This Week in Boarding

13 September 2017

The last Friday of term saw a group of boarder mothers and boarding staff meet in Mrs Cohen's garden for a lovely lunch. On a sunny day, it was good to be outside and have some time to socialise with one another, in addition to catching up with old friends. Hopefully, this luncheon will be an annual event, and a new tradition to look forward to.

Monday night of this last week of term was an evening of boarding frivolity with Lucy Geddes, Bella Joseland and our energetic Boarding Committee organising a display of Boarding talent.

Amelia Arthur effectively played the superficial, over the top and self-absorbed MC and three other senior boarders the slightly "catty" and superficial judges. Simon Cowell became Simone Cow. The judges were predictably limited, boring and critical in their responses to the acts. There was considerable talent on show and many surprises in terms of the variety.

Boarders, accompanied by Glennie staff, travelled to Toowoomba Grammar School to watch the Grammar/Downlands Rugby match between TGS and Downlands and boarders were accompanied by staff to the main match.

Term 3 is usually plagued by colds and flu. We have managed well in spite of some illness and we continue to encourage members of our boarding community to have annual influenza immunisations.

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Mrs Val Lovell
Head of Boarding

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This Week in Boarding

8 September 2017

I recently discovered that a former boarder of mine is now a member of the MLA in Canberra. She was a bright, funny, capable young woman who at the age of thirty has recently made the leap to politics. There can be a misconception that boarding is detrimental to future professional and personal development, but in reality, the opposite is true. This girl was Dux of her school, in addition to being a delightful person with a strong social conscience.

Boarders become independent at quite a young age; they usually develop great confidence plus many boarding schools offer academic support. Having been a Head of Boarding for many years I have watched with interest the paths boarders in our care have taken. I became fairly fearless at a young age because I was also a practising artist organising exhibitions for myself and I needed to become confident, organised and self-sufficient. Being self-sufficient was essential because nobody other than me was prepared to fund my ventures! This was the profession I had chosen and nothing was going to get in the way; gender was a non-issue and this resilience is something I hope to encourage in others.

Boarders I have known have gone on to do the following. Some have worked in the rural industry and many have combined careers with parenthood. There are nurses, midwives, journalists, teachers, chefs and a variety of hospitality workers, travel consultants, cultural workers, dentists,  personal trainers, managers, administrators and paramedics. Others I am aware of include an associate professor, an actuary, lawyers, doctors, scientists, an apiarist, vets, retail workers, pilots including an airline pilot and at least one politician that I now know of.

I believe that boarding increases confidence, invincibility and enhances life journeys; some former boarders have even become boarding supervisors. There are women who are highly successful people without being academics, and some have discovered their calling a bit later on. The mother of a boarder who arrived at Glennie as a disengaged and bored Year 9 girl some years ago recently wrote to let me know how well her daughter was doing, and how she had benefited from the whole Glennie experience. Both mother and daughter have stated that this was a great, if temporarily unpopular decision.

There was a wonderful girl at my last school who found academic studies challenging, but her parents had sent her to boarding school because they wanted something better for her than being in a very small town with limited opportunities. She worked in retail to support herself following Year 12; she was sensible with her money and funded her own dreams.  I maintained contact with this girl and her proud parents. A trucking license was her aim, and she found a good job in mining, driving heavy transport. I consider her a great success story as she, like the now politician, was confident and driven. They are empowered women with a strong sense of self-worth.

Mrs Val Lovell
Head of Boarding

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Boarding

1 September 2017

The boarders are rapidly heading into exam mode and this is a busy time of the year when girls can become unwell and tired. Although the Health Centre has been busy, it has not been any more so than previous years and remains manageable. Having an efficient  Health Centre contained within boarding is an enormous asset, and staff can closely monitor any unwell girls. Our Glennie  Doctor, Sian Ford, is also an invaluable member of our caring team and works to support our boarding families.

A hectic week was had by all with new boarder orientation taking place last Sunday and Monday, with some girls remaining in boarding until Tuesday. Caring for the new boarders and their entertainment on Sunday night has always been a task enjoyed by the Year 11 boarders as a part of their leadership.

Monday night saw one of our final fundraisers for the year with the Recycled dinner which was the result of considerable Boarding Committee organisation. Tuesday and Wednesday were days of QCS for our Year 12 boarders who poured back into Simmons on Wednesday afternoon looking relieved but somewhat exhausted.

