Week 8 Term 3 2015

Tena koutou katoa, Last week Glenbrook School hosted senior leaders from other schools and groups as part of our Careers Education. Mrs Davidson and I were able to share the work Glenbrook School has done successfully with the years 7 and 8 under the umbrella of Careers Education. This includes our visits to Careers Expo, Leadership conference, Dragons Den, Passports to Success, Chosen Valley, Roles and Responsibilities and Transition.

Glenbrook School provides many opportunities for our Years 7 and 8 students so that they may be able to experience a variety of activities, identify aspirations and take risks in realising their potential. Today students with Mrs Simnor had a skype session with Hautapu School in Cambridge to share product design and their experiences with Dragons Den. It’s great to see other schools wanting to share in our learning around Financial Capability and Careers Education.

Yesterday I showed our local MP, Mr Andrew Bayley around our school. He commented on the great warmth around the school and the focus on learning. He can’t wait to sample the Dragon’s Den products at Calf Club on October 17th .

It was wonderful having Mr Akroyd visit us yesterday. As a First Time Principal it has been invaluable being able to korero with someone like Mr Akroyd who understands just how special our school is and where we want to take it.

Today the Ronald McDonald Road Safety Show visited our Junior school. We have had visits from the Counties Manukau Hockey Associations to teach our students hockey and Tirohanga had their last skype session with a Beijing Chinese School. The choir are preparing for their performances next week and Years 7 and 8 have their basketball tournament next Tuesday. At Glenbrook School we offer a variety of learning environments so that the potential of the whole child can be realised.

Less than three weeks to go, I hope all your Calf Club entries are well underway. Have a super week everyone,

Your Principal, Lysandra Stuart