Volleyball

16 February 2018

Volleyball teams have been announced and training will begin next week. All teams train on Monday afternoon on the Junior Years courts. There will also be training on Thursday morning at St Mary’s College Indoor courts for GS1 and GS2. GS3 team members are also invited to attend Thursday morning training.

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Have you got some sporting news?

16 February 2018

If you have any news about your daughter’s sporting success, we would love to hear from you. Don’t forget, if your daughter was in a team with other Glennie girls, we need to include them too!

Send any news and photos to sport@glennie.qld.edu.au

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Glennie Fair

16 February 2018


For lots more information about the Glennie Fair, visit the Glennie website

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We need . . .

16 February 2018

We need your help to make the Fair a success, this week we are seeking donations of:

  • Mystery bottle gifts: Small items suitable for girls and boys to fill our mystery bottles with. 
  • Sweets stall: Donations of ingredients to make sweets. 

You can drop donations into GOSS

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Don't forget!

16 February 2018

Aquathon: Register at trybooking.com/tvvf

Rides Armbands: Buy your armbands online before the day to save. Go to trybooking.com

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Seeking Homestay Families for Kyoto Study Tour 2018

16 February 2018

 In March 2018, Glennie will again host the Kyoto Girls Junior High School during their 2018 Study Tour, which will be held from Wednesday 7 March to Saturday 17 March 2018. We are looking for families for the 35 girls during their stay. The students would stay with your family for 10 nights.

The students would be collected after school on 7 March and will depart in the morning on 17 March.

All activities, except the Kyoto weekend activities are carried out during school time. The students are able to be supervised after school at Glennie to meet your work requirements if necessary.

During the study tour, host families will need to:

  • Drop off and pick the girls up each school day 
  • Provide the girls with breakfast, morning tea, lunch and dinner, including a packed lunch for school
  • Speak English to your student/s
  • Spend time with your student to make the experience as memorable as possible.

Becoming a host family can be a culturally rewarding experience for your family. All host families will be remunerated for hosting the girls.

If you would like to host one or two Kyoto students for their study tour to Glennie, it would be greatly appreciated.

If you are interested in this opportunity or you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact Jayne Greenhalgh ladajane15@gmail.com or by phone on 0401 049 641

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Movie Night

16 February 2018

Glennie families are invited to a movie night on Saturday, 17 February in the Assembly Hall.

Entry is $5 and you can buy your tickets at the door. Snacks and drinks are available for purchase.

Doors open at 5:15pm for a 6:00pm screening of the animated movie Ballerina.

Bring your own rugs and cushions and sit back and enjoy the show.

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Da Vinci Maker Space

16 February 2018

Cobb & Co Museum is opening a  Da Vinci Maker Space  this weekend on Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 February from 9:30am to 3.00pm.

Children from 5 to 15 years old are invited to this tinkering workshop to create handmade toys and inventions using wood, fabric and other recycled materials.

Download the flyer for more details

 

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Confirmation

16 February 2018

This year we have the opportunity to join with St Luke’s Anglican Parish for a Confirmation Service on Sunday 20 May at 10:00am.

Confirmation is a step in a person’s faith journey where young people and adults confirm the promises made at their baptism for themselves. In the Anglican Church the typical age is 15 years or older to present for confirmation but this can be negotiated for each individual. Preparation classes will be run in the weeks leading up to the service at a mutually agreeable time.

If you are interested in talking further about Confirmation for yourself or your daughter, please be in contact with me at bairds@glennie.qld.edu.au

Blessings

Rev’d Sharon

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Calendars

16 February 2018

Middle and Senior Years Sport and Performing Arts calendars are now available on the online calendar via the Glennie Portal.

These should appear automatically for you when you visit the school calendar.  These calendars should also be available for you to view on the Google Calendar app on your iPad/Phone and Android Tablet/Phone. If you experience any technical difficulties viewing these calendars, please contact the school for assistance. it@glennie.qld.edu.au

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Webber Dinner

16 February 2018

Webber families with girls in Middle and Senior Years are invited to the Webber Dinner on Friday 2 March.

Don’t forget to RSVP to Mrs Waters watersk@glennie.qld.edu.au.

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Junior Years Volunteer Induction

16 February 2018

Thank you to the many volunteers who attended the Junior Years volunteer induction session. If you were not able to attend, would you please make contact with Mrs Suhr so that another time can be arranged. It is a requirement that all parent helpers participate in this annually before working with our classes and teams.

We really appreciate all of the help that you give. Thank you!

