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Otago Boys' High School

Newsletter - No.23 - 2016


Monday 22

Year 12/13 Outdoor Education Snow Caving

Tuesday 23

Year 12/13 Outdoor Education Snow Caving

Wednesday 24

Year 12/13 Outdoor Education Snow Caving
Otago Polytechnic Sports and Engineering visit

Thursday 25

Year 12/13 Outdoor Education Snow Caving
Year 9/10 Attitude Programme

Friday 26

Ski trip (2) leaves


Monday 29 - Friday 2
Tournament Week
Basketball, Chess, Football, Hockey, U15 Rugby

Monday 29

Tuesday 30

Otago Polytechnic Building Seminar

Wednesday 31

Nominations for BOT student representative close

Thursday 1

Friday 2

Teacher Only Day - school closed for instruction


OBHS 2016 Class Acts Ben Sinnamon & Declan Su'a

OBHS 2016 Class Acts


Congratulations to this years outstanding recipients, Ben Sinnamon and Declan Su'a.  

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Cameron McAuslan

The Last Word

by Cameron McAuslan

In 2013 I had the privilege of traveling to South Africa with the OBHS cricket team. This was an eye opening tour and we experienced the two extremes. From extreme wealth to extreme poverty, they had it all. One thing I will never forget are the slums of Johannesburg. Rubbish lined the streets while the children played football. A swarm of kids ran beside our bus on the way to the ground.

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Nathan Hill, Nathan Briggs and Sean Woo

Otago Boys' Scoop Senior Prizes at Otago Science Fair!

by Pru Casey

Nathan Hill, Nathan Briggs and Sean Woo gained five prizes for their outstanding work measuring the effect of sedimentation on marine organisms in relation to dredging of the Otago Harbour. This involved the boys getting very wet and cold!

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Matthew Pyper, Peter Crosson, Ayoub Ahmad and Angus Henderson

O'MAthalon Success

by Richard Roe

On Tuesday 16 August the annual NumberWorks’nWords O’MAthalon was held at the Lion Foundation Arena for Years 9 and 10. 

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Alexander Grant

Winner of NZ Association of Teachers of Singing Aparima Senior Awards


Congratulations to Year 11 student Alexander Grant, the 2016 winner of the NEWZATS (NZ Association of Teachers of Singing) Aparima Senior Awards at Marama Hall, Otago University last Sunday.

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9T Maths

The Number Pi

by Richard Roe

9T spent their Mathematics lesson this morning finding out for themselves the value of the number pi.

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Reading Corner in the Library

News from the Library

by Lynn Vare

In the recent holidays the library window seats were all reupholstered, and so the new ‘reading only’ area was born in style and comfort! If you’ve ever been lucky enough to visit the library during interval or lunchtimes, you will know what a hive of energy this place is.

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Flynn Berkett


by Flynn Berkett

Year 13 student Flynn Berkett is attending a Hospitality Course at the Otago Polytechnic.

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Olly Higgins and Todd Bezett

OB's Rowers Named in Otago Team


Congratulations to Olly Higgins and Todd Bezett who have been named in the 2016 Otago Interprovincial Under 20 Mens Rowing Team. Old boys Scott Bezett and Corey Lewis have also been named in this team. Well done boys, good luck for the coming season. 

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Preparing costumes for the St Hilda's Tolcarne Social

Hostel News

by Paul Vlietstra

We are now almost mid way through the third term. The Hostel boys have settled back into hostel life well following the holidays and have been busy with their activities.

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David Pask

Apocalypse Writing

by David Pask

I can handle all of the death and murder. I can handle the misshapen, diseased corpses. The one thing that I can't handle about this god forsaken apocalypse is the isolation. With no one I care about left in the world, I spend a lot of time alone with my thoughts and memories. Not a fun time. 

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New Zealand Paralympian Holly Robinson

Paralympian Speaks at Assembly

by Ben Sinnamon

As the Olympics are coming to a close for a majority of our athletes we reflect on the triumphs and losses that we have faced not just as teams but as a nation

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A Note of Thanks from the Parents Association


The Otago Boys’ High School Parents Association would like to express their gratitude to all the volunteers who turned up on Saturday to help with the cheese roll making. A great fun day was had by all and was a fantastic way to meet the Parents Association and other families in our school community.

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Parent Information Evening

2018 World Challenge Expedition

by Justin Zani

Otago Boys' will be taking a group of students on an expedition to Borneo in January of 2018, with World Challenge Expeditions. If you are interested, please contact

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Humanities Trip to Europe July 2018

2018 Humanities Trip to Europe


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1st XI Cricket

Indian Cricket Tour Fundraiser


Export quality ANZCO frozen legs of lamb (1.5-2kg) available to purchase for $25 each as a fundraiser for our cricket tour to India and Sri Lanka later next year.

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Students thinking about further study after they leave school have a lot of decisions to make.

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NCEA Fees - Due Wednesday 31 August


There is only 1 more day to make payment for your sons NCEA fees. 

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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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Tell us about the activities and successes your son has been involved in so that as a community we can celebrate with them.

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