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Newsletter - No 28 - 2017


Monday 11

Otago Secondary Schools' Music Festival

Tuesday 12

Whanau Hui 6.30pm School Library

Wednesday 13

Thursday 14


Senior Subject Selection Evening

Friday 15

Hillary Junior Get to Go Challenge

Term 3 Week 9

Monday 18

Tuesday 19

MCAT Mathematic Exams

Wednesday 20

Student BOT Elections

Thursday 21

Senior Academic Coaching

Friday 22

Senior exams begin


Tournament Week 2017

A Message From The Rector

by Richard Hall

Yes, he is a master of the vague.

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2017 OBHS Prefect - Jay Lee

The Last Word

by Jay Lee

Our choices define our character, you are who you are because of the choices you’ve made up until this point. These choices can vary from being as small as deciding to start a conversation with someone to being as big as choosing what you want to study when you leave high school.

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Nicolas Sinnott, Colby Allen, Niwi Kapa-Brooking and Ronan Geraghty

OB's Boys Attend Rangatahi i Te Moana Programme

by Lynn Vare

Last week a group of our Year 11 and 12 students attended the Rangatahi o Te Moana programme for 5 days at Ōtākou Marae. 

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Louis Harris

Cyclists: The Real Issue in our Society - Year 12 English

by Louis Harris

Context: This opinion piece is based on the idea of the on-road dominance of a car. This was quipped by Maria Konnikova who said in her article “whichever mode of transportation you currently happen to be using—whether you’re the pedestrian, the cyclist, or the driver—you are correct, no matter the scenario. Everyone else is in your way, wrong, annoying, and otherwise a terrible human being.” I wrote this satirically from the POV of an enraged driver as the car vs cyclist debate seems to be quite topical at present.

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Tongan Language Week

Tongan Language Week 2017 At OBHS

by Enoka Taufua

We have enjoyed celebrating Tongan Language Week at Otago Boys'. Our weekly notices featured Tongan phrases and key facts about the Friendly Islands.

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Crest Awards

by Justin Zani

10A are busy working towards their Creative in Science and Technology (CREST) Awards.

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Bradley Affleck - Year 12 Gateway Student

by Bradley Affleck

Bradley is hosted by Laser Plumbing for his Gateway placement.

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Mental Fitness at OBHS 

by Adrienne Buckingham

Training the brain for optimal performance in the classroom, on the field, court, stage or in an exam… and, more importantly, for life. 

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Tournament Week 2017

Tournament Week


New Zealand Secondary Schools Tournament Week brings together top level secondary schools, individuals and teams to compete in their chosen sports at a variety of venues around the country.

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South Island Secondary Schools Chess Championships

South Island Secondary Schools Chess Championships

by Peter Odgers

The Otago Boys’ High A Team successfully defended their title at the championships which were held this week in Ashburton.

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Thomas Ryan

Thomas Selected For Provincial Rowing Team


Congratulations to Year 11 student Thomas Ryan who has been selected in the Otago Under 20 provincial rowing team. Thomas will compete in the mainland provincial rowing regatta on October 7th and 8th.

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OBHS Athletics Olive Oil Fundraiser


Otago Boys' High School Athletics team have the potential to medal at the National Secondary Athletics Championships in Hastings at the end of the year.

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Feed The Beast Relay


Feed the Beast is a unique and exciting urban obstacle relay. The next event which consists of a 1500m loop with fun and achievable obstacles is being held at Otago Boys' High School at the end of October.

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South Island Secondary Schools Sunburst Championships.

Learn To Race


The Ravensbourne Youth Yachting Trust is starting a new program focused on the fun and intricacies of sailing and racing for the season 2017/18.

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Dunedin Fonebook - PTA Fundraiser


The Otago Boys' High School Parents Association has been given the opportunity to sell the ‘Dunedin Fonebook’ as a fundraising venture. 

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