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From the Principal…
Kia ora koutou
Parents’ Newsletter – Wednesday 29 October, 2014
Week 3 - Term 4.
Te Kura Tuarua O Mawhera
Greymouth High School
This is a time of high pressure in any high school: the end of
the school year is rapidly approaching and, while that may
sound exciting in some ways, it also means we all have goals
we need to achieve and some of us are working hard to catch
up to where we should be.
This is a time when we need to look out for each other more
than ever, to keep each other’s expectations high. We also
need to do the basics well – recently I’ve spoken with several
senior students who were out of uniform, and also we had to
have a special rubbish clean-up as this has been getting
worse. Doing the basics well is a game-winning strategy that
works in all ways (caring for yourself, studying, assessment
performance etc), so please repeat this message with your
The 2015 Student Leadership team for 2015 has been selected
and will be announced next week.
No Whanau Hui on Saturday 1 November. This
will be scheduled at a later date. Please keep an eye out in the
newsletter for a new date.
Nga mihi
Andy England
Chicken Pox virus is in
the school.
Parents/caregivers are
advised to keep a watch
for this.
What’s inside?
Front page: From the Principal.
Page 2: Student Achievements.
Pages 2-3: School News.
Page 4: School Calendar.
Page 5: Study Tips.
Pages 6-7: Trades Academy
Page 8: Support your School
through Noel Leeming.
School Contact Details:
PO Box 192, Greymouth 7840
Telephone: 768 0472
Fax: 03 768 6293
[email protected]
Website: 1
Student Achievements
Principal’s Awards
This is an accumulative list of all students who have achieved Principal’s Awards this
Year 9
Caitlin Solomon
Shania Anderson
Matthew Flannagan
Angus Watson x 2
Griffin Neame
Jaime Laughton
Mikayla Sweetman
Ella Hauraki
Campbell Smith
Rachel Crawford
Max Rubbo
Cody Robinson
Teneille Bone
Brooklyn Rutherford
Lachlan Richards
Shia King
Yasmin Waters x 2
Jonas Williams
Tyla Foster
Mason Hunt
Jasmine Trevathan
Jenna Haussmann x 2
Emma Burrows
Tess Beirne x 3
Bailey Nicoll
Jessica Gibson
Regan Simons
Jonathon Keene
Brooke Smith
Felicia Calder x 2
Ainslie Campbell
Susan Du Preez x 2
Rebekah Fox x 2
Hannah Rissman x 3
Courtney Allison x 3
Katie Rissman x 2
Sophie Molloy
Kate Wilkins x 2
Kate Campbell x 2
Thomas Kilkelly
Liam Latta
Patrick Matthews
Piper McGeady
Jenna Stenhouse
Harrison Pinnock
Matt Gardner
George Rubbo
Emmie-leigh Perrin
Oliver Rose
Aimee Boote
Chester Mama x 2
Lucy Miedema
Emily Lorimer x 2
Tyler Batchelor
Reid Winter
Aidan Stewart
Ellie Cockfield
Ingrid Van Rijnsoever
Kieran Russell
Isaac Stratford x 2
Timmi Aplin-Barrett
Maggi Johnson
Patrick Bell
Anise Theurillat
Rebecca Lomax x 2
Bailey Stevens
Azabeth Gardiner
Daniel Fisher x 5
Chontelle Mortimer
Aleisha Griffiths x 3
Anastasia Sheehan
Heather Evans x 2
Year 10
Kayla Goodman
Dylan Robertson
Jolene Black
Tyler Kanara-Haru
Leah Lemon
Celeste Bowman
Kelly Lachlan
Brianna Wilson
Shavannah Kemp-Poulton
Year 11
Logan Holden-Boddy
Year 13
Ruby Manson
Jade Finkle
School News
Senior Study Leave
Timetabled classes for seniors will continue to run until Friday 21st November.
Students with exams
Study leave starts on Friday 7th November for students with external exams.
However, students may continue to attend timetabled classes to further prepare for their
exams or they may be on study leave at home.
Students who are not entered for exams
Students who have fully internally assessed courses should continue to attend classes and
complete the set work. If all work is complete then they will not be required to attend.
