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OBHS Hostel 150th Reunion 19th - 21st February 2021

by Richard Hall

The school is excited to announce the dates for the sesquicentennial; the 150th anniversary of a hostel at OBHS.

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Farquhar Wilkinson (left) and Julian Faigan.

Old Boys' Return Home

by Julian Faigan

A visit to their old Roslyn home by two OBHS old boys was a happy event for all concerned.

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School House 150th - February 2021 - Calendar of events

by Richard Hall

I am pleased to announce the following calendar of events for our 150th reunion to be held at the school in 2021.

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Old Boys' Society President's Report - March 2019

by Geoff Bates

Firstly, me Geoff Bates, I’m your new President having taken over from Brent Alexander who after 9 years of service to the school stood down at the last AGM. Thank you, Brent, on behalf of the Old Boys’ Society for all the time and effort that you put in over that period.

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Spotlight on Old Boy - Jamie Richards

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Trainer Jamie Richards has gone from the Taieri to become the head of New Zealand's richest racing stable.

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A Passion for singing

by Otago Daily Times

When Scott Bezett steps on to the Dunedin Town Hall stage in the role of Jesus, it will be his first experience performing with a full orchestra. He tells Rebecca Fox about the nerves and excitement.

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Abdul Obaidullah, before he heads off to camp with his class this Friday.

Money well spent!

by Richard Roe

This years Old Boys' golf tournament raised funds so new equipment could be purchased for the Mt Aspiring programme.

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2019 South Island Secondary Schools Rowing Championships

Our Rowers are Oarsome!

by Kirsty Dunhill

Over the weekend the rowers competed in the 2019 South Island Secondary School Rowing Championships, held at Lake Ruataniwha, Twizel.

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Tom Higham, Ichiro Kawachi and David Patterson

Honorary Fellowships of the Royal Society of New Zealand - Te Aparangi

by Prof Tom Higham

Two Old Boys' were elected last week to prestigious Honorary Fellowships of the Royal Society of New Zealand - Te Apārangi.

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OBHS Crest Clean Old Boys' Golf Tournament

by Tom West

I would like to thank everyone for their generous support for the 2019 Crest Cleaning Otago Boys' High School Old Boys Golf Tournament.

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OBHS Old Boys Cricket XI 2019

Old Boys Cricket Match vs OBHS 1st XI

by Gwyn Pratley

On Tuesday 29 January 2019 the Otago Boys’ High School 1st XI played their first traditional fixture of the year against the Old Boys XI.

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Year 11 Academic Blues

Academic Success Acknowledged

by Mark Hooper

Tuesday 5th February was our first Blues assembly for 2019, recognising Academic excellence and dedication.

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Great thrill

by Jane Gourley

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OBHS v TBHS Interschool

Timaru Boys' High School Interschool Results


The first summer inter school fixture for the summer was held at the beginning of the week in Timaru.

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OBHS v Christ's College Interschool


The annual summer interschool with Christ's College was held in Dunedin this week.

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OBHS v SBHS Summer Interschool

OBHS v SBHS Interschool


The annual summer interschool with Southland Boys' High School was held in Dunedin this week.

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2019 Athletics Day

Athletics Day

by Mike McGarry

It was a day of warmish weather, fantastic house colours and records tumbling.

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2019 Prefects and 2018 Scholarship Assembly

Excellence and Leadership Recognised


This week's senior assembly was focused on recognising the 2018 scholarship winners and awarding badges and ties to the 2019 Prefects.

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Mrs MacLeod with former Rector Michael McMillan

It is with great sadness we learn of Isobel MacLeod's (Hostel Matron) passing.

by Ken Rust

Earlier this week Isobel MacLeod passed away peacefully surrounded by her family in Brisbane hospital.

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Jock Anderson (1961-64), Allan Smith (1944-46), Steve Pile (1961-65

Sad News

by Roy Sinton

Allan G. L. Smith (1944–46) passed away on Friday 18 January.

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by Melissa Rodgers

We would like to acknowledge the recent passing of the following Old Boys' of the school. We will remember them.

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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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