Literature Circles

10 November 2017

This term the girls in Year 4 Cottee have been reading the novel Wonder by R J Palacio. We had a lovely time reading this book together. We have worked in small groups taking on a different role each week; these have formed our Literature Circles.

These roles have linked to the comprehension strategies we have worked with all year. The roles consist of Summarisers, Directors, Connectors, Illustrators and Word Wizards. As we have taken on a role we have had a different prop and activity to complete.

“I really liked wearing the props as we worked because it made the activities a lot more fun.” Ava Rowe.

“I liked how we got to change around all the time each week. As we read more of the book, the activities became even more fun.” Addison Silver

“I enjoyed working as a team and helping each other.” Isabella Raccanello

“I liked being a connector because I got to make connections between the book and other books I have read and the book and my own life”. Holly Donaldson

“I liked being an illustrator because drawing is one of my passions.” Isabella Jones

“I liked being an illustrator because it helped me to visualise the book a lot more.” Kate Roper

“I liked being a Word Wizard because this meant we found new words and expanded our vocabulary.” Amy Leis.

“I liked that we got to converse about our findings in the book.” Bailey Crisp.

“My favourite role was Director because I got to ask questions about the book.” Kate Leis.

“I am looking forward to reading the ending because I do not know what is going to happen.” Evie Archer

“I am really looking forward to finishing the book because some of the girls in Year 4 are going to the cinema to see the movie together when it comes out these holidays.” Addyson Jones.

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Interact Changeover

10 November 2017

The Glennie Interact Committee for 2018 were as excited to receive their badges as the 2017 girls were sad to part with them!

It was a wonderful opportunity to reflect on the year's achievements, as well as to mingle not only with each other, but also with Glennie parents and Interact members from St Ursula's and Concordia.

Thank you to Mrs Cohen, Rotary Club Toowoomba's Rob McCormack, parents and guests for your attendance on the night.

Mrs Skett
Interact Mentor

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Cupcakes

10 November 2017

The final cupcake cafe took place last Friday at Café G with Year 10 Hospitality girls delivering some impressive products. As you can imagine, cupcakes are a welcome addition to any Friday!

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Glennie Girls Star at Yalari Celebrations

10 November 2017

Recently, the annual Yalari Queensland dinner was held at the Brisbane Convention Centre, celebrating another year of achievement. This event is a prestigious affair, welcoming Yalari sponsors, families and students from all over the state. Shakita, Anna, Seferina and Chenille played a significant role in the evening, performing a number of dances and songs from the Torres Strait, with the girls from St Margaret’s. Their performance was mesmerising and a testament to the many hours of practice put into its preparation. Seferina also presented the Acknowledgement of Country, in language, with confidence and eloquence. Meanwhile, Kiana and Jamika used their event management skills to usher guests to their seats and Abelee and Taylah enjoyed a gathering of the Stanley mob. As expected, all girls represented Glennie, Yalari and themselves with pride.

Mrs Janet Reed
Indigenous Co-ordinator

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Morning tea with Mrs Cohen

10 November 2017

Year 6 girls had nothing to be concerned about when visiting the Principal’s office this week.  The girls enjoyed a delicious morning tea with Mrs Cohen and an opportunity to ask any questions they may have about their transition to Middle Years. On Thursday, the girls visited the Middle and Senior Years campus to meet the Heads of House again and had the chance to talk to some girls already experiencing Year 7.  

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Excellence in English

10 November 2017

Congratulations to Gabrielle Kleidon, Miranda Broadfoot, Emma Donald and Hannah Scotney (Year 8) who were awarded ICAS English Distinction certificates from UNSW Global at last week’s Middle Years Assembly.

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Glennie Fair Sunday 4 March 2018

10 November 2017

Today we, welcome and say thank you to our 2018 Glennie Fair Committee that includes Hanna Rose,Katrina Cross, Oliver Rook, Lynette Poole, Jo McSweeney, Michael Crane, Julie Grieve, Fleur Winter, Craig and Kyleigh Rutledge, Spiro Lewis, Shaz Willmington, Lyndall Brown, Allan Beehan, Sarah Parry-Okeden, Karen Smith, and Jason and Christina Lipp.

