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 - 19 August 2016
Tena Koutou katoa
Our Band, as you know, still has an opportunity to make the national finals and if you haven’t already, please support our guys by texting ‘8466 thehoard’. They are nearly there, let us make it happen for them!
It is with great sadness this week that I have had to announce the resignation of Deb Marsden. Deb has worked as DP for three years now and done some great work. She will be missed and we wish her and her family the best for their future. Mr Nield is Acting Deputy Principal at present.
Last week our Year 7 students were lucky enough to be invited to a performance by the Golden Bay Orchestra at Takaka Primary School. They were given over an hour of musical performances. Comments made by students were “I really enjoyed it , it was Old Scottish Music with stories“ “The highlight for me was hearing each instrument individually to hear their different sounds and then hearing how well the individuals could play . Then hearing them all play together.” I would like to thank all the members of the Golden Bay Orchestra who made this possible. Conductor-Manfred Raunigg, Leader & first violin-Hennie Pemberton. Other 1st violins-Alice Williams, Johnny Marshall, Saramah Chocka. 2nd violins-Patsy Garrett, Hannah Marshall. Viola-Myrriah Ellis Cello-Marta Barham, Dick Wenzel, Robin Keown. Flute-Michael Delceg Double bass-Rudolph Samper. Bassoon-Sheila Climpson. Clarinet-Mikel von Pupka. Horn-Judy Murray. Trumpet-Willa Visker. Timps. Graeme Wells. Percussion- Johanne Berkahn
Our Project Janzoon student leaders Noah Haewera, Jo Ogle, Hana Mason , Dallas Bradley and and leader teacher Mr MacKenzie went for a Termly meeting to Kaiteriteri. This included some warm-up games, information about the Abel Tasman National Park and a man who came to share a restoration plan he had worked on in Christchurch, restoring native plants. The students were involved in a restoration plan for the Golden Bay High School site in Abel Tasman National Park (Hadfield’s Clearing). This is accessible to our students and staff. We are encouraged to use this site as a learning opportunity for our students. The students will get more information about what they are doing at an upcoming assembly; staff are going to get more information about what learning opportunities are available for our students early in Term 4 when the Project leaders come to visit staff.
This week I was fortunate to be a part of the Year 9 Camp. It was great skiing with our students and watching them develop as the day went on. It was great to see their confidence also increase.
Our Year 7/8 students went to Winter Tournament this week, which has caused a real buzz of excitement. I’ll look forward to hearing all about it when they get back.
It is also Senior Exam week and it was great to see so many students looking composed and prepared going into the hall today. If you have any questions around the exams please do not hesitate to give us a call or email.
Ake Ake Kia Kaha,
Calendar of Events
Board of Trustees News
Hi from the new GBHS Board of Trustees.
We have a great group of parents on board again this year, and great boots to fill. The experience that each of us brings may be very different to that of the previous board but we are eager to do our best to support Kat and the staff as they support our kids.
We have a busy time ahead. Last week we had the consultation hui where parents came out to discuss with staff and the board the highs and lows, the good and the bad, and the goals and aspirations we all have for our school and students. We now have to take that information away and interpret what it all means for GBHS and look at the direction that you as parents wish our school to go in.
We also have the 10 year plan to start implementing. All schools have a 10 year and five year plan we formulate for the funding of repairs, maintenance and capital works in the school. We are in the process of changing project managers and starting to fulfil the visioning that staff and parents dreamed a couple of years ago. There will be some exciting news to bring throughout the year as this vision takes shape into real buildings and changes within the school. As this plan takes shape you will all be shown these exciting prospects and we are sure you will be as enthusiastic as we are for the future of our childrens school environment.
We will continue to bring to you what is happening from "the boardroom" after each main meeting. We will also advise you on the ever changing rules and regulations that we as a school have to follow and the effects they will have on us all.
Thankyou for your support.
The Board: Andy, Kirsten, Cherie, Cynthia, Suzanne, Kylie, Nikki, Jack, Gareth.
COMMUNITY CONSULTATION SURVEY
If you missed our community hui, you still have a chance to let us know what you think. Please go onto survey monkey and fill in our GBHS community consultation document.
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.