Simmons House staff organised the annual pizza party for our Year 12 boarders; this is always a wind down night with pizza for dinner and a celebratory mud cake for dessert. While people think these older girls might let off steam, many had a rest after dinner to resurface at supper time for cake. Completing QCS is one of those significant rites of passage that we celebrate, as day girls would with family at home.

Our younger boarders had the opportunity to make hand painted crockery with Mrs Ash. The purpose of their efforts being lovely Fathers' Day gifts.

Mrs Val Lovell
Head of Boarding

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Boarder Mother Lunch

1 September 2017

Our Boarder Mothers' Luncheon is fast approaching and now is your last chance to purchase tickets.  

Please do join us for a relaxed garden luncheon and a glass of bubbles. This is not a fundraising event, just a lovely opportunity for our boarder mothers, grandmothers and older sisters to get together with boarding staff.

Tickets can be purchased online at trybooking.com/RAYZ until 10am on Monday 4 September.  

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This week in boarding

25 August 2017

The boarders, led by the Boarding Committee, are preparing for their recycled dinner next Monday evening. Decorations have been created from materials available in boarding, discards and recycled items. Many clever outfits are being planned. As a part of their leadership preparations, the Year 11 boarders are planning a day of games for boarders who will be starting in 2018 on Sunday afternoon as part of Introduction Days. All boarders look forward to this day when they can entertain and be good hosts. The Glennie boarders are warm and welcoming.

Thank you to our many day parents who host boarders in their homes. We greatly appreciate this and would like to take this opportunity for some reminders. If you wish to host more than three boarders overnight, you do need to apply for special permission. The person designated as the driver for boarder outings, and the  host of boarders needs to be the one who collects and returns the students. It places us in a very difficult position when someone other than the person specified by the parent returns girls. Any drivers and hosts apart from siblings must be over 21. Please be aware that boarders must never be placed in a vehicle with a learner driver. Thank you for continuing to befriend our boarders and they certainly enjoy your care and hospitality; you are a very important part of their lives.

Mrs Val Lovell
Head of Boarding

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Boarder Mothers' Lunch

25 August 2017

Have you purchased your tickets for the Boarder Mothers' Luncheon yet?  Each guest will go into the draw to win a $100 voucher for Forage Kitchen and Coffee Bar. A huge thanks to Mrs Val Lovell, Glennie's Head of Boarding for donating this wonderful prize.

The very talented Rebecca Grice from Bec's Catering Innovation will be doing the catering and the food is guaranteed to be fresh and delicious.

You can find out more about the event by searching for 'Boarder Mothers' Luncheon' on Facebook.

Tickets can be booked online at trybooking.com/RAYZ

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This Week in Boarding

18 August 2017

We are currently working on decorations for the upcoming Recycled Dinner; this is an old joke from me but the food is definitely not recycled! Wednesday evening was a working bee with the younger boarders on "flowers" for the tables and "vases" being attractive plastic protein drink bottles with hourglass waists. There will be a gold coin donation at the Recycled Dinner for Ribbon Day.

The Boarding Committee have completed their scarecrow for their newly established veggie patch. With Mrs Ash, Lucy Geddes and Bella Joseland as chief organisers, a group of boarders prepared raised garden beds. The Glennie Gardening staff kindly did a lot of the heavy lifting with the soil.

My husband sacrificed some of his gardening clothes so we now have a friendly, and slightly bizarre looking creature guarding the growing plants. Kerry Joseland kindly provided the photo of Bella (left) and Lucy (right) with their garden.

Seven boarders conducted tours of the School for  Glennie Old Girls last weekend. The boarders always enjoy this experience and did a great job. Tour guides were Mia Semple and Nicole Seis from Simmons House plus Jennifer Sheehan, Shakita Foster, Kiana Williams, Michaela Horn and Ruby Tighe from Brown House.

Mrs Val Lovell
Head of Boarding

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This Week in Boarding

11 August 2017

This week has been busy with evening sport and it is wonderful to see the boarders happily involved in a variety of offerings through Club G. It is an opportune time to inform members of the Glennie community of how involvement in sports works in boarding.

