Exciting news for Laura

16 October 2015

Laura Crosby (Year 12) applied for an early round USQ Vice-Chancellor’s Principal’s Recommendation Scholarship in late August this year. This is a $12,000 scholarship for high achieving students who receive a Principal’s recommendation for 2016.  Last week, Laura found out that she has been awarded this Scholarship for 2016!  Congratulations, Laura, on this great achievement!

Laura says of her scholarship, “The application process was fairly straight forward and I would highly recommend it to any current Year 11 girl looking at attending USQ to apply for this scholarship next year. I am extremely honoured to have been awarded this scholarship and thankful to all of the support I received from the Glennie staff through their references and supporting statements. I am sure that this scholarship will make my transition to university life much easier and less stressful.”

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Guest speaker inspires girls at assembly

16 October 2015

Glennie had the pleasure of welcoming Mrs Sally Rigney. Mrs Rigney is Chair of Weengallon Pink Ladies Day, one of the largest fundraising events to be held in rural Queensland and Director of Rigney Rural. Mrs Rigney shared her experiences as a boarding student, details of her career path and touching stories of her family, all of which have shaped the person she is today. Her story has no doubt enriched the hearts and minds of each of the Glennie girls in attendance.

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Diamonds are a scientist’s best friend

16 October 2015

On Wednesday,  the Year 11 and 12 Physics students and Year 10 future Physics girls were privileged to hear the cutting edge science research undertaken by Associate Professor Jodie Bradby from the Australian National University, Canberra.

As part of the National 2015 Women in Physics Lecture Tour, organised in the Toowoomba region by former Glennie alumni Dr Joanna Turner, Lecturer (Physics) USQ School of Agricultural, Computational and Environmental Sciences, the girls heard how the same processes in forming diamonds are being used to form new crystal structures and their potential applications to areas such as solar energy.The girls also had an opportunity to ask lots of questions about career opportunities in science fields.

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Spelling Bee

16 October 2015

This week Miss Payne and the Academic Committee ran a Spelling Bee. This new event was highly successful, with students from both Middle Years and Senior Years showcasing their incredible spelling talent. Bennie the Bee was present to provide support and cheer everyone on.

The Tuesday heats allowed the top ten students from each division (7 to 9 and 10 to 12) to show their skill and be selected to compete in the hotly contested finals on Friday.  

The finals saw Manju Pynadath (Year 7) and Danielle Wilkins (Year 9) battle it out for the Middle Years prize with Danielle being declared the ultimate spelling master for the Middle Years. She went on to face Senior spelling champion, Georgia Taylor (Year 12) in a spell-off. Quizmaster, Charlotte Gehrmann, threw some tricky words at the competitors and the girls kept getting them right. The deciding word came from Bennie the Bee, phantasmagorical tripped up Danielle and Georgia was announced the 2015 Spelling Bee Champion.

A big thank-you to Miss Payne for all of her assistance, especially with providing all of the tricky words and the prizes.

The winners and runners-up were as follows:

Middle Years:

  • 1st Danielle Wilkins
  • 2nd Manju Pynadath
  • 3rd Hannah Smith

Senior Years:

  • 1st Georgia Taylor
  • 2nd Emma McLennan
  • 3rd Caitlin Judge

Spelling Grand Champion: Georgia Taylor

There are more photo in the gallery, click here

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A wedding is on the horizon for Miss Daniher

16 October 2015

Yesterday, we wished Miss Meg Daniher all the best ahead of her impending nuptials. The Glennie Staff Association were on hand to present her with a small gift recognising her work delivering the MFit program to teachers and girls at Glennie. We’re looking forward to seeing the wedding photos.

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A day of recognition for school officers at Glennie

16 October 2015

Morning tea was held for Glennie School Officers to celebrate the valuable contribution they make to supporting the educational program at Glennie. School Officers’ Day was a chance for staff to enjoy a little time away from busy work schedules with colleagues and share stories.

