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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?

Upcoming Events in February

Fri 23

GRS Triathlon Helpers required, family welcome (PTA TBC)

23 Feb 2024

Mon 26

School Swimming All children Bring togs and towel

26 Feb 2024

Wed 28

School Swimming All Children Bring togs and towel

28 Feb 2024

Thu 29

Gorge Road athletics followed by colour run (PTA TBC)

29 Feb 2024

Latest Notices

Community Newsletter
5 Feb 2024

Tēnā koutou folks,

Please find the Community newsletter attached for your reading pleasure.
Enjoy the sun it could be the last for a few days, if the weather person is correct!?   


Touch Term 1
1 Feb 2024

Tena Koutou folks,

This has just come out from touch southland, I don't know if we could have enough for a team (mixed or boys) but, I could check with Tok if they have anyone interested??
Let me know what you think via email or message after discussing with your tamariki . Then I will approach Tok.

This year I can't help with managing on the day, but can coach at school if that helps. I have checked with Warren and our older kids can play in the 5/6 grade...

Have a great day!!



Invercargill Primary School Venues

·         Turnbull Thomson Park, Islington Street, Invercargill 

·         Waikiwi Rugby Club, Bainfield Road, Invercargill 

Games will be played between 4pm and 5pm  on THURSDAYS **Times may change subject to team entries** 

Grades: Boys+ & Girls** -  Year 1/2 & 3/4 & 5/6 

+ - All grades in the Invercargill Primary Module in Term 1 2024 will be boys & girls.  Touch Southland understand for some schools single gender teams may not be possible due to a lower numbers of participants, so in the case of a school needing to enter a mixed team they would be placed into the boys grade 

** -  All Girls grades are 4 a-side ​​​​​​​

Fees : $24 per player 

Competition Format: 6 weeks of competition


Format: 6 weeks of competition

First Games:  Thursday 29 February 2024

Last Games:  Thursday 4th April 2024 

Entries Close:  Friday 23rd February 2024 ​​​​​​​

*Catch up day if required Thursday 11th April 2024

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Progressive Engineering Southland Ltd - Gorge Road School Robin Greer - PGG Wrightson Real Estate - Gorge Road School lackwood Building - Gorge Road School Southern Slurry Ltd - Gorge Road School Cleanflo Filtration Ltd -  Gorge Road School O'Connor Agri Services Ltd - Gorge Road School
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