New chapter for WBHS

Waitaki news
Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Jacqui Dean, MP for Waitaki, says Waitaki Boys High School today displays an air of 

pride and invigorated purpose.

Following her attendance at the school's first term Scholar’s Assembly Mrs Dean said it was 

apparent the school was moving on.

“This new sense of purpose has come from many quarters including acting rector Clive 

Rennie, a former Otago Boys High School rector, who has used his experience to help turn 

around WBHS’s fortunes.

“Assisting him has been his hard working staff, past pupils, parents and pupils 

who have all drawn on the school’s past traditions. The increasing school roll is also further 

affirmation in my eyes.

“WBHS is making firm steps to return to the school we all know.” 

Mrs Dean said it had been a pleasure to attend the assembly, held to 

acknowledge senior students achievements.

“I was struck by the sense of pride the young men had in themselves, their uniform and in 

their personal academic and sporting achievements. Lined up at the assembly they all 

came across as a bunch of fine young men.

“I’m expecting great things from WBHS.  Our boy’s future is starting to look secure.”



Approved for release by Jacqui Dean, MP for Waitaki, Thames Street, Oamaru