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Newsletter - No 24 - 2022


Term 3, Week 4

Monday 15
Richie Hardcore visit
9MAO trip to Museum

Tuesday 16

Wednesday 17

Thursday 18

Friday 19
11GEO trip to Macraes  mine
OSS Jazz festival - OBHS auditorium

Saturday 20
Year 13 formal

Term 3, Week 5

Monday 22 - Wednesday 24
12ODR Ski trip and assessment

Tuesday 23

Wednesday 24 - Friday 26
13ODR Ski trip and assessment (change over day)

Thursday 25
Otago University Liaison course planning meetings (Year 13)

Friday 26
Teachers Only Day school closed for tuition

Friday 26 - Sunday 28 
School Ski trip


A message from the Rector

by RIchard Hall

This week I have worked on being grateful. And I am.

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Matthew Chiles

Year 9 perseverance in languages

by Elaine Kelly

I am delighted to share with you the written work by the Year 9 French and German classes.

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NCEA Change Hub engagement

by Andrew King

This week we had our first onsite engagement as an NCEA change hub school.

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Artwork selected for exhibition


Congratulations to Year 9 student Kannin Yahya who has had his artwork selected for an exhibition being held as part of the 2022 Secondary Schools Youth Peace Symposium in Auckland.

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2022 OBHS Prefect - Hamish Faulks

The Last Word

by Hamish Faulks

Time; speeds up with enjoyment and slows down with boredom.

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Happy Birthday


We would like to wish OBHS old boy, Arch Jelley a very happy 100th birthday.

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OBHS v St Hilda's Prefects Netball

OBHS v St Hilda's prefect netball

by Max Cunninghame

Perhaps it was rigged from the start.

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Outdoor Ed - Rock Climbing Assessment at Long Beach

Outdoor Ed rock climbing assessment

by Andrew Willmott

Having already postponed the Rock Climbing assessment day twice, it was worrying to wake to rain.

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Jackson Stevens proudly wearing his medals won at The Otago Provincial Clay Target Championships at Wednesdays training.

Clay Target update

by Jacqueline Irving

Only lightning usually stops a Clay Target competition.

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Well done!


Earlier this week the Rector received the following email.

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NZ Secondary Schools Swimming Championships


Congratulations to OBHS students Daniel Gilbert and Taka Sugiyama who competed in the New Zealand Secondary Schools Swimming Championships held in Hamilton from the 28th to the 31st of July.

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Return of senior prize giving trophies


All trophies presented at last year’s senior prize giving now need to be returned.

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Internal assessments


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

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Term 3 library challenge

by Kate Innes

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PTA Silent Auction

by OBHS Parents' Association

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Notification of Teacher Only Day


There will be a Teacher Only Day on Friday, 26 August 2022 and school will be closed for tuition.

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OBHS/OGHS Quiz Night


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OBHS golf tournament

by Cam Sims

We are asking for your support as a community to help make the Fowler Homes and OBHS Sports Council Golf Day a success.

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OBHS football fundraiser

by OBHS Football

Toilet paper - it's something we all use and wouldn't like to be without!

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