The boarders have the opportunity to order late or packed meals every day. Reasons for this can include sport, tutoring and work. Packed morning and afternoon tea plus lunches can be ordered any day for excursions. It is our obligation to provide all meals including special diets every day regardless of the girls’ commitments. On occasions, the Glennie Catering staff will have over thirty late dinners to prepare. This may be in addition to supplying early meals.They are always helpful and make sure that the girls are well fed.

Boarders are transported to and from sporting venues and supervision is provided.

Our Boarders are a wonderful asset when promoting Glennie. Year 12 boarders volunteered to assist at last week's Golf Day. Four Boarders will take School tours on Saturday for the GOGA weekend.

We enjoyed an Etiquette dinner run by the Year 12 Boarding Committee on Thursday night. The art of orderly soup consumption was an important part of the evening.

Mrs Val Lovell
Head of Boarding

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Boarding Mothers’ Lunch

11 August 2017

All mothers, grandmothers and sisters of current boarders are invited to the Boarder Mothers' Luncheon on Friday 8 September.  

Being held in Mrs Cohen's garden, the luncheon is the perfect opportunity for the boarding community to get together in an informal setting. Tickets are $40 and will include a glass of champagne on arrival and a relaxed luncheon.  Tickets are available online via trybooking.com

If you would like any information, please contact Mrs Cindy Coggan (boarder mum) on 0427 177 049 or Tammy Wilson (Glennie School Foundation Officer) on 07 4688 8862.

This luncheon is not a fundraiser, just a nice chance for boarding mothers and school staff to get together

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This week in boarding

4 August 2017

The term is already four weeks long and well underway with very busy boarders and staff. The junior boarders are making decorations for our forthcoming Recycled theme dinner. They are also looking forward to an etiquette dinner where we have a reminder session about basic good manners, plus how to consume soup without looking silly. Soup and a bread roll are always on the menu on etiquette dinner night.

All Glennie boarders are provided with a boarding produced etiquette booklet. We always enjoy taking the boarders out, and having many positive comments from the public is encouraging. It is important to know what to do in a dining setting and as I have explained to our boarders, one job interview I had included a dinner. While this was pleasant and friendly, the invitation to a meal was also an observation of my manners and ability to hold a conversation.

The Year 12 boarders enjoyed their visit to Fairholme last Monday for dinner. It is always lovely to see the warm and friendly interaction between the senior girls and the boarding staff from the two schools. The Brown House boarders enjoyed putt-putt last weekend and a trip to Cobb & Co museum is planned for Sunday.

Mrs Val Lovell
Head of Boarding

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This week in boarding

28 July 2017

The boarders had their annual Alphabet Dinner this week where each family table dressed up as a character with a letter provided for each particular table. As usual, there were some very inventive costumes. There is a serious side to the dinner as we took a collection for Ribbon Day in aid of cancer research.

The younger boarders enjoyed mini putt-putt, ten pin bowling and an in-house movie night. As the Year 7 boarders missed out on the recent Fairholme social, Mrs Reynoldson will take them and the Year 8 girls to a junior social at Downlands on Friday evening.

We held the monthly Birthday Tuesday for July this week. Boarding Captain Lucy Geddes and Vice Captain Bella Joseland dressed as a pair of rappers complete with backwards caps and sunglasses. They performed an original rap song and dance for the July birthday girls. It was very funny and quite special.

Senior Resident of Brown House Mrs Gill Reynoldson will attend the Federal ICPA conference in Alice Springs next week. She is looking forward to connecting with any Glennie boarder parents who may be attending.

Mrs Val Lovell
Head of Boarding

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This week in boarding

21 July 2017

The Boarding Committee and I held our regular weekly meeting on Wednesday and on the agenda was the topic of theme dinners for the term. The Alphabet dinner will be the first at the end of July. In addition to this, there will be the Recycled dinner in August. Both will involve more than just a meal. These sorts of occasions lend themselves to other activities such as the making of decorations and costumes. In addition to the creative aspects, there is the opportunity to raise money for cancer research.

Please be aware that the recycled dinner involves recycled clothing and decorations, not food! The Year 12 boarders look forward to attending a dinner with the Fairholme Year 12 boarders on 31 July and we will also hold an Etiquette dinner this term.

We have four new GAP students joining us this term. Three young German women arrived on Thursday morning and a GAP student from Ecuador will also become a part of our boarding community. GAP students reside in self- contained motel-style rooms within boarding. They contribute considerably to the community. They undertake boarding duties with supervision from Senior Boarding staff and, as well as managing general boarding life, they are encouraged to get to know the boarders and staff.

