Timaru Boys' High School's results in national examinations affirms our emphasis on quality academic achievement. In NCEA and scholarship examinations we consistently have students who achieve outstanding results.
Boys are supported in their endeavours to achieve the very best academic outcomes.
Educational plans (GATE) are developed for students with special talents and abilities, either academic, cultural or sporting. Boys are encouraged to set goals and to plan, with staff and families, programmes which encourage them to extend their sense of satisfaction and achievement.
The Rite Journey, a programme introduced to TBHS in 2010, targets Year 10 students, the
age that most teachers recognise as 'the year of disengagement', by reinventing the
traditional process of a Rite of Passage to assist in transforming the adolescent from
dependency to responsibility.
The success of The Rite Journey lies in a number of factors:
For boys with additional learning needs, qualified teacher aides work with classes and individual students at the students' own pace, according to their special needs.
Remedial work in English and Mathematics is offered whenever appropriate and teacher aides work alongside students in classrooms. Boys with little or no English are given ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) specialist help.
Students at all levels are encouraged to take part in local, regional, national and international competitions in such subject areas as the sciences, social studies, mathematics, foreign languages and computing.