Welcome to Thomas House

A Warm Welcome

Situated on site, Thomas House is an integral part of life at Timaru Boys’ High School, providing boys the opportunity of participating in an education of the highest quality. A warm atmosphere exists in the boarding house, making this a “home away from home” contributing positively to a well-rounded education and social development of the boarders. 

Thomas Housel is a key contributor to the spirit of Timaru Boys' High School and support from parents - many of whom were former boarders themselves - is strong. Pride in Thomas House and self, now and in the future, is evident.

We aim that boys leave Thomas House as young men who:

  • have self-confidence and a positive self-image
  • have learnt to lead by example
  • are considerate and sensitive to the needs of others
  • have developed good work habits 

Mission Statement

To provide a supportive extended family environment that encourages young men to achieve personal growth and excellence.


Thomas House is integral to the school providing caring staff, quality facilities, respecting the traditions of the past and focusing on a positive future.

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