Australian Dance Theatre Workshop

25 August 2017

This week, 30 girls from the Middle School participated in a workshop hosted by Australian Dance Theatre, one of the country’s leading contemporary dance companies. They are currently touring nationally with their work ‘Be Yourself Redux’ and are performing at the Empire Theatre. Company dancer, Harrison, led the workshop where the girls explored a different style of contemporary dance through warm up, technique exercises and travelling phrases before learning some repertoire from the show. As Dance continues to grow in the School it is exciting to have opportunities like this where our students can be exposed to different artists, works and ways of being creative and making meaning. All the girls thoroughly enjoyed this experience and are excited to see the show on stage later this evening.  

Contributed by Miss Lauren Budden

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18 August 2017

Last Sunday, the Glennie Big Band, Jazz Ensemble, and special guests, the Toowoomba Grammar R n B Band performed at the annual Jazzfest, held in the Junior Years Courtyard.

The afternoon was full of beautiful weather, great company and wonderful music. Special thanks to PASA for all of their hard work in creating the event, and to the bands for their high-quality music.

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Contributed by Mrs Sharon Gilbert


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Choral Concert

18 August 2017

Join us on Saturday night for one of the highlights in the Glennie calendar - the annual Performing Arts Choral Concert! In the beautiful setting of St Luke's, all the School's choirs will perform their favourites from the year. Choirs include: G Minors, G Majors, G Major Arpeggios, Middle Years Choir, Glennie Singers, Senior Years Choir, Choral Group and a special combined item with all choirs to finish the night. Tickets are available at the door. Concert starts at 6:30pm.

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Eisteddfod Wraps Up!

11 August 2017

Today marks the end of another very successful Eisteddfod for Glennie girls in both individual and group sessions.  This week we focus on our Speech and Drama girls who have gained a place in many of their sections. Congratulations to all the girls, staff and parents for their involvement in this year's Eisteddfod performances. For some girls, this was their first performance. They overcame their nerves to perform with confidence and success.

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Contributed by Mrs Sharon Gilbert

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Choral Concert

11 August 2017

Buy your ticket today for this year’s Choral Concert which will be held at St Luke's Church on Saturday 19 August from 6.30pm.  

Tickets are now on sale at

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Instrumental Eisteddfod results

4 August 2017

Congratulations to all girls who have been involved in this year’s Instrumental Eisteddfod. It has been great to see so many girls involved in multiple sections and ensembles. Results available to date are as follows.

Primary String Trio/Quartet

  • JY String Quartet - 1st 
  • Yr 5 Quartet - Highly Commended 

Primary Woodwind Ensemble

  • Yr 5 Woodwind - 2nd

Primary School Orchestra

  • JY Orchestra - 2nd 

Primary String B Grade Ensemble

  • Yr 3 Strings - Highly Commended 

Primary String A Grade Ensemble

  • JY String Ensemble - 3rd

Primary Small String Ensemble

  • JY Chamber Strings - 3rd 

Primary B Grade Concert Band

  • JY Concert Band - The Mayor’s Encouragement Trophy 

Primary Brass Ensemble

  • Year 5 Brass

Primary School Percussion Ensemble

  • Year 5 Percussion

All-Age Graded String Solo - Preliminary

  • Kate Leis - Highly Commended 

Year 6 and under String Duet

  • Amy Leis & Kate Leis - 2nd
  • Amelia Tranter & Rheanca Lincoln - Highly Commended 

Year 6 and under Popular/Jazz/traditional String Solo

  • Rheanca Lincoln - 2nd 

Year 5 and under Saxophone Solo

  • Isabella Poole - 2nd 

Year 5 and under Popular/Jazz/Movie Woodwind Solo

  • Isabella Poole - Highly Commended 

Year 4 or under Cello or Double Bass Solo  

  • Kate Leis - 3rd 

Grace de la Croix - Highly Commended

  • Year 4 or under Violin or Viola Solo
  • Amy Leis - 3rd 

Year 6 Flute Solo

  • Kristen Davies - 2nd
  • Haylee Silver - 3rd 
  • Bridget McSweeney - Highly Commended 

