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 - 26 June 2015
Year 7-10 Report Interviews:
Teacher/parent/student interviews for Years 7-10 will be held in the school hall on Thursday 23 July, (first week of term) 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 RY8T2. 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.
We have recently welcomed Jeanine Taylor back into school. Jeanine and Mary Demlyn will continue to share the 7T form teacher role and the classroom teaching over the rest of the year, while Sue Mitchison will continue with the Year 7 Dean role.
Margaret Chisholm has worked with us in a part time capacity as Counsellor and Special Needs support over the past year and we are indebted to the input she has made. Margaret will be teaching at Motupipi School in Term 3. Abbey Gilligan takes over the counselling role on a full time basis.
Jane Hart has been doing a wonderful job in the Science department during Paul Nield’s absence on a Royal Society fellowship over the first two terms. Paul returns to teaching at the start of next term and hopefully we will see more of Jane as she joins our pool of relief teachers.
School Funding Support:
Thanks to Trash Palace for the very generous donation to support Year 9 students to participate in the Rotoiti camp next term.
To all students, I hope you have a safe and happy holiday.
Calendar of Events
Important Notice to Parents of Year 11-13 students sitting NCEA qualifications this year.
It will be a year of tributes and goodbyes for Roger, who is retiring after 16 years as Principal at Golden Bay High School. While we may be the last of a long line of trustees that he has worked with patiently and always respectfully, we would like to be the first to thank him for his outstanding service and contribution to the school.
In the last few years Roger has had to deal with a series of major, and tragic, unthinkable events. Always he has been calm in the storm, a steady ship towards which we have all looked to for leadership. Always he keeps his focus on the most important issue, on the human and humane response. He has had to prioritise amidst a seemingly endless list of emergencies and it is testament to his ability to do this and to keep his eye on the welfare and achievement of students that the school has continued to do so well and punch above its weight in markers such as its ERO report and NCEA results. If anyone wants to do a study on multi-tasking, I suggest a few hours in Roger’s office.
Principals come in so many forms, and we have been lucky enough to have a principal with an innate integrity, which is possibly the most important thing a school and its trustees, parents and students could wish for. He sees issues from all sides, particularly from those of the student where he stands firm in their defence and interests, and he is a staunch champion of our school in all arenas.
There is much more to say and to thank Roger for, but for now we wish him a very happy and fulfilling final year as our principal, and we express our gratitude for all his service and leadership.
GBHS Board trustees Margie, Allen, Greg, Nikki, Darren, Sue, Kirsten, Bronwynn, Axel.
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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