 

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Junior Years Camps

16 February 2018

Year 6 Camp

A reminder that our Year 6 girls depart for their camp at lunchtime on Sunday. They return to school later on Wednesday afternoon. Details are on the calendar for parents.

Year 4 Camp

Students in Year 4 will depart for Luther Heights Camp on Monday morning. Students are required to be at the front of the assembly hall no later than 7.30am

 

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Interior Design Workshops - Make my bedroom Mine

16 February 2018

Is your daughter interested in design and creating special environments? These workshops are being held at the Glennie Junior Years Art and Design Studio over the weekend of 17 and 18 March.

These workshops were a great success last year with the girls creating their own mood boards for their bedroom and making them distinctly their own.

Click here to find out more

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Junior Years Car park

16 February 2018

There have been some issues with congestion in the car park in the afternoons between the times of 3:15 and 3:30pm. Please do not park in the drop-off zone and wait for your daughter. Girls take a few minutes to move from their classes to the carpark, so realistically, they do not arrive at 3:15pm. If parents park in the drop-off it translates into queues along Anzac Avenue.

We ask that if you arrive at the drop-off and if your daughter is not ready, please move on and go around the block and back. We apologise for any inconvenience, but for the greater good, it should alleviate some issues. There is a staff member on duty until 3:45pm so we encourage you to come a little later if possible.

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Make a Wish SRC Fundraiser

16 February 2018

Our first SRC fundraiser for the year will be to raise funds for the Make a Wish Foundation. We ask that your daughter wears something that has some blue colour in it.

  • Date: 27 February
  • Free Dress
  • Donation $3.00

Raffles: There will be multiple raffles and all children will be eligible to go in the draw for prizes. There is no extra cost for the raffles.

Please support us and help raise money for this worthy cause.

 

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Coles Sports for Schools

16 February 2018

The Glennie Junior Years has registered for the Coles Sports for Schools this year. If you are shopping at Coles and would like to support the Junior Years in purchasing some new sporting equipment please return these vouchers to the Junior Years Administration.

 

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A Message from Mrs Cohen

9 February 2018

On behalf of the Executive Team and the family involved in recent media publicity, I would like to sincerely thank everyone for their kind messages of support. Thank you too to the parents who approached me directly with questions. Please remember that Jodi Blades (Dean of Students), Rev Sharon and I are happy to talk to any parents, always respecting with compassion the privacy of students concerned.

I must say I read some interesting and misleading rumours on social media in the past week, but I am pleased to confirm that to date we have had no staff or students leave the school, no legal team in Sydney and no undue influence on the media's reporting. Please be assured that no member of the current staff, including myself, would ever approach the media about a student. As always our primary concern is for the safety and wellbeing of every student in our care.

It is business as usual here at Glennie where we are continuing to educate children in a safe environment underpinned by our values of compassion, respect, integrity and courage.

Middle and Senior Years Parents Focus Group

I would like to take this opportunity to invite interested parents to send in expressions of interest if you wish to be part of the Middle and Senior Years Parents Focus Group that I meet once a term. The group comprises of eight parents and we currently have two vacancies to be filled for 2018 and 2019. Please contact my assistant, Paula Nicholls, principalsoffice@glennie.qld.edu.au, if you are interested.

All the best for a calm, fulfilling and blessed weekend and week ahead.

Loving God, we give thanks for and celebrate the uniqueness of each person in our Glennie School community. Help us to be accepting of all people, creating a loving and caring environment where every person feels safe and empowered to be the best they can be. We pray through Jesus the Christ, Amen.

Mrs Kim Cohen
Principal

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Activity Program

9 February 2018

As part of the changes to our day and timetable structure for 2018, we now have more teaching time. It has also allowed us to align the Middle and Senior Years and Junior Years times so that break times are the same, allowing for student interaction across the two campuses - something the Year 12 girls are very excited about.

You may have noticed in the girls' timetables that there is a reduction in some activities that occurred regularly in 2017 during Lesson 4. The Activities Program, occurring every second week on Wednesday, provides the time to conduct activities previously found in the timetable, run activities that would have normally disrupted the scheduled lessons, and allow for the whole school to be involved. This will help build connections between the Junior and Middle and Senior campuses. Essentially, this is a redistribution of time and there is less disruption to the regular curriculum.

These activities require a different staffing structure and it allows us to run staff professional development sessions at the same time. We hope that this will reduce the need for staff to take a day away from their classes to attend professional development elsewhere, particularly as teachers prepare for the new Senior Curriculum.

