BAYFIELD HIGH SCHOOL
Welcome to the Bayfield High School website.
We are excited to have begun the 2016 school year with:
- A fantastic group of 114 new Year 9 students – these lovely young men and women have already settled into their new school routines exceptionally well. They are demonstrating a real commitment to their own learning with good learning habits in the classroom and with homework. They are also showing signs of a strong competitive drive in sports and house competition, and really high standards of courtesy and respect. Well done, Year 9!
- A large number of new enrolments at other year levels – so far this year we have 34 new students in Years 10 to 13. A very warm welcome to these young people who are also settling very well into their new school.
- New (and returning) staff:
o Mr Mike Beagley has returned as our Deputy Principal after a year of Study Leave
o Ms Lauren Sandri, Economics and Physical Education
o Ms Josie Randall, Physical Education
o Mr Lorne Secord, Technology and Design & Visual Communication
o Mrs Deidre Duncan-Cooper, Music & Performing Arts, English, Social Studies
o Mr Ricki Allan, English and Social Studies
o Miss Kylie Tahau, Sports Coordinator
o Miss Amanda Tonks, Teacher Aide
o Miss Rebecca Cameron, Teacher Aide
o Mrs Maxine McNamara, Teacher Aide
o Mr Mike Moffitt, Digital Technology.
We are also delighted to announce that Mr Jared King has been promoted to the position of Head of Physical Education and Health. Well done, Jared!
The beginning of a new school year always includes reflection on academic achievements from the previous year. Once again, I am very pleased to announce that Bayfield High School students have again achieved above national averages at all levels of NCEA and University Entrance. Congratulations to all those Year 11 to 13 students who pushed themselves that little bit extra, and achieved their best.
In 2015 we also introduced our new Junior Diploma. This programme is designed to encourage our Year 9 and 10 students to engage fully in school life, and achieve personal goals in attendance, academic achievement, service to our community, and many other areas. It was very pleasing to see our students gain their diplomas at the end of 2015, many with endorsements for exceptional levels of achievement in one or more area of school life. This programme has been further strengthened for 2016, and we look forward to seeing the results as our students strive to gain the most out of their years in the junior part of the school.
Our aim in all of this is to create a learning environment in which every student can achieve the very best results they are capable of.