Term two reflections by Head Boy Orlando Tuhega-Vaitupu

Orlando Tuhega - Vaitupu —

We have now concluded the second term for 2022. Again, disruption from COVID-19 saw much of the school sick, in isolation and reaping the after effects of long COVID. However, a positive, when masks were revoked from the school and beautiful faces revealed sneaky facial hair.

This term our prefects have been involved with assemblies where we have addressed the junior and senior school about the term value of Responsibility and the importance it plays in our school. We have also been a part of working with the teachers in helping with duties around school and during breaks.

Our prefects have also had some entertaining, hard fought sporting events against St Hilda’s Collegiate and Columba College. The prefects firstly played St Hilda’s Collegiate at their home ground in a fast-paced game of Netball. Some late replacements paired with some of the boys playing for their first time saw the prefects in a very challenging spot. Despite the obstacles, lightning quick passing from Max Davidson and pinpoint shooting from our deputy head boys Oscar Cameron and Max O'Connor meant the prefects managed to hold onto a 20-20 draw.

Unsatisfied with our draw the prefects were raring to go again against St Hilda’s Collegiate in the Basketball game at King’s. This energy and enthusiasm carried into the game as the boys put the pedal to the metal both offensively and defensively. Embracing the school crowd’s passion and spirit, Lachie Cameron decided to put on a show for everyone as he leapt off the ground to pull off a mesmerizing dunk. A stellar performance as well from Cam Fraser, the prefects showed their dominance in a comfortable win.

The prefects then played Columba College at their home ground in a long-awaited game of Netball. Some friendly banter from the girls and tight dresses for the boys saw the prefects headed into the game nervous but ready to get the win. In spite of the questionable scoring and refereeing, competitive play from Daniel Honey and an MVP performance from Damian Ioane meant the prefects came out with a 23-19 win.

Planned for Wednesday 6th of July against the Columba College girls, the prefects were looking forward to competing in a Dodgeball game at home. Unfortunately, due to some late news this game was cancelled but it is looking to be deferred to another time in Term 3. Also, to look forward to in Term 3, the prefects will be playing Otago Girls' High School and Queen's High School both at home and away.