Enrolment

Timaru Boys’ High School welcomes students from Timaru and the wider Aoraki region. Enrolment forms for day boys are due in mid-August of the preceding year. Applications for boarders should be submitted as early as possible, but no later than March of the preceding year. A separate application and interview process is administered for boarding applicants. 

A member of the Senior Leadership Team along with past pupils, visit contributing schools in March to talk about Timaru Boys’ High School, answer any questions and distribute invitations to our Open Day.

The School Open Day is held on a Sunday in late March where the school is open to prospective students and the community, with a range of activities and resources available. Curriculum and co-curricular offerings are on display, and guided tours are available.

An Information Evening is held in June and is a further opportunity for families to find out about the educational opportunities on offer at Timaru Boys’ High School.  The evening commences with a welcome from senior staff and student leaders, followed by information about the curriculum and co-curricular offerings available.  Staff are then available to answer any questions that families may have. 

Enrolment Packs

Enrolment packs are available for download below.

         Enrolment form

         School Prospectus

 

Enrolment Process – Day Boys

Completed enrolment forms, along with a copy of your son’s birth certificate, should be posted to:

Timaru Boys’ High School
Private Bag 903
Timaru 7940

You will receive confirmation of your son’s acceptance by email or letter. Family interviews are held in September, and are an opportunity for us to meet with families and learn more about your son’s interests.  Information about the daily routines, school uniform, subjects and co-curricular offerings will be provided. In November, boys spend a day with us to familiarise themselves with our school. They will also undertake entrance testing on this day. Year 9 Deans also visit contributing schools in December to learn more about your son’s academic background and learning.

Enrolment Process – Boarders

Enrolment applications for boarders close on 28 February in the year preceding enrolment, after which time late enrolments will be placed on a waiting list. 

Please read the Boarding Section of this website for detailed information about enrolling as a boarder.

Completed enrolment forms, along with a copy of your son’s birth certificate, should be posted to:

Timaru Boys’ High School
Private Bag 903
Timaru 7940

Interviews for boarders are held in April and are important for the selection process. Interviews are conducted with a member of the Senior Leadership Team, the Director of Boarding and Residential Manager. You will also have the opportunity to tour the Hostel and ask any questions that you may have about Thomas House and the school. Successful applicants are notified once the interview process has finished. In November, boys have an overnight stay in Thomas House and join the new day boys for a familiarisation visit and entrance testing.