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  • Prefects 2017
    Our Head Prefect for 2017 is Riaki Ruru with Kereopa Ria and Luke Whibley as Deputies.

  • An award winning school with high levels of success
    Prime Minister's Supreme Award-2015 and Excellence in Teaching and Learning Award-2015

  • A school with a proud history
    Gisborne Boys’ High School has a proud history and an impressive reputation for supporting personal, academic and co-curricular excellence

  • Come to our Open Days
    Choosing the right secondary school, is the first of many challenges facing young men today.

  • Discover your potential
    Given the opportunity and encouragement, the co-curricular talents and skills of our young men are simply amazing.

  • Cultural Recognition
    The school embraces cultural diversity. "There are increasing opportunities for students to connect to their culture and identity" ERO School Report 2016

  • Co-curricular Opportunities
    Become involved in our choir, drama, theatre, Kapa Haka, debating, chess, film or sporting activities.

  • A well considered curriculum
    "The school's curriculum is highly effective at promoting and supporting students' learning, wellbeing and their personal and social development as young men” ERO School Report 2016.

  • A proven support network
    “Careers leaders and support staff are highly visible, proactive and responsive through their programmes and services”. ” ERO School Report 2016.

  • Quality Facilities
    To get ahead your son needs access to the highest quality and most modern of facilities.

Why Gisborne Boys' High School?

At Gisborne Boys’ High School we want to make your son a successful learner. We will provide him with a wide range of learning opportunities so that he can develop skills that are important to him and to his future. We will explore teaching in ways that enable him to develop his personal skills and qualities. We will promote and foster self-discipline and self-responsibility. At Gisborne Boys’ High School we will support our students in all facets of their learning and ensure that they have a safe, caring and well-resourced learning environment.

The journey from young teenage man to young adult man is also about growing physically. For us, committing to the challenge of both individual and team/group discipline in any type of co-curricular sport or activity must be promoted and encouraged. All of our young men have the opportunity to compete against other individuals or teams, in a wide range of physical and cultural activities.

G.H. Mackle, Principal


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April 11

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