Host Families Needed

Every year, Thames High School is lucky to host exchange students from all over the globe.

We get to show them a little bit of our corner of the world, and we learn about where they come from.

Our international students come from Asia, Europe and South America.  

Some come for a week, some for a full year.

Part of their Kiwi experience is to stay with a local family – and we need host families for students who’re arriving soon.

If you can accommodate a student, please get in touch with Pauline Carter who’s coordinating our home-stay programme.

Her email is

She can answer any questions you may have about what’s involved.