Wednesday, 3 February 2021

Friday, 13 November 2020

Term 4 Week 5

 We've had a really busy week! We had class photos on Tuesday, The Manaiakalani Film Festival at Sylvia Park on Wednesday and practical parenting ideas with Pio Terei on Thursday evening.

Be sure to watch our tamarikis movies online as just a small selection was shown at Sylvia Park. They are fabulous!

Wednesday, 11 November 2020

Friday, 6 November 2020

Term 4 Week 4: Everyday Theatre

 Yesterday we were lucky enough to be visited by Applied Theatre Consultants. 

Everyday Theatre is an interactive programme that runs in Year 7 & 8 classes, creating a safe forum for young people to talk about family relationships through a facilitated applied theatre workshop.  Since it began in 2004 the programme has worked with over 70,000 participants.

In Everyday Theatre, the audience becomes participants who work to unravel the issues of a fictitious dysfunctional family via theatre techniques framed within the safety of a video game structure.

Generally, one to two classes gather in a shared space to view a 15-minute performance. The performance tells a fictional story of a family experiencing abuse, in the format of a video game. A games master invites the students to help get through the four levels of the game. At this point, the classes go back to their home rooms and each class is led through the drama process in the video game by one or two of the teacher/actors.

At different times, the game requires the students to consider the perspectives of the victims and perpetrators of abuse, of witnesses and of bystanders. This is achieved through a range of dramatic conventions carefully stepped to reinforce understandings and to allow the participants to grow confidence in their ability to tell and analyse the story.

At each stage, participants are reminded that they are playing a video game. This is done by achieving part of a password towards the next level in the game. When they have the full password, ‘Every child has hopes and dreams’ they become games masters themselves.

The unique and engaging format has seen Everyday Theatre invited to showcase at many international conferences on applied theatre and community arts, including in the England, Eire, Australia and Singapore.

Friday, 30 October 2020

Term 4 Week 3: Jump Jam

 Friday mornings are synonymous with jump jam at Glen Innes School. Have a look at our Friday morning fitness routine. 

Friday, 23 October 2020

Term 4 Week 2 - Learning to use microscopes

 This week we've been very fortunate to have Dr Thierry from The University of Auckland to lead our Genomics programme. Dr Thierry showed us how to view slides under the microscopes. Students made great observations and then clearly illustrated and labelled what they viewed. 



Friday, 16 October 2020

Term 4 - Week 1: Welcome Back!

Welcome back to term 4! It's a really short but busy term...

  • 15 October Thursday - National Shakeout Drill
  • 17 October Saturday - ELECTIONS!!! The school hall is available to cast your votes
  • 23 October Friday - $2 sausage sizzle
  • 26 October Monday - Labour Day (no school)
  • 30 October Friday - Year 7&8 Run at St Kentigern College
  • 30 October Friday - $3 gourmet hotdog sale
  • 2 November Monday - Assessments commence 
  • 5 November Thursday - Applied Theatre
  • 6 November Friday - chop suey sale
  • 10 November Tuesday - class photos
  • 11 November Wednesday - Manaiakalani Film Festival
  • 12 November Thursday - Parent Presentation with Pio Terei
  • 12 November Thursday - Y7 immunisations
  • 13 November Friday - Food sales
  • 16 November Monday - Athletics Final
  • 18 November Wednesday - Speech Finals
  • 19 November Thursday - Recognition Assembly
  • 20 November Friday - Food sales
  • 24 November Tuesday - Interschool Athletics
  • 24 November Tuesday - Final Technology lesson at Tamaki College
  • 27 November Friday - Food sales
  • 8 December Tuesday - Y8 Graduation Dinner
  • 9 December Wednesday - School Awards Day
  • 10 December Thursday - Fun Day/ Skipping at GI Centre 10.30am
  • 11 December Friday - Last day for students

Friday, 25 September 2020

Term 3 Week 10 - Enjoy the Break!


The photo was taken last week for Wig Wednesday. Over $600 was raised for the Cancer Society. Thank you for your support.

Enjoy your two-week break with your whanau. See you all on Monday, 12 October! 

Friday, 18 September 2020

Term 3 - Week 9: Maori Language Week

 It's been so much fun learning waiata and Te Reo with Whaea Wairahi. Our pronunciation of Te Reo words has definitely improved with Whaea's guidance. 

Reminders for next week: 
*Last day of term - 25/09/2020
* Testing Week

Friday, 11 September 2020

Term 3 Week 8 - Tongan Language Week

Malo e lelei Whanau! What a fantastic end to a fabulous week! We've had Tasty lūpulu, chop suey and otai yesterday and graceful Tongan dancing by the girls today! We've really been spoilt this week! 

Here's a video showing how to make your own otai. With summer around the corner, we'll have an abundance of fruit available. 

Reminders for next week:

  • Just a reminder that this Wednesday 16 September, we are having a Wacky / Weird / Wig Wednesday! Your children are encouraged to go all out along with the staff and come to school in mufti sporting their choice of hairstyle.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          All this is to raise funds for the Cancer Society; so we'll be having a sausage sizzle and iceblocks combo ($3) on sale. Extra sausages/iceblocks can be ordered separately.                                                                                                                                                                                              Unfortunately, with current alert levels we cannot invite parents onsite.                                                                                                                                                                                                         
  • Next week is Te Wiki o te Reo Māori. Watch this space for updates!