From the Chaplain

20 July 2018

Gathering for worship is a great way to begin a new Semester together. All are invited to join us in celebrating Holy Communion this Sunday 22 July at 9:30am in the School Chapel. Services are for all ages with stories and songs for the children as well as some more traditional hymns and reflections. We will share morning tea together after the service in the Board Room. Please bring your favourite yummy treat if you are able.

Dates for services for the remainder of the year are:

  • Sunday 12 August GOGA Reunion Chapel Service at 10:30am
  • Saturday 18 August Benjamin Glennie 170th Anniversary Service 11am at Bulls’ Head Inn
  • Sunday 9 September Family Communion at 9:30am
  • Sunday 14 October Blessing of the Pets at 10am
  • Sunday 21st October Family Communion at 9:30am

Reverend Sharon
Glennie Chaplain

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Glennie School Foundation welcomes new director

20 July 2018

The Glennie School Foundation has recently welcomed Mr Paul Reedy as a new director. Many people will already know Paul as a Glennie dad, president of the Glennie Equestrian Supporters Team and the face of K&R Plumbing.  

By joining the Foundation's board of directors, Paul is looking forward to further assisting Glennie and giving girls the opportunity to have a Glennie education.  

Chair of Foundation directors, Mr David Russell, officially welcomed Paul and thanked him for giving his time to the Foundation.  Paul joins current Foundation directors Mr Philip Saal, Mr Mark Norman, Mrs Cindy Coggan, Mr Shane Barnes, and Mrs Ros Whittaker.

 The Glennie School Foundation aims to keep Glennie at the forefront of girls' education and strives to build a culture of financial support to secure Glennie's future.  

More information about the Foundation can be found here and you can follow the Foundation on Facebook 

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National School Boards Week

20 July 2018

In recognition of National School Boards Week, members of our School Council, Elizabeth Gillam, Mark Norman, Kate Venables and Maretta Garner joined us on Thursday to see our classrooms in action, meet the teachers and students and participate in a tour of the Sports Centre construction site. It was a pleasure to have their company.

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QIMR visits Glennie

20 July 2018

On Thursday the Year 10 girls had the opportunity to hear from current world-leading researchers on a variety of medical research fields they are currently undertaking as part of the research work of the QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute.

Topics included research and initiatives in indigenous mental health, understanding and enhancing immunology treatments of cancer, mapping brain surface areas and density to disorders and diseases and the biomedical possibilities of snake venom.

The girls had the opportunity to ask questions and talk with the presenters about the exciting research being undertaken and career possibilities that they could consider.

Thank you to Mr Corey Jones from QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute for co-ordinating this visit.  

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Experience of a Lifetime

20 July 2018

While most Glennie girls were spending time with their families during the holidays Yinte Eerkens embarked on the trip of a lifetime as a crew member of the Young Endeavour. Imagine her surprise when she discovered that Glennie Old Girl Emily-Louise Coggan (2016 School Captain) was also on the crew! As far as holiday experiences go, this is certainly up there for a must do for all young people. Here is a link to Yinte's story that was covered by The Chronicle.

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Volunteering girls host morning tea

20 July 2018

On the first day of the holidays, girls completing a Certificate III in volunteering hosted a Biggest Morning Tea to raise money for Cancer Council. The girls were required to organise the event as part of their assessment and even did all the cooking themselves. The event was a big success with over $800 raised through raffle prizes and donations.

Thank you to all the staff,  parents and friends who attended the morning tea, and all those people who kindly donated prizes for the raffle.

The girls were assessed on:

  • Making a contribution to society
  • Planning, organising and carrying out an event
  • Preparing a dish (food safety unit)
  • Group communication skills - working with each other, and then communicating with guests

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You're invited to the Glennie Community BBQ

20 July 2018

Help us to celebrate 100 years of GOGA at a Glennie Community BBQ. Everyone in the Glennie community is invited to join us in the Junior Years Courtyard on Sunday 12 August from 12 noon.

There will be food and drink and the children can play while the rest of us catch up with Glennie people past and present. What a great way to connect our community! Come and see our poppy display and, if craft is your thing, you can help make a poppy or two.

You can book your ticket for lunch online. More food and raffle tickets can be purchased at the event so bring some change.

