A Message from Mr Warren

10 March 2017

This morning, whilst walking in the courtyard, I was reminded by one of the Year 1 girls; “only two more sleeps until the Glennie Fair, Mr Warren. Are you excited?”

I think we all get very excited by the Glennie Fair, as our Glennie School community comes together for a wonderful day of both ‘Friendraising and Fundraising’- two things for which our Parents and Friends’ Association and our many helpers are so renowned. Thank you, one and all!

We look forward to seeing you all on Sunday - excited, like our Year 1s and enjoying this very special day in the life of our school.

Mr Steve Warren
Head of Junior Years

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A Message from the Head of Middle Years

3 March 2017

It was lovely to have the opportunity to chat with most of the Year 7 girls individually this week, although the circumstances could have been better. It was immunisation day, and while some of the girls found this easy, others found it more challenging. Something easy is not necessarily memorable, and the girls who found this difficult really had to dig deep and find strength in themselves to see the task through. It was hard work for some, and in the end, they learned that they could push through and complete a task that they originally thought they couldn't. They learned something about themselves and next time this new-found inner strength will serve them well.

Mrs Jo Matherson
Head of Middle Years

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A Message from the Principal

24 February 2017

This week the Chronicle published an article in which they listed the number of OPs 1-5 achieved by schools in the Toowoomba Region. The report was unusual in that it listed total numbers of OPs achieved in this category as opposed to the percentage of OP eligible students who obtained these scores. The article also implies that schools that achieve these scores are of a better standard than those with a greater spread of OPs. I was disappointed that while we are listed as having 15 students who achieved scores in the range of 1 to 5, the article did not mention that this number represents 24% of our OP eligible students. I am personally more interested to know the percentage (not number) of students who were offered their first or second preference of tertiary course. When this information becomes available, I will share it with you.

Interestingly in 2016 across Queensland only 50.9% of students used the OP pathway to gain access to tertiary study. Our approach has been to take a personalised approach to provide expert individual guidance and support to every Glennie girl in order for them to achieve their chosen destination.Every student who finished Year 12 in 2016 did so with a pathway into a career; be that a university entrance through the OP or ranking pathway, a Certificate II or III, a diploma, traineeship or apprenticeship.  

At this point I would like to reiterate what we hold dear at The Glennie school; that is inspiring our girls to Be All they can be, to learn through engagement and taking challenges, to learn how to be critical thinkers, to learn myriad skills such as analysing, evaluation and creative thinking, all of which can be transferred to numerous contexts.  

A great example of a student who has risen to a challenge and achieved reward, as a result, is Bella Joseland (Yr 12). I would like to share with you the story she wrote which won her a prestigious Heywire award and the opportunity to attend the annual Heywire Regional Youth Summit in Canberra. Heywire is a competition where people aged 16 to 22 living in regional Australia can submit a story about life in Australia outside the major cities. It gives young Australians the opportunity to tell their story and allow their voice to be heard. Each winning story was recorded and featured on the ABC website and also the ABC Local Radio in early December.

I hear the UHF radio crackle in its leather case as the mustering helicopter flies overhead. The sound stirs a ripple of excitement through my whole body and I am grateful to be here on my horse and to be trucking our cows back home after so many tough years of drought; mustering them together, loading and moving from one agistment property to the next as the grass vanishes from each place, we’ve been just battling to keep our breeding stock alive. I’m freezing cold and completely wet from my workshirt to my socks but there’s just another 4km to walk the cows though the soaking rain - the rain we’ve been waiting for, for so long. I am heartbroken to look through the foggy, drizzle and see a little mickey calf with a dingo bite and chunk out of his back leg and a cow with a full udder and after birth searching for her calf, I eye off the fresh dingo tracks and know in my gut she won’t find her calf alive.

