Glennie dominates in Futsal

18 March 2016

The Glennie Electricks won the Junior Division of the Futsal competition. They progressed to Wednesday's finals undefeated despite being the youngest team in the competition of 12 teams. They beat the self-named Downlands Indigenous team 6-2. A fantastic effort girls! Congratulations to Izzy Harris for being awarded the "Golden Boot" for the Grand Final!

Glennie Storm placed third in the junior competition this term, beating Downlands in an exhilarating penalty shoot out after the game was tied 2-2 at full time. A great effort this season girls!

The Glennie Agapanthus put up a brave fight in their last game of the season on Wednesday in the junior competition. They won their last game in great style!

Well done girls!

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A Message from the Head of Middle Years

11 March 2016

It has been a fabulous few weeks in the Middle Years. Years 7, 8 and 9 have returned from a week at camp and are now focussed on their Term 1 assessments. Camps do not only provide an opportunity for the girls to get to know each other in a different context but provide very specific challenges for them and they must rise to these in an unfamiliar environment. Whether academic, social, or physical, not everyone succeeds initially. Staff do not step in and solve a situation for them but guide the girls to devise a solution for themselves and work through the emotion that is attached. As parents, it is very important to avoid the temptation to rescue your daughter but support her to think her way through the problem. As part of the Mind Fit program, the girls themselves are learning about strategies in order to pause, take a breath and calmly try a new approach.

Success is not always measured by the final outcome but by the things learned along the way.

Mrs Jo Matherson
Head of Middle Years

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A Message from the Head of Junior Years

4 March 2016

There is plenty of excitement amongst the Junior Years girls as they ‘count the sleeps’ to the annual Glennie Fair next Sunday ,13 March from 10:00am. This event is certainly a highlight of our year and I know that all new families are in for a great surprise! This event brings our whole school community together.

So much work has gone on behind the scenes over the last year by a large group of parents to prepare for this day. There is still much to be done. Please volunteer if you have any time available, as the setup is huge and every bit of help is greatly appreciated.

We all look forward to seeing you there!

Mr Steve Warren
Head of Junior Years

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A Message from the Head of Senior Years

26 February 2016

At Glennie, camps and excursions play a pivotal role in enhancing student learning and facilitating personal growth and development. Girls are able to extend and enrich their understanding of the world outside the classroom, as well as develop their teamwork and leadership skills, independence, resilience and resourcefulness. How wonderful it was to note that by Wednesday of this week, almost five year levels (comprising 344 girls and staff), were engaged in off-site curriculum-related activities. For those who remained behind at Glennie, it was a very quiet week! For those who took part, however, it was a week of challenges, new experiences, self-discovery and appreciation of the strengths and qualities of others. I look forward to hearing about students’ adventures and discoveries when they return. Thank you, teachers, for facilitating such a wonderful learning opportunity!

Ms Tonia Gloudemans
Head of Senior Years

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A Message from the Head of School

19 February 2016

It is inevitably a time of reflection for me. It will be difficult to leave this beautiful community in December, but I know that the next leader can bring refreshment and new energy. We also have many excellent members of staff who will keep the Glennie ship steadily on course. Glennie has been, literally, my home for the past fifteen years. In some ways, the Year 12 girls and I are making this journey together. I hope we will all make the most of the time left, to enjoy as well as contribute to the further development of The School.

Mrs Wendy Ashley-Cooper
Head of School

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A Message from the Head of Middle Years

12 February 2016

It has been a wonderful start to the year for my family and me. We moved from Armidale to Toowoomba and have thoroughly enjoyed our first month here, despite the unexpected humidity. I could not have felt more welcomed by staff, students and parents alike and have really enjoyed getting to know everyone and the sense of community at Glennie.

It is a lovely walk along the verandah to the new Science Labs and I feel very privileged to teach in such state-of-the art facilities that inspire innovation. 11 February was the very first International Day of Women and Girls in Science and it is very fitting that there is a strong focus on Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) in the School.

