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 - 3 July
Year 7-10 Report Interviews: Teacher/parent/student interviews for Years 7-10 will be held in the school hall on Thursday 24 July, from 2.00pm until 8.00pm. A letter will be sent home about the arrangements for school during the afternoon on that day. Once again bookings can be made on-line. To access this go to: www.schoolinterviews.co.nz and enter the event code D7K2W. You then simply follow the prompt to enter your details, choose the teachers you wish to see and choose the times. Please do not book any teacher more than once even when your child may have that teacher for more than one subject. If you don’t have internet access, please complete the form in this Goldie and return it to the office as soon as possible. The afternoon/evening provides an opportunity to meet with subject teachers, form teachers or deans, and to have an informative conversation about your student’s learning and achievement. Student attendance at these conferences is really important.
Child Safety Handbook: 900 Degrees NZ 2008 Ltd has once again developed this handbook. Through the support of advertising businesses, it is distributed free of charge throughout New Zealand and all Year 8 students have been given a copy this week. The book addresses issues of safety in the home, on the street, outdoors, at school, personal safety and drug awareness. Its aim is to help parents and caregivers understand issues of safety surrounding children and to help children learn how to make their own environment safe and accident-free. Proceeds from the book go to the Child Cancer Foundation.
School Ball: Well done to Gareth Batten and the Year 13 ball committee for your organisation of a very successful evening.
Productions: Anyone who saw the stage productions last weekend can’t help but be impressed at the high standard of performance from our students. Both “The Light of Lumingrad”, created by the students in the play with director Martine Baanvinger, and Chekhov’s “The Bear”, directed by Jim Barnes, were quality plays; congratulations and thanks to everyone involved, whether you were on stage, out front or behind the scenes.
Community Funding Support: thanks to the following for their generous support of the school:
· Fresh Choice, $200 for Girls’ football
· Pub Charity, $4,327.83 for Girls’ football
· Blue Sky Community Trust, $2,600 for Caving gear
Language Perfect World Championships: Some of our International Language students entered this on line competition involving over 300,000 students from around the world. Courtney Broadhurst (Year 12) was outstanding, winning a gold award, placing her in the top 2% of those students. Bronze awards (top 10%) went to Erin Bickley (Year 9), and Year 10 students Grace Gray, Bobby-Lee Jenkins and Siti Jongkind; Credit awards (top 20%) were achieved by K-Dee Bourke and Rhiannon Ward (Year 9) and Shanelle Bayliss-Bowden (Year 10). It is wonderful to see students prepared to challenge themselves in events such as this.
International Students: as the term closes we farewell Jannis Welling and Marie Ziegler, who have both been here for a year, and Elke Neuhaus who has been in Year 12 since the start of the year. We wish them the very best as they head home to Germany.
Mr and Mrs Rob and Michelle Anderson have been granted leave for the first four weeks of next term to travel to the UK to catch up with family. We wish them well for their trip. Their classes will be taught by Mark Allinson and Katrina Robbie.
I hope all staff and students have a happy and safe holiday.
Calendar of Events
2015 Term Dates
The following term dates for next year have been approved by the Board of trustees.
Term 1: Tuesday 3 February To Thursday 2 April
Term 2: Monday 20 April To Friday 3 July
Term 3: Monday 20 July To Friday 25 September
Term 4: Monday 12 October To Friday 11 December
Nelson Anniversary Day Monday 2 February
Waitangi Day Friday 6 February
Good Friday 3 April (in holidays)
Easter Monday 6 April (in holidays)
Easter Tuesday 7 April (in holidays)
Anzac Day Holiday Monday 27 April
Queen's Birthday Monday 1 June
Labour Day Monday 26 October
Students in Years 11-13 will be required at school during the day on Friday 30 January to confirm courses.
Come along and enjoy the rollicking, fun filled, foot tapping dance tunes at this next Home and School evening out.
Tickets are available during the holiday break from Nikki 525 8899 and Caroline 525 7185 & they would love to hear of any offers of help!
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
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org and she will send them out to you.
GBHS Account No:
02 0764 0090122 00
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