May 262014

Click here to view: May 23 School Newsletter

A warm welcome to parents and students to a very settled Term 2.

Important for parents/caregivers to note that Friday 30th May is Teacher Only Day and school will not be open for instruction on this day.

Also, you will read in this issue of our newsletter:

  • A message from the Principal, Mr Benton
  • ERO’s visit
  • Academic mentoring
  • Managing self
  • Key dates for the term
  • Absences – contact details
  • Parent portal
 Posted by at 2:41 pm
May 052014

The Student Executive attended the Anzac Day Service held at Glenfield War Memorial Hall. Head Boy, Sean Berg and Head Girl, Hinekura Foley read scriptures and were supported by other members of the Student Executive in laying a wreath from Glenfield College.


Laying of the wreath by Hinekura Foley, Head Girl


Joined by Sean Berg, Head Boy and other Student Executive









 Posted by at 4:58 pm
Mar 292014

As permitted under the PPTA Collective Agreement, the teaching staff at Glenfield College will be participating in a Paid Union Meeting on the afternoon of Thursday 10th April.

All students are expected to attend classes in the morning through until 12.30pm. Should you wish your child to have supervised work here at school until 3:10pm (normal school hours), please phone the Student Centre on 444 9066 ext 904.

Please note that school buses will run at 12:30pm.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

 Posted by at 10:08 pm
Mar 292014

Online booking is now open for parents. It would be helpful to know your child’s subjects and teacher names.  These can be found on your child’s interim report.

Click here to access the School Interview webpage: http://www.schoolinterviews.co.nz/

Event Code: 59652

When you have entered the code, you need to enter your details and then choose all the teachers you wish to speak with.  Teachers are found by selecting one of your child’s subjects and then opening the teacher drop-down box.  You can then choose the teacher. Repeat this process until all teachers are selected.

If you know a teacher’s name but not the subject, you need to choose ‘All’ from the subject box.  A list of all teachers will appear in the drop-down box.

When all teachers you wish to speak with have been selected, they will be presented on screen with their booking times.  Choose your times and then exit the site.  You will receive an e-mail to confirm your booked times.

You may alter or cancel bookings by re-entering the School Interviews website.

If you do not have a current email address or do not have access to the internet, please ring the school office on 444 9066 during school hours and one of our staff will make the bookings for you. Bookings confirmation sheet will be sent home with your child.

 Posted by at 9:07 am
Mar 142014

photo 1Division 3 result: 8th place out of 27
1st place: Manukura Tane – Ngarimu Wyatt (Year 9)
3rd place: Waiata Tira – composed by Hinekura Foley (Year 13, Head Girl)

The group will open the Glenfield Community Expo next Wednesday at 2:00pm. They will also be  performing at the whole school assembly next Friday. Special mention is needed for our outstanding student tutors: Marunui Davis (Year 12) and Hinekura Foley. Thanks also to the whanau staff and families for their support and encouragement throughout.

 Posted by at 11:45 am
Feb 282014

Click here to view: Measles Letter

Dear Parent,

Please read the attached letter that has been sent to all school Principals by the Ministry of Health with information about Measles.

We have had no reported cases of Measles at Glenfield College but do ask all parents to be vigilant. Our staff at the college have also been informed and given information on what to do should a child display any of the symptoms. The attached letter has more detailed information including symptoms.

The best protection against measles is the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine which is free for all children. MMR vaccinations are scheduled at 15 months and 4 years.

MMR vaccination is also free for susceptible adults born after 1 January 1969 who have not received two doses of a measles containing vaccine. If in any doubt please see your family GP.

As stated earlier, we have had no reported cases at Glenfield College but will notify you if this position changes.

Dave Bagwell
Acting Principal

 Posted by at 11:54 am
Feb 272014

Click here to view: Feb 27 School Newsletter

Copies of newsletter is available from the school office.

In this issue:
–  A message from our Acting Principal, Mr Bagwell
–  Sports news
–  Homestays
–  Meet our Deputies for 2014
–  Important dates for the term
–  Parent portal
–  Absences
–  Upcoming Community Expo
–  Sustainability group

 Posted by at 2:54 pm