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THS Ball 2017

The School Ball was held last Saturday evening and what a fantastic evening this was. The theme “A Night in Monaco” saw all of the attendees wearing their attire with pride. Our students have certainly put on another fantastic evening making our school and community very proud.  Well done to all of the students that […]

Taumarunui High School Reunion

Taumarunui High School Centenary Reunion 2/3 & 4th March 2018 Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/Taumarunui-High-School-Centenary-Reunion-817875945041551/ Please Contact ths100reunion@gmail.com or Register online www.ths100reunion.com Or download the Form Below Registration Form

Cristian Baker

Congratulate and Celebrate Taumarunui High School would like to congratulate Cristian Baker on  his graduation. Cristian graduated from Waikato Universtiy with a Bachelor of Science with a Major in Computer Science. Cristian is now employed by Waikato Universty as a Technical Analyst working on the Student Management System.

Amy McKenzie and Amy Nielsen

Congratulate and Celebrate Taumarunui High School would like to congratulate and celebrate former students  Amy McKenzie and Amy Nielsen who both graduated from Massey University in Palmerston North on May 8th 2017. Amy McKenzie graduated with a Bachelor of Science, Major in Zoology and a Double Minor-Physiology and Animal Science. Amy Nielsen graduated with a […]

Charity Makamaka-Turuwhenua

Congratulate and Celebrate Taumarunui High School would like to congratulate and celebrate former student Charity Makamaka-Turuwhenua on graduating from Waikato University. Charity graduated with a Bachelor Science Degree.  

Nicole Hodgson

Congratulate and Celebrate Taumarunui High School would like to congratulate and celebrate former student Nicole Hodgson on graduating from Waikato University. Nicole graduated with a Bachelor Science Degree.

Spirit Of Adventure 2017

Piripi Gotty recently set off on a trip of a lifetime aboard the Spirit Of Adventure. Piripi got the Amokura Award. This is awarded to the trainee whose community spirit and consideration to others contributed significantly to the success of the voyage. Whaia e koe te iti kahurangi kit e tuohu koe me he maunga […]

Red Shirts Program

On Friday 2nd June, six of our girls (Taerere Houpapa, Huia Rauhina, Paige Cribb, Natalia Conrad, Shadanae Crown-Stratford and Stevie Huhu-Wereta) travelled over to Taupo for the final day and graduation of their 10 week Red Shirts program. Their Warehouse supervisors, Shona Ketu and Barbara Lockwood presented them with their certificates and expressed how much the girls had contributed […]

2017 Japan Tour

The reason students of Taumarunui High School visit Japan is to give them first-hand experience of Japanese life, language, culture and food. I feel we achieved this on the 2017 THS Japan Tour – we spent 22 days in Japan and, during this time, we travelled to eight cities in Japan, from Okinawa in the […]

Omatsuri Trip

On Friday, the 26th of May Mr Dobbs and I took 13 students to IPU University in Palmerston North to attend their ‘Omatsuri’ festival.  Omatsuri is a Japanese cultural festival IPU (Institute of the Pacific United) put on every year that is free and there were 13 other High School groups attending. This was a […]

Jay Bhana

Taumarunui High School would like to congratulate and celebrate Former THS Student Jay Bhana, on her graduation from Otago University. Jay graduated with a Bachelors Science (major in Maths/minor in Physics)

Sam Millen

Sam Millen (Head Boy 2010) We would like to celebrate and congratulate Sam Millen on his graduation from Massey University. Sam graduated this week with a Bachelor of Communications/Major in Marketing. Sam also achieved a place on the much acclaimed Deans List receiving a further award for ‘Excellence in Academic Achievement’ Congratulations Sam from Taumarunui […]

Greer McKenzie

From 26th to the 31st of March I was lucky enough to stay at the Tirorangi Marae to attend the Kiwi Forever program. Through-out the week eighteen students and six Waikato university student teachers got to learn about the work Department of Conservation, Iwi and Genesis Energy do for the environment, Whio and the Kiwi. […]

Alexcia Tawaka

Alexcia has been chosen to attend a Defence Careers Experience at the RNZAF Ohakea Air Base for an entire week observing and taking part in the everyday work environment on a defence force base. Alexcia has her own career goal of joining The Armed Forces “I cannot believe the opportunity I have been given through […]

WBOP Athletics

The following Taumarunui High School students qualified for The Western Bay of Plenty Athletics 2017. Georgia Ivimey, Isabella Reid, Hunta Conrad, Christiaan Cumming, Brad Ivimey and Harley Marsh. The Results for the day were:Harley Marsh: 9th 1500m, 11th 3000m, and 2nd in Steeplechase for Intermediate Boys. Brad Ivimey: 11th 1500m, and 3rd Steeplechase for Intermediate […]

