An excited group of students tackled the 2014 competition with great enthusiasm. After a slow start we finished a commendable 4th out of 8 schools. We managed 13 out of 31 finals and won seven of those. The students are already talking about 2015!
Welcome to the Glen Innes School!
We've just seen our first set of year 8 students graduate and start at the college of their choice. What a delight it was for our staff to see them transition so confidently.
Our small family orientated school has an average role of about 195 students from varying nationalities, taught by a stable long term staff balanced with experience and youth.
Situated in Glen Innes, a diverse East Auckland suburb, we strive to produce students who will not only be able to hold their own as they move through the educational system - but to excell. To achieve this we have introduced an online learning programme for the upper primary classes as well as introducing netbook classes as part of the Manaiakalani initiative in the Tamaki area. Our role is to prepare students for the next phase of their schooling to ensure that they will be successful at the next transition point.
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. Our 2011 ERO report indicated that we were providing an excellent foundation for all and look forward to their comments after the scheduled visit in September 2014.
Recently we have benefitted from the support of our trained team of volunteers who come in daily and work alongside staff to accellerate achievement for students specifically in reading.
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.