Thames South School

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Kia tupu ai enei kakano hei rakau nui.  May these tender seedlings grow into mighty trees.


A Multiple National Award Winner

Not only is this 200 pupil town school rocking up these giddy heights pushing their students out of their Adventure Comfort Zones, it is also topping the charts Nationally in so many ways, by being judged the best mainstream school in the country at the National Open Education Awards in Gisborne last November beating off all other primary, intermediate and secondary schools and, by its pupils producing a highly acclaimed short film, ‘Rubbish Wars’ to take out the National Best School’s Award at the Outlook for Someday Film Competition held last month in Auckland, but is also recognised by ERO and the Ministry as being a lead for its students in Reading, Writing and Mathematics.

Text Box: “With what your school is achieving, both inside and outside the classroom for both Maori and Non Maori children rivals the best I have seen anywhere. Your students gain a great sense of who they are as individuals, their families and whanau are recognised and show their support and the confidence they bring to all they do both academically and culturally shines through.” 
Senior Ministry Adviser

Text Box: Parental Partnership and Involvement that makes a real difference to the school climate.
A choice of Adventure Learning and Dual Medium as children progress through the school. 
Huge student success locally at Gymnastics, Hip Hop, Kapa Haka, Speech and Talent Quests, Sport and Outdoor Pursuits.
A positive school culture that supports achieving excellence.

Thames South has: 

Text Box: A strong senior management team who work tirelessly for all their students.
A very experienced and dedicated team of teachers and fantastic support staff.
A team of grandparent volunteers who love to help kids weekly in reading.
A Reading Together programme that helps parents support reading at home.
A very supportive Board who are so proud of their school’s achievements.
Digital Learning throughout the school with senior classes involved in movie making.









Limited spaces are available in 2014 in both out Senior Adventure Classes and our Dual Medium Units

Thames South School, corner of Rolleston and Grey Streets Thames, phone 8686594

Thames South School develops life long learners empowered with a sense of identity in a vibrant safe community

Watch a video about our region - the beautiful Coromandel - click here.

Contact Details

Phone (07) 868 6594  
Fax: (07) 868 6170

027 217 6072

Resource Teacher Literacy
Phone (07) 868 6710

Phone  (07) 868 6710