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Otago Boys' High School

Newsletter - No.28 - 2016


Saturday 8 - Tuesday 11

Duke of Edinburgh trip to Stewart Island

Monday 10

Term 4 begins

Tuesday 11

Year 12 Catering Food Handling Course

Wednesday 12

Sports and cultural photos

Thursday 13

Sports and cultural photos

Year 13 Blood Donors (Period 1 - 4)

Friday 14

KHS Invitational Touch Tournament

Sustainability group leave for Mt Aspiring


Monday 17

Tuesday 18

Wednesday 19

Thursday 20

Swimming Sports

Friday 21


A Message From The Rector

by Richard Hall

Another term has come to an end. Quite simply, I believe this has been our best term of the year so far.

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Charlie Humphrey and Mane Marshall

Biology Olympians!

by Pru Casey

Congratulations to Charlie Humphrey and Mane Marshall, OBHS Year 12 Biology students, who have gained places in the NZ International Biology Olympiad Tutorial program.

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Recipes to feed a family of four

Year 10 - Recipes to feed a family of four

by Emma Moore

Year 10 students have been learning how to create meals that are old fashioned 'staple' meals and that have key cooking elements in them - for example being able to cook rice and pasta. Students have learned how to sharpen knives, interpret recipes and follow them.

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Peter with his samples of Fired Up

9T Energy Drink Presentations

by Richard Roe

As part of their Measurement topic, students in 9T were designing a new energy drink which they had to “market” in a container holding exactly 270 mls.

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Max Milne and Rhys Dunbar

Table Tennis Success


Max Milne and Rhys Dunbar represented Otago in a Southern Shield match in Invercargill last weekend. After winning 60 – 50 Otago came away with the shield. Following this excellent performance both boys are travelling to Auckland for six days over the holidays to represent Otago at the Nationals. Good luck boys!

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2016 Indoor Cricket Champions

Dunedin Champions!

by Mark Hooper

After entering a school team for the first time in the Indoor Cricket Competition, our boys won their final last night against a spirited and experienced team of older cricketers. The boys put in one of their best performances of the season winning by a very comfortable 65 runs.

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Elliott Alloo

Success in the Pool


Congratulations to Year 9 student Elliott Alloo who recently qualified for the New Zealand Secondary Schools Swimming Championships held in Wellington over the weekend. Elliott qualified for four events, doing particularly well in the 50m Breaststroke coming 8th and 10th in the 100m Breaststroke. A great achievement on a national scale.

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Ahmad and Stacey Hopwood

Ayoub Aced It


Congratulations to Year 9 student Ayoub Ahmad who partnered with Otago University student Stacey Hopwood to compete and win the Otago Indoor Open Tennis Tournament last weekend. Ayoub and Stacey won the final 6-4, 3-6, 10-4. A great effort!

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Dylan Murcott

Judo Championships Bronze Medal


Congratulations to Year 10 student Dylan Murcott who won the bronze medal for his weight grade, (Cadet Men, which is for 15 – 17 year olds) at the South Island Judo Championships held in Christchurch over the weekend. An exceptional achievement considering Dylan is still only 14.

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Senior Futsal Competition

by Andrew Willmott

Futsal South trialled a new format for senior futsal in Term 3. Having previously played across both Terms 3 and 4, this year they condensed the season into Term 3 only. This had teams playing two games a night over a three-week season. With NCEA exams often limiting entries in this competition this was a good concept and well supported by Schools.

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Old Boys Looking Good in Blue


Seven OBHS old boys (Slade McDowall, Jordan McEntee, Ben Scorgie, Liam Sharples, Hemaua Samasoni, Alex Frood and Josh Buchan) represented Otago at the National U19 tournament held in Taupo this week. Slade McDowall was captain of the team who finished 5th overall in the tournament. Hemaua Samasoni had to return early due to injury.

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Fives Championship to return

by Gwyn Pratley

After the best part of a decade in hiatus the historic OBHS Fives Competition is set to return in Term 4.

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Space Camp 2018


Following the success of Space Camp 2016 students who will be in Year11, Year12 or Year13 in 2018 are invited to apply for the next lift off! 

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Humanities Trip to Europe July 2018

2018 Humanities Trip to Europe


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Families of Year 9 Students in 2019


JR McKenzie Youth Education Fund - Application for Assistance.

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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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