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 - 8 December 2017
Tena Koutou katoa
So here we are in the final week, and what a spectacular year it’s been! While there has been some adult drama in the background, the students have had some wonderful opportunities provided for them through the dedication of staff and parents to ensure that the reason why we are here is not forgotten. Whether this has been in the form of a sports event, a What if? project, a camp at Teapot Valley, or that classroom moment when the lightbulb gets switched on and someone’s mental world exponentially expands.
It is a time to say thank you for the hard work done by all those people in the community who have contributed unselfishly of their time and resources, be they the larger firms like Solly’s or the parents who meet as part of the Home and School Committee to fundraise yet another dollar to purchase equipment or help send another child on a trip they would otherwise struggle to afford.
Schools, despite their ill deserved reputation as places of isolation, are a reflection of the community in which they exist. The more the community wants to be involved, the greater the interaction. The Community Hui showed this year that Golden Bay wants to be involved in its High School and now we all have to work out how this can be developed. This week was a great example with the gifting of the Whare Iti to Golden Kids from Golden Bay High School students, led by Ben Knoef. It took local businesses, school students working in various subject areas, iwi and a number of dedicated individuals to bring this together and it showed what could be achieved using our pooled resources.
The doors to Golden Bay High School are open to partnerships with the community, and more opportunities await us in the New Year.
I wish you all a Merry Christmas on behalf of the staff and students and look forward to working with you again in 2018 for a brighter future with the new Principal, Linda Tame leading the way.
Ake Ake Kia Kaha,
Richard Baker Acting Principal
2017 Senior Prizegiving Winners can be found here
Calendar of Events
14 Dec...........BOT Meet
30 Jan...........Term One 2018 begins
2018 Term and Public Holiday Dates:
Term 1 - Tuesday 30th January - Friday 13th April
Waitangi Day - Tuesday 6th Feb
Good Friday - 30th March
Easter Monday & Easter Tuesday - 2nd & 3rd April
ANZAC day is in the April holidays
Term 2 - Monday 30th April - Friday 6th July
Queen’s Birthday Monday 4th June
Term 3 - Monday 23rd July - Friday 28th September
Labour Day – Monday 23rd October
Term 4 - Monday 15th October – Wednesday 12th December
2018 START UP INFORMATION
Welcome Powhiri: Staff who have never been welcomed at the Onetahua Marae are invited to a special Powhiri held for any new staff on Wednesday 24 January 2018.
Uniform Day: Uniform Pick Up day for Year 7s will be held at GBHS Hall on Wednesday 24 January 2018 from 11am-2pm. All students and caregivers with any other uniform orders or purchases are most welcome to come also. Contact for any further info: email@example.com
Course confirmation for Seniors (Years 11-13)
All staff (including all Support Staff) will be at GBHS on
Thursday 25 January and Friday 26 January 2018.
Senior Students are expected to make any course alterations after 1pm with their Deans. Students will be able to access their timetables through the
KAMAR portal from mid January.
School begins for all students on Tuesday 30 January 2018.
Linda Tame, QSM, has been appointed by the Board as Golden Bay High School’s new Principal starting in 2018. Linda has local connections and is very familiar with ‘the Bay’. She brings a wealth of experience from her time as Principal of both Lincoln High School and Linwood College. She also has lots of useful contacts through her work with the MOE and her recent work as an education consultant.
We look forward to welcoming Linda to GBHS.
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
- Covering Letter to Parents and Caregivers from Andy on behalf of the BOT
- Full Review can be found on the Ero Website
"2018. Roll on. What a year we have ahead. Fresh starts with our new Principal Linda Tame, the new Aquaculture extension to Lab 3, the painting of the Waitapu Road buildings over January, several new permanent staff and a couple of new fixed-term staff. Continue...
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 firstname.lastname@example.org