Student wellbeing

A collaborative approach to pastoral care from all staff members at Timaru Boys' High School provides a supportive environment for boys to grow and learn.  The pastoral care network includes the Guidance Counsellor, Form level Deans, Careers Advisor, Learning Support Centre, Classroom teachers and Public Health Nurse.  


Each Year level has an allocated Dean(s).  Deans are available to help boys with a range of issues, both pastoral and academic.  Parents/caregivers are welcome to contact their son's Dean to discuss any concerns.

Year 9:    Rachel Fenwick
                  Steve Blair

Year 10:  Edward Patterson
                    Megan Blake

Year 11:  Sam Richardson

Year 12:  Blair Poulter
Year 13:  Grant McFarlane


Guidance Counsellor

The Guidance Counsellor is available to the school community on a confidential basis.  Families are welcome to contact Tony directly to have a chat about anything that is of concern at school or at home.  Tony can also help families access a range of services in the local community if needed.

Contact:  Tony Bunting -    Phone:  (03) 687 7560 ext 724 or 027 616 2975

Learning Support Centre

The Learning Support team assists boys that need additional help in the classroom to succeed in their studies.  They also coordinate the process for Special Assessment Conditions for NCEA examinations, i.e. reader/writer assistance.

Contact:  Sally Hilton (SENCO):     Phone:  (03) 687 7560

Community Resources

Your son has been given a 'Tough Times' pamphlet by his form teacher with details about the following New Zealand websites which are designed to help 12-19 year olds and are safe and private.

  • Common Ground -
  • The Lowdown -
  • Youthline -   ph: 0800 376 633
  • SPARX -     ph: 0508 4 SPARX


At times we do have enquiries from parents concerned about their son’s online activity. Netsafe is a New Zealand organisation which supports students, parents and teachers in this area.  From their website “Netsafe is New Zealand’s independent, non-profit online safety organisation. We provide online safety help, support, expertise and education to people in New Zealand.”
If you do have concerns or questions, please visit their website: