank you for giving me the opportunity to represent this school, that has quickly become my most honorable achievement. I hope I have done this huge role justice and have contributed to the continuing growth of this school.
Another two pivotal names to the Year 13s and especially me have been Mrs. Te Whata and Mrs. Bourke-Heerikehuisen. If there was every any stress or struggles throughout the year there was never any sign of it. If there were ever any questions I had or help I needed, you two were always there to support me and do whatever in your power you could to ensure I achieved my goals. It’s going to be a sad time to say goodbye.
This year has been filled to the brim with success and achievements of every kind. In academic, sporting and cultural fields Whangārei Boys’ High School has again made sure we do not go unnoticed, leaving an impact at every event we attend. Sadly, there isn’t enough paper to list every achievement this school has accomplished in 2019. Some highlights for me have been hearing and witnessing the success for many teams at tournament, placing first time and time again. Events like Mathex being hosted at our school and winning the competition leave me with a huge amount of pride. Congratulations to all of you boys who represented our school, you are the ones who give us a name that will be remembered as elite. I look forward to seeing all of your success in the future to come.
I know for a fact that the future head boy will be more than amazing. I know for a fact that any of the choices for head boy will be the right one. Good luck for the future head boy and the role ahead, work hard, but don’t forget to enjoy your time at this amazing school. I know I have.
Thank you to everyone who has been a part of this school and have resulted in its great success. To all the boys returning next year, remember to enjoy your time, it goes a lot more quickly than you’d expect and keep up all the excellent work. Make 2020 better than any year before!