Information Evening

24 July 2015

For parents who missed the Understanding QCAA Assessment and Tertiary Entrance information evening held on Monday 13 July, the presentations and information booklet from that evening are available on the Portal.

 If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Mr John Farmer or Mrs Alison Bird

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Playgroup

24 July 2015

A reminder that Playgroup operates on Thursdays at the Pitstop house from 9:00am to 11am. If you are interested in attending with your child, please contact Mrs Katrina Wood on 07 4688 8726 for more information.

Please feel free to invite your friends along. It operates for members of the wider Toowoomba community too.

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GOSS Sale

24 July 2015

The Glennie One Stop Shop giftware sale ends on Friday 31 July.  This is your last chance to save from 10 to 25% off all giftware in the shop. This includes our new stock of beautiful pashminas, scarves and tapestry bags.

Any textbooks no longer required by the girls should be returned as soon as possible to the GOSS. Some are required by students for Semester Two.

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Free Dental Service

23 July 2015

Girls from Prep to Year 10 can access free dental care through the School Dental Service at North School Dental Clinic.

Parents of day girls, if you would like your daughter to participate in the free dental care program, you will need to phone to make an appointment. 

If your daughter is a boarder, please contact the Glennie Health Centre on 07 4688 8809 or email them health@glennie.qld.edu.au. They will make the arrangements for your daughter to attend.

Appointments are being co-ordinated through the administration team at Toowoomba Hospital Dental Clinic. Please phone 07 4616 6500 after 9:00am Monday to Thursday.

To take advantage of this offer you will need to phone and make an appointment before Friday, 14 August 2015. 

Please remember

  • The dental van will not be at The Glennie School
  • Appointments will be held at the North State School Dental Clinic, Gilbert Street, Toowoomba (Toowoomba phone book Map 9, D11)
  • There are limited appointments available before and after school. Most appointments will have to be during school time
  • Oral Health does not accept any responsibility for transport of the children to and from their appointments
  • Parents or legal guardians must attend all appointments
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A Message from the Head of School

17 July 2015

The girls and staff are coping well with the severe weather. We feel for the workmen toiling outside on the Science Centre. This exciting project is taking shape each day, but without further support, The School will be carrying debt for many years to come, thus making it prudent to postpone future projects. We hope you will buy an element if you have not yet done so. Another way to help is by supporting the P & F Science Ball on 1 August. I’m sure you agree that Glennie girls present and future deserve the best we can give them.

Mrs Wendy Ashley-Cooper
Head of School

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Boarding News

17 July 2015

Our Glennie boarders have settled well into the third term. We welcomed several new members into our community. The girls chatted happily at their first dinner on Monday night and shared stories from the recent holiday period.

We look forward to the commencement of weekend activities; Friday evening chess with local expert Mr Les Lord, has a good following. Approximately 100 Glennie Boarders will attend the Fairholme Boarders’ Bash on Saturday evening. There is also craft with Mrs Gayle Ash on Saturday afternoon.

We are pleased to welcome Mrs Krystal Watson as a Senior Boarding Staff member to Brown House. Mrs Watson is a fitness expert and will do some work in this area as well as supervision on Sundays and alternative Saturdays.

I would like to draw your attention to the Bella Chicks evening to be held in the Glennie Assembly Hall the following Friday. These are wonderful evenings and day girls are welcome.

Mrs Val Lovell
Head of Boarding

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Library Makeover

17 July 2015

The dark and gloomy non-fiction stacks in the Middle and Senior Years Library received a facelift over the holidays with new shelving, display and seating arrangements. The area now appears bigger and lighter with more room for seating to foster collaboration and more opportunities to display our collection.

We also hope to curate exhibitions of artwork by Glennie girls in our gallery space if we can only persuade them to part with their work for a month or so! Our thanks go out to the Glennie Community for their ongoing support of the library through donations to the Library fund.

Mrs Sue Crocombe
Co-ordinator of Information Resources and Services

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Healthy Start Program prompts Glennie girls to assist refugees

17 July 2015

Following the USQ Change Makers program, a group of Glennie students consisting of myself, Hannah Minns, Sarah Sellars and Alice Rowling recognised an opportunity to assist newly arrived international refugees to Toowoomba. Hope 4 Health is a student health club from Griffith University which has developed the Healthy Start Program.

