School House Newsletter Pre-Term 3

By Vai Mahutariki | Posted: Monday July 18, 2022

Welcome to the next installment of the School House Hostel Newsletter


Term 3, Week 1

Monday 25

Term 3 begins

Monday - Wednesday

Otaki Scholar visit

Monday- Saturday

King's High School Interschool

Tuesday 26

Year 9 Kiwi Maths competition

Wednesday 27

Year 10 Kiwi Maths competition

Thursday 28

13ODR (AW) Climbing assessment

Friday 29

Jake Bailey visit

Jake Bailey parent evening 5.30pm

Good afternoon School House Hostel parents and wider community. We hope you have enjoyed the first week with your son/s and look forward to another week together or just some downtime. Here are some reminders and relevant information leading into next term.

Big congratulations to all our boys who were acknowledged at our Formal Dinner in the last week of term. Special thanks to our guest speaker and former hostel boy and head boy, Scott Bezett who shared some words of wisdom. Also special thank you to some of our School Board Members Lawrence Alloo, Allie Cunninghame and Brendan Williams for attending as well as outgoing Hostel Parent Committee Chairperson, Andrea Faulks. Thank you all for your time.

Term 2 Recipients:

Year 9

Cultural and Sports Award - Alex Glover

Academic Award - Tyler Alderton

Citizenship Award - Kade Lawrie

Year 10

Cultural and Sports Award - Ben Roy

Academic Award - Will Nichol

Citizenship Award - Flynn Dalley

Year 11

Cultural and Sports Award - Isaac Turoa

Academic Award - Hayden Drummond

Citizenship Award - Will Tisdall

Year 12

Cultural and Sports Award - Hayden Becker

Academic Award - David Dalley

Citizenship Award - Tony Tang

Year 13

Cultural and Sports Award - Nick Sim

Academic Award - Isaac Ottrey

Citizenship Award - Will Scurr

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Return to Hostel:

Boys can return to hostel on Sunday 24th July from 2pm onwards. Boys must be in Full School Uniform when they arrive. They can change as soon as they arrive. This has always been in place to ensure our boys come back to hostel focused on their learning and the term ahead.

Fishing Charter Boat trip:

This is scheduled for Sunday 31st July. Thank you to those parents who confirmed your sons name on the list. We will be departing from the hostel at 6:15am that morning.

School Production

Our annual combined production with OGHS is not far off. This year’s show is the musical EW, Theatre Nerds. It is a revue style show with songs and dance routines from some of your favourite musicals. The season opens on Tuesday, August 9 and runs until Sunday, August 13. We will be taking all our boys onsite to this production which involves a large number of our hostel boys this year.

Tickets are also on sale now and can be purchased at

Performance Times

Tuesday to Saturday 7.00pm

Sunday 2.00pm and 7.00pm

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International Boys Joining School House

We welcome two International Boys from Taiwan and China, who will be joining School House Hostel this term and with others joining in Term 4 from Japan and Term 1 in 2023 from other various countries.  It is great to see our borders opening more and hopefully a return to some normality.  

Sunday Activities

Our boys enjoyed going Ice Skating and having some fun trying to stay upright as best as possible.  We also have more fun planned for our boys this term and look forward to getting out in the community.

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Month of Service

This August we have our Annual Month of Service where our boys head out in to the community and give service to both our local community as well as our country and old boy community.  Our boys will be assigned tasks and activities to be involved with and understand the importance of giving service to others.

Enjoy the rest of your holiday break and we look forward to seeing all your boys back in the hostel very soon.

Follow us on our social media platforms Instagram: @obhshostel and Facebook Otago Boys’ High School Hostel for information and activities our boys are doing.

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