New Rector for Timaru Boys' High School

By TBHS | Posted: Thursday October 31, 2019

The Board of Trustees were delighted to announce the appointment of Mr David Thorp as the 12th Rector of Timaru Boys' High School, commencing January 2020.

Currently Deputy Principal at Wellington College, Dave held the position of Deputy Rector at Timaru Boys' High School from 2008-2012.

Growing up in Oamaru and before studying to be a teacher in the late 1990s, Mr Thorp worked as a locomotive assistant and freezing worker before gaining a degree in English at Canterbury University in his 30s.

His first teaching job was in Palmerston North from 1999 to 2000 then he worked at Wellington College before his first stint at TBHS. He then returned to Wellington College in 2013 to take up the role of Deputy Principal.

Married to Suzanne, and a father of twin nine-year-old girls and an eleven year-old boy, he believes it to be a good time to move back south.

The school community looks forward to welcoming the Thorp family back into the fold!


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