PD (Personal Development) DAY

16 October 2015

Whilst many schools might have Monday, 19 October as a pupil free day, at Glennie there is a full program of activities for all Year 7 to 12 students to participate in:

  • Year 12 students will use the day preparing for their end of year assessment
  • Year 11 students participate in the second day of their Leadership Conference
  • Year 10 girls have a session discussing body image and friendship issues presented by Enlighten Education
  • Brett Lee returns to present a session to Year 7 and Year 9 on Cybersafety and Cyberbullying;
  • YLead presents the Year 8 session titled "Leadershift"' and
  • Year 7 girls will be involved in two other personal development sessions which are felt important to their physical, emotional and social growth. 

All of the sessions have been designed and presented by highly qualified, specialists in their field.
Girls are able to wear their sports uniform on the day. This is an excellent day, with presentations provided by experts in their field. The feedback is always very positive from the girls. Therefore, it is an expectation that all girls will attend as part of their usual school program. Should your daughter be unwell on the day, please notify the School as usual.

The following links will take you to the details of your daughter's program (Years 7 - 10).

Year 7

Year 8

Year 9

Year 10

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Healthy Choices

16 October 2015

Junior Years Tuckshop is pleased to promote their Term 4 healthy tuckshop options. Next time you order a special tuckshop lunch for your daughter, you could include a fruit cup, salad cup or salad bowl.

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Competition Results

16 October 2015

The Junior Years girls have competed in National Maths and English competitions recently with some great results. The girls who earned Distinctions and Credits will receive a certificate in Assembly.

Congratulations, girls.  What a great effort!

 

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Vale, Miss Simmons

9 October 2015

We were saddened by the recent death of former Headmistress, Dr Kathleen Simmons. Dr Simmons gave twenty-six years’ service to Glennie, sixteen as Headmistress, from 1966 until 1981. During that time, Science laboratories and the Library were built. She especially loved the Chapel. Miss Simmons (as she then was) lived amongst the boarders, upstairs in the Main building. She was greatly respected by all members of the community for her firm discipline and kind heart. Dr Simmons continued to support Glennie: the last event she attended was the naming of the Mike Norris building in 2013. We will remember her.  

Mrs Wendy Ashley-Cooper
Head of School

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A Special Visitor

9 October 2015

We were delighted to receive a visit, this week, from Mr David Glennie, great-great-great-nephew of our founder, Revd Benjamin Glennie. Mr Glennie and his wife, June, live in Devon, England, and were very keen to seek out places associated with Mr Glennie’s famous forebear.  In addition, they presented an athletics trophy to The School.  This trophy dates from 1909 and was won by another Mr Glennie (also related to our founder) three times, in the 1920s, which meant that he was allowed to keep the silver cup.  The trophy was the prize for a two mile steeplechase race. It was then bequeathed to Mr David Glennie and his brother, Michael, who decided that it would be fitting to donate it to our school.  This trophy will become the handsome (and historic) prize for the Glennie mile.

Mr and Mrs Glennie toured The School and found it quite astonishing to see their name written everywhere.  They were most impressed with The Glennie School and were pleased to be invited to join the boarders for dinner, finding the girls very charming, interesting and good company.

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Bond backs Emily 100%

9 October 2015

Year 12 student, Emily Coggan was selected from 700 scholarship applicants, shortlisted after interviews among 70 students and, chosen to join 23 other outstanding students to participate in the Vice Chancellor’s Elite Scholarship Selection Weekend at Bond University. She rose to the challenge and her performance in interviews, excellent school references, strong character assessment and outstanding achievements to date all contributed to her being awarded the prestigious Vice-Chancellor’s Elite Scholarship. This scholarship covers 100% tuition, with only 11 students each year receiving this scholarship.  Emily is looking forwarding to immersing herself in campus life at Bond and studying for a Bachelor of Business and Commerce.

Emily commented, “In the future, I aspire to pursue a career in big business specifically in Economics. I have a real passion for Economics and the way in which people connect and interact together to create a unique and complex environment. I enjoy understanding networks and the human brain and how each of us engage with each other based upon our emotions, experiences and logic. Having grown up in rural Queensland I can foresee a future that will have some kind of link with that of the land”.

