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Otago Boys' High School

Newsletter - No 4 - 2020


Term 1, Week 5

Monday 24
Christ's College Interschool (away)

Tuesday 25
Christ's College Interschool (away)

Wednesday 26
13BUS YES Kick Start Day

Thursday 27
PPTA Paid Union Meeting
School closes for tution at 1.25pm

Friday 28
10O return from Mt Aspiring
10H leave for Mt Aspiring
SISS Tennis Championships

Term 1, Week 6

Monday 2

Tuesday 3
12ART trip to Art Gallery

Wednesday 4
Academic Blues evening 5.30pm

Thursday 5

Friday 6
10H return from Mt Aspiring
10Y leave for Mt Aspiring
SISS Volleyball tournament


Excellence and Leadership Recognised


This week's senior assembly was focused on recognising academic excellence and awarding badges and ties to the 2020 Prefects.

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OBHS Prefect - Mitchell Duncan

The Last Word

by Mitchell Duncan

So I was wondering what to write for my last word. One thing that came to mind, that really stuck out for me was school passion.

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School House News

by Matthew Markham

A chance to take a breath!

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Biology students make the most of the Marine Science Centre

by Pru Casey

Level 2 Biology studies start with an investigation to compare and contrast animal groups.

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Debating Season Underway

by Maria Zammit

Debating kicked off this week with the Seniors debating the hot topic of drugs for personal use.

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OBHS v WBHS Summer Interschool

Record Partnership Sets up Big Win vs Waitaki

by Anthony Sewell

On Tuesday the 18th of February, Waitaki Boys’ High School travelled down to Littlebourne for the traditional interschool fixture, played in winter like conditions.

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Spartan 10's Rugby Tournament

OBHS Old Boys Rugby Team - Spartan’s 10’s Finalists

by Gwyn Pratley

On Saturday 15 February 2020 an OBHS Old Boys team entered the annual Spartan’s 10 rugby tournament held at Green Island Rugby Club. This year’s tournament was raising money for the ‘Through the Other Side Suicide Awareness Trust’. The 2020 OBHS Old Boys team was captain by Ben Miller and also included fellow Otago Representatives Slade McDowell and Jonah Aoina.

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OBHS v WBHS Summer Interschool

OBHS v WBHS Interschool Results


The annual summer interschool fixture between Otago Boys' and Waitaki Boys' was held on Tuesday.

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NCEA Information Evening

by Justin Zani

This evening is for families and boys in Years 11-13 and is designed to provide practical tips to assist with NCEA exams.

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Book Club

by Kate Innes

Come along and join the Library Book Club.

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Notice of Early Closure


We have been advised that a paid union meeting has been arranged by the PPTA for teachers on the afternoon of Thursday 27 February.

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2020 Fair - Silent Auction

by OBHS Fair Committee

One of the big events at the Fair will be our Silent Auction.

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School Fair - Chocolate Wheel

by OBHS Fair Committee

At our Fair this year we will be running our Chocolate Wheel which is always a great crowd pleaser.

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School Fair - Tombola

by OBHS Fair Committee

At our Fair this year we have a new attraction, the OBHS Tombola which is always popular with children. If families would like to donate goods that would be suitable for this stall please drop them into the school office during school hours.

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Spring Clean and Bring to OBHS!

by OBHS Parents Association

The storage container to hold goods donated for the school fair has arrived and we are filling it up.

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The Early Bird Catches More Savings!

by OBHS Parents Association

Get your new Entertainment Membership today to support Otago Boys' High School and receive these early bird bonus offers.

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Help Wanted!

by OBHS Parents Association

We are looking for members of our school community who would be available to help with the school fair which is being held on Saturday 4 April.

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Hand up?

by Melissa Rodgers

OBHS is looking for mentors for our academic students.

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OBHS umbrellas - clearance sale

by OBHS Parents Association

Selling fast - don't miss out!

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3x3 Quest Tour

by Basketball New Zealand

The 3x3 Quest Tour is underway again and Dunedin’s event on Sunday 1st March at The Octagon.

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