New chapter for WBHS
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