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Year 13 Graduation - Class of 2023

The graduating class of 2023!

On Thursday 26 October, the class of 2023 graduated from Southland Boys' High School.

Each young man crossed the stage one last time to shake the hand of Mr Coe, before a series of special awards were handed out. The boys then headed into the rafters to leave a permanent mark on the school, before leaving across the crest laid into the tiles of the school - signifying their journey from boyhood to adulthood.

The evening was a true celebration of the achievements and successes of a group of extraordinary young men. We wish them all the best in their future endeavours.


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Special Awards

The special awards are created each year to fit the unique skills and attributes of the recipients. This years awards were as follows:

The Backbone: Cameron Scully 

Presented to the student deemed the most reliable and diligent. The person who toils away with little or no recognition.

Moment in Time Award: Raymond Xie-Jones

Presented to the student who had at least one significant moment that led to change, or positively influenced a large amount of people. 

Leader of the Pack: JP Velghe

Presented to the student who is infectiously upbeat. This student is vocal in their support of others, and can drive a group to great deeds and success.

Putting Southland Boys' High School on the Map: Kiseki Fifita

Presented to the student who brought national attention to the school in a positive way.

Superman Award: Rico Muliaina

Presented to the student who, like superman, has overcome the greatest hurdles and broken through the most barriers to succeed at Southland Boys' High School. 

Tane Murihiku Award: Gregor Rutledge

Presented to the student who has contributed at the highest level across a wide array of fields within the school, and whose efforts directly reflect the success of Southland Boys' High School.

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