Eye Spy Glennie in the Media

22 March 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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Three Fluffy Pandas dominate Glennie Readers Cup

16 March 2018

Five teams of enthusiastic readers signed up for the Middle Years Glennie Readers Cup challenge. Collaboratively, the girls read five books and worked together to answer some pretty challenging questions relating to the stories. 'Three Fluffy Pandas' won for the second consecutive year. Well done girls and may you forever cherish your love for reading.

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From the Chaplain

16 March 2018

Our first Family Communion Service for the year is this Sunday,18 March, at 9:30am in the Chapel. Please come along to this all-age worship service with a Lent/ Easter theme. Be prepared to learn an action song or two as we celebrate the term together.

This week, our Boarders celebrated Easter with an Agape Meal. The Agape Meal or ‘love feast’ as it is often called, dates back to the very early church. The word ‘agape’ means love in community or friendship love. In the early church Christians would gather in people’s houses, share a meal and talk about Jesus and their faith. They would also remember Jesus’ last supper with the disciples and share what became known as Holy Communion together.

Our boarding community shared a beautiful meal of lamb and couscous with a Middle Eastern flavour. The girls were encouraged to share some of the joys and challenges of the first term in their family table groupings as they will soon part ways to camps and then home for the holidays. It was a great night and thanks go to the staff for preparing such a lovely meal.

Reverend Sharon

 

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Kyoto girls treated to a BBQ at Glennie

16 March 2018

Our friends visiting from Kyoto Junior Girls High School enjoyed a unique cultural exchange at Glennie on Monday. First, there was fun on the oval for their official photo shoot, a BBQ at lunchtime followed by games with the Junior Years girls.

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Shady sheepishly invades IdeasPlus@Glennie

16 March 2018

Mr Ted Carter presented our first IdeasPlus@Glennie workshop for 2018 at Junior Years. Entitled ‘The Cognitive Crusade . . . and the scuffle for the sacred shrubbery’ the Prep to Year 2 girls were introduced to ‘Shady the Sheep’ - an evil character with one goal in mind . . . to eat the sacred shrubbery. Year 2 girls let their leadership skills shine as they assisted the younger girls in groups to solve some cognitive thinking puzzles.  The puzzles took them to various parts of the school, and we are pleased to report the girls were successful in their tasks and Shady did not complete his scuffle for the shrubs. The Years 3 to 6 girls were as equally determined to foil Shady’s evil plans. Some smart thinking prevailed.

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Jane joins Glennie staff

16 March 2018

Jane Thornton (Year 11) started a traineeship at Glennie Junior Years today. In addition to her school study commitments, Jane is studying a Cert III in Education Support and will now be a support staff member for the Junior Years teachers. Welcome aboard, Jane!

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First lunchtime cafes for Year 10 girls

16 March 2018

Our Year 10 Hospitality girls had their first experience running lunchtime cafés. In two groups the girls planned, cooked and served the hungry crowds. There was some friendly rivalry between the girls to make their café the best, but Mrs Johns assures us that both groups did an excellent job. In fact, the girls did such a good job that they took on the morning cafés and did an equally good job cooking and serving during the breakfast rush.

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Andrew’s Cup 80th Anniversary Celebrations

16 March 2018

On Thursday evening, Mrs Varley and Mr Warren attended a function at Somerville House to celebrate the 80th anniversary of the Andrews Cup Association. This was a great event to reflect on the history of this sporting association, which has provided so many sporting opportunities to girls across the ten schools since 1938.

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Learning about CPR

16 March 2018

Glennie Aquatic Manager, Shannon Townsend visited Prep to teach the girls the importance of CPR and water safety.

She brought her ukelele with her and shared her musical talents by teaching the girls the song Kids Alive do the Five. The girls enjoyed practising basic CPR on mannequins and learning how to stay safe around the water.

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Webber throws a snag on the barbie

16 March 2018

A large crowd of Webber girls and their families attended the Annual Webber Dinner on Friday 2 March. The theme was an Aussie Bush BBQ and everyone jumped on board the theme with some wonderful dress-ups. The Senior Committee planned a lovely Australian outdoor setting, complete with gum trees, hay bales and Aussie memorabilia. Unfortunately, the heavens opened soon after the start of the dinner and we had to move inside. Webber Seniors showed their resilience and adaptability and made a few quick changes to the plan of the night.

Guests enjoyed a 'fair-dinkum' Aussie BBQ with meat supplied by the Miles Butcher (Marty McKellar)  and were entertained with singing (Celine Dixon), jokes (Isabelle Simon and Holly Whittaker) as well as trivia and a doughnut eating competition.

Thank you to the Webber Senior Committee for their planning and organising and to all Webber families who attended.

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Poppy Workshop

16 March 2018

Thank you to all the ladies in the Glennie community who visited our poppy stall at the Glennie Fair to deliver their beautiful handmade poppies. We have an impressive collection so far and many keen crafters took kits home with them from the fair to keep the project ticking along. If you have been making poppies, you can post a photo on our Facebook page, we look forward to hearing from you. If you would like to collect a kit, email tildent@glennie.qld.edu.au

The next stage will be to start to assemble the poppies and we have decided to use fabric that we purchased at a very discounted price from Express Curtains and Blinds. Our home economics teacher Kylie Dolan is running the fabric up into three metre drops to create the backing for the poppies.

