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Newsletter - No.26 - 2016 


Monday 12

World Challenge Expedition Borneo Trip
Parent Information Presentation 7.00pm

Tuesday 13

Tuesday 13 - Friday 16 

 Otago Polyfest

Wednesday 14

Voting for Board of Trustees Student Representative
Whanui Hui  Auditorium, 5.30pm

Thursday 15

Level 1 MCAT
Academic Coaching Day for Senior Students
Junior Cross Curricular Presentations

Friday 16

Apirana Taylor visit and workshop

Friday 16 - Friday 23

Senior Exams


Monday 19 - Friday 23 

Senior exams continue
Nga Manu Korero finals

Tuesday 20

Wednesday 21

Thursday 22

Friday 23

Chess Nationals

Last day of Term 3


A Message From The Rector

by Richard Hall

Thank you to those families who came to our course selection evening this week. If you were unable to make it please get in touch with Mr Hooper to get the relevant information.

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Zade Fairweather

The Last Word

by Zade Fairweather

All of you before me, are in your youth. The growing up phase. The figuring out life phase. We’re all somewhere along this journey we call growing up, and all of our paths look different, weird and obscure to one another.

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The Future Environment of Dunedin

The Future Environment of Dunedin Project 


On Thursday 15th September the school is opening its doors to the whole community to view the outcomes of a project our junior boys completed in the last week of Term 2. 

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Celebrating Tongan Language Week

Tongan Language Week Celebrations

by Enoka Taufua

Malo e lelei.

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Academic Coaching Day for Years 11 - 13


On Thursday 15 September academic coaching will be held for all students in Years 11, 12 and 13.

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Year 9 and 10 Extra Current Events Quiz

Extra Extra Read All About It

by Adrienne Buckingham

On Thursday after school at Kaikorai Valley College fifteen Year 9 and 10 students valiantly represented the castle on the hill.

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Theatre Sports


Congratulations to our Theatre Sports team who placed 2nd (equal) for Otago/Southland in the Regional Final held at the Fortune Theatre this week.

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George Hall at Farra Engineering


by George Hall

I am currently on the Gateway programme and interested in Civil Engineering. I am hosted by Farra Engineering. While at work placement I learn new skills that will be invaluable to me when I leave school. 

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1st XI Football - Tournament Week Report

by Mike McGarry

The football first’s travelled to compete in the Malcom Cowie tournament in Auckland. We knew we had a very tough pool with 3 Auckland schools, Massey, Rangitoto and Western Springs. We also had Matamata College and St Andrew's from Christchurch.

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Joesph Hancock

Joseph on the Road to Success


Congratulations to Year 10 student Joseph Hancock who won the Under 15 grade at the New Zealand age group golf championships in Nelson last week. Joseph is a member of the Otago Under 16 team who will travel to Cambridge to defend their national junior title later in the month. 

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Hockey - Tournament Week

Hockey - Tournament Week Report

by Konrad Hanson

With an average age of 15, our team was always going to have a tough week at the top tournament in the country. With a first up loss to Wellington competition winners Wellington College, our next game against St. Kentigern was our best chance to get a win in pool play.

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Video: OBHS - Ben Reeves - 3-pointer from half-way 

Tournament Week Highlight


There were plenty of highlights for all of our teams during tournament week, but Senior A basketballer and Year 11 student Ben Reeves' efforts may take some beating. 

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Nathan Hanna, Taiaroa Flavell and Harley Ruru

Selection for National Basketball Camp


Congratulations to Taiaroa Flavell, Nathan Hanna and Harley Ruru who have been selected to attend the National Talent ID camp. This is their first step in the pathway to the Junior Tall Blacks in 2017. A group of 30 athletes will then attend a camp in December to pick a squad of 20. We wish them well!

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OBHS Curling Team

SISS Curling Tournament


The OBHS curling team had another great result coming away with a silver medal in the South Island Secondary Schools Curling Tournament.

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OBHS Senior A basketball team

OBHS basketballers #2 in the South Island!


Our Senior A basketball team finished runners-up at the South Island Secondary Schools’ tournament, losing to Christchurch Boys’ High School in the final on Saturday night.

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Opportunity to Order Form Class Photographs


If you missed out on ordering your sons form class photo and would like to purchase one, click on the link below to order on line.  Photos can be either picked up from Kelk Photography or posted to your home address.

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OBHS Athletics Fundraiser


The OBHS Athletics team are fundraising so they can travel to the national competition in Auckland being held in December.

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Space Camp 2018


Following the success of Space Camp 2016 students who will be in Year11, Year12 or Year13 in 2018 are invited to apply for the next lift off! 

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Courage Under Fire


Rabia’s visit, exclusively to Dunedin, has been organised by the Otago Medical Research Foundation with funds raised going to the Foundation’s work of establishing world-class research right here in the city.

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Parent Information Evening

2018 World Challenge Expedition

by Justin Zani

Otago Boys' will be taking a group of students on an expedition to Borneo in January of 2018, with World Challenge Expeditions. If you are interested, please contact

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Humanities Trip to Europe July 2018

2018 Humanities Trip to Europe


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Appointment Reminder


As much as possible, could boys and parents please make all medical, (off site) physio, dentist and driving lesson appointments for students out of school time. These one off, but sometimes frequent absences during the year can have a considerable impact on student learning. Your support is appreciated. 

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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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