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Welcome from the Principal

Mr Stu Barclay, Principal

Te Kōpura ō te Mātauranga; ko taumata | Learners for life

Ngā mihi nui whānau

Nau mai haere mai ki te kura o Waiteata

Ko Kotirana Te Whakapapa ranga mai

Ko Turanganui a kiwa te whenua tupu

No Turanganui a kiwa au

Ko Barclay toku whānau

Ko Stu toku ingoa

Ko Tumuaki te kura o Waiteata

Kia ora and warm greetings to all new whānau and visitors to Gisborne Central School.


It is with immense pleasure that I extend a heartfelt welcome to all newcomers and visitors to Gisborne Central School. Our school is nestled in the heart of Whataupoko, it is an honor to invite you into our vibrant community. At Gisborne Central School, we take immense pride in offering a secure and nurturing environment that is deeply rooted in values such as : 

Manaakitanga (Respect & Care)

Whanaungatanga (Relationships & Belonging)

Maiatanga (Perseverance and Resilience) 

Mohiotanga (Knowledge)

We firmly believe that every child possesses the potential to excel and flourish, and we are committed to providing an educational experience tailored to the unique needs and interests of each individual learner.

Our highly skilled team works tirelessly to create engaging and stimulating learning opportunities that foster curiosity and confidence in our students, nurturing them into lifelong learners.

We are equally dedicated to forging strong partnerships with our whānau and wider community, recognizing and cherishing the vital role parents and caregivers play in their child's education.

I invite you to explore our school website, where you will find valuable information about our curriculum, staff, and community. We eagerly anticipate the opportunity to meet you and your family and embark together on the exciting journey of learning and growth that awaits your child at Gisborne Central School.


Noho ora mai,

Stu Barclay
Tumuaki | Principal

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