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Otago Boys' High School

Newsletter - No 29 - 2019

2019 TERM 3, WEEK 9

Monday 16

Tuesday 17
MCAT Level 1 Maths

Wednesday 18

Thursday 19
Senior Academic Coaching 
Alternative programme for junior students

Thursday 19 - Friday 27
Senior exams

Friday 20
Last day of current option subjects for Year 9

Term 3, Week 10

Senior exams continue all week

Monday 23
New Year 9 option subjects begin

Tuesday 24

Wednesday 25

Thursday 26

Friday 27
Last day Term 3, school will finish at the normal time

Day boy v Hostel league game (kick off 2.15pm)
Hostel parent interviews 12.40pm - 2.10pm


Staff v Prefects Football match

Staff v Prefects Football

by Tony Gabbusch

In slightly damp conditions the spirit of sportsmanship lived once again.

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2019 OBHS Prefect Nicholas Taggart

The Last Word

by Nicholas Taggart

Firstly, I’d like to congratulate all the teams who went away on winter tournament last week. From what I’ve heard, you represented the school well, even if you may not have gotten the result you were looking for.

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Polyfest 2019

by Enoka Taufua

Last night, in front of a packed crowd Tama o le Aisa took the stage with power and grace and performed traditional Samoan and Tongan songs and dances.

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Notable Otago Boys' Artist Series

by Brigid Allan

It's that time of year again. With painting and printmaking portfolios due in just over a month, the art room starts to get busy.

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House Singing Competition


This morning at House Assembly the annual House Singing Competition was held.

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Kalisolaite ‘Uhila (Tonga). Is an award-winning performance artist based in Tāmaki Makaurau/Auckland. 

Students Visit Dunedin Art Gallery

by Brigid Allan

Whilst Tournament week was in full throw, the remaining Year 10 Art students went to the Dunedin Art Gallery to see what was happening in the local Art scene.

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Harbour Watch programme

What's in our harbour?

by Ryan Golder

At 9am on Saturday, the A-team consisting of Ben Burrow, Reid Sunderland and Lachlan Williams took part in the Harbour Watch Programme for the first time.

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Metal Technology

by Greg Densem

Junior students hard at work in the Metal Workshop, producing aluminium pens on the lathe and sheet metal tool boxes.

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Food and Nutrition

by Jacqueline Irving

Our two classes of Year 11 students have recently completed their internal on 'Cultural Influences on Food in New Zealand'.

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Koru Pencils

by Koru Pencils

We are a group of OBHS students who for Business Studies are taking part in the Young Enterprise Scheme. The product we have come up with is called Koru Pencils.

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Futsal Season Kicks Off

by Andrew Willmott

Senior futsal kicked off on Thursday night to the beats of Polyfest, and the games were high tempo too. The competition is being played over the last three weeks of the term, with two games played each night.

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Study Guide


Senior exams commence on Thursday 19 September.

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Senior Exam Timetable


Exams for senior students start on Thursday 19 September and will continue until Friday 27 September.

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OBHS Cricket Tour Fundraiser

by Tim Ford

Calling all parents!

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Gateway Applications for 2020 Year 12 and 13 students.

by Jacqueline Irving

Applications were made available at this week’s Senior Subject Evening. If you would like your son to have this opportunity, then application forms are available from the student office at Otago Boys’ High School or via the attachment below.

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Otago Boys' High School Fair - Food Stalls

by Tina Fridd

Do you have a food stall you would like to operate at the fair?

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PTA Meeting

by OBHS Parents' Association

The next meeting of the Otago Boys' High School Parents' Association will be held in the school library on Thursday 19 September 2019 at 7pm.

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Measles Information from the Southern District Health Board


The school has received a letter from Dr Susan Jack, the Medical Officer of Health regarding the measles outbreak in the Southern District.

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Get your OBHS Sport Socks Now!

by PTA

The socks have arrived, and they are great!

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OBHS Umbrellas

by OBHS Parents Association

Perfect for sport sideline or as a gift for current or OBHS old boys.

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Old Boys Organise Quiz Night for St John

by Hunter Kindley and Liam Turner

St John is a charitable organisation providing healthcare services for all New Zealanders. But now it is our turn to help them.

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Tudor Clothing - School Uniform

by Tudor Clothing

Tudor Clothing are selling direct from their factory in Dunedin.

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