Timaru Boys' High School


News from the Rector


  1. Rector's Message - September 2019

    The dust is settling on another busy term. Senior students are starting to realise that they may have less than 20 periods left in each of ... Read more…
  2. Rector's Message - August 2019

    Contributed by Acting Rector: Mr Ross Stevenson Read more…
  3. Rector's Final Message - July 2019

    Time for me to sign off. This being my last newsletter. It’s a strange feeling really. An odd sensation. Read more…
  4. Rector's message - June 2019

    The future of NCEA has been announced. It comes from 2018 consultation when the ‘Great Opportunities’ were circulated about New Zealand ... Read more…
  5. Rector's message - May 2019

    To my generation, the need to protect and preserve the environment was something we understood, something we respected, but also, perhaps, ... Read more…
  6. Rector's message - April 2019

    Our first term comes to an end with Easter just around the corner. All our boys now know more and can do more than when we started back in ... Read more…
  7. Rector's message - March 2019

    H.L. Mencken wrote: "A home is not a mere transient shelter: its essence lies in the personalities of the people who live in it."(1) The ... Read more…
  8. Rector's message - February 2019

    2019 brings new ventures, and new students and staff with talent to burn! These first few weeks are not only the time to settle back into ... Read more…
  9. Rector's message - December 2018

    The Year 13 Leavers’ Dinner last Tuesday night was a fine send off for the young men there; a final step in departure from TBHS after 5 ... Read more…
  10. Rector's message - November 2018

    Quiet pride. Lots of it was seen at our three achievement ceremonies held since late September. Crossing the stage in the Arts Awards, ... Read more…
  11. Rector's message - September 2018

    We all have strengths and weaknesses. In schooling, ‘strength-based education’ focuses on strengths. Applying a bulk of our attention to ... Read more…
  12. Rector's Message

    Congratulations to all the boys in the stand for the First XV Waitaki match last Wednesday. Read more…
  13. Rector's message - August 2018

    We enter the new term with new staff, new students, and a new inter-school. Term 3 also brings opportunities to find new success as work ... Read more…
  14. Rector's message - July 2018

    NCEA is being overhauled. The Ministry of Education is contemplating the future of NCEA right now to an extent not seen since its launch ... Read more…
  15. Rector's message - June 2018

    There is something unique that services our ability to learn, memorise, and make logical decisions and choices, that fuels our creativity, ... Read more…
  16. Rector's message - May 2018

    Sometimes things are over–complicated in Education. Important priorities or concepts can get buried beneath Education jargon or junk. At ... Read more…
  17. Rector's message - April 2018

    ‘Progress lies not in enhancing what is, but in advancing toward what will be.’ We’ve definitely advanced toward ‘what will be’ in Term 1. ... Read more…
  18. Rector's message - March 2018

    Congratulations to Riley Taylor and Cathal Guiney for their selection to the 2018 Prefect team. We’re sure they will serve our students ... Read more…
  19. Rector's message - February 2018

    Welcome to 2018 at TBHS. We’ve made a good start. The boys have settled back in well. New learning is in progress. The school is alive ... Read more…
  20. Rector's message - December 2017

    We wish every success to all our young men completing their Timaru Boys’ career in 2017. Take the best of TBHS with you into the world ... Read more…
  21. Rector's message - November 2017

    Congratulations to Ryan Greenslade for being appointed Head Boy for 2018. We know Ryan will do his utmost to honour the position and to ... Read more…
  22. Rector's message - 29 September 2017

    We have turned into the home straight. The race is on and the finish line is in sight for seniors.  Read more…
  23. Rector's message - September 2017

    In Assembly recently, five International students shared stories from their home life and home countries, and talked about their New ... Read more…
  24. Rector's message - August 2017

    The Timaru Boys’ character reflects that of South Canterbury itself. Elements from home and other social networks come into school each ... Read more…
  25. Rector's message - July 2017

    Our term is almost ‘all over bar the shouting’ (or singing in the case of inter - house competition this Friday). We have covered a lot of ... Read more…
  26. Rector's message - June 2017

