Week 6 Term 2 2015

P1040977Kia Ora koutou katoa,

I’ve had the privilege of observing some great teaching and learning across our school in Reading. Students are engaged, motivated and questioning. Teachers are knowledgeable, enthused and looking at many different ways to accelerate the learning of your child. It is great to see the progress of so many students in Reading continuously being improved.

On Wednesday our students had an opportunity to be involved in activities with our local Steel Mill Fire Brigade. Clint and his team led our students in an obstacle course that used the fire hoses, axes and the students got wear the jackets and helmets. We love having our local Steel Mill visit us and can’t wait to see them again.

I was lucky enough to accompany the Year 8s and School Council to the National Young Leaders Day last Thursday. Our students listened to some amazing journeys from Darryl Sabin, William Pike, Oceans Explorers Riley and Steve Hathaway, Jamie McDell and many others. They were motivated, inspired and challenged to see what they can contribute as our future leaders. A big thank you to our PTA who assisted in funding this wonderful opportunity.

Our first aid room is having a wall shifted over Queens Birthday weekend. This will enable the door to be widened and the room to be slightly enlarged. If this is not completed when we return, the first aid room will operate from the interview room until it is finished. Over the school holiday break we will be having other doorways widened so that wheelchairs can move through them easily. This part of the special needs modification led by the Ministry of Education.

Finally I am very excited to announce the return of Miss Emma Sixsmith who will be joining our staff from Term 3. Miss Sixsmith returns from her travels in Asia.

Thank you everyone for your continued support, smiles in the morning and that old fashioned Glenbrook attitude.

Your Principal,

Lysandra Stuart