Thames High School is large enough to offer a broad and balanced curriculum, with multiple pathways, yet small enough to ensure that there is a deeply personalised approach to learning and pastoral care well-being, where everyone is recognised as an individual.
Students are placed in a rōpu (group) in one of our four houses, with a Rōpu Kaitiaki (teacher) who looks after them and is the main point of contact between the school and home. One of the features of Thames High School is that students foster great relationships with their teachers and other students.
The school offers:
- A broad, diverse curriculum with student choice at all year levels (option subjects)
- We operate a 20-period-per-week timetable, with three 75-minute periods and one 70-minute period per day.
- Years 9 and 10 are Core (compulsory) programmes in English, Tikanga / Te Reo Māori, Mathematics, Science, Arts, Social Studies, and Physical Education and Health.
A combination of whole-year core subjects and core (term rotation) subjects.
- English, Maths, Health and Physical Education, Social Studies and Science – whole year programmes (3 periods per week, except social studies, 2 periods)
- Term rotations (2023) – 3 periods per week of Art, Drama, Te Reo Māori, Materials Technologies or Digital Technology, Music, Kai (Food), Tikanga Māori
Core subjects and semester options:
- English, Maths, Science and Social Studies – 3 periods per week for the whole year
- Term rotations: Health, Physical Education, Digital Financial Literacy and Tikanga / Te Ao Māori
- Two options – semester (two terms) each. The options are subject to change from year to year.
* Subject to change
Here is a look at a generic timetable to show you how the day runs