Workshop

On Sunday 22 April (the first weekend of Term 2) we will be holding a poppy making workshop in the Home Economics building. The aim is to have the first panel on display for our ANZAC Day Service so everyone can see what we are creating. Come along to our workshop and help attach the poppies that we already have, or come and make some poppies on the day.

If you would like to attend, please email tildent@glennie.qld.edu.au and I will send you some more details.

Tina Tilden
Poppy Project Co-ordinator

 

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Eye Spy Glennie in the Media

16 March 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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The Glennie Fair

9 March 2018

It was hot, it was loud, and it was lots and lots of fun. The Glennie Fair is over for another year and once again it was a great success thanks to the efforts of P & F President Mr Jason Lipp, his committee and all the parents, students and staff who contributed towards making the Fair a great day.

Read further in the Glennie Fair section of eNews to see Mr Lipp’s very long list of thank yous.

In the meantime, enjoy a gallery of photos from the day.

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Thank you, Jason

9 March 2018

Thank you, Jason Lipp, for everything you do for the Glennie community! You make the hard work of bringing the Fair to fruition easy and lots of fun!

As a community, we thank you and congratulate you and your committee on another fantastic Glennie Fair.

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Thank you Glennie Fair sponsors and supporters

9 March 2018

We take this opportunity to once again thank our many sponsors of the Glennie Fair. Our generous sponsors and supporters make all the difference to the success of the Fair.

Major, Gold, Silver and Bronze Sponsors

The Fair is almost upon us and it is time once again to acknowledge the contribution that our sponsors make to the success of this major event in the Glennie calendar.

Major:

Gold:

Silver:

 Bronze

 Other Sponsors and Supporters

  • Allied Beef Pty Ltd
  • Alzheimer’s Queensland
  • Bank of Queensland
  • Bazinga Entertainment Centre
  • Blueberry Crest
  • Briese Lawyers
  • Cenovis
  • Christina Lipp Nutrimetics
  • Colliers International
  • Diamond H - Hatton Family
  • Dust Eze
  • Digit It
  • Edwards Saddleworld
  • Fruition Tuition
  • Gelatissimo
  • Graham Nielsen Constructions
  • Harolds Finishing Touches
  • J T Commercial Pty Ltd
  • James Family
  • Kelco Contracting
  • K & R Plumbing Supplies
  • Kingfisher Café
  • Kylie Fleming/Big N
  • Leonards Clifford Gardens
  • Liam Lourigan Plastering
  • Lorna Jane Grand Central
  • Mainoru Station
  • McDonalds Toowoomba City
  • Ward Family
  • Namoi Cotton Cooperative
  • Nextra Grand Central
  • NJ’s Canvas
  • Olympus Cheer
  • Packer Family
  • Pittsworth Post Office
  • Podiatry Point
  • Raine and Horne - Julie-Ann Hedge
  • Rosabella Threads
  • Schriek Building Group
  • Southern Hotel
  • Special Occasions Hire
  • Sunnyspot Farm
  • Sunset Superbowl
  • Tommy Guns
  • Toowoomba Regional Council
  • The Fitlab
  • The Party Hut
  • UQ St Lucia
  • Wippells Autos
  • Withers Dental
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Year 5 Camp

9 March 2018

On 28 February, the Year 5 girls set out for their two night camp at Camp Cooby.  The girls slept in tents, a new experience for many. They enjoyed completing activities including rock climbing, high ropes and canoeing. The girls learnt many new skills and had to work as a team to complete tasks. A big thank you to Mr Griffiths, Mrs Kleidon, Miss Zang and Miss Fischer for accompanying the girls on camp. Here are some reflections from the girls:  

I really liked camp. I enjoyed sleeping in the tents and think that we learned some good leadership skills by putting them up ourselves. My top two favourite activities were sailing and the giant’s ladder. Kate Roper

The food was really good. I enjoyed the night time activities, especially the hospital game. I enjoyed sailing and the giant’s ladder the most. The giant’s ladder was very challenging and you needed teamwork to succeed. It was also really cool learning about our brains and our emotions. Ava Rowe

My favourite activity was rock climbing. The tower was 12 metres high. I slipped off and nearly fell, but my ‘donkeys’ (rope supporters) caught me. It was a good challenge, and higher than I have climbed before.  Skyla Fleming

My favourite thing about camp was sleeping in tents because I had not done it before. I also enjoyed rock climbing and the giant’s ladder. I liked it because there was a lot of teamwork involved, and I’ve never climbed that high before.  The camp instructors were really nice and encouraged us. Ella Hedge

Mrs Emma-Lee Kleidon & Year 5 Students

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Year 6 Quiz evening

9 March 2018

From spelling and mathematics to local history and geography, the students from Glennie, Toowoomba Grammar, Fairholme College and St Mary’s battled it out in the annual Year 6 Quiz Evening held at Glennie. This event takes the place of a social in Term 1 and gives the Year 6 girls opportunities to socialise with students from other schools. This was a fun event which ended in a traditional Glennie sausage sizzle!