Congratulations Emily and good luck with preparations to enter tertiary studies.

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French Experience

9 October 2015

Glennie teacher Mrs Crystal Hede joined the Year 10 French Immersion tourists for part of their journey through France and has shared some insights into her experience.

We often talk about the Glennie ‘spirit’, a special feeling that exists within our wonderful community. It is often felt in the atmosphere, and is a feeling of warmth and humility that grips you when you enter the grounds or when interacting with the girls. This sense of spirit was evident during my two weeks spent supervising the initial leg of the French Immersion trip. So positive was my experience with the 23 Year 10 students attending that I felt compelled to share my thoughts. The way in which the girls conducted themselves instilled me with pride and exemplified the qualities we hope to see develop in young adults.

Over two action-packed weeks we travelled around central and northern France visiting eight towns, six chateaus, five museums, five war cemeteries, two memorials, two cathedrals, one goat cheese farm and La Manche, where we trekked through quicksand and water for two hours to reach the iconic Mont St Michel. Of course, there should not be much complaint when you are fortunate enough to do all of the above in one of the most beautiful countries in the world. Nonetheless, challenges emerged from time to time. These ranged from illness, homesickness, lack of personal space, difficulties managing personal finances, lost goods and of course, engaging in non-stop conversations in a foreign language. Just when we were sure that cracks would form, they didn’t. The girls displayed patience with one another, impeccable manners, team-work and gratitude for all that they were fortunate to participate in. They demonstrated maturity beyond their years, fully appreciating the educational value of each activity and showing determination to improve their linguistic capabilities. I congratulate the Year 10 French Immersion group on their attitude and wish them all the best during the final segment of their trip!

Mrs Crystal Hede​

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The Stage is Set!

9 October 2015

There has been a new addition to the Junior Years courtyard. The performance stage area is now complete. A huge thank you must go to a number of parents who have supported this initiative as well as to Northbuild and RMA Engineers for their support and sponsorship. This stage will provide a wonderful facility for the girls. As soon as the surrounding grass has grown, it will be open for the girls and staff to use.

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Glennie Junior Year Fundraiser Country Hoe Down

9 October 2015

We hope that you will be able to join us on Saturday 26 October from 4:30pm at the Year 6 Fundraiser which this year will be a bush themed event. (Very easy dress up!)  It promises to be a great night. The organising committee has worked very hard to bring this to reality.

Please support this function with your family’s attendance. All of the girls will benefit from the money raised which will complete the payment of our new performance stage area in the courtyard. Any additional funds will be put towards further resources. A Family Pass is $40. Tickets are available from the Junior Years Tuckshop or online.  

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Year 6 Sydney and Canberra Trip

9 October 2015

This weekend, fifty Year 6 girls and eight adults will travel to Sydney and Canberra. This  annual trip supports the girls’ work learning about early history and the Civics and Citizenship aspects of the curriculum. They are very excited and have been counting down the sleeps!

While in Canberra, on Thursday afternoon at 4:30pm, the girls will be participating in the Last Post Ceremony. They will be laying a wreath on behalf of The Glennie School at the Australian War Memorial. This ceremony can be watched live on the War Memorial’s website.

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“We are almost there!”

9 October 2015

The new six laboratory Science Centre is certainly taking shape on the School’s Middle and Senior Years campus.

As the world looks to science to solve its problems, we aim to give Glennie girls the opportunity to take their place at the forefront of research, development and leading change in society. It will be a great privilege to begin this journey in purpose-built and well-equipped laboratories that provide the very best educational opportunities in the sciences and technology.

To assist the School fund the Science Centre, the Glennie School Foundation has been conducting a fundraising campaign, which has raised over $400,000 toward a goal of $600,000.

We invite you to help us ‘get over the line’ toward achieving this goal by making a tax deductible pledge. Every pledged donation makes a difference. There are a number of ways that you can assist through flexible payment arrangements. You can agree to an amount by month / year over a period up to five years e.g. $42 a month for four years; that suits your current financial arrangements.

