Gisborne Boys' High School

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Gisborne Boys' High School
Stanley Road
New Zealand
Coordinates 38°39′33″S 178°00′38″E / 38.6593°S 178.0106°E / -38.6593; 178.0106Coordinates: 38°39′33″S 178°00′38″E / 38.6593°S 178.0106°E / -38.6593; 178.0106
Type State Boys Secondary
Motto Virtus repulsae nescia
Established 1909
Ministry of Education Institution no. 209
Principal Greg Mackle
School roll 810[1] (February 2017)
Socio-economic decile 3[2]

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.[3] 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 [4] 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.[5]

Notable alumni[edit]

The Arts[edit]


  • 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[edit]




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.[7]

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