9 March 2018
I would like to extend heartfelt thanks from the Glennie P & F team as well as my personal thanks to everyone for their support of the Fair on the weekend. What a great day, topped off by a nice shower of rain at 6pm! We scraped through . . .
We will release details of stall takings and net results over the next week or so as we pay all the accounts and allocate costs but we believe it was a success.
I would like to make a couple of individual call outs and apologise in advance as it would be great to thank everyone but you know who you are and you are appreciated!
Firstly our wonderful sponsors. Without our sponsors, we do not get the opportunity to contribute as much back to the school community. Our Fair sponsors in 2018 have been advertised in eNews and the Glennie Fair facebook page and we truly appreciate your financial support of our event, with all costs effectively covered. Jo McSweeney did a great job co-ordinating and delivering on sponsorship benefits for all sponsors, with some of this work continuing well after the Fair is done.
Next, our 2018 Glennie Fair committee – you guys all contributed and were all passionately involved to ensure the event’s success, from planning right through to the day itself – thank you.
Our Fair Retirees – Tamara Hall, Karen Reeves and Tracy Keighran (and their husbands!) These three ladies organised stages; ensured cash was counted and bills paid and did all the purchasing of supplies (and cooked some great dumplings!). Thank you all for your tireless efforts over many years – you will be missed - and feel free to come back!
Our set up and clean up crew – this was a big crew on both Saturday morning and Sunday afternoon – thank you! It certainly is satisfying, particularly on Saturday afternoon, to see the Fair come together, ready for Sunday morning. Well done to the ladies and gentlemen who assisted. I will call out Mark Ryan, Denis Studin, Alan Beahan, Terry McSweeney and Warren Willmington – these five gents spent a lot of time at Glennie in the last week and I reckon went home fairly tired each day! Thanks everyone!
Part of the setup and pack up assistance comes from the school grounds team - Russell Pugh and his crew. Thanks to you all, there is a fair bit that goes on behind the scenes and we appreciate what you do.
To the many, many parents and students who worked very hard on stalls – good on you all – your hard earned monies raised will be circulated soon and we are putting every dollar back into the school, plus we intend to make a generous donation to Dolly’s Dreams Foundation.
A shout goes out to the many teachers and school staff who helped on or ran stalls, co-ordinated the girls on rosters, volunteered to be dunked, came in to open the aquatic centre, ran the stages and so on – champion effort and thank you.
We would never know how well we went without the efforts of the boardroom team – handing out floats from 7am and counting cash until 5pm – thanks all and particularly Jason Hockaday, Karen Reeves and Julie Meyer – you spent some serious time in there!
In the Development Office, we are very well supported by Tammy, Tina and Tracey – thank you! I also need to acknowledge the trust and freedom afforded to us by the School Exec team. We have the “run” of the school for the week and we appreciate it!
We cannot forget “GF” (who is behind the Glennie Fair Facebook page?) – whoever you are (Christina Lipp) thanks for all the updates and wonderful photos of the event! If you have not joined the page, it is not too late to search “The Glennie Fair” and share the photos and thank yous.
Paul Reedy – what an MC! Paul, you are very generous with your time and did a superb job – a big thanks to you and we will have you back anytime!
Now for two very special Fair committee members who put many days into the event – Lyndal Brown and Shaz Willmington. Lyndal co-ordinated many, many external stallholders, was a great sounding board for Fair layout, co-ran the multi-draw raffle, and helped style the Balcony Bar with her partner in crime, Shaz Willmington.
Shaz is the person behind the event who ensures the Glennie girls are engaged; liaises with teachers and Heads of House, follows up the many food vendors and comes up with some awesome new ideas every year. Shaz devoted herself to the Fair and her contribution was absolutely amazing! Thanks Shaz and thanks Lyndal – you are truly appreciated.
As stated above, we will share the stall takings and profits via your parent email account next week – a really great day and we should all be very proud of our Glennie community.
Thanks once again to everyone who contributed to making the Glennie Fair the success it was!
Glennie P & F President
2 March 2018
The Glennie Fair promises your old favourites and plenty of new things too.
