“Pathways for Success”
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.
Fish! Philosophy Values
1. Choose your attitude
Our staff and students choose the right attitude all day every day. We realise that we have a choice about how we approach our day.
2. Be there
We support each other and are also engaged and involved in our learning.
3. Make someone’s day
We love to work hard to make someone’s day by sharing a story written for a proud parent, a morning tea put on for staff or a trip to the Principal to show him some fantastic learning!
We also value having fun when at Gilberthorpe School. Fun with our classmates, our teachers and our whole community.
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.