We know boys education and understand that the transition for a boy into manhood is both an exciting and challenging one. As a school we are strong advocates for growing good men and are committed to helping young men make this transition. Our mission is:


‘Challenging young men to develop and achieve their potential’


Our 2016 ERO Report affirms this focus. “The school’s curriculum is highly effective at promoting and supporting students’ learning, wellbeing and their personal and social development as young men.”


At Gisborne Boys’ High School, values count. They are the framework for our teaching and learning programmes.


  • RESPECT, for oneself and every individual

  • HONESTY, at all times

  • PERSEVERANCE, in the challenges that we step forward to accept together

  • LOYALTY, to our School, Whanau, and Community

  • COURAGE, to continue in our quest for excellence