    One of the toughest things you can attempt is to try to encapsulate something as intricate, organic, and evolving as a school, in a single ... Read more…
  27. Rector's message - May 2017

    We've been evaluated by the Education Review Office (ERO) as having ‘a positive and inclusive culture’ with values ‘well known by the ... Read more…
  28. Rector's message - April 2017

    The seasons are shifting as the shadows get longer, and we finish Term 1 with productive starts across the curriculum, and winter’s ... Read more…
  29. Rector's message - March 2017

    There’s a saying around the All Black camp: ‘If you’re not growing anywhere, you’re not going anywhere.’[1]  Read more…
  30. Rector's message - February 2017

    It’s all 'on' again! The gates are open. Lessons are well underway. Friendships and acquaintances are renewed. And our wider co-curricular ... Read more…
  31. Rector's message - December 2016

    Have a Happy Christmas and New Year with family and friends. We wish you all a wonderful summer as you rest and refresh. It’s a time to ... Read more…
  32. Rector's message - October 2016

    Our finales are here. The ‘season of ceremonies’ to applaud and award the boys has started. Read more…
  33. Rector's message -  September 2016

    In order to succeed we need perseverance. Read more…
  34. Rector's message - 8 September 2016

    Much has happened since the last newsletter. We enjoyed the success of Olympic Shotputter and Old Boy, Tom Walsh, played a fantastic ... Read more…
  35. Rector's message - August 2016

    A new term brings new arrivals. Read more…
  36. Rector's message - July 2016

    Tony Little, recently retired Headmaster of Eton College, said that over the centuries the fundamental values and aims of schooling were ‘d... Read more…
  37. Rector's message - June 2016

    Our next Board has been elected. This resets it for a new and expansive period of good service and governance on behalf of our community. ... Read more…
  38. Rector's message - May 2016

    Attitude Read more…
  39. Rector's message - April 2016

    We finish Term 1 with our traditional Anzac Service on Friday 15 April at 2pm. Please join us in Hogben Hall if you can make it. All the ... Read more…
  40. Rector's message - March 2016

    Our Year 11 ‘White Shirt Induction’ has now had its fourth session in as many weeks. A new initiative, it is intended to support boys ... Read more…
  41. Rector's message - February 2016

    There is an old Irish saying: ‘Tús maith leath na hoibre’ – ‘A good start is half the work’[1]. This implies that while often challenging, ... Read more…
  42. Rector's message - December 

    Since our previous Newsletter, Jesse Drake has been awarded Dux and Alex Duthie Proxime Accessit for 2015 at Senior Prizegiving; two ... Read more…
  43. Rector's message - November

    Three weeks into the final term and it’s ‘all on’. Read more…
  44. Rector's message - October

    It was a delight to interview Year 8 day boys and their families last week, in preparation for entry to the school next year. Some ... Read more…
  45. Rector's message - September

    Moving through the midpoint of this term two big events have passed: the Ball and Waitaki Exchange. Each event has, in its own right, been ... Read more…
  46. Rector's message - August

    We embrace a new term of learning and achievement. Boys across the school are again ‘making a go of it’.  Read more…
  47. Rector's message - July

    Down at School Park on Saturday morning, our Under-14 rugby players were converging in readiness for their games. With each arriving ... Read more…
  48. Rector's message - June

    Our 2015 Arts festival is here. The Arts’ staff and tutors have worked hard to provide a fantastic array of Visual and Performing Arts ... Read more…
  49. Rector's message - May

    We started Term Two with the solemnity of our traditional ANZAC Service on 24 April; made all the more touching by commemoration of the 16 ... Read more…
  50. Rector's message - April

    ‘Time and tide wait for no man’ according to the old proverb from Chaucer’s England. As far as Term 1 is concerned this has certainly been ... Read more…
  51. Rector's Message - March

    ‘A Timaru Boys’ High School young man will be aspirational, respectful and a positive contributor to his community, with an inquiring and ... Read more…
  52. Rector's message - February

    A warm welcome to you all and your sons as we restart learning and achievement at Timaru Boys’ High School for 2015. I hope your summer ... Read more…