Welcome to ice-cream heaven

22 March 2018

 

Congratulations to the Year 7A girls once again, on winning the Mystery Bottle Competition for the New Look Glennie Fair 2018!

Baskin Robbins supplied some deliciously decadent ice cream flavours for the 7A tutor girls to savour.

 

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What’s in a motto?

22 March 2018

How often do we stop and consider our motto? The strength of the words lies in the feelings and beliefs which underpin them. This explanation of the motto appeared in The Glennie Gazette, April 1920.

Dieu le Veult

God wills it. Could any motto be more appropriate for a girls’ school  than this one of the old Crusaders, who battled onward in the cause of Right and are an everlasting example of the unselfish devotion of their creed?

Just as the Crusaders upheld the cause of the Right, so should the girls unite together for the purpose of increasing and cultivating the true womanly spirit in themselves, and thus, unconsciously in one another. For the true woman’s ideas and deeds are always noble, as God wishes they should be.

To be happy and unselfish, and therefore thoughtful, truthful and earnest, willing to be helped and to help others, is to live as God wishes us to live. He wishes us, above all, to be happy, for when we are truly happy, we are leading the right sort of life. Nobody leading a careless and useless life is really happy, though she may be deluded for a time into thinking that she is.

Schoolgirls should always be thankful to God that he has willed that they should be women, for what greater work in the world is there than the work of a good woman?

As Ruskin says “The path of a good woman is indeed strewn with flowers, but they rise behind her steps, not before them”. The true woman leaves peace and content wherever she goes. To her is due the credit of fine and noble generations. She is queen of the home, and the power of home is great. All noble nations owe their power to the strength of their home life, just as the degeneration of a nation begins with the degeneration of the people’s ideas of home life.

Thus, we should all realise the values of the powers God has given to us school girls, and be happy to absorb and benefit by the training we are given, so that, when we begin our work as women of the world, we will be such as God wills us to be.

Ms Noeleen Fleming
Archives Officer

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Broadway virtuoso inspires young thespians

22 March 2018

New York-based Australian composer/lyricist and performer Matthew Lee Robinson was in Toowoomba on Saturday, 17 March to conduct a workshop with aspiring thespians from The Glennie School as their rehearsals ramp up for their production of ‘Beauty and the Beast JR’.

Matthew has been awarded the University of Tasmania Stephen Schwartz Songwriting Award, the Pratt Prize for Music Theatre, the $100,000 Australian Council Music Fellowship and nominated for a Helpmann Award for Best New Australian Work. As a Churchill Fellow, Matthew was recognised as a talented Australian and encouraged to pursue excellence for the enrichment of fellow Australians.

As a star of stage and screen and talented composer and lyricist, Matthew continues his work as a theatre educator in Australia and internationally.  Matthew worked with the girls on phrasing, breath support, energising phrases, connection to text and relationship with given circumstances.  There was a masterclass for the leads to work on their solo items. The full cast was incorporated so Matthew could teach them about lyric specificity, the connection between actor and character and vocal technique.

“This workshop was an excellent motivational tool for the girls as they prepare for their own theatrical performance in September. The opportunity to listen to a highly respected industry professional with Broadway experience inspired the girls in the many rehearsals to come leading up to production week,” said Mr Jacob Findlay, Junior Years Music Teacher at Glennie.

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Physics in Action

22 March 2018

Year 11 Physics students had the exciting chance to experience physics in action at Dreamworld.

As part of this term’s assessment task, Theme Park Physics, students were required to take measurements and collect data relating to a variety of rides in order to analyse the physics of motion of the assigned rides. From the data and measurements, students had to complete an extended research task where they were to evaluate how the design of the rides affects the forces experienced by the rider. This experience helped them to understand the concept of G-forces and associate this with the excitement produced for each of the individual rides. The students were able to experience a real world context which gave them a tangible experience of the physics concepts covered this term such as displacement, velocity, acceleration (linear and circular) and force and energy changes.

Some students had more of a stomach for the rides and attempted them  multiple times. For others, once was enough to gather the data and the experience they needed. The day was an exciting and fun-filled way to put Physics into context.

This will be the last year students will do this experience in light of the new senior syllabus beginning next year.

Mrs Leanne Klein

 

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Chess Chat

22 March 2018

Glennie should be proud of the two teams from Junior Years who represented the School at the annual IPSHA Chess Tournament.

The tournament is a teams-based event comprising of four rounds, that was held at Concordia Lutheran College, Hume St campus. It was an opportunity for the Glennie teams to put their training into practice against some of Toowoomba’s more challenging squads.

The A-Team was just 1.5 points behind  third position and our developing B-Team was less successful but gained valuable experience.