- Make sure you buy your ticket in the Queensland Specialist Physicians Multi-draw Raffle. For just $2 there are some fantastic prizes to win including a Smart TV, a swag, and a $400 Hogan’s Family Jewellers voucher, just to name a few.
- Mrs Cohen and many of the School Executive are among the Glennie staff who have bravely volunteered to be dunked at the Downs Office Equipment and Supplies Dunking Machine. Click here for the timetable so you have the chance to dunk a teacher (or student)
- Rides, Rides, Rides - Ride all day with a ride armband. Don’t forget the Eastside Market Camel Rides on the oval and the K & R Plumbing Supplies and Momentum Well Service Pony Rides in the Chapel driveway.
- Try your luck in the Burling Brown Sideshow Alley
- The market stalls will have lots of lovely things to buy.
- There will be plenty to eat in the Homestyle Bake Food Court and places to sit and enjoy the atmosphere at the Toowoomba Youth Mental Services Rest Stop.
- The GTH Group BBQ will be burning hot all day.
- The Range Event Hire Balcony Bar will be open selling refreshing beverages for those over 18
- Take a punt on a pig, pat a farm animal at the Kehoe Myers Noah's Farm, get up close to some Australian wildlife and visit the RSPCA display.
- Say hello to our friendly police officers and buy a calendar from a firefighter.
- Come and make a poppy as part of our project to connect our community.
- There will be entertainment on the Downs Rural Medical Main Stage and the Heritage Hospitality Stage and all day fun with displays and activities including the Black Truck Rugby 7s game and the Elders Real Estate Glennie Gift on the Oval.
- The Toowoomba Trophy Centre Aquathon will start off the oval activities.
- Make sure you watch the sky at 1:00pm for the e-Computing Skydivers as they take part in the Jump Lotto.
There’s so much more to see and do, make sure you check out the program, so you don’t miss a thing.
For even more information, visit the Glennie website
23 February 2018
This year at the Fair, the skydivers will be back and there will be three opportunities to win $100. Tickets will be on sale next week for girls to buy one of 400 numbered squares. Anyone can win depending on whether a skydiver lands on their square. Tickets are $5 each.
House Committee girls will be selling tickets for girls in Middle and Senior Years in the Centenary Garden Courtyard at BOTH MORNING TEA AND LUNCH TIMES on Wednesday and Thursday.
Junior Years girls can buy a square too - they will be notified of the day.
This offer is just for Glennie girls, squares will NOT be available on the day of the Fair
16 February 2018
We need your help to make the Fair a success, this week we are seeking donations of:
- Mystery bottle gifts: Small items suitable for girls and boys to fill our mystery bottles with.
- Sweets stall: Donations of ingredients to make sweets.
You can drop donations into GOSS
9 February 2018
Ride armbands are on sale, online, now.
Go to trybooking.com to buy your armband and collect it at the start of the Fair on Sunday 4 March.
Armbands purchased online cost $35 with discounts for families of three.
If you want to buy your armband on the day it will cost $40 or you can take an individual ride for $6.
9 February 2018
Order your Glennie Agapanthus fresh from the school grounds.These special aggies are dark purple and flower later than most commercially available aggies. They will be flowering for Christmas 2018!
- $30.00 a dozen
- Pick up will be from the GOSS verandah during the week prior to the Glennie Fair 2018.
- Please contact Julia Grieve by email to order: email@example.com
- Message or call for any queries: 0421 104 067
Can you help?
The Greenfingers stall is looking for plant and seedling donations.
9 February 2018
The 2018 Glennie Fair is getting closer now, just one month to go, with Sunday 4 March promising to be a great day!
Our selected charity to pledge funds to this year is “Dolly’s Dream Foundation”, a very worthwhile and relevant foundation to support.
Additionally, the Glennie Fair profits will assist the P & F in making our first of five $50,000 pledges to the School Foundation for the new Sports Centre, being constructed this year.
The success of the Glennie Fair depends on the generosity of the Glennie Community and we need your help.
- If you or a friend or a family member have a fence facing a busy road, please grab a corflute sign from the GOSS and put it up for a month.
- Like the Glennie Fair facebook posts and share them far and wide!
