Centenary BBQ

21 June 2018

Everyone in the Glennie community is invited to Join the Glennie Old Girls as they celebrate the Centenary of the Glennie Old Girls’ Association.

This year, as part their 100 Years celebrations, a family BBQ will be held on Reunion Weekend, Sunday 12 August. There will be a family communion service in the Glennie Chapel in the morning then the celebrations begin in the Junior Years courtyard.

GOGA is looking forward to Old Girls, their families, staff (past and present) and current Glennie families joining together to celebrate their special milestone.

So, come along, bring your family and enjoy a BBQ. Let the children play while you catch up with lost friends.

You can book your ticket online via Trybooking.com

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Chess News

21 June 2018

Invitational Chess Championships (Primary)

Congratulations to Bailey Crisp and Mashal Imam who represented Glennie in the 2018 Individual and Invitational Chess Championships. Bailey was the top female player coming third overall and Mashal came 40th. A great effort from them both! Mashal was the third best performing female.

Individual Chess Championships (Secondary)

Rheanca Lincoln competed in the 2018 Toowoomba District Individual Junior Chess Championship - Secondary and achieved Best Female in the competition. During the competition, Rheanca progressed to the prestigious  Board 1. She scored four from a possible six points.

2018 Junior Years Chess Captains

At Junior Years Assembly this week, four girls were presented with their Chess Captain badges from Mr Carter. Congratulations to: Bailey Crisp, Darcy Vaschina, Aalia Magzub-Colvin, and Mashal Imam.

The Glennie Junior Years Chess Captain’s Creed

I’m not an expert, but I can help others to improve,
I’ll be patient with beginners and show them the right move. 

I’ll help Mr Carter to run the Chess Club during lunch,
Assisting and coaching participants even as they munch.

I’ll organise tournaments and fund-raising events,
Having fun and sharing chess, there are our tenets.

The Glennie Junior Years Interhouse Chess Championship

Three representatives from each house played in Glennie Junior Years' first Interhouse Tournament.  The final results were: Webber 1st, Hale 2nd, Donaldson 3rd. Congratulations to all who participated and GO TUFNELL in 2019!

 

Pictured: Chess Captains receive their badges. Bailey, Rheanca and Mashal with Mr Carter. Friendly rivalry at the Interhouse Chess.

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Hospitality Work Experience

21 June 2018

A group of eight Year 11 and 12 Hospitality students spent Monday and Tuesday at Hotel Jen in Brisbane for work experience.  Working alongside staff in restaurant, kitchen, housekeeping and other areas the girls were able to see first-hand how the hotel worked. Not only did they gain valuable work experience, the also got to see the hotel from the perspective of a guest. The girls enjoyed the opportunity to dress up for an Asian-fusion dinner which was delicious.

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Glennie School Foundation support for new Sports Centre

21 June 2018

'The Glennie School Foundation is very proud to be helping the School make the dream of this new indoor Sports Centre a bricks and mortar reality.’

Mr David Russell,
The Glennie School Foundation Chair
and proud Glennie dad

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Cadets

21 June 2018

Glennie Cadets have had a busy Semester 1. With a total of ten girls participating this year, numbers are the strongest they have been in years. Cadets Eloise Radford, Penny Lamshed, Emily Webster and Piper Beaton have written to let us know what the group has been up to. In addition to the activities described below our cadets have been involved in home training, Anzac Services and the Glennie Fair.

Bivouac 1

As soon as we arrived at the location we had to hike to base camp. Once we hiked the mountain filled with loose rocks and gravel, we finally reached base camp. We were sorted into our various sections then all came together to form a large group so we could get a rundown of the itinerary.

How to put up a hutchie was our first lesson. After that, the recruits were left to fend for themselves to put up their shared hutchies with their partners. After we had all finished setting up, we went up to the fire pit to learn how to cook on our hexi stoves. Once all the cleaning up was done we were told that we could now complete our night routine.

