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Newsletter - No.11 - 2016

The Week Ahead:
Term 2, Week 2

Tuesday  10 - Friday 13 May

Year 12/13 ODR Peninsula Journeys trip

Monday 9

Tertiary Open Day for all Year 13 students

Tuesday 10

Logan Park Road Race 1.00pm

Wednesday 11

Thursday 12

Friday 13

OSS Futsal Tournament

Looking Ahead
Term 2, Week 3

Monday 16

Popstars production - full day rehearsal

Tuesday 17

Popstars production - full day rehearsal 
King's High School Interschool (away)

Wednesday 18

Popstars production - full day rehearsal and Matinee 
Caversham Road Race 
Whanau Hui 7.00pm

Thursday 19

Casio Senior Mathematics Competition 
Popstars production opening performance 7.30pm

Friday 20

Popstars production performance 7.30pm
Shakespeare Group Visit Year 9 and 10 English 
School Interhouse Cross Country Race

Saturday 21

Popstars production performance 4.00pm

Sunday 22

Popstars production performance 4.00pm


A Message From The Rector

by R Hall

The Rector Richard Hall addresses the students during the Summer Blues Assembly this week.

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Ricky Jackson

The Last Word

by Ricky Jackson

The start of a new term, starts the new school theme. This terms theme for our school is courage and honour and this is what I will be talking to you about today. 

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The boys suit up in preparation of a space flight mission

SPACE CAMP 2016 - A trip that was “out of this world!"

by Dr P Fisher

The team of eight OBHS boys, fourteen Cashmere High students and three teachers have returned 20 days after leaving for the trip to NASA’s Space Camp at Huntsville aka “Rocket City”.

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Year 9 Social Studies visit to Toitu

Year 9 Social Studies Classes Visit Toitu 

by B Townsend

During the week the Year 9 classes, as part of our introduction to OBHS and its surrounds unit visited Toitu Otago Settlers Museum.

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Flynn Meyer

OBHS in the Community


During the holidays Year 13 student Flynn Meyer supported the Parafed Otago Athletes by assisting at the Junior Disability Games in Cambridge.  Well done Flynn on your continuing support and work in the community.

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Wairua Puhou Perform at the Otago Museum

Wairua Puhou Performance

by L Vare

Visitors to the Otago Museum on Sunday 1st May were treated to a variety of performances of haka and waiata Māori by Dunedin’s leading kapa haka groups, including our very own Wairua Puhou. The performances marked the closing of the Hākui: Women of Kāi Tahu Exhibition.

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ANZAC Day Observance

ANZAC Day Observance

by L Vare

A group of our students accompanied kaumatua, and veterans, David Ellison and Bob Tikao, to the Dawn Service on Anzac Day.

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Summer Sports Blues Awarded

by A Turner

The Summer Blues Assembly which was held on Tuesday acknowledged the achievements of those young men who have excelled in their sporting endeavours already this year.

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Year 11 PE Primary School Futsal Tournament

Year 11 Physical Education - Futsal Tournament

by A Willmott

On the last day of term 1 the Year 11 Physical Education classes ran a futsal tournament for local primary schools. Over two weeks in the planning, the ‘Battle for the Hills’ was played out at the school’s re-developed tennis courts with Wakari School being crowned inaugural winners.

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Bradley Affleck (with ball)

The 2015/2016 AFL Season Successful for OBHS Students

by W Kain

Competing for Otago at NPC senior level, playing in the AFLNZ premiership in Auckland weekly during term 1  and representing the New Zealand Hawks at Under 16 (level 1 Academy) and Under 18 (level 2 Academy).

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National Under 17 Road Cycling Championships

National Road Cycling Championship Win


Year 12 student Ewan Syme is one step closer to reaching his dream – to race at the Olympics!

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Oliver Bixley

Orienteering Success


During the school holidays Year 9 student Ollie Bixley took part in the South Island Schools Orienteering Championships in Christchurch.  

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Nick Pryde, Jack Divers and Kou Kitahara

Success at the National Age Group Swimming Championships


 Several OBHS students attended the National Age Group Swimming Championships in Wellington on the first week of the school holidays.

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Volleyball Players Selected For Development Team

by E Taufua

Congratulations to Mile Nafatali and Lloyd McGee who have been selected in the NZ Junior Mens Development team who will travel to Australia in September. 

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2016 OBHS/OGHS Production

2016 OBHS/OGHS Production


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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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