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Otago Boys' High School

Newsletter - No 18 - 2018


Monday 25
Gateway Work Experience (all week)
11SCI Microbiology Trip 1 KT class

Tuesday 26
11SCI Microbiology Trip 2 MZ class

Wednesday 27
11SCI Microbiology Trip 2 PC class

Thursday 28

Friday 29
SISS Squash Championships

Sunday 1 July
World Challenge trip leaves

Term 2 Week 10

Monday 2 - Friday 6
National Kapa Haka finals

Monday 2
CBHS Interschool (Away)

Tuesday 3
CBHS Interschool (Away)

Wednesday 4

Thursday 5
Junior Exams

Friday 6
Junior Exams
End of Term 2


A Message From The Rector

by Richard Hall

A senior centurion is a student who has passed 100% of the NCEA credits he is offered in a year.

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2018 Prefect Flynn Steel

The Last Word

by Flynn Steel

We have a few traditions in this mighty school of ours. Whether it’s the Christ’s College interschool, the last word or, so it seems, having a rather large weekend with a rather large recap on the Monday. These traditions are clearly very divergent of each other.

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Octacan Appeal 2018

Community House Competition

by Stewart Tagg

Over the past two weeks our school community has been focused outwards, bringing in cans and other foodstuffs to donate to the Octacan Appeal, helping to stock up the city's foodbanks.

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Sonny Bill Williams visit

Special Visitor for Homework Club

by Enoka Taufua

Sonny Bill Williams made a visit to our Pasifika Homework Club on Wednesday to share some words of encouragement and share bread with those who attended.

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Otago/Southland Interschool Chess Championships

Otago/Southland Interschool Chess Championships

by Peter Odgers

A record fourteen teams played in the fourteenth annual Otago/Southland Secondary Schools Chess Championships last Saturday in the John McGlashan library.

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OBHS v TBHS Interschool Results


The annual winter interschool between Otago Boys' and Timaru Boys' was held in Timaru on Wednesday.

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Harper Jury

Harper Jury - 2018 Gateway Student

by Harper Jury

Every Friday I am privileged to work at Southern Motor Court as part of the Gateway programme.

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Otago Farmers Market Visit

Food and Nutrition Students Visit Farmers Market

by Emma Moore

The Level 2 class are currently looking at evaluating sustainable food practices.

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Mountain Biking Update

by Andrew Willmott

Mountain biking has been underway since the beginning of the term. While the weather has not been great, it has not limited the tracks we have ridden too much.

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Save the Date - Mike King Returns

by Stewart Tagg

After his hugely influential talk with our Senior students at the start of the year, Mike King has accepted an invitation from OBHS to return to school to talk to our wider community early next term.

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Structural Engineering Scholarship


Please find attached scholarship guidelines and application form.

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by Outward Bound

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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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Homestay Accommodation


From time to time we require homestay accommodation for both domestic and international students.

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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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