Year 6 Popular/Jazz/Movie Woodwind Solo

  • Gabrielle Waterfall - 3rd 

Primary any other Woodwind Duet

  • Bridget McSweeney & Gabrielle Waterfall - 1st 

Year 6 Popular/Jazz/Movie Other Brass Solo

  • Meggy Whiteside - Highly Commended

Year 5 and under Trumpet or Cornet Solo

  • Xanthe Schubert - 3rd 

Year 5 and under Popular/Jazz/Movie Trumpet or Cornet Solo

  • Xanthe Schubert - 3rd
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Choral Concert

4 August 2017

The Glennie Performing Arts Choral Concert will be held at St Luke's on Saturday 19 August from 6:30. Tickets are on sale now at

Come along and see Glennie's Choral ensembles from P to 12 perform.

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United Toowoomba

28 July 2017

This week our Middle Years Choir joined 16 other schools taking part in a project with Josh Arnold at the Empire Theatre. All schools learned four songs which were then recorded and filmed as part of a United Toowoomba Choir. Participants included primary, secondary and TAFE students, from state and independent schools. The project continues with other performances of this combined choir at the Languages and Cultural Festival and the ‘Walk Together’ morning later in October.  

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Eisteddfod starts

28 July 2017

The second part of the Toowoomba Eisteddfod started this week with sections in Strings, Woodwind and Brass over the next few days. We wish all our performers well. A list of results will be published in a future edition of eNews+.

Pictured is the Primary Woodwind Ensemble

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State Honours Ensemble Program - Brisbane

21 July 2017

Congratulations to Emily Baartz, Isabel Bracey, Lucy Brodie, Peppa Carter, Celine Dixon, Gabby Kleidon and Grace Twidale who have been selected for the SHEP Program in Brisbane during the September holidays. Georgina Dummett, Sarah Lamshed, Lauren Lester, Jess Page, Emily Rattray and Kristen Teo received a reserve place.

This auspicious program includes the finest school-aged musicians from all over the State who work with renowned conductors in their ensembles for four days. The program culminates in a gala performance at South Bank. We congratulate these girls on their selection for this program.

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Empire Theatre Bursaries

21 July 2017

Applications are open for students who wish to apply for an Empire Theatre Youth Bursary. Successful applicants have the opportunity to attend courses across the country to develop their performing arts skills.

Application forms and information packs available from the Empire Theatre website 

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Glennie inspired at Aspire Music Festival

14 July 2017

Early on Sunday 9 July, 52 students from Glennie’s Middle and Senior Years Choirs combined to create The Glennie Chamber Choir, and boarded a bus to attend the ASPIRE Festival of Music in Brisbane.

The girls presented their adjudicated performance where they came equal second to Westlakes Choir from Auckland. The girls then attended a workshop with Brett Wehmark from Sydney, where he inspired the girls to new heights. After a public concert, the girls prepared for their performance at the Gala Concert in the evening where the Glennie Chamber Choir closed out the evening with a brilliant performance of Spirit of Australia that was written for Glennie by the composer Donna Dyson and Damien Leith.

Well done to all of the girls and to Miss Kann and Mrs Evans for their exceptional work as conductor and accompanist.

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The Glennie Jazz Fest is back!

15 June 2017

If you have enjoyed attending the Glennie Jazz Fest in the past, rest assured you will get another opportunity, this time in Term 3!. This year we are going to coincide with the festivities on the GOGA Weekend. On Sunday August 13, The Glennie Jazz Fest will once again bring great music to audiences and we look forward to meeting up with Old Girls who may have played in our ensembles! Times are yet to be confirmed, but please put us in your diary.  

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Work Experience at the PAC

15 June 2017

During this week, I have been doing work experience at Glennie's own Performing Arts Centre to see what the life in the music education industry is like. I began on Monday, after a session of Youth Orchestra, where I jumped straight into the experience with some filing of sheet music. On Tuesday I went over to the Junior Years to work with the younger children and that was extremely fun and I had the most splendid time there. In the afternoons on Tuesday and Wednesday, I assisted in the Year 3 string ensemble with Mrs Bravery. On Thursday afternoon, I assisted with the small concert that was on at that time and it was also very enjoyable.I also helped with lots of administration work.  This was fun and helped to expand my organisational skills.

