OUR AIMS AND PHILOSOPHY
Our aim is to provide a sound, balanced education which promotes and encourages:
We believe continuing education is very important, no matter what age one may be, so we encourage and welcome adult students into our school. Places are available for adult students in most regular day school classes. Please contact the Office for details.
All Year 13 students become Senior Leaders, taking on a variety of activities and responsibilities throughout the year.
Activities include peer tutoring, mentoring, sports coaching and assistance, school discos/dances, representation of the school, etc. Involvement of this sort helps develop the skills of senior students while providing positive contact between them and younger students, encouraging both groups to participate fully in school life.
OUR SCHOOL CREST
Represents the visit of Abel Janzoon Tasman to Golden Bay on 19th December 1642.
OUR SCHOOL MOTTO
"Ake Ake Kia Kaha"
'For ever and ever be strong'
Our gold and green colours celebrate our abundance of sunshine, bush and pasture in Golden Bay.
GUIDANCE AND DISCIPLINE
Golden Bay High School is a guidance-oriented school. This means that our first and foremost objective is to get students to take responsibility for their behaviour, and to plan for ways to make sure that their behaviour is acceptable in future.
The school has a structure in place for dealing with behaviour which falls outside the Behavioural Guidelines.
Classroom teachers are responsible for guidance and discipline. They will deal with minor offences. They may contact parents if necessary.
If the undesirable behaviours persist, or where there are more serious problems, a classroom teacher will make a referral to the form teacher, who will then work with the student to bring the behaviour back within the guidelines.
When there are more than two referrals the Dean, and ultimately a Deputy Principal or the Principal will work with the student. Parents will be notified after the second referral, and will often be contacted after the first referral.
Any serious offences will be referred straight to a Deputy Principal.