National President’s Message

By Kevin O'Sullivan | Posted: Thursday July 28, 2022

The visit of the Old Boy and Prime Minister of Tonga to the school earlier this month was a very special occasion.

PM Siaosi Sovaleni is a man of stature and fondly regards his TBHS year. We will continue to nurture this warm relationship between TBHS, the local Tongan community and the PM.

Tentative beginnings of reconnection are evident in Old Boy branches as we emerge from the Covid restrictions. Several gatherings are planned before the end of 2022. It is good to see.

The announcement of Tom Walsh as our flag bearer at the Birmingham Commonwealth Games is a source of pride. Tom is a wonderful sporting ambassador for NZ and proud of his TBHS and South Canterbury links

The Timaru Boy’s / Waitaki Boy’s inter-school fixture is looming. TBHS are hosts this year and over 200 boys will line up in sporting and cultural activities on Wednesday 24 August.

Old Boy attendance at the games and after match is very much encouraged.

The rich history of TBHS Old Boys is evident in the Cabot brothers and Craig Kirkwood stories in this newsletter edition.

Your support of the THSOBA Tongan Relief & Support fund will be much appreciated.

May the ‘school beyond the gate’ continue to flourish.

Kevin O’Sullivan 

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