Chloë Musch, Year 10

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Musical movie night

15 June 2017

On Tuesday night, it was time to “get’cha head in the game” as the songs and sounds of Glennie’s High School Musical once again came to life. We’re all in this together as many of the cast and crew brought doonas and pillows to watch the video of the musical. Much laughter was had as the students got to watch their efforts “from the front” so to speak. It was entertaining watching them see what they looked like on stage and understand many of the gags that the audience got to laugh at. After much singing and laughing we decided we were breaking free before we do it all again in two years time!

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Glennie Girls play for Donor Recognition Ceremony

15 June 2017

Well done to Pippy Donaldson, Lauren Baryla and Kate Bellars, who performed at the Toowoomba Donor Recognition Ceremony on Tuesday night. This ceremony recognises those community members who donate to the Red Cross Blood Bank. One recipient was awarded for providing over 500 donations. Glennie was invited to perform in the lead up to the event, as we are in the top 10 donor organisations in Toowoomba. The girls performed admirably establishing a lovely atmosphere for the award winners as they arrived.

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15 June 2017

All the best to the students who will attend the ASPIRE Music Festival on Sunday 9 July in Brisbane. A group of 65 students from Glennie’s Middle and Senior Years Choirs will combine to create The Glennie Chamber Choir, and will attend workshops with industry professionals and perform in an adjudicated concert and a public concert. If you are in Brisbane at Southbank, our public concert will be held on the steps of the Conservatorium of Music at 12.30pm. The girls will perform Spirit of Australia by Donna Dyson as well as other items of repertoire.

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String Quartet finds Diamonds

15 June 2017

Well done to the girls in String Quartet for their performance at the Ladies Diamond Luncheon that was held at Gip’s Restaurant last Friday. Lucy Brodie, Sophie Little, Rebekah Smith and Hannah Smith, entertained 130 guests who attended the luncheon with the aim of raising funds to support the Triple M Give Me 5 for Kids appeal. All funds raised will be directed towards the purchase of four advanced monitors for the children’s ward at the Toowoomba Hospital. The girls played very well and can be seen here performing under the trees at Gip’s.

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Glennie Girls to appear in Opera Australia’s The Marriage of Figaro!

9 June 2017

Congratulations go to Harper Lanigan in Year 8 and Keeleigh Cauley-Gleeson in Year 7 as they have gained a place in the Opera Australia Toowoomba Children’s Chorus for the upcoming performance of The Marriage of Figaro. The performance will be held at The Empire Theatre on Tuesday 18  July at 7.30 pm. Harper and Keeleigh successfully auditioned for their place in the children’s chorus and will take to the stage with the professional opera singers from Opera Australia. This will undoubtedly be a very exciting opportunity for them both.

The Marriage of Figaro is a comic opera by Mozart. On the Opera Australia website, it has been referred to as “the Downton Abbey of opera, but a whole lot more fun!”

Glennie has been offered $8 tickets for the performance for anyone who would like to attend. This offer is open to students, staff, parents, family members, even your neighbours! To gain your $8 ticket, please click here and complete the form before close of business on Thursday 15 June 2017 so that you appear on the Glennie booking. Please note that these tickets will be subject to availability, so we will attempt to get in early so as not to miss out!

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R & B Extravaganza

9 June 2017

Glennie girls Sara Mclean (saxophone) and Philippa Beeson (vocals) performed as part of the Toowoomba Grammar R&B Band at an Extravaganza at the Empire Theatre Church on 26 May.

Congratulations girls. From all accounts, it was a fantastic concert.

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Voices of the Trenches

2 June 2017

Well done to the Junior Girls in the G Major Choir and to the Middle and Senior students in Xpression; the choir comprised of students from Glennie and Toowoomba Grammar School. On Sunday they performed at the Voices of the Trenches concert that was held at the Empire Theatre.

The concert was organised by The Voices of Birralee, a Brisbane based choir that recently sang at the ANZAC services in France. This event recognised the sacrifice soldiers made in World War I. The Glennie girls also performed as part of two mass choir items with approximately 300 other students from around the Darling Downs.

Well done to the staff involved; Mrs Wendy Evans, Mr Jacob Finlay, Mrs Vicki Bravery, Mrs Elizabeth Gordon and Mr Neil Roche-Kelly from Grammar. The concert was a wonderful success and I am sure everyone involved was touched by the significance of the concert and the quality of the performances.   

