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Newsletter - No.12 - 2016

The Week Ahead:
Term 2, Week 3

Monday 16

Popstars production - full day rehearsal

Tuesday 17

Popstars production - full day rehearsal

King's High School Interschool (away)

Wednesday 18

Popstars production - full day rehearsal and Matinee

Caversham Road Race

Thursday 19

Casio Senior Mathematics Competition

Popstars production opening performance 7.30pm

Friday 20

Popstars production performance 7.30pm

Shakespeare Group Visit Year 9 and 10 English

School Interhouse Cross Country Race

Saturday 21

Popstars production performance 4.00pm

Sunday 22

Popstars production performance 4.00pm

Looking Ahead
Term 2, Week 4

Monday 23

Tuesday 24

Wednesday 25

Southland Boys' Interschool (Home)
Whanau Hui 7.00pm (note change of date)

Thursday 26

Milton Road Relay
NZ Maths Olympiad

Friday 27


A Last Word From the Board Chair

by Geoff Bates

It has been an absolute privilege to be part of the governance of a school that offers such a unique combination of academic challenge, sporting endeavour, cultural richness and tradition.

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Aaron Roydhouse

The Last Word

by Aaron Roydhouse

Look after your mates. This was an idea that was often a trademark in addresses from the ex-Deputy Rector of Otago Boys’, Dougal McGowan. 

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Buddy Reading at Mornington School

Back to Basics


Year 13 students shared some reading time with pupils of Mornington School this morning. 

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Spirit of New Zealand

by Connor Smith

A few months before I was getting on a plane to Auckland, my Dad told me about his time on the Spirit of Adventure (the ship before the Spirit of New Zealand) and told me what a cool and great experience it was. That's when I decided to go on a 10 day Spirit of New Zealand voyage. 

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Kelvin Weston, Bailey Cavanagh-Welch, Hayden McAlister and  Andrew Medlicott

Regional BrainBee Competition Winners

by P Casey

Congratulations go to Hayden McAlister, Andrew Medlicott(Y11), Bailey Cavanagh Welch and Kelvin Weston(Y10) for their success in the National BrainBee competition.

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Science Presentation to Governor General

by P Casey

Nathan Briggs and Nathan Hill were invited to present their science projects to Sir Jerry Mateparae, Governor General, on his recent visit to Otago. 

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New Artwork Installed


Now hanging in the library is a beautiful artwork made in 2015 by Year 13 student Brandon Scott-Smith.

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Setting off to Quarantine Island

Don't Leave Town Until You Have Seen The Country


Year 12 and 13 Outdoor Education classes are on their Dunedin Journey to learn more about their own back yard. 

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Doctor Who?

by L Vare

A battle of Whovians took place in the library last Friday in our Doctor Who Quiz. 

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Science Wananga 2016

Wananga 2016 

by K Twaites

Students travelled with Mr Twaites to Otakou Marae last week to attend the Science Wananga which was held over three days.

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OBHS Rowers 2016

The End of a Successful Season


Recently the Rowing boys and parents enjoyed a Sunday dinner at Zucchini Brothers Pizza and Pasta Restaurant.

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Olympic Dreams


While we follow the progress of the Otago Boys’ old boy Hamish Bond the NZ Seven’s and Valarie Adams road to Rio. One of our community is part of this Olympic qualifying dream.

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OBHS Senior Team - Logan Park Road Race

Logan Park Road Race


The annual Logan Park Road Race was held on Tuesday 10th May.

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Cricket Meeting for Sydney and India Trips


Next Monday, 16 May, 7pm school library: Information evening for senior Sydney trip, September 2016 and proposed tour of India, September 2017.

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Popstars - The 90s musical

by T Sharp

"Popstars" features classic 90’s songs from bands and solo icons such as, Nsync, Britney Spears, Nirvana, Bon jovi, Backstreet Boys, and many more of your favourite artists.  

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NIDD Realty Youth Innovation Fund

Nidd Realty Limited - Youth Innovation Fund


Nidd Realty is excited to announce the first 2016 grant in the Nidd Realty Youth Innovation Fund.

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OBHS Parents Association Update


On behalf of the Otago Boys' High School Parents Association we would like to thank the school community for the fantastic effort everyone contributed to our cheese roll fundraiser. We were delighted to learn last night that we have raised just on $4000.

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On Site Physiotherapist


As parents of boys you will know that the majority of our young men are involved in some type of physical activity.

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Cheap fuel with OBHS Foundation’s fuel card

by OBHS Foundation

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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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