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Otago Boys' High School

Newsletter - No.15 - 2016

The Week Ahead:
Term 2, Week 6

Monday 6

Queens Birthday Holiday - School Closed

Tuesday 7

ERO visit begins

Wednesday 8

Careers Mini Expo (P 1-4)

Thursday 9

Quiz night at OGHS

Curriculum Enrichment Week
2nd meeting with all Junior students (P5)

Friday 10

Looking Ahead
Term 2, Week 7

Monday 13

Tuesday 14

Christ's College Interschool (H)

Wednesday 15

Big Sing Regional Final

Curriculum Enrichment Week
3rd meeting with all Junior students (P5)

Thursday 16

Junior Parent Report Evening

Friday 17

Friday 17 - Sunday 19 
NZSS Cross Country


A Message From the Rector

by Richard Hall

Olympic athlete and old boy Robbie Johnston spoke in assembly last Tuesday. His message to the gathered students was simple, he was not the best runner in the school when he started, but through perseverance and action he became one of the best runners in the country.

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Tim Hogan

The Last Word

by Tim Hogan

The theme for my last word is hard work.

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Sport Otago - Sports Day

OBHS Young Leaders


On Friday (last week) the Year 10 leadership group were involved in a Sport Otago fundamental skills sports day for local primary schools held at Forsyth Barr Stadium.

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Henry promotes Otago Boys' and studying in Otago

2016 International Student Leader

by Henry Wang

Hi, I am Henry Wang and I am the International Student Leader of 2016.

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Our Pasifika students wearing their traditional Samoan attire, an Ie faitaga (lavalava)

E FELELEI MANU AE MA'AU I O LATOU OFAGA "Birds migrate to environments where they survive and thrive"

by E Taufua

The students of Otago Boys' have celebrated Samoan Language Week with a daily language competition challenging students to learn common Samoan phrases and words.

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A Note of Thanks


This week the school received a note of thanks from a member of the public.  We would like to share this with our school community.

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Mr Rob Duffy and Mr Atha Naziris

Staff Farewell


On Wednesday evening we celebrated and farewelled two long standing staff members, Guidance Counsellor Atha Naziris and Head of Music Rob Duffy.  Atha joined the staff at Otago Boys' in 1975 and Rob in 1990.

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Visitors from Kaikorai Primary School

by P Casey

What a delight to host the students from Room 2 this week!

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Maori Leaders in Law workshop

Maori Leaders in Law Workshop


Arguing points of law, disputing facts and deciding guilt or innocence were just three of the aspects of law that several of our senior students experienced at a recent Workshop organised by the Otago University Law Faculty.

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Sam Kilsby -  3rd Place - Lions Young Speechmaker Regional Finals 

Lions Young Speechmaker Regional Finals


Deputy Head Boy Sam Kilsby took part in the Lions Young Speechmaker regional finals last weekend. Sam was placed third, after all contestant’s gave a prepared and impromptu speech. Deliberation was intense with only half a mark separating the top three. Congratulations Sam on your superb effort.

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Jacob Bellamy - Gateway 2016

Gateway 2016

by Jacob Bellamy

Year 13 student Jacob Bellamy is participating in the Gateway programme and is hosted by Dean Wooltorton Builders.

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2016 Top Spellers of the Year

Junior Spelling Bee


This week our Junior Assembly enjoyed the English Department's 'Great OBHS Spelling Bee.' 

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Year 10 Food Technology Gingerbread Structures


The Year 10 Food Technology gingerbread structures were completed this week. Students were required to come up with a theme and then determine the materials to make it work.

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Robbie Johnston with Liam Turner

Olympian Inspires our Senior Students


OBHS old boy, Olympian and Commonwealth Games competitor Robbie Johnston spoke and presented awards to the "Senior A" Cross Country team at this weeks Senior Assembly.  

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Christ's College Interschool Timetable of Events


Otago Boys' will host the annual winter interschool fixture with Christ's College on Tuesday 14th June.

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Andrew Newton Hypnotist

OBHS - PTA Fundraising Event


An evening of side-splitting laughter for all the family!

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On Site Physiotherapist


As parents of boys you will know that the majority of our young men are involved in some type of physical activity.

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Appointment Reminder


As much as possible, could boys and parents please make all medical, (off site) physio, dentist and driving lesson appointments for students out of school time. These one off, but sometimes frequent absences during the year can have a considerable impact on student learning. Your support is appreciated. 

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Tell us about the activities and successes your son has been involved in so that as a community we can celebrate with them.

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