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Newsletter - No 16 - 2018


Big Sing 2018

A Message From The Rector

by Richard Hall

This week an article appeared on the BBC website. It is a story on Mike King, the mental health advocate who toured New Zealand on a moped to raise awareness of adolescent mental health issues. In this video, our assembly, where he spoke, is featured. I have included it with this newsletter.

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Students Meet Samoan Prime Minister

by Enoka Taufua

The Samoan Prime Minister Susuga Tuliaepa Aiono Dr Sailele Malielegaoi has been on a week long tour of Dunedin. Current students and old boys' as well as staff and the Rector have been involved in his busy schedule.

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2018 OBHS Prefect Shay Thom

The Last Word

by Shay Thom

Last year, during the term 3 holidays, I had the amazing opportunity to go to Outward Bound in Anakiwa, just north of Picton.

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Big Sing 2018

The Big Sing

by Sean Woo

On June 6, our school competed in the New Zealand Choral Federation's Big Sing Competition. Schools all over from Otago came to the town hall, and each performed three pieces, ranging from pop to classical. There were 20 school choirs, who all shared a common interest regarding the love of music.

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Jayden Kennedy

Jayden Kennedy - 2018 Gateway Student

by Jayden Kennedy

This year, I have been placed with Dean Wooltorton Builders.

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Artist of the Week

by Brigid Allan

The artist for Week 5, Term 2, is Year 12 student Luke Hargest.

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Careers Expo

Town Hall - Careers Week Expo

by Tony Gabbusch

During period 4 on Thursday, our Year 12 students walked down to the Town Hall accompanied by staff members to view a range of exhibits.

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Level 3 Earth and Space Science NZ Marine Studies Centre

Marine Studies at Portobello

by Justin Zani

For three days, our Level 3 Earth and Space Science boys carried out their 3.1 Investigations with the support of Steve Cutler and his team of postgraduate students at the NZ Marine Studies Centre in Portobello.

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Rhys Dunbar

OB's Students Represent Otago at Table Tennis


Congratulations to Rhys Dunbar, Joshua Marr and Zishen Fu who represented Otago at the South Island Table Tennis Teams tournament held in Timaru over Queens Birthday weekend.

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Otago Secondary Schools Cross Country

Otago Secondary Schools Cross Country Championships

by Jim Hoffman

On Thursday 31 May the annual Otago Secondary Schools Cross Country was held at the Kaikorai Valley course in sunny conditions but a heavy track under foot.

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Octacan Appeal 2018

by Stewart Tagg

As part of our School House Competition's 'Community' component OBHS is once again supporting the Octacan Appeal for the Foodbank run by Presbyterian Support.

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OBHS v Christ's College Interschool


The interschool fixture between OBHS and Christ's College will be held in Dunedin on Tuesday June 12.

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Academic Tutorials

by OBHS Prefects

Junior exams are closing in fast. With only 3 school days to go, students need all hands on deck!

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Smart Alex Creative Writing Competition

by Lynn Vare

The Friends of the Turnbull Library (FoTL) have announced a creative writing competition open to all secondary school students in New Zealand and the South Pacific.

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Snow Days - Important Notice


Please read the following notice with important information regarding impending snow days.

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2018/2019 Entertainment Book

Don't Miss Out - Limited Numbers Remaining


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

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