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Labyrinth Open

16 October 2015

Last Sunday, the labyrinth at St Luke’s was officially opened. Mrs Suhr attended and our own Rev’d Penny Jones was part of the official proceedings. Walking a labyrinth is an age-old form of contemplation and meditation and is a most welcome addition to the grounds at St Luke’s and the people of Toowoomba. Why not try it out?

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Eye spy Glennie in the Media

16 October 2015

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This Week in Boarding

16 October 2015

The recent walk to support the Leukemia Foundation was well supported by Mrs Gill Reynoldson and 20 Brown House boarders. Mrs Reynoldson was assisted by Year 12 boarder, Belinda Groves.

The junior boarders with Mrs McNab and Mrs Lovell, made the last stars on Wednesday to support the anti-violence installation of a Million Stars. Boarders have made a significant contribution to this worthwhile project.

Letitia Shelton will join us on Friday night for a  Bella Chicks presentation; this is optional for older boarders. Keeping boarders busy and engaged is a priority, but so is providing them with time to simply wind down and relax.

Our Yalari boarders enjoyed the special annual dinner in Brisbane on Thursday evening and were accompanied by Indigenous Co-ordinator Mrs Janet Reed and Head of School Mrs Wendy Ashley-Cooper. The girls had the opportunity to meet Indigenous Australians who have enjoyed success in their chosen careers.

Many boarders engage in sporting fixtures during the weekdays plus on the weekends and remain busy, committed individuals.

Photo: Kelsie Mahon was happy to have a taken with Powderfinger's drummer, Jon Coghill at the Yalari dinner.

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Take Note

16 October 2015

Members of Glennie’s Orchestra and Xpression performed at the annual Take Note concert at Toowoomba Grammar School. Congratulations to the members of both ensembles on their commitment to these groups. Special mention also must go to the conductors and directors, Mr Jason Wisley (Orchestra) and Mrs Wendy Evans (Xpression)

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Photography Visual Art Studies Excursion

16 October 2015

On Monday, seven Year 11 Visual Art Studies students went on an adventure to downtown Toowoomba to photograph our city in all its beauty. The girls ventured through town, passed all the wonderful graffiti and murals that are part of the “First Coat” installation, they walked through Queen’s Park, and ended with a photograph session in and around Glennie.Girls will edit their photos on Adobe Photoshop and hand in a folio of photos for their assessment.

A great (but exhausting) day was had by all with the pedometer saying 16,000 steps were completed. Phew! We certainly fulfilled our daily requirements for the Year of Action!

Click here to see the girls' up-close view of Toowoomba

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Music Information Nights

16 October 2015

Next Monday, 19 October, there will be an information night for all parents with children currently in Year 2. This session is to explain the transition to Year 3 Instrumental Program and is an opportunity to answer questions on the upcoming processes. This information session will take place in the Junior Years Music Room from 7.00pm - 8.00pm.

Next Tuesday, 20 October there will be an information night for all parents with children currently in Year 3 and 4. This session is to explain the Year 4 and 5  Instrumental Program and is an opportunity to answer questions on the upcoming processes. This information session will take place in the Junior Years Music Room from 7.00pm - 8.00pm.

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Upcoming Events in The Arts

16 October 2015

Upcoming events next week in the Arts include:

  • Rewards day. 17 October for Middle Years and Junior Years
  • Paul Morton Choral Festival. 20 October for middle and senior years choirs
  • Information night. 20 October for Years 3 and 4
  • Musicfest Competition (in Brisbane). 22 October for Concert Band, Glennie/Grammar Orchestra and String Ensemble
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Summer Sport

16 October 2015

It has been very busy start to Term 4. All summer sports are underway.

Futsal has began on Thursdays with Glennie entering the most teams in the competition, 14 teams across all divisions.

Water polo began this week with three Glennie teams attempting to keep our school at the top of girls’ water polo in Toowoomba. Our senior team is the defending premiers.

Touch football on Friday and Wednesday nights is underway with teams from Under 8 through to Under 16s.

