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Newsletter - No.25 - 2016



Monday 5

Dunedin Theatre Sports finals

Tuesday 6

BOT Student Representative nominees speak at assembly

PPTA Meeting - School closes 12.30pm

Wednesday 7

Senior Subject Selection Evening 6.45pm - 8.45pm

Thursday 8

Dunedin Secondary Schools Music Festival Rehearsal

Music Festival Concert (Evening)

Friday 9

Duke of Edinburgh trip to Manapouri leaves (after school)



Monday 12

Tuesday 13

Tuesday 13 - Friday 16 - Otago Polyfest

Wednesday 14

Whanui Hui

Thursday 15

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

Friday 16

Apirana Taylor Visit

Friday 16 - Friday 23

Senior Practice Exams


A Message From The Rector

by Richard Hall


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A Note From The Senior Leadership Team

by Anne Gorman

This has been a busy week, both for those at school and those away at sporting tournaments. Teams have participated in basketball, football, hockey, rugby, chess and squash tournaments at various locations around the country. Competition continues over the weekend with boys competing in South Island Schools’ Curling Championship. We wish them all the best.

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James Nind - 2016 Prefect

The Last Word

by James Nind

After 13 years of the relatively carefree routine of school, trying to decide what comes next, preparing to leave our comfortable homes and to embrace independence. Although this speech is mostly aimed at those of us who are leaving, I’m sure that others can still relate. 

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Ms Pru Casey with Dr John Gurdon

Ms Casey Meets Nobel Prize Recipient


Ms Pru Casey (Teacher in Charge of Biology)is the recipient of the Maurice Wilkins Foundation Scholarship and is currently at the International Molecular Biology Conference in Nelson.

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2016 SISS Chess Champions

South Island Secondary Schools Chess Championships

by Peter Odgers

Two teams from Otago Boys’ qualified for this event and they travelled up to Ashburton to take on the regional winners from the rest of the South Island.

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Nicholas Pryde

Swimmer Selected to Represent New Zealand


Congratulations to Year 12 student Nicholas Pryde on his selection onto the New Zealand team chosen to compete at the 2016 Australian State Teams Age Short Course Swimming Championships to be held in Canberra in September. His dedication to training and commitment to swimming has been rewarded with this fantastic achievement.  Well done Nicholas.

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Christian Noakes


by Christian Noakes

Year 13 student Christian Noakes is participating in the Gateway Programme and is hosted by Salmond College.

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Some of the Year 13 boys taking a (very) brief break from the action.

Coronet Peak Ski Trip

by Richard Roe

A group of 34 students ranging from Year 9 up to Year 13 enjoyed their trip to Coronet Peak at the weekend. Skiing conditions were excellent with fine weather and a good coating of snow without too much of the ice and slush common at this time of year. A large contingent of beginner skiers and snowboarders made impressive progress over the two days while the others explored the entire mountain. Already several boys are booking their spots on the trip for next year!

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Year 9 Food Technology - Pizza

Year 9 Food Technology

by Emma Moore

Pizza adaptations. Year 9 students are currently working on bread products. These are the creations from last Friday. The boys learnt to make the perfect dough and had free creational reign over their final pizza product.  YUM!

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OBHS Junior Basketball Tournament Team

OBHS Junior Basketball Team - SISS Basketball Tournament 


After an intense couple of days on the courts the South Island Secondary Schools' Basketball Tournament held in Dunedin has come to an end.

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Senior Blues, winners of the Dunedin Secondary Schools' basketball competition

A Great Night for OB's Basketball


Congratulations to our basketball teams which won the silverware at the finals night of the Dunedin Secondary Schools’ Basketball Competition on Friday night.

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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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Notice of Early Closure


The Post Primary Teachers' Association has arranged a meeting for Tuesday 6 September.  The PPTA has arranged this meeting under Section 26(2) of the Employment Relations Act 2000 to brief members on the key proposals in the Government's Funding Review.

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An Evening at Rockbourne - OBHS Parents Assocation Fundraising Event

Rockbourne Evening – An Otago Boys' High School Parents Association Fundraising Event

by OBHS Parents Assocation

The Parents Association are delighted to offer another exciting and fun filled evening to our school community. On September 9th at 6.30pm we will be hosting an evening of jewellery, clothing, and a little pampering by way of a nail therapist and hand massage therapist at the delightful Rockbourne House in York Place.

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Gateway 2017

2017 Gateway Applications 


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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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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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