Gore Main, formerly “Gore Public School” was the first school established in Gore. This was on 4 October 1878 and from 1886 until 1953 it was the only Public School on the west side of the river. It holds a proud record in the field of education in the town.
The present main building was erected in 1984, and it is the fourth main building on the site. The site itself is sloping, attractive, and has been well laid out. A feature is the Weeping Elm tree, planted in 1929 by the ex-pupils in memory of those who died on active service during World War I. In 1995, following considerable fundraising activity, a school hall was erected.
The community served by the school can best be described as diverse in its nature. All types of family groupings are evident, along with a wide range of occupational groups. Gore is very reliant upon a strong rural economy fostering growth within the town itself.
The school community encompasses the commercial area of the town, the Gore gardens and a number of other recreational reserves and buildings.
While the main population concentration is within the town boundary we do have a very supportive rural community. Many of the rural parents take active roles in the functioning of the school, and the organisations associated with it.
The school has access to a variety of cultural and sporting facilities, including the multi-sports centre, hockey turf, tennis, cricket, dance, library and museum. Gore has a very fine selection of art housed at the Eastern Southland Art Gallery as well as the John Money collection which has recently been gifted to the town.
Gore Main School is part of the Eastern Southland Kāhui Ako/Community of Learning whose aim is to build a community, not just of schools but the wider community too, focused on success for all in Eastern Southland.
REACH FOR THE STARS - WHĀTORO MŌ NGA WHETU
Tamariki at Gore Main School are encouraged to reach for the stars as their approach to each and every day at Gore Main School. We take on every opportunity that comes our way building our knowledge and confidence in the world around us. We know what our whānau want for their tamariki and we aim to provide this learning environment. Come and share in this amazing place.