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Newsletter - No.34 - 2016


NCEA Exams continue all week

Monday 21

Junior Tennis Tournament

Monday - Friday SI Junior Volleyball Tournament (Christchurch)

Monday - Tuesday Level 1 Agriculture Fencing Course

Tuesday 22

Wednesday 23

Level 2 Agriculture Chainsaw Course Day 1

Thursday 24

Thursday - Friday SI Junior Waterpolo Tournament

Friday 25

Level 2 Agriculture Chainsaw Course Day 2

FMS Challenge Day

Saturday 26

Leavers' Dinner


NCEA Exams continue all week

Monday 28

Monday - Friday Year 9 Cricket Tournament (Christchurch)

Tuesday 29

Tuesday - Friday Road to Rhodes Catlins Trip

Wednesday 30

Leadership Camp leaves

Thursday 1

Athletes leave for Nationals

Friday 2

NZSS Athletics Championships

Year 8 Barbeque Evening 5.30pm


The entire group just before tackling the big hill climb on day 2

Duke of Edinburgh’s Hillary Award Bronze level expedition to the Silverpeaks   

by Richard Roe

Thirteen hardy Year 10 boys set out on a cold and wet Saturday morning for their qualifying expedition for the bronze level of their Duke of Edinburgh’s Hillary Award.  

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Junior Public Speaking Competition 

Junior Public Speaking Competition

by Stewart Tagg

On Tuesday in the auditorium a large lunchtime crowd was treated to a feast of oratory as seven talented junior speakers battled it out in our annual public speaking competition.

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Year 8 Orientation Morning

Year 8 Orientation Morning


This morning we had the pleasure of hosting our Year 8 day boys for 2017.

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Cyber Safety Presentation

Cyber-Safety Presentation

by Richard Hall

This morning all Year 9 and 10 students were given an excellent presentation from Senior Constable John Somerfield on the importance of cyber-safety.

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Level 3 Agriculture ATV Training

ATV Training

by Justin Zani

The Level 3 Agriculture boys have had the opportunity to gain some ATV ( All-Terrain Vehicle) credits and qualifications through STAR funding. Today they have enjoyed spinning their ATVs through the course set up by the provider.

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Otago Champions - OBHS Year 10 Volleyball Team

Otago Champions

by Enoka Taufua

Congratulations to the Year 10 Volleyball team who over the weekend won the Otago Champs. 

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1st XI Cricket

Cricket Update


Our 1st XI continues its winning ways in the Senior knock-out competition, beating Northeast Valley last Sunday.

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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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We Want You!

by Brian Ashwin

The OBHS Rugby Club is seeking enthusiastic coaches and managers for the 2017 season. The rugby season for secondary school teams runs all of Term Two and finishes mid-August in Term Three. 

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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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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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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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