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From the Principal - 4 December
Staffing: Sadly for us, Melinda Machin has decided that the time has come to move on to the next stage of her life and she will finish teaching music as part of the curriculum at the end of this term. During her 16 years in Golden Bay High School Melinda has developed the curriculum for Years 7 & 8, making music a highly relevant and fun subject for her students. She has produced and directed some memorable musicals, the wonderful “My Fair Lady” being the most recent. Melinda’s input has included regular variety concerts to show case our students’ talents and her work as an instrumental tutor has seen her high expectations transferred to the students who have achieved great success in Trinity Guildhall exams. Two of her former students had the distinction of playing in the New Zealand Secondary Schools Symphony Orchestra. Happily we won’t completely lose Melinda’s expertise as she will continue her role as an instrumental music tutor.
Michelle Anderson has taught PE and Health on a part time basis for almost four years and for the last two has been the teacher in charge of our Health Education programme. Michelle has decided to leave in order to focus her energies on the development of her new Personal Training Studio in Takaka and we wish her all the best in that venture. During her time at GBHS, Michelle’s input into girls’ football has been huge and this has extended into the wider community with the sport now enjoys a high profile for women in the Bay. Our girls’ 1st XI has become highly competitive at national tournament.
Voon Yi Thean and Hazel Clemens have been employed over the latter part of the year as teacher aides; they have both built up a great rapport with the students they work with and they will be missed as they both pursue new career options.
For a number of reasons the call upon relief teachers has been a lot greater than normal this year and I am very thankful for the way in which they have responded. Three in particular – Jason Welsford, Katrina Robbie and Melody Grant – have all provided long term cover in Art and Social Studies, while Murray McIver and Mark Allinson have also been very regular faces in the staffroom. To all of our relievers though, thank you for the great job that you do.
Student Achievement: Congratulations to Year 10 student Venus Cahusac who has achieved Royal School of Music London Piano Grade 2 with Merit and Music Theory Grade 2 with Distinction. Venus is a pupil of Julia Muntwyler.
Closing Ceremony: Parents of students in Years 7 – 10 should have received a letter detailing arrangements for the Junior Closing Ceremony. The return slip must be completed and returned to school by Monday please. The closing ceremony will be in the school hall on Thursday 11 December, starting at 11am.
Start of Year 2015:
All schools experience highs and lows as they go through a year, we are no exception. The highs though greatly outnumber the lows and we can be justifiably proud of the progress made and of the achievements of our students throughout 2014. To maintain a successful school we need the contribution and support from many sections of the community and my thanks goes to everyone- staff, students, parents and whanau, Board of Trustees, Home and School, community organisations and businesses, who all provided that support and made that contribution. I wish all school leavers lifelong success and hope you all have a safe and happy holiday.
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