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

Thames High School welcomes students from all parts of the world.  We believe that study abroad is an enriching experience for everyone involved.  Over the years, our school has built up the infrastructure and mechanisms which ensure that visitors enjoy a safe and happy stay.

We are situated in a semi-rural environment, with beautiful natural surroundings and although smaller than many other schools, our range of options in the academic and cultural sectors are extensive. 


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 and swimming pool.


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