First, to new readers there is a list of Thames Schools online, and The Treasury and Thames Library have school registration records.
The NEWS today is that the New Zealand Archives have been busy digitising records since I last wrote, with many schools already online up to 1920!
Here is an example. Search for Thames North School. Here are a selection of the results.
Click on 1919 Thames North School - then the hyperlink
As you can see from one examination sheet you can gain, information on: age, class, attendance, examination scores in the main curriculum subject areas. Different files often include extra notes from the head teacher or examiner.
Combine reports like this with newspaper reports and you can gain more knowledge of the childrens' time at school. Two of the Standard Six pupils, were awarded Gott Memorial Prizes for Sewing (May Edgar) and Composition (Wilma Herival).
THAMES STAR, VOLUME LIII, ISSUE 14072, 20 DECEMBER 1919
Check out the other records for Thames, if in doubt just use "Thames Schools" for your search query.
Tararu School aka North School
Now the building is used as an art gallery.