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 June 2018
Tena koutou katoa
Most of you will be aware that our senior caving club was involved in a search and rescue operation on Monday night. After leader Chris Stephenson injured his back, the group followed ‘textbook procedures’ and stayed put in their campsite until rescuers arrived. Golden Bay High School, Chris and the whole group have been repeatedly commended by police and rescuers for their high quality safety documentation, and then the actions taken. It was a very worrying and long night for a small group of us, but I had complete and well-founded confidence in our staff and senior students.
Be ‘bright on your bike’ is a joint message from the school and Police. As the days are now very short it is even more important that students can be seen. A few weeks ago a student was knocked off their bike on the way to school in broad daylight. Thank goodness there were no serious consequences. Let’s all work together to keep our students safe!
Thank you to the generous donors to our new Give A Little Page – we are seeking any donations, no matter how small, to find the last $10 000 we need to make a GBHS van a reality. At my last look the total was nearly $600. https://givealittle.co.nz/cause/gbhs-needs-a-school-van
The next Home and School meeting is on Wednesday 13th June at 7pm. As well as usual business, Dan Padial, HOD PE & Health, will be running a short focus group on the Health Curriculum to augment the recent community online survey. All parents are very welcome.
Staff had a very productive day on the 1st June staff only day. Thank you for your support. Days such as these do not reduce the number of teaching days. We are allowed to take up to a maximum of 5 per year, and they extend the length of the year in December. We primarily worked on assessment and potential tweaking of future reporting to parents, which we will be seeking student and whānau feedback about in due course. We also looked at how we can each improve our teaching through quality inquiry processes and appraisal, and our third focus was beginning to refine the school values.
The BoT has agreed that school will start on Monday January 28th in 2019. This is aligned with other local schools. Course counselling for senior students will be held the previous week. (Details to follow). We will be taking Tuesday 5th February as a holiday – making a long weekend as Monday 4th is Anniversary Day, and Wednesday 6th Waitangi Day.
The Education Review Office visited the school on Tuesday 5th and Wednesday 6th June. This was an interim visit between full reviews, and no public report is written. Their Terms of Reference were around Relational Trust, Governance and Staff Wellbeing. We are expecting a further interim visit later in the year and a full review in 2019.
A reminder that the BoT has a mandated a school uniform for years 7-10 which is flexible, comfortable and affordable. Coloured hoodies aren’t part of that uniform and should not be worn to and from or at school. Thank you for your support with this.
Finally, I strongly recommend parents attend the junior whānau/student/teacher conferencing evening on 27th June. A conversation is always as useful as a written report!
Keep warm on these chilly nights!
Ake ake kia kaha
Calendar of Events
25 Jun….....BOT Meeting 6.30 pm
26 Jun….....MidYear Music Concert 11:15am (TBC)
27 Jun….....Teacher/ Student/ Whānau Yr 7–10 2.30– 8pm
27 Jun….....School will finish at 1.05pm
29 Jun….....School Cross Country
29 Jun….....GBHS Netball Fundraiser Quiz night 6.30pm
4 Jul…….....Wednesday, school closes at 2:15pm
6 Jul…........Goldie, End of Term Two
7 Jul…........Senior School Ball
23 Jul…......Term Three begins
25 Jul…......Garin Exchange (hosting)
30 Jul..........Staff Only Day
1 Aug….......LipSync (TBC)
2018 Term and Public Holiday Dates:
Term 2 - Monday 30th April - Friday 6th July
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.
GBHS Netball Fundraiser
Quiz Night - 29 June 2018
Doors open at 6.30pm
Auction - lots of awesome stuff including 3hrs Chambo's Digger Hire and him.
Drinks available - Tea, Coffee, Beer, Wine and Non alcoholic
Food provided $15pp Tables of 6
Contact - Cherie Chamberlain
Donate via Givealittle
This year all reports will be sent to caregivers by email. So please ensure that your current email address is the one on the school records. If you do not have an email address registered with the school a paper copy will be sent home with your child.
You can expect to receive your emailed report on the 20th June for Years 7 -10. Reports will also be available on the Parent Portal. If you have lost your password or need assistance accessing the portal please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Following the sending of Reports interviews will be held on the 27th June for Years 7-10.
Important Notice to Parents of Year 11-13 students sitting NCEA qualifications this year…
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: 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..