There is nothing more depressing than the drought and to watch the cottonseed get devoured by starving cattle as fast as I shovel it in the tubs, the cows are still hungry but I know that’s all they can have until tomorrow. At the second water I stop and notice a cow lying down, skin and bone and too weak to stand. I take a deep breath and reach for the gun, I know we have done all we can to keep her alive yet my eyes still well with tears as I am forced to point the barrel, pull the trigger and orphan her 2 week old calf. As I pull up at the last water hole I see a cow struggling to free herself from the bog, I once again hook up the snatch-em strap to the tow ball and drag her up the bank.

It’s a hard life on the land but if you ride out the tough times it is also very rewarding and I would not trade it for anything. Growing up out here in western Queensland is something that for many kids is only a dream. The biggest advantage is the wide open spaces and the close-knit communities. Not every pub has a man like Grimmo, an ex-truck driver who has taken the town on as his family. He’s always there for a yarn, to shout you an ice-cream and most importantly he makes anyone who walks in feel as if they belong.  

Living 30km from your closest neighbour is something that may seem completely unrealistic for people in the city however how I’ve grown up, distance is nothing and just becomes a part of life. Growing up in regional Australia I have gained a perspective about life. It is a unique gift that most will never understand; total value for family, friends, neighbours and community. Through it I have learned to cherish every moment.

I grew up on our family cattle property in the small community of Yaraka where our population of the town is smaller than the number of pets I owned. Just the same as all small communities in outback Australia, Yaraka has taught me everyone has to come together and pull their weight to get the job done. No matter the size of the task ahead, the most important thing is the bond between the people, the spirit they bring and the responsibly taken from such a young age. This truly is what I believe is so special about growing up on the land in rural Australia.

Bella addressed students at assembly last week and said of her experience in Canberra, ‘Over the course of the week we talked of the issues amongst rural and regional areas such as mental health, education in rural areas, not enough young Australians interested in agriculture and drug and alcohol abuse etc. We then split into seven groups depending on what we were most passionate about then aimed to develop ideas into a proposal that will create change in our local communities. Throughout the week we discussed our ideas with politicians, members of the public and people from each different department. They helped us to enhance and develop our idea for our pitch on the final day to the Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal who may provide a $10 000 grant for our program if they believe it has a future.

The opportunities Heywire has given me are invaluable, and I believe it taught me two things: that I have a voice, and what my voice is! Thanks for listening and I encourage each and every one of you living in regional Australia to enter your story and may just be lucky enough to be part of Heywire 2018’.

Congratulations Bella and all the best for the outcome of the grant presentation!

Wishing you all a blessed and rewarding weekend and week ahead.

Mrs Kim Cohen
Principal

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A Message from the Head of Middle Years

17 February 2017

After a warm few weeks, the Middle and Senior Years girls were keen to hit the pool today and compete in the annual Swimming Carnival. The cup was hotly contested again this year, and girls proudly displaying House colours cheered on those competing to do their best in each event. A day like today really highlights the vitality you feel as a member of the Glennie community. It is not so much about winning or losing but about having a go, supporting others to do their best and sharing in the highs of House spirit.

Mrs Jo Matherson
Head of Middle Years

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A message from the Head of Junior Years

10 February 2017

This weekend is one of those great events at Glennie, where girls across Junior, Middle and Senior Years join together with their teachers and tutors to practise their repertoire for the Eisteddfod later this year and to learn to work together in ‘ensemble’, not only in music, but in the many social opportunities of Music Camp.

This annual event highlights the benefits of our K to 12 structure, with girls in the Junior Years participating in music with their leaders in the Middle and Senior Years; seeing them as both friends and mentors.  

Thank you to all of the tutors and teachers for giving the girls this fantastic opportunity to both work and have fun together.

