• Registration Form please click on link   The following is a guideline for the 125th Reunion. To be held Labour weekend Oct 21st- 23rd 2016 . Please share this with anyone you think would be interested.   FRIDAY 21st Oct Open Day 9am—2.20pm. Informal open day. Turn up at your leisure and take a look around the school on Woodlands Rd. You will be shown around the school by senior pupils. You are welcome to attend the assembly at 2.20pm.A cup of tea or coffee will be made available afterwards.    SATURDAY 22nd Oct 10am- 10-30am- Registration Name tags; programme of events given out.Light Morning tea in hall available on arrival especially fort hose who have travelled. A memory table will be set up for you to place photos on if you wish. We invite past pupils and staff to bring photos, old school reports, certificates etc to place on it. There will also be a memory book for past pupils to write down their memories. 11am - A Powhiri will officially open the 125th Reunion. Formal Welcome and official speeches 12pm- An informal finger food lunch in hall (pre-orders required) 12.30pm onwards- During lunch the official decade photos will start to be taken. Each decade will be given a time for their photo (on programme at registration), the rest can socialise and look around the school.   SATURDAY NIGHT DINNER Venue: Woodlands Cafe $55 per person.  Pre bookings and payment will be needed. Registration forms are now available. 6pm-7pm -Mix and mingle 7pm-10pm- Dinner This will include some short speeches from a couple of the oldest pupils about their past school experiences. Each table will nominate one person from each table to give a short speech about Gordonton School.   SUNDAY Oct 23rd10am Open Air Church Remembrance Service in the Old School Grounds beside the Gordonton Hall. Shared finger food lunch afterwards. Church families and the community to bring a plate. (Gordonton Hall as a wet weather back up). If wet the Old School rooms can still be opened up to view.   NB Saturday’s lunch and dinner in the evening and morning tea after the church service on Sunday will provide time for reminiscing with past pupils, staff and friends. Sunday will allow time for people to stay at their leisure to reminisce and enjoy memories before farewelling old school friends for maybe one last time.
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Welcome, Haere Mai, Hwan-Yeong to Gordonton School ‘the best rural school in the country!’  We are a decile 9, full primary school, with 12 classrooms and roll of around 250+ students. 

Our school has been providing quality learning for the students in the greater Gordonton area for the past 125 years. Today our motto of “The Best Today for the Best Tomorrow” incorporates the original mantra that has been associated with our school ‘Do Your Best.’ 

Our motto is the basis for everything that occurs at our school with the vision of having confident, connected, actively involved life long learners. There is clearly an expectation on our students to take an active role in their learning through the positive choices that they make.

Our school has three guiding rights, allied with three equally important responsibilities which is formative in all behaviour management.

  • The right to learn – If it is your right to learn it is your responsibility to ensure others are able to learn.
  • The right to be treated with respect – If it is your right to be treated with respect it is your responsibility to respect others.
  • The right to feel safe - If it is your right to feel safe it is your responsibility to ensure others are safe.

Literacy and Numeracy are a key component of the mornings at our school, with the morning time table being divided into 3 one hour blocks for reading, writing and mathematics learning. The other curriculum areas – science, social sciences, technology, the arts, health and physical education are covered through integrated inquiry learning topics.

All of our students are learning te reo with a trained tutor and from Year 3 up learning Mandarin is a weekly feature for these students. Our school also provides other learning opportunities to develop the holistic child. Such activities include school team hockey, football, netball, touch rugby, inter-school cross country, swimming, athletics speeches, kapa haka, musical instrument tuition. A bi-annual school wide production is a highlight.  

Our Board of Trustees supports our students’ learning by providing up to date electronic devices and thousands of dollars each year for learning resources. We also employ a number of teacher aides who work along side our teachers to assist with any student learning needs. A One Day School also operates for our gifted and talented students.

Our school welcomes international students (we are a signatory to the International Code of Practice) and our Board employs a qualified teacher/tutor to assist these students and other English Second Language students with their English language development  

We sincerely hope your association with Gordonton School will be a long enjoyable and rewarding one and we look forward to playing a significant role in your child’s education today and in the future. 


Term One 2016

Term One begins on Tuesday 2nd February. See you all then.

School Stationery

Please go to https://www.myschool.co.nz/gordonton for all your child/rens requirements.

It's that time of year again! Hats, Hats, Hats!

This term sees the compulsory wearing of wide brimmed hats (no caps unless they have the flap at the back) return. Our school policy is that all students and staff will wear hats when outside during Terms 1 and 4. Can you please ensure that hats are sent along to school.

Notices and News

This is where you can find info about current activities and events in and around the school.