Mrs Val Lovell
Head of Boarding

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This week in boarding

14 July 2017

The boarders returned with great cheer and enthusiasm on Monday afternoon and we held the Boarder Parent Forum in the Dining Room at 5.00pm with some parents staying for dinner. Everyone appears to be in good spirits and refreshed after a break.

We welcome Miss Jessica Carroll as a resident staff member to Dowson House with three GAP students joining us late next week. There was a lively State of Origin dinner on Wednesday night.  On Thursday night we held a celebration of indigenous heritage organised by Mrs Janet Reed and the Indigenous boarders and day girls.

There will be craft with Mrs Ash on Saturday afternoon and the Fairholme Boarders' bash on Saturday evening. As well as providing some relaxation on Sunday, Brown House has a morning outing arranged. Boarding tutoring and chess commence next week.

Mrs Val Lovel
Head of Boarding

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Welcome to Hogwarts

9 June 2017

The famous fictitious character Harry Potter shed a new light, or in fact, a fantastic glow on the entire concept of boarding school. Those of us who work in boarding sincerely thank JK Rowling for her efforts in this regard because Harry reinvented boarding school and made it far more attractive to young people.

Boarding can be great fun. Fortunately, Glennie is less risky an environment than Hogwarts and brooms are not a part of the uniform. I doubt that Hogwarts as a safe environment for children would come close to passing any contemporary risk assessment test!

Thursday evening was devoted to a Harry Potter theme dinner. I guess many boarding schools have attempted these, all with a different take on the fantastical lad and his intrepid friends.

Dinners like this provide the opportunity to be creative. Our frog races were actually hopping origami frogs, and stretch the snake involved jelly snakes. There was a collection to support cancer research and a quiz made up by Harry Potter devotee, Miss Chris Putland.

Mrs Gayle Ash and the Year 12 boarders led by Lucy Geddes ad Bella Joseland spent many hours involved in the making of props and special treats to create an entertaining and unusual evening. The Junior boarders were also helpful and creative.

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Mrs Val Lovell
Head of Boarding

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This Week in Boarding

2 June 2017

The boarders have had a busy week with exams but there has been some frivolity as a balance. We ensure that there is reward for study. I recently asked a Year 7 boarder how she enjoyed boarding and she was pointing out the many positives to me. She explained that some of her favourite things were the great theme dinners which are a credit to the Boarding Committee and the Captain and Vice Captain Lucy Geddes and Bella Joseland.

We held Birthday Tuesday for May this week with a glorious chocolate cake and birthday cards. There was the traditional pie and chips meal for State of Origin night on Wednesday. There is always friendly rivalry between our NSW and Queensland boarders and the dining room was a sea of maroon with a few patches of blue. In order to remain neutral, I wore both colours!

Our Year 6 and 7 boarders will enjoy an evening with their Fairholme counterparts tonight. It will be a South of the Border night with a Mexican meal followed by line dancing. The dining room will be a festive environment and I am sure that the dancing that follows will wear off the calories.

The boarders are planning outfits to wear to the Harry Potter evening next Thursday. Refectory style dining will be the go with a beautiful and imperious owl, jelly beans in jars, and non-flying broomsticks. There are prizes and other lovely surprises to look forward to.

Mrs Val Lovell
Head of Boarding

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This Week in Boarding

19 May 2017

This week is a celebration of National Boarding week and the Glennie boarders raised $184 for the Australian Boarding Schools' Association (ABSA) fundraiser Beanies for Brain Cancer. There was considerable fun at the Hometown dinner last week. The girls also participated in a walk organised by boarder Captain Lucy Geddes and Vice-Captain Bella Joseland. ABSA does considerable work with boarding schools to provide support, encourage friendships between schools and supply professional training.

The Year 6 and 7 boarders joined in by creating small paintings on canvas about Glennie and home. The plan is to join the images together to create one large painting. The boarders were invited to write a small piece on why they loved boarding, and there were many heartwarming responses.  

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Mrs Val Lovell
Head of Boarding

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National Boarding Week

19 May 2017

Boarding Captains Lucy Geddes and Bella Joseland have done a fantastic job in assisting with National Boarding Week arrangements.