Mr Steve Warren
Head of Junior Years

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A Message from the Principal

3 February 2017

I thought that I would take this opportunity to share a snippet from my presentation at the Commissioning ceremony last week:

My first goal when arriving at The Glennie School was to touch base with all the staff, students and members of the broader Glennie community in as many contexts and as often as possible. And to this end I have spent much of my time thus far meeting and listening to what these people have to say. From these conversations I have learnt much about Glennie and the requirements of the role that I have inherited:

  • I have learnt that the community is cohesive and excited about the future.
  • I have learnt that the girls are funny, warm, committed to their studies and The Glennie School.
  • I have learnt that the teachers are dedicated to our girls and passionate in their desire to ensure that all Glennie girls can be All She Can Be.
  • I have learnt that the younger girls love learning and want to have fun and feel loved.
  • I have learnt that the facilities staff and the cleaners look forward to coming to work and being in an environment where all members are treated with respect and compassion.
  • I have learnt that parents have justifiably high expectations of the school and want to feel confident that their daughters are in the best hands for the important job of educating them in an all-round manner.
  • I have learnt that the boarders love being here – that this is their second home, where they can study, socialise and feel nurtured.
  • So, we’re in a good place. I have stepped into an environment where the community seem content and good learning is happening.

All of my learnings from my conversations underpin what I believe about girls’ education and why it is so very important. As an educator and leader of young women in girls’ schools for over 13 years and a mother of three daughters, I am passionate about the intellectual development, faith engagement and well-being of girls. My desire is to ensure that our school is a safe, welcoming environment where all students are treated respectfully as individuals and encouraged to develop a love of life and learning that will support them to achieve to their full potential emotionally, spiritually and academically at school and beyond. My vision for The Glennie School is to continue on the trajectory on which Wendy Ashley-Cooper and previous principals placed this school; that is to ensure that Glennie goes from strength to strength as it becomes the school of choice in girls’ education in Regional South East Queensland and beyond.

Middle and Senior Years Parents Focus Group

I would like to take this opportunity to invite interested parents to send in expressions of interest if you wish to be part of the Middle and Senior Years Parents Focus Group that I meet once a term. The group comprises of eight parents and we currently have four vacancies to be filled for 2017 and 2018. Please contact my assistant if you are interested.

All the best for a fulfilling and blessed weekend and week ahead.

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A Message from the Principal

27 January 2017

Welcome to 2017, The Year of Possibility. First up, I would like to express my sincere gratitude for the wonderful welcome that I have had to The Glennie School. Students, staff and parents have been overwhelmingly kind in their words and gestures of welcome.

In line with The Year of Possibility I have been speaking to students about the quote by St Francis of Assisi, "Start by doing what is necessary, then what is possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible”. I explained that whilst at the start of a big project (be it an artwork, a maths assignment or preparing for a big test) the task may seem overwhelming, if it is broken into small chunks anything is possible. An example that I shared was when sitting down to study for two hours for a looming test, rather study for 20 minutes, break for 5, study for another twenty and so on. In this way the task is no longer daunting, yet the outcome has been achieved.

I also stressed the importance of taking risks, of not being afraid of ‘failure’. Afterall, nothing great was ever achieved, no learning ever done without an element of failure, an element of disappointment. At Glennie our focus is on immersing yourself in learning, on becoming more interesting and interested people. As such there can be no such thing as failure, if you are prepared to listen to feedback, revisit the situation and try again, and again and again. I am not promoting a desire to fail, far from it, but rather a desire to rise to the challenge, to take risks in a secure environment. There can be no better place to fall down than when surrounded by supportive staff, students and parents who can help pick you up, dust you off and encourage you to make another attempt. I will leave you with the famous quote by Michael Jordan that I shared with the girls, “I have failed over and over and over in my life and that is why I succeed’.

Ellie de Jong and Pippa Beeson addressed the students on middle Years and Senior years assemblies this week. They had some wonderful messages for the girls. Please see their speech below:

 

Mrs Kim Cohen
Principal

Welcome back everyone to the start of a new school year. It is a real pleasure and an honour for Pippy and myself to be able to welcome you. I hope you all had a great holiday: sleeping in ‘til lunch time, catching a movie or some sun at the beach . . . however you spent your time I hope you feel recharged and ready for 2017.

