Green Bay High School

Yr 9 START UP INFO (2024)

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Year 9 start up info

YEAR 9 DEAN (2024): Ms Gabbie Perry Each year group has a Level Dean who works closely with your child’s form teacher and subject teachers. The Dean oversees the wellbeing, pastoral care, academic counselling and behaviour management of the students in their cohort, and usually follows their group through to graduation from Green Bay High School. The Dean, therefore, will come to know your child very well, and, along with their form teacher, will be a person who parents and caregivers can contact.

Ms Perry is supported by the Year 9 Assistant Dean, Mr Nikunj Barot. The Deputy Principal aligned with Year 9 is Sandy Begg.


All Year 9 students will be placed into their form classes during their first orientation day on Friday 2 February, 2024. For most students, this will be their class for both Year 9 and 10 where they will do all of their core subjects (i.e. English, Maths, Science, Social Studies and PE with Health). Our form classes are carefully created with all decisions being determined holistically, using a broad range of data and information. This includes test scores for reading, comprehension, writing and mathematics/numeracy, as well as overall teacher judgements (OTJs) of a student’s level in different aspects of the curriculum from their intermediate school. We also use the non-verbal reasoning test score from transition visits. Further to this, we have information collected during enrolment interviews and a transition profile completed by current Year 8 teachers about each student.

We have a history of successfully placing most students into the best class for them from the outset. However, occasionally we get it wrong and are happy to communicate with students and parents/whānau should this be the case. We will also check our placement of students part way through Term 1, as well as at other times periodically throughout the year.


FRIDAY 2 FEBRUARY 9:00AM - 3:15PM Students are encouraged to bring their whānau/families to our official welcome. The initial assembly point will be at the front of the school on the grassed area outside Visitor Reception at 9.00am.

The pōwhiri will be over by approximately 10.30am. Students will enter the gym where they will meet their form teacher and other class members, while family members can join our staff in the staff room for refreshments.

An orientation programme will be run in form classes with the assistance of our fantastic Year 10 and 11 mentors, and our Student Leaders. This will include information about school routines, school layout, stationery, timetables, activities to assist students with getting to know their new classmates, setting up of devices and an introduction to our school values. The focus is on getting our Year 9 students “school ready”.

Please note that students are to be dressed in full school uniform and will be expected to have their electronic device, which should preferably be a chromebook or a laptop. Refer to our school website: (and/or) for further details on this.

Students should bring a packed lunch and water bottle as the tuck shop will not be open. School will finish at 3.15pm with buses running as usual.


MONDAY 5 FEBRUARY 8:40AM - 3:15PM Students will go to their form classes at 8.40am and will continue with their orientation programme. This will include meeting their core subject teachers, and visiting their classrooms.

Please note that students are to be dressed in full school uniform and will be expected to have their electronic device, which should preferably be a chromebook or a laptop. Refer to our school website: (and/or) for further details on this.

Students should bring a packed lunch and water bottle as the tuck shop will not be open. School will finish at 3.15pm with buses running as usual.


  • Friday 2 February Year 9 Orientation Day 1 including Pōwhiri (9am-3.15pm)
  • Monday 5 February Year 9 Orientation Day 2 (8.40am-3.15pm)
  • Tuesday 6 February: WAITANGI DAY
  • Wednesday 7 February: Full School (8.40am-3.15pm)


Transport: The school bus services and routes are available on our school website: . All students using the school bus services should have signed the bus agreement on the enrolment form.
Uniform: Green Bay High School is very excited to be working with Argyle OnLine as the seller of our school uniform. There are two ways to purchase uniform either online or at the Argyle Shop:

  • ONLINE You can order your school uniform at any time. You will be able to pay by credit or debit card, account to account or cheque. You can also generate a quote to take to WINZ or other charitable organisations. Orders are delivered directly to your door. To place an order, follow the steps below.
  • Step 1: Click the link on the Green Bay High School website: or go directly to and find Green Bay High School under Shop Argyle OnLine.
  • Step 2: Measure your child following the measuring tips on the Argyle OnLine website. Compare the measurements with the size chart on each product page. Or you can attend one of our fitting days.
  • Step 3: Choose your size and quantity and add to cart.
  • Step 4: Go to checkout once you have selected all your items. You can then register or login. Enter your delivery and billing address, and select your preferred payment method. Proceed to payment.
  • Step 5: You will receive an order confirmation by email followed by a courier track & trace email when your order is dispatched. Expect delivery 3-5 working days after payment.
    SHOP DIRECT - Argyle Schoolwear will operate a pop-up shop in December and January to allow you to try and buy in person:
  • Monday 11 December to Friday 15 December 2023, from 10am until 5pm
  • Saturday 16 December 2023, from 10am until 3pm
  • Monday 15 January to Friday 2 February 2024, from 10am until 5pm
  • Saturday 20 January 2024, from 10am until 3pm
    Where is the Argyle Shop? Argyle Schoolwear, 8 Hugo Johnston Drive, Penrose, Auckland.
    Book an appointment online: Walk-ins may have to wait for a gap in appointments, so we strongly recommend making an appointment in advance. Go to: > Shop ArglyleOnLine > Green Bay High School
    Payment by EFTPOS or Credit/Debit card only. No Cash payment facilities are available.


How can I get a WINZ quote? ONLINE At the checkout after you have entered your delivery address, select WINZ quote as your payment method. A quote will be emailed to you. Take the quote to your nearest WINZ office for processing. Please arrange for WINZ to pay the quoted price directly into the account number provided; we cannot accept payment cards. SHOP WINZ quotes can be provided at your appointment, and uniforms collected once payment has been received from WINZ.

