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.
16 February 2024
From the Principal, Jono Hay
Tēnā koutou katoa,
Tēnei te mihi atu ki a koutou. Welcome back to the 2024 school year. It is a privilege to be the new Tumuaki - Principal of Te Waka Kura ō Mohua - Golden Bay High School.
Thank you for the incredibly warm welcome that I have received from our staff, students, whānau and community. In particular, I would like to thank everyone involved in the pōwhiri for new educators at Onetahua Marae and the school pōwhiri. It has been a wonderful start and I am looking forward to the year ahead.
I have moved to Golden Bay from Ashburton in Mid Canterbury where I lived with my wife Hannah and 17 month old daughter Rosie. I look forward to making the most of the many opportunities Golden Bay offers that link to my various sporting and outdoor interests including spearfishing, golf, sailing, kayaking and fly fishing.
Nau mai, haere mai to our new staff
Welcome to our new staff for 2024. These include Matua Anaru Mikaere, Rob Anderson, Michelle Anderson, Jessica Henderson and Tom Lake. We are very fortunate to have such experienced and skilled practitioners joining the staff.
The students returned to school from 7th February onwards. It was immediately noticeable how happy, bubbly, self confident and proud of their school and community they were. I look forward to working with and getting to know each student better over the year ahead, and supporting them to progress towards their future goals and aspirations.
It is exciting to start the year with two new buildings. Tokomaru is the name of the block including the office, library, whare, staffroom and administration offices. Tainui is the name of the classroom block where our year 7 & 8 classes are based along with a number of other subjects. Thank you to everyone involved in the process of getting this project to where it is today. They are beautiful buildings that are well designed to meet the needs of our school now and into the future. The building work continues at pace thanks to the dedication of Naylor Love and the building team.
Year 7 & 8 whānau BBQ
The whānau BBQ is an opportunity to grow the home, school, student partnership by making connections.
I hope to see you on Tuesday 20th February from 5 - 6:30pm.
Thank you to Home & School for providing the kai.
Please feel free to contact me
Please feel free to get in contact if you have any questions, concerns or positive feedback. I can be contacted by email firstname.lastname@example.org
through the office or on 027 416 5232
Ake ake kia kaha
A welcoming message from the Board Presiding Member
At their first meeting in 2024 the Board welcomed Jono Hay, the new Tumuaki in our midst.
We are pleased to hear that after an impressive powhiri, he experienced a warm welcome from students, staff and whānau and has literally hit the ground running.
The Board values his fresh pair of eyes looking at our policies and procedures and his considerate approach.
With students and staff refreshed after the long break and the new buildings now in use, there seems to be new energy flowing through the school. We are very hopeful that the interruptions the existing building sites still pose will soon be gone.
Best wishes to all students and staff for their 2024 learning journey at Te Waka Kura o Mōhua.
Board Presiding Member
TERM ONE 2024 CALENDAR
20 February ......... Yr 7/8 Whānau BBQ 5-7pm
27 February ......... Uniform Shop open
28 February ......... Wednesday; school starts 9:45am
29 February ......... School photos
1 March ............... Swimming Sports
1 March .............. Goldie
7 March ............... Back up date for Swim Sports
12 March ............. Uniform Shop open
13 March ............. Wednesday; school starts 9:45am
15 March ............. Goldie
26 March ............. Uniform Shop open
27 March ............. Wednesday; school starts 9:45am
28 March ............. Goldie
29 March ............. Good Friday
1 April .................. Easter Monday
2 April .................. Tuesday, School Easter Holiday
9 April .................. Uniform Shop open
12 April ................ Goldie, End of Term 1
25 April ................ ANZAC Day (in the term break)
29 April ................ Monday Start of Term 2
The uniform shop will be open Tuesday 27th February, March 12th & 26th,
and April 9th from 1pm til 2pm. Ask office staff for directions.
You will need either cash, or phone internet banking and to show us the transaction before you may take the uniform.
Uniform Acc: 03 1354 0575666-01 and use student’s name as reference, please. Any uniform returns must still have tags on the clothing, and not have been worn, thank you. Any enquiries please speak to the new uniform co-ordinator Maki Reed, email email@example.com
Friday 1st March 2024