Our Foundation

Gore High School celebrated its Centennial in 2008, 100 years of providing learning to the wider community of Eastern Southland.  The school was initially established by the river, with a new school on the current site in Coutts Road in 1954.

The school has produced many outstanding graduates but moreover has equipped all its students with the knowledge, confidence, and skills to build successful lives and sound careers in a broad range of areas.  The educational challenge of this modern information age requires new thinking, much initiative and imagination, as well as resourcing.

In 1998, the Gore High School Foundation was formed as a Charitable Trust by the Board of Trustees. The Foundation members include former pupils, the Rector, a representative from the PTA, the Board of Trustees, and a staff representative.

The ‘Future Foundation Fund’ was established to provide opportunities for students of today and tomorrow.

The purpose of the fund is not to provide money to supplement Ministry of Education funding, but to fund the school’s own projects, with the aim of students becoming ‘Connected Learners for Life’.


The Foundation provides scholarships at each year level for students who reflect some aspect of the school motto ‘No reward without effort’.

The Foundation Scholarships have been very well received by the students since their inception in 2005.  They are prestigious awards that sit at the very heart of the school.  They do not necessarily belong to the most academic students as many awards do, but rather award the outstanding effort of individuals, independent of academic ability. With your support, the Foundation plan to extend these scholarships.

Year 9 (Bronze medallion):

Courtesy both inside and outside of the classroom.


Year 10 (Bronze medallion): 

Effort inside and outside of the classroom.

Year 11 (Silver medallion):   

To honour commitment to extra-curricular activities associated with by the school.


Year 12 (Silver medallion):

To honour outstanding improvement.


Year 13 (Gold medallion):

To honour outstanding service to the school.

If you would like to donate towards the ‘Future Foundation Fund’ or become a member of the Foundation Committee, please contact Olivia Grace (Foundation Secretary) via email ograce@gore-high.school.nz or Lindsay Wright (Chairman) via lindsaywright110@icloud.com.

Copies of the 2017 2018, and 2019 Foundation Newsletters are available by clicking on the link.