2017 - The Year of . . . Possibility. Let’s start by asking “what does possibility mean”. Possibility can be interpreted as: a thing that may happen. So, perhaps, the year of possibility means making the most of opportunities that Glennie has in store for us.

Another definition of possibility is "...one's utmost power, capacity and ability." To reach our individual possibility and potential, and really be all we can be, we should try to take every opportunity that comes along to grow and to develop in ourselves, whether it be academically, in sport, performing in the arts, or anything we choose.

Think back to last year....I'm sure we can all think of things that went really well for us - and things that didn't. Things we enjoyed doing, and things we didn't. The challenge this year will be to try to change those things that we didn't enjoy doing, or where we didn't perform at our best. This is where possibility happens! When you begin to think about how things could be different, you are considering 'possibility'.

The only limits to our possibilities, are the limits we place on ourselves. Fear of what others think of us and doubt in our own abilities will stop us from being all we can be.

On the holidays, Pippy and I went a Student Leadership Conference where we had the opportunity to listen to the personal stories from truly inspiring female leaders. One of these speakers was Liz Volpe, one of Australia's leading female entrepreneurs who founded the League of Extraordinary Women. Her message was to embrace the word 'yes' - say “yes” to as many opportunities as we can. She also added that attitude matters - a positive attitude and mindset, and drive to have a go, will lead to success.

One of the workshops we participated in encouraged us to reflect on things that could be changed about our own school environment. Pippy and I both agreed that this year we would like to encourage and challenge everyone to join in school events, whether it be signing up for the swimming carnival, toughing it out at cross country or getting the most out of PDP days. Seize these opportunities while you are at school; they are there for a reason!

Have the courage to be involved. When sport sign-ups come around, consider the possibility of enjoying a new sport – there’s a good chance that you will have fun, learn a new skill and enjoy getting to know new girls, but you will never know unless you take that opportunity. Maybe you need to consider the possibility of putting more time into studying a certain subject to improve your grades. Remember – ‘power, capacity, ability. Set yourself some goals for what you want to achieve this year and write them down - once they're written down they will be easier to stick to. Don't feel like you have to achieve the possible on your own either – decide to do things together, and don’t forget to ask for help - make the most of the many talented, dedicated and experienced girls around you. Put your hand up in class and ask questions - your teachers are here to help you meet your goals. Maybe you are the talented, dedicated one - consider helping your friends and classmates reach their goals!

To the seniors - we are about to begin one of the busiest, most challenging years of school, but it will also be rewarding. It will be a year of 'lasts' - last assemblies, last exams - but perhaps you may also find some way to add in some 'firsts'. Stay organised, stay positive and remember that you don't want to look back wishing you'd done more, or wishing you could've tried harder.

So, ask yourself - what can I do to make this year great? Be courageous and take opportunities to achieve your personal possibilities.

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Ellie and Philippa kickstart leadership journey

27 January 2017

Our 2017 School Captain, Ellie de Jong, and her Vice-Captain, Philippa Beeson kickstarted their leadership journey at the Student Leadership Conference at Bond University.

Ellie writes: The conference was such a worthwhile experience and has certainly given me confidence and a head start in my role as School Captain this year.

We participated in workshops about leadership, listened to amazing guest speakers talking about their own leadership journeys, and had the opportunity to interact with other female school leaders from all over Australia, New Zealand and even the USA.

I hope that, as part of upcoming assembly speeches, I will be able to share some of the lessons I learnt with the rest of the girls at school.

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A Message from the Head of School

25 November 2016

Many thanks to all members of staff and girls who created our signature final events: the three Carols services and the two Speech Day ceremonies yesterday.  These events showcase the heart of The School: our sense of community, our reaching for excellence as well as our spiritual grounding. The recent Arts and Sports Awards nights did the same.  My personal thanks for all the messages of farewell and blessing. Glennie runs on teamwork and I wish to share the credit.  Thank you, too, to our school families for your outstanding support in so many areas. Christmas blessings to you all!