We held our initial fair meeting and 2018 promises to be another exciting event.  We have a few surprises planned plus some familiar stalls and activities – it will be a great day to be part of.

If you are keen to be involved, please see your parent rep (Junior Years) or contact any member of the fair committee above. Contact details are in the Parent Directory in the Portal.

We need everyone’s help to succeed, with the beneficiaries of the 2018 fair profit to be the new Glennie Sports Centre and our grateful charities, as in prior years.

Initial year level stall allocation follows:

  • Kindy - Noahs Farm
  • Prep - Mystery Bottles
  • Year 1 - Crazy Hair & Photo Booth
  • Year 2 - Fishing Stall
  • Year 3 -  Lucky Dip & Coin Toss
  • Year 4 - Sample Bags
  • Year 5 - Fairy Floss & Popcorn
  • Year 6 - Wine & Cheese – Balcony Bar
  • Year 7 - Tea Hut
  • Year 8 - Drinks Van & Produce
  • Year 9 - Cake Stall
  • Year 10 - Sweets/Greenfingers
  • Year 11 - Cup Cakes
  • Year 12 - Chip Van & Dumplings
  • Sarah Parry-Okeden - Boarder Baskets
  • PASA - BBQ

Watch your emails for updates and, for Facebook users, please search for the “Glennie Fair” page and “like” – we need you all to share our posts far and wide, with the goal being to ensure the whole community is keen to attend and support the event.

Jason Lipp
P & F President

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The race that did not stop the nation

10 November 2017

Year 9 Design Technology girls were tasked to build a toy boat capable of crossing the Glennie Pool. The boat could be constructed from any materials, however, either (or both) the hull or propulsion or mounting system had to be 3D modeled and 3D printed.  A battery box, batteries, and motor(s) were supplied with string to guide the boats in the pool and nullify the need for steering.

Enjoy a short video from the testing phase and see if you can pick which boat achieved the brief.

 

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Junior Years Classes

10 November 2017

The organisation of classes is a long and involved process involving many of the staff. However, we will endeavour to get the classes out to the girls and families with their reports this year.

The teachers for classes in 2018 will be as follows

  • Kindergarten, Ms Amanda Harman and Mrs Kathryn Pinwill
  • Prep, Mrs Cathy Somerfield and Mrs Karen Taylor
  • Year 1, Mrs Jeanet Dawson and Mrs Sue Greig
  • Year 2 Mrs Fiona Stone, 
  • Year 2/3 Mrs Sonya Vickers 
  • Year 3 Mrs Wendy Henley
  • Year 4, Mrs Jodi Miles and Mrs Jaye Griffiths
  • Year 5, Mrs Emma-Lee Kleidon and Mr Darryl Griffiths
  • Year 6 Miss Angela Bullock and Mr Cameron Broom

Specialist staff teaching responsibilities will be announced once the new appointments have been made.

Mr Steve Warren
Head of Junior Years

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Foot Health

10 November 2017

We thank Lisa Wilkes for her presentation on foot health to parents this week. She covered areas such as what parents need to look for in their child’s gait and who to go to if their child shows signs that may lead to issues later in life.

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Christmas Party

10 November 2017

This week, to mark the end of our year of visits to the Glenvale Villas, our Year 6 Student Representative Council girls celebrated an early Christmas with their ‘adopted grandparents’. A great time was had by all, with lots of food, singing, and gift-giving!

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The Week in Boarding

10 November 2017

The Year 12s are excited and their final exam today was followed by the annual watery tradition of the Pool Jump.

Gayle Ash and I waited at the back door of Simmons at lunchtime to distribute towels and collect wet uniforms. Our laundry ladies kindly clean all of the clothing and towels, ready for the girls by late afternoon.

