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.
9 February 2018
Tena koutou katoa
Ko Lofty te maunga
Ko Murray te awa
Nō Adelaide ōku tīpuna
Nō Adelaide ahau
Nō Mohu tōku kainga noho
Ko Barbara tōku Mama
Ko Ren tōku Papa
Ko John tōku Tane
Ko Jack, Georgia, Zoe, Frank tōku tamariki
Ko Linda Tame tōku ingoa.
Tena koutou, tena koutou, tena koutou katoa
It is a great honour and privilege for me to serve as the Principal of Golden Bay High School. I am looking forward to meeting as many of the community as possible, and learning about the community and school so that we can provide the best possible education for our students. My cellphone number is 027 222 4798. Please feel free to phone or message me and I will get back to you.
I am holding a few informal drop in coffee chat sessions. You are welcome to pop in - for 5 minutes or an hour! Just come to the front office:
Tuesday 13th 8.30-9.30am Tuesday 13th 5.00-6.00pm
Wednesday 14th 5.00-6.00pm
Thursday 15th 8.30-9.30am Thursday 15th 2.45-3.45pm
We have welcomed new teachers Ms. Katrina Fort (Mathematics) and Ms Emma Rouse (Year 7). Some of you may not be aware that Miss Palmer has decided not to return from her refreshment leave.
The unconfirmed 2017 NCEA results have been received. Some changes are currently occurring and as soon as these are confirmed (early March) I will report them to you.
The school year has got off to a great start with an amazing powhiri on Tuesday 30th. I was ‘blown away’ with the quality of the students’ haka and waiata. I am also really impressed with the lovely atmosphere around the school. Students are all very friendly and it is a real privilege starting to get to know them.
Ake ake kia kaha
Linda Tame - Tumuaki/Principal
WEATHER WATCH WARNING -
Tuesday 20th Feb - 9.30pm - School is closed on Wednesday.
Tuesday 20th Feb 6.45pm Please be reassured that all ECE and schools are keeping in close contact with one another and will continue to liaise with the bus company. We will bring you an update by 7am tomorrow as to whether buses are running and schools and centres are open. This will be published here and on the Takaka Noticeboard. We appreciate you sharing updates as we provide them.
We will consider MOE and civil defence advice, as well as our own readiness (power!) when making our collective decision as to whether we can open our schools and centres, and you will hear from us tomorrow morning by 7am.
Tuesday 20th Feb 7am
All schools and ECE are closed today. GBHS, MPS, TPS, CTS, Golden Kids and Kindy.
Monday 19th Feb 7pm
Golden Bay High School, Motupipi Primary School, Central Takaka School and Takaka Primary School will be informed by 7am on Tuesday 20 February as to whether the bus routes are running. If the buses do not run, all schools will close for the day. We will pay close attention to Civil Defence Advice, MOE information and updates from Golden Bay Coachlines, and will update with any further decisions about early closure. We are also in contact with ECE providers and will update on our individual pages and the noticeboard early tomorrow.
Calendar of Events
20 Feb Swim Sports - postponed to 1st March due to weather
21 Feb Yr 9 ENG parents evening 7pm
23 Feb Goldie
26 Feb Vic Uni visit
26 Feb BOT Meet 6.30pm
28 Feb Yr7 Meet Parents/Teachers 7pm
1 March Athletics day/SwimSports backup
7 March Yr 10 ENG parents evening 7.30pm
8 Mar Home & School Meeting 7pm
9 Mar Otago Uni visit
9 Mar Goldie
12 Mar Science Roadshow
14 Mar Special Olympics swimming
15 Mar Immunisation Yr 7&8
18Mar TinBum Triathlon
21-23 Mar Science wananga - Onetahua Marae
23 Mar Goldie
26 Mar BOT Meet 6.30pm
27 Mar School Photos
28 Mar-3 Apr Waitomo Caving Trip
30 Mar-3 Apr Easter Break
6 Apr What If? Day TBC
6 Apr Goldie
11-13 Apr Yr 7&8 Sailing
13 Apr End of Term One
13-15 Apr Secondary School Adventure Racing Champs
30 Apr Start of Term Two
11 May Goldie
2018 Term and Public Holiday Dates:
Term 1 - Tuesday 30th January - Friday 13th April
Good Friday - 30th March
Easter Monday & Easter Tuesday - 2nd & 3rd April
ANZAC day is in the April holidays - 25 April
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.
Due to the oncoming BAD weather, Swimming Sports is postponed until the 1st March.
TUESDAY 20TH FEB - 2018 SWIM SPORTS PROGRAMME
9.30 33 Breaststroke Heats
10.10 66 Freestyle Timed Finals
10.30 33 Backstroke Timed Finals
10.45 Morning Interval
11.15 33 Freestyle Heats
12.00 66 Backstroke Timed Finals
12.15 33 Butterfly Timed Finals
12.30 100m Freestyle Timed Finals
12.45 33 Breaststroke Finals
1.00 Lunch break
1.50 66 Breaststroke Timed Finals
2.10 33 Freestyle Final
2.30 House Relays X 6 swimmers per team
2.45 Staff v Year 13 Relay
" 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.
Home and School
All parents are welcome to come to our first
Home and School meeting of the year on Thursday 8th March in the Staffroom at 7pm.
Julie Gill is the Chairman, and Linda Tame will be at the meeting. Business will include applications for funding support, an update from the Principal and discussions about business for the year.
For more information on Home and School have a look at our web page.
Our School Canteen Menu - check out our Te Whare Kai page for more info..
Notes and reminders from the office team:
The Uniform Shop - for Term 1 2018 will be 13th February, 27th February, 13th March, 27th March, 10th April. The Uniform Shop tries to be open fortnightly on Tuesday from 1-2pm (lunchbreak).
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 firstname.lastname@example.org