Rector's Welcome

Welcome to our place, where staff and students are all  "Connected Learners for Life"– Ngā ākonga tūhono mō te ora

Gore High School was founded in 1908. It has a proud tradition and reputation as a school, which promotes educational excellence and high levels of achievement in all fields of endeavour.

We acknowledge the importance of our heritage and strive to preserve the traditions of the past, while building a contemporary foundation for our future.  Staff and students at Gore High School are guided in their daily business by a shared belief in the traditional work ethic inherent in our school motto “Palma no sine Pulvere”; No Reward Without Effort.

We take every opportunity to demonstrate and articulate our family-based values, which are centred around 'Courtesy', 'Effort', and 'Responsibility'.

Our expectations are high. Every student and staff member is encouraged to do their very best in everything they do.  Our staff are our most important asset and the relationships they form with the students are the main ingredient in our recipe for success.  They nurture a friendly welcoming environment of mutual respect, while at the same time holding students accountable for their behaviour and commitment to schoolwork.

We believe that academic progress is the result of sustained purposeful effort and for us that begins in Year 9.  It is here that we want each individual and each family to experience the strong sense of belonging and value that the Gore High School community has to offer. Together, we will succeed.

Senior students revel in the leadership opportunities available at Gore High School.  Students grow in confidence and independence and leave here well prepared to cope with the ever changing demands of life in modern times.


John McKinlay, Rector