Four Da Vinci Decathlon wins

8 June 2018

Four teams from Years 7 to 10 nominated by The Glennie School teachers visited A B Paterson College last week to compete at The da Vinci Decathlon Queensland event.  This academic competition is designed to challenge and stimulate the minds of school students across ten disciplines: engineering, mathematics and chess, code-breaking, art and poetry, science, English, ideation, creative producers, cartography and general knowledge.

Over 20 schools attended and competed this year with the overarching theme of the event being ‘Unexpected’.  For Glennie girls, winning four categories was certainly unexpected and wonderful at the same time.

Year 7 girls won first prize in the Art and Poetry category, impressing the judges with a uniquely illustrated surrealism drawing to match a poem they penned titled An Unexpected Death. “It was nice to use my strength in drawing and Kristen’s interest in poetry to contribute to the points girls accumulated in other challenges to secure a win for our team,” said Mia Brown, Year 7 Glennie student.

Year 8 girls also placed third in the Art and Poetry category with an abstract art illustration to match their poem titled Desert. The illustration and poem explored mirages complete with ocean views. “We were probably one of the most relaxed teams in the competition and enjoyed every challenge,” said Isabella Shelton Year 8 Glennie student.

Year 9 girls have attended the event for the past couple of years and harnessed this experience to secure third place in both the Science and the Cartography categories. In Science, they were challenged to answer analysis questions about mirages, experiments and explore the increased gravity and brain synchronisation in monkeys. In Cartography the girls were tasked to map the effects of a natural disaster in North Queensland.  “Winning the third place in Science and Cartography is an achievement our team is proud of, and it has motivated us to work even harder for next year’s competition,” said Emma Donald, Glennie student.

“It was wonderful to see the students have their intellectual and creative talents recognised. The competition was fierce, so they can be deservedly proud of their achievements", said Mrs Pauline Gehrmann, Head of Department Middle Years Social Science, The Glennie School.

Year 7 Team:  Pictured L-R: Holly Beaton, Celeste Sun-Miller, Kristen Davies, Mia Brown, Brianna Whyte, Jessica Irwin, and April Smith

Year 8 Team: Pictured L-R: Tahlia Dwan, Jessica Barnes, Isabella Shelton, Zoe Dann, Olivia Prewett, Prisha Gupte and Chelsea Armstrong.  Absent: Sienna Richardson

Year 9 Team:   Pictured L-R: Amy Grant, Hana Doherty, Emma Donald, Sandali Gange, Olivia Taylor, Kari Donaldson, Apoorva Abeysundera and Genevieve Dean

Year 10 Team:  Alyssa Baker, Lauren Baryla, Lily Bragg, Louise Galvin, Kasey Koina, Molly Martin, Katelyn Nicholls and Emma Prewett.

 

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Kindy artists showcased

8 June 2018

Last Friday night, Kindergarten parents enjoyed the third annual Kindergarten Art Exhibition Wine and Cheese Evening. The parents of our youngest children enjoyed viewing their children’s artwork and mingling with wine and cheese whilst getting to know one another. The evening also included live music and a silent auction.

The art exhibition is a friend and fundraiser for the Kindergarten. This year the Kindergarten is raising funds to assist with the purchase of new low-line furniture and a trolley for their interactive television.

Thank you to the Morton, Keavers, Earixson, Morgan and Warby families as well as Tor Louise Hair Art, Betty-Jo Interior Designs and Vision Exercise Physiology for their raffle donations.

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Farewell, Mrs Balzer

8 June 2018

Mrs Tammy Balzer concluded her work as a Learning Support Aide in the Junior Years today. Mrs Balzer has been appointed Chaplain at Darling Downs Christian School and is taking up her new position next week.

Tammy has recently completed her Bachelor of Ministry degree. We know that she will be a wonderful chaplain for that school. We thank her for all of her work and dedication and wish her all the very best in her new role.

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Winter Wonderland

8 June 2018

We are in the final countdown to this annual event. Dress up in your winter woollies and come along and have a great evening with other families, while the children play and dance the evening away!

Tickets are available online and we hope to see lots and lots of families in attendance. You are welcome to bring family friends and neighbours, too!!

This annual fundraiser, organised by the Year 6 families, raises valuable funds for the Junior Years and is open to all Glennie families. Funds raised this year will join with last year’s funds to go towards out very special Junior Years entrance makeover. This will be a great addition and will improve safety for the girls in and around the car park area at the front of our campus.

