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.
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16 August 2019
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The Theatresports teams – the juniors were first, and the seniors second, in the interschool event in Nelson. They are ably coached by Ronnie Short.
Hazel Molloy – who has been selected for a Young Inspiring Explorers’ Summit, with William Pike and the Antarctic Heritage Society.
Ihaka Griffiths – who has been selected to take part in the Spirit of Adventure Trust Tuia 250 Voyage Flotilla in October sailing from Mount Maunganui to Gisborne.
Change to senior reports
We are trialing a new approach to the second set of senior reports for the year, which come out later this term. This approach is used in a number of other Secondary schools.
There will be no teacher comments in these reports. The main reason for this is to speed up the turn around time, and ensure the most up to date results are included. The second reason is to create some additional time for teachers to put into their pedagogical development. Of course parents can always contact teachers by email if they need more information about their student’s learning. There is a 2020 senior course information evening on 19th September, and senior course interviews on 24th September, which also provide opportunities for discussion.
We will seek feedback after reports have been issued.
Change to senior prizegiving
This will be held after exams conclude on Decemeber 4th. The reason for holding this later is to include all internal assessment results in our academic prize calculations.
Thank you for participating in the survey sent last term
Thank you very much to all those who participated in the online survey last term. The data gathered from you, from students, from teachers, and from classroom observations has been collated and is being used to plan our next steps in professional development. With the support of Waikato University facilitators, we will be working towards a peer coaching process, where teachers coach each other in good teaching practice.
If we ever have to have a lockdown
We have been practising lockdown processes with some new steps learnt after Christchurch. All areas of the school now have access to emergency kits.
In the event of a real lockdown, we will use email to inform you of the situation.
Staff Only Day
This is Monday 26th August
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supplied by the GBHS Home & School Association
Uniform shop days opening days for Term Three 2019 will be:
3 September 2019 & 17 September 2019
The Uniform Shop tries to be open fortnightly on Tuesday from 1-2pm (lunch break). All uniform purchases must be paid in full before taking home.
Any enquires please contact Daphne on 021 130 6655 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Calendar of Events
18–23 Aug Yr 9 Rotoiti Camp
19-23 Aug Senior Exams
21-23 Aug Yr 10 Technology Challenge
21-23 Aug Yr 7/8 Winter Tournament
21 Aug Wednesday; school closes 2.15 pm
22 Aug Home and School Meeting
23 Aug NZSS Orienteering
26 Aug Staff Only Day
26 Aug BOT Meeting
30 Aug Goldie; Daffodil Day, Mufti Day
2-6 Sept SISS Netball, NZ Girls’ Football
4 Sept Wednesday; school closes 2.15 pm
4–6 Sept Yr 12 Work Exploration
9 Sept Get2Go Challenge (Yr9/10)
13 Sept Goldie
14-15 Sept Hadfields ECO Blitz
18 Sept Wednesday; school closes 2.15 pm
19 Sept Yr 10 Parents’ NCEA info evening
19 Sept Yr10-12 Course Information Evening
23 Sept BOT Meeting
24 Sept Yr 10– 12 Course Interviews
27 Sept Goldie; End of Term
1– 21 Oct Bay Art
14 Oct Term Four begins
2019 Term and Public Holiday Dates:
Term 3 - Monday 22nd July - Friday 27th September
Term 4 - Monday 14th October - Tuesday 10th December
Labour Day: Monday 28th October
Please see the Year Dates page for further information