On Friday, March 2nd the Glenfield College Relay For Life...
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:
The Languages Club
Come to the Languages Club during Wednesday lunchtimes in Room 65.
All students are welcome, whether they learn a language as part of their timetable or not. You only need an interest in learning some Spanish and Japanese in a fun way. We will learn the basics in each language so that you can talk about yourself and ask questions of others. We also listen to music, watch some films, and may do some more practical stuff like calligraphy and taste other countries food!
The Languages Club is run by Mrs Drabble.
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.
The Christian Youth Group
This is an inter-denominational Christian Youth Group.
Mrs van Deventer is leading the Christian Youth Group out this year. Everyone is welcome to attend and everyone’s views in the group are appreciated.
The focus this year is on the parables of Jesus. These are the stories Jesus told to make difficult concepts easy to understand. A parable that most students love is the story of the prodigal son. It is about a son who wanted his inheritance before his father died. His father gave him his inheritance, the son left home, spend all his money and was left destitute in another country. The son came to his senses and realised that his father treated his servants better than he was being treated in his current pig-minding job. His father was waiting for his son to return on a daily basis; while he was still a long way off; he saw his son and welcomed him with open arms. The parable teaches that God will never leave us or forsake us. God will always be there for us and accept us.
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.
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]
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.
Matua Hone Matthews is the coordinator of the Part-E Key Club and can be contacted via email or in school: