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Newsletter - No.8 - 2017


Monday 27 - Friday 31

Tournament Week

Mon - Fri
Sailing, Volleyball

Mon - Wed

Tues - Fri

Tuesday 28

Wednesday 29

Thursday 30

Friday 31 - Sunday 2

SISS Athletics Championships


Monday 3

Year 13 Parents Evening - Stopping the Slide

Tuesday 4

Year 13 PED Triathlon

Year 12/13 Outdoor Education Peninsular Journeys trip

Wednesday 5

Otago University Mathematics competition

Thursday 6 

Year 12/13 MST Censor for a Day

Friday 7

Saturday 8



A Message From The Rector

by Richard Hall

Another strong week at Otago Boys' High School.

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2017 Prefect - Robbie Lindsay

The Last Word

by Robbie Lindsay

Hey everyone. I have been “um”ing and “ah”ing about what I could talk about with this last word. I thought I might talk about something inspirational… maybe finish with a quote of some sort? I’m only joking.  But there will be a quote!

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10B - Mt Aspiring March 2017

A Week At Camp With 10B

by Michael Ruske and Eli Ellison

10B returned from camp last Friday. Michael and Eli tell us about their week.

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Year 12 Biology visit to the Marine Science Laboratory

Visit To Marine Sciences Laboratory

by Michelle Gilks

This week the three Year 12 Biology classes set off down to the peninsula to visit the Marine Sciences lab at Portobello.

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Lost In The Bush

by Harry Hansen

Creative writing from Year 11 student Harry Hansen

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Haiku Competition

by Lynn Vare

The winners have been announced!

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Year 9 Science

Scientists Seek Solution


9S grapple with the eternal question... just what percentage of a parsnip is sugar? As part of their class work, these students used a variety of experiments and data analysis to find the answer to this question. 

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2017 OBHS Junior Debating Team

Junior Debaters Fight the Good Fight (again!)

by Stewart Tagg

This week our squad of Junior Debaters kicked into the DSS Debate Competition properly! Previous weeks have seen our boys involved in practice rounds but now it's the real deal. Good luck boys!

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OB's New Crop Measure Themselves Up Against Old Boy Sam Timmins

by Brent Matehaere

Old Boy Sam Timmins stopped by for a chat at school on Wednesday. He had time to catch up with a few of the new crop of basketballers in the school.

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Oli Colloty

Football Talent Scouted


Year 9 student Oli Colloty will spend 3 nights in Masterton during the upcoming school holidays.  

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Senior A and B group photo at Senior South Island Champs

Volleyball News

by Enoka Taufua

This Sunday our Senior A Volleyball team will travel to Palmerston North to compete in the 2017 Volleyball National Championships. 

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OBHS 2017 1st XI

1st XI Take Out Title

by Ken Rust

For the sixth time in the last seven years the OBHS First XI has won the Otago/Southland title to qualify for the NZ Finals to be held in December.

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4 x 400 m team that won Gold at the National Champs

Success at New Zealand Track and Field Championships


Four senior pupils competed in the New Zealand Track and Field Championships in Hamilton from 17-19 March with great success. They enjoyed competing beside some of New Zealand’s best athletes - Eliza McCartney, Tom Walsh and Joseph Millar.

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Ngai Tahu Tuition Opportunity


Funding is available through the Ngai Tahu Learner Support Fund to enable Ngai Tahu Whanau to access personalized tuition to support their tamariki and help further their progress at school.

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2017 Shave Off

by Jay Lee

Hello everyone! So I’m sure most of you have already heard about this but Otago Boys’ High School is participating in the Leukaemia and Blood Cancer New Zealand’s annual Shave for a Cure event.

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Any Questions?

by Lynn Vare

There are lots of great resources for information on the web. Throughout the year I will update you on a number of quality online sites that I recommend for our students. 

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2018/2019 Entertainment Book

Don't Miss Out - Limited Numbers Remaining


Support Otago Boys' High School and you’ll be rewarded!

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Jonathan Lemalu In Concert


April sees a rare return to Dunedin of one of our notable Old Boys and one of the city's favourite sons. 

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On Site Physio


Recovery Room Physiotherapy runs a clinic at school from the Shand Building. Their three physios, Matt Carrington, Alex Gough and Thomas Wardhaugh are happy to treat all students.

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We Want You

by Jim Hoffman

With the winter sport season looming we would like you to consider the possibility of coaching or managing a winter sports team.

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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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