Anchored in MANA
At Gordonton School, we’re proud to offer a unique rural, values based, educational experience designed to enhance intellectual growth, resilience and to promote participatory engagement. Take a look through our site to learn more about how we are Anchored in MANA.
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Gordonton school is a mid-sized, full-primary, rural school on the outskirts of Hamilton, the 4th largest metropolitan city in Aotearoa.
Our children are at the centre of all that we do at Gordonton School and we are a dedicated team of professional educators committed to supporting our children to be the best they can be. We strive to offer a range of academic, cultural and sporting experiences to ensure that all children can participate, and achieve success in a range of areas.
Our high expectations for learning and behaviour, alongside our school values of Manaakitanga, Awhina, Ngakau Pono and Ako support the caring, positive and inclusive environment that we create and maintain.
A great importance is placed on forming relationships where learners feel safe being challenged and taking risks, where goal setting is part of the learning process and where celebrating progress and success is part of everyday life.
Our aim is to empower students to be confident, connected, actively involved lifelong learners and to leave our school after year 8 fully prepared for secondary school.
I am proud to lead and be part of such a fantastic school community so committed to creating a 21st century learning environment which prepares our children for the future.
We have an actively involved parent and whanau community and close links with Ngāti Wairere, the Tangata Whenua at Hukanui Marae.
When you enrol your child at Gordonton School you are agreeing to be a partner in your child’s learning. This is really important to us as you are their first teachers and working together, we will achieve so much more.
Welcome to our school.
At Gordonton School we are Anchored in MANA
Kindness, care and respect.
Supporting others to be the best they can be
Integrity, loyalty and honesty
Doing the right thing
Quality teaching and learning
Mahi tahi - learning together
2021 Term Dates
School Starts at 8.55am Wednesday 3 February, 2021
Wednesday 3rd Feb - Friday 16th - April Term 1
Mon 8th Feb - Waitangi Day
Friday 2nd - Tuesday 6th April Easter.
Monday 3rd May - Friday 9th July
Monday 7th June - Queens Birthday weekend
Tuesday 27th July - Friday 1 October
Monday 26th July - Teacher only day
Monday 30th August - Mid Term break - School closed.
Monday 18th October - Wednesday 15th December
Monday 25th October - Labour day
Look out for our newsletters on Mondays.
Term 2 overview
If you would like to have a look around our school, please contact the office to arrange a visit.
Gordonton School has an enrolment scheme. Please check here to see if you are in our zone.
We are a signatory to the International Code of Practice and we welcome international students. Our Board employs a qualified teacher/tutor to assist these students and other English Second Language students with English language development.