In this program, students from Griffith University, the University of Queensland and Bond University inform newly arrived refugees to Toowoomba about how to access the Australian healthcare system. The three of us participated in a recent Healthy Start Program day at the Griffith campus in Toowoomba. Around 20 refugees from the Toowoomba region attended the information day. Our role added to the program by advising refugees about accessing the education system. In our presentation, we discussed the main aspects of primary and secondary schooling; compulsory subjects, possible extra-curricular options and the social significance of school life. We also discussed opportunities for students after school. 
Eliza Kitchener, Year 12

The Healthy Start information day was a great way for us to become more active in our community. It was a great experience for our team and I look forward to being a part of future Healthy Start projects.
Sarah Sellars, Year 12

Being able to connect with even a small part of the refugee community in Toowoomba while working with students from different universities was a great experience for us all. It was incredibly rewarding knowing that we could help make a difference.
Hannah Minns, Year 12

Pictured: Sarah, Eliza and Hannah in their Hope 4 Health T-shirts

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Opti-MINDS

17 July 2015

The Opti-MINDS challenge teams have commenced their work in preparation for the regional challenge on Sunday 23 August at UQ Gatton. The Year 5 and 6 girls involved are starting to create their solutions to the problems and are busily creating their scripts and costumes for this event.

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Guest Speaker at Assembly

17 July 2015

This week at the Junior Years Assembly, we were pleased to invite Ms Kathyrn Zimmerman, who spoke with the girls about her bicycle journey around the world.

So far on this trip, she has travelled 30,000km on her three-wheeled bicycle. She is currently resting in Toowoomba, after riding from Melbourne and will be heading to Longreach after this cold spell. Ms Zimmerman spoke about challenge, commitment and perseverance, setting goals and realising dreams and proved inspirational for the girls as they start a new term.

 

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Anna wins Queensland Novice Title in Boxing

17 July 2015

Earlier this year, Anna Christodoulou became a registered amateur boxer with Boxing Queensland. Anna has been preparing to step in to the boxing ring under the guidance of her trainer Mick Shaw from Mick Shaw’s Boxing & Fitness.

After many months of hard work and dedication, her training paid off. On 26, 27 and 28 June, Anna nominated for the Queensland Novice Boxing Titles in Brisbane. She was matched against an opponent from Spiders Gym (at Caboolture) and, after three very close rounds, was declared the winner.

The Queensland Boxing circuit holds competitions regularly and Anna will continue to push her training to ensure future success.

Anna says ”It felt good to win and to make Mick and my family proud. It wasn’t easy to just step into the ring, but I knew I had done the hard work with my training and that would help me get through. I’d like to encourage other girls to have a go at boxing – even if it’s just for fitness. I started boxing when I was 12 and enjoyed it right from the first session. Mick has encouraged me to believe in myself and to give it my best. Thanks go to my three trainers Mick, Katrina and my Dad, and my support team at the gym and my family. It feels good to realise my dream.”

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Science Centre now has a ground floor

17 July 2015

Construction of the Glennie Science Centre is progressing nicely with the pouring of the ground floor concrete foundations now complete. A total of 250 cubic metres was poured, with about 36 concrete trucks rumbling through the gates of Glennie.

If you’d like to learn more about how you can transform a Glennie girl’s life visit our website.

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Where Have the Years Gone?

17 July 2015

At the beginning of each term, our longest serving staff members step up to receive awards from Mrs Ashley-Cooper. This term, Ms Betty Deakin, Mrs Crystal Hede and Ms Kathy Lee each received certificates for 10 years' service and Mrs Kathy O'Brien for 15 years' service. Congratulations! May there be many more years to come

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Eye Spy Glennie in the Media

17 July 2015

Glennie is in the media regularly.  Please enjoy some stories shared since the last eNews edition was circulated.

If you notice a story about Glennie and Glennie girls we may have missed please email Mrs Tracey Kessels with the details.

Have you seen the Glennie Pinterest page?  Copies of media clippings are posted online for all to view and share. 

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Estimated OP Range for Current Year 11 & 12 Students

16 July 2015

The two most common questions I hear from students in Years 11 and 12 about subjects and student achievement in subjects are the following:

From students in Year 11: “I want to change out of Chemistry (or Maths B or Legal Studies). Is that a good idea?”

