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Otago Boys' High School

Newsletter - No 18 - 2020


Term 3, Week 2

Monday 27
New, Year 9 and Year 10 options start

Tuesday 28

Wednesday 29
Open Night 6pm

Thursday 30
13BIO trip to Leith Saddle

Friday 31

Term 3, Week 3

Monday 3
Science Fair

Tuesday 4
TBHS Interschool (away)
Australian Maths competition

Wednesday 5

Thursday 6
Parent interview evening

Friday 7
House Haka competition


Head Boy Angus Henderson addresses the school - Day 1 Term 3

A Message from the Rector

by Richard Hall

As ex- American President Barack Obama said, "perseverance leads to the idea of making your mark."

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OBHS Prefect - Matthew Pyper

The Last Word

by Matthew Pyper

Morning guys, hope you have all had a great holiday. I will start and end this speech with the same quote, so it hopefully will have more impact. “You may delay, but time will not, and lost time is never found again” - Benjamin Franklin.

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Leadership and Excellence Recognised


At senior assembly this week we celebrated the awarding of badges and ties to a further three Prefects for 2020.

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OBHS v JMC Prefect Dodgeball 

OBHS v JMC Prefect Dodgeball

by Angus Henderson

Term 3 has started out on the right foot for Otago Boys' High School. The prefect team were once again challenged by John McGlashan College to a dodgeball rematch which was held in our school gym this past Thursday.

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Thank you!


A massive thank you to Mitre 10 for their generosity. The new fence around the sustainability project area looks awesome!

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Corey Reid and Hwi Chang

Students Selected for Football Programme

by Mike McGarry

Otago Boys’ High School would like to congratulate Southern United Under 16 Academy players Corey Reid and Hwi Chang who have been selected for the New Zealand Football new Regional Training Centre programme starting in August.

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Great and Powerful

by Thomas Grayson

“I am Oz the Great and Powerful. The Great and Powerful. Who are you? Who are you?”

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The Esplanade - Level 4

Life in Lockdown

by OBHS Library

As we all know Otago Boys' High School has a rich history in Dunedin which has been well recorded. We wanted to continue this by capturing stories of our school community’s time in lockdown in New Zealand and around the world. The first of our collection was submitted by our Head Boy, Angus Henderson.

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Hostel International South Island Tour

by Matthew Markham

To shake off any lingering effects of lockdown the international hostel students went on a road trip around the lower South Island in the first week of the holidays.

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Notification of Early Closure


Please be advised the school will close early for our Open Night preparations.

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Pasifika Update

by Scotty Opetaia

The last two weeks of Term 2 proved to be a busy time for our students. With the return to school post lockdown, we celebrated Samoa Language Week / Vaiaso o le Gagana Samoa which was held on Sunday 24 May to Saturday 30 May. In addition, we were able to hold our first Fono night for 2020.

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Internal Assessments Due Next Week


Below is a list of internal assessments that are due to be submitted next week.

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Thank you!


We would like to thank the Disability Information Service for their very kind donation of a wheel chair to the school.

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OBHS is looking for a number of businesses who would be happy to host a student for a day.

by Melissa Rodgers

This student has a passion and background of design at school.

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Basketball Draw

by OBHS Sports Admin

Please see the attachments below to view this week's basketball draw.

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Poetry Competition

by OBHS Library

Get your entry in!

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OBHS/OGHS School Council Quiz Night

by OBHS School Council

Get your team together and register/pay at the school office.

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Parent/Teacher Interviews


Parent/teacher interviews will be held at the beginning of Term 3.

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Entertainment Membership Fundraiser

by OBHS Parents Association

If you haven’t had one before, this is a great APP with heaps of discounts at local restaurants, cafes, retail outlets, accommodation, car rentals, and tourist attractions.

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