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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.
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From the Principal - 13 March 2015
NCEA Results: While our overall achievement rates for NCEA Levels 1 and 3 were slightly down on previous years, our Level 2 achievement rate of 84% matches averages for national data and the proportion of students who are achieving NCEA either with excellence or merit endorsement continues to grow each year. An outstanding 47.5% of achieved results at Level 1 were endorsed and the figures for Levels 2 and 3 were only just below that. The government’s measure of a school’s success is based on the number of school leavers with NCEA Level 2 as their minimum qualification. 84% of our leavers last year achieved at least that qualification and this is well on target to reach the Government’s goal of 85% by 2017. The addition this year of new courses at Year 12 – Aquaculture, Building and Construction, and Tourism, as well as the restructuring of many courses, will support that goal.
At this week’s assembly we celebrated the achievements of the students who earned an endorsed result last year. Endorsement of NCEA provides tertiary providers and prospective employers with a good measure of discrimination between candidates for course entry or for job applications. We value the pursuit of excellence and the students thus honoured have certainly aimed high.
To achieve a merit endorsement, at least 50 credits must be achieved at merit or excellence.
At Level 1, these students achieved Merit endorsement: Skyla Boomert, Dallas Bradley, Joshua Childs, Jesse Eckert, Elliott Gibbs, Sophia Jevremovic, Barney Kelly, Thomas Kelly, Paris Lee, Nathan Ward, Jenna Warn and Anna Zrinyi- Morgan
Level 2 with Merit: Courtney Broadhurst, Alex Chubb, Sam Du Feu, Hamish Foxwell, Toby Johnstone, Gabrielle Wee and Mitchell Winter
Level 3 with Merit: Bonnie Cottle, Alex Fersterer-Gawith, Leia Jones, Calum Lewis, LilliKoko Muller-Murchie, Floris Pontier, Rachel Sadowski and Marco Symmons
To achieve excellence, 50 credits must be achieved at excellence level and students who are in this category received the Principal’s Award for Excellence.
Level 1 with Excellence: Reuben Chubb, Frances Clark, Louis Davies, Mirca Fredrick, Timo Milne, Nick Napp, and Yerren van Sint Annaland
Level 2 with Excellence: Emma Bailey and Jonathan Martin
Level 3 with Excellence: Emily Markman
Former Student Success: Congratulations to Oliver Bailey who has been awarded the Lissie Rathbone Award 2014 by Victoria University. It is given to the top student in English and/or History at 100-level who had also received a Victoria Excellence Scholarship. Oliver’s success last year was through his History papers achieving A+ in all papers.
Raising Concerns: in spite of our best intentions, I acknowledge that we may not always get things right. There are clear procedures if you wish to raise a concern or make a complaint and an outline of these is included in this Goldie.
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