We were woken up at 6:30am for reveille. As quickly as possible we threw on our boots and hats and speed walked to where our Sergeant was standing, waiting for us to form up. Once we were organised, we got started on the lessons and activities. We learned how to move through the camp without being spotted. Then we learned how to camouflage ourselves, others and objects. Then we learned observation in the field. Finally, we learned hand signals. Once we had learned all the basic signs and a few more complex ones we were finished with our lessons.

Before we knew it, we were on the bus back home.

Bivouac 2

This term,  the cadets went on their second bivouac for the year. Exercise Tarin Kowt was a navigation biv, where the cadets had to put their navigation skills to the test. We used a compass, navigation data sheet and map to find checkpoints that had been carefully placed around the activity area. We had great fun finding the checkpoints and then got to radio in the checkpoint codeword. It was a great way to get an opportunity to use the radios. All in all the weekend was a great experience and we all had a fun time.

Weapons Training

We had a successful visit to Oakey Army Aviation to the Weapons Training Simulation System (WTSS) facility. Cadet Corporal Eloise Radford, Cadet Emily Webster and Cadet Penny Lamshed were among the twenty cadets who attended the virtual weapons range. The majority of the group had a successful night achieving passes on the standard military weapon, a F88 Steyr. After the WTSS, a barbeque was held to thank the Australian Defence Force volunteers for their time and effort in supporting our program.

2 Platoon

Over the past term the cadets in 2 Platoon have been working hard preparing for the 2018 Junior Leaders Course which will be held over the holidays.

Promotions

This term all recruits completed their training and were promoted to Cadets.  Congratulations to Cadet Berry Gehrmann, Cadet Piper Beaton, Cadet Tilly Gehrmann, Cadet Taylor Sheehan, Cadet Claire Sigley and Cadet Indi-Anna Wolfe. Special congratulations go to Eloise Radford’s promotion to Cadet Corporal.

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Prep Fairy Tale Day

21 June 2018

During the term the Prep girls have conquered STEM design challenges including building a boat for the Gingerbread Man to cross the river, building a house strong enough to keep out the Big Bad Wolf, and helping Rapunzel to escape the tower.

All these tasks required teamwork, a collaboration of design and construction ideas, and resilience as their designs were tested. The girls tackled each challenge enthusiastically and successfully. The Prep girls enjoyed Fairy Tale Day this week to celebrate an exciting term.

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Eye Spy Glennie in the Media

21 June 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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From the Chaplain

15 June 2018

Holy Communion Services in our Chapel of St Alban

Gathering together for worship is a great way to get to know each other, to make connections and to grow spiritually in our journey with God.

Each Thursday morning we hold a simple communion service in the Chapel from 7:50am. This service is approximately 30 minutes, with readings from the Bible, prayers and sharing Holy Communion together. All are welcome, whether you can come once a term or every week. Please check the calendar as there are a few times during the term when I am unavailable.

Our Sunday Family Communion services are accessible for all. We sing a variety of hymns and there’s usually an action song or two as well. We have readings from the Bible and pray for our school, the wider community and each other. All are welcome at this service, whether you’re a regular church attender or have never been before. We share morning tea and fellowship together afterwards in the Boardroom. These services begin at 9:30am and the dates for Semester 2 are: Sunday 22  July, Sunday 9 September and Sunday 21 October. Following the service in October will be a farewell morning tea for Mrs Val Lovell and then the National Family Week Picnic out on the Chapel Lawns.

A service of Admission to Communion will be on Wednesday 19 September at 1:15. Parents of girls in Years 5 and 6 have been sent information about this event. Girls in Year 7 who have not yet been Admitted to Communion and would like to, are invited to join in this celebration. Please email me if your daughter is interested in participating in Communion.

Lastly, stayed tuned for more details of the Glennie Blessing of the Pets Service in honour of St Francis of Assisi. Sunday 14 October, 10:00 to 11:00am on the Chapel Lawn.

Rev’d Sharon
bairds@glennie.qld.edu.au

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The door is always open

15 June 2018

The door to the Careers Office is always open for Glennie Old Girls. Last week we had the pleasure of welcoming back Laura Hawkins (GOG 2017) who popped in to chat with Ms Currie about her current study and plans for the future. It's nice to know Glennie girls have a friendly, helping hand should they need it while in school and out of school.

