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 - 25 September
E kore e taea e te whenu kotahi ki te raranga i te whāriki kia mōhio tātou ki ā tātou.
Mā te mahi tahi ō ngā whenu, mā te mahi tahi ō ngā kairaranga, ka oti tēnei whāriki.
I te otinga me titiro tātou ki ngā mea pai ka puta mai.
Ā tana wā, me titiro hoki ki ngā raranga i makere nā te mea, he kōrero ano kei reira.
The tapestry of understanding cannot be woven by one strand alone.
Only by the working together of strands and the working together of weavers will such a tapestry be completed. With its completion let us look at the good that comes from it and, in time we should also look at those stitches which have been dropped, because they also have a message.
Term 3 is often a difficult term – it is often a cold and wet term and is a term where the pressure to achieve ramps up for our Senior students and the reality of NCEA hits home. This year’s third term has been a particularly hard one for a number of students and staff. For some in our community, loved ones have passed away and taken some of life’s colour with them and some whānau are dealing with ongoing illness or other issues that bring with them clouds of worry. This has particularly been the case for a number of our staff this term. Hess Williams has been in Australia for a number of weeks with her ailing father. Melinda Machin and Richard Baker have both faced the loss of a parent. Jeanine Taylor has had time in Australia to be with her son as he faces medical issues. Staff have pitched in and given huge amounts of support to their colleagues and our students have had to adapt to new teachers with different teaching styles, and different strength and weaknesses. The support and resilience of our staff and students has impressed me hugely. It has shown that we are an awesome team.
Take care over the holidays, students and staff. Make the most of the two weeks. Get some sun and fresh air. Spend some time with the people that you care about. Relax and unwind. Seniors, get in some study and prepare for the final leg of your school year.
Deb Marsden - Acting Principal
Calendar of Events
We are very excited to share with you the new 2014 Young@Art exhibition logo design by a regular Y@A exhibitor, GBHS student Gabrielle Wee. Thank you very much Gabrielle for this awesome design. It will look beautiful on the posters and entry forms of Y@A.
The Young@Art exhibition will be this year in a new location, in the Art Bank in Takaka. The exhibition will be on from Saturday 25th October till 30th October for youth 7 till 17 years young, Artwork intake in the week before the exhibition.
So get painting, drawing, sculpting, sewing, gluing, editing.......and exhibit your artwork.
Elvira van der Waay, GBHS Arts coordinator
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 firstname.lastname@example.org and she will send them out to you.
GBHS Account No:
02 0764 0090122 00
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