Activities planned for the remainder of Term 1 are as follows;

Week 4

  • Years P to 12 Ash Wednesday Service
  • Years 7 to 9 Camp Meetings
  • Years 10 to 12 University Showcase

Week 6

  • Whole School House Time

Week 8

  • Years 7 to 9 Camp Preparations, Pastoral Care and Chapel
  • Year 10 New Senior Curriculum preparation and Careers
  • Year 11 Sport and Fitness
  • Year 12 Exams

Mrs Jo Matherson
Deputy Principal

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A Message from Mr Warren

9 February 2018

Parent Information Evening

Thank you to the many families who attended our Junior Years Parent Information evening on Wednesday. This was a wonderful opportunity for parents to hear first hand about the program of work for the year in their daughter’s class. We trust that you found this useful. We understand that not all families were able to attend and we will endeavour to upload all information presented to the portal as soon as possible.

I remind parents to come and talk with the teachers if you have any concerns during the year.

Mr Steve Warren
Head of Junior Years

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Be Curious, Be Collaborative, Be Outstanding

9 February 2018

The Glennie Learning Hub

‘Learning is best done with people rather than to or for them. It is more effective when learners are participants rather than merely recipients’ - Charles Leadbeater (2008).

In a paper prepared for UNESCO in December 2015 (The Futures of Learning), Fulbright Scholar Cynthia Luna Scott argued that it is just as important to rethink pedagogy for the twenty-first century as it is to identify the new competencies that today’s learners need to develop. If students are to develop critical thinking skills and work collaboratively and with autonomy, traditional approaches to teaching and learning that emphasise memorisation and the application of simple procedures will not be adequate. Schools must engage students in collaborative learning and informal learning opportunities.

Enter The Glennie Learning Hub.

Beginning in 2018 we will no longer run the traditional teacher-centred approach to before and after school Middle and Senior Years tutoring. Instead, we will offer a learner-centred space for active and cooperative learning. In the Learning Hub, students will be able to get together with other students and teachers to solve problems, answer questions, formulate questions of their own, discuss, explain, debate and brainstorm in an environment which supports student thinking and autonomy. By working collaboratively, sharing information and exchanging ideas, student learning will become deeper, more personalised and active.

The Learning Hub will be staffed by Mathematics, Science, English, Humanities and Languages Teachers and supported by members and friends of the Year 12 Academic Committee. Students in Years 7 – 12 will be encouraged to use the Hub to work collaboratively, share skills and knowledge, and deepen their understanding of their coursework.

Opening hours for The Glennie Learning Hub as well as a timetable of sessions will be made available to students and parents via the morning notices in Week 4. The timetable will also be published in the Student Handbook.

Ms Tonia Gloudemans
Dean of Teaching and Learning

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Year 6 leaders inducted

9 February 2018

At Glennie, each Year 6 girl has leadership responsibilities. They serve as captains and committee members throughout their last year as a Junior Years girl. This week the girls proudly stepped up to be inducted into their leadership roles. In the company of their peers, teachers and proud parents they received their badges from Mrs Matherson. We wish them every success in fulfilling their duties this year.

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Storytime with Mrs Cohen

9 February 2018

On Tuesday, Mrs Cohen visited the Kindy girls and boys to read Thelma the Unicorn. This lovely book contains a rhyming story that teaches you to love who you are, no matter what. The children are all looking forward to being guests in Mrs Cohen’s office for their next get-together.

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Busy week of dance at Junior Years

9 February 2018

Year 3 girls now have the pleasure of attending Mrs Lyall Blanco’s Ballet lessons at Glennie.  Mrs Blanco is based in the Lockyer Valley and is well versed in the teaching of ballet, character, contemporary, highland, jazz, tap, and almost any style of dance you can think of. Enjoy photos captured at their rehearsal on Tuesday.

Click here to view the photo gallery.

The introduction of Jazz to the Dance program at Junior Years has generated interest amongst the girls with over 50 enrolments this year for after school lessons. Dance Tutor Miss Lucy Panitz worked with the Year 1 to 6 girls yesterday with classes also on offer for Middle and Senior Years girls. Meg Ziesemer (GOG 2016) has returned to assist in the lessons as well as current Year 12, Anthea Jones. It is indeed a collaborative effort.

Click here to view the photo gallery.

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Thank you to our sponsors

9 February 2018

The Glennie Fair is going to be great and it takes a lot of organisation and a lot of help. Without sponsors, we wouldn’t be able to make the Fair such a success each year.

We would like to say thank you to our Major sponsors who have made generous contributions towards this year’s Fair.

E-Computing

Burling Brown

GTH Group (Financial Services)

Queensland Specialist Physicians

DO Equipment

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