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.
3 August 2018
Tēnā koutou katoa
I hope that families managed to enjoy the winter school term break with a few opportunities for quality time together. Term two is always a big one for students and staff, and it is great to see the recharged smiling faces around the school.
Last week, as I wandered around the school, I came across a fabulous Year 8 practice debate, the students’ first ever! I was so impressed with the speakers and the audience. This was followed up by the fabulous Year 7 speeches on Thursday. What talent we have at this school!
I saw more of this talent at the Under 15 Netball South Island Secondary Schools’ Tournament in Christchurch during the break. Students had a great time at the tournament in Christchurch, and I felt so proud when an opposition coach of a large city school came up and told us we were the ‘nicest’ team they had played. Of course we also played hard but fair! Kindness and good manners are very important to me, and clearly to our whole school community. Thanks to Amanda Tait for coaching, Cherie Chamberlain for managing the team and to Courtney Sturgeon for being our umpire.
Another high sporting achiever is Riley Oakden, who was chosen in the tournament team at the Seddon Shield U52kg competition. Ka pai, Riley!
Students from Golden Bay High School do have a wide range of talents and opportunities. The premier song writing competition for Secondary Schools is ‘Play it Strange’ and we have four entries.
We also have a number of Year 7 & 8 students ready to enter but not quite old enough. My thanks to Levity Beet, Sacha Horton and the other parents who helped getting entries organised.
A Staff Only Day was held on Monday with Greg Jansen and Rich Matla working with staff on developing Relational Practices. We are extremely fortunate to have these facilitators working with staff over the next months. They are internationally recognised and have run over 600 staff only days around the world.
We have had some changes of staff with Andy Dolling leaving for family reasons. Ronnie Short is teaching Junior Performing Arts, Martine Baanvinger Senior Performing Arts, and Hess Williams Year 9 International Languages. There have also been several form teacher changes. Richard Baker is currently on leave for five weeks. Thanks to Dan Padial who is Acting Deputy Principal, Greg Allum Acting HOD PE & Health, and Fleur Murray and Gaylene Wilkinson who are teaching classes.
Ake ake kia kaha
Calendar of Events
15 Aug Wednesday, school closes at 2:15pm
17 Aug Goldie
19 –24 Aug Yr 9 Camp Rotoiti
20 –24 Aug Senior Exams
27 Aug BOT Meeting 6.30 pm
29– 31 Aug Junior Winter Tournament
29 Aug Wednesday, school closes at 2:15pm
31 Aug Goldie
31 Aug School Daffodil Day, Mufti Day
3– 7 Sep Senior Winter Tournament
5-7 Sep Yr 12 Work Exploration
11 Sept TSS Get2Go
10 Sep Māori Language Week
12 Sep Wednesday, school closes at 2:15pm
14 Sep Goldie, Yr 7 Fair 3.30-6.30pm
17 Sept Yr 10 NCEA parents
17 Sept Course Info Evening 6.30-8pm
21 Sept BOT Student Trustee Elections (closes at noon)
24 Sept BOT meeting
25 Sept Yr10-12 Course interviews 9am- 4.30pm
26 Sept Meet Yr 6 Parents 7-8pm (TBC)
28 Sept End of Term 3
15 Oct Start of Term 4
22 Oct Labour Day
26 Oct Goldie
2018 Term and Public Holiday Dates:
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.
2019 Term and Public Holiday Dates:
Term 1 - Monday 28th January - Friday 12th April (104 half-days)
Term 2 - Monday 29th April - Friday 5th July (98 half-days)
Term 3 - Monday 22nd July - Friday 27th September(100 half-days)
Term 4 - Monday 14th October - Wednesday 11th December (84 half days)
Please see the Year Dates page for further information
Important Notice to Parents of Year 11-13 students sitting NCEA qualifications this year…
The Uniform Shop - 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 email@example.com
Notes and reminders from the office team:
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