Week 4, Term 4 2022

Nau mai, haere mai parents and whanau,

Parents Evening: Our Kids Online

Please join us tonight at 7pm for this presentation at the Glenbrook School hall. (No children are to attend, this is an ADULTS only evening). These are serious issues that we are all dealing with, that involve our children or our children will deal with, no matter what age your child is. There is no cost (Paid for by Glenbrook School). 

Join Rob and the team. They are filmmakers and were asked to screen their documentary in Parliament last year. They have featured on The Breakfast Show in NZ as well as Radio and have been interviewed by several other media outlets in different countries, including having their  film screened at a film festival in the USA, whose purpose is to stop the sex trafficking of children.  They also had it screened at the Global Annual Conference to End Sexual Exploitation, held by the National Centre on Sexual Exploitation and  we have worked with the Department of Internal Affairs and OCEANZ (Online Child Exploitation Across New Zealand team).

Check out the trailer – www.vimeo.com/ondemand/ourkidsonline

Akonui Hui (Parent Student Teacher Conferences) 

Akonui Hui will be held on Thursday 17th November and Friday 18th November. 

There will be no classes on these days.  Please book your child’s interview on www.schoolinterviews.co.nz Code: ey934 This is now open. 

Please note that Glenbrook School does not write traditional end of year reports. Your child’s assessment data, achievement levels and weekly learning achievements can be found on the Portal in Spotlight, Assessment and Achievement Report. This is a more up to date and timely reflection of what your child is achieving. Akonui Hui is the place to have a richer individual discussion about your child’s learning over the whole year. If you are unable to attend in person, you are welcome to book in via the school interviews website and then email the teacher to set up a google meet online. This will be done through your child’s school gmail. We would prefer students attend Akonui Hui with their parents (even if it’s online). They do not have to wear school uniform. 

Paid Union Meeting

Teachers will be attending a paid union meeting on Monday 21st November. We are unable to staff our school safely, therefore school will close at 12.00pm. 

Special Mentions

Congratulations again to all our students again who engaged in the ICAS exams for 2022. We would like to make a special mention to the following students who achieved a Distinction or High Distinction. What excellence you have shown. 

Digital Technologies: Liam Buckland-Pinnock (Distinction)

English: Alexandra Stuart-Burton (Distinction)

Mathematics: Liam Buckland-Pinnock (High Distinction), Alexandra Stuart-Burton (Distinction)

Science: Liam Buckland-Pinnock (High Distinction), Lachlan Edmonds, Shaylen Sonny (Distinction).

Spelling:   Alexandra Stuart-Burton (High Distinction), Liam Buckland-Pinnock (Distinction)

Writing:  Alexandra Stuart-Burton and Maeve Gooley  (High Distinction)

EOTC and Sports

Well done to all our amazing tamariki in Teams Piwakawaka and Tui for their efforts and skills in our Fun-Letics today. Thank you to our teachers for organising, our brilliant Y8 leaders and all our whanau for coming along and supporting.

Well done to Saskia B, Gemma W and Rainie H who represented Glenbrook School at Franklin tennis this week. A fabulous effort ladies!

This week we had 12 students in year 6 participate in the Waiuku Sailing extension programme. Feedback from our students has shared what a wonderful opportunity this was and how much fun they had. Thank you to Justin and the team from Waiuku Sailing and to our amazing parents who supported and supervised each day. Thank you Jo, Rachael, Ashleigh, Kumi, Craig, Ali, Holly and Mr Green. 

A reminder about the following dates:

2023 Roles and Responsibilities are due Monday 14th November

Waiuku Group Day athletics: Wednesday 16th November

Akonui Hui: Thursday 17th November and Friday 18th November

Paid Union Meeting: Monday 21st November

Sailing Extension Programme (Y7&8 Group 2):  November 23 – 25

Team Kereru Camp: November 22-24

Team Tui Camp: November 24-25

Whole School Transition Day: December 2nd

Year 8 Dance: December 6th

Year 8 Dinner: December 7th

End of Year Prizegiving: December 8th

Last whole day: December 9th

Last day of school – finish at 12pm December 12th.

Nga manaakitanga

Ms Lysandra Stuart