All students
While attending school during the period 7th - 21st November students should be in uniform
and must be in their normal timetabled rooms during this time. Students cannot choose to
"hang out" at school or to work in rooms where teachers have other classes operating.
Careers Information
Dennis Moore Scholarship 2015
To assist resident West Coast people to undertake secondary or tertiary education outside the
West Coast region, promote life skills programmes in schools and provide for the training youth
leaders/teachers. Priority will be given to applicants who are successful in their studies and
those who are financially disadvantaged. Applications close Friday 7th November. Application
forms are available from Jo Russell.
Evelyn Cooper Scholarship
The purpose of the Scholarship is to assist young people attending Greymouth High School
studying at Year 13 level to attend a University or Tertiary Institute within New Zealand.
Applications are available from Jo Russell and must be lodged with her by 2.00pm Friday 31st
October 2014.
Technology Projects
Pictured bottom left is Matt McKenzie who has successfully completed his Drift Trike project and
Cameron Carter Foster (right) who is currently working on his push car.
Sporting News
West Coast Secondary Schools’ Junior Volleyball
On Thursday 23rd October the Greymouth High School Junior
Boys’ Volleyball team competed in the West Coast Secondary
Schools’ Junior Volleyball Champs held at the Civic Centre in
Greymouth. Tyla Foster, Matt Gardner, Josh Morgan, Bailey
Nicoll, George Rubbo, Angus Watson and Josh Wilkins played
in the team. The boys unfortunately did not win any of their
games but they all improved as the day went on and it was a
great day watching them progress as a team and have fun.
In their final game against Westland High School they had
an unlucky loss by one point with the final point being played
out just as the full time whistle blew. Thank you to the team
for an enjoyable day out, they were a great team to coach.
Thank you also to Ms Reij, Calib Gurden and Braedon Gurden
who came along to referee and assist with coaching the
Scores were: John Paul II 36 v Greymouth High School 25, South Westland Area School 44 v
Greymouth High School 30, Buller High School 39 v Greymouth High School 38, Reefton Area
School 36 v Greymouth High School 30,
Rosa Cooper
NO Whanau Hui on Saturday 1 November. A new date will be set at a
later date.
Thursday 6 November
Last day for seniors who have Study Leave. More information about this
Friday 7 November
Tuesday 11 November
Wednesday 12 November
Wednesday 19 November
Friday 21 November
Thursday 27 November
NZQA Exams commence.
West Coast Secondary Schools’ Junior Cricket, Greymouth.
7.30 pm GHS Parent Teacher Association Meeting in the staffroom.
7.00pm Board of Trustees meeting in the school Library Annex.
Last day for senior classes.
7.30pm Senior Prizegiving in Coxon Hall.
will be sent to parents.
Monday 1 December
Tuesday 2 December
Wednesday 3 December
Thursday 4 December
Monday 8 December
Tuesday 9 December
Westland Anniversary Day.
Last day for NZQA exams.
John Parsons: Sessions with Year 9 & 10 students.
Year 13 Leavers Dinner @ Shantytown.
Junior Prizegiving.
Year 9 - 2015 Orientation morning.
Enrolment Meetings for Year 9 - 2015
These meetings are being held on Monday 10, Wednesday 12 & Thursday 13 November for
Year 9 student, 2015.
Enrolment Packs will be mailed later this week. Please make your booking as soon as possible
through the school office. Parents are reminded to bring the completed Enrolment Form and a
Birth Certificate to the meetings. Thank you.
Student Absences
If you know that your child will be absent from school please contact us on our new absence
line: 0800 GREYHIGH (0800 473 944)
Homework Club is held every Wednesday from 3.15 - 4.15pm in the Art Room. All
year levels welcome!
Maths Tutorials - Room 2, lunchtime on Tuesday. ALL welcome.
Senior English Tutorials. The library is available 3.30 - 4.30pm every Thursday as a senior
English study space for the rest of this term. At least two English teachers are in the library
ready to help with your questions every Thursday, and computers and tablets are also
available. All senior English students are welcome.