Welcome to the OBHS Foundation

The Foundation was formed in June 2005 with the sole purpose of developing a fund to assist the school with special projects.

The bulk of this fund will be the result of pledges and donations from the school's Old Boys, former Rectors and Masters, and other interested connections of the school, and will allow the school to further strengthen its position as an educational leader for young men.

Financial assistance will not be directed towards the day-to-day operation of the school, but will be invested in specific projects which will spell the difference between Otago Boys' and the rest.

Otago Boys' High School has long been recognised as a yardstick by which others measure themselves and the establishment of its Foundation will ensure it remains atop the pedestal.

Part of the Foundation's early work centres on the compilation of a complete and up to date database of the school's old boys. The assemblage of this information will allow the Foundation to inform its alumni, former Rectors, Masters and parents and supporters about various events and the progress of the Foundation, as well as encouraging a culture of giving.

Of the 24,500 boys to have passed through the school, more than 16,500 are alive and we're planning to trace them all as well as accumulate details about those who have passed on.

Click here for a pledge form for the Foundation

Please update your contact details:

  • By filling out our online form
  • By calling the Foundation's Office on  +64 3 477 2546
  • Email info@obhsfoundation.co.nz
  • or by writing to:

The Otago Boys' High School Foundation,
PO.Box 11,
Dunedin 9054, New Zealand

Otago Boys' was founded in 1863 and has a marvellous history. The most successful educational institutions are those with visionary fundraising programmes. The establishment of the Otago Boys' High School Foundation will ensure the school continues as a major contributor to all facets of New Zealand society.

Pledge Form

A pledge form for the Foundation is available for download Click Here (PDF 455kb)

Membership levels

There are a number of ways you can support the Otago Boys High School Foundation.  For information on membership levels please visit our membership page

Donations & pledges

These can be made by a deposit into the Foundation's bank account -

National Bank Private Banking

060594 0054507 00 (for overseas transactions the SWIFT details are ANZBNZ22058)

or through a cheque, made out to the Otago Boys' High School Foundation, and posted to P.O.Box Box 11, Dunedin 9054, New Zealand