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Otago Boys' High School

Newsletter - No.24 - 2016


Monday 29 - Friday 2

Tournament Week

Basketball, Chess, Football, Hockey, U15 Rugby

Monday 29

Tuesday 30

Otago Polytechnic Building Seminar

Wednesday 31

Nominations for BOT student representative close

Thursday 1

Friday 2

Teacher Only Day - school closed for instruction



Monday 5

Dunedin Theatre Sports finals

Tuesday 6

PPTA Meeting - School closes 12.30pm

Wednesday 7

Senior Subject Selection Evening 6.45pm - 8.45pm

Thursday 8

Dunedin Secondary Schools Music Festival Rehearsal
Music Festival Concert (Evening)

Friday 9


A Message from the Deputy Rector

by Andrew Turner

‘Persistence is doing something despite difficulty or delay in achieving success’. This definition aptly describes the attitude students will need for the remainder of this term particularly, with Tournament week next week and Senior exams quickly looming. With over half the term already gone our school value of perseverance will surely be tested.

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Ben Sinnamon

The Last Word

by Ben Sinnamon

For all of us in the audience today we are students who are all in the second half of their OBHS schooling career. For Year 13 we have only 1 term, Year 12 5 terms and Year 11 9 terms left. 

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Oban Hansen

Cover Shot - Year 11 Creative Writing

by Oban Hansen

The helicopter was a five seater. Matt and Alex had emerged from the control center carrying nothing but their boots and a backpack with two days worth of supplies. They had been given new clothes to wear.

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OBHS Cultural Chord Choir Members

Cultural Chords Open the Big Sing Finale

by Enoka Taufua

Our combined Otago Boys’ and Otago Girls’ Pasifika choir, Cultural Chords, were asked to open the Big Sing finale which was held in Dunedin this week. 

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Year 12/13 Outdoor Education Alpine Experience

Year 12/13 Outdoor Education Alpine Adventure

by Brett Weber

This adventure education trip was an awesome opportunity for many of the students to step outside of their comfort zone and embrace the snow in and around Wanaka. 

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Year 12 Geography Trip to Central Otago

Year 12 Geography Field Trip to Central Otago

by Bevan Townsend

Last week Year 12 Geography students travelled to Central Otago studying a range of climatic factors.

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Tim Howard


by Tim Howard

Year 13 student Tim Howard is participating in the Gateway programme and is hosted by Steve Mowat Builders.

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Otago Polytechnic School of Building, Surveying and Engineering Visit

Polytechnic School of Building, Surveying and Engineering Visit

by Andrew Swan

As part of our programme of presenting Tertiary options to boys, twenty seniors spent Thursday afternoon looking around different departments on the Polytechnic Campus.

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Library - Book Sale

Library Update

by Lynn Vare

To view the lastest news from the school library please click on the following link.

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Notices of Teacher Only Day and Early Closure

Notice of Teacher Only Day and Early Closure


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Who Will We Welcome At OBHS Next Year?


Along with the Open Night recently held OBHS hosted Year 8 students from local schools for a morning of activities, fun  and a general introduction to a day at Otago Boys'.

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Scholarship Statistics

Scholarship Statistics

by Mark Hooper

Our Scholarship Statistics boys, who deserve huge acknowledgement for attending Thursday evening or Saturday morning tutorials all year, take a small break to undertake a triangle distinguishability taste test.

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2016 OBHS "A" Ice Hockey

OBHS too good for the high‐performing Rangers

by Craig de Beer

What began in Canada in the eighteenth century came to a head last night as OBHS A took on the Rangers in the Otago Secondary Schools Sports Association B‐Grade Ice Hockey League and came out on top. And it was a nail‐biter.

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Courage Under Fire


Rabia’s visit, exclusively to Dunedin, has been organised by the Otago Medical Research Foundation with funds raised going to the Foundation’s work of establishing world-class research right here in the city.

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House Table Tennis Competition

House Competitions in Full Swing


This Park House Table Tennis competition is organised by Year 12 students as part of a Physical Education Internal Assessment. A highly contested battle today between Park 1 and Park 2 to build brotherhood.

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An Evening at Rockbourne - OBHS Parents Assocation Fundraising Event

Rockbourne Evening – An Otago Boys' High School Parents Association Fundraising Event

by OBHS Parents Assocation

The Parents Association are delighted to offer another exciting and fun filled evening to our school community. On September 9th at 6.30pm we will be hosting an evening of jewellery, clothing, and a little pampering by way of a nail therapist and hand massage therapist at the delightful Rockbourne House in York Place.

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Parent Information Evening

2018 World Challenge Expedition

by Justin Zani

Otago Boys' will be taking a group of students on an expedition to Borneo in January of 2018, with World Challenge Expeditions. If you are interested, please contact

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Humanities Trip to Europe July 2018

2018 Humanities Trip to Europe


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Gateway 2017

2017 Gateway Applications 


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Students thinking about further study after they leave school have a lot of decisions to make.

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NCEA Fees - Due Wednesday 31 August


There is only 1 more day to make payment for your sons NCEA fees. 

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Appointment Reminder


As much as possible, could boys and parents please make all medical, (off site) physio, dentist and driving lesson appointments for students out of school time. These one off, but sometimes frequent absences during the year can have a considerable impact on student learning. Your support is appreciated. 

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Tell us about the activities and successes your son has been involved in so that as a community we can celebrate with them.

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