While schools gear up for the summer holidays, Glenbrook School students haven’t stopped achieving.
Angelo Hubers, William Lomas, Charlize Aickan and Millie Thompson represented Glenbrook School at the Vector EPro8 Auckland Championships on Thursday 7 December 2017, coming in as runner up. Vector EPro8 is a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematical) challenge where students need to problem solve, build and work collaboratively to earn points over three hours. The Auckland leg of that challenge is sponsored by Vector, as they believe it’s important to get students interested in science and technology, as well as developthe type of critical thinking, team work and creative problem solving skills that were on display throughout the competition.
Katie and Lara Migounoff also entered an antibullying writing competition organised by Trustpower. Katie won a $100 mega magic box. “We are very proud of our girls and the messages they shared. They reflected our school values and school programmes,” Lysandra said.
On Friday 8 December, the school were awarded six laptops after winning the GJ Gardiner home design colouring competition. Scott Hawkins and Brenda Hrstich took time to visit Glenbrook School to present the laptopsl. “We have some very excited students who will benefit from such a lovely prize,” said Principal Lysandra Stuart.
The year three and four “Glenbrook Mindstormers” recently won the Rising Star award at the FLL Robotics Championships at Strathallan . Students used a range of problem solving skills to highlight how to be Waterwise in their presentation. They have learned how to programme and code in class and competed against 25 other teams in robotics competitions. The team was led by Miss Hannah Hubers.Since you’re here… we have a small favour to ask. More and more people want the Post than ever but advertising revenues across the media are falling fast. And unlike many news organisations, we haven’t put up a paywall – we want to keep our journalism as open as we can. So you can see why we need to ask for your help. The Post’s independent, investigative journalism takes a lot of time, money and hard work to produce. With investigative reporting, we often don't know at the beginning how a story will unfold and how long it might take to uncover. This can mean it is costly – particularly as we often face legal threats that attempt to stop our reporting. But we remain committed to raising important questions and exposing wrongdoing. And we do it because we believe our perspective matters – because it might well be your perspective, too. If everyone who reads our reporting, who likes it, helps to support it, our future would be much more secure. For as little as NZ$5, you can support the Post – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Support The Post