Week 11 Term 2 2015

Tena Koutou Katoa, We welcome back Miss Sixsmith this week who has started in Parekereke. Miss Sixsmith returns from her travels and we are extremely pleased to see her. Last week I accompanied the Middle Syndicate to Reretewhioi Marae. It was wonderful to reconnect to our local marae. The hosts were welcoming and keen to share their knowledge of the marae. The students were respectful and enthusiastic. Thank you to the teachers, parents and whanau for your help and organisation. Our visit to Miranda Hot Pools was an enjoyable day out. It… Read More

Week 10 Term 2 2015

We are now at the buiness end of Term 2. Your teachers have worked extremely hard to provide quality teaching and learning programmes for your children. Whilst they do this, they have also been assessing students, writing reports, organising events outside the classroom and reviewing the curriculum. They are an amazing bunch of people who have passion and a belief that they can make a difference to the lives of our children. Thank you Glenbrook teachers and staff. You are integral to the direction and success of our school, and we may… Read More

Week 9 Term 2

I am very humbled and excited to be your principal. I look forward to continue leading our school into a direction where learning and understanding what learning looks like by us all is central to student development. The support, faith and trust from you all has been unwavering. The mantle of principal at Glenbrook School is not one I take lightly. It is one I feel privileged to hold and one I will walk with mana and purpose. Let us continue to be open, transparent and honest with each other. Let us… Read More

Message from the Board

To Parents, Caregivers, Students and the Glenbrook School Community, It is with pleasure that the Board of Trustees can announce that Lysandra Stuart has accepted the position of Principal of Glenbrook School. Over the past few weeks the Board has undertaken an appointment process culminating in interviews of a number of strong candidates last weekend. Following this the Board determined that Ms Stuart was the best candidate for Glenbrook and offered her the role. We firmly believe that Ms Stuart is the right person to lead our school. She has a done… Read More

Week 8 Term 2 2015

Nga mihi ki a koutou, This week we are very excited to present our new updated website. http://www.glenbrook.school.nz The teachers and I are working very hard to update the content and share our learning with you. I would llike to acknowledge and thank Tom Driver for his neverending paitence and expertise in helping us all at Glenbrook School launch this. Please take time to have a look and email Miss Stuart any feedback or ideas you may have. On Saturday we had teachers, teacher aides, PTA and our friends from Akaaka school… Read More

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… Read More

Week 6 Term 2 2015

Kia 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… Read More

Week 5 Term 2 2015

Tena koutou katoa, This week Mrs Davidson and I are busy visting classrooms to observe reading lessons. We are capturing evidence of how reading is taught across Glenbrook School. We are observing teachers, asking students about their learning and then critically reflect as a team about how we can best accelerate your child’s learning in reading. This is added to our reading assessment data to give us a detailed picture of reading at Glenbrook School. The school actively encourages children to attend school to optimise their learning, but if a child is… Read More

Week 4 Term 2 2015

Kia ora koutou ma, This week we have the Life Education Bus in school. Harold the Giraffe and Sally have been teaching your children various things from the Health curriculum. Junior syndicate have been learning about their bodies. Middle syndicate are learning about healthy communitis. Senior syndicate are immersed in a topic called from Beyond the Shadows. Students have been given workbooks which show their learning. Please ask your children to bring them home so you see what they have learned. The Life Education Bus is a non-profit organisation. More information about… Read More

Week 3 Term 2 2015

As I visit classrooms and sit in on parts of lessons, I am always struck by how motivated and tuned in our students are. Classes are welcoming and a warm greeting is followed by the enthusiasm to share what is happening in the classroom. This week our children are sitting their easttle writing on recounts. This piece of writing along with other writing pieces during the term will assist our teachers in forming an Overall Teacher Judgement (OTJ) against the National Standard when we report to you at the end of the… Read More