Gorge Road School



Gorge Road School – Learning for Life

 Gorge Road School
R D 5
Invercargill 9875

03 2395763 


If you are considering enrolling your child/ren - you are most welcome 

to come in for a viewing and a personal tour of what we can 

offer, please phone or drop in between 9am and 11am.

Now taking online enrolments



Our Vision 

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 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. http://www.gorgeroad.school.nz/73/pages/9-murihiku-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




Principal:                             Mrs Jenny Craig

Teachers:                             Mrs Keenan (Room 2- Karaka)

                                               Mrs  Muir/ Mrs Craig ( Room 1- Whero)

                                               Miss  Evans (Room 3- Kakariki)

Teacher Aide:                    Mr Lachie Morton

Office Manager:                 Mr Brendan Mason

Cleaner/ Caretaker:           Mr Lachie Morton   


 Principal:                                Mrs Jenny Craig

Staff Representative:           Miss Sharon Evans

Elected Parent Reps:           Mrs Dianne McFaul (Board Chair)

                                                   Mrs Kimberly Egbers

                                                   Mr Andre Egbers

                                                   Mr Tom Mead

                                                   Mr Brendan Mason

Board Minute Secretary      Mrs Sue Beck


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 Wendy Mason, meetings are usually held on Tuesdays two to three times a Term depending on events.  .