School History

Great Heart, Rich History, Bright Future

The character of Timaru Boys’ stems from its prestigious past and aspirational ethos. The culture nurtured among the boys is one of collective progress and mutual support. School identity is grounded in iconic echoes from the past such as: the unique Memorial Library, Thomas House boarding, the Lovelock Oak, the ANZAC Service and Special Assemblies, the school song and school prayer, and treasured traditions that cultivate pride and belonging.

The school has developed successfully as the region itself has grown over the years, to become a leading presence in South Island education, with a line of proud achievement and excellence stretching back to its 1880 origin.