Timaru Boys' High School
|Timaru Boys' High School|
Timaru Boys' High School entrance
Scientia Postestas Est
(Knowledge Is Power)
|211 North Street,
|Type||State boys school, years 9-13|
|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
- Michael Houstoun (born 1952), concert pianist
- Kevin Smith (1963–2002), actor
- Jeff Wassmann (born 1958), artist
- Sir Roy McKenzie - businessman & philanthropist
- Thomas Burnett (1877–1941), MP for Temuka (1919–1941)
- Frank Kitts (1912–1979), Wellington mayor and MP
- Rt Hon Sir Ivor Richardson (born 1930), Privy Councillor and jurist
- Jim Sutton (born 1941), 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 7 April 2015". New Zealand Ministry of Education. Retrieved 2015-04-08.
- "Decile Change 2014 to 2015 for State & State Integrated Schools". Ministry of Education. Retrieved 12 February 2015.
- "Michael Houstoun" (PDF). Timaru District Council. Retrieved 29 October 2013.
- "Thomas David Burnett". Timaru District Council. Retrieved 14 December 2014.
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