Mrs Wendy Ashley-Cooper
Head of School
2001 to 2016

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A Message from the Head of Junior Years

18 November 2016

We look forward to catching up with most families at our end of year activities with Carol Services this Sunday afternoon and next Wednesday evening and our special Awards Day and Speech day ceremonies on Thursday. This has been an action-packed term, full of events across all areas of our school, celebrating the diverse culture and opportunities of this wonderful place.

This week commenced with the Year 6 Graduation and Service of Thanksgiving, as these girls prepare to move into the Middle Years; for some after seven or eight years. Today, we farewell our Year 12 girls; for some of them after thirteen years at Glennie - most of their life!

We all join together in wishing all of these girls, who have led their school so well during the year, the very best for the future. We are very proud of you all!

Remember, once a Glennie girl, always a Glennie girl!

Mr Steve Warren
Head of Junior Years

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A Message from the Head of Senior Years

11 November 2016

The pool jump is much more than Year 12 Glennie girls marking the completion of their last high school examination. It is a celebration of their entire academic life. From their beginning as a Kindergarten or Prep student, progressing through the thousands of hours in the classroom learning new concepts and ways of looking at the world; consolidating their understandings via innumerable homework tasks, assignments and projects; and participating in over fifty examinations during their senior years alone. Hence the pool jump is a visual feast. It is a collage representing the passing of time - girls in pigtails and short dresses discarding pens and pencil cases for the finale of rejoicing in sparkling waters with their peers. What a wonderful way for Glennie girls to celebrate their entire academic journey!

Mrs Tonia Gloudemans
Head of Senior Years

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A Message from the Head of Middle Years

4 November 2016

The girls in the Middle and Senior Years are beginning to see the light at the end of the tunnel as they begin their final assessment block and look forward to end-of-year activities. There is an air of anticipation as the weather warms, and the summer break looms. It is a time in the school year when achievement and commitment are recognised at awards nights, but for some, their achievements for the year are far broader than that which is recognised at school awards nights. My hope is that as the girls look back on the year that was, they are proud of their personal growth. Being recognised by receiving an award is wonderful but achieving growth in who we are is something we can take with us for life.

Mrs Jo Matherson
Head of Middle Years

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A Message from the Head of Junior Years

28 October 2016

Today, we celebrated World Teachers’ Day, with the Head of School hosting a morning tea for all teaching staff in the Junior Years Art Studio. This day is an important one as we join together in thanking the teaching staff, in particular, for their wonderful work with all of the girls (and boys!) that we have at Glennie.

World Teachers' Day was established by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) in 1994 to recognise the role of teachers in society and is celebrated in over 100 countries around the world.

I am sure you agree that the teaching staff at Glennie work so very hard (and well over the hours they are paid), to provide the best teaching and learning experiences, care and support to your children.

Thank you, teachers. We applaud your work!

Mr Steve Warren
Head of Junior Years

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Science Festival ignites scientific minds

28 October 2016

Scientists from USQ filled the laboratories at The Sue Edwards Science Centre for the inaugural Science Festival.  Enjoy a snapshot of the amazing experiments the girls conducted.

WORKSHOP #1 in The Glennie Parents and Friends’ Association laboratory: Forensic Pathology with Ms Leanne Dooley, Lecturer (Laboratory Medicine) at the School of Health and Wellbeing, USQ

  • In this workshop, girls viewed blood slides to identify diseases and illness. They witnessed cell changes for blood collected in different conditions.

WORKSHOP #2 in the Joan Underwood (Osborn) 1931-1938 laboratory: Plant Cell Mitosis with Dr Eliza Whiteside, Senior  Lecturer (Biomedical Science) at the School of Health and Wellbeing, USQ

  • In this workshop, girls used specialised microscopes to identify plant cell mitosis in onion and garlic cells.