From students in Year 12: “Am I being realistic thinking I am on track to achieve an OP 3 (or 5 or 11)? What should my QTAC preferences be?”

As a result, and for the first time at Glennie, we will be discussing with each Year 11 and Year 12 student what their OP may be at the end of Year 12.

Please click here for the information sheet for more detail about what this estimated OP range involves and how it has been calculated.

Ms Tonia Gloudemans
Head of Senior Years

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Complaints Management in Anglican Schools Policy and Procedures

16 July 2015

Last week, the Anglican Schools Commission forwarded to all Diocesan owned schools a Complaints Policy and procedures. This document replaces our Grievance Policy and is the final document in the suite of policies associated with the new child protection legislation.


The policy and procedures document is available on the School's Website

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Beautiful Soaps for You

16 July 2015

There is still time to order some beautiful soap for the Glennie French Immersion Supporters Group fundraiser. You can download the order form and return it or drop in to GOSS and place your order.

Please note, Washpool Soaps are donating part of the proceeds of the sales to GFISG, but only if the soaps are ordered on the Glennie order form. Soaps purchased directly via the Washpool website are not included in the fundraising campaign.

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Aquatic Centre

16 July 2015

Term 3 Learn To Swim and Squads commence Monday, 20 July. Call 07 4688 8845 to make bookings.

Please note, Glennie girls swimming in Development squad now pay 60% of full cost.

Come on in, the water's warm!

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Student Sporting Success

16 July 2015

Over the holiday break, a number of students were involved in representative sporting competitions and achieved excellent results.

In hockey, Peppa Carter played in the Darling Downs hockey team and gained selection as a Queensland shadow player. Ella White was selected into the Queensland Under 13 hockey team.

Anna Christodoulou won a Queensland Novice title in the sport of boxing. She competed in the schoolgirl division.

Isabelle Reed and Ava Black represented the Darling Downs region in Netball at Caloundra. Isabelle played in the Under 11 team that finished fourth. Ava played in the Under 12 team and gained selection in the Queensland Under 12 Netball team that will compete in Perth in September.

Year 6 girl Lily Rowe, participated in the Brisbane Commercial Swim Club event and came second in the 100m Breaststroke. She is training for the State Short Course event.

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Junior State Touch Football

16 July 2015

Glennie students played a key role in the representative Toowoomba Touch Football teams at the Junior State Cup in Hervey Bay. This is one of the largest tournaments on the Touch Football calendar with over 3,000 juniors competing.

  • Under 10 Toowoomba Blue: Caleiah Budd, Ruby Leicht, Abbey Wardle, Chloe Gotze
  • Under 10 Toowoomba White: Jessica Barnes (Quarter Finalists)
  • Under 12 Chinchilla: Ella Harvey
  • Under 12 Toowoomba White: Isabelle Reed (Semi Finalists)
  • Under 12 Toowoomba Blue: Matilda Leicht (Semi Finalists)
  • Under 14 Toowoomba Blue: Georgie Daniells, Paige Edwards, Zoe McLoughlin (Quarter Finalists)
  • Under 16 Toowoomba: Lizzie Chicalas, Anthea Moodie (Semi Finalists)
  • Under 18 Toowoomba: Paige Leicht (Semi Finalists)
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Equestrian

16 July 2015

A team of 21 Glennie girls and their horses travelled to Maryborough to compete at the State Interschool Equestrian Championships. The championships were held over four days. Not only were the girls competing for the School, they were also competing for selection in the Queensland team to ride at the National Interschool Championships being held at the Sydney International Equestrian Centre during the next school holidays.

The State Championships are getting larger each year as the event gains in popularity around the state. Against some stiff opposition and large classes, there were some excellent individual performances. As a team, Glennie was one of the largest and our Primary team won three out of the four disciplines, whilst the Secondary teams placed in each discipline. A wonderful effort girls: well done!

