Timaru Boys' High School

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Timaru Boys' High School
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Timaru Boys' High School entrance
Scientia Postestas Est
(Knowledge Is Power)
Address
211 North Street,
West End,
Timaru,
New Zealand
Coordinates 44°23′59″S 171°13′49″E / 44.3997°S 171.2302°E / -44.3997; 171.2302Coordinates: 44°23′59″S 171°13′49″E / 44.3997°S 171.2302°E / -44.3997; 171.2302
Information
Type State boys school, years 9-13
Established 1880
Ministry of Education Institution no. 360
Rector Nick McIvor
School roll 646[1]
Socio-economic decile 7O[2]
Website

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.

Traditions[edit]

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

Timaru Boys' House Names & their Colours
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

Sport[edit]

TBHS plays in 4 traditional interschool fixtures:

Rugby[edit]

Timaru Boys' High School 1st XV - Crusaders' Region Secondary Schools' Rugby Championship "The Press Cup"

Thomas House Boarding Hostel[edit]

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.

Notable alumni[edit]

Academia[edit]

The Arts[edit]

Business[edit]

Public service[edit]

Sport[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Directory of Schools - as at 7 April 2015". New Zealand Ministry of Education. Retrieved 2015-04-08. 
  2. ^ "Decile Change 2014 to 2015 for State & State Integrated Schools". Ministry of Education. Retrieved 12 February 2015. 
  3. ^ "Michael Houstoun" (PDF). Timaru District Council. Retrieved 29 October 2013. 
  4. ^ "Thomas David Burnett". Timaru District Council. Retrieved 14 December 2014. 
  5. ^ http://www.timaru.govt.nz/pdf/hall_fame/richardson.pdf

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