The Year 11 boarders will give a farewell presentation to the Year 12s on Monday evening and of course we have the spectacular Boarder Christmas dinner to look forward to on Wednesday.

The Christmas dinner this year will have an Australian theme and this is a slight departure from the usual. The holly bush in my backyard will be saved from its annual savage pruning with the focus being on native flowers as decorations. Santa is well prepared for his visit and has a glamorous outfit to wear.

Mrs Val Lovell
Head of Boarding

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Junior Arts Showcase

10 November 2017

The Junior Years Showcase, held on Wednesday night, was a wonderful opportunity to share and celebrate the growth and achievements of our truly talented girls. The night was a culmination of hard work and commitment by the girls, their parents and the Junior faculty over the past year. We were all proud that the night was such a highlight and the buzz created will inspire us to aim even higher in 2018!

Congratulations to all the girls who won an award or performed on the night.

Special congratulations go to Amelia Tranter who was awarded the Major prize, Most Valuable Contribution to Junior Years Arts.

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Junior Years Touch

10 November 2017

The Queensland Primary All Schools Touch Football Championships were held at Redlands over the weekend.  Glennie Junior Years entered the Senior A team consisting of Year 5 and 6 students and the Development team made up of emerging touch players from Years 4 and 5.

Both teams played extremely well, improving with each game and learning valuable skills and tactics. The Development Team reached the Plate Finals for the final day finishing 34th overall and the Senior A reached the Championship Finals finishing 10th overall. Congratulations to all the players on the fantastic results and thank you to all the parents and coaching staff for their support of the girls.

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Water Polo

10 November 2017

The first half of the Water polo season has begun for our three teams. Glennie Gold has retained their form from last season and are the team to beat in the competition, while our Purple and Green teams are showing that we have depth in our younger years. A number of our Year 12s played their final Water polo game for Glennie on Tuesday night. Glennie continues to be the dominant force in the Toowoomba competition and also supplies the most teams. We thank all of our Year 12s for their years of service and will miss their presence in the pool as the competition continues in Term 1.

 

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Knowles Cup Tennis

10 November 2017

Last weekend, our Open B and Intermediate tennis teams contested the Knowles Cup finals at the Tennis Centre at UQ St Lucia. The Intermediates played Stuartholme in their semi-final and, in a see-sawing battle, were defeated by only three games across six sets of exciting tennis. Stuartholme went on to convincingly win the final.

The Open B team had a very comfortable victory in the semi-final, setting up a final with All Hallows. On a very hot and humid afternoon, the Glennie girls played some excellent tennis in eight competitive sets before an eventual loss.

Open B Captain Molly McKinlay was named the best player in the Open B Competition. She won the same award in the Intermediate division last year - great work Molly!  Thank you to the many parents who travelled down to watch the girls and also to our wonderful coach Mr Beutel. Was it just me, or was there an extra loud cheer for Glennie when the final standings were read out? Thanks for the season girls.

Mr Brad Griffiths
Head of Sport

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Rugby 7s Finals

10 November 2017

Next Tuesday afternoon at Gold Park, our top 14, 16, and 18 Years teams will be playing their semi-finals. Both the 14s and 16 Years teams finished first after the regular season, with the 18 years girls finishing second on the ladder.

Good luck to all teams.

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Futsal 2017 - Term 4

10 November 2017

Term 4’s Futsal season was certainly one to remember, for many reasons! For me personally, seeing the improvement from week to week was really satisfying. Girls who had never kicked a ball before the season, were now setting up plays and scoring goals!

There was never a dull week, from hailstones to power cuts to grand finals. 120 girls in 20 teams took to the court each week to battle their way to the finals.

Throughout the season, the girls played to the best of their ability in the true Glennie spirit that I have come to admire.

