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Newsletter - No.35 - 2016


NCEA Exams continue all week

Monday 28

Monday - Friday Year 9 Cricket Tournament (Christchurch)

Tuesday 29

Tuesday - Friday Road to Rhodes Catlins Trip

Wednesday 30

Leadership Camp leaves

Thursday 1

Athletes leave for Nationals

Friday 2

NZSS Athletics Championships

Year 8 Barbeque Evening 5.30pm

Saturday 3 - Tuesday 6

Senior Duke of Edinburgh trip


Monday 5

Monday  - Wednesday  Leadership Camp continues

Tuesday 6

Wednesday 7

Thursday 8

Junior Prizegiving 10.30am

Last day of Term Four 


Cobly Allen, Sam Hewson, Angus Henderson and Bailey Cavanagh-Welch with the Tennyson Shield

A Message From The Rector

by Richard Hall

Learning is the core to the development of any individual.

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2016 Junior ESOL Students

Farewell to International Students

by Kelvin McCrone

During ESOL class we farewelled three team members: Jorawar Singh, Cyrus Leung and Saran Chanyanuparp.

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Year 11 Wood Technology with Kimberley and Jess from Competenz

Prizes Presented

by Peter Odgers

Kimberley and Jess, the main organisers of the Competenz competition, flew down from Auckland on Thursday to present the Competenz Toolbox Challenge prizes to our students.

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Cobly Allen, Sam Hewson, Angus Henderson and Bailey Cavanagh-Welch with the Tennyson Shield

Tennyson Shield Success!

by Stewart Tagg

This morning our top junior orators walked with their classmates down to our friends at Otago Girls' High School to defend the Tennyson Shield.

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Otago Regional Junior Speech Competition

An Opportunity For Learning

by Adrienne Buckingham

At the Otago Regional Junior Speech Competition held this morning at the King's and Queen's Performing Arts Centre, eight schools competed for the cup. Bailey Cavanagh-Welch made us proud by delivering an uplifting and engaging speech about opportunity. He received the highest score but was unfortunately penalised for going over the four minute time limit.

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Year 9A Cricket v SBHS Semi-Final

OB's Head to the Finals


Congratulations to our Year 9A team who beat Southland Boys' High School on Tuesday to qualify for the Otago Southland final of the NZCT Junior Boys' competition.

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OBHS Junior Tennis Championship

Junior Tennis Titles Claimed


The 2016 OBHS Junior Tennis Championship was played in perfect conditions this week. Ayoub Ahmad won the Junior Singles competition and paired with Angus Faulks also won the Doubles title. Congratulations to all boys who participated.

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2016 Cultural and Sports Activity Photos

Cultural and Sports Activity Photos

by Tony Gabbusch

Following is a link which allows you to preview proof copies of the images.

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Summer Reading

by Lynn Vare

Students returning to school in 2017 are welcome to take out books from the library for the summer holidays. Please see Ms Vare to arrange this.  Why not also get something out for your family to enjoy reading as well!! Books will need to be returned on the first day back at school in 2017.

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We Want You!

by Brian Ashwin

The OBHS Rugby Club is seeking enthusiastic coaches and managers for the 2017 season. The rugby season for secondary school teams runs all of Term Two and finishes mid-August in Term Three. 

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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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Back to School With Shoe Clinic


Looking for school shoes for 2017?  Check out the benefits of purchasing shoes from the Shoe Clinic.  

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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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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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