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 - 10 April 2014
School Counsellor: The Board of Trustees has approved a year’s refreshment leave for Mini Foley. Mini finishes at the end of term next week and intends heading overseas. In her absence Abbey Gilligan will take up the counselling role in the school, working three days per week. The position of School Counsellor is a complex one and a further appointment is pending to pick up some of Mini’s counselling-related work and to provide support to the Special Education department in the school. We wish Mini well during her travels and look forward to her return in Term 2 2015.
Easter Fair: Don’t forget, the months of organisation and preparation are building to next Saturday. This is the biggest fundraising event the school has been involved in for a very long time. We need the support of everyone in the school community to ensure its success.
Cyclists: It is great to see students cycling to and from school, but many of them appear to have a complete disregard for road rules and their own safety. Cyclists must remain alert at all times, be aware of other road users and wear a helmet. One issue that has been drawn to my attention is that of cyclists riding on the wrong side of the road. It is very difficult to be seen at the best of times and motorists simply do not expect to see a cyclist riding towards them on the same side of the road. Remember that in any collision between a car and a cyclist, nearly all of the damage will be to the cyclist!
Anti-Bullying: a small group of students is working hard to promote an awareness of bullying and anti-bullying strategies. Their first initiative involved a brief skit at this week’s assembly. A recent publication from “Principals’ Digests” included the following advice for students, advice which fits well within our policy and guidelines:
To all students and their families, I hope you have a happy, safe and refreshing holiday.
Kia ora, welcome to the new year!
Remember all that consultation and feedback we sought from you last year? You can rest assured it hasn’t disappeared into a large black hole – at our first meeting of the year we approved our new Charter, which is a direct result of listening to parents, students, staff and the community about what they want to see happening at our school. It was a long road with a lot of words and ideas to think about, but we’re really happy with the end result, and we hope you are too. Here’s what we are all aiming for, for everyone at Golden Bay High School:
Vision A modern learning environment in which students are encouraged to explore, create, challenge and lead.
Mission Educating and engaging our students with varied, high quality learning programmes and providing opportunities to develop the knowledge, skills and personal resources needed to lead satisfying, balanced and responsible lives.
Values To have the courage to aim high and the resilience to keep trying, to respect and show concern for others and for our environment, and to work together for the benefit of all. Click here to continue reading..
The Golden Bay Tinbum Triathlon
Thank you to all who competed in this event and helped raise funds for our school. Thanks also to all the wonderful sponsors and people who assisted to make this such a great event. The results of the triathlon can be found here.
LIBRARY NEWS - NEW BOOKS
We have lots of new books trickling in at the moment so keep an eye out on the New Books display stand, the library door, library blog & website. The Star Author featured on the library’s website is Veronica Roth author of the highly successful Divergent series. Read all about her here.
Calendar of Events
The Grand Easter Fair will definitely be on this Saturday, come rain or shine!
8A is running a Cake and Produce stall at the Grand Easter Fair on the 19th of April, and need some cakes and home grown items to sell. To make our stall a success we need items to sell such as, delicious cakes, muffins, biscuits, and fresh fruits and vegetables. We are accepting items on:
· Thursday 17th in school time, (to the office or R24)
· Friday 18th (no school) at 4-5pm, and on (R24)
· Saturday before the fair starts 10:30 -11:00am. (Stall)
Please make sure all items are labelled i.e. Granny Smith Apples, Banana Cake.
Thanks for helping make our stall a success. We hope to see you at the fair, 8A.
Our Year 8 students have been very busy making wonderful movies for the School Easter Fair. Have a look at them on our Facebook page.
This is the biggest fundraising event the school has been involved in for a very long time. We need the support of everyone in the school community to ensure its success!
GBHS ART AUCTION (20 photos)
We have been humbled by the generosity of the wonderful Artists in Golden Bay who have donated their works for the Art Auction, to raise funds for GBHS. Please support them and the school by bidding at the Auction. The Auction will be held at the Easter Fair at 1.00pm. Thank you to all Artists for your wonderful works and for supporting our school.
Absentee bids will be accepted in writing and by email NO LATER THAN 6pm Friday 18th April 2014. For a Bidding Registration Form contact Billy Kerrisk firstname.lastname@example.org. Successful bidders will be notified by 5pm Saturday 19th April. Full payment is required prior to release of the artwork by the Home and School Committee. Collection in person is preferred. Alternative transportation of artworks is at the purchasers own risk and must be arranged by by them and at their own expense by Thursday 24th April.
Golden Bay High School is holding a Grand Easter Fair on Saturday 19th April, 11 am–2 pm.
This fundraiser is an alcohol-free and family-friendly event with something for everyone: games, rides, bouncy castle, produce and plants, books, toys, clothes, bric-à-brac, food, live entertainment, a raffle, an art auction, and much, much more. Students, staff and parents will be working together to make it a day to remember!
We would like to ask you to support the event by coming along on the day with friends and family, and also ask if you can help us in any way. We are looking for donations of prizes, artwork for the auction, humanpower before, during and after the event, any great ideas you may have, and simply getting the word out to the Golden Bay community and beyond.
If you can help in any way, please get in touch with Caroline Jones via email at email@example.com - thank you for your support!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org and she will send them out to you.
GBHS Account No:
02 0764 0090122 00
- Reference: cards or towels