Scholarships and Allowances

Boarding Allowances

The Ministry of Education provides boarding allowances to help students who live in remote areas or who face other barriers to achieving at school. Boarding away from home is one of the options to help these students stay in education and achieve a qualification.
Eligible students can enrol at any school (state, state-integrated or private). If they enrol at a boarding school, they stay in the school’s hostel. If it’s not a boarding school, their family must arrange private board for them.   If a student in your family needs extra help to succeed at school you can find out about the different options available on the Ministry of Education Parents website.  

Deadlines for applying

This process is administered by the Ministry of Education, not the school.   For further information on how to apply, eligibility, funding and applications, please visit the Ministry of Education website.  If you have any questions about the application process please email:  boarding.allowances@education.govt.nz or call 04 439 5425 or 04 463 8085.

 

Timaru Boys’ High School Administered Scholarships

The following scholarships are available for boarders attending Thomas House, the boarding hostel of Timaru Boys' High School. Each scholarship is worth $2000. Download the Scholarships PDF

A.D. Major Scholarship

The recipient must be in need of financial assistance and have shown both the ability and the desire to succeed scholastically. This scholarship is available to applicants at all year levels.

Sir Roy McKenzie Scholarship

A general scholarship for new entrants at year levels 11, 12 and 13. The applicant must show that he will make a significant contribution to the school academically, sporting or culturally.

Thomas House Jubilee Scholarship

A general scholarship for new entrants at year levels 9 and 10. The applicant must show that he will make a significant contribution to the school academically, sporting or culturally.

Making an Application

Application forms are available from: 
The Hostel Secretary 
Timaru Boys’ High School 
Private Bag 903 
TIMARU Ph: 03 687 7560 ext 703 
Email: buntingca@timaruboys.school.nz 

Applications for these Scholarships close with the Rector on the last Friday of November preceding year of enrolment.

McKenzie-Villers Primary and Intermediate Schools' Scholarship

(This is administered by Canterbury Education Services and is usually due in by the beginning of November each year – please contact them directly). 

Eligibility

The candidate must produce a certificate from the Principal of his school certifying:

  • that the candidate can swim a distance of 100 yards (approx 100 metres).
  • that he has taken an active part in leadership in activities of the school.

In addition, the Principal should provide a letter of recommendation. 

The scholarship shall be awarded primarily on the basis of the examination results, but the recommendations of the principal of the candidate's school and such other information as may seem appropriate, may also be taken into account.

Purpose 

The scholarship is open to boys attending a registered public primary or intermediate school in the former Canterbury Education District who have not attained the age of 14 years on the first day of December in the year of selection and who are born of New Zealand citizens. 

Contact Details

Phone: (03) 338 4444 
Fax: (03) 338 4447 
anne@cessl.org.nz

Application forms and information are available from: 

The Manager, Board Services Division 
Canterbury Education Services 
P O Box 414 
CHRISTCHURCH