There are some wonderful prizes in the multi-draw raffle and we are very grateful to the sponsors for this and the whole event.

Previous projects have included: IT resources, the Gazebo on the back block, the sports shed, sports equipment and the tuckshop development to name a few.

Please come along and support us next Saturday afternoon from 3.30pm to 7.00pm in the Assembly Hall and Junior Years Courtyard.

Mr Steve Warren
Head of Junior Years

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Bonjour à tous

8 June 2018

Recently, our Year 10 French Immersion girls organised and promoted the much anticipated annual Glennie Trivia Night. The girls prepared the questions and ran the fun event on the night.

This year, all the participants dressed up in style as their favourite Disney characters and wore impressively creative costumes.

Over one hundred Glennie girls from Years 6 to 12 along with students from other schools participated with much enthusiasm. After seven rounds of ten questions, delicious pizzas, and a team challenge to design a dress made out of newspapers, the evening ended with lots of smiles and happy faces.

Well done to the Year 10 girls for organising such a successful and fun night! Thank you to the members of the French Immersion Supporters Group who helped make this event possible. We already look forward to 2019!

Enjoy some photos from the night

A bientôt.

Mr Vincent Morere
Head of French Immersion

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Chance meeting

8 June 2018

Glennie Junior Years Teacher/Librarian Marie Miegel was in Sydney last weekend and happened to meet Diane Bertelsmeier (Alexander) who is a Glennie Old Girl. She attended Glennie in more austere times, from 1958-1961, and attends the annual GOGA get-togethers in Sydney. Dian has also worked as a Librarian, so they had that in common as well!  

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$14,000 Raised!

8 June 2018

The Glennie High Tea Committee is delighted to announce an incredible $14,141.18 was raised at the 2018 PASA High Tea!

The committee is overwhelmed and very grateful for all the support to achieve this tea-riffic result for girls in the Performing Arts.

The proceeds will be used to purchase a conductor’s podium, light boxes, portable performance curtains, art drying racks and a set of iPad minis. A soprano saxophone and alto flute are also on the “wish list” if funds allow.

The next High Tea is scheduled for 2020, with Jazzfest to be hosted next year.

A big thank you to all our guests, sponsors, volunteers and other supporters.

Major sponsors and supporters: Aarolly Pork, Carter Industrial NDT, Green Stix and Toowoomba Flower Market, Middle Ridge Family Practice, Morrissey ENT, Odd Violet Creative Photography, O’Donnell’s Bakehouse, Special Occasions Hire and Accessories, The Source Bulk Foods Toowoomba, Treats Chocolates, Two Trees Creative, WWAgri.

Stallholders: Fox & Willow Boutique, The Nook - Noosa Amsterdam & Beautiful Accessories, Lisa Kennedy Collections, Vintage Girl and The Glennie Poppy Project.

Raffle prize donors:  Enlite Electrical, Hair By Design, Luxe Platters by Ash, Middle Ridge Family Practice, The Southern Hotel, Treats Chocolates, Wearing Memories: Wine Merchants, Younique Beauty with Erin, The Lippy Empire, Jammin with Jode, Wrap with Katrina, our stallholders and many generous Glennie families.

Mrs Linda Lester
PASA

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Win a Jersey

8 June 2018

The Glennie Sports Supporters are excited to announce the launch of their major raffle. You could win a framed and signed Emilee Cherry's Australian Women’s Rugby 7s Jersey that includes special photos of the team's visits to Glennie in 2017!  

The winning ticket of this special memento will be drawn at this year's Sports Award Presentation Evening. Tickets are just $2 each or 3 for $5 and can be purchased at GOSS or the Junior Years Reception. Tickets can also be purchased right up until the draw at the Athletics Carnival, Grandparents’ Day and at nominated Glennie sporting events. Thank you in anticipation for your support!

This raffle has been kindly supported by Gayle's Picture Framing!

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Sydney Reunion

8 June 2018

Glennie Old Girls who live in Sydney gathered at the penthouse apartment of Carolyn Burt (Allen) overlooking the incredible Sydney Harbour. It was a day full of fun, frivolity and great food in the perfect sunshine on the balcony.

Guests (pictured) from left were Christine Killinger, Diane Bertelsmeier (Alexander), Judith Higginson (Stirling), Jenny Stephens (Clark), Sue Longstaff (Lee), Narelle Kennedy (Wilkins), Carolyn Burt (Allen), Pam Donovan, Helen Gardner (Douglas) and Joan Stobo (Clift).