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Years 2 and 3 visit Cobb & Co Museum

9 March 2018

Last Friday, the Years 2 and 3 students visited the Cobb & Co Museum to learn more about the traditional owners of Tchwampa (Toowoomba). The students learned how the Giabul, Jarowair and Barrunggan people used traditional Aboriginal tools and implements in their daily lives. They also learned how the Aboriginal people had a kinship relationship with the land, plants and animals in the area.  The excursion provided the girls with hands-on experiences that helped to consolidate the knowledge and understanding they have gained from their current History unit, ‘Footprints’.

Story by Mrs Sonya Vickers

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Queensland School Libraries Week

9 March 2018

This week we focused on our School Libraries as hubs of learning, creativity and reading.  Special activities in the Junior Years Library included a treasure hunt, competitions, guest readers, and prizes for our busiest borrowers!

Photos in the gallery

  • Chloe Archinal receives her prize for top borrower
  • Reagan Wood receives her prize for runner-up borrower
  • Mrs Vickers was a lunchtime guest reader
  • Year 12 Sinead Murphy helping Mischa Barnes with a lunchtime activity
  • Year 12 Elizabeth Stephens as a guest reader 

Mrs Marie Miegel
Junior Years Teacher Librarian

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Primary Schools Individual Chess Championships

9 March 2018

389 students from 29 different schools assembled at COC on Tuesday to participate in the Toowoomba Region Primary Schools Chess Championship.

 Thirteen Glennie students from Year 1 to Year 6 entered the tournament with great excitement and a few nerves. The participants played seven rounds of chess throughout the day and final standings were ranked according to results, irrespective of age.

 Bailey Crisp was awarded the medallion for the strongest competitor in Year 5. Another outstanding result was the fact that both Bailey and Mashal Imam finished well within the top 20. Mashal narrowly missed the trophy for the best female participant. Aalia also scored a very respectable 3.5/7.

 All thirteen girls represented Glennie admirably and represented their school with great pride. They now eagerly anticipate the next tournament on 14 March and then the big teams tournament in September. Well done Bailey, Mashal, Aalia, Addison, Vijetha, Charlotte, Matilda, Palakh, Mishka, Olivia, Valentina, Disha and Shashaa!

Mr Ted Carter
Chess Coach

We didn’t just play chess we experienced chess. We met new friends like a knight forming an alliance with a bishop. This tournament is no longer classified a tournament but an incredible experience especially for the people experiencing this opportunity for the first time. Bailey Crisp

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Mayoral Morning Tea

9 March 2018

Some of our Year 6 Leaders attended the annual Mayor’s Morning Tea, along with leaders from 57 regional primary schools at the newly refurbished City Hall. The girls shared morning tea with the other school leaders, talking about their various roles within the schools. Cr Antonio spoke with the girls about the honour of leadership and the responsibilities that come with their roles in their final year of primary school.

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Science in French is still Science

9 March 2018

Year 8 French Immersion student Amy Grant shares what she has learned recently in Science. The difference is, she did it all in French as part of the French Immersion Program.

Last week in science our class looked at acids and bases.We looked at the pH levels, using pH paper, lots of different substances, some of which we use on an everyday basis such as shampoo and detergent, and others that we use not so often, such as hydrochloric acid. We also used the extract from red cabbage, which just happens to be blue, to find whether different substances were an acid or a base. This is because the extract acts as an indicator so when the substance is acidic it turns the liquid red and when it is basic it turns the liquid green, or a shade somewhere between the two depending on its pH level. The result is an accurate way to determine its pH level, and a beautiful rainbow of liquids.

Amy Grant, Year 8

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A Taste of French

9 March 2018

Last Friday, girls studying Senior French had the chance to attend an event called “A Taste of French” at Grammar in Toowoomba.

The event was hosted by the University of Queensland and gathered all schools with students currently studying French at a senior level. It was an opportunity for the girls to learn more about study options at university and how they could use their French to become more competitive in the job market. It was also fantastic to meet and work alongside students from different schools.

The girls thoroughly enjoyed the afternoon and had the opportunity to use their French at a university level.

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It's Queensland School Libraries Week

9 March 2018

During Queensland School Libraries Week, we are reminded of the wonderful staff and resources we have available in our libraries on both the Junior and Middle and Seniors Years campuses at Glennie.

Our very own Teacher-Librarian Mrs Marie Miegel is the Darling Downs representative on the Queensland School Library Association Council. She spoke with David Iliffe from ABC Southern Qld radio about the importance of Teacher-Librarians and the wealth of knowledge and impact they can have on students’ learning experiences.

Here is a recording of the interview

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Jump Lotto Winners

9 March 2018

Congratulations to the three winners of the e-Computing Jump Lotto at the Glennie Fair. The skydivers certainly made a spectacular entrance landing on the Glennie Oval.

Staff member Jason Hockaday, parent Julie Meyer and Year 7 student Maddison Pearce each won a crisp $100 note.

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