Anfernee Sapon won Indi King, held at the Vodafone Events Centre in Manukau, on the 14th of June! Anfernee was supported by the Bollywood Troupe, and won the title of Indi King 2014, $1000, 1st place trophy, Indi King official blazer and was crowned onstage. Winning this title enables Anfernee to compete in the Kings of Kings 2015 competition.
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On 15th April, Rod Hare a mentor for Infotech, a NZ Government sponsored organization tasked with the job of promoting Science, Engineering and Technology, visited the school with Ben Parsonage, a Glenfield College graduate. Ben completed his 5 years at Glenfield College in 2005 and went on to complete a Civil Engineering honours degree at Auckland University Ben is now working for Fletchers Construction as a project engineer. He is currently based on the Waterview construction site in West Auckland. He presented a series of slides, to both of the school’s year 12 Physics classes, on what his job entails. His slides were interesting and informative and challenged students to look at a Civil Engineering job as a good career path.
On 19th March GC music students visited the Whittaker’s Music Museum located on Waiheke Island. This privately owned and operated museum of musical instruments houses a wide range of antique instruments (most of the instruments are over 100 years old) such as pianos, organs, harpsichord, dulcitone, harmonicas, piano accordions – plus other rare instruments. One of the most precious and interesting items in the Whittaker’s collection is the 9 foot concert grand piano once owned by the famous Polish pianist, Ignacy Jan Paderewski. He visited NZ in 1897 as part of his world concert tour and subsequently sold his Bechstein (the piano) to a local family which then owned the instrument for three generations.
Students enjoyed a lively and informative presentation which focused on the history of each instrument and the musical period for which it was designed, as well as the music performance by the two owners– Lloyd and Joan Whittaker.
The Glenfield College Robotics Team (GCEC) attended the Nationals from the 28th February to 2nd March. 54 teams from around New Zealand were competing at the tournament and for the New Zealand Champions. Three teams entered from GCEC with the robot 2918D making it to the semi-finals, and 2918A making it into the quarter finals.
Trophies were awarded to the members of GCEC. The Build Award for the best built robot was awarded to the 2918D built by Jason Collingwood, the Teacher of the Year Award was awarded to Mr Dave Aston and the award for integrating robotics into the school curriculum and helping others develop their Robotics teams was awarded to Glenfield College.