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Junior Years Library donate to Kindy

8 June 2018

Mrs Miegel visited Kindy this week with a wonderful surprise. It was a box of books, valued at $500! The Junior Years Library takes advantage of the Walker Books Bonus each year to earn these free books for our Kindy. We want to encourage all the girls and boys to love, love, love reading!

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A flair for photography rewarded

8 June 2018

A basic camera and a flair for photography were the only prerequisites required for girls to enter the first ever ‘Home’ photography competition especially for boarders. During the last school holidays, boarders captured a photograph that depicted what home meant to them.  

We were overwhelmed with the submission of over 170 captivating images from girls as far north as the Northern Territory and as far south as Melbourne. Our judging panel consisted of Mrs Kim Cohen, Mr Jim Cohen, Bev Lacey (The Chronicle) and Emma Moss (GOG 2015). Shortlisting twenty finalists and then ultimately selecting three winners was not an easy task.

First prize was awarded to Chloe Hatton from Wandoan for a photograph of herself walking barefoot on an unforgiving track of dirt and rocks towards the beautiful glow of dusk. “On my family property, I enjoy peaceful time in the paddocks experimenting with photo techniques and enter my work in the local show. I was shocked and proud to win this competition and will definitely continue my photography journey,” said Chloe.

Paige Corke from Greymare was awarded second prize for a photograph showcasing the contrast of colour on her family property. Her subject was captured casually strolling along the boundary in boots on a blanket of red soil, with the greens from shrubs lining either side of the track to the white fluffy clouds obscuring the early afternoon sunshine.

Third prize went to Ellen Gall, a boarder from Jondaryan who photographed the family Kelpie standing on the back of the quad bike awaiting its final instructions for the day with a stunning sunset in the background.

Winners received a gift voucher, and their photographs will be printed onto large canvases to be hung in the boarding houses for all to enjoy. These artworks will be a beautiful addition as they represent places and moments unique and dear to our boarders.

Competition organisers were so impressed with the quality of entries that they will choose extras to join the winning entries on the walls.

Major Prize Winners

Judges Choice

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This week in boarding

8 June 2018

This week Rev’d Sharon invited the Bishop of the Western Region, the Right Reverend Cameron Venables to conduct a lively Chapel Service involving a Scrabble set and singing for boarders on Wednesday evening.

Always entertaining, witty and a good sport, Bishop Cam delivered a message of care, decency and general consideration for one another. He also played his guitar and sang with the boarders. Following the service, Bishop Cam and Reverend Sharon attended the State of Origin dinner.

The majority of our girls are staunch Queensland supporters with a small, but enthusiastic following from NSW. This was a fun night where boarders dressed up in their favourite state colours and indulged in the annual dinner of pies, peas, gravy and chips. This evening is always great boarder favourite, but Thursday was remarkably quiet following Queensland being beaten by their blue neighbours. The NSW contingent quietly glowed!

A group of Brown House boarders attended Cloud 9 last weekend and greatly enjoyed the experience. Bowling is planned for this weekend. Mrs Ash made T-shirt pillows with the girls in craft last Saturday. Girls can swim in the Glennie pool on Sundays. We are holding a yoga session for girls in Year 12 on Sunday evening. They will enjoy the opportunity to unwind during their exam period.

Mrs Val Lovell
Head of Boarding

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Pre-Exam Performance

8 June 2018

On Monday some very excited Junior Years girls attended a special lunchtime concert held at the PAC. The guest performer was Year 12 student Hannah Smith who performed a selection of technically and musically advanced repertoire from her upcoming AMUS Exam on Cello. We would like to wish Hannah the best of luck as sitting the AMUS exam is a huge undertaking.

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Jazz Orchestra heads to Sydney

8 June 2018

Twenty-nine Glennie girls in Years 7 to 12 will travel to Sydney to perform at the Australian International Music Festival from 1 to 8 July. The festival, attended by up to 1,300 participants from Australia, China, New Zealand, Japan, Singapore and the USA provides a fantastic musical and cultural experience for wind bands, orchestras, choirs and jazz bands.

Glennie Jazz Orchestra’s repertoire consists mainly of music from the swing era including Count Basie, Duke Ellington and Buddy Rich as well as Latin jazz and rock styles. They’ve chosen forty minutes of repertoire including songs made famous by artists including Michael Jackson, Guns ‘N’ Roses, Cole Porter and Earth, Wind and Fire.

