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Gisborne Boys' High School

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Type  State Boys Secondary
Ministry of Education Institution no.  209
School roll  844 (July 2016)
Phone  +64 6-868 8159
Founded  1909
Established  1909
Principal  Greg Mackle
Socio-economic decile  3
Motto  Virtus repulsae nescia
Ministry of education institution number  209
Address  80 Stanley Rd, Gisborne, 4010, New Zealand
Similar  Gisborne Girls' High School, Lytton High School, Gisborne Intermedi School, Campion College, Gisborne Herald

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Gisborne Boys' High School is a boys' secondary school situated in Gisborne, New Zealand. It was founded as a co-ed school in 1909 as Gisborne High School. In 1956 the school became Gisborne Boys High School when the school was split into two single-sex schools.


Gisborne Boys' High School's First Fifteen Rugby Team had its first rugby game against Napier Boys’ High School in 1911. Since then it has produced many professional rugby players including Hosea Gear and Rico Gear. The school's First Fifteen rugby team has toured many countries competing in various competitions. The team played in the Sanix World Rugby Youth Invitational Tournament which was held in Japan. Gisborne Boys' High reached the Semi-Finals of the tournament but were beaten by Glenwood High School, which won the tournament.

The Arts

  • Witi Ihimaera - author
  • Politics

  • Ron Bailey - former Labour Member of Parliament.
  • Charles Chauvel - serving Labour Member of Parliament, dux of the school in 1985. Chauvel was also senior swimming champion of the school that year.
  • Gareth Hughes - Green Party Member of Parliament.
  • Tutekawa Wyllie - former New Zealand First Member of Parliament.
  • Public service

  • Arnold Reedy (1903-1971), Māori leader
  • Science

  • Don Merton - conservationist best known for saving the black robin from extinction, attended Gisborne High School (1953-1956).
  • Sport

  • Craig Clarke, rugby union player (Connacht Rugby) (1994-1999)
  • Hosea Gear, rugby union player (All Blacks)
  • Rico Gear, rugby union player (All Blacks); attended (1991–1998), former Prefect (1998)
  • Miah Nikora, rugby union player;
  • Maz Quinn, world-class surfer, attended 1991-1996, former Prefect (1996)
  • Sheridan Rangihuna, rugby union player-New Zealand national under-20 rugby union team & New Zealand national schoolboy rugby union team
  • Grant Robinson, cricket player
  • Sport

    Last time Gisborne Boys' High School first XV won the National Secondary Schools final was in 2007 against Mount Albert Grammar School where they overwhelmed the Aucklanders 36-24.


    Gisborne Boys' High School Wikipedia

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