- Volunteer to help out on your year level stall. Please contact the stall convenors in your year level and put your name down for a stint on the day – as little or as much as you can fit in will be great.
- We need a band of about 25 set up and pack up volunteers. We need your help on Saturday morning March 3 and at end of Fair on March 4. Lunch is provided on Saturday and there will be a BBQ and refreshments on Sunday night. Just email us back to put your name down – a bit of fun and good way to be involved.
Here is the list of Year level stalls and their convenors
- Kindy: Noahs Farm. Contact Trisha Botten, Casey Earixson
- Prep: Mystery Bottles. Contact Danielle Morgan, Ange Holland, Emily Singh, Sam McGuffin
- Year 1: Crazy Hair & Photo Booth. Contact Amanda Beard
- Year 2: Fishing Stall. Contact Hanna Rose, Tracey Coetzee
- Year 3: Lucky Dip & Coin Toss. Contact Melissa Oo, Alice Prince
- Year 4: Sample Bags. Contact Jess Garratt, Pru Rattray
- Year 5: Fairy Floss & Popcorn. Contact Lachalle Jones, Vicki Lourigan
- Year 6: Wine & Cheese – Balcony Bar. Contact Lynette Poole; Katrina Cross
- Year 7: Tea Hut. Contact Karen Smith
- Year 8: Drinks Van & Produce. Contact Karen Prewett, Sally & Daryl Boardman, Linda Lester
- Year 9: Cake Stall. Contact Anthea Rowe & Bec Waterfall
- Year 10: Greenfingers. Contact Julia Grieve
- Year 11: Cup Cakes. Contact Christina Lipp & Tracy Nicholson
- Year 12: Chip Van & Dumplings. Contact Rodd & Susie White & Tracy Keighran
- Boarder Baskets: Contact Sarah Parry- Okeden
- PASA BBQ: Contact Craig & Kylee Rutledge
2 February 2018
The Prep class will run the Mystery Bottles Stall this year at the Glennie Fair, and we need your help to collect our 1,000 bottles for Sunday 4 March.
Currently, we only have 393 bottles. Glass or plastic bottles can be dropped off at the Junior Years Office or the Prep Foyer.
Thank you, everyone, for pitching in and lending your support.
Prep Parent Reps
10 March 2017
Congratulations to Year 3 girl Mae Grady who has won the golden ticket to dunk Mrs Cohen at the Precinct Urban Planning Dunking Machine. There were so many entries, but Mae is the lucky one who will be there at 1:00 pm to do the official dunking. Make sure you are there to cheer her on.
10 March 2017
Well, the time has come, the Glennie Fair is almost here. Without the generosity of our sponsors and supporters who have donated money, goods, services and time, we wouldn’t have a Glennie Fair. We say the biggest thank you possible to everyone who has helped make the Fair Possible.
See you all on Sunday!
10 March 2017
Olympic Champions Emilee Cherry OAM and Georgina Frederichs from the Australian Women's Rugby 7s team will be at the Glennie Fair.
At 11:00am on the Glennie Oval, Emilee and Georgina will be running through skills and drills prior to the Black Truck Sales Rugby 7s Exhibition Game brought to you by the Brisbane West Wellcamp Airport and Qantas Link.
Expert MC Mr Geoff MacDonald will commentate throughout the game. After the game, there will be a Q & A session followed by photo opportunities and a chance to get a signature from these Olympic Champions.
What an exciting addition to the Glennie Fair!
3 March 2017
Ride armbands for the Glennie Fair are on sale now at the GOSS. Pre-purchase an armband and save. Armbands pre-purchased from GOSS cost $35 per band. Families with three or more children can pre-purchase three armbands from GOSS for $30. Armbands purchased on Fair day cost $40 with no group discounts. Without an armband, rides cost $5 each.
So, what more incentive do you need? Get into GOSS and pre-purchase your armband soon. GOSS is open from 8:30am to 4:30pm every weekday during term time.
24 February 2017
All Glennie girls can go in the draw to be 'the one'. At 1:00 pm at the Glennie Fair, one lucky Glennie girl will be 'the one' who gets to dunk Mrs Cohen in the Dunking Machine.