Honours Wall 2016

Our Senior Leaders officially opened our 2016 Honours wall last week celebrating and honouring the academic achievements of our seniors in 2016. The wall was originally created to display to all visitors and younger students, the seniors who have received top awards presented at our annual award ceremonies. The foyer is also looking splendid displaying […]

Honour Blazers 2016

This week we had the privilege of presenting 3 of our top students with Honours Blazers as a result of their exceptional NCEA Achievement in 2016. The students are: Davina Zimmer, Dannielle Graham and Megan Woods all achieved NCEA Level 2 with Excellence Endorsement which is a fantastic feat. These three young ladies epitomise the values […]

Arts Trip 2017

A group of 18 Performing Arts students went to Auckland to take part in the Auckland Arts Festival.  First stop was at the ‘Pop Up Globe’ which is an exact replica of Shakespeare’s Globe Theater in London.  We saw ‘As You Like It’ which had us laughing and on tenterhooks waiting for ‘the kiss’.  It’s […]

Careers Trips

WINTEC Open Day Friday 12 May Waikato Open Day Friday 19 June Hamilton Career Expo Monday 12 June (All trips Leave 7am – Depart 1:30pm) Please see Mrs Millen to sign up

Japan Day Trip

Japan has the third largest economy in the world (behind the USA and China) and have been an important trading partner of ours for many years. Therefore it is vital to us as a country that we have people who can communicate with the Japanese and understand their culture and where they’re coming from. The […]

Athletics Day

Results/Hikurangi 1st (884), Ruapehu 2nd (724), Ngauruhoe 3rd (667), Tongariro 4th (493)Student Student Chanmpions Junior Girl – Hunta Conrad Junior Boy – Christiaan Cumming Intermediate Girl – Lara Dempsey Intermediate Boy –  Baylee-Dean Hamm Senior Girl –  Alicia Wi-Hemana Senior Boys –  Jasper Hellenthal and Kaiyah Te Ahuru    

Athletics Day

School Athletics will be on Friday 24th February Students to dress in house colours – we encourage full participation by all students Parents & Caregivers welcome to come along to support their children

Taumarunui High School Reunion

Taumarunui High School Centenary Reunion 2/3 & 4th March 2018 Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/Taumarunui-High-School-Centenary-Reunion-817875945041551/ Please Contact ths100reunion@gmail.com or Register online www.ths100reunion.com Or download the Form Below Registration Form

2017 Dates

DATES//2017 Start Dates 1st, 2nd & 3rd February 2017 Teacher Only Days 7 February: All Students Back: 9am Powhiri to welcome Year 9 students – Parents welcome to attend   Uniform Shop Open 2017 31st January 2017 9am – 3pm 1st February – 9am – 3pm 2nd February – closed 3rd February – 9am – […]

Georgia Duncan

Taumarunui High School would like to congratulate and celebrate Georgia Duncan on her graduation. Georgia has completed her 3 year Certificate of Achievement for Hairdressing and also was awarded  The Varda Hairdressing Apprentice of the Year.  

Japanese Trip/Juniors

We arrived in Hamilton at 11am to attend our first appointment of the day at Hamilton Gardens.  We had a guide show us the Japanese garden there.  They were very interesting and answered lots of our questions.  We explored the different types of gardens and things to look at, we found many different designs from all over […]

Showcase/Arts Awards 2016

Showcase this year saw the top Arts students displaying their talent and hard work. This Showcase saw a mixture of performances including Dance, Music and Dramatic Monologues. Following Showcase was Taumarunui High School’s first Art Awards; this was testament to the outstanding presence of the performing arts in our school this year. Students needed to […]

Senior Awards 2016

Senior Leaders 2017 Head Boy 2017 Kaelin Hape Head Girl 2017 Davina Zimmer Deputy Head Girl 2017 Sinai Maru Deputy Head boy 2017 Kaiyah Te Ahuru International Head boy Niklas Meindl   Prefects 2017 Cultural leader Kaelin Hape Cultural leader Wikitoria Iwikau Arts Leader Brandon Beban Arts Leader India Rika Service and Environmental Leader Lachlan […]

Taumarunui High School Dux 2016

Congratulations to Angus Long on being awarded Dux for 2016. Angus has had an excellent year academically, earning NCEA Level 3 Excellence Endorsement, even prior to sitting his external exams.Senior Prizegiving was an extremely busy night for Angus, co-hosting the  evening, performing in the musical items and traversing the stage receiving awards. We wish him all […]

