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Our Vision 

To ensure our students are able to take their place in the world they will be Resilient, Resourceful, Respectful and Responsible individuals 

Principal's Welcome


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 Dianne, 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 offers 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, Dutch, Filipino and Maori. See our performance at Polyfest 2019

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.

Jenny Craig




What's happening at Gorge Road School?

Latest Notices

2nd July
1 Jul 2024

Although the forecast is not the best, our cross country day will still take place, starting with the family hui (meeting).

Please send spare clothes and shoes with your children as they are likely to get wet and muddy.

Remember your cash for the PTA BBQ... 

There's afternoon fun planned with Matariki activities for those who want to stay on.

Buses will be running as usual.

Community directory (2024) and Newsletter.
27 Jun 2024

Happy Matariki folks,
Hope you are all sorted for a safe and restful long weekend!

Congratulations to the pool committee on a well run event on Saturday night. Scruff did well in his auction prizes from the sound of things.

Thanks Gay for another issue of the Community directory (2024) and newsletter (attached)

Order forms
25 Jun 2024

Morena everyone!


Please make sure the fundraising order forms are on their way back to school by Thursday morning at the latest.

If you pop into the office with them during the week, you will see a yellow sleeve on my desk to place order forms in.

Not everything goes to plan so if you miss getting it in to me please take a photo of the sheet and email it into the office.


Many thanks in advance,


Supporters and Sponsors

Parents, please support our local businesses

Progressive Engineering Southland Ltd - Gorge Road School Robin Greer - PGG Wrightson Real Estate - Gorge Road School Blackwood Building - Gorge Road School Southern Slurry Ltd - Gorge Road School Cleanflo Filtration Ltd -  Gorge Road School
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