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Old Boys' Association

The Southland Boys’ High School Old Boys’ Association was first formed in 1902. 

It is reported in the 1903 Southlandian ‘that the prime feature would be to hold an annual reunion of ex-pupils, and that it is expected that various means will be devised for benefiting the School and its pupils.’

And so it has been. Reunions are held throughout New Zealand, with a national committee based in Invercargill, and branches in Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch, Dunedin and Queenstown/Lakes District.

Each year, two Old Boys’ Association Scholarships are awarded: $1,500 to the Dux, and $1,000 to the Proxime Accessit. Other scholarships and awards, funded privately by individual Old Boys’, are also presented.

Southland Boys’ High Trust Foundation

The Southland Boys’ High Trust Foundation was established in 1996 to bring together Old Boys’ and friends of the school, to generate funds for educational purposes not covered by Ministry of Education funding. 


If you want to contact the Old Boys’ Association please email Jim Watson at [email protected] or Ken Bowie at [email protected].