Your son is encouraged to make the most of the multitude of extracurricular activities available through Otago Boys’ High School. Additional activities are also available through the hostel.
Boys are encouraged to take part in a school sport, usually having 1-2 after school practices per week and games on Saturdays. Housemasters assist with vans rides to help get boys to and from practices and games. A room with a piano is available for music practice.
Housemasters on occasions take boys to Moana pool for a swim/waterslide, or run games of touch, basketball, football at the school fields or gym, or table tennis or pool tournaments in the games room.
Organised excursions and other activities away from the hostel are accompanied by sufficient staff and/or other adults to ensure the safety of students.
In determining the ratio of students to adults several factors are taken into account, including:
- the age and number of boarders;
- the nature of the excursion or activity;
- the training, experience and qualifications of the staff and/or other adults involved.
Organised excursions follow the Otago Boys “Education Outside the Classroom” guidelines.
Every Sunday the weekend activities co-ordinator organises activities such as paintball, zorbing, ten pin bowling and beach visits. Many of these trips are included in hostel fees but for some there is an additional charge. These activities are compulsory for Yr9 and 10 students and optional for all other year levels. Parents will be notified if an event will incur an additional charge.
Transport by bus is arranged to take boys to and from the stadium when a game of interest is on. Housemasters will supervise this outing.
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