Gorge Road School – Learning for Life
Gorge Road School
To ensure our students are able to take their place in the world they will be Resilient, Resourceful, Respectful and Responsible individuals
Gorge Road School is a Year 1-8, full primary school located on the Southern Scenic Route to the Catlins between Invercargill and Fortrose. We are staffed with three teachers for core curriculum areas, and a teaching Principal. Our staff brings a range of expertise, abilities and interests to their classrooms, providing a broad foundation for creative and exciting educational opportunities and positive learning outcomes for all of our students.
Our school is a key part of the Gorge Road community and is well served by a team of highly professional and skilled staff, an efficiently run Board of Trustees led by Ruth and an enthusiastic PTA led by Kim .
Gorge Road School is part of the Lower Mataura Valley Community of Learning and the Southern Zone Cluster of Schools. The Zone employs a sports facilitator through whom we are able to offer a wide range of sports as well as opportunities to mix with seven other schools for inter-school sporting and cultural experiences. The zone also runs a programme especially for Years 7 & 8 students.
Our small class sizes allow us to ensure optimum levels of achievement for all students by engaging them in personalised learning relevant to their needs, so they are challenged and motivated to work hard, and to enjoy their successes.
We pride ourselves on being a vibrant multi-cultural environment, with students identifying as NZ European, Indonesian, Kiribatese, Dutch, Filipino and Maori.
We are committed to maintaining strong partnerships between school and home.
We believe that the best learning takes place with positive, transparent communication, and encourage you to share your comments regarding your child’s learning with us.
Principal: Mrs Jenny Craig
Teachers: Mrs Jenny Craig (Room 2)
Mrs Sonia Marshall ( Room 1)
Miss Sharon Evans (Room 3)
Mrs Sheree Keenan (Principal Release Teacher: Room 2)
Office Manager: Mrs Sue Beck
Cleaner: Mrs Marama McWilliam
BOARD OF TRUSTEES
Principal: Mrs Jenny Craig
Staff Representative: Mrs Sonia Marshall
Elected Parent Reps: Mrs Ruth Bruinsma (Board Chair)
Mr Reza Abdul Jabbar
Mr Andre Egbers
Ms Jo Bruce
Mr Tom Mead
Board Secretary Mrs Sue Beck
PARENT TEACHER ASSOCIATION
The school PTA involves itself in fundraising activities, organises social events for the school's community, and assists with the running of events such as community days and Pet Day. Led by Kim, meetings are usually held on Tuesdays two to three times a Term depending on events. .