MUNA (Mock Model United Nations Assembly)
The Mock MUNA showcases an array of costumes, personalities and some of the upper North Island’s best aspiring diplomats.
The two-day assembly/conference involves around 80 schools representing 100 countries, who are all members of the General Assembly of the United Nations.
The assembly/conference involves students carefully researching their assigned country in preparation for the discussion of five remits, an emergency situation and impromptu debate, as well as other matters which arise during the two days.
Glenfield College is supported at MUNA by Glenfield Rotary, whose financial support makes our attendance at MUNA possible.
Students involved are usually selected as an extension of their study in the Social Sciences subjects at Levels 2 or 3, however, any student wishing to be involved should see Mr Snookes.
Real World Computing
Real World Computing concentrates on the skills and practical lessons required for computing in the real world. You will be exposed to technologies from partner organisations, including programming, cloud computing, and perform onsite computer maintenance and repair. Further introductions will be made to self-paced courses which will gain you industry qualifications and exposure to the real world outside of college.
This is not a one size fits all programme, you will learn game programming, scripting, cybersecurity, systems management and a plethora of other subjects in the computing space. What you wish to pursue is up to you, but you will be guided in all cases.
However, remember, the aim is to have fun while being exposed to all areas of computing.
- Learn real-world basics to get you started
- Do real-world courses and gain qualifications.
- Be exposed to the reality of your interest.
You need to have an interest in computers and the ability to work independently. At each scheduled time you will meet up with others, and you will be trained in a series of basic skills. You will then apply those skills, and continue learning more skills as a result.
As everything is freeform, you can pursue whatever passion you choose; within some limits.
Contact Mr Keenleyside for further information: [email protected]
We currently have multiple competitive/performance-based dance troupes. These troupes are across a variety of genres including Lyrical/Contemporary, Jazz, Asian-Fusion and Hip Hop. Students must audition for a place in this troupe.
These troupes compete at competitions throughout the year.
School Dance Showcase
During Term 3, the Dance Department holds its annual dance showcase, giving both our dance groups and the dance curriculum students the opportunity to perform before an audience. The choreography of this show consists of students’, teachers’ and our guest choreographer’s work.
Itinerant Music Tuition
This is a music acceleration programme in which students can learn to play a musical instrument of their choice with an itinerant music teacher. The itinerant teachers are registered teachers and performing professionals who provide music instruction for individual students and small groups during regular school hours. The itinerant lessons are free of charge for all Glenfield College students. Instrumental tuition is compulsory for senior music students in years 11-13. Currently, we offer lessons on the following instruments: guitars, piano, drums, voice, brass and woodwind instruments.
Extra-curricular Music Activities
The Music department is a vibrant place in the school where students learn and develop their skills in all areas of music. Glenfield College pupils have a purpose-built music block and well-equipped practice rooms. They can participate in many extra-curricular music activities, such as the rock and jazz bands, junior ensemble, vocal groups and choir. Outlets for music performances are many and include the annual music showcase, Kaipatiki Sounds concert, school assembly and local community performances.