Timaru Boys' High School Canterbury

Director of boarding, Thomas House

Secondary (Years 7–15) / wharekura, Middle leadership

English, Health and physical education, Learning languages, Mathematics and statistics, Science, Social sciences, Technology, Te reo Māori, The arts

Listed 12:35 PM 24 November 2021
Closes 10 December 2021
Vacancy reference #: 1HARXr

We are seeking to appoint a director of boarding to lead our thriving boarding house. 

Established in 1880, TBHS combines sound traditions, values and a proud history with high academic achievement, recognising the importance of developing well-rounded young men able to make a positive contribution to society.

Situated on site, Thomas House is an integral part of life at TBHS, providing boys the opportunity of participating in an education of the highest quality. A warm atmosphere exists in the boarding house, making this a 'home-away-from-home' contributing positively to a well-rounded education and social development of boarders. 

Reporting to the Rector, the director of boarding will be a key member of the school community, playing a wider role in student activities, engaging in the full life of the school, integrating the culture and values of the school into all parts of boarding life, and contributing to TBHS’s ongoing success. You will be responsible for the professional leadership of Thomas House and tasked with providing a happy, caring and secure environment for 140 students where welfare is of paramount concern.

You will lead the hostel team of housemasters and hostel staff and oversee a superb catering and domestic team to provide a safe and inclusive environment for boarding students. 

This is a full-time position which may include a part-time teaching load.  Accommodation is included in the salary package. 

To be successful in this position you will need to be:

  • Approachable 
  • Respectful, engaging and a good role model for developing young men
  • Friendly, fair, consistent, positive
  • Empathetic with students and parents
  • Passionate for boys' education, their development and interests
  • A professional leader and team builder, with a strong moral compass
  • A strong administrator with business and financial acumen
  • An exceptional communicator with planning and organisational skills.

How to apply

Application packs are available from the Rector by email.

Dave Thorp, Rector
(03) 687 7560

Vacancy reference #:1HARXr

Listed 12:35 PM 24 November 2021
Closes 10 December 2021

Timaru Boys' High School NZ

School details

Timaru Boys' High School

Type: Secondary (Year 9-15)
Authority: State
Gender: Male
Decile: 7
Roll: 594

School number: 360
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Physical address:
211 North Street, West End, Timaru

Postal Address:
Private Bag 903, Timaru, 7940