Softball starts on Saturday with Glennie entered in the Under 15 division.

Cricket has seen a large increase in both interest and playing numbers this season with two teams (junior and senior) entered in the Saturday boys’ competitions. This will be a good challenge for the girls and, after one round they have started well. Thank you to Mr Dent for taking on a key role in cricket.

A mention must be made to all the wonderful girls playing volleyball. Even though volleyball is officially a winter sport, it is played all year. This is a big commitment from players and coaches. We thank them for all their hard work as season two continues.

We wish all the girls playing sport good luck throughout the summer.

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Knockout Athletics

16 October 2015

Last Saturday, eight girls represented Glennie in the annual Queensland Knockout Athletics Final. The new date this year caused some disruptions but with a strong history in this event,  a Glennie intermediate team was sent.

Congratulations to Emily Baartz, Laura Baartz, Ireland Lee, Abigail Schoorl, Charlotte Lindemann, Monica Huddleston and Shona Davidson for a good day. The team finished fourth overall. The highlight of the day was winning the intermediate relay against very strong opposition.  

Thank you to Mr Franke for looking after the girls on the day of competition.

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All Schools Touch Football

16 October 2015

Last week over four days, three Glennie touch teams  (the Under 13, Under 15 and Open teams) competed in Brisbane at All Schools Touch. This was a new challenge to take three teams but it did encourage more girls to become involved in the event. A full term of training took place in the lead-up with the benefit of the talents of coaches, Mr Wallace and Miss Potter, helping the girls to prepare. Over the four days of competition, all teams played very well with the 13s finishing fourth in their pool, 15s finishing third and the Opens finishing fourth in their pool.

The tournament was a great experience for girls playing in their first All Schools Competition gaining valuable experience for next year.

Thank to Mr Wallace, Miss Potter and Ms Cooper for their time and effort.

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Student Achievements

16 October 2015

Well done to Taylah Budd who has just returned from a 12 day tour of the North Island of New Zealand with the Queensland Under 19 Schoolgirls Hockey team. The girls played at colleges and venues from Auckland to Wellington. The team won six of the nine games they played. Two of the games they won were against the NZ Under 21 Maori Team.

Congratulations also to Emma Meyer. She won the Gold Coast Victory Athletics Club Under 18 Female Athlete for 2014/15 .

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Mini World Cup

16 October 2015

Over the holidays, Chelsea McCarthy participated in the Football Mini World Cup in Inverell NSW.

She played with a predominantly Toowoomba team called USA. In an outstanding week, Chelsea capably assisted her team into the runners-up spot for the tournament. Taking on teams from far and wide, the girls from Toowoomba really did their region proud. New Zealand (an actual team from NZ) were the overall winners. Our girls held them to a draw during the competition with our very own Chelsea scoring twice against them!

Congratulations on an excellent and exhausting week of football!

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Gymnastics State Championships Success

16 October 2015

Ten Glennie gymnasts attended the 2015 Qld State Junior Gymnastics Championships in Brisbane over four days. The girls all performed exceptionally well during the event. A huge thanks goes to coaches Rachel Pingel and Amy Brider for their efforts leading up to and at the event.

Results include:

Level 4 Under 10

  • Bridie Lindenmayer 16th Overall 
  • Georgia McTaggart 17th Overall 
  • Mia Brown 42nd Overall
  • Molly Bashford 35th Overall

Level 5 Under 10

  • Kaitlyn Sanson 10th Overall

Level 5 Under 12

  • Kartia Chin 40th Overall

Level 5 Open

  • Ally Whittaker 21st Overall

Level 6 Under 12

  • Susan Owen 21st Overall
  • Delia Cook 28th Overall

Level 6 Open

  • Hannah Quinn 5th Vault, 3rd Beam, 7th Overall 

On the final day of competition, six of the girls competed as part of the Darling Downs team in the Regional Challenge event, where again the girls made improvements and had a great time.

