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.
12 November 2021
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Year 7 & 8 Teapot Valley Camp
A great time was had at Teapot Valley, and we
were very fortunate with the weather! We really
appreciate the support from the parents who
came along and helped. A special thanks to all of
the staff involved with such a large group.
Staff Only Days
These are being held on Thursday 2nd and Friday 3rd December. The
foci will be the NCEA change programme, strategic planning and
planning for 2022, along with some building preparations.
Year 13 end of school
Our year 13 students made the most of their last day at school. Their
pranks were innovative and kind (though I am told we are yet to find
some!). The evening dinner at the Wholemeal Café was a lovely
occasion with random seating, games, Secret Santa and a lovely
speech by our Head Students.
These will seem very strange with recipients (and year 13s) only attending! More information is within.
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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 email@example.com.
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