Spirit Day

THS Spirit Day 2016 This Friday 23rd of September Taumarunui High school will be hosting Spirit day. Spirit day is a fun filled day of activities where students dress up in their house colours and compete to win points for their house. There will be prizes for the best dressed!! So go all out!! Everyone […]

Sports Awards 2016

Christiaan Cumming Junior Boy Athlete Shakani Mark Junior Girl Athlete Baylee-Dean Hamm Intermediate Boy Athlete Lara Dempsey Intermediate Girl Athlete Nathaniel Smith T.D.H.S Athletics Cup Senior Boy Athlete Olivia Richardson T.D.H.S Athletics Cup Senior Girl Athlete DD Barrett Junior Boy Swimming – Ina Jones Cup Nathalia Sherrock Junior Girl Swimming – Newdick Cup McKenzie Sherrock […]

Wearable Arts

  Judges – Tizzy Wheeler, Julia Loft, and Fraser Findlay Contestants Louise Abbott & Monica Hickling Models: Louise & Monica Made of: Old gumboots, ‘old man’s beard’, recycled tarpaulins, coffee sacks, plastic bags, cabbage tree foliage, fencing, tie downs, dried leaves and old pantyhose.  Inspired by: The wonders of our districts backyard Chloe Porter Model: Chloe Made of: Op shop […]

THS Ball 2016

Arabian Nights What happened at the ball Saturday night was the result of students’ hard work dedication and determination these are the qualities of leaders and successful people, never giving up, seeing something through to the end, working with compromise and realistic goals, working in a team and always learning and listening. To say we […]

Nathaniel Smith

You don’t have to go away to be successful! Rural communities constantly face the challenge of our young people being enticed away to the bigger centres with the promise of success. City Schools offer scholarships and the premise of better opportunities due to their size. Our students are showing very clearly, that not only do […]

West Side Story

Last week, Taumarunui High School brought the gangs and lingo of 1950s New York City to the stage of our Little Theatre in their production of West Side Story.  Audiences were thrilled by the tragic love story of Tony and Maria and the excitement and drama between the Sharks and the Jets.  The production saw the breakout performance of Rose Mills […]

Music Fest 2016

There is an old saying that, “If you want something done well, give it to a busy person to do!” That is certainly true when it comes to the amazing young people we have in our community in Taumarunui. Two of the stand-out stars in our community are the Taumarunui High School cultural leaders – […]

Omatasuri Festival

At midday on Friday the 27th of May Mr Forlong and Mrs Bingham took 15 senior Japanese language students and Noriko (a Japanese lady who lives in Taumarunui) to Palmerston North for the IPU Japanese university’s annual ‘omatsuri’ Japanese festival. The festival was great – there were about 300 Year 10 to 13 students there […]

King Country Cross Country

RESULTS//Cross Country Thank you to the 4 parents who took their and other students to this event. Official results are: Junior Girls/Emma Carter 4th 17.46mins Junior Boys/Christiaan Cumming 2nd 14.15mins, Hamish Spillane 16.30m mins, Harley Marsh 16.53 mins Intermediate Boys/Briden Cowlishaw 5th 19.10 mins Senior Girls/Caitlin Bingham 2nd 21.45 mins. Congratulations to all the runners, […]

Kiwi Release

Owhango Alive Environment along with Junior KLT Project with Ms Stevens Activity: Kiwi Release in the Ohinetonga Bush Reserv, Owhango We have been learning about ‘How kids can make a difference in the Environment’. We have been developing a relationship with the Owhango Alive group that supports DOC through volunteering to care for the Ohinetonga […]

Cross Country

Results Hikurangi 73 points 1st, Ngauruhoe 69 pts a close 2nd, Tongariro 56 pts 3rd, Ruapehu 16 pts 4th. Champions (and all broke the current records) Junior Girl Emma Carter, Junior Boy Christiaan Cumming Intermediate Girl Lara Dempsey Intermediate Boy Max Ferguson Senior Girl Caitlin Bingham Senior Boy Nathaniel Smith All Students above and below […]

Science Fair

This is an evening with a Key Learning Theme, around the environment and the question: Can young people make a difference to the Environment? Students are showcasing their work and sharing their learning. Please Join us. Work will be on Display in the Main Hall Everyone is welcome to attend Tues 17th MAY 3.30 – […]

Mr Forlong wins a trip to Japan

Mr Forlong our Japanese teacher has won himself a trip to Japan, he has been selected to join one of only two Teachers selected from New Zealand, to visit Fukushima as a part of the Revitalization Programme. We would like to take this opportunity to congratulate Mr Forlong and we and his class look forward […]

