“On a pathway for success, in our ever changing world”
We think of ways to make someone’s day.
We choose our attitudes to keep everybody happy and smiling.
We can manage our own learning in different ways.
We communicate our ideas in our learning.
Our Curriculum has a strong Values emphasis. At Gilberthorpe School we incorporate values into our teaching and learning, and in the life of the school. To support our values from the FISH! Philosophy of Be There, Make Someone’s Day, Choose Your Attitude and Play, we teach and embed these qualities into our daily lives:
- Logical thinking
- Creative thinking
- Risk Taking
- Goal Setting
- Social Action Co-operation
- Physical Wellbeing
Values and the FISH! Philosophy
Here at Gilberthorpe we utilise the Fish! Philosophy every minute of every day. This philosophy is centred around 4 key parts:
1. Choose your attitude
2. Be there
3. Make someone’s day
This philosophy helps make our school environment a great place to be!
The school is situated adjacent to a site where Māori once rested and cooked food in earth ovens, on what was the banks of the Waimakiriri River. In 1860 the Gilberthorpes, from Hull in England, purchased the site for farming. The original homestead being on the site where Te Puawaitanga ki Otautahi Trust is situated today. The School itself was constructed in 1956 and opened its doors for the first students in 1957. Te Taumutu Rūnanga have named our school “Ara Tū Whakatā”, a stopping place on the pathway for refreshment.