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.
17 March 2023
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We were fortunate that the weather held and it turned out to be an excellent day for the event. See the photos in the Goldie! We are gathering feedback from whānau, students and staff about the changed format before deciding on the format for next year. We are aiming to provide a summary of the feedback and the proposed 2024 format in the next Goldie. Your feedback would be welcome, and is easiest emailed to me: email@example.com
The house results were: Red, Yellow, Blue, Green.
School Exams and Term 3 Senior Reports’ timeline
It is a very long way off but time will whizz by! We are planning to move the school exams back 2.5 weeks to weeks 8 & 9 of Term 3. Students have provided feedback that they like having a weekend in the middle. The exams are usually held in about Week 6. The main reason for this change is that we want to be able to include more of the curriculum content that will be in the end of year NCEA exams. As well as providing invaluable practice to students, it also gives better access to derived grades in the event a student cannot attend the end of year exams. This timing is very common in other Secondary Schools.
The Term 3 Senior Reports will be sent to parents prior to the exams, with a teacher comment explaining next steps for exam or internal assessment preparation. After speaking to many whānau and students we feel this arrangement will help support our rangatahi better in their assessment preparation. During the Covid years, no comments were written in these Term 3 Senior Reports.
Whānau will have access to the School Exam results by the end of Term 3.
We would welcome any feedback you have about this proposed change prior to us locking it in for 2023.
Very near miss on pedestrian crossing
The Police have asked me to appeal again to whānau in cars to be more careful around the school. It is simple:
START OF 2023 CALENDAR
4 April ..................Yr 7/8 Immunisation
4 April ..................Uniform Shop open
6 April ..................Thursday, End of Term 1 Break including Easter
24 April............... .Staff Only Day ACCORD
25 April.......... ......ANZAC Day
26 April......... .......Wednesday, start of Term 2
26 April.............. ..Wednesday; school starts 9:45am
26 April........... .....Uniform Shop Open
The uniform shop will be open for Term One 2023 on April 4th & 26 (Wednesday Term two, after ANZAC day). Fortnightly on Tuesday this term from 1-2pm (lunch break). Please check with the school office for directions to the Uniform Shop this term.
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 look at our Uniform Page or contact Lou Soper on 027 225 9969 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
It has been reported to me that on Monday morning, a driver stopped near the pedestrian crossing and dropped students off, then drove off without looking and nearly hit a pedestrian on the crossing.
Fortunately, I am informed that all that resulted was a massive fright for all involved and a fine. Phew!
In the last Goldie I grumbled about the behaviour of a small percentage of drivers. Since that Goldie there have been cars parked/stopped on the yellow lines whilst I have been on bus duty four times. Stopping even for a minute reduces visibilty and changes the dynamics with other cars and the buses. I really don’t know what else I can do/say.
Bike helmets – worn properly – are a must
The Police have also asked me to remind students and whānau that bike helmets are compulsory. They warn they will start getting tough with offenders.
Ake ake kia kaha