TEAMS

  • Champion Primary Showman: Holly Willmington, Grace Muirhead, Eve Muirhead
  • Champion Primary Dressage: Holly Willmington, Grace Muirhead, Eve Muirhead
  • Champion Primary Show Horse – Holly Willmington, Grace Muirhead, Eve Muirhead
  • Reserve Champion Secondary Showman: (Glennie 1) Sarah Coggan, Philippa McKee, Shelby Emmerton, Emily Coggan
  • Reserve Champion Secondary Show Horse: Abbey Willmington, Sarah Coggan, Emma Massey, Jamie Rodda
  • Secondary Dressage, 3rd: Emily Coggan, Sarah Coggan, Lee-Tisha Hansen, Philippa McKee
  • Reserve Champion Secondary Showjumping: (Glennie 1) Nicole Murphy, Bridie Emmerton, Shelby Emmerton, Ellie Reedy

MAJOR INDIVIDUAL RESULTS

  • Emily Coggan
    Secondary Prix St George - Reserve Champion
    Secondary Intermediate 1 Dressage - Reserve Champion
    Intermediate 1 Dressage Freestyle - Champion
  • Grace Muirhead
    Primary Novice Dressage -3rd
    Primary Show Working Hunter (45cm) - Champion
    Primary Showman 4 Phase (45cm) – Champion
    Primary Showjumping (70cm) - Reserve Champion
  • Eve Muirhead
    Primary 3 Phase Showman - 3rd
  • Holly Willmington
    Primary Showman 4 Phase (45cm) - 3rd
    Primary Showjumping (50cm) - Champion
  • Sarah Coggan
    Secondary Showman 3 Phase - Reserve Champion
  • Philippa McKee
    Secondary Showman 4 Phase (45cm) - 3rd
  • Bridie Emmerton
    Secondary Showjumping (80cm) - 3rd
  • Nicole Murphy
    Secondary Showjumping (110cm) - 2nd
    Secondary Showjumping (120cm) - 3rd

Selections for the state team will be finalised after the weekend of 25 and 26 July, where the girls will be competing at Morgan Park in Warwick in the State Combined Training and Eventing Championships. We wish them the best of luck.

We would particularly like to thank Mrs Ashley-Cooper for taking time out of her busy schedule to watch the girls ride on the second day. She spent the best part of half a day seeing as many riders as possible and the girls and their parents were most appreciative of this.

After the State Equestrian Championships, Grace and Eve Muirhead competed at the State Pony Club Dressage and Combined Training Championships held at Burpengary. Eve won the state title for 10 & Under Combined Training and Grace won the state title for 12 & Under Combined Training. Well done, girls!

To view the photo gallery, click here

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African Children's Choir

16 July 2015

In the holidays, members of the Glennie Senior Choir travelled to Brisbane to perform with the visiting African Children Choir at the Powerhouse. In a very energetic two hours, we heard from five other choirs in the first half, and the ACC took to the stage for the second half for over an hour.

Throughout the afternoon, members of the choir and managers told stories of the history of the choir and the amazing background of some of children who, having overcome poverty and loss of close family members are now touring USA and Australia.

The afternoon was also dedicated to the late Mr Harley Mead, with each choir telling the audience their connection and honouring Mr Mead by singing one of his compositions. The Glennie girls sang "River of Dreams" which was dedicated to both the ACC and the School. For this performance, they combined with the African choir and the result was magical.

Thank you to the girls for giving up a day of their holiday and to the staff: Miss Emma Kann, Mrs Wendy Evans and Mrs Sharon Gilbert for travelling with the girls. It was an inspiring afternoon!

View the African Choir photo gallery

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New Faces

16 July 2015

We are very pleased to introduce Mr Owen Clarke who is the new conductor of Middle Years and Junior Years Choirs. He hails from New Zealand and, most recently, has been the Director of Music for the Royal New Zealand Airforce.

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Eisteddfod Rehearsals

16 July 2015

Thank you to everyone who gave up time at the end of their holidays to be at Glennie for rehearsals on Monday, 13 July. These rehearsals were most productive and were used to blow off the cobwebs that always manage to appear over the holidays. I encourage all girls to practise daily to try to overcome nerves. Rest is also important during the Eisteddfod.

Mrs Sharon Gilbert
Head of Department, The Arts

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Eisteddfod

16 July 2015

The Toowoomba Eisteddfod starts on Wednesday 22 July. All of Glennie's Junior and Middle and Senior Years ensembles will be performing. Parents should have been emailed information regarding these performances. Please complete the return form found in the email indicating attendance, meals and transport arrangements. We wish all of our large groups, small groups and individuals the best in their preparations for these performances.

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