Waihi Pre-Season Visit

THS Open A had a strong game against a well drilled Waihi College A team. It was definitely a game of two halves with THS going into half time leading by two goals. The second half saw Waihi make some solid changes to their line up and this worked in their favour taking the win […]

Anzac Project

Taumarunui High School off-site Campus have recently completed  a project to honour and commemorate our fallen soldiers and the sacrifices they had made. The students chose this subject collaboratively. The first thing to do was ‘brain storm’  ideas, looking through the requirements of the curriculum document we made links to the learning areas and levels. […]

Caitlin Bingham

On Wednesday 23rd March, Caitlin Bingham, representing Taumarunui High School, headed to Lake Karapiro to compete in the Waikato Schools Individual triathlon.  Caitlin had to swim 500 meters, bike 17 kilometres and run 4 kilometres. Despite rough weather on the Lake and amid fierce competition, Caitlin persevered  winning 5th place. Congratualtions Caitlin from Tauamrunui High […]

Olivia Richardson

Olivia Richardson came 3rd in the North Island Secondary School Track and Field event the Triple Jump, with a distance of 10.55m. The Championships were held in Auckland last weekend. Olivia now qualifies for the New Zealand National Athletics Championships which will be held in December this year. Congratulations Olivia.

KIng Country Girls 7s Team

Congratulations to the 6 girls from our school who have been selected for this team, they play in the Northern Regions tournament at Cambridge next Wednesday 13 April: Karly Faneva, Karla Harris, Laura le Quesne, Olivia Richardson, Hazel Hamm, and Kascell Hooper

McQuilkin Cup Results

Our 1st XV and Girls 7’s Rugby Teams travelled to Te Kuiti on 24 March for this event. The 1st XV came in 2nd, having won against Te kuiti 22/7, Otorohanga 17/5 in their pool, and then coming up against Taupo-nui-a-Tia College in the final, losing that game 12/16 to come in second. They have […]

Waikato Athletics

RESULTS Olivia Richardson 1st Senior Girls Triple Jump 10.05m, 4th 100m 13.58s, 5th Long Jump 4.69m, 6th 200m 28.94s Alicia Wi-Hemana 7th Senior Girls Shot Put 3 kg 10.4m, 8th Discus 1kg 21.08m Hazel Ham 6th Junior Girls 500g Javelin 19.33m, 10th 1kg Discus 19.67m Shakani Mark 10th Junior Girls 3 kg Shot Put 8.6m […]

Auckland Arts Festival

A group of 20 students had an amazing opportunity to be part of the Auckland Arts Festival. We spent two nights and three days in Auckland, seeing visual art, drama performances, dance and the world renowned  James Plays from the West End. Being a part of the Arts Festival atmosphere is a great opportunity for […]

The Web Ellis Rugby World Cup

Rugby NZ and King Country Rugby brought the actual real gold plated Webb Ellis Rugby World Cup to our school on Monday 14 March. Hundreds of photos were taken, team photos for the three teams 1xt XV, Under 15’s and Girls 7’s, plus many individual and group photos. It was very exciting having the actual […]

King Country Athletics

We had 37 athletes travel to Te Awamutu for the King Country Athletics event on 10th March. Of them, 22 have qualified (by placing in the top 3 in one or more events) to attend the Waikato Bay of Plenty Track & Field Championships on 19th March. These students will receive information on this event. […]

Athletics 2016

House Points HIKURANGI 1ST – 985 RUAPEHU 2ND – 752 NGAURUHOE 3RD – 494 TONGARIRO 4TH – 453  Athletics Day Top Scores: Junior Girl – Shakani Mark 34 points Junior Boy – Christiaan Cumming 78 Intermediate Girl – Lara Dempsey 56 Intermediate Boy – Baylee-Dean Hamm  45 Senior Girl – Olivia Richardson 74 Senior Boy – […]

Swimming Sports 2016

Our swim sports on 17 February were a great success, with 71 swimmers competing in the heats, and 31 in the finals. Thank you to the staff and parent volunteers who assisted, as well as the student timekeepers who did a great job in hot and humid conditions. House points are as follows: Hikurangi 2085, Tongariro […]

Athletics Day 2016

THS Athletics will be an all day whole school event on Friday 19 February. Parents and caregivers are warmly encouraged to attend, and if you can and would be able to assist with events please contact Julie Gilbert ext 436 or Ariana Te Wake ext 423 at the school. Students are encouraged to wear their […]

