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.
8 March 2019
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We are acutely aware that some families are facing significant concerns and hardship as a result of the drought. We are here to support your young person, so please let us know if there is anything we can do.
The school has double checked with Tasman District Council that we are compliant with the current water restrictions. We will not be refilling the swimming pool.
Staff Only Day – 22 March
A reminder that Golden Bay High School is closed on 22nd March for a Staff Only Day. As always, Staff Only Days do not reduce the number of teaching days the school is open for, as start and finish dates are adjusted to take account of them.
Greg Jansen will be working with us on Relational Practice, and preparation of our Education Brief for the building project.
Information and initial consultation around building project
Greg Jansen, the Ministry of Education appointed ‘Navigator’ will be working in the Bay on 21st and 22nd March.
A GBHS community meeting will be held 6-7.15pm on Thursday 21st March to inform and consult around the project.
Home and School AGM
We are keen to welcome new members to our active Home and School committee. The AGM is on 27th March at 7pm in the Library.
Board of Trustees elections – Kōrari evening
The School Trustees Association is holding an information evening on 26th March for anyone interested in being on a school BoT in Golden Bay. It will be held in our school library, start time TBC.
Congratulations to our champions based on best 5 results:
Senior Girls: Alice Ogle
Senior Boys: Finbar Lewis (Finbar broke 4 school records, and currently holds 11)
Intermediate Girls: Hinewai Lewis
Intermediate Boys: Eli Pomeroy
Junior Girls: Elizabeth Egan
Junior Boys: Lief Osborne
House results were as follows:
1st - Yellow
2nd - Blue
3rd - Green
4th - Red
We trialed some changes to the swimming sports this year which I’d like to get parent feedback on. I am keen to hear from parents of students who are not keen swimmers along with parents of those that are. I have explained the changes we trialed and the reasons we made them below. We are also seeking feedback from a range of students and staff. Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Board of Trustees is required to sign off that the school is sunsmart, and keeping students and staff outside all day whilst the UV index is 7 (which it was all of last week) does not meet that requirement. We were able to provide some shade for students and staff, but the set up of the pool makes it extremely challenging to provide more.
I received numerous supportive parent emails in response to my email home explaining the sun issues. However, this did have a consequence, being less events could be held on the day. As it was, the events ran an hour longer than planned.
Period 5 was clearly not an ideal learning time, however, the reason for going back in to class was to get students and staff out of the sun.
Low participation rate and poor attendance
Just under half of our students have been entering even one event at the swimming sports. Attendance on the day has been poor. So, after talking with some students, we trialed some fun events this year to try to increase participation. This, combined with the shorter day, meant we trialed timed heats rather than heats and finals, and like the athletics, ran longer less popular events during two lunchtimes, to try to get through everything.
Finally I would like to thank Dan Padial who has put an enormous amount of his own personal time into the swimming sports organisation, which has been an especially challenging task this year (including a software crash). Thanks also to Cherie Chamberlain, the PE staff, our wonderful parent helpers and the Sports Council and House Leaders for all of their work for the event.
Ake Ake Kia Kaha, Linda.
supplied by the GBHS Home & School Association
Any enquires please contact Daphne on 021 130 6655 or email email@example.com
Calendar of Events
Term One & Two 2019 Calendar
20 March Wednesday; school closes 2.15 pm
20 March Yr 7 Parents’ evening 7pm
21 March Community Meeting re Building Project
22 March Staff Only Day
22 March Goldie
25 March BOT meeting
26 March School Trustees info evening
27 March Home & School AGM
29 March Yr 7 Fair 3.30– 6pm
3 April Wednesday; school closes 2.15 pm
5 April Goldie
8,9,10 April Yr 7& 8 Sailing
12 April End of Term One
Easter and Anzac Day in the Holidays
29 April Term Two Begins
1 May Short Wednesday
2 May Yr 7& 8 Immunisations
3 May Goldie
9,10 May Queen Charlotte Exchange (hosting)
13– 17 May Bully Free Week
15 May Short Wednesday
17 May Pink Shirt Day
17 May Cross Country
17 May Goldie
20 May BOT Meeting
29 May Short Wednesday
29 –31 May Yr 11 Work Experience
29—31 May Yr 12 City Camp
3 June Queen’s Birthday Holiday
4 & 5 June Staff Only Days
12 June Short Wednesday
14 June Goldie
26 June Short Wednesday
28 June Goldie
5 July End Of Term Two
22 July Start of Term Three
2019 Term and Public Holiday Dates:
Term 1 - Monday 28th January - Friday 12th April
Term 2 - Monday 29th April - Friday 5th July
Term 3 - Monday 22nd July - Friday 27th September
Term 4 - Monday 14th October - Wednesday 11th December
2019 Public and Special Holidays
Good Friday: 19th April, Easter Monday & Tuesday: 22nd/23rd April (in term break)
Anzac Day: Friday 25th April (in term break)
Queen's Birthday: Monday 3rd June
Labour Day: Monday 28th October
Please see the Year Dates page for further information
Notes and reminders from the office team:
Welcome back to another year: A few reminders :
Over the second part of 2018, we worked on developing our school values.
Students had considerable input, along with staff and feedback at the
Our motto remains Ake Ake Kia Kaha and our four English values are:
Respect - Kindness - Passion - Creativity