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.
6 July 2018
Kia ora koutou
I want to take the opportunity to thank all of the volunteers who support our students and school in so many ways. In particular, winter sport for our students relies very heavily on parents and community members coaching, managing, fundraising and transporting!
Home and School are amazing supporters of the school, with fundraising, uniform and stationery; thank you.
The BoT spend a huge number of largely invisible hours governing our school, and I want to thank Chair Andy Williams for his tireless work and support. We are extremely fortunate to have him as our BoT Chairperson.
One community member I want to especially thank is the wonderful Cherie Chamberlain, who volunteers many hundreds of hours of her own time to coaching and supporting netball and basketball. Cherie is also our sports co-ordinator, which is essentially an administrative position, for 15 hours per week.
Our Junior Netball team will attending the South Island Tournament in Christchurch in the break, thanks to Amanda Tait and Cherie’s support. Good luck, girls!
We are sad to be farewelling Performing Arts and Language Teacher Andy Dolling, who has resigned for family reasons. We wish him well and thank him for his service at GBHS.
The recent Performing Arts classes’ production of ‘The Bronte Sisters: Eccentric Lives’, directed by Martine Baanvinger, was a great success. It was a serious subject, performed with aplomb by our students.
Saturday 7th July is the day of our annual Senior Ball, and excitement is high – please keep our young people safe by active supervision of any get togethers.
Saturday is also the Mohua Matariki tree planting day at Totaranui – see the included advert. I’m looking forward to the event,... and won’t forget my gumboots!
Students and staff are ready for the winter break. We look forward to an action packed Term 3. Please note there is Staff Only Day on Monday 30th July.
Ake ake kia kaha
Calendar of Events
23 Jul Term Three begins
25 Jul Garin Exchange (hosting)
30 Jul Staff Only Day
1 Aug Wednesday, school closes at 2:15pm
3 Aug Goldie
7 Aug Home & School Meeting
8 & 9 Aug LipSync
15– 17 Aug Junior Winter Tournament
15 Aug Wednesday, school closes at 2:15pm
17 Aug Goldie
19 –24 Aug Yr 9 Camp Rotoiti
20 –24 Aug Senior Exams
27 Aug BOT Meeting 6.30 pm
29 Aug Wednesday, school closes at 2:15pm
31 Aug Goldie, School Daffodil Day
3– 7 Sep Senior Winter Tournament
5-7 Sep Yr 12 Work Exploration
10 Sep Maori Language Week
12 Sep Wednesday, school closes at 2:15pm
14 Sep Goldie
2018 Term and Public Holiday Dates:
Term 2 - Monday 30th April - Friday 6th July
Term 3 - Monday 23rd July - Friday 28th September
Term 4 - Monday 15th October – Wednesday 12th December
Labour Day – Monday 22nd October
Teacher Only Day - Monday 5th Nov (TBC)
Please note that Teacher Only Days are to-be-confirmed (TBC) and an extra Community of Learning Day will be added.
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Important Notice to Parents of Year 11-13 students sitting NCEA qualifications this year…
Notes and reminders from the office team:
The Uniform Shop - The Uniform Shop tries to be open fortnightly on Tuesday from 1-2pm (lunchbreak). Opening days for Term Two 2018 will be: 3rd July.
All uniform purchases must be paid for in full before taking home. Please be aware that for us to return any uniform, it must not have been worn and tags must still be on clothing. Any enquires please contact Daphne on 021 130 6655 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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