SCHOOL OFFICE HOURS
Our school office is open from 8.30am to 3.30pm Monday to Friday. Our main phone number is 03 525 9914. You can also email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
WHAT TO DO...
If you lose something (or find something):
Lost property is quickly returned if it is named! Unnamed articles will go into the Lost Property Store and if not claimed will be given away to charity at the end of each term. If you have lost an article of clothing you may ask for a key at the office and go and have a look for it. Valuables (watches, jewellery etc.) may be kept at the office, and there is often lost property in the gym, so try there too.
If you find something that has obviously been lost or left behind please take it to the office and they will try to find the owner.
If you can't wear the correct uniform:
See your Form Teacher before Period 1. You must have a note from home explaining the circumstances.
If you are sick or absent:
Parents should ring the school office to let us know if you are away (or submit the Absence Form); or write a note to show your Form Teacher when you return to school.
If you need to leave the school grounds during the day (for any reason):
Bring a note from home explaining the reason, and get your Form Teacher to sign it in the morning. When you leave, put your note on the spike at the office and sign the ‘Exit' book, with the time that you left. Remember to fill in your return time, when you return to school. Those who go home for lunch regularly may bring a note at the beginning of the year which will be kept in the notebook, but you must still sign out, and in, every time.
If you are ill or hurt during the day:
Go to the office. The office staff will make the best arrangements for you.
If you have problems:
See the Dean of your year level or see Abbey Gilligan (School Guidance and Support) or for employment advice see Mr Batten (Careers).
Year Level Deans 2019:
Year 7............. Mrs Mitchison
Year 8............. Ms Rouse
Year 9............. Mr Stephenson
Year 10........... Mr McKenzie
Year 11........... Ms Robbie
Year 12........... Mr Mitchison
Year 13........... Mr Batten
Abbey Gilligan can help with:
If you want to change your course:
You must get the permission of the Dean of your year level, and after consultation with your parents, you must inform the Office in writing.
If you are going to leave school:
Collect a leaving form from the Office and follow the instructions. If you want a school testimonial you must apply early. Get these forms from your Dean.
Student Support Fund
Financial hardship should not stop a student from taking part in any school activity, such as field, sport or cultural trips. There is a Student Support Fund available to assist. Please contact the Guidance Counsellor or teacher in charge of the activity if finance is a problem.
LEAVING THE SCHOOL GROUNDS DURING SCHOOL TIME
Pupils in Years 7 - 12 may leave the school grounds only if:
ALL students leaving the school grounds for any reason must always sign the EXIT BOOK, and sign in when they return to school. (This is for safety reasons).
LEAVE OF ABSENCE
All requests for special leave must be made in writing to the Principal. This is for any leave other than absence due to health or bereavement.
2019 TERM DATES
Term 1 - Monday 28th January - Friday 12th April
Term 2 - Monday 29th April - Friday 5th July
Term 3 - Monday 22nd July - Friday 27th September
Term 4 - Monday 14th October - Wednesday 11th December
2019 Public and Special Holidays
Nelson Anniversary Day: Monday 4th February
GBHS Closed for Instruction: Tuesday 5th February
Waitangi Day Public holiday: Wednesday 6th February
Good Friday: 19th April, Easter Monday & Tuesday: 22nd/23rd April (in term break)
Anzac Day: Friday 25th April (in term break)
Queen's Birthday: Monday 3rd June
Labour Day: Monday 28th October
Staff Development Days (Teacher Only Days) – 5 days TBC
Students are divided into form classes at each level (Years 7-13) under the guidance of a form teacher. Each student is issued with an individual timetable, depending on the subjects he/she chooses to study.
At Golden Bay High School there is a five-day week, Monday to Friday inclusive. School begins at 8.45am daily. There are five periods a day, each approximately one hour long. The school day ends at 3.10pm. Roll checks are taken each period.
8.45 - 9.00 Form Meeting
9.00 - 9.55 Period 1
9.55 - 10.50 Period 2
10.50 - 11.15 Interval
11.15 - 12.10 Period 3
12.10 - 1.05 Period 4
1.05 - 1.55 Lunch
2.00 - 2.15 Form Time and *DEAR
2.15 - 3.10 Period 5
* Drop Everything and Read
STUDENTS AND CARS
No student in Years 7-12 is permitted to be driven by any other student during the school day i.e. between 8.45 am and 3.10 pm for any reason. Exemption to this will be given to Year 13 but only when permission has been granted by parents or caregivers.