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 - 27 February 2015
Contact Details: it is vital that we maintain up to date contact details for all parents/caregivers. Recent emails out to parents suggest that a few email addresses in particular may have changed or no longer exist. If you have changed any contact details recently or if you do so in the future, please contact the school office. Linda Mason maintains our student management system details so emailing her with any changes: firstname.lastname@example.org is the most effective way of notifying us.
Project Janszoon: A Student Advisory Board has been set up consisting of four students and one teacher from each of the partnership schools (GBHS, Motupipi School and Motueka High School.) Three Year 12 students – Dallas Bradley, Yerren van Sint Annaland and Clarissa Barham, along with Jack Balck (Year 10) and teacher Mark Mackenzie - attended a retreat in the Abel Tasman National Park last weekend to get this group underway. The aims are to provide opportunities for the student leaders in the schools to connect and to develop leadership skills; to provide input into education programmes and events; to provide student feedback about the project; and to act as ambassadors for the project both regionally and nationally.
Past Pupil Achievement: Melissa Wells has recently graduated from Otago University with a 1st Class Honours degree in History. Melissa was also awarded the prize in Public History, awarded annually on the recommendation of the University Pro-Vice Chancellor for Humanities.
Student Diaries: These were issued recently to all students, free of charge courtesy of the advertisers. Even in this electronic age the diaries are still a very useful personal organiser and I seek parent support in encouraging students to make good use of them. A big thank you to the following advertisers for their support for the school:
Laser Electrical, Anatoki Salmon, Arista-Cat Mussels, Imagine Designs, Motueka Flooring Extra, Alliance Plumbing, Hammer Hardware, Golden Bay Coachlines, Fresh Choice Takaka, Waitapu Engineering, Tasman Tyre Tread,s Silvermoon Jewellers, Shane Eggers Painting, Joshua Tree, Canidae Pet Food, Golden Bay Motueka Funeral Services, Clear View Cleaning Services.
Academy Diaries are also sponsored nationwide by Te Wananga o Aotearoa, Safe Bottles and Fatweb.
Student of the Week: this new initiative is aimed at acknowledging student achievement, leadership or participation, or students who best uphold and promote our school’s values. A photo of the student, along with a statement as to why they have been acknowledged, will be placed in the GB Weekly and be on display in the school reception area. A $10 canteen voucher will be presented at assembly each week. The first recipient of this award was Jack Winter, who was involved in the rescue of Josh Scotland during the school pool accident and this week the award goes to the members of the school tennis team, Frances Clark, Amy Hurst, Hamish Foxwell and Ben Cowin, who won the Tasman Secondary Schools’ mixed team championship.
Calendar of Events
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 email@example.com and she will send them out to you.
GBHS Account No:
02 0764 0090122 00
- Reference: cards or towels