It has been a very busy start to 2016 with many events. Years 7, 8 and 9 are very excited about their upcoming camps. I am looking forward to getting to know Year 9 better by visiting their ecology camp and getting to know Years 7 and 8 as the year progresses.

Mrs Jo Matherson
Head of Middle Years

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A Message from the Head of Junior Years

5 February 2016

Every Junior Years classroom seems to have come alive as the girls and Kindy boys become engaged in their class programs. It is great to see such excitement and activity! We are very pleased with how the new students have settled into their classes.

Excitement too, from both staff and girls in the Middle and Senior Years, as they move into their new, state-of-the-art Science facility for the first time. It is well worth taking the opportunity to walk down the verandah if you haven’t yet seen this first-hand.

Easter is very early this year, and our Lenten preparations commence next week with Shrove Tuesday, including pancake races in the Junior Years and stalls in the Middle and Senior Years.  We will hold our special Ash Wednesday service at 8.00am in the Chapel, to which you are all invited.


Mr Steve Warren,
Head of Junior Years

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A Message from the Head of School

29 January 2016

A warm welcome to 2016, the Year of Courage. We have much to celebrate! The magnificent new Science Centre is ready for next week’s classes. The bend on the oval has been transformed. We welcome over 800 girls to Glennie and nearly 50 little boys and girls to the Kindergarten. We also welcome new staff: Head of Middle Years, Mrs Jo Matherson and Director of Operations Mr John Devine. On this year’s Middle and Senior Years’ Parent Focus Group there are currently three vacancies. Please gather your courage and let us know if you would like to be a member.

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A Message from the Head of School

27 November 2015

If one is feeling somewhat weary at the end of the Year of Action, that is hardly surprising! Nevertheless, it has been a wonderful year, with many actions making a difference to the girls’ progress in knowledge and sense of their place in the world. This community has provided an accepting place to be oneself and expand one’s horizons. I thank the Year 12 girls, in particular, for their outstanding leadership of the student body and I thank all the staff for their unstinting efforts in support of each girl’s quest to become All She Can Be. Happy Christmas everyone!

Mrs Wendy Ashley-Cooper
Head of School

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A Message from the Deputy Head of School

20 November 2015

This week has been a week of farewells culminating in the balloon release today by our 2015 Seniors. It would be fair to say that it has been a long and tiring week but most importantly, this week is one of the displays of what is the essence of Glennie’s DNA – its focus on community. Parents, siblings, grandparents, extended family members and friends, have all participated in the events of the week. The whole school has joined in the celebrations and our dedicated Old Girls’ community has also welcomed them into their ranks. At last night’s Formal, they were no longer the school girls of last week, but transformed into capable and confident young women, keen to experience life beyond Glennie. We wish them all the best and extend our congratulations to their parents for a job well done. We hope you can enjoy a well-deserved rest!

Mrs Donna Evans
Deputy Head of School
Head of Middle Years

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Darling Downs Success

20 November 2015

Year 7 girl, Josie Larsen competed for the Darling Downs under 12 track & field athletics team at the Queensland School Sport State Championships in Townsville. Josie came second in her 100m race and third in the 200m finals. She has been selected into the Queensland team which will compete in the School Sport Australia 10 to 12 years Track & Field Championship in Canberra in December. Gidget McErlean also competed in the team with Josie.

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A Message from the Head of Senior Years

13 November 2015

On Tuesday evening, at the Parents and Friends’ AGM, a number of Year 12 parent volunteers were acknowledged for their long-standing and enthusiastic support of P & F events and projects. Over the course of thirteen years or so, these Year 12 parents have been a cheerful and energetic group of volunteers! Without doubt their efforts would not have been as significant but for the focus of each of the P & F subcommittees and, particularly, the extraordinary leadership of Mrs Robyn Ayles. Thank you, Robyn, for embodying the spirit of Glennie through your 18 years of volunteering. Your passion and achievements will leave an indelible mark on the school.

