Dec 052014

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The Legend, that is Kathryn Whillans is retiring at the end of this year after over 35 years of dedicated service to Glenfield College and Drama education nationally. Former student, Craig Parker, appeared by Skype from Canada to give a moving message to Kathryn at her farewell yesterday. Other long standing members of staff, including Graeme King, Chrissy Jones-Major and Margaret Sullivan also spoke. They enlightened the staff and friends gathered, of Kathryn’s long career in drama and strong pastoral care abilities. Former students also remembered their involvement with the drama department and the effect Kathryn had on their lives. To conclude the speeches, Kathryn spoke of her long career, finding her way into Drama teaching, her training in England and return to NZ, where she took up her position as HOD Drama at Glenfield College. Kathryn mentioned that the weeds in her garden better look out now she will be at home a little more.

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Yr 10 students have designed and made garments  from Polar Fleece. They used either a Onesie or Hoodie pattern and adapted this pattern by adding pockets and hoods.

The students added their own personal touch by applying design to the garment using lace and trims or appliqueing a design. They planned and managed their own projects to ensure that they meet the due date.
Nov 062014

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A Japanese short term study group were at the school for 2 weeks and left on Tuesday. They were at homestays and buddied with year 9 or 10 students. The school they were from is Ritsumeikan Keisho Junior High School. They thoroughly enjoyed their Kiwi experience and the Glenfield College school life.

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Year 11 L1 Wood Technology: Our Year 11 students in L1 Wood – constructions are completing their model house construction, using floor / post construction, putting up stud walls and roof trusses, this provides a pathway through to the construction trade and courses at Year 12 and 13.

Year 10 Textiles Technology: Our Year 10 students are currently constructing their onesies as part of their textiles project, for this they have to design the garment for a client / stakeholder. The must modify its look and size to fit.

Year 10 iTec – Digital Technology: Our Year 10 students have just finish a Adobe Photoshop and InDesign Digital Media unit on designing and making iTunes Artwork / CD Covers. As part of this they had to create and edit their own images within Adobe Photoshop, applying design effects. They then had to compile their Front and Back Cover in Adobe InDesign to create a professional print finish. This leads onto our Level 1, 2 and 3 courses

 Year 10 Materials Technology: This Year 10 are designing tool boxes. This requires them to apply design and machine fabrication techniques. This includes metal bending, lathe and milling machine skills, welding. As part of this course they also develop their wood construction skills, through jointing techniques.

See other Technology Posts HERE                     Thanks to Mike Lewis for the update.