Gisborne Girls’ High School

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General Information

School Hours

The school day begins at 8.25am Monday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday. Tuesdays start at 9am. School finishes at 3pm Monday,Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday and at 1.05pm (Seniors), 2.30pm (Juniors) on Friday.


Detailed reports will be sent home to parents/caregivers throughout the year. Report evenings for Seniors are held in Terms 1 and 2; Juniors in Terms 1 and 3.
Final reports in Term 4.
Parents are welcome to discuss their daughters needs with the Principal and staff at any time.

Parent Handbook


Student Handbook & Student Assessment Handbook
Homework has an important place in secondary education. It develops the habit of individual
work and consolidates classroom learning. Homework should be regular but not excessive to
be of value. Parents can help by ensuring conditions at home are favourable for homework and by regularly
checking on that work.


Textbooks and certain items of equipment are supplied by the school.
If students wilfully or carelessly damage them, they will be expected to pay for the damage.

The School Activities Donations

This is a voluntary donation, set each year by the Board of Trustees. The school relies heavily
on this donation to subsidise equipment for clubs, sports, the library,drama, music, guest speakers, school travel and sports teams.
The amount set for the year will be advised in a school newsletter. It is currently $70 per student
or $100 per family.

Course Cost Contributions

This will be requested in some subjects where there is a take-home or keep component of
materials. This levy covers the cost of such materials rather than expecting students to provide
them. This information is available in the stationery lists provided to all students.

Sports Fee

Students participating in sport teams affiliated to outside sporting organisations will be
expected to pay a subscription to offset costs.

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