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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

Notices Week 10 Term 1. - No newsletter
5 Apr 2024

Good afternoon Everyone,

As it's been a short week, there's not much to put in the newsletter so will save the juicy stuff for next weeks one.

Hope everyone got their chocolate fix over the Easter period!

Please see information attached. 


Zone Triathlon
3 Apr 2024

Afternoon folks!

Tomorrow is the Zone triathlon at Gorge road school. For those students participating remember to bring all your gear.
Please remember to have bikes and equipment at school before 10am for safety check.

There will be a BBQ running on the day. Hopefully the weather plays ball again!

Community Newsletter
28 Mar 2024

Good afternoon folks.

Hope everyone is ready for the Easter break, some guilt free chocolate just because a furry bunny brought it.....
Club is open Saturday and Sunday.

Well done, plus thanks to Gay and the team for getting another superb publication out to the community! 

Everyone be safe out there and enjoy the break in the weather that is coming Late Saturday/Sunday....

Ngā mihi nui,


Brendan Mason   (he,him)

kaiwhakahaere tari / Office Manager


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