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 - 1 August
Welcome back to another full on term. We especially extend a warm welcome to our new international students: from Germany, Patrick Seyerlein and Natalia Reinhard (both Year 12), Max Juecker and Luzie Kalthoff (both Year 10). From Ikubunkan Junior High School in Tokyo, Japan, Keigo Takayasu, Subaru Iwasawa and Sota Iwase, all in Year 9.
Former GBHS Student Success: recent graduates from Victoria University of Wellington included Owen Baxendale (BA Hons); Maria Morani (BA, BCom); Jennifer O’Byrne (BCom); Lani Pomery (MSc)
Curriculum Review: as part of its annual self-review programme the Board reviews curriculum areas in the school on a regular cycle basis. This year the review is focusing on three curriculum areas.
We are seeking feedback from parents and students via an online questionnaire which can be accessed here.
Trustpower Community Awards: Each year Trustpower, along with Nelson City and Tasman District Councils, run a community awards evening for the region. One of the awards is a Youth Community Spirit Award to which all of the regions secondary schools can make a nomination. Our nominee this year was Tullia Wilson. She has given her time to a range of activities: various school and community fundraisers; working with the elderly in the community; school council chairperson; house leader; magazine committee; Big Brother big sister mentor with a Year 7 student; volunteer writer for the GB Weekly; heavily involved in a range of aspects of stage productions; leader of the anti-bullying movement in our school, all of which make Tullia a fantastic role model and a deserving winner of the award.
In the education category for community groups, our Home and School Association was runner up; this also is a well-deserved accolade for a hardworking group of people who are doing an amazing job in their support of the school. Don’t forget the ‘Pig, Wig, Swig and Jig’ which they have organised; as well as being a great fundraiser, it is also guaranteed to be an evening of fun.
Calendar of Events
Come along and enjoy the rollicking, fun filled, foot tapping dance tunes at this next Home and School evening out.
Tickets are available during the holiday break from Nikki 525 8899 and Caroline 525 7185 & they would love to hear of any offers of help!
Internet Safety Presentation
On the 6th August we have John Parsons coming to run an Internet Safety Presentation.
John is highly specialised - he works alongside Police, CYF and Health Professionals delivering training in child protection to attendees who come from a wide range of professions. He also works with individuals, young people and families who have become ensnared by predatory adults across digital networks, those who have been cyber abused and children and youth who abuse others using online technologies.
John is the co-developer of cutting edge cyber safety Internet Heath Safety education now being delivered in Schools and to adult learning groups across New Zealand. Check out his website www.s2e.co.nz and come along to the presentation.
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
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