2017 Pohutukawa

welcome to



welcome to


2017 Junior Girls Underwater Hockey

Junior Girls Underwater Hockey


2017 Gala Concert

Gala Concert


2017 athletics day

Athletics Day


2017 Swimming Sports



2017 Seussical



2017 Senior Prizegiving

Senior Prizegiving


Principal's Welcome 

Wednesday, 13th December 2017


Kia ora,

Dear Parents,

It is hard to believe that we have reached the end of 2017.  It has been a great year with our students enjoying and excelling, in and beyond the classroom. ‘Seussical the Musical’, dance nights, overseas trips, sports tournaments and regattas, leadership camps, and so much more. 

We have started to implement MYP and next year we have our new houses (Rūaumoko, Tāwhirimātea, Tāne Mahuta, Tangaroa) up and running.

Thank you to the many staff, parents, students and volunteers who continue to make these many opportunities possible. The Glendowie College community is an outstanding community to be part of and to work with.

Junior Prizegiving

Congratulations to the many prize-winners on Monday morning.  It was great to see so many students come across the stage and have their achievements recognised.  Congratulations to all Year 9 and 10 students on a successful academic year.  Thank you to the staff and students involved in this event.

Staff Departing – This week we farewell the following staff from the college:

  • Mr Dobson                                  … Faculty Leader, Technology
  • Ms Masters                                 … English, Specialist Classroom Teacher
  • Mr Kumar                                    … Technology, Year 10 Dean
  • Mr Guy                                         … Social Sciences
  • Mrs Kumar (nee Chand)           … Science
  • Miss Fletcher                              … English, Social Studies
  • Mrs Beattie                                  … Sports Administrator
  • Mrs Parkinson                             … Guidance Counsellor

Mrs Beattie will, however, return immediately to the college as one of two new Tuckshop contractors.  Mrs Parkinson only leaves temporarily as she takes one year’s leave in 2018.  We also farewell Mrs Playle who has decided to fully retire after 45 years at the college.  Since her initial retirement from teaching at the college several years ago, Mrs Playle has continued in a variety of roles, especially as a day reliever and overseeing the school archives.

Thank you to these staff for their contribution to the college and our students during their time here.  I wish them well in the next stages of their career.

New Staff

Replacing these staff and filling new vacancies due to roll growth, we welcome the following staff to our college in 2018:

  • Miss Lewis              … Faculty Leader, Technology                  
  • Mr Shi                      … Chinese                                                 
  • Miss Pittwood        … Science                                                  
  • Mr Kim                     … Technology                                           
  • Mr Walker                … English
  • Miss Spencer          … Geography and Social Studies
  • Mrs Curtis                … Guidance Counsellor
  • Mrs McKay              … Social Studies
  • Ms Jorgensen         … Sports Co-ordinator

I wish you and your family an enjoyable and restful summer break.

Richard Dykes



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