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 - 26 May 2016
Kia ora tatou katoa
Two words! Exceptionally proud! I was extremely privileged to attend the Rockquest auditions in Nelson on Friday 13th May where our band “The Hoard” performed. I have to say I was amazed how many bands were entered from numerous colleges. Waimea I believe had 9 bands entered and so monopolised the crowds. Our support on the night was unbelievable given the distance they had to travel and how late at night it was. The host even mentioned that Golden Bay High school were in the house! When the band came on the stage, I had butterflies and it wasn’t even me performing! However, they owned the stage, they were confident and captivated everyone. Their performance was fantastic and they engaged with the crowd so naturally and so their selection for the finals was not unexpected. Last Friday the band with many fans attended the finals. They managed to come 2nd overall and took out the style award. This now means that potentially after submitting their videos that they may be selected to go to the Nationals in Auckland Well done Flynn, George, Erin, Manu, Khan and Claire. I am so proud of you. Carl, thank you so much for sacrificing countless hours. We really do appreciate everything you have done. I have watched them grow under your guidance in the last few months and their talent is now accompanied by confidence and great stage presence so thanks to both you and Tracy.
Wow! What an absolutely amazing evening. It was fantastic to see so many students involveld across all year levels, all of which had extremely polished performances. I would like to commend the Lip Sync Committee (Jesse, Paris, Emma, Reuben, Tori, Ryley, Bryce, Matt, Josh) with a particular thanks to Miss Palmer for the countless hours they spent in making the evening a polished and enjoyable evening. I was extremely proud of our skill levels across the school.
I would like to thank our judges Roger File , Ronnie Short and Henning Hack (ex student) also for your kind comments, it’s great to get such professional feedback. It was great to see the winners also take out the peoples choice award as they were only Year 7. It is fantastic to see the confidence of our younger ones coming though. Well done Rhys and Jaiden and well done to the class winners 11P also, what a fantastic effort!
Lastly but by no means least I would like to acknowledge our equestrian team for competing at the TSS Equestrian event on Friday. Eleven teams from schools around the Top of the South entered, and the GB Black and Gold team of Maia Schinkel, Shaye Oates and Shannon Glover (Garin) came third. Individual winners: Shaye won her Junior 65cm class, Frances Clark came 4th in her Senior 80cm class. Photo back row from left: Frances, Shannon, Maia; front row Grace Gray, Shaye and Laila Balzer.
Ake Ake Kia Kaha,
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.
Calendar of Events
Board of Trustees News
Welcome! - We would like to warmly welcome our new board members Susanne Struck, Cynthia Sampson, Cherrie Chub, Kylie Haerewa and Andy Williams. They bring a valuable range of experience, knowledge and perspectives to the board table, and will be joined by current trustees Kirsten Nalder and Nikki Winter. The staff rep will be chosen by election in the coming week. The new board takes office on June 10, and before then the current board will familiarize them with their role and fill them in with what’s happening at the moment.
Health and Safety – we continue to work through our policies and systems, and an independent auditor will visit the school next week. The new legislation stresses that Health and Safety is everyone’s responsibility, and encourages participation at all levels. In line with this we will be holding a parent evening next term to discuss with parents how we deal with health and safety issues and requirements, and to share their ideas and perspectives.
Community Consultation Hui - Please put aside the evening of Wednesday June 29 for our Community consultation hui, to be held at the high school hall at 7pm. This is a great time for parents and the wider community to give feedback and to share with Kat and the new board their ideas and vision for the school. We will begin with a snapshot of where the school is at currently in a number of learning and management topics, and move on to smaller discussion groups.
All the best, Margie, Allen, Darren, Kirsten, Nikki, Bronwynn, Jack, Sue and Kat
Golden Bay High School Board of Trustees Elections
Declaration of Parent Election Results 2016
At the close of nominations, as the number of valid nominations was equal to the number of vacancies required to be filled,
I hereby declare the following duly elected:
Steph Hartill, Returning Officer.
Change of Bank Account
Golden Bay High School has changed its main operating Bank Account to the NBS (Nelson Building Society). The bank account number to make payments for Subject fees, Donations, Trips etc is: Golden Bay High School 03-1354-0370134-000
Please note that payments for Uniforms and Stationery are to continue to be paid into the Home and School Accounts.
The bank account number to make payments for Stationery only is:
The bank account number to make payments for Uniforms only is:
Year 11-13 Report Interviews:
Teacher/parent/student subject interviews for Years 11-13 will be held in the school hall on Monday 20th June, from 2.00pm until 8.00pm. A letter will be sent home about the arrangements for school during the afternoon on that day. Once again bookings can be made on-line. The afternoon/evening provides an opportunity to meet with subject teachers, form teachers or deans, and to have an informative conversation about your student’s learning and achievement. Student attendance at these conferences is really important.
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 email@example.com and she will send them out to you.
GBHS Account No:
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