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.
21 June 2019
Tēnā koutou katoa
Punching above our weight
Four successful sporting tournaments – GBHS is definitely doing extremely well for our size!
SISS Adventure Racing 1st and equal 3rd (qualifying for nationals in 2020)
TSS Badminton 3rd in Div 2, 1st in Div 3
TSS Equestrian Horsemanship trophy
TSS Squash Girls 1st in Div B, Boys 3rd in Div A
The PE department has just taken possession of brand new table tennis tables, to support another sport our students enjoy.
Aotearoa Support Staff Day
We are extremely fortunate to have fantastic non teaching staff at GBHS. Teachers were pleased to be able to acknowledge our colleagues on 12th June with scrumptious cake.
Teacher Paid Union Meeting – Wed 26 June – will not impact your student’s classes
PPTA has called a paid union meeting to decide whether to ratify their collective agreement offer. This will be on Wednesday 26th June. Our branch has chosen a time which means student learning is not impacted. As for all cycle 2 Wednesdays, supervision will be provided for those remaining at school beyond 2.15pm.
Adventure Racing student and parent meeting – 2nd July
A meeting of students involved in adventure racing, and their parents, will be held on Tuesday 2nd July at 5pm in the school library. The main purpose will be to discuss the various 2020 events, and preparation for them. This will include how a coach is selected, the training squad, and selection of members for the finals team.
21st century ‘soft skills’
As part of our Vision for Design (for the property project) we have been consulting internally with students, parents, the BoT and staff about the soft skills we believe our students need to develop. The next stage is talking with mana whenua, and then we will hold a meeting for the public.
It is challenging to whittle the long list of potential skills into a short list! These will sit alongside our motto and values. To date we are thinking..... but this is a work in progress!
Motto: ake ake kia kaha
Values: respect, kindness, passion, creativity
Foundation skills: literacy, numeracy, digi skills, cultural competency, critical thinking
Qualities: strong work ethic, resilience, sociability, openminded
Your feedback would be very welcome.
Ake ake kia kaha
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Any enquires please contact Daphne on 021 130 6655 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Calendar of Events
4 July Mid Year Music Perfomance 9am
5 July Goldie
5 July End Of Term Two
22 July Start of Term Three
24 July Short Wednesday (school closes 2.15pm)
2 Aug Goldie
7-8 Aug Lipsync
7 Aug Wednesday; school closes 2.15 pm
14-16 Aug Yr 7/8 Winter Tournament
18–23 Aug Yr 9 Rotoiti Camp
19-23 Aug Senior Exams
21-23 Aug Yr 10 Technology Challenge
2019 Term and Public Holiday Dates:
Term 2 - Monday 29th April - Friday 5th July
Term 3 - Monday 22nd July - Friday 27th September
Term 4 - Monday 14th October - Tuesday 10th December
2019 Public and Special Holidays
Queen's Birthday: Monday 3rd June
Labour Day: Monday 28th October
Please see the Year Dates page for further information