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.
9 July 2021
Tēnā koutou katoa
Congratulations to Lani Murray who has been selected for the New Zealand Orienteering team which will be competing in Australia in September.
Property fly through
We have a 3D model of the buildings in a video presentation in our office. Do come and look at it, or view it from our website below or facebook page!
51 Trade professionals
The BCITO has informed us that over the last 10 years, 51 GBHS students have completed their BCITO apprenticeships. Wow!
Thanks to our wonderful support staff
June 10th was Support Staff Day. Teachers are very grateful to the
non-teaching staff at GBHS for all of their amazing mahi!
Cross country and fun run/walk
It was great to see both a highly competitive event and other students enjoying a pleasant 3km walk.
Senior student/whānau/teacher interviews
45% of students had at least one interview with a total of 268 interviews. This was an increase of 10 percentage points over each of the last 2 years. Thanks to all of the students and their whānau who took up this opportunity.
The junior interviews are on Tuesday 6th July, when classes for all students will finish at 1.10pm again.
Ake ake kia kaha
26 July Start of Term 3
27 July Uniform Shop open from 1-2.15pm
28 July Wednesday, school starts at 9:45am
30 July Netball Quiz
4-5 Aug LipSync
6 Aug Goldie
11 Aug Staff Only Day (MoE across region)
20 Aug Goldie
23-27 Aug Rotoiti Camp Yr 9
23-27 Aug Senior Exams
25 Aug Wednesday, school starts at 9:45am
30 Aug Tournament Week, and Caving Trip
30 Aug BoT Meeting
31 Aug Daffodil Day
1-3 Sept Yr 12 Work Exploration
3 Sept Goldie
6 Sept Staff Only Day
8 Sept Wednesday, school starts at 9:45am
10 Sept Year 7 Fair
14 Sept Backup Year 7 Fair
17 Sept Goldie
22 Sept Wednesday, school starts at 9:45am
22 Sept Student Trustee Elections
25 Sept Senior School Ball
1 Oct Goldie, End of Term 3
18 Oct Start of Term 4
Uniform Shop - The Uniform shop is open fortnightly on Tuesday from 1-2:15pm
Dates open are: 27th July, 10th August, 24th August, 7th Sept, 21st Sept.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 (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