17 February 2017
Last weekend, Head of Middle Years, Mrs Jo Matherson; Senior Resident of Boarding, Mrs Gayle Ash; Registrar, Mrs Karen Morris and I braved the 45º heat for the first leg of the Glennie regional tour. This was the first time I have travelled to these towns to meet boarding families who were unable to join us for the Welcome Drinks that occurred prior to the start of Term 1.
First stop was Millmerran where a lovely morning tea was hosted by Mrs McKinlay and her daughter, Year 12 student Meg, at their family property. A lovely garden setting greeted us for the function, and we appreciated the McKinlays’ efforts in making us feel so welcome. We thank the new parents and girls who came along to find out more about Glennie. Your time commitment on such a hot day was wonderful.
A short drive to Inglewood and a delightful lunch at Mr and Mrs Markey’s property was a wonderful way to catch up with current and prospective Glennie families in the area. It was also nice to catch up with Mrs Shona Clark-Dickson the local ICPA representative.
On the road again to Goondiwindi. Old Girl Melissa Lewis (Boughton, 1998) catered a wonderful function at The Larder for our boarding families and it was a delight for Glennie staff to speak with so many new parents and girls ready to start their boarding journey.
After a relaxing sleep in air-conditioned comfort at Ascot Lodge Motor Inn, we took to the road for Meandarra. Mrs Coggan and 2015 School Captain, Emily-Louise, were gracious hosts and introduced us to their friends and families in the region who are current boarding families or families exploring their boarding options.
On the way home, our Dalby families welcomed us with open arms. It was delightful to see a few new faces in the region, and we look forward to showing them around the School when they next visit Toowoomba.
The hospitality extended by boarding families was outstanding and paves the way for more exciting tours. I would like to thank Mrs Matherson, Mrs Ash and Mrs Morris for their company and time away from families to accompany me on the tour. I am looking forward to meeting more families when we hit the road again on the 25 February to visit families in the areas of Taroom, Roma and Chinchilla.
Wishing you all a blessed and relaxing weekend and fulfilling week ahead.
Mrs Kim Cohen