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Newsletter - No 10 - 2019

THE WEEK AHEAD:
2019 TERM 1, WEEK 11

Monday 8
13 Biology - Drug free sport speaker

Tuesday 9
Year 10 Parent Interviews 2.40pm - 7.30pm

Wednesday 10
11 Economics field trip to Speights Brewery

Thursday 11 - Sunday 14
Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award trip

Friday 12
ANZAC Service
Hostel Parent Interviews 1.45pm - 3.15pm
End of Term 1


Term 2, Week 1

Monday 29
Term 2 begins

Tuesday 30

Wednesday 1 - Friday 3
Year 13 Outdoor Education Silverpeaks trip

Thursday 2

Friday 3
School Cross Country



Contents

Aon Maadi Cup Regatta

by Kirsty Dunhill

Over the past week the Aon Maadi Cup rowing regatta was held at Lake Karapiro, Cambridge.

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2019 Prefect - Samuel Hewson

The Last Word

by Samuel Hewson

Over the last few weeks I have struggled to find something to talk about. I’ve moved from idea to idea, but nothing stuck.

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Syrian Whanau Hui

by Lynn Vare

Kia ora koutou. As-salamu alaikum.

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10B Mount Aspiring March 2019

At Camp with 10B

by Richard Roe

The young men of 10B wanted a bit of extra challenge for their Mt Aspiring camp last week. They got it in the form of a decent rainfall accurately predicted by the Metservice before we left.

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2019 Harry Potter Quiz

“Wit Beyond Measure is Man’s Greatest Treasure”

by Lynn Vare

The annual Harry Potter Quiz was held at lunchtime on Monday, the Weasley twins birthday of course!

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Kalevini Hotesi - Artist of the Week

Artist of the Week

by Brigid Allan

The Artist of the Week for week 10 of Term 1 is Year 10 student Kalevini Hotesi.

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University of Otago - Pacific Science Future initiative

Year 10 Pasifika Visit to the University of Otago

by Enoka Taufua

A group of Year 10 Pasifika students spent a day at the University of Otago as part of the Pacific Science Future Initiative.

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OBHS Hostel

OBHS School House Country Visits

by OBHS

Parents of prospective boarding students for 2020, 2021 at all year levels and current parents of boarders at OBHS Hostel, are warmly invited to attend one of the following country visits to meet with Mr Richard Hall, OBHS Rector and Mr Matthew Markham, OBHS Director of Boarding.

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House Points Competition

by OBHS

This term we have been running a can drive to support the Presbyterian Family Works Food Bank.

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South Island Secondary Schools' Athletics

by Michael Moffitt

On 29 March a team of 12 athletes travelled to Nelson for the South Island Secondary Schools’ Athletics Champs.

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Volleyball National Tournament

by Enoka Taufua

Our Senior A's travelled up to Palmerston North over the tournament week to participate in the Secondary Schools' Volleyball Nationals. Seeded 23rd in the country, our goal was to better our seeding and push for a top 16 spot.

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OBHS Swimming Sports

OBHS Swimming Sports

by Andrew Willmott

Things ran a little differently this year. Mr Matehaere was given the day off, and Mr Willmott’s Year 11 Applied PE class took over the organising. With increased marketing, the event saw record entries. Usually struggling to reach double digits, this year we had 28 students competing!

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SISS Water Polo Tournament Christchurch 2019

SISS Water Polo Tournament

by Pru Casey

Water polo is a challenging sport. Students are required to swim well and endure conflict in the water as well as shoot with accuracy and operate as a team. This is all in a deep pool and a tumultuous environment.

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SISS Mountain Biking Championships

SISS Mountain Biking Championships

by Andrew Willmott

The much-anticipated schools cycling calendar kicked off over the weekend with the South Island School Mountain Bike Championships.

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Learn to Row Programme

by OBHS Rowing

The OBHS Rowing Club are running a Learn to Row Programme for Terms 2-3 at a cost of $40.

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NZSS Triathlon Champs 2019

by Andrew Willmott

The New Zealand Schools’ Triathlon Championships were held in New Plymouth last weekend. The event ran alongside the ITU World Championship event and allowed students to share the stage with their triathlon heroes.

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2019 Board of Trustee Elections

by Melissa Rodgers

The 2019 election theme is “Step forward for our schools”.

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Notice of Early Closure

by OBHS

On Tuesday 9th April school will close for tuition at 2pm.

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Best for Books

by Lynn Vare

Please click on the link below to view the latest additions to the school library.

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Arrangements for the Final Day of Term 2

by OBHS

On Friday 12th April, Otago Boys' High School will close early for tuition at 1.05pm. This will allow our teachers to run parent interviews with our hostel boys.

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Hostel 150th Reunion Facebook Page

by Melissa Rodgers

This week we have set up a new Facebook page called OBHS Hostel 150th Reunion. We will be posting regular updates regarding events and how to register etc.

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PTA - Cheese Roll Fundraiser

by OBHS Parents Association

The Parents Association would like to thank everyone who has ordered cheese rolls, orders are now closed. They are being made on Saturday and we would like your help!

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Entertainment Book - PTA Fundraiser

by OBHS Parents Association

Buy a new Membership and get a BONUS eGift Card!

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Neil Broom - Cricket Coaching

Neil Broom Elite Cricket Coaching

by OBHS

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OBHS Umbrellas

by OBHS Parents Association

The Parents' Association are selling OBHS umbrellas.

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