Week 7 Term 2 2015

Kia Ora koutou katoa,

Last week our Years 7 and 8 visited the Careers Expo. This is held every year and the senior students attend as part of our commitment to providing career management opportunities to them. Students were able to talk with specialist and explore different study options, and career pathways.

Currently many students are working hard from years 3-8 on their speeches. It is a time where students are able to display their oral skills as speakers and listening skills as an audience. The speeches in Years 3-6 should have an informative focus whilst the years 7 and 8 will have a persuasive element. Last year Glenbrook’s Luke Frost won the Waiuku Speeches. I have listened to students practicing and look forward to an even higher standard of oratory engagement.

We are pleased to announce the return of Mr Tony Machin to our teaching staff in Term 3. Mr Machin will be teaching at Glenbrook School on Wednesdays. Mr Machin is a valuable treasure to our school and a big part of our school history. We are very excited to have him back on Glenbrook grounds and can’t wait to hear his stories.

It has been a busy and eventful time already and we are just over halfway through. I would like to thank you as parents for the never ending support, especially with our senior school. They have had a lot of events and activities this first half of term 2 whose dates are out of our control. We do not want our students to miss out on opportunities such as career management, sports and leadership networks. We look forward to a more settled second half of term with Science Fair, speeches and wonderful teaching.

This weekend many of our teachers and teacher aides are giving up their Saturday to attend a First Aid course at school. We believe it is important that our staff have a basic understanding of first aid, not just for possible accidents at school but when we are off site. I’d like to thank our staff for giving up important family time to do this service for our school.

Your Principal,

Lysandra Stuart