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Newsletter - No.9 - 2017


Monday 3

Year 13 Parents Evening - Stopping the Slide
7.00pm in the auditorium

Tuesday 4

Year 13 PED Triathlon

Year 12/13 Outdoor Education Peninsular Journeys trip

Wednesday 5

Otago University Mathematics competition

Year 12/13 Outdoor Education Peninsular Journeys trip

Thursday 6

Year 12/13 MST Censor for a Day

Year 12/13 Outdoor Education Peninsular Journeys trip

Friday 7

Year 12/13 Outdoor Education Peninsular Journeys trip

Saturday 8

SCHOOL FAIR begins at 10.00am


Monday 10

Tuesday 11

Wednesday 12

Hostel Cultural Evening

Thursday 13

ANZAC Service

Hostel Parent Interviews
1.45pm - 3.15pm

End of Term 1


2017 House Haka Competition

A Message From The Rector

by Richard Hall

On Monday night Mr Hooper will lead a team of staff in a discussion with Year 13 parents and their sons. I would like to open this to other families who may wish to attend.

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2017 Prefect - Thomas Sharp

The Last Word

by Thomas Sharp

Success is many things to different people. The oxford dictionary defines success as “The accomplishment of an aim or purpose”. While most people think success is when your signature changes to an autograph this is not always the case. It’s scoring a goal, a try. Whilst to others it’s simply passing or catching a ball in the game. It's getting a lead in a show, or it could be saying your one line on stage without having a nervous breakdown. It is different for everyone. Success is being proud of work you have done, no matter how small or large the task. So what stops us from achieving these goals we set ourselves? Fear.

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10H A week at Mt Aspiring

10H Camp at Mt Aspiring

by Richard Roe

The final Year 10 camp for the season returned to school on Friday 24th March after a great week in the Matukituki Valley.

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Ryan Lau

World Vision Youth Conference

by Ryan Lau

On Monday I attended the World Vision Youth Conference. It was a leader course set on raising awareness of current issues and what young people can do to help.

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Thomas Ryan

The Deadly Beam…

by Thomas Ryan

Creative writing by Year 11 student Thomas Ryan.

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Jared Billyard

Jared Heads to Jamzac


Year 10 student Jared Billyard is heading to Jamzac (New Zealand's first National Parkour and Freerunning Competition) being held in Auckland next month. 

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OBHS / OGHS International Student Interschool

International Student Interschool

by Brenda Hogue

The first interschool event for international students between OBHS and OGHS was held successfully on Monday 20 March. More than 30 students joined together to play sports like dodgeball, basketball and badminton. They all met new friends and had a great afternoon with the help of Ms Hinchey who gave up her free time to be with us.

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Otago/Southland Secondary Schools Athletics Championship

Otago/Southland Secondary Schools Athletics

by Kevin Gledhill

Congratulations to all boys who competed in the Otago/Southland Secondary Schools Athletics Championships held in Invercargill last weekend.

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2017 South Island Tournament Team

South Island Water Polo Championships

by Bevan Townsend

The OBHS water polo team competed at the South Island Championships in Christchurch this week. 

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SISS Touch Tournament - Christchurch March 2017

South Island Secondary Schools Touch Tournament

by Kelvin McCrone

Over the weekend of the 25th and 26th of March, the OBHS 1st Touch Team attended the SISS tournament held in Christchurch.

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Southland Secondary Schools Road Cycling Championships 2017.

Southland Secondary Schools Road Cycling Championships 2017

by Brian Panting

This event was held at Teretonga Raceway on Wednesday 29th. We were represented by three riders; Ben Hogan in the U19 grade, with Louis Harris and Ronan Geraghty being in the U17 grade.

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Softball Division 1 Champions

by Ryan Golder

The Softball 1st XI won the Division 1 Otago Softball Championships last week. 

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OBHS 2017 Fair Sponsors

by Tina Fridd

We would like to acknowledge and thank the following companies and friends of the school for their fantastic support of our Fair.

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Year 13 Evening

by Mark Hooper

Our Year 13s are a fine year group for whom we have targetted extra support this year to help ensure we avoid what is sometimes called the "7th form year" or "checking out in July". Every year we hear our Year 13 boys early in Term 1 commit to their final year being their best, but the eventual outcome not quite matches this sentiment.

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Lost property from Mt Aspiring Camps

Lost Property from Mt Aspiring Camps


A small number of items (pictured above) have yet to be claimed from the lost property returned from our term 1 camps to the Mt Aspiring Lodge. 

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Peak Sports Performance Seminar

by Ryan Martin

A free workshop on peak sports performance. Come and hear from expert speakers on how to make the most of your training.

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Early Closure Thursday 13th April


Otago Boys' High School will close early for tuition on Thursday 13 April, at 1.15pm to allow our teachers to run parent interviews with our Hostel boys.

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Ngai Tahu Tuition Opportunity


Funding is available through the Ngai Tahu Learner Support Fund to enable Ngai Tahu Whanau to access personalized tuition to support their tamariki and help further their progress at school.

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2017 Shave Off

by Jay Lee

Hello everyone! So I’m sure most of you have already heard about this but Otago Boys’ High School is participating in the Leukaemia and Blood Cancer New Zealand’s annual Shave for a Cure event.

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2018/2019 Entertainment Book

Don't Miss Out - Limited Numbers Remaining


Support Otago Boys' High School and you’ll be rewarded!

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Jonathan Lemalu In Concert


April sees a rare return to Dunedin of one of our notable Old Boys and one of the city's favourite sons. 

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Otago Boys' High School Fair Saturday 8 April

by TIna Fridd

Thank you to everyone who has contacted the school about donating goods etc. or helping at the Fair in April.

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On Site Physio


Recovery Room Physiotherapy runs a clinic at school from the Shand Building. Their three physios, Matt Carrington, Alex Gough and Thomas Wardhaugh are happy to treat all students.

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We Want You

by Jim Hoffman

With the winter sport season looming we would like you to consider the possibility of coaching or managing a winter sports team.

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