Bookings close on 3 August, so book online now so you don’t miss out.

For more information contact goga@glennie.qld.edu.au

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A taste of Talwood hospitality

20 July 2018

During the holidays Mrs Jo Matherson and Mrs Jodi Blades attended the Talwood Ladies Morning Tea. This event was kindly hosted by Wincott - Women in Cotton.

It was lovely for Mrs Matherson and Mrs Blades to catch up with Glennie mothers and their daughters and also make some new friends in the region.

Thank you for having us Talwood.

 

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Narrabri, here we come!

20 July 2018

We invite all Narrabri families to join us for an informal get together on Saturday, 28 July from 5:00pm to 7:00pm at the 'Gallery Lounge' at The Crossing Theatre, 117 Tibbereena St, Narrabri.  

RSVP online

Mrs Kim Cohen and Mrs Jo Matherson would love to catch-up with past and present families, Glennie Old Girls and anyone who is interested in exploring their boarding school options.

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Service to others

20 July 2018

The Pattinson family visited Fiji during the holidays and were invited into a local school that was damaged by cyclone Winston. Rebuilding is taking a long time as everything is done by hand.  Sybella and Charlee donated a couple of sports balls to the children in the school as a goodwill gesture. Well done, girls!

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Margaret celebrates 10 years at Glennie

20 July 2018

This week Mrs Cohen presented Glennie Receptionist Margaret Hawkins with a certificate celebrating her 10 years working at Glennie. Congratulations, Margaret!

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Book Club commences

20 July 2018

This term, for the first time, Junior Years is running a lunchtime book club for Year 3 and 4 girls. From Week 2 to Week 8 the girls will gather for a picnic lunch (this week’s weather was beautiful) and discuss the latest book entitled ‘The Elephant’ released by author Peter Carnavas.

This book has won a number of awards and is sure to delight our eager young readers. Mrs Griffiths and Mrs Henley will enjoy the girls taking turns to read the book and look forward to some spirited discussion around its content.  

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Junior Years Readers Cup

20 July 2018

Our Year 5 and 6 girls were busy reading during their holidays, as this term they compete in teams to win the Junior Years Readers Cup. Prizes have been donated by our Glennie P & F.

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Mums Day at Kindy

20 July 2018

In the final week of Term 2, our Kindy mums were invited to spend the morning at Kindy. Mums were treated to a special morning tea baked by the children and were given the opportunity to see some of the wonderful things we do at Kindy!

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IPSHA Leaders Dinner

20 July 2018

The annual Independent Primary School Heads Association (IPSHA) Leaders’ Dinner was held this year at Concordia College. Ten of our Year 6 girls joined school leaders from other IPSHA schools in the region to share dinner and good conversation. It was a most enjoyable evening of networking with other schools.

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French Competition prizes needed

20 July 2018

Even if you don’t speak French you can be involved in the French Competition; we need prizes! If you have a business you might be able to donate a gift voucher or some goods. Families are also welcome to donate a prize.

The French Immersion Poetry and Song Competition is coming up in August and we encourage all girls in Middle and Senior Years who are interested in French to compete.

For more details, contact Mr Morére morerev@glennie.qld.edu.au

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Baby and Toddler Expo Volunteering Legends

20 July 2018

Don't miss the Toowoomba Baby & Toddler Expo 2018 tomorrow from 10:00am to 4:00pm at the Toowoomba Showgrounds. Glennie will be there, and we would love for you to drop in and say hello.

The Glennie Equestrian Team pulled together a mammoth team effort yesterday, and helped assemble 2,000 Showbags for the  Expo. The team came highly recommended to organisers after doing such a fabulous job of preparing rider bags for the Pony Rides at the Glennie Fair this year.

Parents, girls and their families came together all smiles, with the assistance of Volunteering Students Sophie Little and Caitlin Scarlett and dedicated staff.  Year 11 student Isobel MacRae also happily volunteered to help in order to add some event organising skills to her resume. The team made the most of this task with a fine playlist, lollies and pizza to get them through!

It was a fun team building exercise, doing something for someone else, without horses! The girls said they had a great time.

