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Otago Boys' High School

Newsletter - No.7 - 2017


Monday 20

Otago Anniversary Day - school closed

Tuesday 21

Algorithmic Thinking Maths Competition

Wednesday 22

12 Biology Marine Sciences Trip 1

Thursday 23

12 Biology Marine Sciences Trip 2

Friday 24 - Saturday 25

Otago/Southland Athletics Championships

Saturday 25 - Sunday 26

SISS Touch Tournament


Monday 27 - Friday 31

Tournament Week

Mon - Fri
Sailing, Volleyball

Mon - Wed

Tues - Fri

Tuesday 28

Wednesday 29

Thursday 30

Friday 31 - Sunday 2

SISS Athletics Championships


2017 School Leaders

A Message From The Rector

by Richard Hall

Anniversary weekend could be considered a welcome respite for the boys to recharge their batteries.

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2017 Prefect Nigel Chiruka

The Last Word

by Nigel Chiruka

Time. It’s our most valuable resource. It’s finite. We never know just how much time we have left in the bank. You cannot purchase more of it, you cannot ask for a loan, you’ve got what you’ve been given. So why waste it away? Instead, invest it. Invest it in bettering yourself, bettering those around you, and bettering the world for those who will succeed you.

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Senior Debating - Style, Substance and Swagger!

by Stewart Tagg

This past weekend saw our Elite Senior Debate Squad lock horns with Schools from throughout the Otago/Southland region in the annual Russell McVeigh Regional Debate Competition.

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10G at the Rob Roy glacier

10G's Week At Mt Aspiring

by Riley Thompson

10G returned from their week at camp last Friday.  Riley Thompson tells us what the highlights were for him.

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Renee Mullins, 

Sean Woo and Joshua Lewis

Preparation Well Underway

by Konrad Hanson

Sean Woo, Joshua Lewis, and Renee Mullins prepare for the NZCT Chamber Music Contest in June.

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Year 11 - Safer Journeys Expo

Drive To Survive

by Cheryl Brown

On Thursday afternoon Year 11 students attended the 'Safer Journeys Expo' at the Edgar Centre. The expo had four stations and started with a simulated car accident and emergency response. The experience highlighted the importance of 'making the right call' when it comes to the use of a vehicle.

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Level 3 Food and Nutrition

Boys Love Food!

by Emma Moore

Level 3 students are currently looking at practices used by multinational food corporations which influence food choice and eating patterns. The practical component to this has seen students creating 'healthy' home made versions of the types of food sold at these establishments. Last week students created customised burgers, with awesome results.

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Pasifika Homework Club

Pasifika Homework Club

by Enoka Taufua

Our Pasifika Homework Club has started this Wednesday. The Homework Club will run every Wednesday after school from 3:30 to 5:00pm and will be facilitated by staff and old boys.

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Rowers Tate Drummond and Olly Higgins

Rowing Achievement


Congratulations to OBHS rowers Tate Drummond and Olly Higgins who represented the North End Rowing Club and were placed 6th in the Mens Coxed Club Four at the New Zealand Nationals held in Twizel recently. A great achievement for our young rowers!

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OBHS Rowers Are Oarsome!

by OBHS Rowing

The 2017 Maadi Cup squad are reaping the benefits of their huge training commitments by coming home from the South Island Secondary Schools regatta with three podium finishes.

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Concussion In Kids - Open Lecture Invitation


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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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Collection of Goods For The OBHS Fair

by Tina Fridd

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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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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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Any Questions?

by Lynn Vare

There are lots of great resources for information on the web. Throughout the year I will update you on a number of quality online sites that I recommend for our students. 

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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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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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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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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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