Welcome to the Glen Innes School!  Here at GIS we aim to include all, by being that caring environment in which students can quickly find their place; an innovative space where teachers and students are stretched in new learning and a fun learning environment where our students get to explore varied topics and experiences in ways that inspire wonderment and awe.

Situated in Glen Innes, a diverse East Auckland suburb undergoing substantial housing revitalizing change for the fourth consecutive year, we strive to produce students who will not only be able to hold their own as they move through the educational system - but to excel. To achieve this we have introduced an online learning programme for the upper primary classes as well as introducing netbook classes (years 3 - 8) as part of the Manaiakalani Programme in the Tamaki area. Our role is not only to prepare students for the next phase of their schooling to ensure that they will be successful beyond the next transition point, but to ensure we all have a great deal of fun along the way.

Each term, the teachers put lots of thought into the integrated units which are taught through an inquiry process called ZIP to ensure that as the students learn, they are challenged to question and at the same time be excited by new knowledge. There is a strong emphasis on the basics of numeracy and literacy to ensure all students have the tools to tackle the curriculum.

You are invited not only to view our website, but to visit our school and experience for yourself why this little school is so loved by all who come through the doors.


Jonathan Hendricks