Mrs Kerri Brennan, the Expo's Convenor, is pictured here with the girls, was very grateful for everyone's time and commitment to this task. The team will complete their duties for Kerri by once again volunteering their time tomorrow, greeting guests at the Expo and issuing the showbags.  

Glennie would like to thank all of the girls and generous families involved.

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Join us for special screening of Screenagers

20 July 2018

The Glennie School Parents and Friends' Association and Glennie Cyber Education Committee bring you this special screening of Screenagers on Sunday 19 August, 2:30 pm at BCC Toowoomba Grand Central.  

Screenagers is the first feature documentary to explore the impact of screen technology on kids and to offer parents proven solutions that work.  

The documentary is intended for parents. It is not suitable for children below the age of 10. It is possible that teenagers may accompany their parents, but the event is aimed at adults.

All welcome. Tickets $22. The P & F will give the first 100 people who book a $10 per ticket refund when they attend the event. Booking online.

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Glennie Rugby to play curtain raiser

20 July 2018

Exciting news . . .  Glennie Rugby 7s girls will play Downlands College this Saturday at approximately 2:00pm as a curtain raiser for the annual Toowoomba Grammar School vs Downlands College Rugby match.

Their game is likely to go for 14 minutes, so please consider supporting this event and giving the girls a massive cheer as they run on and play. GO GLENNIE!

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Eye Spy Glennie in the Media

20 July 2018

Did you spot these stories in the Media?

If you spot a story about a current Glennie girl or Glennie Old Girl in the media, we would appreciate your sharing of the story with us. Kindly forward the story via email to development@glennie.qld.edu.au.

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First GSS bursary awarded to Tori

21 June 2018

The Glennie Sports Supporters Committee has agreed that a $500 bursary will be awarded to an individual or a team that competes at an International level.  To qualify, the individual or team must be selected by way of competition and not as a self-nominated competitor.

An individual or team will only be eligible to receive a bursary from the Glennie Sports Supporters committee once they compete in the green and gold.

One Glennie girl has worked extremely hard to achieve such a feat, and we congratulate her. Tori Gallegos proudly accepted a cheque from Mrs Karen Reeves at last week’s Assembly.

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Hale Wins the Athletics

21 June 2018

Congratulations to Hale on winning the Interhouse Athletics Carnival and congratulations too, Webber on winning the marching.

All the results and a photo gallery will be featured in our first week back of Term 3.

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Year 6 Technology Showcase

21 June 2018

Year 6 girls were tasked with the challenge to create a board game as a part of their Technology assessment this semester. Their mission was to design and build a true/false, yes/no quiz style game that provided the user with correct feedback via a LED light. The purpose of this game was to help young children learn about a country in Asia and simple circuits. The game users had to be able to check their answers and receive instant feedback by pushing a button or flicking a switch.

The Year 3 and 4 girls were invited to test the games and had a lot of fun in the process.

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78 Story Treehouse

21 June 2018

On Tuesday, all Year 3 and 4 students visited the Empire Theatre to experience a live theatre show. The popular children’s book ‘78 Storey Treehouse’ was brought to life on stage. All the girls and staff thoroughly enjoyed this live adaption of the book that so many of the girls have read. It was a wonderful excursion to end Semester 1.

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Readers Cup

21 June 2018

Regional Readers Cup

Glennie hosted the Regional Readers Cup on Tuesday evening, which attracted 20 Primary School teams and 11 Secondary School teams from as far away as Tara and Goondiwindi!  The Primary competition was won by Toowoomba Grammar, and the Secondary competition was won by Warwick State High.

Our guest quizmaster was author Jane Smith, who spoke about her research into Australian bushrangers. It was wonderful to see our Assembly Hall packed with young people who are excited by books and reading!

A highlight for Year 8 students Lauren Lester, Kate Healy and Sienna Richardson was winning the second to last round of the competition. Our girls are to be commended on the sense of camaraderie and genuine fun and enjoyment they displayed throughout the tournament and especially on competition night.

Junior Years Readers Cup

Our Year 5 and 6 girls will be busy reading during their holidays, as next term they compete in teams to win the Junior Years Readers Cup.  With prizes donated by our Glennie P & F, the competition was launched on Wednesday, when guests from Middle and Senior Years joined our Junior Years teachers to read tantalising passages from each of the ten books.  May the best team win!

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