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  • An award winning school
    Winner of the 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 and recognises the importance of our students whakapapa.

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

  • A well considered curriculum
    The wide range of choice within the curriculum is supplemented by a variety of other opportunities.” ERO School Report 2013.

  • A proven support network
    “Another strong feature of the school is the Tu Tane programme aimed at “growing boys to responsible manhood”. ” ERO School Report 2014.

  • 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


Latest News


May 02

Start Term 2

08.30am - 02.50pm


May 03

ANZAC Assembly

11:05am - 12:00pm

School Hall

May 17

Tu Tane Mentors Meeting

06.00pm - 07.00pm

School Library

May 18

Tu Whanau Lead Group

06:00pm - 07:00pm

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