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Tēnā Koutou Katoa, Nau Mai, Haere Mai, Welcome to all

Thames High School was established in 1880, alongside this heritage our school provides innovative and relevant learning opportunities for our students. We offer choice, high interest and authentic learning, together with a wide range of vocational programmes and pathways for tertiary study or training.


At Thames High School, students are challenged with meaningful, engaging opportunities to experience success and strive for the highest standards. We have high aspirations for students and are committed to supporting their personal growth and development throughout their time at Thames High School. We offer a full and comprehensive range of subjects at all levels.


Thames High School prides itself on a vibrant cultural life, including a strong music department, drama, Kapa Haka, debating, art workshops, and a school magazine. Students are encouraged to participate in the rich variety of cultural activities.


The School offers over 30 sporting codes and a range of sports facilities. Many of these activities involve students in local, regional, and national competitions in addition to interschool exchanges. Facilities include: modern gymnasium, weight training bay, tennis and netball courts, swimming pool, all-weather hockey turf and fields.


Outdoor Education offers students mental and physical challenges. Students learn both the practical and theoretical aspects of each pursuit before having the opportunity to be assessed in the activity in a natural setting. The aim of outdoor education is to inroduce students to disciplined activities, survival procedures, and many valuable recreational activities.

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The sense of community made me feel at home straight away when I started at Thames High School. The teachers were so supportive and I made some great friends

Leopold, Germany