WORKSHOP #3 in the Stonestreets  laboratory: UV Investigation with Dr Joanna Turner, Senior Lecturer (Physics), at the School of Agricultural, Computational and Environmental Sciences, USQ

  • In this workshop, girls designed pictures and applied sunscreen to certain areas in order to see the UV effects experienced in everyday life. Dr Turner is a Glennie Old Girl and it was wonderful to have her work with the girls in our new science centre.

WORKSHOP #4 in the Wippells Autos The Russell Family laboratory: Engineering Pasta Towers with Dr Andrew Maxwell, Senior Lecturer (Electronics and Communications Engineering)  at the School of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering, USQ

  • In this workshop girls were tasked to create cyclone-proof towers of pasta with limited materials. Girls worked in groups to create a tower that could withstand a powerful pedestal fan (cyclone simulation).  Height, flair and functionality all played a part in scoring each group.

WORKSHOP #5 in the Glennie Old Girls’ Association laboratory: Plant Diseases with Dr Anthony Young, Senior Research Fellow (Field Crops Pathology) at the Centre for Crop Health (Administration)

  • In this workshop, girls were able to identify various plant species and witness the effects diseases have on their cells.

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A Message from the Head of School

21 October 2016

What a delight to attend a farewell picnic with the girls and staff of the Middle and Senior Years yesterday.  The exceptional talent of the girls was displayed during several memorable singing performances, and the speeches were humbling as well as moving.  The “flash mob” finale was absolutely astonishing: all the more so as rehearsals had been kept a closely-guarded secret.  As a community event, this picnic was fun and worth repeating in the future, albeit for different reasons.  Bravo all: most especially, Ms Tonia Gloudemans, Head of Senior Years, whose creative mind was the driving force behind the day.  

Mrs Wendy Ashley-Cooper
Head of School

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Walk Together

21 October 2016

This week it was Glennie’s turn to showcase our school in Josh Arnold’s project Walk Together, celebrating cultural diversity and acceptance in local Schools.

Josh Arnold visited assembly this week to launch the collaboration between Small Town Culture which created ‘A Face in the Crowd', a song about proudly stepping out from the crowd to make your mark on the world.

A group of middle years girls worked with Mr Arnold during Terms 2 and 3 to write the song and create the film clip. The girls should be very proud of their efforts.

The Chronicle was on hand to take photos of the performers.

This project is supported by MDA and the Queensland Council of Unions

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Leadership conference takes girls to new heights

21 October 2016

The Year 11 leadership weekend started at Glennie on Sunday afternoon where the girls were captivated and inspired by the energy and insight of Mr Bernie Kelly. After a BBQ dinner and a reflective Chapel Service, the girls travelled to Emu Gully where Bernie continued to show them the benefits of seeing the good in others.

Monday gave the girls the opportunity to practise teamwork, good communication and encouragement through a series of challenging physical tasks.

In the coming weeks girls will be placed in Senior Committees, and then voting will commence for Committee captains and School Captain and Vice-Captain.

The attitude and conduct of all girls at this camp was exemplary.

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A Message from the Head of Junior Years

14 October 2016

By the time you read this, the Year 6 girls will be arriving home from a week in Sydney and Canberra.

Yesterday, the Junior Years girls attended the Last Post Ceremony, and were invited to lay a wreath at the Australian War Memorial on behalf of The Glennie School, and in particular memory of all of the soldiers who needed to come to the Surgical Division for the 117 Australian General Hospital, which was on The Glennie School site during World War II.

Our Assembly Hall, Gymnasium, Performing Arts and Junior Years Administration buildings were all built at this time and were hospital wards and operating theatres. For more information on this part of the School’s history, click on the link below.

Glennie During World War II

Mr Steve Warren
Head of Junior Years

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Tennis

14 October 2016

Glennie tennis players travelled to Brisbane last weekend for the first round of Knowles Cup. We were drawn to play All Hallows and Lourdes Hill, with All Hallows, in particular, being a traditionally strong tennis school.

Despite very hot and humid conditions, we recorded some fantastic results, and all girls can be proud of their efforts.

