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.
11 June 2021
Tēnā koutou katoa
Due to wide spread illness through the school community, we are postponing the Cross Country and Lipsync.
New dates are:
Cross Country : Friday 18th June (backup 25th June), Lipsync: Wednesday/Thursday 4th & 5th August (Term 3 Week 2).
She’s Not Your Rehab
We had very positive feedback from students about their talk from Matt and Sarah, the She’s Not Your Rehab team. For me the big takeaway was the importance of
connections with others. There is a fabulous photo of the student haka within the latest Goldie.
Kāhui Ako ki Mōhua schools’ staff only day
A successful day was held on Friday 4th June. There were 3 main aims: whanaungatanga (connections between educators), a little work on our achievement challenges, and learning from taster workshops. We’ve shared some photos in the Goldie.
The Preliminary Design report is available in our front office for viewing. If all goes to
plan, building will start on the Gym late in Term 3.
Ake ake kia kaha
15 June Senior Whānau/Student/Teacher meetings
16 June Wednesday; school starts 9:45am
18 June Cross Country/Fun Run
22 June Uniform Shop open 1– 2.15pm
25 June Goldie
25 June Backup day for Cross Country
28 June BoT Meeting
29 June Experience Asia Day (Yr 7 & 8)
30 June Wednesday; school starts 9:45am
1-2 July Queen Charlotte Exchange at QCC 6 July Junior Whānau/Student/Teacher meetings
9 July Goldie; End of Term 2
26 July Start of Term 3
4-5 Aug LipSync
11 Aug Staff Only Day (MoE across region)
Uniform Shop - The Uniform shop is open fortnightly on Tuesday from 1-2:15pm
Dates open are: 22nd June, 6th July, 27th July
All uniform purchases must be paid in full on the day. This can be done by internet banking (Uniform A/c 02 0764 0090122 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.
Looking after mental health & wellbeing
FROM ABBEY: Here is an excellent resource from the Mental Health Foundation with lots of good tips, support networks, guided conversations and activities to work with tamariki etc. And a good section in the FAQ about how to pay respect to tikanga including tangihanga with links to the Ministry of Maori Development Te Puni Kokiri website.
Random Acts of Kindness: Kindness Resources!
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.
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