Every Glennie girl will receive a ticket via email. They should print their ticket, fill it in and return the ticket stub in an envelope with their $2 to GOSS or the Junior Years Office before 1:00 pm on Friday 10 March.
The 'lucky one' will be drawn that day and notified via eNews, Facebook and email.
In addition to the chance to dunk Mrs Cohen, the 'lucky one' will also receive a free showbag and a framed souvenir photograph.
Girls can enter as many times as they wish! Additional tickets can be printed, or are available from the GOSS.
Will YOU be 'the one'?
24 February 2017
Without sponsorship, the Glennie Fair would not be the same. This week, we would like to say a great big thank you to our five biggest sponsors:
- E Computing
- Burling Brown
- Downs Office Equipment
- BDM Dust-Eze Pty Ltd
- Homestyle Bake
There are so many other sponsors who are contributing to make the Glennie Fair special; they too will be featured in coming editions of eNews.
There are still ways to help, contact P & F President Jason Lipp on 0428 297 250 if you would like your business to be involved with the Fair.
17 February 2017
Glennie Prep is calling for Mystery Bottles for the Glennie Fair. Last year saw an amazing 840 bottles donated, let’s make 2017 even bigger!
Bottles can be as creative as you like, so put your thinking caps on. Some ideas are stationary, hair accessories, wrapped lollies/chocolates, craft items, playing cards, bouncy balls, stickers, etc.
If you don’t have time to fill bottles, just drop your items at GOSS and we will fill the bottles for you.
Junior Years girls can leave filled bottles with their class teacher. Middle and Senior Years girls should bring their filled bottles to their morning tutor time.
3 February 2017
If you like running or swimming, or both, register for the Glennie Aquathon. It will be held on the morning of the Glennie Fair, Sunday 12 March.
Make a team or just join on your own by downloading and completing the registration form below
18 March 2016
Thank you to everyone for make the Glennie Fair such a sensational day!
There are lots of people to thank for enabling the day to happen but without everyone coming and enjoying the fun, food and frivolity there is not much point. So thank you everyone for coming and enjoying the day!
However the day would not be possible without the contributions of a number of groups and individuals that are acknowledged separately below.
Thank you to all our sponsors, especially our major sponsors!
- Best Wilson Buckley
- Black Truck Sales
- Burling Brown
- Deli Delicious
- Downs Rural Medical
- Fitzy's on Church
- Heritage Bank
- Kehoe Myers
- Local Government Super
- Precinct Planning
- Smoke n Mirrors
A special thanks also to Lyndal Brown for co-ordinating the majority of the sponsorship for the fair.
Supporter Groups Stalls
Thank you to all of the Supporter Groups Stall Managers, and to all of the volunteers who supported them before the day and on the day.
A special thanks to Tracy Keighran (French Immersion Crepe Stall), Sybil Beeson (PASA BBQ), Sharon Willmington (Equestrian Pony Gymkhana) and Troy Jensen (Sports Supporters Sno Cones).
Stall Managers and Volunteers
Thank you to all Stall Managers and Year Level Co-ordinators for harnessing the efforts of your year levels, and to all of the volunteers who supported them before the day and on the day.
- Noah's Farm (Mrs Lachalle Jones and Mrs Amanda Beard);
- Mystery Bottles (Mrs Alicia Middleton, Mrs Hanna Rose, Mrs Tanya Archinal);
- Photobooth (Mrs Angelique Pienaar, Mrs Amanda Manthey, Mrs Melissa Oo, Mrs Shadi Faramand);
- Coin Toss (Mrs Pru Rattray, Mrs Sue Hill, Mrs Jess Garratt);
- Crazy Hair (Mrs Renae Mc Namara, Mrs Vicki Lourigan, Mrs Tracey Coetzee);
- Fairy Floss & Donuts (Mrs Lynette Poole and Mrs Penelope Lilford);
- Lucky Dip and Sample Bags (Mrs Lyndal Brown and Mrs Shelley Wardle);
- Fishing Stall (Mrs Regina Baker, Mrs Linda Lester, Mrs Niccii Anderson);
- Cakes (Mrs Carissa Jaworski);
- Greenfingers (Mrs Julia Greive);
- Chips (Mr Paul Albion – Past Parent);
- Cup Cakes (Mrs Christina Lipp and Mrs Tracy Nicholson);
- Fudge Stall (Mrs Claire Huddleston);
- Tea Hut (Mrs Sarah Parkinson);
- Produce Stall (Mr Mitch and Mrs Nick Ruhe-Bennett);
- Drinks (Mrs Mandy Stonestreet);
- Multidraw Raffle (Mrs Erica Buchanan);
- Boarder Boxes (Mrs Sarah Parry-Okeden);
- Wine & Cheese (Mr Phil Stonestreet and Mrs Sally Sainsbury);
A special thanks also to Mrs Mandy Stonestreet who co-ordinated many things, one of which was the Year Level stalls.