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SHEP Darling Downs

25 May 2017

Last weekend, over 100 music students from across the Darling Downs Region converged upon Glennie to work with staff from The Queensland Conservatorium of Music. The State Honours Ensemble Programme, or SHEP, as it is known, is designed to offer students the opportunity to make music with other like-minded teenagers whilst gaining the experience of learning from industry professionals.

It was a very successful weekend filled with rehearsals and the opportunity to make new friends with students from across the region. The final concert featured the Choir, String Ensemble and Concert Band and was of a very high standard. Special thanks to Mr Finlay and to Mrs Hawthorne for their efforts. Well done to all of the students involved.

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25 May 2017

On Sunday 9 July, members of the Glennie Senior and Middle Years Choirs will have the opportunity to attend Aspire, a brand new music festival based in Brisbane that offers opportunities for music students around Australia and internationally to come together and share their musical abilities and meet like minded people.

Students will attend workshops with industry professionals and perform in concert and public formats. This year Glennie will form a choir to perform Spirit of Australia by Donna Dyson as well as other items of repertoire.

If your daughter is in Choir and you would like her to attend, the cost is $80.00 and can be charged to your School account. You will have received an email that contains the information to complete the attendance form.

This is an exciting opportunity and we are looking forward to adding ASPIRE to our list of festivals that we attend in the future.

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Junior Art Expo Winners

25 May 2017

The final results are in from the Junior Art Expo. Congratulations to all girls how had work chosen and in particular to the major award winners. 

  • Artshop Fine Custom Picture Framing Award for Best Picture (any medium): Harriett Killen
  • Australian Decorative and Fine Arts Society award for Runner-up to the Culliford Prize for Open Drawing: Harriett Killen
  • Murray’s Art and Framing Award for Open Painting and Multimedia: Jasmyn Bloodworth
  • Dornbusch Partners School Encouragement Award: The Glennie School
  • Murray’s Art and Framing Junior Encouragement Award: Gisele Hede

Girls to have work selected were:


  • Gisele Hede  (2)
  • Mabel Hede

Years 1 and 2

  • Palakh Garg
  • Zoe Wardle
  • Miranda Boxall-Thomas
  • Ella Donovan
  • Olivia Kemp
  • Amelia DeClark
  • Darcy Vaschina
  • Elle Middleton
  • Meg Roper

Years 3 and 4

  • Charlotte Baker
  • Grace De La Croix
  • Aalia Magzub-Colvin
  • Samantha Azar
  • Pip Lilford
  • Kate Roper
  • Holly Finn
  • Alliah Oats
  • Chloe Archinal
  • Freya Statham
  • Jazelle Carter

Years 5 and 6

  • Mia Van der Merwe
  • Emma Anderson
  • Kate Healy
  • Mashal Imam
  • Jayde Pearson
  • Charlotte Townsing
  • Harriet Dummett

Years 7 and 8

  • Charlotte Hall (2)

Open Drawing

  • Harriett Killen
  • Amber Lane

Open Painting and Multimedia

  • Jasmyn Bloodworth
  • Pippy Donaldson
  • Harriett Killen
  • Alexandra Rhodes

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Toowoomba Royal Show Art Awards

25 May 2017

The Toowoomba Royal Show provided an opportunity for our art students to demonstrate their outstanding abilities. The Middle and Senior Years girls’ achievements were recognised in Assembly this week.  Well done to Brittany Nicholson for achieving first prize in her section. A special mention goes to Georgia Marsh for not only achieving first prize but also Champion for her Black and White Freehand Drawing.

  • Georgia Marsh, First Prize, Champion: Black and White Freehand drawing 
  • Brittney Nicholson, First Prize: Year 9 Freehand drawing
  • Brittney Nicholson, Second Prize: Year 9 Drawing 
  • Lauren Hopgood, Third Prize: Year 9 Drawing 
  • Angela Sharp, Third Prize: Year 11 Freehand
  • Josie Fawckner, Fourth Prize: Year 11 Freehand
  • Paige Caldwell, Highly Commended: Year 11 Freehand Drawing

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