WBHS Old Boys Assn - eNews


Welcome to the 1st edition of the electronic newsletter representing the Waitaki Boys High School Old Boys Association

The purpose of this news letter is to keep you informed of what your Old Boys Assn committee and members are doing in their quest to support the school

We welcome feedback and news of Old Boys as we endevour to make this a meaningfull read

Our email address  secretary@wbhsobai.co.nz

Chairman Russell Gawn

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Dear members

As chairman of WBHS Old Boys Assn I welcome the opportunity to provide you with an update on the activities of the current committee

To improve the timeliness of our communications with you we have commissioned a web site for the association. Click here - www.wbhsobai.co.nz  Additional information will be added to the site as the year progresses

The site contains a list of links to the various facebook pages pertaining to the school. The site will also hold additional information such as Meeting Minutes, Financial Reports and a Members database. More information on how to access this section of the site will be detailed in the next eNews

The school has a very good web site which contains a huge amount of information and details of all facets of the day to day activities of the school.

Click here - www.waitakibhs.school.nz

Currently the governance of the school is under the management of a commissioner

Mr Clive Rennie has been appointed as an interim Rector for 2016

The latest reports and news letters detailing governance and school management are available on the school web site

The Old Boys Assn committee's support of the current governance status is clearly stated in a press release to the ODT published 26th September 2015 -

The Waitaki Boys' High School Old Boys' Association is standing strong behind its alma mater as the school deals with roll challenges.

Association president Russell Gawn said while there was little members could do to help in terms of management, the school had the association's full support following the news it was losing staff in the face of a predicted steep drop in the roll next year.

''As far as we're concerned, we're supporting the school and hoping that the process will come along and take its course ... it's very hard to do anything else,'' Mr Gawn said.

''We'll back the school all the way and ... I think it's positive and it's just a matter of working through the issues, rebuilding and getting numbers back up. You've got to get the community confidence.''  Click here for full article

Current school governance status 2016

For those members who are interested to follow the current status of the governance of the school please click on this link to the school web site - Commissioner reports


On an annual basis the Association supports the school in the following areas :

Milner Scholarship

2015 Winner Angus Liddell recieved a financial scholarship of $1200.00

Old Boys Ties for Head Boy and School prefects - provision and presentation

Special Projects - these are listed below

The Old Boys Assn is the entity that represents your support for the school

Your support is greatly appreciated

You are cordially invited to attend the Annual General meeting of the Association -

May 24th  - Oamaru   School   Staffroom   7.30pm

Our current committee members are displayed here.. click here to view committee

This is your opportunity to meet the current committee members and share your views on the future of the association

Regards Russell Gawn


Major project - School swimming pool upgrade

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Upgrading the school swimming pool project has been the focus of the association over recent years

Learning to swim and understand water safety is considered a valuable attribute in todays world of out door recreation

The work undertaken to date includes sealing and repainting of all pool surfaces and general ongoing repairs and maintenance

The next phase is to finalise the plans to heat the pool

The projected funding requiremnent is in the vicinity of $25,000

Anzac Day Service

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WBHS Hall of Memories -  Monday 25th of April    1.30 pm             All Welcome

Presenters Richard Bowering and Wendy Eckhardt with June Cameron as accompaniest

Reservists from the HMNS Otago will be present

The service will be followed by an afternoon tea

Reunion - 50 years 3rd Form class of 1966

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8th to 10th of July 2016 

Socail get together, Hall of Memories school assembly, WBHS vs St Kevins rugby game, Formal dinner and lots of fun

Click here for the web site which contains all the information regarding activities, contacts, accommodation  etc




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