|Waitaki Boys' High School|
|Type||State, Boys, Secondary years 9–15|
|Motto||Quanti est sapere|
|Established||138 years ago in 1883|
|Ministry of Education Institution no.||365|
|School roll||367 (November 2020)|
Waitaki Boys' High School is a secondary school for boys located in the northern part of the town of Oamaru, Otago, New Zealand, with day and boarding facilities, and was founded in 1883. As of 2020 [update] , it has a school roll of approximately 400 students.
The school has a house system with four houses, Don, Forrester, Lee and Sutherland. It organises some cultural activities together with its nearby sister school, Waitaki Girls' High School.
The school is notable for its British colonial architecture, encompassing such historic buildings such as the Hall of Memories, an assembly hall, built to honour its former pupils who died in various wars. Most of the blocks of classrooms at Waitaki Boys High School are named after famous past students, also known as Waitakians or Old Boys. The main, and oldest block of the school is named after Denis Blundell.
The idea of establishing a boys' high school originated with Mr. S. E. Shrimski, who was one of the two members of parliament representing the Waitaki electorate.
The following is a complete list of the rectors of Waitaki Boys' High School:
|2||John Robert Don||1897–1906|
|6||John Hammond Donaldson||1961–1976|
|7||Keith Albert Laws||1976–1985|
|9||Benjamin Rory Gollop||1988–1998|
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