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Kindy after school and vacation care

15 June 2018

To assist our busy parents, Glennie is now offering After School and Vacation Care services for Kindy families. Dedicated staff ensure children are collected from their Kindergarten room at 3.15pm and signed into Kindy Care located in the Prep area. They are provided with a healthy afternoon tea before enjoying an afternoon of relaxed play.

 Operating Hours

  • After School Care: 3:15pm - 6:00pm
  • Vacation Care: 7:30am - 6:00pm

To make a booking for Kindy Care, please contact Lynne Henare, on 0418 882 415 or pitstop@glennie.qld.edu.au

The winter Vacation Care program for school-aged children is also open for bookings. Contact pitstop for more details about the exciting program on offer.

 

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Glennie’s legal eagles

15 June 2018

On Wednesday, a group of Year 10 students who had completed a term of Legal Studies went on an excursion to the Toowoomba Law Courts. Once there, we were given the opportunity to experience what actually happens inside a courtroom. Some girls were taken into the District Court where they witnessed the jury selection. Other groups were able to sit in on cases in the Magistrates Court. Once their court was adjourned, the magistrates gave the girls an insight into their career path to becoming a magistrate and answered any questions the girls had. After this, we all participated in a mock court. We had the chance to experience what a court session would be like for a magistrate, law clerk, witness, jury, defendant, solicitor and prosecutor.

This was an exciting and unique experience that wrapped up our term of Legal Studies in an interesting, relevant and real-world way. We are so grateful to Mrs Sinnamon for organising our trip and for Ms Gloudemans accompanying us.

Cassidy Cook, Year 10

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University Open Days

15 June 2018

Last week, I sent an email to the Year 12 girls explaining the benefits of attending University and College Open Days. Over the next two to three months, the universities open their doors to potential future students. Open Days are a fantastic way to get valuable information about any university or college that students are thinking of attending, and I recommend adding them to your calendar.

Education is an investment, and I encourage the girls to thoroughly investigate their options before committing their time and money. Many universities offer the same courses, so choosing which university best fits for their future is really important. Walking around campus and talking with lecturers will offer insight that is not available from reading the published guides. Often, talks by faculty staff are held in the lecture theatres, and students can get a taste of what might be involved in their program. I encourage girls to ask the important questions: What are the future job opportunities? Are there opportunities for internships? What work placements are involved?  

Open Days are also the perfect opportunity to soak up the culture of the university and decide whether the campus feels like a place where you would belong. I encourage the girls to explore the local area, student accommodation, bus routes, and other factors that may play a big part in the decision-making process. Don’t only talk to university staff; make sure you talk to some of the current students as they are the experts on what it is like to study there. They have just recently gone through the same selection process as the girls are now undertaking. Students may be inspired by courses in fields of interest that they haven’t considered before. Interstate universities also hold their Open Days in Term 3. While a trip to Melbourne or Sydney may seem like an expensive careers excursion, it is far better to find out now that it is not what you had in mind, rather than after paying moving costs.

Throughout Term 3, I will work closely with the girls during our Careers sessions to look at the university application process, including scholarships and colleges. Even though all girls will attend a Year 12 Exit Interview with either Mrs Paul or me in Semester 2, our door is open at all times. Parents and students are welcome to make a careers appointment at any time throughout the year to discuss future options.

Please download the list of university open days below.

Mrs Sharon Currie
Careers Advisor

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Glennie Sports Supporters proudly supporting the Sports Centre

15 June 2018

The Glennie School and Glennie School Foundation are grateful for the Glennie community's support for the new Sports Centre.  It is this strong community that helps us to transform the lives of Glennie girls.

This will be a great complex for all girls, so each girl can be All She Can Be,
Mrs Karen Reeves, Gennie Sports Supporters President and proud Glennie mum.

To find out how you can support the Sports Centre, take a look at this short video or contact The Glennie School Foundation on (07) 4688 8862 or foundation@glennie.qld.edu.au

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Biggest Morning Tea

15 June 2018

Girls completing a Certificate III in Volunteering are hosting a Cancer Council Biggest Morning Tea on Friday 22 June. Members of the Glennie community are invited to join the girls in the Senior Courtyard at 10:30am.

