Cross Country

19 February 2016

It’s Cross Country time! To help girls prepare for the the 3km and 4km run there are training session available with distance coach Mr Sprason on Monday and Wednesday afternoons from 3:30 to 4:30pm. Trisanna Adrian, 2016 Cross Country Captain, will also have a session Tuesday morning before school starting next week for girls who are unable to train after school.

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Junior Touch

19 February 2016

Our Friday Night Junior Touch competition has had a great start for 2016. We have 11 Glennie Junior Teams competing every Friday night. Thank you to parents and students for volunteering their time each week.

Players are reminded that the Toowoomba Junior Touch season will end on the 11 March for all Under 8 teams. Teams that are in finals will play until 18 March.

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Sports Camp

19 February 2016

Girls in senior football, netball and senior and junior volleyball squads departed for Sports Camp today. Once again the girls will be at Tallebudgera Creek Sport and Recreation Centre for two and half days. The girls will be preparing for the upcoming seasons. All staff involved have engaging sessions planned with plenty of rest time between to recover and escape the heat.

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Netball 2016

19 February 2016

Mrs Draheim has been busy selecting teams for the upcoming season which commences on Saturday 5 March. Team lists are available on the Sports Portal. Please make sure that uniforms are purchased prior to the commencement of the season. These are available at GOSS.

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Family Communion

19 February 2016

The first Family Communion for the year will be held in the Glennie Chapel at 9:30am this Sunday. There will be a morning tea after the service. All are welcome.

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Get snapping!

19 February 2016

Felton Food Festival organisers invite students to enter a photo in their upcoming competition ‘Growing Food, Gathering Food or Enjoying Food’.

Four sections: Under 8 years, 9 to 12 years, 13 to 18 years and 19 years+ .  

Click the link below to download details about the competition.

To upload your photos, visit the website.

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Webber Dinner

19 February 2016

All Middle and Senior Years Webber girls have received a printed copy of the Webber Dinner invitation. Please either return the RSVP slip or email Mrs Cathy Waters - Head of Webber House - with your RSVP details. (watersc@glennie.qld.edu.au)


It would be lovely to have the entire bunch of Webber families at this fun, social event.

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Read these great books!

19 February 2016

Junior Years Library is not just for girls. It has books for parents to borrow too.  Here are some of the great titles in our Parent Library collection.


Donations of craft materials and boxes are welcome for the Making Corner in the Junior Years Library.

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Book Chats with Parents dates set for 2016

19 February 2016

Book Chats with Parents continue to be well attended at Junior Years.  Great news!  The dates have been set for 2016 and you are more than welcome to attend.  These sessions are held in the Junior Years Library and are held from 2:30pm to 3:15pm.  On Monday, 7 March the topic will be ‘What’s new in children’s literature’.

 Please note other dates with topics to be advised are:  Thursday 12 May, Monday 22 August and Thursday 13 October.

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Year 6 Camp

19 February 2016

Our Year 6 girls head off this Sunday for their annual camp to Mapleton on the Sunshine Coast. They will spend four days completing a number of challenging outdoor activities and they will also join in a French restaurant experience on the first night. This provides an opportunity for the girls to put their French language skills to the test. Further details about this camp are available from Mr Broom broomc@glennie.qld.edu.au and Miss Bullock bullocka@glennie.qld.edu.au.

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Playgroup

19 February 2016

Each week we have a playgroup at our Pitstop House on Herries Street. These sessions are open to all members of the Glennie and broader community. Please invite your friends to join this group, held each week on Thursdays, 9:00am to 11:00am. A gold coin donation is requested. Further details are available from Katrina Wood woodk@glennie.qld.edu.au.

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Playground equipment

19 February 2016

A reminder that the children are not to use the play equipment in the Junior Years courtyard or the Prep playground after school or before there is a teacher on duty in the mornings at 8.10am. This is for their safety. Thank you for your support with this matter.

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Junior Years Open day

19 February 2016

We will be holding a Junior Years Open day in conjunction with this year’s Glennie Fair on Sunday 13 March from 10:00am to 2:00pm. We would appreciate your help in advertising this amongst your friends and colleagues who may be interested in Glennie education for their children.

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Wear blue to save lives

19 February 2016

The girls in the Student Representative Committee are holding a Junior Years fundraiser on 10 March.

  • Girls are asked to wear something blue.
  • $2 donation for wearing free dress.
  • Proceeds to Swim Mission Vietnam.

Many children drown in Vietnam because they don’t know how to swim. The Glennie Aquatic Centre coaches are part of the Swim Mission to Vietnam. They will teach swimming lessons and train local coaches to continue the work they have begun.

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Volunteers

19 February 2016

Parents planning to be a classroom or sport volunteer in Junior Years who missed this week’s induction are asked to please contact the Junior Years Office. 07 4688 8837 or junioradmin@glennie.qld.edu.au

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Joey Scouts

19 February 2016

There is a new Joey Scouts group in East Toowoomba. Girls (and boys) aged from six to seven years are invited to join the youngest section of the scouting family. The section’s motto is Help Other People (HOP).  


Click below for more information.

