A Message from Kim Cohen

15 June 2017

I would like to wish all members of the Glennie community a joyful, relaxing and warm holiday. I have spoken to all students from Prep to Year 12 about helping around the house and allowing their parents to have a break too. Feel free to remind them of my words when necessary! If you are travelling, may God be with you and keep you safe.

NEW POSITION
I would like to formally congratulate Rebecca Brownhall as she takes on the new role of Learning Support Co-ordinator from the start of Semester 2. This is a big and important role within the School and I have every confidence in Rebecca’s ability to perform at the highest level.

FAREWELLS
It is the time of year when we say farewell to a number of staff and students who are leaving us for various reasons. We are always sad to say farewell, but wish all those moving on a bright and fulfilling future.

Joanna Schooling
Joanna leaves us after eight and a half years at Glennie school, with her greatest contribution being in the French Immersion program. Joanna has made a huge contribution to the program during her time her and the students in her classes have enjoyed her dynamic lessons. Joanna will be missed by the Glennie community as we wish her well as she moves down the mountain to spend more time with her parents who have recently moved to Australia.  

Sandy Cox
Sandy has been working in the area of Learning Support during Term 2. Her input during this time has been invaluable and in her short time here she has built great relationships with both the students and the staff.

Gappies: Jody Hender, Theresa Meyer, Jenny Wang
Our Gappies program has been running successfully for about 15 years and continues to be a point of difference at Glennie. It is a program where all parties gain great benefit; our students  enjoy interacting with young women from different cultures and love the experience of sharing stories, our teachers and boarding staff receive much-needed support in many areas where the Gappies work across the school and, of course, the Gappies themselves learn so much about themselves, others and Australia. We wish all three young women a successful and happy ‘life after Glennie’.

STAFF TAKING LEAVE
We wish all our staff taking Long Service Leave a happy and very relaxing break. You work so hard teaching, nurturing and supporting the students in your care and we hope that you have a wonderful, well-deserved time away:

  • Jody Lutvey  (Kindy)
  • Cathy Waters (Head of Webber House)

REPLACEMENT STAFF

  • Susie Jepson - French Immersion Teacher (taking over from Joanna Schooling)
  • Jill Loveday - Kindy (covering for Jody Lutvey)
  • Kaye Broadfoot - Acting Head of Webber (covering for Cathy Waters in her role as Head of House)

RETURNING STAFF
At the start of Semester 2, Sharon Gilbert and John Farmer will return after being on Long service Leave for Term 2. I would like to take this opportunity to say a very heartfelt thank you to Jason Wisley (Acting Head of The Arts) and Alison Bedford (Acting Deputy Head of Senior Years) for the outstanding way in which they seamlessly stepped into these positions.

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