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.
11 May 2018
Kia ora koutou
We are very fortunate to have fantastic community support in so many aspects of school life. Thank you to everyone who supports our students and staff.
In this edition of Goldie, I want to especially thank Home and School, ably lead by Julie Gill, for their work over the last 12 months. Staff are very excited about significant contributions to our school van fund - there will be more details about this in the next Goldie.
During the break, I experienced another of those ‘wow I am so proud to be the GBHS Principal’ moments. Rowan Williams gave an inspirational speech at the Anzac Day Service, and Star Young, Kathy Shaw and Mathew Hopkins stood very still for a long time with the flags. Golden Bay High students represent our school and community extremely well. We don’t ‘spoon feed’ our students, but rather support them to know what is expected and how to get there. I believe this is the right approach as it sets our students up well for life beyond school.
The confirmed 2017 NCEA pass rate results became available in the last week of Term 1. We have attached the NZQA reports with this Goldie. (The graphs are hard to read but we did not want to ‘play’ with them, in order to retain authenticity).
In summary, our pass rates at Levels 1 and 2 are outstanding. As a staff and BoT, we are looking more closely at Level 3 and Endorsements. An important question not shown by these results is ‘are our school leavers achieving what they aim for?’ For example, not all of our students are interested in attending university.
Term 2 is a full on ‘academic’ term for students and staff. There are less than 100 school days until NCEA exams! We are currently writing student reports. As foreshadowed last year, these will be emailed to parents; Seniors at the end of May, and Juniors in mid-June.
Two very important dates are for the whānau/student/teacher meetings: Wednesday 6th June for Seniors, and Wednesday 27th June for Juniors. Please prioritise coming to these important meetings.
Ake ake kia kaha
Calendar of Events
24-25 May Yr 12 NMIT
25 May Goldie
26–28 May South Island Hillary Challenge Adventure Race
28 May BOT Meeting
28– 30 May Geo Trip Year 13
1 June Teacher Only Day
4 Jun Queen’s Birthday Monday
5– 6 Jun ERO visit
6 Jun Teacher/ Student/ Whānau Yr 11-13 2.30– 8pm
2018 Term and Public Holiday Dates:
Term 2 - Monday 30th April - Friday 6th July
Teacher Only Day Friday 1st June (TBC)
Queen’s Birthday Monday 4th June
Term 3 - Monday 23rd July - Friday 28th September
Term 4 - Monday 15th October – Wednesday 12th December
Labour Day – Monday 22nd October
Teacher Only Day Monday 5th Nov (TBC)
Please note that Teacher Only Days are to-be-confirmed (TBC) and an extra Community of Learning Day will be added.
"What a start to the year. Expected drought conditions followed by record temperatures and almost record rainfall, king tides and blood blue moons. For those who believe in omens, please don't tell me what it means.
I do know what augurs well and that is our school year ahead. A new Principal, Linda, who has hit the ground running, new staff both permanent and fixed term and hopefully a refreshed and re-energised staff as well.
The board are rearing to go and get our teeth into the nuts and bolts of the governance side of the school operation....continued.
Notes and reminders from the office team:
The Uniform Shop - The Uniform Shop tries to be open fortnightly on Tuesday from 1-2pm (lunchbreak). Opening days for Term Two 2018 will be: 22nd May, 5th June, 19th June, 3rd July.
All uniform purchases must be paid for in full before taking home. Please be aware that for us to return any uniform, it must not have been worn and tags must still be on clothing. Any enquires please contact Daphne on 021 130 6655 or email email@example.com
Our School Canteen Menu - check out our Te Whare Kai page for more info..