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Otago Boys' High School

Newsletter - No 28 - 2019

2019 TERM 3, WEEK 8

Monday 9

Tuesday 10

Wednesday 11
Senior subject selection evening

Thursday 12
Election for student BOT representative

Friday 13
Get2Go Junior Challenge
House singing competition

Term 3, Week 9

Monday 16

Tuesday 17
ICAS English competition
MCAT Level 1 Maths

Wednesday 18

Thursday 19
Senior Academic Coaching

Thursday 19 - Friday 27 
Senior Exams

Friday 20


A Message From The Rector

by Richard Hall

Yesterday I attended the Class Act Awards. Our two recipients; Colby Allen and Jack Divers are both deserving of this accolade.

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OBHS Class Act 2019

Class Act 2019


Congratulations to Colby Allen and Jack Divers, the OBHS 2019 Class Act recipients.

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Judah Nika

2nd Place in Poetry Competition for Judah


Congratulations to Year 11 student Judah Nika, who was awarded second place in the Dunedin Secondary School Poem Competition held recently.

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Professor Robin Gauld, Ben Mason and Thomas Geary

Lion Foundation Young Enterprise Scheme Market Day 2019

by Gwyn Pratley

On Wednesday 4 September 2019 three Otago Boys’ High School teams took part in the Lion Foundation Young Enterprise Scheme Market Day.

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Tongan Feast

by Enoka Taufua

What a great way to close Tongan Language Week at OBHS.

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South Island Secondary Schools Chess Championships

South Island Secondary Schools Chess Championships

by Peter Odgers

The Otago Boys’ Chess team competed in the annual South Island Championships which were held in Ashburton this week.

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Judah Nika and Sam Hughes

Our Boys Taking to the Sky

by Judah Nika

On Sunday, Judah Nika and Sam Hughes had an early start as they did their pre-flight checklist for an adventure around Otago. Judah stayed and did aerial photography around Brighton while Sam went on his first cross country to Waimate, Kurow, and Omarama.

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School House News

by Matthew Markham

There were a few tears at the hostel on Saturday with the 1st XV missing out on the top four with a loss to Nelson College.

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OBHS Smallbore Team

Otago Smallbore Shooting Interschool Championships

by Tony Gabbusch

Our team competed in the recent championships; acquitting themselves well.

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 Wanaka and Alexandra Clay Target Inter Collegiate Competition

Wanaka and Alexandra Clay Target Intercollegiate Competition

by Maree Whiteley

After school on Friday, 11 members of the Clay Target Squad: Arden O'Donnell, Harry Brenssell, Henry Sim, Riley Thompson, George Taylor, Nick Sim, Ollie Nicholson, George Scurr, Will Scurr, Tom Scurr and Harry Graham headed to Central Otago to compete in the Wanaka Intercollegiate event on Saturday.

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National Intercollegiate Golf finals

National Intercollegiate Golf Finals

by Peter Odgers

The OBHS golf team travelled up to Cromwell to compete in the annual Intercollegaite final which this year was held on the challenging Cromwell golf course.

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National Secondary Schools Weightlifting Championships

National Secondary Schools Weightlifting Championships


Last weekend OBHS had 3 students participating in the National Secondary Schools Weightlifting Championships which were held in Upper Hutt.

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Measles Information from the Southern District Health Board


The school has received a letter from Dr Susan Jack, the Medical Officer of Health regarding the measles outbreak in the Southern District.

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A Note of Appreciation from the OSSRC


Otago Boys' High School had the pleasure of hosting the South Island final of the 1st XV competition last Saturday. Below is an email received from the Chairman of the Otago Secondary Schools Rugby Council.

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Thank you!


Mr Hall, our Rector received the following email from Nelson College following the 1st XV final which was held on Littlebourne last Saturday.

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Otago Boys' High School Fair - Food Stalls

by Tina Fridd

Do you have a food stall you would like to operate at the fair?

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OBHS Cricket Tour Fundraiser

by Tim Ford

Calling all parents!

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Old Boys Organise Quiz Night for St John

by Hunter Kindley and Liam Turner

St John is a charitable organisation providing healthcare services for all New Zealanders. But now it is our turn to help them.

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OBHS Umbrellas

by OBHS Parents Association

Perfect for sport sideline or as a gift for current or OBHS old boys.

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Get your OBHS Sport Socks Now!

by PTA

The socks have arrived, and they are great!

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World Suicide Prevention Day

by Life Matters Suicide Prevention Trust

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