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Newsletter - No 1 - 2019

2019 TERM 1, WEEK 2

Monday 4

Tuesday 5
Academic Blues assembly
Form Class photos

Wednesday 6
Waitangi Day - School closed

Thursday 7
Athletics Sports at Caledonian grounds
Year 9/13 Hostel camp at Mt Aspiring

Friday 8
Year 9/13 Hostel camp at Mt Aspiring

Term 1, Week 3

Monday 11
TBHS Interschool (away)

Tuesday 12
Prefects assembly

Wednesday 13
Otago University Liaison visit for Year 13 students

Thursday 14
Otago Secondary Schools Triathlon
Year 13 Bio trip to Physiology Dept
Year 9 Parents Meet the Teachers evening

Friday 15


A Message From The Rector

by Richard Hall

This year has started with over 800 students, the largest in the last 5 years. It is certainly noticeable around the grounds, but I must say, I believe this has been one of the best starts we have had.

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We welcome our 2019 Year 9 students

Welcome to OBHS!


On Monday morning we welcomed our new students and staff members for 2019.

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Andrew King - Deputy Rector 

Introducing Andrew King

by Andrew King

We would like to welcome Mr Andrew King back to Otago Boys’ High School. Andrew joins the Senior Leadership Team as Deputy Rector responsible for School Culture.

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2019 New Staff to OBHS

We Welcome Our New Staff


We would like to welcome our new staff to the Otago Boys' High School team.

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OBHS International Director

International Director


We are pleased to welcome Wayne Angus as the new Director of International Students.

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We welcome our 2019 Year 9 students

My First Impression of Otago Boys' High School

by 9Y

9Y have reflected on their first week at Otago Boys'. Here are some of their thoughts.

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School House News

by Matthew Markham

The 2019 school year is underway, and we have welcomed many new faces into the hostel.

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Car Jam 2019

Car Jam 2019


On a sweltering Thursday lunchtime Year 9s volunteered to be jammed into Mrs Hinchey's Toyota.

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The Lodge

Mt Aspiring Lodge News - January 2019

by Richard Roe

The Lodge was well used over the summer break with several different groups taking advantage of this prime spot for exploring the Matukituki Valley or just taking a break from city stresses.

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OBHS Old Boys Cricket XI 2019

Old Boys Cricket Match vs OBHS 1st XI

by Gwyn Pratley

On Tuesday 29 January 2019 the Otago Boys’ High School 1st XI played their first traditional fixture of the year against the Old Boys XI.

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Athletics Day 2018

School Athletics Sports


Our annual Athletics Day is scheduled for Thursday, February 7, at the Caledonian Ground. We are all looking forward to a great occasion.

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Form Class Photographs


Form class photos were taken on Tuesday 5 February.

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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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2018 Junior and Senior Prize Giving Photos

by Tony Gabbusch

These are available via a link for you to download.

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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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Student Absenteeism

by Ruth Pelet

Thank you for contacting the school when your son is absent.

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2019 Interschool Dates


Following are a list of scheduled interschool dates for 2019.

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Pay it forward - "The Lodge" Emergency Locator Beacon Drive

by Melissa Rodgers

We are still seeking funds to help cover the costs of recently purchased devices.

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Basketball Otago News

by Basketball Otago

Basketball Otago are holding skill sessions and representative trials. Please read the following for more information.

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