Co-curricular \ Gisborne Boys' High School

Our school’s values are equally appropriate and relevant in the Physical and Cultural activities that we provide for young men as they move from young teenage man to young adult man.

We pride ourselves on the range of physical and cultural activities we provide for each of them as they challenge themselves to be the best they can possibly be, as individuals or as members of a team or group.

Our success, performance, and achievements at local, regional, national and even international level is very much based on, and due to, our commitment to engage young men outside the classroom in quality physical and cultural activities.

All of us at Gisborne Boys’ High School are proud of their achievement, sportsmanship and cultural skills and talents. The high level of our performance is a tradition that is built on each year because we encourage competition and promote commitment to values that are an essential part of any sporting or cultural activity.

Sport

Sports that we offer at Gisborne Boys’ High School are… Summer - athletics, cricket, cycling, golf, rowing, multi-sport, surfing, swimming, tennis, touch rugby, triathlon, volleyball, shooting, ki-o-rahi. Winter - badminton, basketball, cross country, hockey, mountain biking, road racing, rugby, soccer, squash, weight training. Find out more.....

The Arts

Each year Gisborne Boys’ High School offers many cultural opportunities to its students. These primarily run as extracurricular activities and students meet with staff on a regular basis during lunchtimes or after school. Several competitions and events serve as a focus for GBHS cultural activities such as the Cultural Super 8 Competition. Find out more.....

Choir

The Gisborne Boys’ High Choir was established in 2004 due to the enthusiasm and drive of Gillian (Nanny Gill) Armstrong who from her former position as front of school saw the need for singing at Gisborne Boys’ High School. From humble beginnings where 10 students signed up (or were forced to!), we now have grown to be close to 40 members strong. Find out more.....

House System

The House system is all about cooperating and working as a team towards a target. House points are awarded for sporting and cultural competitions as well as excellent work or outstanding effort in classrooms. Find out more.....

Super 8 Schools

Gisborne Boys’ High School is one of eight boys’ schools in the Central North Island who joined together in the interests of fostering, and promoting the positive character and nature of young men’s teaching and learning. Find out more.....

Learn an Instrument

Instrumental tutors come into GBHS to teach the following instruments; Guitar, Bass Guitar, Drums, Violin. Should a student want to play a certain instrument we will explore the possibility that instrument being offered as part of the Instrumental Teaching Programme. Find out more.....

Kapa Haka

Turanga Tane Turanga Wahine is nationally recognised for excellence in the Secondary School Kapa Haka competition. National honours have been numerous over the years. Find out more.....

Drama

In 2015,2016 and 2017 GBHS students entered the Shakespeare in Schools competition. Having won first place in the regional event in Gisborne they progressed to compete in the National final in Wellington. Find out more.....

Theatre Sports

A Theatre Sports group meets and practices on a regular basis during term time. A GBHS Theatre Sports team competes in the Cultural Super 8 competition. Find out more.....