Timaru Boys' High School
|Timaru Boys' High School|
|211 North Street,
|Type||State boys school, years 9-13|
|Motto||Scientia Postestas Est
(Knowledge Is Power)
|Ministry of Education Institution no.||360|
Timaru Boys' High School (also known as TBHS), established in 1880, is a single sex state (public) secondary school located in the port city of Timaru, South Canterbury, New Zealand. TBHS caters for years 9 - 13 (ages 12 – 19 years).
At the beginning of the 2006 school year, the school had a roll of more than 700 students. The school prides itself on its mix of sport, cultural and academic pursuits, many of which are documented on the school's official website.
There are four Sports Houses, each named after a former Rector and led by a House Captain every one in the school competes in interscool Programs to earn points for their house
|Dawson||Named after L Halket-Dawson, Rector 1880-1887|
|Hogben||Named after George Hogben, Rector 1888-1898|
|Simmers||Named after George A Simmers, Rector 1899-1912|
|Tait||Named after Alan G Tait, Rector 1935-1947|
TBHS plays in 4 traditional interschool fixtures:
- Christchurch Boys' High School
- St Andrew's College, Christchurch
- Otago Boys' High School
- Waitaki Boys' High School The longest running non stop inter school fixtures in New Zealand
Timaru Boys' High School 1st XV - Crusaders' Region Secondary Schools' Rugby Championship "The Press Cup"
Thomas House Boarding Hostel
The Thomas House Boarding Hostel is attached to and is an integral part of the school. Built in 1907, Thomas House welcomed in its first 8 boarders in 1908. In 2010 it held just over 80 boarders.
- Harold Williams - linguist
- Sir Roy McKenzie - businessman & philanthropist
- Rt Hon Sir Ivor Richardson - Privy Councillor and jurist 
- Jim Sutton - Labour Party Member of Parliament and cabinet minister
- Jack Lovelock - athlete, 1936 Olympic 1500m Champion
- George T. A. Adkins - former All Black
- Brendan Laney - professional rugby player
- Isaac Ross - former All Black
- William Archie Strang - former All Black
- Hayden Paddon - Motorsport, World Rally Championship driver, 2007 - present
- Marc Ryan - Cycling Bronze medallist at 2008 Olympics and 2012 Olympics
- Hamish Bennett - New Zealand Cricket, 2010-
- "Directory of Schools - as at 4 December 2013". New Zealand Ministry of Education. Retrieved 10 December 2013.
- Decile change 2007 to 2008 for state & state integrated schools
- "Michael Houstoun" (PDF). Timaru District Council. Retrieved 29 October 2013.