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Newsletter - No.36 - 2016


Monday 5

Monday - Wednesday Leadership Camp continues

Tuesday 6

Wednesday 7

Thursday 8

Junior Prizegiving 10.30am
OBHS Auditorium

Last day of Term Four 


A Message From The Rector

by Richard Hall

Today I want to celebrate one of our best student accomplishments this year.

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Cameron McAuslan PWC Scholarship Recipient

A Real Coup for Cameron


Congratulations to Cameron McAuslan for winning a highly sought after PwC Scholarship.  

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Year 10 G   A week in the Catlins

A Week in the Catlins

by Mark Hooper

10G have spent this week down in the heart of the Catlins exploring this beautiful corner of the South Island. As well has having fun on the many beaches and walks available the focus of the trip was also to complete three academic based projects under the theme of “Compare and Contrast”. This will give the group of boys a tremendous head start as they pursue their academic goals of attaining an Excellence endorsement for NCEA Level 1 in 2017.

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Year 10 Food Technology Gingerbread Structures

Not Just Houses!

by Emma Moore

Year 10 Gingerbread structures. The Tardus, Golden Gate Bridge, Bilbo Baggins house, Littlebourne and local rugby grounds to name a few. Both Year 10 classes are close to completion.  What an awesome effort! 

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OBHS Weather Station

Whatever the Weather

by Tim Ashdown

With the installation of the new weather station, you can see the weather at the school wherever you are in the world! Simply log on to the wunderground website or download the wunderground app. Search for weather stations in Dunedin and there you go.

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Cameron Jefferies

Well Done Cameron Jefferies


This week we have received a note of thanks from a teacher at Tahuna Intermediate wishing to acknowledge the voluntary service of OBHS Year 9 student Cameron Jefferies.  

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The notorious "plank bridge" a challenge for some

Mt Aspiring Lodge Report

by Richard Roe

Over last weekend (Thursday 24th - Monday 28th November) the OBHS Lodge hosted a group of 20 PhD students and lecturers from Otago University on a writers retreat. They made the most of the isolated location to concentrate on their work; writing thesis, preparing presentations and critiquing each others work.

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Lords of the Doughnut Rings

One Quiz to Rule Them All!

by Lynn Vare

We have had a lot of fun this year with the Library Quizzes held each term. Star Wars, Dr Who, Harry it was important to end the year on a high note, and the juniors requested the Tolkien masterpiece - The Lord of the Rings.

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Secondary Schools Futsal Competition

Futsal Season Finishes

by Andrew Willmott

Last night at the Edgar Centre was finals night for futsal teams playing in the secondary schools' competition. 

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Junior South Island Volleyball Tournament

Junior Volleyball South Island Tournament

by Enoka Taufua

Last week our Year 10 Blues team traveled to Nelson to compete in the Junior South Island Tournament. We went in as Otago Champs and seeded 6th overall.

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Summer Reading

by Lynn Vare

Students returning to school in 2017 are welcome to take out books from the library for the summer holidays. Please see Ms Vare to arrange this.  Why not also get something out for your family to enjoy reading as well!! Books will need to be returned on the first day back at school in 2017.

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Back to School With Shoe Clinic


Looking for school shoes for 2017?  Check out the benefits of purchasing shoes from the Shoe Clinic.  

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Attention Year 10 Students

by Pru Casey

Registrations are now open for the 2017 Brain Bee Challenge!

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2016 Cultural and Sports Activity Photos

Cultural and Sports Activity Photos

by Tony Gabbusch

Following is a link which allows you to preview proof copies of the images.

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Break-Away Surf Survival Holiday Programme

by Pru Casey

Summer activity opportunity! Sign up now for the free Break-Away Surf Survival week at Warrington Beach.  Try surfing, surf swimming, coastineering, rock jumping, get fit, make friends and explore your coastline.

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H&J Smith VIP Offer

by H & J Smith

H&J Smith are delighted to offer our H&J Smith cardholders VIP discounts on our cardholders days – upcoming cardholders day is 8th December where you will receive not only 20% discount on up to 3 items of schoolwear, we can also offer our 12 Months Interest free option and Back to School discounts on school shirts, blouses and socks. If you’re not an H&J Smith Cardholder please pop in and see us or give us a call to find out more.

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2nd Hand Uniform Sale


The Parents Association will be holding a uniform sale on Wednesday 25 January from 10am - 1pm and 5pm - 7pm.

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OBHS Parents Association Fundraiser

by OBHS Parents Association

The Parents Association is pleased to offer the school community the opportunity to purchase the Sweet Enough cookbook.  The price of the book is $40.00 with $15.00 from each book sold going to the Parents Association.  A copy of the book can be viewed at the school office.

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