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Newsletter - No.5 - 2017

THE WEEK AHEAD:
TERM 1, WEEK 6

Monday 6

Tuesday 7

Wednesday 8

Thursday 9

Friday 10

House Haka Competition

Year 11 Economics trip to Cadbury's

10B to Mt Aspiring

10G return from Mt Aspiring

Saturday 11 

Otago Athletics Championships

Saturday 11 - Sunday 12

SISS Rowing Championships

Russell McVeigh Debating Regionals


LOOKING AHEAD
TERM 1, WEEK 7

Monday 13

Southland Boys' High School Interschool (home)

Tuesday 14

Wednesday 15

Thursday 16

Drive to Survive Safer Journeys Expo (all Year 11 students)

Friday 17

10H to Mt Aspiring

10B return from Mt Aspiring

Intercollegiate Golf Tournament


Contents

10T - Mount Aspiring Camp

A Message From The Rector

by Richard Hall

This week you may have seen an item on 1 News that highlighted an issue around drugs in sport. Because our school had hosted a workshop by Drugfree Sport New Zealand we were chosen to be on television.

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2017 Prefect - George Gray

The Last Word

by George Gray

COURAGE - As a skinny, naïve, 12-year-old, the word courage had probably never passed through my Grandfather’s mind. But he was about to meet it.

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10T - Mount Aspiring Camp

A Week At Camp - 10T

by Liam Connolly & Angus Henderon

10T have returned from a week at the school lodge at Mount Aspiring.  Angus and Liam share their thoughts on the week.

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International Student Leaders

Introducing Our 2017 International Student Leaders

by Louie Cheng & Tomoki Nakazono

After interviews and votes, the International Leaders were announced at a special meeting this week.

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What Is Happening With Dunedin's Weather?

by Hannah Bedford

The statisticians of the school are currently working on a project looking into various variables of Dunedin's weather. Using the University of Otago's weather station data from 2016, they are using bootstrapping techniques to investigate a question of their choice. The project is due on the 10th of March - their first statistics internal of the year.

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Year 13 Biology - Otago University PE Department Visit

Year 13 Biology

by Kent Twaites

Last week saw the final Year 13 Homeostasis Biology trip to the University of Otago Physical Education Department.

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OBHS v Christ's College Summer Interschool

OBHS v Christ's College Interschool

by OBHS

The annual summer interschool between OBHS and Christ's College was held in superb conditions in Dunedin this week.

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Christ's College Interschool

Rare Double Achieved In Longest Standing Cricket Interschool Fixture

by Ken Rust

Two days of exciting and tense play saw both the First and Second XI games come down to tense finishes with the game between the two top teams on Littlebourne being extremely close.

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Ben Reeves, George Bright and Te Ngaru Wehi

3 x 3 Basketball

by OBHS

Congratulations to Ben Reeves, George Bright and Te Ngaru Wehi who along with former OBHS student Jordon McDowall won the Under 19 section of the Dunedin leg of the  2017 Burger King 3 x 3 basketball tournament last weekend. They defeated Waitaki Boys' High School in the final to claim the title. 

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Otago Touch Champs

Otago Touch Championships

by Kelvin McCrone

On Saturday our 1st Touch team competed in the Otago Champs held at Bishopscourt. After giving King's an almighty fright in the first game, we eventually went down 8-7 in a thriller. A comfortable victory over John McGlashan meant we have qualified for the South Island Tournament to be held in Christchurch over the weekend of the 25th and 26th of March.

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Collection of Goods For The OBHS Fair

by Tina Fridd

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Otago Boys' High School Fair Saturday 8 April

by TIna Fridd

Thank you to everyone who has contacted the school about donating goods etc. or helping at the Fair in April.

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OBHS Rowing Invitation

by OBHS Rowing

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Parent/Caregiver Workshop

by OBHS

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OBHS Parents Association Annual General Meeting

by OBHS Parents Association

The Otago Boys’ High School Parents Association Annual General Meeting will be held on the 16th March, at 7.00pm, in the school library.

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SelfieCop

by OBHS

As you know, thousands of kids got their first smartphone at Christmas. The idea is to teach them safe camera-behaviour from the start. They are then much more likely to think twice before sharing an unsafe image.

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OBHS Cricket - Race Night Fundraiser

by OBHS Cricket Club

Clear your social calendar for our major fundraiser for the Indian/Sri Lankan tour.

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We Want You

by Jim Hoffman

With the winter sport season looming we would like you to consider the possibility of coaching or managing a winter sports team.

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