Week 1 Term 2 2015

Welcome back Glenbrook School whanau to Term 2. This is an eleven week term full of exciting learning opportunities and experiences.



Winter sports began last weekend for many of our students. Well done to all our students who have made commitments to teams and sports this term. I’d also like to thank all our parents who have taken on coaching, managing, taxi driver and support roles for those students. Please email any photos you take of games you would like to share on our facebook page with our community.

Due to the loss of use of our hall this term, we have modified some of our programmes and will need to be flexible to the weather. If you have any questions about the hall and programmes please contact me.

The most important focus of our term will be our teaching and learning programmes in the classroom. Our focus as a teaching staff is the rebuilding and redevelopment of our curriculum. This involves all our teachers meeting, reviewing and planning a curriculum that takes into account our unique Glenbrook environment and values. I will be sharing our progress with you as this develops. I will also be looking for parental input and consultation at a later date.

On Sunday 12th April I had the pleasure of the Sand to Mud run. Thank you to our families and students who participated in the fun run and the tug of war competition.

This weekend marks 100 years since the ANZACs landed at Gallipoli. To highlight this centenary we have created a Garden of Remembrance. Please take time to have a look at the names of the soldiers and nurses from our local area who gave their lives. Thank you to our seniors, teachers and the following families who gave up their holiday time to create this special space. Bainbridge-Lake family, Buchan family, Bradley family, Claire Jewel, Mrs Davidson, Mrs Simnor, Dylan M, Annabel M, Aimme T, Hunter M, Jack M, Jack H, Antoine A, Mrs Jones, Ben L, William L, Molly B, Neve B, Noah B and Roger. A huge thank you to Mr Hafner for his digger and time.

I am looking forward to a fantastic term of learning and achievement.

Naku noa,

Your Principal

Lysandra Stuart