What we offer

Welcome, we trust your association with the school will be both challenging and rewarding. International students are warmly received into our school's community and we value this opportunity for contact with other cultures. Our aim is to provide the education best suited to the needs of our international students with the academic curriculum supported by sporting, cultural and social activities.  We prepare our students for future tertiary and vocational opportunities, providing a nurturing home and school learning environment.

"We look forward to sharing the experience of our school and culture with you."

Mr Dave Thorp

What We Offer International Students

  • Academic excellence
  • Top quality education for students at all levels
  • Traditional as well as progressive programmes
  • Strong emphasis on examination results
  • Sporting and cultural excellence
  • Firm and fair discipline
  • Sound guidance for boys

How we achieve this

A varied and flexible course structure

  • Experienced and well qualified teachers
  • Caring and involved staff
  • A commitment to excellence in all endeavours
  • Opportunities and challenges for boys
  • Modern resources, buildings and equipment

Code of Practice

Timaru Boys' High School is a signatory to the Ministry of Education's Code of Practice for the Care of International Students. This means that when you enrol at our school you can be assured that the quality of care you receive will be of the highest standard. 

Where Do Our Students Come From?

Timaru Boys' High School is home to students from many different parts of the world. Our international students come mainly from Thailand, Hong Kong, South Korea, Japan, Germany, India, the Pacific Islands and the People's Republic of China.


Outside of the normal school routines, numerous activities are organised. These may include ski trips, trips to local areas and other centres, Outdoor Education Camps, events that involve all South Canterbury International students, social occasions.