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Old Boys' Newsletter


Merry Christmas

by Brent Nicholson

Greetings fellow Foundation members,Old Boys, friends of the school and your families.

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OBHS Hostel 150th Reunion 19th - 21st February 2021

by Richard Hall

The school is excited to announce the dates for the sesquicentennial; the 150th anniversary of a hostel at OBHS.

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Pay it Forward - Support the Old Boys' Golf Day, support our boys, support the Matukituki Lodge.

by Richard Hall

The OBHS Golf Day has become a key date in the calendar of the school, and we hope it is in yours too.

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Old Boy wins National Award

by Mike South

Congratulations to Old Boy Andrew South (2007-2011), who is the youngest son of Old Boy and current teacher at OBHS, Michael South (1965-1969), for winning a national award in the HR industry

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Don't be afraid to give it a go - you have nothing to lose

by Chris Ellison

I have come a long way since leaving Otago Boys' High School in 1972. And it took persistence to get here, and I am not just talking about getting to Perth in Western Australia, where I now live.

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Workplace with a view

Mt Aspiring Lodge Maintenance Project

by Richard Roe

Over the long weekend, several overdue maintenance tasks at our school Lodge were tackled.

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Mr Mu, Principal of Guanming High School, Mr Malcolm Wong (OBHS old boy) and Mr Richard Hall, Rector, Otago Boys' High School

Rectors Message From China

by Richard Hall

Currently, I am in Shanghai. I have been part of the Mayoral visit to this city as part of the Lan Yuan gardens exhibition here.

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Old Boy Hugh McLeod-Jones Challenges Speed-Eating-Porridge Champ!

by Lynn Vare

Many OB's students and staff members begin their day with a bowl of hot Harraways porridge through our Student Council sponsored 'Breakfast with your Brothers' scheme. So it was no surprise to see an OB's boy step up to the challenge at the annual Harraways Speed-Eating-Porridge Competition.

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2018 Head Boy Tim Dippie

2018 Head Boy - Final Address to Senior Assembly

by Tim Dippie

I know I waffled last night and you’ve listened to enough speeches this week so to quote Flynn, 'I’ve tried to keep this short like my hair.'

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Old Boys' Luncheon

by Gwyn Pratley

Great way to end the year, with a Old Boys' luncheon.

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Senior Technology Projects

Senior Technology

by Peter Odgers

This year, these projects have been designed and made by senior students in the technology department.

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A nervous wait on who will be awarded the Dux this year. 

Senior Prizegiving

by AG

Senior prize giving was held on Thursday 1 November at the Regent Theatre. It was a special occasion to celebrate the students success throughout the year.

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OBHS Book 'Above the City'

by OBHS Foundation

This book is available for purchase from the school office for $50.

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Obituary for Ross Alistair Gillanders

by John Lewis, Otago Daily Times

(Old Boy 1951-55) , A lifelong passion for science, education.

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Obituary - Malcolm (Malc) Hughlings Douglas

by Otago Daily Times

Inspiring, funloving worker for the land and its people

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by Melissa Rodgers

We would like to acknowledge the recent passing of the following Old Boys' of the school. We will remember them.

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