While teaching and learning is our core task, the school places a strong emphasis on assisting students to be ready for learning by developing their personal and social skills. The guidance network ensures that every student feels she is a valued member of the organisation and that she is developing self esteem and getting on well with others. This network is comprehensive and includes form teachers, Deans, Counsellors, Student Learning Support Teacher, Director of International Students and Student Services Coordinator.
A wider team of health professionals are also available to students while at school including the Gisborne Secondary Schools Psychologist, a physiotherapist, Resource Teachers of Learning and Behaviour and Public Health nurses. Gisborne Girls' High School operates a one stop shop approach to student health and wellbeing allowing all students to access services on site on a free and confidential basis. All services are housed in the Student Services Complex.
Gisborne Girls High Schools, Te Korowai Tautoko, is staffed by a teacher in charge of the ORS student learning programme and a Teacher Aide team. The department provides speciality education for students with special needs and students with Ongoing Resourcing.