Ms Tonia Gloudemans
Head of Senior Years

Click here for some photos from the evening

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A Message from the Head of School

6 November 2015

This week we have announced the results of the Year 11 girls’ election of office-bearers in their service committees for 2016. We have emphasised that the real work of student leadership is done by entire committees: not just by their leaders. It will be the task of the leaders to ensure that all committee members are included. This year’s Seniors are leaving a strong legacy of teamwork, initiative, generosity and enthusiasm, all enlivened by plenty of school spirit. Their captains and mentors were acknowledged today for their leadership in the Year of Action. We are very proud of them all!

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Ruby's Story is a Winner!

6 November 2015

Year 5 girl Ruby Heffernan certainly impressed the judges when she won the Bloomsbury Publishing Fuzzy Mud Short Story competition ahead of the launch of author Louis Sachar’s new book.

Using the title A little mud never hurt anyone, did it? Ruby crafted a terrific short story. She has not only won $200 worth of Bloomsbury books for herself; she has won a further $200 worth of books for the Junior Years library.

Ruby can look forward to a very special delivery in time for some Christmas reading.

Congratulations, Ruby!

A copy of Ruby's story is below.

 

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Volleyball Finals

6 November 2015

On Tuesday this week, semi-finals took place for five of our volleyball teams.

Glennie Senior 1, Glennie Senior 2, Glennie Senior 3, Glennie Junior 1 and Glennie Purple all played semi-final games and performed very well. Glennie Junior 1 has progressed to the gold medal final next week with all the other four teams playing for bronze.

Come along next Tuesday to Harristown SHS gym and support the girls from 4:40pm.

Go, Glennie!

 

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Headlights

30 October 2015

This week, Year 12 students jubilantly received their end of year arrangements sheet, outlining all the special events and activities held during the week of their graduation. The sheet is a timely reminder that, for both parents and staff, the time between now and then is just bursting with study, marking, cross marking, results checking, report writing, excursions, functions, costume making, letter and speech writing, textbook returns, locker clean-outs and multiple rehearsals for everything. This frenzy of activity, quite literally, is the vortex of Term 4. So, like you would do with any extreme weather event, please don’t forget to look after and support each other. Remember, we all handle stress differently and a little bit of kindness and compassion will go a long way towards navigating the maelstrom.

Ms Tonia Gloudemans
Head of Senior Years

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Thank you Telstra!

30 October 2015

Mrs Lynne Henare and the Pitstop family are very excited to have been successful in receiving the Telstra Kids Fund Grant to the value of $1,200. The grant has enabled them to purchase the pictured Springfree Trampoline. The trampoline has been a popular addition to the Pitstop play area and children use it at every possible opportunity.  A heartfelt thank you to Telstra for making this purchase possible.

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Year 3 Concert

30 October 2015

This week the Year 3 , 4 and 5 students held concerts as part of their Strings and Instrumental programs. The girls have worked hard all year and put on a fantastic show! It was a great chance for the excited Year 2 girls to see and hear all the string instruments offered as part of the Year 3 String Program and for the Year 3 girls to see the variety of instruments offered in the Year 4 and 5 Instrumental Program.

Click here to view the photo gallery.

 

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Congratulations Arts Awards recipients

30 October 2015

Mrs Gilbert had pleasure in presenting the following Performing Arts girls with awards at Assembly this week:

  • Isabel Bracey, Year 10 – Vocal Music Performance
  • Ellie McInerney, Year 11 – Full Colours Dance
  • Trisha Chand, Year 11 – Music Theory High Distinction

Girls in Years 10 to 12 received their Three Year certificates at assembly for their commitment to extra-curricular arts groups (either choir, bands, musical, drama, debating or dance) for the past three years.  Congratulations, girls!

