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Newsletter - No 5 - 2020


Term 1, Week 6

Monday 2

Tuesday 3
12ART trip to Art Gallery

Wednesday 4
Academic Blues evening 5.30pm

Thursday 5
SISS Volleyball team leave

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

Term 1, Week 7

Monday 9
SBHS Interschool (away)

Tuesday 10
SBHS Interschool (away)

Wednesday 11

Thursday 12
NCEA Information evening 6pm school library

Friday 13
10Y return from Mt Aspiring
10B leave for Mt Aspiring
Year 11 Science (PC) Bilblitz
OSS Futsal tournament
OSS Athletics
SISS Rowing


Lion Foundation Young Enterprise Scheme - Kick Start/Timata Day 2020

by Gwyn Pratley

On Wednesday 26 February 2020 the Year 13 Business Studies classes attended the Lion Foundation Young Enterprise Scheme (YES) Kick Start/Timata Day.

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Pasifika Students Attend University Welcome

by Scotty Opetaia

Last Thursday, our Pacific Island boys were invited to attend the annual university welcome to new Pacific students.

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Mountain Biking

by Andrew Willmott

The mountain bikers hit the Whare Flat trails again this week.

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OBHS Prefect - Samuel Chadwick

The Last Word

by Samuel Chadwick

Tēnā koutou. Cheers boys for letting me have the privilege to stand up here, and say my last word.

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Debating Competition Commences

by Maria Zammit

Following on from last week’s trial round, this week was the first round of the Dunedin debating competition.

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OBHS v Christ's College Interschool February 2020

OBHS v Christ's College Interschool Results


The summer interschool fixture between Otago Boys' and Christ's College has held in Christchurch earlier this week.

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National Rowing Championships

Rowing Update

by Kirsty Dunhill

Over the past week the NZ National Rowing Championships have been held at Lake Karapiro in Cambridge. Otago Boys' High School had 2 rowers representing us at the event.

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Otago Under 15 Softball Representatives

Under 15 Softball


Last weekend the Otago Under 15 Boys Softball team travelled to Christchurch to compete in the South Island Mainland Shield Tournament.

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Gateway Employers Needed

by Melissa Rodgers

Due to an increase in demand, we are seeking additional plumbers, a draftsman or an architect from our school community to support students in their placement as part of the 2020 Gateway Programme.

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2nd Hand Goods for the Fair

by OBHS Fair Committee

Please note the container will not be open this Sunday (1 March). Weather permitting, it will be open again to accept your donations next Sunday.

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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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Private Board Required


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

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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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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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Book Club

by Kate Innes

Come along and join the Library Book Club.

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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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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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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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Registrations are now open

by Melissa Rodgers

Registrations for the Hostel 150th Reunion are now open.

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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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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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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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To Keep Alive - it's 25!


Recently the DCC has completed upgrades to Arthur Street. These upgrades include two new 'crossings', fewer parks and a reduced speed of 25kmph.

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