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.
17 September 2021
Tēnā koutou katoa
Cherie Chamberlain has won the Nelson Netball
Centre Geraldine Hodgson Trophy for Spirit of
Coaching as well as being a finalist in the Volunteer
Coach of the Year award. Congratulations, Cherie and thank you for all of your mahi!
Congratulations Jackson Gilligan
Jackson has been placed runner up in a national competition (attracting 460 entries) for Top Dog with a Job. Thanks Jackson for your mahi as our Guidance dog and congratulations to you and Abbey. There is more information within this Goldie!
Thanks to Richard Lochner and One More Container Needed
A huge thanks to Richard for lending us his 40ft container during the rebuild. If anyone else has a container (20ft) they can lend us we would be very grateful. The money saved goes straight into the buildings!
Memorable Mauri Stone Ceremony
A huge thank you to Manawhenua ki Mohua for the very moving ceremony last Friday. There were plenty of challenges with Level 2 restrictions on numbers, and a
lot of rain closing the hill and creating hole digging innovations!
5am on Friday 24th was a stunning morning, and as the Mauri Stone (a 440 million year old piece of marble) in a beautiful kete in our school colours was gently lowered 2m below the ground by junior students, my heart skipped a beat. The transition between night and day was upon us, but before long, the manu birdsong rang loud and clear.
And so, our building redevelopment has begun! How very exciting!
More Covid Calendar Changes
We have been advised by the MoE not to hold our Senior Course Information Evening at Level 2. This has been rescheduled for Tuesday 19th October and will be cancelled if we are still at Level 2 at the start of next term. The Senior Course planning interviews can happen at Level 2 and have been rescheduled for Thursday 21st October 1.30-8:00pm.
It is very obvious that staff and students are tired. We hope that all will have a good break and come back ready for a full on Term 4.
Ake ake kia kaha
Uniform Shop - The Uniform shop is open fortnightly on Tuesday from 1-2:15pm
All uniform purchases must be paid in full on the day. This can be done by internet banking (Uniform A/c 03-1354-0575666-01 - name as reference), or pay cash or cheque on the day. Please be aware that for us to return any uniform, it must not be worn and tags are still left on clothing. Any enquires please contact Lou Soper on 027 225 9969 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
FROM ABBEY - GBHS Guidance Counsellor
There is lots of different information and support in our Student and Whānau Well-being hub https://www.gbh.school.nz/student h257hu-support-hub.html
Need to Talk? — free call or text 1737 any time for support from a trained counsellor
Youthline — call 0800 376 633, free text 234 or email email@example.com
What's Up? — call 0800 942 8787 — a safe place for tamariki and rangatahi to talk.
Skylight — call 0800 299 100 helping children, young people and their families and whānau through tough times of change, loss, trauma and grief
Lifeline — 0800 543 354 (0800 LIFELINE) or free text 4357 (HELP)
Suicide Crisis Helpline — 0508 828 865 (0508 TAUTOKO)
Depression and Anxiety Helpline — 0800 111 757 or free text 4202 to talk to a trained counsellor about how you are feeling or to ask any questions.
Anxiety phone line — 0800 269 4389 (0800 ANXIETY)
Family Services 211 Helpline 0800 211 211 — for help finding, and direct transfer to, community-based health and social support services in your area
OUTline NZ — call 0800 688 5463 for confidential telephone support for sexuality or gender identity issues
May 2021 Board Report
We are well into the year now, and the seasons are changing rapidly.
The building project has progressed from just paper and discussions to the beginnings of tangible, physical works. Soak pit testing and foundation soil testing has taken place ready for actual work to start in September. Stormwater and sewer pipeline condition assessment are taking place. 3D models have been created to allow for virtual walkthroughs of the proposals to assist us all with the ‘feel’ and workability of the new builds (see YouTube video below).
Very exciting times, and with that, a lot of additional work for the Principal and staff as they organise how and where students and staff will learn and teach in a greatly modified environment. A large thanks to staff for this extra time. There will be a deal of disruption in different parts of the school and at different times throughout the building project, but rest assured that the communication between Linda, the SLT and the building team will work well and will be an issue of importance for the Board. Student wellbeing and learning is paramount.
As reported in February, following the resignation of Cynthia Sampson from the Board in January, and after much discussion, the Board passed the following resolution: The BoT resolves not to fill the Parent Trustee vacancy left by Cynthia Samson's resignation for the remainder of this term, which ends in May 2022. We have a very capable and confident board with the skill sets and determination to guide us through until then.
We are a large board for the size of the school, with 8 current members (4 parent, 1 Principal, 1 staff, 1 student and 1 Manawhenua), and have decided that at our May board meeting we will vote on the motion: "That the Board advertises four parent trustee vacancies in the 2022 Election, two for terms of three years and two for 18 month terms". The staggering of the terms for this next election means that in subsequent elections, when all trustees will be voted for a three year term, there will always be 2 trustees from the previous board on the new board. This ensures a continuity of knowledge and process from board to board.
Andy Williams– Board Chair