Click here to view the video produced for National Boarding Week as we interviewed some of our youngest boarders to ask them what they love about boarding.  Girls from other year levels kindly offered their views too. 

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This Week in Boarding

12 May 2017

Our Year 12 boarders enjoyed a lovely dinner with Fairholme Year 12 boarders on Monday night. This is a much anticipated annual event and is always a happy, chatty evening. The meal consisted of lasagne, various delicious salads, bread rolls and a fruit platter. The Boarding Committee decorated the dining Room and the Fairholme girls visited our Senior Boarders in Simmons House. Boarder Captain Lucy Geddes and Vice- Captain Bella Joseland ran the evening. There was a friendly quiz with mixed tables competing against one another.

On Friday 2  June our Year 6 and 7 boarders will entertain their Fairholme peers with a Mexican meal and line dancing.  These boarding groups from the two schools are a similar size and these evenings provide the opportunity to make new friends.

Brown House boarders tell me that they really enjoyed an outing to mini golf on the weekend and although a visit to the Jondaryan Woolshed has been postponed, we will look at this for later in the the term.

On Wednesday evening the Year 6 and 7 boarders made macrame keyrings. On Thursday evening all Boarders had fun at the hometown dinner. There were prizes and small treats on the tables. The girls gave a gold coin donation to raise money for Juvenile Brain Cancer research which is a project of the Australian Boarding Schools Association. It is National Boarder week next week.

Mrs Val Lovell
Head of Boarding

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Boarding

5 May 2017

The past weekend saw a number of boarders head off for a three-day break and, for the rest of us, a slightly quieter time in boarding. Mrs Ash made Mother's Day gifts with the younger girls on Saturday and Brown House headed to the PCYC markets on Sunday, and the movie, Beauty and the Beast on Monday.

The Catering Staff created a lovely grazing brunch on Monday which they always produce as a treat on public holidays. The later start provided an opportunity for many girls to relax and have some additional sleep. I was on Monday duty in Simmons House, and the remaining Year 12 boarders had a sleep in, some study time and a generally relaxing day. It is important for boarding to be home-like and allow young people to have the benefits and comforts of home.

For the coming weekend, there will be Friday chess, line dancing and some of the Brown House boarders are travelling to Jondaryan Woolshed on Sunday. Fairholme Year 12 girls will join our Year 12s for dinner and socialising on Monday.

Mrs Val Lovell
Head of Boarding

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This Week in Boarding

28 April 2017

The first Monday back saw excited and happy boarders. Although the girls miss their families, there is the obvious joy of catching up again with friends. The dinnertime of the night of return buzzes with excitement as boarders chat over the meal and discuss holiday exploits.The Boarding Staff also participated in a breakfast session on marketing with Mr John Devine.

Friday evening of the first week back was chess night and Bella Chicks in the Assembly Hall. Saturday night saw over 100 boarders and staff attend High School Musical at the Empire Theatre. Brown House enjoyed a sausage sizzle in Laurel Bank Park on Sunday.

Tuesday morning was the Anzac Day Dawn Service at the Mother's Memorial. This was the first time I have ordered a second bus for attendees, and 76 boarders volunteered to go. They were Joined by Principal Mrs Kim Cohen, Mrs Gill Reynoldson, Miss Cassie Ross, Miss Stacie Broom. Our three Gap Student, Misses Jody Hender, Theresa Meyer and Jenny Wang were also interested attendees.

Tutoring commences again in the boarding houses.

Mrs Val Lovell
Head of Boarding

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The Week in Boarding

24 March 2017

It has been an unusually quiet week in all houses with so many boarders at camps and the older girls who have remained are busy with study for exams. The Year 10 to 12 boarders have been very industrious and appreciated the tutoring provided. This has meant that little has gone on in the way of activities because of other parts of Glennie life.

The boarders are looking forward to the coming break and being with families again. In the last week of term we look forward to Miss Kate Powell's special Easter meal on Monday evening where we reflect as a community on the meaning of Easter.

Tuesday night is the last night of term and there is a relaxing dinner with pyjamas, teddy bears, bingo - chocolate frog prizes and a small gift to each boarder from the Boarding Committee. The last Tuesday of term is also Birthday Tuesday. We wish all Glennie students a happy holiday.

Mrs Val Lovell
Head of Boarding

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The Week in Boarding

17 March 2017

The Glennie Fair was a great success and we were busy in boarding with numerous Open Day tours. It was good to see so many interested prospective families.

