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Newsletter - No.33 - 2016


NCEA Exams continue all week

Monday 14

Otago Secondary Schools Junior Sports Tournament
(Cricket, Golf, Softball, Waterpolo)

Tuesday 15

Otago Secondary Schools Junior Sports Tournament

Cyber Bullying presentation at Junior Assembly

Wednesday 16

Otago Secondary Schools Junior Sports Tournament

Thursday 17

Otago Secondary Schools Junior Sports Tournament

Level 3 Agriculture ATV course

Friday 18

Level 3 Agriculture ATV course

Year 9 Cricket teams v SBHS in Invercargill

Year 8 Orientation Day - 9.30am - 12.30pm


NCEA Exams continue all week

Monday 21

Junior Tennis Tournament

Monday - Friday SI Junior Volleyball Tournament (Christchurch)

Monday - Tuesday Level 1 Agriculture Fencing Course

Tuesday 22

Wednesday 23

Level 2 Agriculture Chainsaw Course Day 1

Thursday 24

Thursday - Friday SI Junior Waterpolo Tournament

Friday 25

Level 2 Agriculture Chainsaw Course Day 2

FMS Challenge Day


2016 Head Boy Eddie Grant 2017 Head Boy Max Chu

A Message From The Rector

by Richard Hall

NCEA examination began on Wednesday. I am pleased with the number of students who have taken advantage of the opportunity to avail themselves of expert tips from senior teachers. I encourage all senior students next week to continue the trend.

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2016 Head Boy - Eddie Grant

Head Boy Eddie Grant's Address At Prize Giving 

by Eddie Grant

Tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou katoa. Welcome to this very special occasion.

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Isaiah McLellan

Hostel News

by Paul Vlietstra

Term 4 is a very busy time at the hostel. Along with all the usual things that happen at school like senior prize giving and final senior assembly etc. we have our annual Skippers Feast, Year 12 Leadership Camp and Year 8 orientation to fit into our normally busy schedule.

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Matias - Outdoor Education, Snowcaving 

Our First Student From Chile

by Matias Carvajal Lehmann

Hello my name is Matias Carvajal Lehmann from Chile, South America. I live in Santiago which is the capital of Chile and contains one third of the population.

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Made by Adam Wilson

Classy Cabinetry Catches Judges Eyes


Congratulations to Year 11 Wood Technology student Adam Wilson on gaining 2nd place in the nationwide 2016 Interschool Toolbox Challenge.   This competition is run by Competenz and it was the originality of design and craftmanship that won him this accolade. Adam not only won a screwdriver set for himself but also one for every student in his Wood Technology class. Great work Adam! 

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Ready for the first move

Let the Games Begin

by Lynn Vare

The students asked for a games competition, so the Library ran a Draughts Tournament.

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Year 10 French

Year 10 French

by Jim Black

In French lessons this week the boys have been looking at the alarming difference between their academic life and what their French peers have to do. They are working on personal presentations of their own school from a French point of view.

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OBHS 1st XI v Queentown Cricket Club

Cricket Season Takes Off


The Queenstown Events' Centre was an amazing ground for the 1sts to play their first game in the Otago Southland senior mens' knock-out competition on Sunday.

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2016 Otago Touch Representatives

Otago Touch Teams Announced


Congratulations to the following OBHS students who have been named in 2016 Otago Touch Teams.

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Volleyball - Otago Champs

Volleyball Quiz Night

by Enoka Taufua

Please come and support our Junior Volleyball team as they fundraise for their South Island tournament at the end of November. There will be $1 and $2 raffles on the night. If you want to join in on the fun and enter a team please contact Mr Taufua on

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2nd Hand Uniform Sale


The Parents Association will be holding a uniform sale on Wednesday 25 January from 10am - 1pm and 5pm - 7pm.

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H&J Smith VIP Offer

by H & J Smith

H&J Smith are delighted to offer our H&J Smith cardholders VIP discounts on our cardholders days – upcoming cardholders day is 8th December where you will receive not only 20% discount on up to 3 items of schoolwear, we can also offer our 12 Months Interest free option and Back to School discounts on school shirts, blouses and socks. If you’re not an H&J Smith Cardholder please pop in and see us or give us a call to find out more.

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OBHS Parents Association Fundraiser

by OBHS Parents Association

The Parents Association is pleased to offer the school community the opportunity to purchase the Sweet Enough cookbook.  The price of the book is $40.00 with $15.00 from each book sold going to the Parents Association.  A copy of the book can be viewed at the school office.

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Junior Public Speaking Competition

Junior Public Speaking Competition


Register with your English teacher now!

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Break-Away Surf Survival Holiday Programme

by Pru Casey

Summer activity opportunity! Sign up now for the free Break-Away Surf Survival week at Warrington Beach.  Try surfing, surf swimming, coastineering, rock jumping, get fit, make friends and explore your coastline.

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Families of Year 9 Students in 2019


JR McKenzie Youth Education Fund - Application for Assistance.

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Foster Carers Needed For Oranga Tamariki


The team will support potential caregivers to understand and manage the challenges and be there with them, to celebrate successes! Foster carers are trained, approved and receive financial support. You could be just who we are looking for.

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