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.


Sep 102014

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Students wanting to figure out what things they need for a future in tertiary education, and how you might pay for them should check out the new “Sussed” section of the StudyLink site. Check it out here. SUSSED.


Sep 042014

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The Year 10 Food Technology  students have been trialling healthy variations and topping to traditional pies. The students trial the topping and then analyse its suitability for use in a new healthy pie product.

In Textiles Technology, the Level 1 Textiles Technology students are laying out the textiles patterns so that they can independently develop their fabric design, ensuring that they are economical with materials.

In Year 10 Design and Visual Communication the class are producing 3d models with computer software, that are then printed using 3D Printer to provide the students with facilities to rapid prototype their product.

In Level 1 Engineering they are developing their engineering skills, through metal and plastic fabrication, turning and milling, to create a working engineering product.