Congratulations to Mashal Imam who won all four of her games – a very commendable achievement, given the calibre of competition she faced.

Registrations are now open for Term 2 Chess Academy (Monday and Thursday after school). Limited spaces are available. Email Mr Carter chess@internode.on.net for more information.

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Junior Years Easter Service

22 March 2018

The girls from P-6 attended our Easter service on Wednesday in the Assembly Hall. Our chaplain, Reverend Sharon and Reverend Paul from St Luke’s combined to present a very engaging service for all of the girls as we prepare for the Easter season.

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Cyber Education

22 March 2018

The Glennie School continues on the ESmart journey. Having completed the ESmart accreditation process, our School has now achieved ESmart Membership status. This will assist our Cyber Education committee as we continue to improve our policies and procedures.  

During Families Week, May 15 - 21, we will be giving parents the opportunity to view the movie Screenagers. After the movie there will be time for discussion and sharing as we work together to help our children become safe and responsible digital citizens.

Here are some tips to assist you with managing your children’s screen time during the holidays.

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Thank you, Parents and Friends Association!

22 March 2018

The Junior Years girls are already enjoying the convenience of the new water bubblers provided by the Parents and Friends Association recently. One has been placed near the sports shed, which will be great for all of the girls in the School, and the other is near the rear of the Assembly Hall. We so appreciate the P & F’s support in funding these bubblers for the girls. Thank you to Mr Russell Pugh and the maintenance team for installing them.

 

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Eye Spy Glennie in the Media

22 March 2018

Did you spot these stories in the Media?

If you spot a story about a current Glennie girl or Glennie Old Girl in the media, we would appreciate your sharing of the story with us. Kindly forward the story via email to development@glennie.qld.edu.au.

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‘Home’ Photography Competition

22 March 2018

What makes your home special?

Where is that one place that you like to be when you go home?

What makes your heart happy when you’re at home?

Boarder girls: during the Term 1 holidays, take some photos that answer the questions above then pick your favourites to enter the ‘Home’ photography competition.

Capture a snapshot of what home means to you.

Winning entries will be printed onto large, framed canvases and hung on the walls throughout the three boarding houses.

For all the details and the entry form, click here.

Entries close 30 April 2018.

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SHEP Darling Downs

22 March 2018

At the end of the first week of Term 2, 38 Glennie girls will participate in the Darling Downs SHEP, hosted at Glennie. Over 180 musicians from across the region will descend over the weekend to rehearse and create some wonderful music. There will be a public concert at the Assembly Hall at the conclusion of the weekend.  All welcome!

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Choirs getting ready for Eisteddfod

22 March 2018

On Monday, 16 April, there will be additional rehearsals for all girls in choirs (excluding G minor choir) to prepare for the upcoming Eisteddfod. Schedules have been emailed to parents and girls involved. Girls are encouraged to learn the words of all their Eisteddfod songs over the holidays.

 

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Holiday practice

22 March 2018

With three weeks of holidays just around the corner, this is the perfect opportunity for students to catch up with some practise on their instruments (or singing)!  Recommended daily practice is different for each age group and level:

  • Beginners - 15 - 20 minutes per day, 5-6 times per week
  • Intermediate - 30 - 40 minutes per day, 5-6 times per week
  • Advanced - 1 hour+ per day, 5-6 times per week

Consistency is the key for improvement and every bit will aid development of skills. Practice can include: note reading, playing small sections at a time, singing the melody, clapping the rhythms, playing with accompaniment, listening to the song being played by others and learning words (if applicable).

 

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Abby wins again

22 March 2018

With all the swimming Abigail Schoorl has been doing this year, it’s hardly a surprise that she broke a 20 year old record at the recent TSSS Swimming Carnival. The previous 100m Backstroke record was held by Kim Bugden, from Glennie, with a time of 1:08.12, set in 1998. Abby broke the record in a time of 1:07.91. Congratulations Abby on yet another fantastic swimming achievement!

On top of this, after winning four gold medals and a silver medal at the Queensland State Sprint Championships for swimming, Abby was awarded the Country Swimmer of the Meet.

To receive this award swimmers must be a member of a club that is not within the Brisbane, Gold Coast or Sunshine Coast regions. Abby’s performances over the weekend led to her receiving the highest total points out of all country swimmers.  Abby received her award at a competition on Sunday, where she qualified for another two national events.

