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

Statistics

Te Ra have been learning how to do a Statistical Investigation this week. Our first investigation was to find out the most popular colour car that passes Glenbrook School. We recorded our data on a Tally Chart and have used the data to make a Pictograph. We have tied this into our Communication Inquiry as some students asked teachers and students what their preferred way of Communicating is and recorded that in a Tally Chart. Our next step is to share the data, complete a pictograph and answer questions about the data.

Caoilainn’s Winning Ribbons

Today Caoillain showed us the 11 ribbons she won with her horse over the weekend. She described how she had to lead her horse around and then ride it. Well done Caoilainn!

Matariki Lunch

The juniors got together on Friday for a shared lunch to celebrate Matarki. Uenuku made popcorn and enjoyed watching it pop out of the popcorn maker. Te Ra made delicious fruit kebabs, Parekereke made tasty cookies and Te Whenua made a selection of yummy sandwiches. A huge thank you to parents who helped by sending a gold coin and for those who helped with bowls and popcorn kernels! The class loved having the smell of popcorn and watching the popcorn “erupt like a volcano” out of the popcorn maker! Each class shared… Read More

Football Fun!

  Te Whenua had so much fun learning fun football games on Tuesday.

Matariki

We are learning about Matariki. The seven stars of Matariki are based on a legend and signify the Maori New Year. If we look carefully we might be able to see this constellation in our night sky during late winter! It is also known as Pleiades. Uenuku is able to explain what Matariki is about. We have also made a feather kakahu (cloak).