Alternatively, you can pledge $2,000, donated over three to five years, for an element from the Periodic Table.  Your name will be recorded on this element and displayed on the Honour Board placed in the Science Centre.

Given that your daughters are currently enjoying the benefits of the facilities and resources funded by those who have gone before them,  please consider the legacy you will leave in your name for future generations of Glennie girls.

Visit the Glennie website for more information. Payments can be made using the School's online payment system. For further information call the Foundation Office on 074688 8862.

Mr Henry Campey
Director, Glennie School Foundation

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Operation Christmas Child

9 October 2015

The Webber Senior Committee is encouraging all Glennie girls and their families to put together a Christmas box for Operation Christmas Child. We aim to send over 100 boxes this year to help make Christmas special for a child in need. If you would like to put together a box for a young boy or girl, please see Mrs Waters and collect a pre-made shoe box and enjoy filling it with lovely gifts.

Complete boxes must be returned to Mrs Waters by Wednesday, 21 October.

For more information or to arrange to collect a box to fill, please contact Mrs Waters watersc@glennie.qld.edu.au

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Highly Commended

9 October 2015

Congratulations to both the Junior Years Gardening Club and to the Year 2 girls who were Highly Commended in the recent Yates Hanging Basket Competition. The competition was part of the Carnival of Flowers and all entries were displayed at the Cobb & Co Museum’s Show Ring for the duration of the carnival.

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Shortlisted

9 October 2015

Congratulations to the Middle Years team who have been shortlisted for the Write-a-book-in-a-day competition. Their story Books hold more than words was selected into the top three from a field of 36 Queensland teams.

Mackenzie Dunne, Ellie Hughes, Robyn Lareman, Gabby Lawson, Karma O'Reilly, Manju Pynadath and Claudia Simon wrote and edited the book which was illustrated by Zali Smith.

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Finalists

9 October 2015

The Glennie School has become a 2015 Heritage Bank Business Excellence Awards finalist! The judges were impressed with the record number of quality applications received this year and it is an honour to be selected.

Category winners will be announced at the gala Awards Night dinner on Saturday night. We’ll keep you posted.

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Hayleigh to experience gap year at Monsanto Biomedical Research Centre

9 October 2015

Hayleigh Albion, Year 12 Science student, enjoyed her excursion experience last term to the Monsanto Biomedical Research Centre so much she submitted an expression of interest to complete a trial day towards a possible GAP placement. Upon learning she was successful in securing the trial day, Hayleigh spent the day at Monsanto on Tuesday, 22 September. Impressed by her commitment and participation on the day, Monsanto chose Hayleigh to complete a GAP placement in 2016 at the centre.

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Oh, Baby!

9 October 2015

The Year 11 Home Economics girls are experiencing the challenges of motherhood after welcoming babies, Max and Charlie (realistic infant simulators) to their classes this term.

Each girl will have two to three days to care for a baby complete with dressing, feeding, burping, rocking and nappy changes.  This baby will cry if it is roughly handled, or held in a position he or she does not like or if its head is not properly supported. Happy and fussy times for the baby will be rewarding and challenging for the girls. Unfortunately, they will not be able to rely on an on/off button.

Girls will use this experience when writing a report for class with each of their experiences recorded digitally for review.  Good luck, girls!

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Celebrating Glennie staff

9 October 2015

This term, we recognise three staff members who are celebrating long service at Glennie: Mrs Fuss (15 years), Mr Hockaday (15 years) and Mrs Armstrong (20 years). Congratulations, may there be many more years to come!

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Eye spy Glennie in the Media

9 October 2015

Have you seen these stories in the media?

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This week in Boarding

9 October 2015

We have commenced this term with a flourish! The boarders are excited to be back with their friends and have warmly welcomed two new members into our community.

There has been a focus on community service this week. Mrs Sue Crocombe, Co-ordinator of the Middle and Senior Years Library, attended dinner with some of the junior boarders on Wednesday to make stars. These woven ribbon stars will form a part of an installation in 2017 for the Million Stars project to end violence. A star-making session will also be held in Brown House on Saturday afternoon with Mrs Gayle Ash.

