• We regularly repaint our classrooms and carpet them where practical.
• All rooms have access points allowing both internet and intranet access, while many have pods of computers in them.
• Nearly every classroom has access to a data projector, allowing our laptop equipped staff members to bring the benefits of modern technology, and the full resources of the internet, to the classroom.
• Interactive whiteboards aid suitably skilled staff members in maximising their potential when teaching others, with more planned for purchase.
To ensure students have maximum access to powerful computing technology we have seven major computer laboratories in the school, a Pasco scientific research laboratory, and a library computer research room; in addition to pods of computers in many classrooms. The majority of these rooms are bookable by staff members for classes, with the others allocated to dedicated classes in Computing, Design and Photography. At this time we have approximately one computer for every two students, providing our teachers with excellent support for their teaching programmes.
Computers Per Laboratory
Library Research Computers
Pasco Scientific Computers
Theatre (The Kaipatiki Theatre)
We have a fully functional purpose-built theatre at Glenfield College. It features a large rising stage, tiered seating, lighting gantry, walk-in sound and lighting control centre, multi-channel sound system, green room, changing rooms, costume storage and lights. These features ensure our students have the very best facilities to learn in, during their involvement in productions and performances at Glenfield College.
Our fully serviced Student cafeteria can seat approximately 200 students, and functions as an excellent social gathering space at the college. During intervals it provides protection from the elements, such as rain, ensuring a more pleasant experience at such times.
The technology block was completely rebuilt in July 2008, allowing us to include brand new facilities and notable improvements. The block has high visibility throughout with internal glass walls, increasing safety by offering greater visibility of our students. There are three machine or processing areas for Wood, Metal, Fabrics and Plastics along with attendant theory and design rooms for Wood, Metal and Fabric. These are in addition to specialist rooms for Automotive (including a fully operational service bay), Boat Building, Fabric, Graphics, Computing, Robotics, Food Technology ( including a fully serviced Restaurant ) and the staff work area.
Student Services Area
Student Services are all located in one building containing excellent, comfortable, spacious facilities. Our Health Centre includes rooms for a Physiotherapist, Doctors consultation, multiple Counsellors, and the Careers and Gateway suite. Conveniently placed shared kitchen and toilet facilities are available, and the building is adjacent to the neighbouring Deans’ offices.
We have a well-stocked library available to our students both during and after the school day. There is a pod of 16 computer terminals within the Library for student use. Students are encouraged to use the library beyond the timetabled day as a resource base and work centre. Staff are available at the library several nights a week, after school, to help students with Maths, English and other subjects.
Our large gymnasium has a mezzanine viewing area, exercise room, weights room and two sets of changing rooms available.
Our main playing fields are fully drained, providing an all year round high-quality dry surface. PE classes, sports teams, and students during school breaks, all enjoy the benefits provided by these all season fields.
We have a large Astroturfed area containing four tennis and netball courts, and a smaller hockey turf to support our winter and summer sports programmes; this provides our students with a high-quality all-weather PE and recreation facility during the school breaks. The large adjacent asphalt area has six outdoor basketball hoops, which keeps all of our sports enthusiasts happy, and a zone for a tennis court and other ball games.