Senior Prize Giving 2023

On Wednesday 1 November Thames High School community came together to celebrate their taiohi during the annual senior prize giving.

High school is a pivotal stage in a student’s life, marking the transition from adolescence to adulthood. It’s a time when young minds are moulded, dreams are nurtured, and the foundation for a promising future is laid. Senior Prize Giving is a momentous event in this journey, where we come together to honour and celebrate the achievements and potential of our seniors.

This event is not just about trophies and certificates; it’s about recognizing the commitment and passion students have poured into their academic, extracurricular, and personal development throughout their high school journey.

The guest speaker Taylor Auld is a past Thames High School student who received the Dux award in 2016 and went on to gain a degree in Engineering. He has been helping to rebuild the Tapahari Bridge on SH25A. His speech was funny and down-to-earth and it was a delight to have him speak.

The new Student Leaders for 2024 were announced on the night and the Kākahu (cloaks) were passed onto them from our 2023 Head Students. We thank the 2023 Student Leaders for their efforts this year. They represented Te Kura Tuarua o Te Kauaeranga exceptionally and we wish them luck in their future endeavours. You will see that a lot of this group received scholarships which will help them financially in their Tertiary studies and it is a credit to their hard work and discipline.

2024 Head Students from left to right: Waimaarie Reynolds-Kokiri / Manukura Māori, Hunter Growden / Deputy Head Student, Cassandra Duthie / Head Student { principal Mr Hart} Koen Liddell / Head Student, Abby Greenwood / Deputy Head Student, Harris Elliot-Hogg / Manukura Māori.



Here are the recipients of Thames High School’s top awards.

Here are the recipients of the scholarships which were announced on the night.

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