Tickets cost $15 for adults and $10 for children. If you would like to attend, please complete the RSVP form.

If you would like to donate to the Cancer Council, please follow this link to add to the Glennie School total. 

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Winter Wonderland

15 June 2018

It’s finally here! We do hope that you will join us tomorrow afternoon from 3:00pm to 7:00pm in the Assembly Hall and Junior Years Courtyard. Wear your winter woollies and support this very special event.

All funds raised will go to the front gate entrance project designed to improve the safety and image of the front of our school. Money from this year will be added to the funds raised last year.

There will be limited tickets available at the door.

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Glenvale Villas Residents Visit Kindy

15 June 2018

Residents from Glenvale Villas visited Kindy during the past week. The children welcomed them with time together and a story. The visitors joined the children for free play time, arts and crafts before gathering again for a dance.

The morning concluded with a shared morning tea.

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Delightful Cupcakes

15 June 2018

The girls in Tufnell and Hale have been busy baking hundreds of cupcakes to raise funds for the Endeavour Foundation. Both Houses would like to thank everyone for their support of the fundraiser and are delighted to announce that a total of $1,800 was raised. Girls in Middle and Senior Years and staff took advantage of free dress day with some colourful vintage clothing repurposed for all to enjoy.

Chloe Seccombe was the ecstatic winner of the giant cupcake raffle this year. We are sure she had plenty of extra friends after that win!

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New mirrors for dance studio

15 June 2018

Thanks to the fundraising efforts of our friends in the Performing Arts Supporters Association, Junior Years enjoyed the addition of mirrors to their dance studio this week. These mirrors will be a fantastic teaching aid for our specialist dance teachers and the girls learning under their tutelage.

Thank you PASA!

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Eye Spy Glennie in the Media

15 June 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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From the Chaplain

8 June 2018

Ribbon Day

The Annual Glennie Ribbon Day for Cancer Research will be held on Friday, 24 August 2018.

Hosted by the Chapel and Donaldson House Committees, the day is shaping up to be both fun and informative whilst raising much-needed funds. We are calling on anyone in the Glennie community to donate prizes for the Mega Raffle to be drawn on the day. Gifts, large or small, can be brought to reception or delivered to Rev’d Sharon’s office. Early in Term 3, we will be calling for volunteers to assist with the food stalls on the day: lolly bags, cupcakes, baking and all other suggestions will be gratefully received. Stay tuned for more information soon.

Rev’d Sharon

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Four Da Vinci Decathlon wins

8 June 2018

Four teams from Years 7 to 10 nominated by The Glennie School teachers visited A B Paterson College last week to compete at The da Vinci Decathlon Queensland event.  This academic competition is designed to challenge and stimulate the minds of school students across ten disciplines: engineering, mathematics and chess, code-breaking, art and poetry, science, English, ideation, creative producers, cartography and general knowledge.

Over 20 schools attended and competed this year with the overarching theme of the event being ‘Unexpected’.  For Glennie girls, winning four categories was certainly unexpected and wonderful at the same time.

Year 7 girls won first prize in the Art and Poetry category, impressing the judges with a uniquely illustrated surrealism drawing to match a poem they penned titled An Unexpected Death. “It was nice to use my strength in drawing and Kristen’s interest in poetry to contribute to the points girls accumulated in other challenges to secure a win for our team,” said Mia Brown, Year 7 Glennie student.

Year 8 girls also placed third in the Art and Poetry category with an abstract art illustration to match their poem titled Desert. The illustration and poem explored mirages complete with ocean views. “We were probably one of the most relaxed teams in the competition and enjoyed every challenge,” said Isabella Shelton Year 8 Glennie student.

Year 9 girls have attended the event for the past couple of years and harnessed this experience to secure third place in both the Science and the Cartography categories. In Science, they were challenged to answer analysis questions about mirages, experiments and explore the increased gravity and brain synchronisation in monkeys. In Cartography the girls were tasked to map the effects of a natural disaster in North Queensland.  “Winning the third place in Science and Cartography is an achievement our team is proud of, and it has motivated us to work even harder for next year’s competition,” said Emma Donald, Glennie student.

