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Weekly Notices
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Weekly Notices

Jo Harford —


8th March 7pm in the Library

Performance by the junior drama students and poetry reading by George Bates

Everyone welcome

School Absenteeism 

If your son is absent for three consecutive days we would like parents to consider getting a doctor’s certificate to validate the absence.

We are sensitive to the fact that there is a cost associated with this and that it may not be practicable for some families.  

Adolescent Oral Health Service

Adolescents (from year 9 until their 18th birthday)

Adolescents* are entitled to FREE basic dental care, from Year 9 until their 18th birthday – no matter where you’re at… high school, training course, work or unemployed.

Free basic dental care is available by enrolling with a Dentist. This is usually arranged at the child’s last dental visit with the Community Oral Health Service in school at year 8. The chosen Dentist should contact you directly to make an appointment.

If you need to enrol, or have any questions please call:

0800 825 583 – option 2

For more information visit: http://www.southerndhb.govt.nz/pages/adolescent-oral-health-service/

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*who meet the eligibility criteria for publicly funded health and disability services


Please follow the link on Facebook or the Website to register for Football and/or Rugby. The link can be found on the website under the SPORTS tab and click on SPORTS REGISTRATIONS. Registrations will close on 12th March.

2016 School Magazine

To all eligible familes who did not get one at the end of the year.

Please collect from the office.

Workshop for Parents: "It's time we talked: Pornography, young people and sexuality today."

As a school we want to inform our community, and assist our parents to address the issues our students are faced with through the internet, media and social media sites.

We are proud to be able to offer such an opportunity by being part of the network of secondary schools organising an Otago wide workshop for parents of teenagers and pre-teens being presented by Maree Crabbe. Having had Maree present to principals, teachers and counsellors last year, members of the Otago Secondary School Principals Association felt strongly that her information and messages would be very valuable for all our parents and so we have been very fortunate to be able to get her to Dunedin again for this workshop.

The workshop :" It's time we talked: Pornography, young people and sexuality today" assists parents to understand the impact of pornography on young people and what they can do to address it. It will be held on Tuesday 7th March 7.00-9.00pm at the Otago Boys' High School auditorium

Maree Crabbe is an Australian researcher who coordinates the community education project Reality & Risk: Pornography, young people and sexuality. She is co-producer and co-director of the documentary films Love and Sex in an Age of Pornography, broadcast in seven countries, and The Porn Factor, broadcast recently in Australia, and author of In the Picture – a whole school resource to assist secondary schools to address the influence of explicit sexual imagery. Maree has worked with young people – and on issues affecting young people – in the community sector for over 20 years. Maree’s articles on young people, sexuality and pornography have been published online and in print media.

Maree is an engaging, informative and expert speaker who works all over Australasia. I would urge you to take the time to attend the workshop.

Please pass onto friends and family who you also think are keen to support their daughters and sons to build healthy and happy relationships.

This workshop is free and available to all parents in Otago thanks to the generous support of the Otago Community Trust.