Support Network

“The school has established very effective partnerships with families and whanau, and the wider community, that support students' learning, wellbeing and success. These are demonstrated and promoted through: a welcoming staff culture with approachable leaders and staff who use a variety of regular, responsive and informative ways of communicating; valuing and responding to parent and whānau aspirations and ideas for improvement; empowering parents' leadership and providing increased opportunity to be involved in the school. This is very evident in the establishment of the Tu whānau programme designed to raise student achievement by increased involvement of parents and whānau in their sons' education.” ERO School Report 2016.

Te Kotahitanga

Te Kotahitanga is a professional learning programme for teachers within our school. It involves a cycle of in-class observation, feedback, goal setting and critical reflection of every teaching staff member at Gisborne Boys’ High School. Find out more.....

Tu Whanau

Tu whānau is a programme developed by Gisborne Boys’ High School to unite families and the school in a common goal – to help our boys to achieve beyond their expectations. Find out more.....

Tu Tane

The programme aims to begin a rite of passage in which we encourage our young men to move towards becoming a good man by marking that distinct point in their lives. (The programme runs directly in line with the New Zealand PE/ Health curriculum). Find out more.....

Learning Support Centre

Gisborne Boys’ High School is committed to the learning development of all our students. To this end the school has a Student Support Centre to cater for the different learning and personal needs of some of our students. Find out more.....

The Breakfast Club

To support our boys’ attendance and learning, we provide a breakfast for any boys who require a strong start to the day every Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday mornings. Find out more.....

Leadership Programme

This programme is aimed at the year 12 cohort. Its purpose is to provide opportunities for these students to gain skills and an understanding of what it takes to be an effective leader within our school environment and beyond. Find out more.....

Homework Centre

Gisborne Boys’ High School runs a homework centre, operating on a Friday after school from 1:15pm - 3:00pm. The homework centre is yet another element in the school’s support network, designed to give all our boys the opportunity to get ahead. Find out more.....

Writing Programme

In the Gisborne region, we know that writing is a barrier to academic achievement for our young men. At the start of 2015, we implemented a whole school writing programme utilising a comprehensive software and support package developed by Dr. Ian Hunter. This programme is called Write That Essay. Find out more.....

House System

House points are awarded at sporting competitions and for excellent work or outstanding effort in classrooms. It is another positive way that we support and promote academic work, and positive learning behaviour. Find out more.....