Sep 192014

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Heath Rattey is an ex-pupil of Glenfield College, and is currently going through a really hard time. He has been diagnosed with 2 brain tumors, both in critical locations. His partner Alex, is currently fundraising to get him life saving surgery in Australia. Since Sunday, she has helped to raise over $45,000 of the $150,000 they need. They have 3 weeks to raise as much as we can- its a huge task, but if they can get the whole community involved they might just do it.

Here is a link to Heath’s give a little page. Please help out if you can.

Sep 192014

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Some of our students recently attended a Young Women’s Leadership Programme day at Massey University. The confidence building programme is followed by all the young women working on leadership projects in their own communities.

The photo above is part of an article by the North Shore Times 4 September edition, available on line here.

Sep 192014

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Our Kapa Haka Group, Bollywood Dance Group and Orchestra all performed extremely well at Wednesday’s Glenfield Has Talent event at the Bruce Mason Theatre. Check out some photos of the groups above. (Photos courtesy of Julie Kilroy)

Sep 182014

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The Yr 10s have been practising pyramid building during their Year 10 Gymnastics. It doesn’t look easy, but it does look like fun.

Sep 182014

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Our Year 13 students have been leading PE for Y6 students at Willow Park Primary School.  This is part of their goal to get a target group active and promote healthy living.  They are visiting the school three times.


Sep 162014

Glenfield Has Talent Poster (1)

Glenfield has talent is back again, this time at the Bruce Mason Theatre on 17 September at 7pm.  Come and see our Kapa Haka Group, Dancers and Musicians perform along with other talented groups from all over Glenfield. Tickets are $9.95, available from Ticketmaster from the 15 August. Make sure you come along and support our local schools.
Start 7.00pm
Interval 20 minutes
End 9.30pm
POSTER IS HERE Glenfield Has Talent Poster (1)

Sep 152014

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Congratulations to our very own RBNZ Monetary Policy Challenge Team who flew to Wellington earlier last month to present at the Reserve Bank Of New Zealand. The team came third out of sixty teams. Congratulations! The award was presented by John McDermott, Ex-Student of Glenfield College, now Assistant Governor and Head of Economics at the Reserve Bank of New Zealand.

Dr John McDermott joined the Reserve Bank of New Zealand in June 2007. The purpose of the Economics Department is to advise the Governor on the economic outlook and the management of monetary policy, aimed at maintaining price stability over the medium term. The Bank’s key monetary policy instrument is the Official Cash Rate (OCR) which is reviewed every six weeks.

John’s previous positions include:

  • Victoria University of Wellington, Associate Professor (2006-2007)
  • National Bank of New Zealand, Chief Economist (2001-2006)
  • Reserve Bank of New Zealand, Manager (1998-2001)
  • International Monetary Fund, Economist (1994-1998)
  • Reserve Bank of New Zealand, Economist (1988-1990)

John has published a number of articles on international commodity prices, real exchanges rates, and business cycles. John holds a BSc and M.Com Economics from the University of Auckland, and a PhD in Economics from Yale University.