Unleash the inner engineer in your child with the school Robotics division, we only require that your child has passion and commitment.
David Aston, the coordinator of the Robotics program, and winner of the Vex Robotics Teacher of the Year Award 2016, can be contacted via email or in school:
Slam poetry is competitive spoken word poetry. The Glenfield College team enters the Auckland high school slam poetry competition, Word the Front Line. Glenfield placed in the top three in 2015 and 2016! The team writes and practices their poetry after school once a week so dust off your notebook and contribute to Glenfield’s growing legacy in poetry. (Fingersnaps)
Contact: Mr Lee, [email protected]
The Film Club
In the Film Club students have fun making short films and music tracks using Apple’s iMovie and Garageband.
With the guidance of the Media Studies teacher, students can learn media production skills through a variety of small projects. They can then go on to entering film competitions or sharing their work online.
The teacher in charge of the Film Club is Mr Vanderlaan.
Part-E Key Club
The goal of the Part-E Key Club at Glenfield College is to build awareness of, and passion for, our unique surroundings here in Aotearoa. This will be achieved through learning traditional games and activities in a Māori context, which will bring to the forefront the richness New Zealand culture has to offer.
Students learn two KEY aspects of our New Zealand culture. They are tikanga? (culture), and manaaki tangata (to show respect).
All students are welcome. You only need an interest in learning a new skill and to have fun while doing so. We will collectively learn about flax weaving, garment preparation, weaponry skills, Māori musical instruments, song and kapa haka. This also includes listening to music and watching films along with other fun activities.
Students may have the opportunity to perform in competition or non-competitive events and earn NCEA credits.
Horowaitai Roberts-Tuahine is the coordinator of the Part-E Key Club and can be contacted via email or in school:
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]