  • Alicia Beccaria, Year 10 - Big Band
  • Philippa Beeson, Year 10 – Choir
  • Isabel Bracey, Year 10 – Choir and Choral Group
  • Lucinda Brodie Year 10 – Chamber Strings, Concert Band, Debating, Orchestra, String Ensemble and Woodwind Ensemble
  • Zoe Burge, Year 10 – Drama
  • Elizabeth Chicalas, Year 10 – String Ensemble
  • Ellie de Jong, Year 10 – Debating
  • Paisley Green, Year 10 – Choir
  • Emily Hall, Year 10 – Musical
  • Lorraine Han, Year 10 – Choir and Choral Group
  • Allyson Human, Year 10 – Choir and Drama
  • Lucinda Jensen, Year 10 – Choir
  • Georgia Lance, Year 10 – Choir
  • Noa Levi, Year 10 – Big Band and Musical
  • Sara McLean, Year 10 – Big Band, Concert Band and String Ensemble
  • Isabelle Miller, Year 10 – Concert Band
  • Eilish Morgan, Year 10 – Choir
  • Phoebe Parker, Year 10 – Drama
  • Louise Petersen, Year 10 – Choir, Choral Group and Concert Band
  • Madeline Sands, Year 10 – Concert Band
  • Lauren Tennent, Year 10 – Big Band
  • Beining Zhang, Year 10 – Choir and Debating
  • Sommer-Jade Brameld, Year 11 – Musical
  • Liezel Reed, Year 11 – Drama
  • Alice Rowling, Year 11, Choir
  • Nicola Sainsbury, Year 11 - Choir
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Andrews Cup Softball

30 October 2015

The Junior Years Softball Teams had a successful day at the Andrews Cup event on Monday.  The teams played in pool matches and final play-offs.  All matches were extremely close and a great standard of softball was played throughout the day. Overall results included:

  • A Grade - 7th
  • B Grade - 4th
  • C Grade - 7th

Thank you for the coaches and staff who assisted the teams throughout the day.

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A special offer for Glennie families

30 October 2015

Springfree Trampolines have extended a special offer to Glennie families looking to purchase a trampoline. Choose from the selection online and contact Lynne at the Glennie Pitstop 07 4688 8787 to place your order.  

If you order within the next six months, you’ll will receive a free gift to the value of $99. Springfree Trampolines will also make a donation to the Pitstop towards the purchase of more play equipment.

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A Message from the Head of Middle Years

23 October 2015

Monday was Personal Development Day where students in the secondary years were able to be involved in a broad range of opportunities. In Years 7 to 10, the program on the day was part of the broader Wellbeing program at The School. Brett Lee, a nationally acknowledged expert in Cybersafety, kept Year 7 and Year 10 girls enthralled and amazed as to how easy it is, even with the tightest of security settings, for personal details to travel across the internet! Years 8 and 10 learnt a lot about being strong and independent young people, comfortable in their own skin and capable of resisting the negative influences in the world around them. These kinds of programs play a critical role in the education of your daughters. We hope they gained much from the day.

Mrs Donna Evans
Head of Middle Years
Deputy Head of School

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Junior Years All Schools Touch Football Competition

23 October 2015

Junior Years took two teams to the regional All Schools Touch Football competition on Sunday, 18 October. Glennie 1 won the girls division, remaining undefeated all day. The second team, which is a development team made up of Year 4 and 5 girls, won two of their games and achieved second place in the other two games.

Both teams now progress to the state event in November.

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Introduction Day for Girls in Years P to 6 in 2016

23 October 2015

The Introduction Day for girls in Years P to 6 in 2016 will take place on Tuesday 27 October from 8:45am. All new girls will be in attendance that day. Current girls in Kindy who are continuing on to Prep and all new Prep students in 2016 will visit Prep and meet their teachers until 11:30am.

New girls entering Year 1 to 6 will spend the day in their year level classrooms, meeting their teachers and getting to make new friends. This gives them the opportunity to become familiar with the Glennie routine.

Current parents are not required to be present. Current students in Years P to 6 will remain in their classes and will assist with the new girls throughout the day.

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A Message from the Head of Junior Years

16 October 2015

Our Annual Fundraiser, hosted by the Year 6 parents, is being held next Saturday evening, 24 October from 4.30pm, at the Junior Years. This year’s event has a Country Hoe Down theme so it’s a very easy costume! All funds raised will go towards our new stage area in the Glennie Courtyard.  

These fundraiser events are always very popular and all families from Kindergarten to Year 12 are invited to join us for this evening of entertainment and fun. We hope to see you there.

Mr Steve Warren
Head of Junior Years

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