We offer a full range of subjects at all levels. YR11 and YR12 students must take six subjects, but most YR13 students take only five, and use their free time to study. International students will be assessed when they arrive, and their placement will depend on their academic ability and level of English. However we do our best to place students in the subjects they choose.
You can download a Curriculum Flowchart from this site or email the school to receive one. Please read it carefully and do not hesitate to contact us if you have any queries.
Thames High School offers the following qualifications
The school has four terms of ten weeks each, starting in late January and ending in late November for Seniors (Years 11-13) and early December for Juniors (Years 9-10).
Term 4 2016 finishes Friday December 9th.
All students must wear the school uniform. This will cost the student about NZ$300. International Students who come for a very short period might not be required to wear the uniform.
The School Day
The school day is from 8:45am - 3:20pm. In 2016 Thames High School is running a 10 day timetable.
On every day, except Wednesday, there are three 100 minute periods each day.
On a Wednesday there are two 90 minute periods, one 100 minute period, as well as a Learning Advisory time.
The mid-morning and lunch breaks vary according to the day.
You can download the weekly timetable here.
School is open from Monday to Friday, and there are never lessons on Saturday, although most sports teams play their games then.
Most students bring their own lunch to school although they can buy it from our canteen.
Smoking is forbidden by all students at school. Smoking in school uniform outside of school is also forbidden.
Thames High School is situated within easy walking distance of the Thames township. Only Year 13 students may leave the school during the day without permission.
International students are not permitted to own or drive motor vehicles while attending Thames High School.