“It was wonderful to see the students have their intellectual and creative talents recognised. The competition was fierce, so they can be deservedly proud of their achievements", said Mrs Pauline Gehrmann, Head of Department Middle Years Social Science, The Glennie School.

Year 7 Team:  Pictured L-R: Holly Beaton, Celeste Sun-Miller, Kristen Davies, Mia Brown, Brianna Whyte, Jessica Irwin, and April Smith

Year 8 Team: Pictured L-R: Tahlia Dwan, Jessica Barnes, Isabella Shelton, Zoe Dann, Olivia Prewett, Prisha Gupte and Chelsea Armstrong.  Absent: Sienna Richardson

Year 9 Team:   Pictured L-R: Amy Grant, Hana Doherty, Emma Donald, Sandali Gange, Olivia Taylor, Kari Donaldson, Apoorva Abeysundera and Genevieve Dean

Year 10 Team:  Alyssa Baker, Lauren Baryla, Lily Bragg, Louise Galvin, Kasey Koina, Molly Martin, Katelyn Nicholls and Emma Prewett.

 

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Kindy artists showcased

8 June 2018

Last Friday night, Kindergarten parents enjoyed the third annual Kindergarten Art Exhibition Wine and Cheese Evening. The parents of our youngest children enjoyed viewing their children’s artwork and mingling with wine and cheese whilst getting to know one another. The evening also included live music and a silent auction.

The art exhibition is a friend and fundraiser for the Kindergarten. This year the Kindergarten is raising funds to assist with the purchase of new low-line furniture and a trolley for their interactive television.

Thank you to the Morton, Keavers, Earixson, Morgan and Warby families as well as Tor Louise Hair Art, Betty-Jo Interior Designs and Vision Exercise Physiology for their raffle donations.

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Farewell, Mrs Balzer

8 June 2018

Mrs Tammy Balzer concluded her work as a Learning Support Aide in the Junior Years today. Mrs Balzer has been appointed Chaplain at Darling Downs Christian School and is taking up her new position next week.

Tammy has recently completed her Bachelor of Ministry degree. We know that she will be a wonderful chaplain for that school. We thank her for all of her work and dedication and wish her all the very best in her new role.

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Winter Wonderland

8 June 2018

We are in the final countdown to this annual event. Dress up in your winter woollies and come along and have a great evening with other families, while the children play and dance the evening away!

Tickets are available online and we hope to see lots and lots of families in attendance. You are welcome to bring family friends and neighbours, too!!

This annual fundraiser, organised by the Year 6 families, raises valuable funds for the Junior Years and is open to all Glennie families. Funds raised this year will join with last year’s funds to go towards out very special Junior Years entrance makeover. This will be a great addition and will improve safety for the girls in and around the car park area at the front of our campus.

There are some wonderful prizes in the multi-draw raffle and we are very grateful to the sponsors for this and the whole event.

Previous projects have included: IT resources, the Gazebo on the back block, the sports shed, sports equipment and the tuckshop development to name a few.

Please come along and support us next Saturday afternoon from 3.30pm to 7.00pm in the Assembly Hall and Junior Years Courtyard.

Mr Steve Warren
Head of Junior Years

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Bonjour à tous

8 June 2018

Recently, our Year 10 French Immersion girls organised and promoted the much anticipated annual Glennie Trivia Night. The girls prepared the questions and ran the fun event on the night.

This year, all the participants dressed up in style as their favourite Disney characters and wore impressively creative costumes.

Over one hundred Glennie girls from Years 6 to 12 along with students from other schools participated with much enthusiasm. After seven rounds of ten questions, delicious pizzas, and a team challenge to design a dress made out of newspapers, the evening ended with lots of smiles and happy faces.

Well done to the Year 10 girls for organising such a successful and fun night! Thank you to the members of the French Immersion Supporters Group who helped make this event possible. We already look forward to 2019!

Enjoy some photos from the night

A bientôt.

Mr Vincent Morere
Head of French Immersion

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