Dr Marie Brown visited her old school today to hand over a copy of her new book, “Vanishing Nature”, to Mr Benton. Marie is the senior policy analyst for the Environmental Defence Society. During her visit, she visited a year 10 class to talk about her academic study and career since leaving Glenfield, and caught up with teachers she knew while at the college.
Congratulations to ex-Glenfield Student Daniel Roberts who gained his Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Mechanical Engineering from The Auckland University of Technology.
Daniel came into the college to visit staff and students in the Technology Department and to talk about the project he has been working on at Mayekawa Australia.
Daniel said ‘I was Mechanical Design Engineer for the chiller sets that are going to be installed at a Fonterra site in Southland.
There will be 3 identical chiller sets installed at this site, each set has a 2MW Mayekawa compressor to compress the Ammonia gas for heat exchange. The compressors were designed and Manufactured in Japan. The Heat exchangers were also free issued. The rest of the Chiller set was designed from ground up by myself, fitting particular requirements and specifications of the client, this involved design of pressure vessels, pressurised piping and structural steel framing. A single chiller set dimensions were 8m long, 4m wide and 3.8m high weighing 44 tonne.’
Weightlifter Tracey Lambrechs secured bronze in the women’s +75kg class. The 28-year-old compiled 237 points in the event, which comprised the snatch and the clean and jerk. Lambrechs had stiff competition for the bronze from Australia’s Deborah Acason, but a final lift of 136kg in the clean and jerk was enough to seal it, celebrating by wrapping coach Adam Storey in a huge bear hug. (From NZ Herald- see article here)
Friday morning at Glenfield College today was like no other. Kara Gordon, a former Glenfield College student and widely successful guitar virtuoso paid a visit to his former high school. Students who filled the theatre expecting a regular Friday morning assembly truly had no idea what was coming. Kara in his career has supported many big names in the music industry including Slash, Elton John and Glen Hughes from Deep Purple. Students and teachers alike were in slack-jawed awe as Gordon shredded the guitar at one point even playing with his teeth.