At Golden Bay High School students prepare for the future by learning skills and knowledge, and developing the personal resources that are needed to live satisfying, balanced and responsible lives.
We cater for all students, whatever their needs. Part of our philosophy is to take into account the interests and abilities of each student. We devise individual programmes to support maximum learning where necessary.
Please contact us if you need any further assistance - we would love to hear from you.
Ake Ake Kia Kaha.
From Richard Baker, the Acting Principal - 29 September 2017
Tena Koutou katoa
We have finally reached the last day of Term 3; the days are warmer and longer and everyone is ready for a good break. It is has been a busy term with lots of entertainment, sporting challenges and academic rigour. Lipsync was outstanding and a big thanks goes out to the staff and students who not only entertained Golden Bay but also raised $ 3330.50 for the library. The students also came to the party again last Friday for mufti day (pyjama theme) bringing in cans of food for the community foodbank. The school role in the community is vital and GBH is keen to explore further relationships with community organisations and businesses. Early
next term we will be holding a Community Hui on the 26th October to seek feedback and ideas as to how we can move forward with these connections into the future. An important part of the future will be the Mohua (Golden Bay) Community of Learning, publicly launched last Monday at Takaka’s movie theatre. Golden Bay High School is committed to being part of this educational initiative and will be taking an active role in working with the other education organisations to raise the standard of education for our children. We have even gone so far as to give (lend) Takaka Primary one our most beloved teachers, Jonny Anderson, to have as their Deputy Principal. Jonny has been magic as our Year 8 go-to person and Specialist Classroom teacher. We, both staff and students, will miss his humour and energy – All the best Jonny!
Creating a Health, Safe and Sustainable Environment
Justin Davies and Ana Vaughan planting one of the new Michelia Y unnanensis that was provided to the school by Paper 4 Trees.
Paper 4 Trees is an organisation which rewards paper recycling with trees and plants for the school grounds. This year we received a mixture of natives and exotics to plant whereas last year we had a range of citrus fruit trees.
In keeping with providing a safe, healthy and environmentally sustainable environment the Board of Trustees has decided to phase out high-sugar canned fruit and milk drinks from Te Whare Kai, the school canteen. Not only does sugar rot students’ teeth, but it causes mood swings that interferes with their learning. This decision is in conjunction with a region-wide drive by the Nelson Marlborough Health Board to reduce sugar consumption among adolescents. In doing this we, as a community, need to support our youth by removing the temptation and by having the commercial sector support the school in not providing youth with sugar during the school day. To this end I would remind parents that students are not allowed to leave school grounds for the purpose of bringing and distributing unhealthy food to others.
Ake Ake Kia Kaha,
Richard Baker, Acting Principal
Calendar of Events
19 Oct................School Photos TBC
23 Oct................Labour Day
25 Oct................TSS Snr Rugby 7s
25 Oct................What If?
26 Oct................Community Hui Evening 7pm
27 Oct................Bake Sale - Home and School Fundraiser at Fresh Choice
31 Oct................BOT Meet 7pm
1 Nov..................Seniors finish
1 Nov..................TSS Snr Rugby 7s
1 Nov..................Inter-Schools’ Athletics Day
2 Nov..................Senior Prize Giving 7pm
3 Nov..................Teacher Only Day
7 Nov..................TSS Jnr Ki O Rahi
7–10 Nov……....Yr 7 Teapot Valley Camp
8 Nov..................What If?
2017 Term Dates:
Term 3 Monday 24th July to Friday 29th September
Term 4 Monday 16th October to Friday 8th December
The Uniform Shop - The Uniform Shop tries to be open fortnightly on Tuesdays from 1-2 pm (lunchbreak).
All uniform purchases must be paid for in full before taking home.
Please be aware that for us to return any uniform, it must not have been worn and tags must still be on clothing. Any enquires please contact Daphne on 021 130 6655 or email email@example.com
- Covering Letter to Parents and Caregivers from Andy on behalf of the BOT
- Full Review can be found on our BOT Page
The Senior Leadership Team of the School are:
Acting Principal..Richard Baker
Deputy Principal..Coralie Stopford
Acting Deputy Principal..Peter Mitchison
At the Boards request, Alison McAlpine has been appointed as a Limited Statutory Manager. Any parent wanting to speak with her should contact the GBHS office for an appointment.
GBHS is in good heart. The recent ERO visit confirmed sound student progress
Alison McAlpine - LSM