Committing six months to rehearsals, the girls are proud of their collective sound and are polishing their stage presence in preparation for this prestigious event.

During their time in Sydney, the Orchestra will perform twice in Darling Harbour, once on the Manly Corso and at an adjudicated performance at Sydney Town Hall. The girls will participate in workshops led by world-class clinicians and benefit from the overall cultural experience.

Their impressive rendition of the iconic song Don’t Stop ‘Til We Get Enough is sounding amazing with the girls adding a little extra flair for an ending the judges and audience are sure to enjoy and remember.  July can’t come soon enough for this excited group of musicians.

 "This is the fifth time we have been fortunate enough to attend The Australian International Music Festival. It offers many opportunities for our students, and they always enjoy interacting with musicians from around the world and performing at some of Sydney's most iconic venues," said Mr Jason Wisley, Tour Musical Director, and Head of Arts at The Glennie School.

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Musical Working Bee

8 June 2018

This Sunday, 10 June, we will be holding a Junior Years Musical Working Bee for costumes, props and sets along with the rehearsal for the girls from 9:00am to 3:00pm. (Pizza lunch provided)

If you can assist with sewing, glueing, cutting or painting we would love to see you this Sunday.

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Sing Out

8 June 2018

The Junior Years G Major Choir will be involved in a choral festival called 'Sing Out 2018' at the Empire Theatre next Wednesday, 13 June, at 5.45pm.

Sing Out is a non-competitive Choral Festival for Upper Primary School Choirs, held once every two years, at Empire Theatre, in Toowoomba. Sing Out involves approximately 1,200 students from about 50 schools in the Darling Downs region. The day program consists of choral workshops with the guest conductor and individual choir performances. The highlight of the festival is the spectacular Sing Out Concert, which showcases individual choirs and culminates with a massed choir of every student involved.

If you wish to attend the concert, please note, that it is a ticketed event and you will need to purchase tickets through the Empire box office.

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Darling Downs Touch

8 June 2018

Congratulations to Zoe Mcloughlin and Paige Edwards on their selection into the open girls Darling Downs Touch Football team. This allowed both girls a fantastic opportunity to travel to Rockhampton for State Championships. After four days of playing against teams around the state, the Darling Downs team came fourth overall. Well done, girls!

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Darling Downs Rugby 7s Trials

8 June 2018

Please be advised that open trials for the Darling Downs Girls 7s Under 15 (girls born 2003/04) and Under 17 (girls born 2001/02) trials will be held on the following days;

  • Trial 1 – Mon 18 June  – Gold Park, Toowoomba – 6:00pm - 7.30pm
  • Trial 2 – Thu 21 June  – Risdon Oval, Warwick – 6:00pm - 7.30pm

Selected players will participate in the Queensland Rugby Girls 7s State Championships, to be held in Brisbane in early October.

It is advised that all girls attend both trials for their best chance at selection. Girls should bring a mouthguard, boots, headgear, playing attire and anything else they require for full contact training. We ask that any girls wishing to trial please register your interest with the respective coaching staff via email:

Under 15

Under 17

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Netball

8 June 2018

Club G Saturday Netball is going strongly this term. Please enjoy the photos sent in from a parent of the Cadets D Glennie Red Team.

Click here to view the photo gallery.

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AFL

8 June 2018

The Glennie AFL girls had their second game on Friday night. This game was played as part of an Indigenous Round. All players marked a minute’s silence out of respect. While the Glennie girls fought hard throughout the game, they were unfortunately defeated by the Downlands Team.

We look forward to hearing how the team progresses next week!

 

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Volleyball

8 June 2018

Good luck to GS1, GJ2 and GJ3 for their medal matches to be played next week. Spectators and cheer squads are welcome to attend. The draw will be available on Monday.

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Interhouse Athletics Carnival

8 June 2018

The Middle and Senior Years Interhouse Athletics Carnival is fast approaching. It will be held on 20 (after lunch) and 21 June. In order to have events completed in time, we are holding all age group Javelin events on 13  June after lunch.

The program of events is attached to the Glennie online calendar.

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Have you got some sporting news?

8 June 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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Simply Magic Football Camp

8 June 2018

Girls have the opportunity to attend a three day camp to improve their football skills.

Download the information flyer and nomination form below.

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GOSS Sale - Buy two items, the third is free!

8 June 2018

There are still lots of bargains to buy at GOSS and new sale lines have been added. The sale must end soon and GOSS is offering a special deal. Buy two items and get a third (the cheapest) item free.

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