Glenfield Primary School is a well-established school with strong community engagement. Consultation and information communication evenings are calendared each year depending on the current focus and provide our community with programme direction and reports on student achievement. We have open and collaborative learning environments that welcome community involvement. We encourage strong learning, focused links with families and welcome regular feedback.
Through our school newsletter, assemblies, classroom class dojo, google docs and our website we promote academic, sporting and cultural programmes and share our achievements and celebrate our successes.
We have built a stable and loyal staff who are dedicated and share the vision of Glenfield Primary School. They demonstrate a personal commitment to lifelong learning, on-going development and are engaged in structured professional learning opportunities which support our strategic plan. Several members of the Board of Trustees are on their second and third cycle of trusteeship. This provides continuity and a clear direction for the school.
We have a very diverse community of learners at Glenfield Primary and our values of respect, responsibility and inclusion ensures that all children are welcomed and valued. We promote a tuakana teina environment where our learners support and look after each other.
Our vision is to build a community growing successful learners, through the development of collaborative learning environments using inquiry based learning programmes across all learning areas. We provide connected, meaningful learning experiences for students and utilise assessment data to identify learning needs of individual students. Students are encouraged to take ownership of their learning by knowing what their learning goals are, co-constructing success criteria with their peers and teacher, and identifying their next learning steps.
Our students work towards becoming global citizens by accessing our learning tools to achieve our student developed aspirations. Our school’s local curriculum is unique and responsive to what our community feels is important and desirable for students to learn.
A regular and ongoing cycle of review is conducted. The curriculum principles and wellbeing is the foundation of curriculum decision making and is used for planning, prioritising and reviewing the school’s curriculum.
All Glenfield Primary School classrooms are fully digitally active. Teachers use ICT to underpin the learning of their students and integrated programmes cater for our 21st century learners.