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Newsletter - No 6 - 2020


Term 1, Week 7

Monday 9
SBHS Interschool (away)

Tuesday 10
SBHS Interschool (away)

Wednesday 11
12BIO Estuary trip

Thursday 12
12BIO Estuary trip back up day
NCEA Information evening 6pm school library

Friday 13
10Y return from Mt Aspiring
10B leave for Mt Aspiring
OSS Futsal tournament
OSS Athletics
SISS Rowing
Intercollegiate Golf

Saturday 14
OSS Athletics

Saturday 14 - Sunday 15
SISS Rowing

Term 1, Week 8

Monday 16

Tuesday 17

Wednesday 18

Thursday 19
Maori Whanau Hui 7pm school library
PTA AGM 7pm Room 2

Friday 20
Level 2 Food Safety course


The Last Word

by Leo Holt

The following story is a story of heroism, respect, and evidence of how your actions today can shape your future tomorrow.

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10 O/G Camp February 2020

A Week at Mt Aspiring

by Charlie Scott

As we trekked out of the Matukituki on Friday morning through intense rain with the backdrop of waterfall lined mountains, it was hard to believe that until 24 hours earlier we had experienced almost a full week of ‘paradise-like’ perfect conditions.

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Year 9 Art

Year 9 Drawing Project

by Art Room

This term Year 9 Art students have been focusing on drawing.

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School House News

by Matthew Markham

Rock climbing and canyoning kept the boys busy on the weekend.

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Service to Sport Recognised


This week at senior assembly Nicki Patterson, the Regional Sports Director at the Otago Secondary Schools Sports Association presented Ken Rust with a Service to School Sport Award on behalf of New Zealand Secondary Schools Sports. Below is Nicky Patterson's address.

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OBHS Senior Water Polo Team

Senior Water Polo Academy Builds South Island Championship Team

by Leo Holt Captain Senior Water Polo 2020

On Saturday the 22nd of February, Senior Water Polo teams from OBHS had a real boost!

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Debating Update

by Maria Zammit

Our Junior teams had the first opportunity to debate this week.

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Otago Southland Regional Debating Competition

by Matthew Dadley

Eleven schools and 24 teams competed in this year’s Regional Debating Competition held at the University of Otago Business School.

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SISS Triathlon Championships - Oamaru

SISS Triathlon Championships

by Andrew Willmott

Glass half full, or was it half empty? While there was some beautiful weather (again) for racing and good results by everyone, a strange disqualification of our intermediate team left us feeling a little deflated despite a great day.

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Surf Lifesaving Southern Regional Champs


Congratulations to Year 13 student Angus Brett who along with his Warrington Surf Lifesaving team members competed successfully at the Under 19 Surf Lifesaving Southern Regional Championships held at Waikouaiti recently.

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OBHS v SBHS Interschool


The annual summer interschool fixture between OBHS and SBHS is being held in Invercargill on Monday and Tuesday next week.

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Reading for Pleasure

by Kate Innes

There has been some talk in the media about the decline in reading for pleasure in this increasingly ‘digital age’.

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Biological Sciences Ecology Opportunity

by Pru Casey

Study Biology in the rainforests and on the coral reefs of Australia.

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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 Thursday,18th June at 7pm in the school library.

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OBHS Rowing Club Raffle

by OBHS Rowing Club

Don't miss out, get your tickets today!

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2nd Hand Goods and Plants for the Fair

by OBHS Fair Committee

The container will be open for donations of 2nd hand goods this weekend. This week we add plants to the list of items we would like.

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Mindfulness Courses at The Malcam Trust

by Malcam Trust

The Malcam Trust ran a very successful pilot mindfulness course last year at our Hive youth centre so we're running four more this year.

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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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Rotary International Youth Exchange Programme

by Rotary International

Rotary Youth Exchange is an official programme of Rotary and we are now seeking applications from motivated secondary school students interested in spending a year overseas as part of this long established successful educational and cultural exchange

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Private Board Required


Occasionally we have requests from parents seeking private board for their son for varying lengths of time.

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Hosting an International Student Over Otago Anniversary Weekend 2020

by Demelza Campbell

The International Department is seeking new homestay providers for international students over Otago Anniversary weekend.

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Entertainment Membership Fundraiser

by OBHS Parents Association

Support Otago Boys' High School and you’ll be rewarded!

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