Heretaunga takoto noa o Te Matau a Māui tikitiki-a-Taranga
Ko Takitimu te waka tapu
Ko Kahurānaki te maunga
Ko Ngaruroro Mokotuararo ki Rangatira te awa
Ko Ngāti Kahungunu te iwi
Ko Ngā Tamatāne o Heretaunga te kura
Ko Te Manu Huia te tohu
Ākina - Ākina tukua
Kia ora, my name is Quaid Crawford.
I feel very privileged to have been given the honour of leading the school as your Head Boy for 2022. I was born in Hastings and have grown up in the Bay. I come from a family of five. My mother and father are both teachers, I have two sisters, one is studying Education in Auckland and the other is studying to become a teacher through Massey University. I enjoy sport especially waka ama, rugby and going to the gym. In my spare time I enjoy diving out at Bare Island and fishing with my whanau at Waimarama Beach. I also have both of my cousins here at school as well as my grandfather who is on the staff.
In my time at school I have tried to involve myself in all five areas of the school. I have strived to do and give my best through sport, culture, academics, leadership and service. I am proud that I have contributed in all of these areas.
Hastings Boys High School has afforded me many opportunities that have helped me grow into the young man I am today. I see the role of prefect as one of service and this will allow me to give back to the school. It is my chance to build on the legacy that those before me have left. It is an opportunity to add to the fabric of the school by striving daily to live by and promote the seven Akina Man values. During my time at the Outward Bound Leadership Course I learnt about the values that make a great leader. Compassion, empathy, self belief and learning to be comfortable being uncomfortable. These are some of the values I look forward to instilling within the prefect group this year. It is our turn to lead from the front and give back. E hara taku toa i te toa takitahi engari he toa takitini.My strength is not that of a single warrior but that of many.