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Otago Boys' High School

Newsletter - No 3 - 2019

2019 TERM 1, WEEK 4

Monday 18
12ESS Field Trip
11ART trip to Museum

Tuesday 19
WBHS Interschool (away)
Pasifika Fono - School Library 6pm

Wednesday 20
13BIO trip to University of Otago PE Dept
Otago University Liaison visit to Year 13 students

Thursday 21

Friday 22
10Y leave for Mt Aspiring camp
13BIO trip to University of Otago PE Dept

Friday 22 - Sunday 24 February
Town Belt Initiative Quarantine Island trip

Term 1, Week 5

Monday 25
Christ's College Interschool (home)

Tuesday 26
Christ's College Interschool (home)

Wednesday 27
13BUS Young Enterprise Kick-Start Day

Thursday 28
Year 11 Parent Interviews

Friday 1
10H leave for Mt Aspiring camp
10Y return from Mt Aspiring camp
13BIOH trip to PE Department
SISS Tennis Tournament
SISS Volleyball Tournament


2019 Head Boy - Charlie Marsh

The Last Word

by Charlie Marsh

Each week at senior assembly one of our Prefect's present their "Last Word". We would like to share these with the school community.

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Colby Allen

The Last Word

by Colby Allen

Today the 2019 prefects were announced. As prefects we find ourselves with a great opportunity to lead and set a good example in all areas of school life.

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2019 Prefects and 2018 Scholarship Assembly

Excellence and Leadership Recognised


This week's senior assembly was focused on recognising the 2018 scholarship winners and awarding badges and ties to the 2019 Prefects.

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Sport Levy Fact Sheet


Our Board realised the need for the school values to be embedded in our sports curriculum and for Otago Boys’ High School to offer the best possible experience for all. The Sports Levy; introduced and approved at the November 2018 meeting of the Board of Trustees, is a contribution to the financial support that we need to ensure we meet the strategic aims for sport. This document has been put together to answer some of the key questions.

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School House News

by Matthew Markham

It has been a busy start to the year for School House with the boys involved in lots of activities.

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Otago Secondary Schools’ Triathlon Championships – Challenge Wanaka Schools Event

Otago Secondary Schools’ Triathlon Championships and Challenge Wanaka Schools Event

by Andrew Willmott

In its second year in Wanaka, and on the back of a successful debut event, the Otago Secondary Schools’ Triathlon Championships and Challenge Wanaka Schools’ event drew a huge turnout, especially from Dunedin Schools.

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Year 9 Hostel Lodge Trip 

Year 9 Hostel Orientation Weekend at Mt Aspiring Lodge

by Richard Roe

Our 29 year 9 hostel boys set off to Mt Aspiring Lodge last weekend. Heading away straight after the athletic sports on Thursday made for a long tiring day, as it was after dark by the time we were all set up at the Lodge.

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2018 Polyfest

Pasifika Parents Meeting

by Enoka Taufua

Talofa, Malo elelei, Nisa bula vinakau, Kia orana, Taloha ni, and warm pacific greetings.

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OBHS v TBHS Interschool

Timaru Boys' High School Interschool Results


The first summer inter school fixture for the summer was held at the beginning of the week in Timaru.

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School Production Auditions

by Anne Gorman

The 2019 OBHS/OGHS school production is Hairspray!

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OBHS v Christ's College Summer Interschool

Golf Coaching

by Ken Rust

Golf coaching will begin on Monday February 18.

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Mannequin Needed


The Otago Boys' High School Museum require a male mannequin for display purposes.

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2020 USA Trip

by Mark Hooper

The school is running a trip to the USA in January next year to explore 4 big cities: Chicago, Boston, New York and Washington.

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A Letter from the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Otago

by University of Otago

Please see the attached letter sent to all secondary schools in Dunedin from Professor Harlene Hayne, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Otago regarding student parties in the University area.

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OBHS v TBHS Interschool

Cricket Draw

by Ken Rust

The cricket draw for Saturday 16 February is as follows:

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Dunedin Institute of Traditional Karate


Respect Others, Be Courageous, Train your Mind & Body and Never Give Up!

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Road Safety on Arthur Street


With the normal school routine now underway for the year, it is important to remind parents and caregivers the importance of road safety on Arthur Street.

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Board of Trustees Elections


New Zealand School Trustees Association (NZSTA) are preparing for the upcoming Triennial BoT elections.

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