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.
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: email@example.com or call 04 439 5425 or 04 463 8085.
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
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.
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.
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.
Application forms are available from:
The Hostel Secretary
Timaru Boys’ High School
Private Bag 903
TIMARU Ph: 03 687 7560 ext 703
Applications for these Scholarships close with the Rector on the last Friday of November preceding year of enrolment.
(This is administered by Canterbury Education Services and is usually due in by the beginning of November each year – please contact them directly).
The candidate must produce a certificate from the Principal of his school certifying:
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.
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.
Phone: (03) 338 4444
Fax: (03) 338 4447
Application forms and information are available from:
The Manager, Board Services Division
Canterbury Education Services
P O Box 414