Dive Course

Congratulations to Alex-Daniel Ferreira, Jarred Lambert, Brad Dempsey, Deborah Komene Gray, Toia Keepa Mulligan, Apihaka Te Mete and Hannah Rix on passing their PADI Open water dive course. Also to Joana Rueschoff our International student from Germany for passing her Advanced Course. Thanks to all at Dive Zone Whitianga for another great course, especially to […]

International Students 2015

This year it has been a pleasure to host a total of eight international students.  Five long terms, two short term and one who came back for a visit! We have two very strong links with schools in Japan – Jin Ai Girls High School and Hikone Sogo High School.  Students from Hikone visit us […]

Anton Baker

Ex student Anton secures hotly-contested job at Zespri, Anton Baker beat 140 other applicants to be selected for one of two graduate positions at Zespri, the global kiwifruit company. http://alumni.waikato.ac.nz/profiles/alumnus-secures-hotly-contested-job-at-zespri

International Students Experience

On Thursday 6 August, 31 Japanese Language students and Mr Forlong, Mrs Edwards and Mrs Harper travelled to Auckland. The next morning the group travelled to the Auckland Airport to pick up two Japanese students, Nano and Yuji from Hikone, Japan. In April of this year we visited Yuji’s school, Hikone Sogo High School for […]

First XV Champions

The Taumarunui High School 1st XV played in the Warren Gatland Cup Waikato competition final on the 15th of August 2015, coming away with a win over Te Kuiti High School 1st XV team with a score of 30 – 16 to Taumarunui High School. It’s great to see two King Country teams facing off […]

Japanese Language Trip / Auckland

On Thursday, the 6th of August, all the students studying Japanese this year had the opportunity to go to Auckland on so that they can experience some Japanese language, food and culture. Once we got to Auckland we visited Botany Downs Secondary College to take a look at their school and Japanese classes  which was […]

Waitara Exchange

Results: Basketball Boys A won 35- 28, Basketball Girls lost 9 – 44, Netball A lost 34 – 43, Netball Development won 19 – 18, Soccer Boys lost 2 – 4, Soccer Girls won 7 – 0, U15 Rugby won 38 – 21. Players of the Day for Taumarunui High School were Ryvianah Te Ahuru, […]

The Great Gatsby Ball 2015

Fedoras off to the dedicated team on the Taumarunui High School ball committee for their dazzling Great Gatsby themed ball of 2015. It seems the possibilities are endless for our high school hall. This year, revellers in their finery were transported back to the 1920s the minute they posed for photos with the two gorgeous vintage […]

Sarah Nicholson

Taumarunui High School would like to Celebrate and Congratulate Sarah Nicholson on her graduation from S.I.T Sarah graduated from S.I.T. last December with a Bachelor of Contemporary Music.

Jessica Richards

Taumarunui High School Would like to Celebrate & Congratulate Jessica Richards (Former Dux THS). Jessica Graduated from Massey University, Palmerston North on the 28.11.14 with a Bachelor of Social Anthropology BSc/Ecology. Jessica is Currently teaching at Taumarunui High School.

Rayelle Beck

THS would like Celebrate & Congratulate Rayelle Beck (Former Head Girl 2012)on her graduation form Ucol, Palmerston North she graduated with a:Diploma in Interior Design plus an industry recognised award for the most promising kitchen and bathroom designer

Sheldon Takao

Taumarunui High School would like to :Celebrate & Congratulate Sheldon Takao who has graduated from Wintec with a Certificate in Building Level 4 coming first equal.

Lexie Ferguson

Taumarunui High School would like Celebrate and Congratulate Lexie Ferguson on her graduation from Wintec with a Bachelor of Nursing. (THS Student 2013)

Sarah Anne-Riches

Taumarunui High School would like to Congratulate and Celebrate Sarah Anne-Riches (Former head girl 2009) on her Graduation from Waikato University. Sarah graduated with a Masters/Education.

Nadia Jefferis

Taumarunui High School would like to Celebrate and Congratulate Nadia Jefferis on her graduation from Waikato University. Nadia graduated with a Bachelor of Social Sciences on the 16 April 2015

Cristian Rika

Taumarunui High School would like to Celebrate and Congratulate Christian Rika on his graduation from Waikato University. Christian graduated with a Bachelor of Media and Creative Technologies on the 16 April 2015.

Lauren Gram

Taumarunui High School would like to  Celebrate and Congratulate Lauren Gram ( Head Girl 201o ) on her graduation from Massey University. Lauren Graduated with a Bachelor of Resource and Environmental Planning with Second Class Honours (Division 1)

Jason Cole

Taumarunui High School would like to Celebrate and Congratulate Jason Cole (Head Boy 2008) on completion of his Honours Degree,  Bachelor of Sport and Exercise (First Class Honours) at Massey University.

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