Our Staff Connections

Our wonderful teachers from Glenbrook School sharing their favourite stories, tips and ideas for arts, craft, music and more….. 

We hope you enjoy viewing them and joining in, as much as we have sharing them. 

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We hope you enjoy this week’s videos!

“Are you my Mother?”, read by Mrs Simons, written and illustrated by P.D. Eastman.

Listen to Mrs Simons as she shares a story with you.

How to make a pop-up heart Mother’s Day card

Join Mrs Thompson as she shows us how to make a pop-up heart Mother’s day card

How to make Paper Bead Necklaces – With Mrs Meredith

Join Mrs Meredith as she shares how to make a cool paper bead necklace, perfect for Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day Pancakes with Mrs McCulloch

Learn how to make some yummy pancakes with Mrs McCulloch.

Making Napkin Roses with Mrs Lee

Join Jeremiah and Mrs Lee as they show you how to make roses out of napkins


“This is the bear”- Read by Mr Machin, Story written by Sarah Hayes & illustrated by Helen Craig

“Time for a Tale – Read by Mrs Machin, Story written by Dugald Steer, illustrated by Elisabeth Noseng

Shape hunt with Mrs Lee

Mrs Lee will show you what shapes she has found on her shape hunt.

Here Come the Shapes, read by Mrs Lee, written by Jenny Giles, Illustrated by Boris Silvestri

Listen to Mrs Lee as she shares a story about shapes.

Make your own memory game with Mrs Thompson

Join Mrs Thompson as she shows us how to make a memory game.


Check out our Autumn Themed Videos

“Cool facts about a hot place, read by Mrs Simons, written by David Hill and illustrated by Scott Pearson

Want to know more about the Sun, Earth and the seasons? Listen to Mrs Simons as she shares lots of interesting information and reads Cool facts about a hot place.

Making Leaf Art with Mrs Lee

Join Mrs Lee as she shows us how to make leaf rubbings, using Autumn leaves that have fallen off the trees.

Making an Autumn Leaf bouquet with Mrs Meredith

Join Mrs Meredith as she shows us how to make an Autumn Leaf bouquet using leaves, string and twigs.

We hope you enjoy our Anzac themed videos!

Make an Anzac Poppy Wreath with Mrs Meredith

Join Mrs Meredith to learn how to make you own Anzac wreath using recyclable materials!

Anzac Day activity with Mrs Thompson

Get right into the spirit of commemoration and decorate your letter box in ANZAC theme. Enter the RSA ‘Decorate your Letterbox’ competition and you could also be in to win some RSA themed prizes!

Anzac Crafts with Mrs McCulloch

In the spirit of #Stand at dawn. Mrs McCulloch will share a few ideas to make some ANZAC crafts with things you may have at home.

Mrs Lee has found a video you may all enjoy of how to draw a poppy. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EkSBztJ_bMQ

Mrs Lee has drawn her own ANZAC poppy.

Listen to Mrs Lee as she reads the Poem: Red Poppy.

“Dawn Parade” read by Mrs Simons, written by Phillipa Werry and illustrated by Jennifer Cooper

Listen to Mrs Simons as she reads the ANZAC story called Dawn Parade.


Making Autumn Leaf Pictures with Mrs Simons

Make leaf pictures using Autumn leaves with Mrs Simons and Isla

“Hairy Maclary’s Bone”, read by Mrs Lee, written and illustrated by Lynley Dodd.

Listen to Mrs Lee as she reads one of favourite stories- Hairy Maclary

Kite Making with Mrs Meredith

Ever wanted to make a kite? Using everyday items from around your house Mrs Meredith will show you how!


“Whatever Next”, read by Mrs Thompson, written and illustrated by Jill Murphy.

Mrs Thompson shares a story about the imagination and an adventure in a cardboard box.

“My Cat Likes To Hide In Boxes” read by Mrs McCulloch, written by Eve Sutton and illustrated by Lynley Dodd.

Do you have a cat who hides? Or another sneaky pet? Listen to Mrs McCulloch share the story, ‘My cat likes to hide in boxes.’

Edwina the Emu, read by Mrs Machin, written & illustrated by Sheena Knowles and Rod Clement

Storytime with Mrs Machin as she shares the story, Edwina the Emu.


“Cats in the Garden” – Art with Mrs Simnor

See how to create your own artwork of a cat among some funky flowers. 

Art medium: crayon and dye (or food colouring)

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Field of Wildflowers –  Art with Mrs Simnor

Join in on a mixed-media art lesson, that includes dye, paint and collage.

Singalong with Mr Machin

Enjoy, listen and SingaLong with some of Mr Machin’s favourite tunes.

Wild, Wacky, Weird Trees with Mrs Simnor with Mrs Simnor

Be inspired by your surroundings, as Mrs Simnor teaches us how to create Wild, Wacky & Weird Tree art.