School House Newsletter Term 2 Week 4

By Vai Mahutariki | Posted: Friday May 28, 2021

Welcome to our Week 4 School House Newsletter


Term 2, Week 5

Monday 31 - Sunday 6
Samoan Language Week

Monday 31 - Thursday 3
Careers Week

Tuesday 1
Year 11,12 and 13 Parent Teacher Interviews
School finishes at 1.25pm

Wednesday 2
Mini Careers Expo
13BUS YES Pitch Day
Milton Relays

Thursday 3
SBHS Interschool (revised date)

Friday 4
Mid Term break - school closed

Friday 4 - Saturday 5
Ngā Manu Kōrero

Term 2, Week 6

Monday 7
Queen's Birthday holiday - school closed

Tuesday 8 - Wednesday 9
13ESS Marine Science trip

Wednesday 9
Careers Expo

Thursday 10
Otago Cross Country Championships
Year 11,12 and 13 Parent Teacher Interviews
School finishes at 1.25pm

Friday 11

Hello Parents and Caregivers,

The last two weeks have been productive with learning and extra activities that have kept our boys engaged, motivated, and experiencing new things.  Our hostel boys have done well this week with the Kings High School Inter-school with a number of our boys in different sports doing well.  Next week a number of our boys will be involved in the Southland Boy's Inter-school where we again look forward to more success from our hostel boys representing our school values and colors.  Overall our boys are committed to their learning, warm with full tummies in the hostel and happy to be playing weekend sport and activities where all are showing enjoyment and great success.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: There is no school on Friday 4th June or Monday 7th June making Queens Birthday weekend four days. All hostel boys should be off-site by Thursday 3rd June after school. All gear including bedding can be stored in the McCaw room and boys can take just what they need for the long weekend.

Highlanders Game

Our boys had a great time at the Super Rugby Game between the Highlanders vs the Queensland Reds on Friday 14th May. Some entertaining rugby was viewed and a great win for the Highlanders to set their Trans Tasman Competition on a positive note. Well done to Hunter Burgess on his contribution to the pre-match entertainment with his Bagpipe Group.

Image by: Vai Mahutariki
Image by: Vai Mahutariki


Our boys enjoyed Zorbing on Sunday 16th May at the Edgar Centre with a lot of smiles and energy. Some great collisions were had, safely and with a lot of laughter.

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Image by: Vai Mahutariki

Pink Shirt Day

At School House we do not accept bullying and do our best to educate our boys on this issue and how we can continue to be better each day. Recently we supported the nationwide initiative of Pink Shirt Day on Friday 21st May – standing together to stop bullying. We changed things up for one of our usual prep nights where we gathered as a group of brothers to discuss the importance of this topic. Our activity involved making our own individual wristbands made of pink to acknowledge Pink Shirt Day and also navy blue and white intertwining our OBHS colors to demonstrate we support this important cause. Added to this our Prefects wore Pink Ties to school alongside their uniforms to show solidarity - We stand together as one!

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Year 13 Formal

Our Year 13’s enjoyed a fantastic night at their Formal on Saturday 22nd May. Great to host our Year 13 parents for nibbles before taking the special photos of their sons with their partners. Thank you to our awesome Head Chef Donna King and her fantastic kitchen team for the pre-nibbles.

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New Zealand Representative

Congratulations to Hamish Faulks who was selected for the New Zealand U18s Boys Touch Blacks Trial Squad who will attend a training camp in July this year. We are behind you all the way.

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Man of the Week

Congratulations to Jack Small who received the highest score in the Open Category of handicap by distance in the Dunedin Gun Club Competition on Sunday 23rd May.

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School House Challenge

Volleyball House Challenge Sunday 23rd May: Well done to Campbell House who won the Junior Section and to Thomson House who won the Senior Section.

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1 – Campbell 2 – Thomson 3 – Hawthorne 4 – Nicholson


1 – Thomson 2 – Hawthorne 3 - Campbell 4 – Nicholson

Also well done to the House Masters Team who beat the Senior Allstar Team.

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Image by: Vai Mahutariki
Image by: Vai Mahutariki

100 Premier Rugby Games

Special acknowledgement to our Senior House Master Mr Petelo (Pita) Sinamoni on achieving 100 Premiership Rugby Matches for his Club Kaikorai Rugby Football Club. A great example of hard-work and dedication for our boys. Congratulations on this momentous occasion.

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Upcoming Events:


Sunday 30-5-21 - Ten Pin Bowling

Monday 31-5-21 - Concussion Seminar in OBHS Auditorium (6pm-7pm)

Sunday 6-6-21 - Queens Birthday Weekend

Sunday 13-6-21 - Battle Combat - Lazer Tag

Sunday 20-6-21 - Otago Nuggets Basketball Game

Thursday 24-6-21 - Rowing House Challenge

Sunday 27-6-21 - Bowls Kaikorai

Thursday 1-7-21 - Basketball House Challenge

Sunday 4-7-21 - Ultimate Frisbee Golf 

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