Situated close to ski-fields, tourist attractions and Christchurch International Airport, Timaru Boys' high school offer academic excellence with a strong sporting and cultural focus for years 9 to 13. Learning in a gender specific environment has proved to be more productive catering for students individual needs. Varied and flexible courses offer a wide variety of subjects with individual programmes developed for each student including ESOL. We offer individual attention to students with homestay options and a strong support system. A combined girls and boys extra-curricular programme gives international students the opportunity to mix and see local attractions and activities. Students can now also opt to gain a pilot's licence with our new aviation programme.
The school was established in 1880 and have a long proud history with traditional values.We have a high profile international department with first class support. We have modern well equipped classrooms including our newly established Gym and sports complex. For the Music and performing arts section we have a newly developed theatre. We have the John Scott Lodge which is our outdoor education facility. The lodge is well situated in a very unique part of New Zealand. Our varied sporting achievements are equal with the best in New Zealand.
Welcome, we trust your association with the school will be both challenging and rewarding. International students are warmly received into our school's community and we value this opportunity for contact with other cultures. The school acknowledges that the learning it provides today needs to prepare all students for life in a global world. Our aim is to provide the education best suited to the needs of our international students. We stress the importance of an academic curriculum supported by all the important sporting, cultural and social aspects of education. At Timaru Boys' High School we aim to prepare our students for future tertiary and vocational opportunities and to provide international students with the necessary qualifications and fluency in English to succeed in their chosen career. International students will be fully supported in their learning and well cared for.
"We look forward to sharing the experience of our school and culture with you."