Principal's Welcome

Kia ora and welcome to Governors Bay School – Te Kura ō Ōhinetahi.

Our school vision:

To be a community which is integrated with the community and develops confident and

courageous learners who are embracing of change.

I view my role as the Principal as an extremely privileged one, in being able to lead the

school on the journey to realise this vision.

Every teacher at our school aspires to inspirational teaching and learning through

creativity and diversity; the shared, collaborative culture amongst staff ensures we work

together as a team to create the very best learning and playing environment for all our

students from Year 1 to Year 8.

Technology has created a rapidly changing world and technology itself is changing

rapidly and continuously. At school we are now preparing students for a future world

they do not yet know.  The Wall Street Journal talks about today’s students eventually

"having jobs that don’t yet exist, using technologies that haven’t yet been invented".

To cope with this, students must learn not just to master the technology, but also to be

adaptable and capable of learning new skills, processes and applications. They need to

be flexible and creative in their thinking. They need to use what they have already learned

to construct new understandings and then relate those understandings to future situations.

They need to have a strong sense of inquiry and a willingness to be lifelong learners.

Through the development of our broad curriculum, we reflect our commitment as a school

to ensure every student is prepared through experiencing success in the core academic

areas as well in the Arts, Physical Education, Sports and Culture. Equally importantly our

students are strongly supported to develop friendships, to interact socially with confidence

and to develop citizenship through the modelling and focus on our core values of:

  • Wellbeing/ Hauora

  • Connections

  • Integrity

  • Courage

  • Diversity

  • Respect

We strive to be an inclusive community and warmly welcome parents and whanau to share their child’s ‘learning journey’.  

Developing a strong sense of whanau, community, and belonging is at the centre of our focus on growing partnership.

The school is well governed by a united, future focussed and supportive Board of Trustees who represent our community

You are warmly encouraged to come in and visit our school and talk with me about learning and life at school. Please phone and make an appointment if you would like a look around the school. I always enjoy an opportunity to share our great school whenever I can!

Naku noa ra,

Kind regards,

Judy Cooke

Contact us:

Ph: 03 329 9854

1 Jetty Road

Governors Bay

RD1 Lyttelton 8971

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