The coming weekend has girls attending Bella Chicks on Friday night combined with Chess with Les Lord. Many girls are playing sport on weeknights and Saturdays and of course, there are exams on the horizon and camps for younger girls.

The new recreation room in Brown house is being well used by the boarders and we are currently planning a variety of outings and activities for next term.

We always look for an opportunity to celebrate or socialise together and Mrs Cohen kindly joined us for an evening meal on Tuesday. We held a celebration for St Patrick's day on Thursday with a lot of green in the dining room, prizes, frog in the pond for dessert and jelly snakes on the tables. Why snakes? Just a spot of whimsical symbolism; legend has it that St Patrick drove all of the snakes from Ireland.

Mrs Val Lovell
Head of Boarding

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The Week in Boarding

10 March 2017

We are looking forward to the Glennie Fair on the weekend and boarding remains very busy. I must admit that living on sideshow alley was not exactly on my bucket list, but it is quite interesting! Girls are also preparing for the Webber House Dinner on Friday. Sport is currently keeping many of our boarders busy plus the Catering and Boarding staff are supporting as many as forty late dinners in the evenings.

The boarders are accessing tutoring as part of their preparation for the coming exam period. We also look forward to an end of term break. The Year 6 and 7 boarders are currently learning different knots with me and developing some patience. On Thursday night Brown House had the benefit of an after dinner session on cyber safety with Mr Tim Causer. We will have chess on Friday night, craft on Saturday with Gayle Ash and due to the Fair, we will not be holding Sunday swimming.

Mrs Val Lovell
Head of Boarding

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The Week in Boarding

3 March 2017

Boarding should never be considered a place that is a holding bay between bouts of academia. Academic commitment is a high priority in our community.  Of course we have down time, socialising, games, activities and fun, but there is that important opportunity to receive ongoing assistance with homework and this is advertised to our boarding families on the Glennie Portal.

Brown House Boarders have staff with them at night who can assist with homework, as do Dowson House girls. Tutoring Senior Boarders is more specialised, so we have a Science specific tutor who assists with Physics, Chemistry and Biology on Tuesday nights, and a Maths A, B and C tutor on Thursday nights. Fiona Woodward, one of the Simmons House Staff is a trained Humanities teacher who offers support to any Senior girls while she does duty on Saturdays and also assists the Brown House girls with their homework at night.

Boarders have an advantage in this regard, and are reminded to make the most of what is on offer. This type of academic support is very important for children who live away from home. They become comfortable with the people offering assistance and this in turn builds confidence.

We do encourage boarder parents to utilise what we have on offer before exploring external tutoring services. Ours is group tutoring but that can be advantageous because of the peer interaction. Further support is also available through the day School where tutorials are regularly offered.

Mrs Val Lovell
Head of Boarding

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The Week in Boarding

24 February 2017

I have early dinner with our youngest boarders once per week and follow this with an art and craft session. Last week we engaged in scratch art which is similar to what many people remember doing with coloured crayons covered by black. I managed to source some scratch art boomerangs last week, and we will do these tonight.

As well as being a trained art teacher I was also a practising artist, and am a great believer in being multi-skilled. Arts and crafts are not just about mindless entertainment; they enhance patience, self-worth, improve concentration and develop fine motor skills. Most importantly, art trains the ability to think in a divergent fashion, or in other words, art encourages problem-solving and the ability to think laterally.

The boarders enjoy learning these skills and what we do is certainly worthwhile. My hope is to engage children and encourage them to be less reliant on mass production and be more self-sufficient. Next week, we will be sewing on buttons and learning a bit of basic stitchery. They will then know what to do when their hem comes down!

Gayle Ash takes craft on a Saturday, and last week the boarders created mini succulent gardens. They have also done basic embroidery and decorated a mug with porcelain paint.

Some years ago I was teaching Art in a school similar to Glennie; it was the last lesson on Friday afternoon and I must admit I was feeling a bit jaded. A class of Year 8s arrived and one brightly raced through the door with the comment "I have been hanging out for this class all day". Her cheerful comment has remained with me.

I love my computer dearly, but the joy of creating something myself is something I will never lose and I hope this love of learning something new stays with our boarders. Please note that art, craft and much of our Boarder Enrichment Program is at no charge to our families.

Mrs Val Lovell
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