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Sports Team Photos

16 October 2015

Next week, official sports team photos will be taken for 2015 beginning with TSSS Swimming, DD Cross Country and TSSS Athletics team photos during lunch on Tuesday 20 October. The biggest day for girls in Years 10 to12 will be Wednesday 21, with Football – Seconds and Fillies, Volleyball – All five senior teams from Season 2, Netball – Under 15 purple, red, green, blue, silver div 3 gold, div 4 silver.

For girls in Years 7-10, Friday 23 will involve: Football – Junior and junior development, Volleyball – All three junior teams from season 2 Netball – Under 12 purple and red, Under 13 teams green, purple and red, Under 14 purple gold, orange. Futsal – Junior Champion of Champion’s team

Photos will be taken in formal summer school uniform with the exception of Darling Downs School competitors (polo and shorts), Queensland and Australian representatives who need to be in their respective uniform. The equestrian team are also required to  be in competitive uniform.

It is important all girls attend in the correct uniform at the correct time as the photos will not be able to be rescheduled.

The full timetable is available on the Sports Portal home page.   

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Athletics Training this Term

16 October 2015

Athletics training does continue this term but with fewer sessions.

  • Jumps – Monday and Wednesday afternoons with Mr Franke
  • Senior sprints – Tuesday and Friday afternoons with Mr Franke
  • Distance training – Thursday afternoon with Mr Sprason
  • Junior sprints – Wednesday afternoon with Mr Davies
  • Strength and Conditioning – Wednesday and Friday mornings with Miss Cull.
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No Bus Service on Monday

16 October 2015

Because Monday, 19 October is a pupil free day for mosts schools in Toowoomba there will be no school bus services. At Glennie, it is business as usual and all girls are expected to attend school as normal.

Please make sure you make arrangements to transport your daughter to and from school on Monday.

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It's a Hoe Down

16 October 2015

Don’t forget to buy your tickets for the Year 6 Fundraiser Country Hoe Down at Glennie Junior Years on Saturday 26 October, from 4.30pm-8.00pm.

Dress your family in their country best and be prepared for plenty of entertainment, great food, raffles and lots of fun. There is still time to join the linedancing lessons to give you the edge on the dancefloor.

Tickets, including $40 family passes are available at the Glennie Junior Years tuckshop or you can purchase them online 

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Personalised towels are the perfect gift

16 October 2015

Thanks to the Glennie community’s support of the Glennie Sports Supporters fundraising activities this year, the GSS has been able to purchase moveable soccer nets on the oval, upgraded the umpire chairs with shade covers for the tennis courts and provided transport and equipment for the Glennie Spirit Squad to cheer at Glennie sports events.

To further help the GSS, why not consider purchasing a personalised Glennie towel as a birthday or special gift? Towels are navy in colour displaying a white school emblem with personalised names embroidered gold against a red background box. Towels cost $60 and are excellent quality. Drop into the Glennie One Stop Shop to view a sample on display.

Bookings close Friday, 23 October with delivery expected at the end of January 2016.  Download and complete the order form and email or drop in to GOSS email goss@glennie.qld.edu.au.  For enquiries please telephone GOSS on 4688 8831.

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Open House

16 October 2015

The Glennie Chapel will be open to the public this Sunday for the Toowoomba Open House Festival of Architecture weekend.

For the second year in a row, one of the historical Glennie buildings has been included in the Open House weekend so we're looking forward to a great response again from our Glennie community.

You are invited to join us for a guided tour, with commentary by The Glennie School Archivist, Mrs Jenny Black. Immerse yourselves in the history of The Glennie Chapel. Built in  1917 during World War 1, an appeal to families, friends of the School, students and past students to raise funds for a School Chapel was printed in The Glennie Gazette of 1916 and instigated by the first solo principal of The Glennie School, Miss Grace Lawrance.

Today, the Chapel of St Albans, situated in the picturesque grounds of The Glennie School Senior Campus, is a living museum for all to enjoy.

For further information go to the Toowoomba Open House website or their facebook page

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