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Newsletter - No 24 - 2018


Monday 20
Year 12/13 Outdoor Education Ski Assessment
Otago University Liaison Officer Interviews
with Year 13 students going to Otago University

Tuesday 21
Year 12/13 Outdoor Education Ski Assessment

Wednesday 22
Year 12/13 Outdoor Education Ski Assessment
GATE Day (change of date)
Presentation by Professor Tom Higham

Thursday 23
Junior Parent Interviews

Friday 24 - Sunday 26
Ski trip to Coronet Peak leaves

Term 3 Week 6

Monday 27

Tuesday 28

Wednesday 29

Thursday 30

Friday 31
Basketballers leave for Tournament Week


Kelvin Weston Wins NZGSE Scholarship to Germany

by Elaine Kelly and Kelvin Weston

Back in July, Kelvin Weston was one of 65 New Zealand students interviewed by the National Adviser in German from the Goethe Institut.

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2018 OBHS Prefect Scott Tisdall

The Last Word

by Scott Tisdall

My Words of Wisdom

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World Wednesday

International Languages Week

by Elaine Kelly

“Language and culture are frameworks through which humans experience, communicate and understand reality” Lev Vygotsky, Psychologist.

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Year 13 Biology Trip to Orokonui Ecosanctuary

by Pru Casey

How lucky are our Year 13 Biology students!

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Enrico Condino

Taekwondo Gold Medal + Club Member of the Month

by Enrico Condino

Congratulations to Year 13 student Enrico Condino who was recently awarded a gold medal at a national Taekwondo tournament as well as being awarded the club member of the month award. Enrico shares his success with us.

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Junior School Students of the Term

This Week at Junior Assembly

by Stewart Tagg

An overdue get-together for our Juniors to celebrate some of our successes and also to listen to an engaging guest speaker this week in assembly.

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Notice of Early Closure


On Thursday 23 August school will close for tuition at 1.55pm. This will allow teachers to prepare for Junior Parent Teacher Interviews. There will be minimal disruption to classes as we will still be teaching five periods.

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A Love of Science Leads to a Week in Melbourne

by Nicolas Sinnott

Tēnā koutou e ngā kaipānui

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2018 Peak to Peak

Peak to Peak

by Louis Harris

On Saturday 11 August 2018, Otago Boys’ High School fielded a team in the South Island’s biggest winter multisport event, the Torpedo 7 Peak to Peak.

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School House News

by Matthew Markham

Campbell and Thomson consolidate their lead in the Mitchell Cup at the annual School House quiz night.

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A Taste of Adventure

by Andrew Willmott

This week, students from the Otago Polytechnic's School of Adventure have taken some of our junior Physical Education classes for Adventure Based Learning activities.

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Jordan Hand and Sam Rowe

Touch Representatives Return with Silver Medals

by Matt Brown

Congratulations to Year 13 students Jordan Hand, and Sam Rowe, who recently returned from the Touch Youth World Cup in Kuala Lumpur.

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Artists of the Week 

Artists of the Week

by Brigid Allan

This week we have two Artists of the Week. Year 11 student Neil Thimm and Year 13 student Yu-Chen Liu.

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by Melissa Rodgers

Nominations are invited for the election of one student representative to the board of trustees.

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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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Poetry Competition

by Lynn Vare

Dunedin Public Libraries is organising a fantastic poetry competition for Year 9 -11 high school students between the ages of 12-14 at the time of entry.

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Important Notice From The Dunedin City Council


Central City Schools Cluster Safety Improvements Consultation.

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Kuranga Cards

by Kuranga Cards

We are a Year 13 Y.E.S business called Kuranga Cards.

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Dunedin Merchandise

by Tommy Nicholson

Dunedin Merchandise is a Business Studies project being run by 5 OBHS Year 13 students.

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