WELCOME TO GOLDEN BAY HIGH SCHOOL
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 the Principal - 24 October
Welcome back to the final term of the year and a particularly warm welcome to those students and their families who are new to Golden Bay High School.
I would like to acknowledge the great job done by Deb Marsden as acting Principal during my recent overseas trip. I spent the first week of term coming back to earth after experiencing the sights and sounds of San Francisco, New York, Boston and the New England states. I am a great believer in the adage that travel broadens the mind; however it also helps us to appreciate our own country and all it has to offer, as well as our own education system, including the school itself.
Student Achievement: Congratulations to Emily Markman who has been awarded a McKee Trust Scholarship for 2015. Four of these prestigious scholarships are awarded annually to students in the Nelson/Tasman region. Emily intends studying Science and Law at Otago University next year.
Court Re-surfacing: Our hard court area beside the gymnasium has, at long last, been re-surfaced with an astro-turf style surface. We have had to overcome a number of barriers to complete this and are very grateful to those people who worked so hard last year to fundraise for the project. We received $15,000 from The Canterbury Community Trust and well in excess of $20,000 was raised locally. We will, at a later stage, acknowledge all of the people who contributed. The new surface will prove to be a great asset and will benefit a range of sporting codes, not to mention the impact that it will have on our Physical Education department.
Senior Closing Ceremony: A reminder that this ceremony, to celebrate the achievements of our senior students and to farewell school leavers, will be held on Wednesday, 5 November, in the school hall at 7.30pm. All students in years 11 – 13 and their families, along with supporters of the school, are cordially invited. Our guest speaker will be a former dux of the school, Kate Markman.
Senior Students’ Exam Leave: Tuesday 4 November is the last day of formal classes for students in years 11 – 13. While timetabled classes finish at that date, your teachers are always happy to help you if you approach them beyond this date with study difficulties. Students need to remember that this day certainly does not mark the start of your holiday. It is the opportunity for a real focus on external exams, to consolidate the work done over the year and to help achieve in a meaningful way to the very best of your ability. Quality achievement is based on the support that you have received at school and on the work that you put in. A number of top sportspeople have often been heard to say, when asked what part luck plays in their achievement, that they notice “the more hard work they put in, the luckier they become!” These next two weeks, as well as the exam leave time, are critical if you are going to create your own ‘luck.’I wish all students the very best in the exams and thank you for the contribution you have made to the life of our school community this year.
Calendar of Events
It’s now the time to think about advertising any uniform that you are going to have for sale. Please advertise it on the school website even if your child is not quite finished with it yet.
If you will need uniform for next year it can be bought now. I’m at the uniform shop on Tuesday at 1pm. Alternatively you can place an order for pick up in January. I will need orders in by the 7th November.
Rosie has order forms at the office or on the website.
Home and School
“BINGO NIGHT” planning meeting,
Wholemeal Café, at Midday
5th November , All welcome
Remember there are great Christmas present ideas. tea towels, notecards and recipe books, available from the office.
Caroline firstname.lastname@example.org - Phone: 03 5257185
We are very excited to share with you the new 2014 Young@Art exhibition logo design by a regular Y@A exhibitor, GBHS student Gabrielle Wee. Thank you very much Gabrielle for this awesome design. It will look beautiful on the posters and entry forms of Y@A.
The Young@Art exhibition will be this year in a new location, in the Art Bank in Takaka. The exhibition will be on from Saturday 25th October till 30th October for youth 7 till 17 years young, Artwork intake in the week before the exhibition.
So get painting, drawing, sculpting, sewing, gluing, editing.......and exhibit your artwork.
Elvira van der Waay, GBHS Arts coordinator
News in brief
Internet safety is important and we do our best to make sure students are safe when they use the net. Parents need to be aware of the dangers at home too. You can find an Internet safety kit at www.netsafe.org.nz
Does your child use a smartphone?
Do you know what they are looking at? We encourage adults to have open conversations with young people about the responsibility that goes along with ownership of a connected device. For more information check out this site:
Home and School
Check out our Home and School page for the latest news!
If you would like to purchase these tea towels or the notecards and cannot make it to the school please pay $12.00 plus $4.00 shipping = $16.00 into the following account and then email email@example.com and she will send them out to you.
GBHS Account No:
02 0764 0090122 00
- Reference: cards or towels