The Intermediate team was dominant, winning 17 of a possible 20 points on the day. Our Junior team also defeated their opponents in both fixtures, and our Senior teams were competitive and played a high standard of tennis, winning a number of sets.

Our tennis girls play Fairholme this Saturday at Grammar in what should be a great competition. Games start at 8:00 am. Why not come along and show your support?

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A Message from the Head of School

7 October 2016

Everyone loves Term 4!  That’s the theme of so many conversations.  The days are warmer and longer. The boarders anticipate the end of the school year and the chance to go home for the long summer holidays. Glennie girls have never been more mature nor more competent in their grade level.  There are exciting events to look forward to: some of them momentous!  No wonder everyone loves Term 4. It will pass in a flash, although there is much to be learned and completed in just seven weeks. I hope to make the most of every last minute of it.

Mrs Wendy Ashley-Cooper
Head of School

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A Message from the Head of School

15 September 2016

Another Term 3 has seen many triumphs and highlights. Congratulations to the Junior Years on an outstanding Arts production! The Eisteddfod and Choral Concert provided many memorable performances. Chess history was made when Glennie girls were named  “best girls’ team” at the Toowoomba championships. Several netball teams won grand finals, while the footballers took the Red Lions trophy from Harristown after eleven years. Over $8,000 was raised for cancer research on Ribbon Day...Once again, the girls have made us proud.  I pay tribute to them and especially to the staff who teach, coach, encourage and care for them.

Mrs Wendy Ashley-Cooper
Head of School

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A Message from the Head of Junior Years

9 September 2016

This weekend, sees the culmination of nearly three terms of rehearsals and preparation for the biennial Junior Years Arts Showcase, incorporating the musical, Disney’s The Little Mermaid Jr, Dance and Visual Art displays.  

It promises to be an explosion of colour and song and we look forward to seeing the Glennie community coming together to enjoy this production at one of the three performances tonight and tomorrow. We thank you for your support of this event.

Mr Steve Warren
Head of Junior Years

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A Message from the Head of Senior Years

2 September 2016

On Tuesday and Wednesday, 64 Glennie Seniors joined 30,000 other Year 12 students in sitting the Queensland Core Skills (QCS) tests. These tests provide the scaling information for the calculation of Overall Positions (OPs) which are then used to select students for tertiary entrance.

As all Glennie girls know, group – not individual – test results are used as part of the scaling processes. In effect, QCS is a team sport! Thus, dressed in Sports uniform, the Glennie Seniors participated in a ‘pre-match’ motivational war cry on the oval, followed by QCS-themed cupcakes and coffee at lunchtime and a sausage sizzle on Wednesday. Well done, girls and staff, for all your hard work and preparation. We look forward to seeing your great results in mid-November!

To see the photo gallery, click here

Ms Tonia Gloudemans
Head of Senior Years

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A Message from the Head of Middle Years

26 August 2016

It is a busy time of assessment for many of the girls and the Year 12 girls have QCS tests next week. It is important when feeling stressed and sometimes overwhelmed, to stop, reflect and be thankful for what we have. The Paralympics are around the corner and the advertising emphasising 'Yes, I can' has been a focus in Middle Years assemblies over the past two weeks. Our guest speaker, Trish Jackson (please see the article below) certainly emulated that. It is all about your attitude. We also celebrate Ribbon Day today, and as we raise money for cancer research, it is certainly timely to look outside ourselves and acknowledge the blessings in our life.

Mrs Jo Matherson
Head of Middle Years

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A Message from the Head of School

19 August 2016

Australian of the Year and former chief of the Army, Lt Gen David Morrison, is famous for saying: the standard you walk past is the standard you accept. While these words were not his originally, they are certainly quotable. I am currently asking Glennie girls not to accept anything of mediocre standard in themselves.  I expect the girls to present themselves well and in accordance with school rules.  I expect them to respect each other’s property and keep the grounds very clean and tidy.  And I expect the staff to be checking on the girls.  Thank you for your support.

Mrs Wendy Ashley-Cooper
Head of School

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