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 - 6 November
Senior Closing Ceremony: Thank you to parents, extended families and the wider community for your support of our senior students. Our thanks to the very many organisations and individuals in the Golden Bay Community who have sponsored awards. Your support of the school and of our students is greatly appreciated. The opportunity to acknowledge the many and varied achievements of our students is an important occasion and it provides a fitting farewell to school leavers. Congratulations to all award winners, and especially to the students who achieved the school’s top awards:
· Dux (Golden Bay High School Board of Trustees Award): Emily Markman
· Proxime Accessit (Hodgkinson-Cooper Trophy): Alex Fersterer-Gawith
· MGS Charlton Plate for Citizenship: Tullia Wilson
· Colin McDonald Award for Endeavour: Jeremy Packard
· Golden Bay Community Plate for Sportspersonship: Alex Chubb
· The Arts Award: Laura-mae Parker
A number of significant scholarships are provided by community organisations and these were:
· RSA Bursary: Bonnie Cottle
· Golden Bay Lions Award: Jeremy Packard
· Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology award: Tim Muntwyler
· Reilly Family Trust Scholarship for Developing Leadership: Hamish Foxwell
· Network Tasman Awards for Academic Excellence in Year 11: Jenna Warn and Yerren van Sint Annaland; Year 12: Emma Bailey and Alex Chubb; Year 13: Bonnie Cottle and Calum Lewis.
A full list of award winners can be found here.
Student Achievement: further congratulations to Emily Markman who has been awarded an Otago University Leaders of Tomorrow Scholarship for 2015.
Day-Out Programme: The programme aims to link each student in year 9 to an adult mentor in the wider community so that our students’ horizons and interests are extended and positive role modelling is experienced. Developing such a relationship with an adult outside of the family or school is seen as a key factor in building resiliency in students. Chris Stephenson, Year 9 dean, is working with a group of Year 9 parents to organise this year’s programme. Students will be out with their mentor for four days this month: three consecutive Fridays from 14 November, as well as Thursday 20 November.
Paid Union Meeting: The Secondary Teachers union, PPTA, has advised us that the local branch will be holding a Paid Union Meeting on Thursday 13 November at 1.30pm. This will affect the afternoon programme at school. Buses will still run at the usual time, but there will only be limited supervision of students who remain at school. A separate letter has been provided to all students in Years 7 – 10 which provides more details.
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.
Thank you to everyone who supported Golden Bay High School at the Easter Fair and a huge thank you to Caroline Jones and The Home and School Association who put in many hours to ensure this event was a great success.
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
- Reference: cards or towels