Student Leaders 2015
Scott Bezett - Head Prefect
My name is Scott Bezett and as a second generation Otago Boys boy it is my humbling privilege to have been named 2015 Head Boy of such a tradition-filled and prestigious school, a school that, in my eyes, is a benchmark for boy’s high schools in New Zealand. I began my time at Otago Boys High as a hostel boy through year 9 and 10 after coming from Lee Stream School, a small rural school of 27 pupils, an intimidating scenario for any young third former. The school community and culture made the transition as easy as possible and gave me my first personal insight into the great school I was going to and reassured me of my decision to attend OBHS. The boys I met in those early days of my life at Otago Boys to this day remain some of the closest friends I could possibly have and I am sure they will remain that way for many years after our days in the schoolyard are over.
Otago Boys is a land of opportunities no matter where your interests lie. Throughout my own time at Boys High I have been involved in the schools music programme including the schools orchestra, boys choir and combined choir with Otago Girls High, school productions with Otago Girls and as a lead in the Columba production of The Wizard of Oz, the schools sporting teams including travelling up to Rotorua with the Under 15 Blues rugby side to compete in the under 15 national tournament and heavy involvement with the rowing squad,leading to my appointment as the school Club Captain for the past two seasons. And despite being busy with my cultural and sporting endeavours the amazing staff of the school have all helped me achieve excellence at NCEA Level 1 and 2, the main goal of my time at Otago Boys.
As you can read, opportunities are rife here no matter what you want to get out of your time at OBHS. We are always encouraged to do the very best we possibly can and to exemplify our core values of excellence, integrity, fairness and respect. We set the bar high here and are given all the support we need in order to reach that expectation.
Otago Boys High School is the place where boys come to grow into the best young men they can in a community that cares and celebrates with us in our personal and collective successes. I can say with confidence that my time at OBHS has shaped me into the young man I am today and I will be forever proud to say that I am an Otago Boys boy.