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Newsletter - No.30 - 2016


Monday 24

Labour Day - School Closed

Tuesday 25

NCEA Assembly (Year 13)

Whanui Hui/Pasifika Fono 6.00pm

Wednesday 26

Prefects photo 8.15am

NCEA Assembly (Year 12)

Thursday 27

NCEA Assembly (Year 11)

Friday 28


Monday 31

Reading of Senior Prize list

Tuesday 1

Day boys v Hostel League game (note change of date)

Tuesday 1 - Thursday 3

Normal school for seniors

Wednesday 2

Skippers Feast

Thursday 3

Senior Prizegiving 7.00pm, Regent Theatre

Friday 4

Final Senior Assembly

Exam admission slips issued

Last day for Senior students

Junior exams are in week 5 of this term from Monday 7 November - Wednesday 9 November


A Message From The Rector

by Richard Hall

You cannot study and use your phone.

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Mitch Pryde

The Last Word

by Mitch Pryde

Excellence is a quality that surpasses ordinary or is unusually good. Surpassing ordinary doesn't take talent, it's not something you are born with, it's a mind set, you have to want to be better than ordinary. 

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Winter Blues 2016

Winter Blues Awarded


This morning at senior assembly the 2016 Winter Blues were awarded. Congratulations to all recipients.

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2016 Term 3 Students of the Term

Term 3 Students of the Term


This award recognises one young man in each year level who has lived our school values: Respect, Perseverance, Honour, Courage and Excellence. He ideally will be a student who has shown through his actions these values, not just his potential. This award, we hope, will inspire all our students. 

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by Matt Ecroyd

On Wednesday night the Lion Foundation Young Enterprise Scheme regional finals were held in the Hutton Theatre at the Otago Museum.

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OBHS Thai Students

Thai Students Mourn the Death of their King

by Than Khunratanasiri

It became a very sad time for Thai people and many people around the world when King Bhumibol Adulyadej, the King of Thailand passed away.

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Sustainability Group - Trip to Mt Aspiring

Sustainability Group Trip to Mt Aspiring

by Justin Zani

At the weekend, a group of students took part in a Sustainability Group trip to the School Lodge. 

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Alexander Grant and Taina Te Ngahue

Students Named in NZ Secondary Students' Choir

by Konrad Hanson

This week we received the fantastic news that two of our boys have made the New Zealand Secondary Students' Choir.

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2016 Swimming Sports

by Bevan Townsend

The school swimming sports were held on Thursday at Moana Pool. 

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Otago Secondary Schools Indoor Rowing Championships

Otago Secondary Schools Rowing Association Indoor Rowing Championships


The Otago Secondary Schools Rowing Association Indoor Rowing Championships were held last weekend.  The following results show OB's rowing is in good heart. Well done to everyone involved.

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World XI - Futsal Champions

World XI Win Competition

by Kelvin McCrone

Recently the International Futsal team - The World XI competed in the Dunedin Senior Futsal Competition held at the Edgar Cente. The team won all their matches scoring a remarkable average of 6 goals a game whilst conceding very few themselves. They were the deserved winners of the Division 4 competition. 

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OBHS Rowing

OBHS Rowing

by Bill O'Sullivan

The new rowing season begins this weekend with the long distance row from Cromwell to Clyde. Sure to blow the cobwebs away.

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Grason Veitch

South Island Secondary Schools Moto X Champion


Year 10 student Grason Veitch travelled to Timaru last weekend to represent Otago Boys' High School and compete in the South Island Secondary School Moto X Championships.  Grason won both of the 12 - 16 years 125cc and the 14 - 16 years 250cc titles.  Well done Grason!

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Oscar Black, Shay Thom and Luke Mitchell

Football Champions


Congratulations to Oscar Black, Shay Thom and Luke Mitchell who were members of the Otago 16th Grade Football team that competed in the South Island Representatives tournament in Timaru over the holidays.  Seven teams participated in the tournament with Otago taking out the title.

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Dylan Murcott

Bronze for Dylan


Following his recent success at the South Island Judo Championships, Year 10 student Dylan Murcott travelled to Auckland last week for two days to compete at the National Championships.  Here he won a bronze medal in the cadet men (for his weight/age group) category.  Congratulations on a suberb effort!

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Junior Public Speaking Competition

Junior Public Speaking Competition


Register with your English teacher now!

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Arthur Street School Fair


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2016 Leavers' Dinner


On Saturday 26th November the Leavers' Dinner will be held at Forbury Park Raceway at 6.30pm.  

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Families of Year 9 Students in 2019


JR McKenzie Youth Education Fund - Application for Assistance.

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Exclusive Offer for the OBHS Community


Please see the attached flyer for a special offer supporting Otago Boys' High School available at Noel Leeming from 7 November - 13 November.

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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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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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