Staff

Director of Boarding

Mr Richard Fogarty is responsible for the overall management, promotion and future planning of the hostel, the discipline, welfare and social and academic progress of the boarders, and the day to day running of Thomas House. 

fogartyri@timaruboys.school.nz

Residential Manager

Mrs Linda Merrilees is responsible for the care and welfare of the students whilst at Thomas House, along with overseeing their academic progress. 

merrileesli@timaruboys.school.nz

Catering Manager

Mr Justin Holman is responsible for controlling the catering operation of the hostel, the dietary health of the boarders, menus, and any catering contracts, out-catering or hiring contracted by Thomas House Catering.

cateringma@timaruboys.school.nz

Head Housemaster

Mr Michael Howard, Head of Department Technology and Metal work teacher has been teaching for many years and enjoys teaching practical skillsets to our boys.

howardmi@timaruboys.school.nz

Housemaster

Mr Nathan Archibald teaches Agriculture in the school and enjoys the oppportunity of working alongside our boarders - many of whom are students from a rural background.

archibaldna@timaruboys.school.nz

Housemaster

Mr Oscar Horstmann enjoys teaching Economics and instilling a passion for the subject in his students at TBHS.  Oscar's 14 years of teaching have been predominately in boys' schools.

horstmannos@timaruboys.school.nz

Housemaster

An Old Boy, ex-boarder, Year 13 Dean and Head of the Physical Education/Health Department at TBHS, Mr Grant McFarlane has been grateful for the education and life lessons experienced as a young man at Timaru Boys'.

mcfarlanegr@timaruboys.school.nz

Housemaster

Mr James McFarlane is a recent Old Boy of TBHS who has returned from Melbourne to work at Thomas House.  An experienced personal trainer, James has a strong sporting pedigree that he brings to Thomas House.

mcfarlaneja@timaruboys.school.nz

Housemaster

Mr Chris Packwood, English teacher and timetabler in the school, enjoys the hostel environment and the opportunity to work alongside our boys outside of the classroom environment.

packwoodch@timaruboys.school.nz

Business Manager

Mrs Christine Swindells is responsible for the financial functions of the hostel including the payment of Boarding Fees.

swindellsch@timaruboys.school.nz

 

 

Hostel Administrator

Mrs Carolyn Bunting is responsible for Thomas House enrolments, interviews, boarding contracts and general administration pertaining to the boarding house.

buntingca@timaruboys.school.nz

Additional Staff

In addition to the above, there are numerous Catering, Domestic and Grounds Staff who ensure the Hostel runs smoothly and to a high standard.

Overseas Gap students play an important role and the Health Nurse is available at school for confidential consultations on a weekly basis.