Gisborne Intermediate

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Gisborne Intermediate School
Roebuck Road, Gisborne
Coordinates 38°39′46″S 178°00′42″E / 38.6628°S 178.0116°E / -38.6628; 178.0116Coordinates: 38°39′46″S 178°00′42″E / 38.6628°S 178.0116°E / -38.6628; 178.0116
Type State Coeducational Intermediate
Motto Hold your head high and walk with pride
Ministry of Education Institution no. 2566
Principal Mr Glen Udall
School roll 575[1] (February 2017)
Socio-economic decile 4

Gisborne Intermediate School is a co-education public intermediate school in Gisborne, New Zealand for students in Year 7 to 8.[2] As of 2016, the school had a roll of 590 students.[3]


Gisborne Intermediate School opened on 20 May, 1940 with a school roll of 440 pupils and F. R. Slevin as headmaster. Slevin resigned in 1945 and was succeeded by R. McGlashen.[4]

In 2014, the school underwent a $2.3 million upgrade as part of the New Zealand Ministry of Education’s Building Improvement Programme which included the construction of a new music suite with an outdoor performance area.[5]

School organization[edit]

Gisborne Intermediate is divided into four education teams. They each have their own individual colour and are named after local Gisborne rivers. The teams are: Taruheru (Green), Waipoa (Red), Waimata (Yellow) and Turanganui (Blue). These teams each have their own team leader. Gisborne Intermediate also use these teams at school events such as their athletics, swimming sports, cross country etc. Each team gets rewarded a certain amount of points for participating, place getting and good behavior.

Notable alumni[edit]

  • Alan Thompson – New Zealand Surf Lifesaving representative[6]
  • Graeme Hansen - Olympic Equestrian showjumper [7]
  • Maz Quinn - Professional surfer[8]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Directory of Schools - as at 6 March 2017". New Zealand Ministry of Education. Retrieved 10 April 2017. 
  2. ^ "Gisborne Intermediate". Education Review Office. 22 October 2013. Retrieved 28 May 2016. 
  3. ^ Dalrymple, Kayla (19 January 2016). "Zoning shuts 17 out of Gisborne Intermediate". The Gisborne Herald. Retrieved 28 May 2016. 
  4. ^ Mackay, Joseph Angus. Historic Poverty Bay and the East Coast, N.I., N.Z. p. 362. 
  5. ^ "Gisborne Intermediate undergoes $2.3m upgrade". Nikki Kaye MP. Retrieved 28 May 2016. 
  6. ^ "Alan Thompson – Tairawhiti Legend of Sport". Sport Gisborne. Retrieved 28 May 2016. 
  7. ^ "Graeme Hansen - Tairawhiti Legend of Sport". Sport Gisborne. Retrieved 28 May 2016. 
  8. ^ "Maz Quinn – Tairawhiti Legend of Sport". Sport Gisborne. Retrieved 28 May 2016. 

External links[edit]