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Timaru Boys' High School

TBHS Newsletter August 2022

10 August - Family Information Evening

14 August - Aoraki Trapshooting Competition

15 August - Aoraki Skiing Championship

24 August - Waitaki Boys' Exchange (home)

26 August - National Poetry Day

29 Aug- 2 Sep - Tournament week 


Rector’s Message August 2022

by Dave Thorp

Tēnā koutou. Since my last newsletter, winter has truly set in and it’s been wet and cold. I hope our farming families are kept safe from last year’s extremes

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TBHS School Ball 2022

by Keri Whytock

Our Ball Committee is working hard to ensure this event is a success and they are giving up their time to make decorations and prepare for the event.

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The CHESS House Tournament is going strong.

by Kelvin Furze

Dawson are well in front, and Hogben nowhere to be seen.

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Sexuality Education


by Grant McFarlane

Sexuality education is a key area of learning in The Health and Physical Education Curriculum.

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Recruiting Homestay Families


Come along to our information evening to find out more.

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S.I Schools road and cyclocross champs

Great results from the South Island Schools Cycling Championships

by Gavin Miller

See below for the main highlights

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STAC Exchange

STAC edge TBHS in annual exchange

by Gavin Miller

This year’s exchange was held on Monday June the 13th in Christchurch in very cool winter conditions.

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Otago winter exchange 2022


by Gavin Miller

Otago dominate annual exchange

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John McGlashan exchange

John McGlashan take overall exchange honours

by Gavin Miller

This year exchange was played in unusually balmy weather conditions in Dunedin on July the 5th.

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When and How to apply for Studylink

by Christina McBratney, Community Liaison Advisor

This article contains useful information for parents whose child is thinking about tertiary study.

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Does your child require further support?

by Amy Johnson

Would your child benefit from bespoke and nurturing learning sessions from a highly experienced teacher designed to accelerate learning and boost confidence? We would love to help. We are a team of dedicated teachers, specialising in English and Maths support, for primary, intermediate and college students. Visit for more information or contact Jenny 021 223 3349 to book a free consultation.

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Introduction to Squash

by Timaru Squash

2 Free getting started lessons!

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Tired of the arguments with your teens? They won't do as your ask? Too much sass!

by Brigid Carkeek

See the attached poster if you are interested in attending a parent course.

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Race Tekapo is coming to Lake Tekapo on the 17th of September

by Kerry Uren

This is an exciting destination race located in the heart of Tekapo, where you will can indulge in stunning lake and mountain views, relax and soak in local hot pools, play up the snowy mountains and be blown away by the serenity of the international dark sky zone.

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