Thomas House consists of eight major buildings plus other attached units:
Other facilities include Senior and Junior Common Rooms, Games Room, Meeting Room, Sky Television, DVD players (available in common rooms house and motel units).
A brief overview is given below. Full details are given in the Hiring Thomas House document which is available by clicking here.
The hostel is available for hire during the school holidays to parties of 30 or more, up to a maximum of 120.
There are NO cooking facilities available for the use of the hirer except in the motel units, which have microwaves and tea and coffee making facilities. All meals are prepared by hostel staff and served in the hostel dining room. The Continental breakfast is a self-serve meal. Casual meals are available for visitors with reasonable notice to be given to kitchen and payment is to be made to kitchen staff after the meal.
A bond of $250 is required one month prior to hiring of facilities. The hostel premises will be inspected immediately following the hiring, and in the event of damage or misuse of the hostel, the damage bond will be forfeited and the full costs will be sought.
Hirers are required to supply their own bedding or sleeping bags, and towels. The hostel can arrange hire of these for you at cost. Pillows are supplied. Domestic laundry facilities are available to the hirer at a small charge... A laundress can be supplied under separate negotiation at an additional cost. Common rooms and TV are available. Persons wishing to hire additional facilities such as the gymnasium, hall or classrooms must negotiate these with the Director of Boarding.
Ross Smith - Director of Boarding, 03 687 7169/027 222 5458, firstname.lastname@example.org
Paula Cross - Residential Manager, 03 687 7560, email@example.com
Carolyn Bunting - Administration, 03 687 7560/ Fax 03 688 8219, firstname.lastname@example.org
Justin Holman - Catering Manager, 03 687 7169/Fax 03 688 9295, email@example.com
Thomas House Postal Address: Private Bag 903, Timaru 7940
Street Address: Oxford Street, Timaru