WELCOME TO GOLDEN BAY HIGH SCHOOL
At Golden Bay High School students prepare for the future by learning the skills and knowledge, and developing the personal resources, that are needed to live satisfying and balanced 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 - 8 May 2013
A very warm welcome back to school for the start of Term 2.
New Deputy Principal: A whole school powhiri was held on Monday to welcome our new Deputy Principal Mrs Deb Marsden, her husband James and daughters Mieke, Sophie and Abby. Mrs Marsden comes to us from Te Aroha College in the Waikato and has a teaching background in English, Health and Counselling. In addition to her senior management responsibilities, she will be teaching Year 8 and 9 Health classes and is involved in Year 7 and 8 Sport. We all wish her a long and happy time at Golden Bay High School.
ANZAC Day: Some of our senior students again stepped up and made important contributions to ANZAC Day ceremonies. Oliver Bailey read the poem “In Flanders Fields” at the dawn service and Emily Markman delivered her impressive speech, giving a young person’s perspective and themed around the same poem, at the civil service. Emily had earlier in the year gained 2nd place with her speech in the regional section of the RSA’s Cyril Bassett VC speech competition. Vari Petterson, Lydia Freeman and Bonnie Cottle served as flag bearers at this service and Leia Jones laid a wreath on behalf of the school.
School Buildings: The demolition project is at last nearing completion and this week the boiler has been re-fired in preparation for colder weather. Some peripheral sealing, behind the boiler house to create additional car parking and a hard surface for student bicycle stands, is still to be done. The newly sown grass area which covers most of the footprint of the demolished building will require some landscaping, as will the areas around the new prefab classroom blocks. Generous funding from the school reunion committee will support this. Staff and students have contributed suggestions for the landscaping and anyone else who may have ideas around this can contact me either by phoning the school office, or , more effectively, by email: email@example.com The school assembly hall is now being painted as the first stage in bringing the whole school into the new exterior colour scheme.
Teacher-Only Day: To support the final stages in aligning NCEA to the national curriculum document, the Minister of Education has again granted all secondary schools two ‘NCEA’ teacher-only days this year. The first of these will be held on Tuesday 4 June, (the day after the Queen’s Birthday holiday) and will enable our teachers to work with same subject teachers in schools across the Nelson and Tasman region. It means that on that day, the school will be closed to all students. I will send a reminder out closer to the date and apologise in advance for any convenience that this may cause families.
My best wishes to everyone for a happy, healthy and productive term.
Board of Trustees Report - 18 March 2013
Full Minutes of the Monthly meeting can be found here
24 May Goldie
27 May BOT Meeting 7pm
29 May TSS Cross Country
3 June Queens Birthday Holiday
4 June Teacher only day (no school)
5 June Australian Science Comp.
10 June TSS Climbing
13 June Attitude Presentation
17 June Australian Writing Comp.
18 June Australian Spelling Comp.
24 June Board Meeting 7pm
27-29 June School Production
3 July TSS Squash
10 July Music Concert
12 July End of term 2
Golden Bay High School Board of Trustees Election
Declaration of Parent and Staff Election Results 2013
Parent Representative Votes:
Clarke, Margie 138 Clarke, Darren 91
Jongkind, Stef 56 Kelly, Bernie 62
Nalder, Kirsten 94 Napp, Greg 107
Prebble, David 60 Reid, Allen 65
Shelly, Mark 39 Invalid votes 12
I hereby declare the following duly elected.
Margie Clark, Darren Clarke, Greg Napp, Allen Reid, Kirsten Nalder
Staff Representative Result:
As there was only 1 nomination, I hereby declare Sue Mitchison duly elected.
NOTE: There were a number of late votes, totalling 17 to date. Please be aware that this election is a legal process with deadlines set by the Ministry of Education. Therefore, votes received after noon on the17 April were invalid.
The uniform shop will be open on Tuesday 28 May between 1-2pm.
Size 10 and 12 Skirts now in stock. Unisex cargo pants $37- $39
Boys Trousers $45 Girls trousers $69
Payment needs to be made before garments picked up. Preferred by internet banking to GBHS Home and School Account 02 0764 0090122 01
With winter fast approaching just a reminder to students in Years 8 – 11. You are allowed to wear, for the remainder of this year, uniform items that you already own, however, leggings, jeggings and tights are NOT allowed.
Parents we ask for your support in helping to enforce the new uniform policy – please do not let your child come to school incorrectly dressed.