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.
A message from Katrina:
Mihi manahou ki a koutou.
It is my sincere pleasure and privilege to be appointed Principal of Golden Bay High School and I look forward to meeting everyone personally in 2016. The warmth and friendliness of the community is rivalled only by the beauty of the landscape and this has shown me and my family that we are indeed both lucky and fortunate to becoming a part of such a wonderful community.
Me hikoi tahi tatou.
Let us journey together in the quest to achieve our goals.
Calendar of Events
New Principal appointed:
The Board Of Trustees is delighted to announce the appointment at the weekend of Katrina Hutton as our new Principal, taking over from Roger when he retires in January next year. Katrina was chosen from a strong shortlist of three candidates, whose applications included a Q and A session with the school council, presentation to staff, board and Home and School representatives, and interviews with the board. An Education Consultant helped the board throughout the process.
The board feels that Katrina, currently a DP at Morrinsville College near Hamilton, is a very good fit for the Person Specification drawn up by the whole school community for the position, and exemplifies our Vision, Values and our Mission to engage students with high quality programmes to help them lead satisfying lives. She has real strength and skills in building relationships within both the school and community, and in building teams and leading initiatives to increase student engagement and progress.
With a background in Maths, Katrina is a highly respected classroom teacher, is passionate about priority learners and sees her role as breaking down barriers to learning to make school a meaningful place for each individual student. She’s approachable, professional and has a huge amount to offer the school and move it forward. Katrina has taught in New Zealand schools for the past 15 years, but hails originally from Liverpool.
Margie, Allen, Greg, Sue, Nikki, Kirsten, Bronwynn, Axel and Darren.
The Kamar Parent Portal
The Kamar Parent Portal can be used by students and caregivers to access information and notices. The site can be used to keep up to date with assessment information and the NCEA credit summary. The site also contains information on assessments that a student has been entered into and will detail the assessments that have been completed or are yet to be assessed. This will help students and caregivers to monitor NCEA progress, track assessments and credits as they are completed and entered into the Kamar system.
The link to the parent portal is below. Details of username and password can be obtained from Richard Baker at the school.
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
- Reference: cards or towels