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 March 2018
Tēnā koutou katoa
The weather is certainly providing us all with challenges, and we are acutely aware that for some in our community and school, the situation is especially challenging.
It is timely to remind whānau and parents that we do provide support services for our students. They are most welcome to visit Abbey Gilligan, our Guidance Counsellor, in the Green House.
Something I really value is kindness, and I am finding that people are being very kind to me. Thank you! One example is that a teacher calculated all of the times I could face sunstrike on my way to work in the morning – invaluable and potentially lifesaving! Kindness does not need to cost anything, and like a smile, make both the receiver and the giver feel good. In these times of some upheaval I encourage everyone to find ways of being kind to others. Tiny random acts of kindness are empowering.
It was fantastic to see so many parents at our Year 7 evening last week. Personally, I am really enjoying meeting you. We are looking for more and more ways of welcoming the community into our school. It was also wonderful to have 16 teachers at the evening – a great way to form and/or cement relationships.
The Year 13 students had an excellent leadership day at Onetahua Marae recently. (See photo below) After a powhiri the day was spent on a mix of group leadership development activities and personal reflection and goal setting. We are very grateful to be able to make use of the beautiful marae setting.
Easter Reminder: All schools are closed on Good Friday (30th March), Easter Monday and Easter Tuesday. Normal school resumes on Wednesday 4th April.
Ake ake kia kaha
Calendar of Events
19-20 Mar Yr 12 First Aid
21 Mar Wednesday, school closes at 2:15pm
21-23 Mar Science wananga - Onetahua Marae
23 Mar Goldie
26 Mar BOT Meet 6.30pm
27 Mar School Photos
28 Mar TSS Mountain biking
28 Mar-3 Apr Waitomo Caving Trip
30 Mar-3 Apr Easter Break
4 Apr Wednesday, school closes at 2:15pm
6 Apr What If? Day TBC
6 Apr Goldie
10 Apr Immunisation Yr 7 & 8
11-13 Apr Yr 7 & 8 Sailing
13 Apr Goldie
13 Apr End of Term One
13-15 Apr Secondary School Adventure Racing Champs
30 Apr Start of Term Two
9 May Wednesday, school closes at 2:15pm
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.
" 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 - for Term 1 2018 will be 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
Our School Canteen Menu - check out our Te Whare Kai page for more info..