Senior School Committees
Thank you to the Senior School Committees and supporting staff for co-ordinating the various stall and activities.
- Pig Races – Interact (Mrs Kristie Skett)
- Fashion Parade – Student Welfare Committee (SWC) (Mr Leigh Duffin and Mrs Kaye Broadfoot)
- Academic Stall – Academic Committee (Mr John Farmer)
- Morning Tea – The Interyear Program (TIP) (Mr Russell Baldock)
- Dunking Machine – Sports Committees (Heads of House – Mrs Susan Rollason, Mrs Cathy Waters, Ms Sue Reynolds, Miss Peta Vincent)
- Helping on all Stalls - Senior School Girls (Head of House - Mrs Susan Rollason, Mrs Cathy Waters, Ms Sue Reynolds, Miss Peta Vincent and Mrs Jillian Johns)
- Japanese Kyoto girls stall - Mrs Jenny Black
- Aquathon – Mr Greg Convery and the sports committee volunteers
- A special thanks also to Mrs Sharon Willmington who coordinated many things, one of which was the School Committee Liaison.
Thank you to all of the students (and their families) who performed on the various stages throughout the day, including Glennie Gymnastics; students in ensembles who played/danced/acted; JE Dancehouse – Jameille Haworth and dancers; Dance Central – Alison Vallette and dancers and Olympus Cheer.
Thank you to Mrs Sharon Gilbert, Mr Jacob Finlay and Mr Jason Wisley for co-ordinating ensembles and helping set up/pack up; Mr Chris Tattersall for setting up and running the sound desk all day; Miss Andreas Elms for organising the drama performances; Mrs Janene Mills for organising the junior ballet; Mrs Christine Kleidon, Mrs Vicki Bravery, Mrs Wendy Evans, Mrs Elizabeth Gordon – conducting and accompanying; Vince from Vetone helping with some sound issues and Mr Russell Pugh for helping with power issues.
A special thank you also goes to Mrs Tamara Hall, Mrs Linda Lester and Mrs Amanda Dalton for coordinating the entertainment and ensuring it progressed throughout the day.
School Staff (Teaching and Non-teaching)
So much happens behind the scenes both before and on the day so thank you must go to a huge number of staff for their assistance and support:
- Advertising and Advertising Material – Special thank you to Mrs Tina Tilden and Mrs Tracey Kessels for their patience and support
- Handing out armbands - Heads of House - Mrs Susan Rollason, Mrs Cathy Waters, Ms Sue Reynolds, Miss Peta Vincent, Mrs Karen Taylor, Mr Cam Broom, Mrs Fiona Stone, Mr Darryl Griffiths, Mrs Jaye Griffiths, Mrs Jeanet Dawson
- Kitchen Support (feeding volunteers, access to kitchen for preparation, cooking potatoes, access to kitchen and kitchen equipment) – Mr Daniel Scott and all the Kitchen Staff
- Maintenance Staff: Mr Russell Pugh and Mr Steve Pugh
- Handling and forwarding enquiries regarding the fair – Mrs Margaret Hawkins and Mrs Lisa Chan in the front office
- Help on the day doing a variety of things – Revd Kate Powell (Master of Ceremonies), Mrs Annie Muller (Glennie Information), Mr Greg Convery and Sports Staff (The Glennie Gift), Mr Henry Campey, Mr John Devine (Tasks various)
- Cash Management (Mr Jason Hockaday)
- Linen at the end of the fair (Laundry Staff)
- GOSS Staff
Thank to Mrs Tracy Keighran (GOSS Manager) and the GOSS staff for all of their support in the lead up to the fair, selling arm bands, collecting donations, printing and everything else they did to support the fair. Special thanks also to Mrs Tracy Keighran who co-ordinated many things, one of which was co-ordinating the purchasing of the bits and pieces for all of the stalls and everything else we needed on the day.
