The Board of Trustees has a governance role and sets the vision for the school. By assisting and supporting the Principal, the board helps define the long - term aspirations and strategy of the school. Specifically, the board is responsible for curriculum and policy, finance, property, health and safety, discipline and the employment and remuneration of senior staff.
The Board is not responsible for the day-to-day management of the school; this is the responsibility of the school Principal.
Putting Things Right
Concerns and Complaints Policy
Covering Letter to Parents and Caregivers from Andy on behalf of the BOT
MOE ERO Review Report
News from the Board of Trustees - 8 Dec 2017
From Andy Williams - GBHS BOT Chair
2018. Roll on. What a year we have ahead. Fresh starts with our new Principal Linda Tame, the new Aquaculture extension to Lab 3, the painting of the Waitapu Road buildings over January, several new permanent staff and a couple of new fixed-term staff.
2017. A long year: a year of change and a year where we learned again the value of resilience, of standing tall and standing beside each other. The students of Golden Bay High School show well the Values of our school, "To have the courage to aim high and the resilience to keep trying, to respect and show concern for others and for our environment, and to work together for the benefit of all."
Our Community Consultation Hui provided a huge amount of evidence of the directions that the school community and the wider community see the school moving in, of what is important, of ways in which we can improve the environment, the teaching/learning of students, the campus and the types of subject or courses we should be offering. The number of people who came out to share that process with us was humbling and helped show the Board the investment the community have in our school.
There has always been a degree of community involvement in our school and this has grown with the relationship between the mussel industry and the school over recent years. There is a huge potential with many groups in the community; Building, Agriculture, Tourism and the Arts to be added. Golden Bay is a special place, exciting, vibrant but relaxed and chilled. Just like our students and staff. We can be so much more in our community and prepare students so much more for our community.
We would like to thank Staff for all their time spent with students and property, and a special thanks to all the contractors for their continued support, help and expertise in making it possible to keep the school running efficiently.
The Board (Bev Purdie, Jack Balck, Cynthia Sampson, Cherrie Chubb, Gareth Batten, Susi Struck, Richard Baker, Vanessa Harwood, Alison McAlpine and myself) would like to wish you and your families a a very Merry Christmas and a safe Happy New Year. Enjoy the Christmas break then strap yourselves in for an exciting year ahead.
GBHS Board of Trustees Chair.
Dear Parents, Whanau and Friends
Many of you have been notified that Golden Bay High School now has a Limited Statutory Manager – Alison McAlpine - sitting on the Board of Trustees.
This letter explains more about what Alison will do and the reasons why Alison has joined our Team.
Please remember, the Board have the best interests of all staff and students at the front of our minds, and this interest drives our actions. We have an awesome school, with wonderfully dedicated and skilled staff and our children, who are growing in skills, determination and enjoyment of life in this great place deserve the very best we can provide them.
Andy Williams, Chair, Board of Trustees