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A Message from the Head of Middle Years

12 February 2016

It has been a wonderful start to the year for my family and me. We moved from Armidale to Toowoomba and have thoroughly enjoyed our first month here, despite the unexpected humidity. I could not have felt more welcomed by staff, students and parents alike and have really enjoyed getting to know everyone and the sense of community at Glennie.

It is a lovely walk along the verandah to the new Science Labs and I feel very privileged to teach in such state-of-the art facilities that inspire innovation. 11 February was the very first International Day of Women and Girls in Science and it is very fitting that there is a strong focus on Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) in the School.

It has been a very busy start to 2016 with many events. Years 7, 8 and 9 are very excited about their upcoming camps. I am looking forward to getting to know Year 9 better by visiting their ecology camp and getting to know Years 7 and 8 as the year progresses.

Mrs Jo Matherson
Head of Middle Years

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Lent

12 February 2016

Glennie observed the start of lent this week. On Shrove Tuesday, the Chapel Committee girls worked with the Lawrance Dining Hall staff to host a pancake stall for Middle and Senior Years. There were plenty of satisfied customers, both students and staff. Funds raised will be donated to the Bush Ministry Fund.

As you can see in the photos, Bennie the Bee also made a guest appearance at Junior Years for their annual Pancake Day Races. She got to start the races and hand over the Pancake Day trophy. Congratulations Hale and all Junior Years girls for cheering your team members on!

Wednesday morning was much more dignified with members of the Glennie community attending the Ash Wednesday Communion Service in the Glennie Chapel. Thank you to Rev’d Powell for another special service.

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Year 6 Leaders Induction

12 February 2016

All girls in Year 6 were inducted into their roles at Assembly this week and were presented with their badges by the Head of School. It was lovely to have so many parents who were able to attend and then join us for lunch following the ceremony.

Congratulations to all girls. We are looking forward to your leadership throughout 2016.

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Universities on show

12 February 2016

It was a pleasure to host the annual ‘University Showcase’ at Glennie on Wednesday.  Year 11 and 12 girls had the opportunity to learn more about applying for tertiary study, accommodation options, campus life and much more.  The girls were then able to talk about their tertiary aspirations with representatives from Australian Catholic University, Bond University, Griffith University, Queensland University of Technology, University of Southern Queensland, University of Queensland, University of New England and University of the Sunshine Coast. Glennie thanks the universities, parents and girls for their support of the showcase.


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Dux of 2015 returns to Glennie

12 February 2016

Miss Laura Crosby (GOG 2015) was welcomed back into the Glennie boarding community with open arms. Laura is studying Sciences at the University of Southern Queensland this year but will also undertake a Junior Boarding Mistress role at Glennie.  

It’s a wonderful thing that Glennie girls enjoy their boarding experience so much that they want to come back and do it all over again. Miss Crosby will be a great role model and mentor to our boarding girls.

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MindFitness at Glennie

12 February 2016

Navigating the teenage years is a great challenge for most girls. At Glennie we place the highest priority on equipping our girls with the skills and strategies to thrive at school and flourish in life. A key aspect of this is the innovative MFit (Mindfit) program designed by past Glennie teacher,  Mrs Meg Durham, for girls in Years 7 to 9.  The importance of being mentally strong to deal with whatever school life and beyond throws at you is undeniable. As such the program is embedded in our timetable and embraced by staff and girls alike. Our girls should look forward to enjoyable and rewarding Mfit sessions this year with our Year 9 girls about to investigate their strengths, realise that "if it's meant to be . . . it's up to me" and experience positive psychology processes.

Mfit teaches our girls to connect, share and learn through the spiritual, physical, intellectual, relational and emotional aspects of their development. Mfit and the Glennie support network of tutors, teachers, Heads of House, Health Centre nurses, counsellors and our Chaplain help every Glennie girl become All She Can Be®.

This week, Mrs Durham visited Glennie to hold workshops with staff and students to further reinforce her holistic approach of ensuring that not only are girls ready to learn from the program, but teachers are ready to teach this important part of the Glennie curriculum.

Mrs Durham posted some photos on her Facebook page about her visit.

 

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Almost There

12 February 2016

Thank you to all the Glennie families who have offered to host a Kyoto student for their Study Tour to Glennie. There are still a few Kyoto students who need placement. Please consider opening your homes and hearts to these students.

For further information, please contact the Study Tour Co-ordinator, Jenny Black on 07 4688 8730 or email blackj@glennie.qld.edu.au.

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Glennie girls feel the love

12 February 2016

Glennie girls were feeling the love on Thursday ahead of Valentine’s Day on Sunday. The school was adorned with love hearts, balloons and hug squares. What is a hug square you ask? Hug squares are marked with chalk throughout the School. When girls walk over them they are encouraged to hug those close by to signify their friendship and appreciation of their company. This is one of many initiatives of the Student Welfare Committee. Well done, girls!

View the photo gallery here

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Eye Spy Glennie in the Media

12 February 2016

Did you spot this story in the Media?

Shenae Ciesiolka (GOG 2014) appeared in The Chronicle:  Darling Downs talent provides a highlight at Sydney Sevens

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