The woven stars are currently on display in the Library. If you would like to make a star or two, have a look at the website to find out how. Mrs Crocombe has supplied of ribbon for you to use.

Nineteen Brown House boarders will participate in Light the Walk in Queen’s Park on Saturday night. Mrs Gill Reynoldson and Miss Lisa Hindle will accompany the girls to this event to support cancer research. There will be swimming for boarding girls on Sunday afternoon at the Glennie Aquatic Centre and chess for boarders will resume on Friday evening.

Mrs Val Lovell
Head of Boarding

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State Honours

9 October 2015

In the holidays, three Glennie girls participated in the State Honours Music Program at the Queensland Conservatorium of Music in Brisbane. Laura Baartz, Tash Garthe and Jessica Hall spent four days in rehearsal with some of the world's top conductors. The girls were selected from over 600 applicants across Queensland who auditioned for a place in the program.  

Congratulations to the girls on a wonderful achievement.

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Touch

9 October 2015

Glennie’s touch players are currently competing in the Queensland All Schools Touch Competition. We wish them luck and look forward to hearing all about it next week.

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Riding for Queensland

9 October 2015

During the holidays, nine girls in our Glennie Equestrian team travelled with their horses to the Sydney International Equestrian Centre. Emily-Louise Coggan, Pip McKee, Nicole Murphy, Abbey Willmington, Shelby Emmerton, Sarah Coggan, Grace Muirhead, Eve Muirhead and Holly Willmington were part of the team that represented Queensland in the National Interschool Equestrian Championships.

Five of our riders placed in the top six in Australia. The girls worked hard in their chosen disciplines to help their teams win places as well as earning individual results. Sisters, Grace and Eve Muirhead won Reserve Champion titles.  

Congratulations to all the girls who had the opportunity to represent Queensland in this national competition.

Results

Emily Louise Coggan

  • 3rd Inter 1 Dressage
  • 6th Prix St George Dressage
  • 3rd Advanced Freestyle Dressage

Pip Mckee

  • 5th Eventing 80cm

Nicole Murphy

  • 7th Showjumping 1.10m
  • 7th Showjumping 1.20m
  • 3rd Secondary Showjumping Team

Abbey Willmington

  • 15th Secondary Showhorse

Shelby Emmerton

  • 5th Showjumping 1m
  • 3rd Place Secondary Showjumping Team

Sarah Coggan

  • 10th Medium Freestyle Dressage
  • 14th Medium Dressage

Grace Muirhead

  • 3rd Showhorse Working Hunter
  • 1st Working Hunter Rider Class
  • 6th Working Hunter Ridden Phase
  • Reserve Champion 80cm Primary Combined Training
  • Champion Primary Combined Training Team
  • 3rd Place Primary Showhorse Team

Eve Muirhead

  • Reserve Champion 45cm Primary Combined Training
  • Champion Primary Combined Training Team

Holly Willmington

  • 16th Primary 60cm Combined Training
  • 14th Primary Showhorse

Check out the photo gallery. Some photos are courtesy of Stephen Mowbray Photography. 

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Ruanaway Success

9 October 2015

Three Glennie Year 7 girls Ava Black, Lily Wyvill and Taylah Stanley have been awarded ‘Player of the Match’ medals for their performance in the Darling Downs Rugby League team at the recent Queensland School Sport 12 Years Girls Rugby League Invitational Carnival held at Runaway Bay.

The Darling Downs team played five games over the three days with their skills and efforts recognised as they were declared undefeated champions. Congratulations, girls!

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Ava represents Queensland again

9 October 2015

Ava Black (Year 7) is going from strength to strength with her sporting endeavours this year. She has just been named to compete in the Queensland 12 Years Indoor Netball team. She will be heading off to the national titles to trial for the Australian team in Adelaide in mid December 2015. The Black family are thrilled Ava will be contesting her fourth Queensland sporting event in 2015. Congratulations, Ava!

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