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From the Principal - 15 May 2015
Staffing: Mr Rob Anderson, Head of PE, has very unfortunately suffered a severe leg injury during a football match last weekend. He requires an extensive period of immobilisation and rehabilitation and for the next few weeks will be unable to teach his classes. We will be covering his programme with teachers from our fantastic pool of relievers and will work to ensure that the NCEA classes are not disadvantaged through this.
Events: Activities over the past couple of weeks indicate the diversity of things happening for our students. Rehearsals are in full swing for our major stage production early next month; a new band, describing themselves as a mix of rap and rock, has formed and will make their debut this Friday evening at the variety concert being held as a public fund raiser; students have competed in the regional schools chess tournament, a regional Year 7 & 8 rugby sevens and in the Nelson-Marlborough Secondary Schools Equestrian competition and today we held our annual cross-country races. Year 10 students have been planning environmental improvements at the Takaka Sewage treatment ponds and this week were planting trees there, weather permitting.
Last week a group of Year 7 & 8 students attended a drama workshop as part of a series of gifted and talented student opportunities while Year 11 participated in the Art of Learning course “NCEA Success” a one day course focusing on developing skills for success in assessments and examinations.
UNESCO involvement: Ben Knoef is our liaison teacher for the UNESCO Associated Schools Project and this week has been attending a national hui in Lyttleton. Key focal points of the project are Inclusive Education; Education for Sustainable Development; Human Rights Education; Education in Support of Cultural Dialogue. A UNESCO student leadership group has now been formed in the school and the project has the potential to support links into areas such as our Project Janszoon involvement and in the developing awareness of the school’s responsibility around sustainability and the environment. We are also in the process of seeking links with a school in the region of the Netherlands from where Abel Tasman originated.
Tasman Secondary Schools Equestrian: congratulations to our team of Frances Clark, Marlene Schrader, Maia Schinkel and Collingwood Area School’s Taryn McLellan, which finished in third place out of 16 teams from across the Nelson and Marlborough region.
School Funding: I would like to acknowledge some recent funding support received:
Calendar of Events
It will be a year of tributes and goodbyes for Roger, who is retiring after 16 years as Principal at Golden Bay High School. While we may be the last of a long line of trustees that he has worked with patiently and always respectfully, we would like to be the first to thank him for his outstanding service and contribution to the school.
In the last few years Roger has had to deal with a series of major, and tragic, unthinkable events. Always he has been calm in the storm, a steady ship towards which we have all looked to for leadership. Always he keeps his focus on the most important issue, on the human and humane response. He has had to prioritise amidst a seemingly endless list of emergencies and it is testament to his ability to do this and to keep his eye on the welfare and achievement of students that the school has continued to do so well and punch above its weight in markers such as its ERO report and NCEA results. If anyone wants to do a study on multi-tasking, I suggest a few hours in Roger’s office.
Principals come in so many forms, and we have been lucky enough to have a principal with an innate integrity, which is possibly the most important thing a school and its trustees, parents and students could wish for. He sees issues from all sides, particularly from those of the student where he stands firm in their defence and interests, and he is a staunch champion of our school in all arenas.
There is much more to say and to thank Roger for, but for now we wish him a very happy and fulfilling final year as our principal, and we express our gratitude for all his service and leadership.
GBHS Board trustees Margie, Allen, Greg, Nikki, Darren, Sue, Kirsten, Bronwynn, Axel.
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