Congratulations to the following teams for reaching the Grand Finals in their respective divisions;

  • Pool D - Glennie Gliders (Winners)  V Glennie Shakers (Runners-Up)
  • Pool B 2  - Glennie Flames (Winners)
  • Pool B 1- Glenne Bomb Squad (Runners-Up)

I would like to thank  Hayley Smith, our Futsal Captain 2017 for the enormous amount of work that she has done throughout the whole year. There wouldn’t be a futsal player this year who doesn’t recognise her as the face of Futsal 2017. I would also like to acknowledge Meg McKinlay who was an incredible support and gave so much of her time this season, coaching and helping with our younger teams. As ever, Stacie Broom and Jordan Moy were amazing every week helping with whatever was needed.

Keep a lookout for nominations for the Term 1 schools season.

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Mrs Sue Watts
Futsal Coach

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Sports Awards

10 November 2017

Our annual Sports Awards evening is being held tonight at the Highfields Convention Centre. It is a chance to celebrate the achievements of our girls and acknowledge the hard work of all members of the Glennie Sport Community. Congratulations in advance to all Award winners and a very big thank you to Mrs Draheim and Mrs Cooper for the dozens of hours of preparation that they have put into the evening.

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Andrews Cup Photographs

10 November 2017

Amanda Bloxom Photographers have taken some wonderful photographs of the girls during this year’s Andrews Cup events. The photos are available on their website and can be purchased until early in the New Year. Junior Years parents, please have a look at them during the holidays.

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Sports Registrations

10 November 2017

Parents and girls are reminded that Term 1 Sports Registrations will close on November 15. Please contact the Sports Office sport@glennie.qld.edu.au should you have any questions.

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Chapel Centenary

10 November 2017

2017 marks the 100th Anniversary of the Glennie Chapel. A special family communion service will be held on Sunday 12 November at 9:30am. You and your family are warmly invited to attend this special service.

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ePack

10 November 2017

All the online forms you need to prepare for the 2018 school year are available now via ePack on the Portal. All forms are due by 17 November 2017.

Please use your Glennie parent login to access the Annual Consent and Update form and follow any links to access forms for The Arts, GOSS stationery orders, early bus notification and more. For more information or to return to complete more forms at any time, look for the ePack link on the Portal home page.

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Parent Webinar

10 November 2017

Solution-Focused approaches to anxiety - a toolkit for parents

Anxiety is the number one mental health issue in Australia, but it is also the most treatable. As many parents and teachers will know young children and teens can suffer from anxiety.

This seminar will examine:

  • The long vs short-term perspective on anxiety
  • Is anxiety catching?
  • Solution focussed approaches to dealing with anxiety 
  • Basic everyday strategies that can be used at home to reduce anxiety

PLEASE NOTE  - Parents do not need to register - just turn up on the night at :https://zoom.us/j/865845192

Lyn Worsley is the Director of The Resilience Centre. She is a Clinical Psychologist and Registered Nurse with vast experience in teaching, youth work, early childhood, hospitals and correctional services. She specialises in child, adolescent and family psychology and relationship issues. She is also author of "The Resilience Doughnut Book - The Secret of Strong Kids" and "The Resilience Doughnut Book - The Secret of Strong Adults".

Details & Registration

  • When: Wednesday, 8 November 2017 8:15PM - 9:15PM Time (ACT, NSW, Victoria)
  • Presenter/Provider: NSW Parents Council
  • Target Audience: All parents and educators
  • Channel: Special event
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Win some Christmas goodies

10 November 2017

It's nearly Christmas time and to get your festive planning underway, The Glennie School Foundation is giving away a Christmas hamper. One lucky person will win a tray of mangoes, a Christmas pudding and a ham.

It's easy to enter - head to The Glennie School Facebook page, find the competition post and simply leave a comment telling us what gift you'd like to find under the tree on Christmas morning.

While you're there, please pop over to The Glennie School Foundation Facebook page and hit like - it's a great way to keep up to date with events and progress on the new Sports and Health Centre (we promise not to bombard you with too many posts). Good luck!

(Competition is open to the whole Glennie community. The winner will be drawn by random selection at 12 noon on Friday 17 November and will be announced via FB and eNews.)

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