Super 6 Year Old Soccer

Action from our Glenbrook 6 year old soccer stars.

Week 2, Term 4 2015

Kia Ora Whanau, Thank you all for the brilliant day that was Glenbrook School’s 76th Calf Club. It was a fantastic day of watching our students with their animals, achievements and families. Again I would like to recognise the hard work done behind the scenes with our Calf Club committee, PTA, staff, students, judges and animals. From the stalls, to the class exhibits, prizegiving, judging and games. We are very lucky to have the people that understand the importance of Calf Club and how important it is to our history, and future… Read More

Week 9 Term 3 2015

Welcome families, whanau and friends, This year our staff have worked hard on redeveloping our approach to teaching the New Zealand Curriculum. We have done this so that we all have a consistent approach to our teaching and the outcomes we would like to have for our students. This enables us to work as a collective team and to have manaakitanga (care) for all the learners in our school. We believe that learning is a partnership where we all participate and where values and the skills students need are the priority. This… Read More

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… Read More

Week 7 Term 3 2015

Last week I attended an extremely well organised, exciting and active Snow Camp with our Years 7 and 8. This camp occurs every two years and takes a lot of planning. A huge thank you to all our parents that attended, Mrs Davidson and Mrs Brown. In particular thank you to Mrs Simnor who led Snow Camp and ensured planning, safety, fun, challenges and our entire camp experience was optimised. Fundraising began very early so we could ensure as many students as possible could attend. Thank you to Mr Kelvin Matthews our… Read More

Week 5 Term 3 2015

Malo and welcome, Thank you to all our parents who attended Child Centered Conferences or CCCs last week. We had a very high turnout which indicates a great level of engagement within our school for learning. Many parents spoke about their child’s aspirations and how fantastic it was for our children to be able to have that emphasis. We would love to hear your feedback on CCCs. Was it helpful having your child’s data and the school’s expectation of where you child should be? Did the quality of learning conversation improve by… Read More

Week 4 Term 3 2015

Kia Orana, Talofa lava, At Glenbrook School we are always doing our best to provide quality teaching and learning programmes for your children. This year we began our journey together with many new staff, new leadership but old values at our core. I’d like to pause at this checkpoint to reflect on how much we have already achieved together as a team and as a community. Our staff, students and whanau are building a curriculum with values and principles that reflect who we are as a community. We continue to build on… Read More

Week 3 Term 3 2015

Last week it was great to have a visit from our Calf Club judges. There were some very excited students who have already begun preparing their lambs, calves, rabbits, horses and even what they will do when calling their chickens. Many students gathered their potatoes and grass seeds. Calf Club is a special time for Glenbrook School and is part of our rural heritage. We do expect our students to participate in this wonderful time which they will recall for many years to come. Entry forms have gone home today and need… Read More

Week 2 Term 3 2015

Kia Ora Koutu Katoa, This week is Te Wiki o te Reo Maori, Maori Language week. To celebrate our unique bicultural language we joined our Te Huarahi schools in a Mass Haka performance at Ecolight Stadium yesterday. Our students performed beautifully and it was fantastic to see the use of sign language, English and Maori, our three languages of New Zealand being displayed. Te Huarahi is a professional learning group we belong to. It includes early childhood centres, primary schools, high schools and parent groups. The main focus of Te Huarahi is… Read More

Week 1 Term 3 2015

Nau mai, haere mai and welcome to Term 3, I hope you all enjoyed some precious family time over the school break. Many of our staff were busy preparing for term. Mrs Davidson attended the Gifted and Talented conference in Hamilton. She brought back many ideas about how we can identify and provide for students with GATE. I attended the First Time Principals conference. The focus was on leadership with integrity. Whilst there were many great ideas and fantastic examples of learning happening in New Zealand, it was satisfying to confirm that… Read More