Cash and Funds Management
A special thank you to all the volunteers who supported this during the day (Mr Jason Hockaday, Mrs Joy Taylor, Mrs Karen Reeves and Ms Non Andrews).
A special thanks to Mrs Karen Reeves for all of the pre-fair cash and funds management and all of the funds management activities that are still underway.
Thank you all of you who took signs and placed signs. A special thanks (again) to Mrs Tina Tilden and Mrs Tracey Kessels who supported us in all things advertising and printed, and special thanks to Mrs Erica Buchanan who co-ordinated many things, one of which was advertising and signage. IF YOU HAVE A SIGN WOULD YOU PLEASE RETURN IT TO THE GOSS AT YOUR EARLIEST CONVENIENCE. Thank you again!
Setup and Clean-up
Thank you to all of the volunteers to came to set up and stayed to clean up. All the planning in the world will not put up and pull down the tents, so THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!
Thank you to all the aquathon competitors (and their families) who competed in the Aquathon. Congratulations to the winners and thank you to all of the volunteers who helped coordinate the event, especially Mr Shane Nicholson; Mrs Gen Schoorl; Mr Mark Ryan, Dr Sian Ford and Mr Nick Chicalas.
A very big thanks goes Mrs Sharon Willmington who co-ordinated many things, one of which was the market stalls.
GOGA and Foundation
Thank you to GOGA and The Foundation for supporting the Fair.
There are a couple of very special thanks. One goes to Mr Paul Albion who co-ordinated the Chip Van and provided training for next year’s coordinator. Paul’s daughter finished at the school last year and we are extremely appreciative of his time this year.
Another special thanks goes to Ms Robyn Ayles for all the assistance she provided last year and this year to make sure initial bookings were made, orders placed and ‘TO DO’ lists produced to make sure we didn’t miss anything. Thank you Robyn!
2016 Fair Committee
Thank you to all of the fair committee (Mrs Linda Lester, Mrs Erica Buchanan, Mrs Lyndal Brown, Mrs Tamara Hall, Mrs Mandy Stonestreet, Mrs Sharon Willmington, Mrs Sarah Parkinson, Mrs Karen Reeves, Mrs Tracy Keighran, Mr Phil Stonestreet, Mrs Amanda Dalton, Mrs Sally Sainsbury) for all of your efforts. Cheers all round!
2017 Fair Committee Planning
Planning will commence in September so think about how you can help out. We have lots of documented records to assist, so don’t be shy.
I am sure there are people I have forgotten and I apologise in advance. A great day and we look forward to 12 March 2017!
THANK YOU EVERYONE
Mr Jason Lipp
P and F President
11 March 2016
Eight girls are gearing up for the Glennie Gift that will be run at the Glennie Fair on Sunday, 13 March, at 12:30pm. The following girls have qualified to run in 2016 and we wish them all the best:
- 17 Years, Laura Baartz, Qualifying 12.20s, 0m handicap
- 16 Years, Eden Willmington, Qualifying 13.29s, 7m handicap
- 15 Years, Charlotte Lindemann, Qualifying 12.63s, 3m handicap
- 14 Years, Abelee Stanley, Qualifying 13.19s, 6.5m handicap
- 13 Years, Josie Larson, Qualifying 12.84s , 4.5m handicap
- 12 Years, Holly Willmington, Qualifying 14.28s, 13m handicap
- 11 Years, Jessica Fitzgibbons, Qualifying 14.98s, 14.5m handicap
- 10 Years, Abbey Wardle, Qualifying 15.88s, 16m handicap