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Otago Boys' High School

Newsletter - No 19 - 2018


Sunday 1 - Sunday 22
World Challenge trip

 Monday 2 - Friday 6
National Kapa Haka finals

Monday 2
CBHS Interschool (Away)

Tuesday 3
CBHS Interschool (Away)

Wednesday 4

Thursday 5
Junior Exams
Kanga Cup Football team away

Friday 6
Junior Exams
First Aid course
Kanga Cup Football team away

End of Term 2

Term 3 Week 1

Monday 23
Term 3 begins

Tuesday 24
Mike King presentation to parents
6.30pm School Auditorium

Wednesday 25
WBHS Interschool (Away)
Mike King presentation to junior students

Thursday 26

Friday 27


A Message From The Rector

by Richard Hall

This week in assembly, old boy Steve Anderson (1974-78) spoke to the boys about the concept of their personal brand.

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2018 OBHS Head of School House and Prefect Tom Howie

The Last Word

by Tom Howie

I was originally born in Scotland. This is my home country and where I spent my first 8 years of my life. This is something that I cannot be more proud of.

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Kelvin Weston

Kelvin Weston - Finalist in the National German Olympiad 2018

by Elaine Kelly

Recently, Kelvin Weston attended the Dunedin Secondary School’s “Talkfest”, an overnight camp where students from all over Dunedin meet and talk only German. Little did he know when he signed up that he would be setting himself up for an even bigger adventure!

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Junior Students of the Week

Recognising Excellence - Junior Students of the Week

by Stewart Tagg

At this week’s Junior Assembly our teachers gave a shout out to two young men who are finishing their terms on a positive and strong note.

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Junior Achievements Recognised

by Stewart Tagg

In Junior Assembly this week we celebrated recent successes in activities outside of the classroom. Some outstanding efforts across a wide range of endeavours.

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Drinking - Starting a Conversation

by Stewart Tagg

Last week in our Senior Assembly one of our staff-members, Mr Stewart Tagg shared his experiences with alcohol, as an old boy of this school and also as a young man growing up in Dunedin. Mr Tagg shared his stories with our boys and does so with our wider school community because of the belief that we need to start a conversation with our students about drinking and its consequences. Here is the transcript of Mr Tagg's speech.

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Wellbeing and the Winter AWE

by Adrienne Buckingham

Winter hits us all pretty hard. Cold mornings, darker days and the drudge of assessments might be challenging you and your son to stay motivated about future goals. One way we can look after our community’s wellbeing is just by asking.

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Harry Brenssell

Harry Brenssell - 2018 Gateway Student

by Harry Brenssell

I have been placed at Andrew's Car Connection for Gateway.

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Ngā Manu Kōrero Speech Competition

by Nic Sinnott

This year Otago Boys' entered 2 speakers in the Otago/Southland Ngā manu kōrero speech competition.

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Mikaele Vaeau observing the trajectory of his egg carrying rocket

Aiming for Eggzelence

by Stefan Reussenzehn

Year 10 Technology students are testing their rocket prototypes to carry an egg safely as far as possible.

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School House News

by Matthew Markham

The world comes to School House.

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Your NZQA Fees Are Due in 2 Days!

by Melissa Rodgers

Each senior student pays an annual fee when undertaking NCEA. The account of each senior student has been charged $76.70.

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Artist of the Week

by Brigid Allan

This weeks artist of the week is Year 13 student Joshua Marr.

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OBHS v CBHS Timetable of Events


The annual winter interschool fixture between Otago Boys' High School and Christchurch Boys' High School will be held in Christchurch on Tuesday 3 July.

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Dunedin Secondary Schools Table Tennis Tournament

Otago Boys' Represented at Table Tennis Tournament


The Dunedin Secondary Schools Table Tennis Tournament was held at Bayfield High School on Sunday.

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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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Homestay Accommodation


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

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2018 Leavers' Jerseys

2018 Leavers' Gear


The 2018 OBHS Leavers' Jerseys, Hoodies and Ties for Year 13 students are now available to order.

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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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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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by Outward Bound

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Snow Days - Important Notice


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

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Structural Engineering Scholarship


Please find attached scholarship guidelines and application form.

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