Boarding Life

Boarding Life

The opportunity of living in a hostel environment contributes to your son's well rounded development. Communication, personal and social skills all play a part in building strong lifeskills and relationships in a warm “home away from home” atmospher.

Thomas House boys have a high level of participation in sport and a reputation for involvement in cultural and community activities. Theirs is a special bond, contributing to a justifiably proud school community. 

Support from parents - many of whom were former boarders themselves - is strong. Pride in Thomas House and self, now and in the future, is very much a part of boarding at Timaru Boys' High School.


  • Respect for self and others
  • Perseverance
  • Responsibility
  • Intellectual curiosity
  • Aspiring
  • Integrity
  • Honesty
  • Tolerance
  • Consideration of others

Thomas House

  • has a caring and competent staff
  • provides a quality, functional physical environment
  • supports the School’s strong academic focus and encourages young men in their learning
  • encourages young men to achieve a school work/life balance and provides recreational opportunities
  • has a responsive and inclusive pastoral care system that supports the development and learning of young men