Thames High School

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Thames High School
300 Sealey Street,
New Zealand
Coordinates 37°8′23″S 175°32′43″E / 37.13972°S 175.54528°E / -37.13972; 175.54528Coordinates: 37°8′23″S 175°32′43″E / 37.13972°S 175.54528°E / -37.13972; 175.54528
Type State, Co-educational, Secondary
Motto Ut prosim patriae
"That I may be worthy of my country"
Established 1880
Ministry of Education Institution no. 111
Principal Dave Sim
School roll 561[1]
Socio-economic decile 5M[2]

Thames High School is a public high school in Thames, Waikato, New Zealand. Established in 1880, it is the second oldest secondary school in the former Auckland Province.


At all grade levels, Māori language courses are offered, with emphasis on developing confidence in speaking Māori and on an appreciation of Māori culture and values.[3]

Thames seniors have access to Gateway, a student work program designed to educate students about real-life work.[4]

Thames High School's Distance Learning programs include collaborations with the Correspondence School, the Open Polytechnic, Otago Polytechnic and Travel Careers and Training Ltd.[5]

See also[edit]

Category:People educated at Thames High School


  1. ^ "Directory of Schools - as at 6 March 2017". New Zealand Ministry of Education. Retrieved 10 April 2017. 
  2. ^ "Decile Change 2014 to 2015 for State & State Integrated Schools". Ministry of Education. Retrieved 12 February 2015. 
  3. ^ Te Ao Hou, September 1968
  4. ^ "Gateway at Thames". 
  5. ^ Coromandel Education - Thames High School Archived June 25, 2007, at the Wayback Machine.

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