Why do I need to measure my child? Sizes can vary from garment to garment and sizes differ from retail clothing brand sizes. Measuring tapes will be available at the school office for online purchases.

What happens if I order the wrong style or size? You will be responsible for the cost of returning the garment for a replacement. The replacement will be couriered to you free of charge.

How will my order be delivered? Deliveries will only be made to a physical address in New Zealand and are sent through Courier Post. A signature is required as proof of delivery unless you request a delivery without signature when placing your order.

Is the ArgyleOnLine website pricing inclusive or exclusive of GST? ArgyleOnLine website pricing for both garments and freight charges are inclusive of GST. Additional Information and FAQS can be found HERE If you need further assistance you can chat with the Argyle team online or via one of the methods below: Phone: 0800 11 00 59 (available 24/7) Email: [email protected]


Stationery NB: We recommend waiting for timetables to be confirmed (Week 1, 2024) before purchasing stationery for option subjects. You can purchase the Year 9 Core Pack ($81.00) at this stage however.

We have teamed up with OfficeMax and our stationery requirements for each class/year will be loaded on to for you to view, download or order from . OfficeMax My School benefits are:

  • Competitive prices
  • Free delivery for orders over $70 incl. GST
  • Multiple ordering options – online at, telephone: 0800 724 440, mail order or OfficeMax retail store.
  • Delivery that suits – you can arrange delivery to your home or workplace, and receive your order during the holidays to allow plenty of time to cover your books.
  • Your child will have the correct supplies that will last.
  • Choose to pay with your credit/debit card or alternatively pay by cash in an OfficeMax retail store.
  • To order by mail order and/or pay by cheque all you have to do is go to, select the items you require, and when you get to check out, click on the Mail Order Form button. This will build a customised mail order form for you to print.

Note: Please check the delivery windows at to ensure you place your order in time to receive delivery before school starts. You can find more information regarding school stationery on the Green Bay High School website:

Other Charges There are also charges for some subjects, workbooks and compulsory items, which need to be paid to Green Bay High School. For example: Voluntary School Donation: $210 First child attending / $60 Subsequent siblings attending
Student ID Card: $12 - This is used for borrowing books from the library, student bus fares, printing and photocopying from school and exam entry.
Subject Fees: There may also be fees for subjects which have take home components - e.g. some Technology programmes. These will be listed on your child’s school invoice which you will be able to access on the parent portal. Please note that Year 9 students have a change of option subjects at the beginning of Term 3, so there may be some new subject fees invoiced at that stage.
WINZ: Please note WINZ quotes need to be made payable to Green Bay High School for any subject/workbook fees. WINZ payments for stationery should be made to OfficeMax.
Sport & Extra Curricular: In addition to the above fees there are extra fees for students involved in sports and other curricular activities. You will be notified of these fees by email as they occur, and they will then appear on your student’s invoice. Invoices are available to view via the parent portal.
Payment Options: Payments need to be made at school to the accounts office. We accept cash, cheque, EFTPOS and credit card. We also recommend automatic payments; a small amount each week can be much more manageable. Our bank account number is 12-3034-0840634-00 please use your child’s student ID number as a reference to appear on our bank statement. Should you have any queries please contact Debbie Tonkin 817 8173 ext 210.


Blended Learning is learning that integrates digital resources and web based learning with traditional face-to-face class tasks in a planned, pedagogically sound manner. Learning is at the heart of blended learning - not technology; technology is the tool we will use.

Green Bay High School is a blended learning school, which means that all students are requested to bring a 1:1 computing device to school. The method of content delivery will be through a blend of Google Classroom and traditional teaching tools. Each student will have their own unique Green Bay High School Google Account giving them access to Gmail, Google Docs, Google Drive, Google Classroom, Google Sites, and a whole host of other digital platforms. The students will utilise their devices in a myriad of different ways across learning areas.

To accommodate the wide variety of demands, needs and uses across our learning areas, the devices will need to be suitable for typing and editing documents, manipulating photos, collaborating online and using internet resources and tools. At Green Bay High School, the device must be a laptop form factor. That is, it is either a Chromebook, Laptop, Ultrabook or Macbook. iPads or other tablet devices are NOT suitable for our blended learning programme.

One of the many realities of computing in a school environment is that students require a highly portable device with a very long battery life. Students must carry their device from class to class every hour and will not be able to rely on having an opportunity or place to recharge their battery during the day. In addition to this, student devices must also be wireless and internet capable, have a good warranty and be robust which often means the build quality of the device should be high.


The move from intermediate school to high school can be a significant event for young people. In order to make this change as easy as possible, we run a structured transition programme for all Year 8 students intending to come to Green Bay High School in 2024.

The visit is designed to help relieve some of the stress which can be associated with starting at a new school as well as an initial chance to begin building relationships with key people. Students will attend on one of the following days:

  • Tuesday 21 November 2023: Students from Glen Eden Intermediate School (Piha mini school)
  • Wednesday 22 November 2023: Students from Glen Eden Intermediate School (Muriwai mini school) and students from Green Bay School
  • Thursday 23 November 2023: Students from Glen Eden Intermediate School (Te Henga mini school), and students from other schools
  • Friday 24 November 2023: Students from Glen Eden Intermediate School (Karekare mini school), and students from Blockhouse Bay Intermediate School

Further detail will be provided. We look forward to working in partnership with your family.

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Green Bay High School
143 - 161 Godley Road, Green Bay
Auckland 0643
New Zealand

Tel +64 9 817 8173
Absences Ext. 234 or press ‘1’ (one)
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