 

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Friday Night Touch

22 March 2018

Friday night touch has ended for Term 1, with two junior Glennie teams receiving top honours for their efforts. The 10 Years team of Amélie Zahra, Zoe Wardle, Kate Roper, Meg Roper, Skyla Fleming, Alliah Oats, Ella Hedge and Coach Matt Hedge were rewarded for their efforts by winning their division. The 12 Years division was also victorious with a team of Eve Muirhead, Lily Adamson, Anna Park, Zoe Wardle, Caleiah Budd, Amelia Tranter, Bridget McSweeney, Bethany Casey, Jazelle Carter, Ruby Leicht and coach Miss Abbie Prendergast.

Congratulations to all players involved in the competition and we look forward to the next season starting in Term 4.

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National Athletics Success

22 March 2018

Over the weekend Charlotte Lindemann (Year 12) and Jessica Rowe (Year 8) travelled to Sydney to compete in the National Junior Athletics Championships.

Jessica competed in four throwing events in the Under 14 divisions, winning three medals: Gold in hammer throw, Silver in discus, Bronze in shotput and sixth place in javelin.

Charlotte competed in the Under 18 800m and 400m running events, placing 16th and 11th respectively.

Congratulations to both girls on these outstanding results in their athletic endeavours!

 

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Darling Downs Trials and Selections

22 March 2018

Under 11 & 12 Toowoomba Netball

Congratulations to the following girls who made it through to the the Darling Downs Selection trials for Netball; Ruby Leicht, Bethany Casey, Anna Park and Bianca Gill.

Under 12s Darling Downs Softball

Well done to Bronte Pfingst & Bianca Markham who have been selected into the Darling Downs Softball Team to go to Rockhampton later in the year.

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School Holiday Training Program

22 March 2018

Just because it is school holiday time doesn't mean you need to stop training. The Glennie Athletics Easter Training Program is available on the sports page of the Portal.

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Netball

22 March 2018

Thank you to everyone for a great start to the netball season. A reminder that the next games will be on the 21 April. Training sessions will recommence in the first week of school, be on the lookout for emails from coaches for confirmation.

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Holiday Sporting Program

22 March 2018

Clinton Beutel (Glennie tennis coach) in collaboration with chess coach Mr Carter and a football (soccer) coach will be offering fun-filled days over the Easter holidays.  

Children will be able to experience all three activities on the day they attend. Discounts are available for children who attend multiple days. All coaches hold current blue cards and equivalent coaching qualifications.

For further details please see the Facebook page or contact Ted Carter (Chess Coach) on 0490 759 037 or Clinton 0402 330 540 for further details.

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Have you got some sporting news?

22 March 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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Easter at St Bart’s

22 March 2018

WHAT’S EASTER ALL ABOUT?

It’s about the Good News that Jesus died and rose again because God loves us more than we ever dreamed possible. At St Bart’s we’d love you to join us this Easter as we explore the truth of who Jesus is and what his death and resurrection mean.

MAUNDY THURSDAY 29.03.18

  • 7.00PM service reflecting on the night before Jesus died

GOOD FRIDAY 30.03.18

  • 9.00AM with Crèche and ‘Sunday School’ available for children

EASTER DAY 01.04.18

  • 5.30AM service at Picnic Point to see the sun rise on Easter Day
  • 7.30AM Traditional Service
  • 9.30AM Contemporary Service (with Crèche and Sunday School)
  • 6.00PM Evening Service

For more information visit stbarts.com.au or phone (07) 4636 2922
Find us at 103 Stenner Street, Rangeville 

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Middle and Senior Years’ Parent-Teacher Interviews

22 March 2018

In Term 2, Years 7 to 12 Parent/Teacher Interviews will be conducted in Weeks 1 and 2 – Monday 16 April from 2:00pm to 6:00pm and Monday 23 April from 3:30pm to 6:00pm.

Parents are encouraged to book timeslots with all their daughter’s teachers. Note: if a student has the same teacher for two or more subjects, a maximum of two timeslots are able to be booked sequentially.

Our booking system, Parent Teacher Online (PTO), will be open to parents from Friday 23 March until midnight Thursday 12 April 2018.

For more information and instructions, please go to the Glennie Portal and click on the PTO icon.

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Before and After Kindergarten Care

22 March 2018

A very exciting initiative for Glennie is the introduction of before and after Kindergarten care. The process for approval is complex and involves our Regional Council as well as the State and Federal Governments.

We are hopeful that this service will be up and running for the beginning of Term 2. I will keep families updated on the status of this service approval.

Mr Steve Warren
Head of Junior Years

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Vacation Care

22 March 2018

Don’t forget to finalise your bookings if you are going to access Vacation Care for your children this holiday period. Remember that we take siblings and children from other schools during our vacation periods and there is a great program of activities organised.

Contact the Co-ordinator, Mrs Lynne Henare on 0418 882 415 for bookings or more information.

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