Eye Spy Glennie in the Media

9 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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Abby Swims at the Commonwealth Games Trials

2 March 2018

Our very own Abigail Schoorl has been competing with the big guns at the 2018 Commonwealth Games Trials on the Gold Coast. Abby is competing in three events, the 100m Backstroke, 50m Backstroke and 50m Butterfly.

So far, Abby has competed in her pet event of the 100m Backstroke, racing alongside the Australian Champion, Emily Seebohm. Abby performed extremely well, placing third in her heat and 13th overall! Abby also features in a video of Emily Seebohm. You can spot her at the beginning in a TGS swimming cap, and then swimming in Lane 8.

Abby also raced in the 50m Butterfly, placing 18th Overall.

We wish Abby good luck for the 50m Backstroke on Saturday and congratulations on all your achievements!

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Free dress day for Make a Wish

2 March 2018

The SRC (Junior Years) conducted a fundraiser this week for Make a Wish Foundation. There were multi-draw raffles and children from Kindy to Year 6 joined in the fun at morning tea.

Philippa Lilford and Aalia Magzub-Colvin spoke about the important work of the Foundation.

The SRC girls would like to thank Mrs Penelope Lilford for the Make a Wish banners, balloons and treats.

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From the Chaplain

2 March 2018

Our first Family Communion service for the year will be Sunday 18 March starting at 9:30am. We will focus on Lent as a theme. All Glennie families are welcome to attend this service. It is a great opportunity to hear some of the new chapel songs the girls have been learning at school and to gather together as a community around the Lord’s Table. The worship will be informal and child-friendly. I look forward to welcoming you to our Chapel.

Also, anyone interested in Confirmation for this year please be in touch bairds@glennie.qld.edu.au. Our service will be combined with St Luke’s on Sunday 20 May.  

Blessings for your week.

Rev’d Sharon

 

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eSmart commitment continues

2 March 2018

The Glennie School has recently completed the sustaining stage of the eSmart Schools Framework. The Cyber Education committee, lead by Mrs Marie Miegel and Mr Tim Causer, will continue to improve and review our school Cybersafety practices and policies.  Stay tuned for news about an opportunity for parents to view the movie Screenagers!

 

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New life at Glennie

2 March 2018

Our Kindy children have been captivated by our new little visitors this week. They have had the opportunity to see chicks hatching and have a cuddle or two. The children will enjoy the company of the Henny Penny Hatchery chicks until next Friday. If anyone is interested in giving any a home, please see Kindy staff.

 

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From the Archives

2 March 2018

As we continue the strong Glennie tradition of community projects with our Make a Poppy for Glennie Project (sponsored by Rosabella Threads), we are following in the footsteps of past students and staff who eagerly embraced the challenge to produce socks and balaclavas for the troops on the front lines and baby caps for children orphaned in the war zones.

We remember and honour this commitment. Here is an extract from The Glennie Gazette, October 1918 p.8.

Glennie Knitting Guild

Yes, it’s knit, knit, knit, for the winter months are coming,
And the boys are fighting Germans from the desert to the sea;
If you want to make them happy, keep the knitting needles clicking,
And then you’ll feel you’ve earned your bit of Britain’s victory.

The formation of our Knitting Guild has been one of the exciting events of this quarter. It seems absurd that we should never have had one before, but we have all knitted, so it did not seem necessary. But when the Sock Fund announced that we had done such good work as to warrant our group being formed into a branch of our own at the School - then a Guild was essential.

There are over a hundred members - some very keen, others rather slack - but the corporate idea is gradually working and a little leaven of enthusiasm is gradually leavening the lumps. We have a badge - a strip of purple ribbon with scarlet G.K.G. on it - and it looks a very business-like emblem.

For the special August appeal we sent down 146 pairs of socks and 15 skull caps, and the number of socks knitted in September totalled 60 pairs. We have bound ourselves to keep up an average of 50 pairs a month till the end of the war. Very few of us have what is generally called “spare time”, because our curriculum necessitates hard work, and there is no special time set apart for knitting class as in State Schools, so that our knitting must be done in odd minutes.

Ms Noeleen Fleming
Archives Officer

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Chess Chat

2 March 2018

First big tournament of the year

Wishing students who are representing The Glennie School at the Toowoomba District Primary Schools Individual Chess Championship all the very best!

On Tuesday, 6 March, around 400 students from more than 25 schools in the Toowoomba region (and beyond) will come together to battle over the boards. Students from as young as Year 1, boys and girls, the experienced and the new are going to assemble to do what they enjoy – play chess!

Who knows? Maybe . . . just maybe . . . from this pool of unbridled potential, we may see one or more of Australia’s future international stars: the ‘Terror from Toowoomba’, the ‘Destroyer from the Darling Downs’, the ‘Great Crusher from the Garden City’, the ONE, the ONLY . . . THE CHESSINATOR from Glennie!

Don’t forget

  • Thursday Chess Club at the Junior Years during lunch – FREE!
  • Monday and Thursday after school Chess Academy (for all year levels).
  • Friday Chess Club with Mr Lord in the Middle and Senior Years’ Library during lunch.
  • Register now for Term 2 Chess Academy. 

Chess is everything – art, science and sport. A Karpov

Mr Carter, Chess Coach
chess@internode.on.net

 

 

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Walk through the new Sports Centre

2 March 2018

Would you like to 'walk through' Glennie's fantastic new Sports Centre? You can take a virtual tour at The Glennie School Foundation stall at the Glennie Fair on Sunday.  

Foundation directors will be on hand to tell you about the new Sports Centre and the difference it will make to all Glennie girls.   

For further information about the Sports Centre please contact the Foundation on 07 4688 8862 or foundation@glennie.qld.edu.au

 

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Young Scholar

2 March 2018

After submitting my latest report card, personal statement and school endorsement mid last year, I found out that I, as one of 214 Year 11 students, had been accepted into the Young Scholars Program at the University of Queensland with over 200 more being turned away.

In November last year, I headed to the university at St Lucia to meet my fellow Young Scholars of Cohort 9, along with 22 mentors (all currently studying at UQ in a range of different courses). We stayed at King's College, a residential college usually housing up to 320 students. This provided a great insight into what staying on campus would be like. When I arrived, I was allocated a group that I would spend the following five days and four nights with. We would all become a great support for one another as the week progressed.

Throughout the week we participated in a number of different workshops of our choice and listened to several guest speakers. This allowed me to have an insight into university life, learn about many new and interesting topics, and also make decisions about future study options. The sessions I selected were:

  • a Medical Case-Based Learning activity, 
  • Architectural Design basics,  
  • Using Bloomberg in Finance at Business School, 
  • Mooting in Law School
  • Building New Businesses. 

Not only did the sessions allow me to experience the excellent facilities at The University of Queensland, but also allowed me to explore a great range of interest areas.

As Young Scholars, we also had the opportunity to listen to some motivating and inspiring speakers. These included Dr Joel Gilmore (a physicist, energy expert, science communicator and performer), Rebecca Sparrow (a travel writer, magazine editor, newspaper columnist, TV scriptwriter and novelist), Samantha Freebairn (an operational C-17 Globemaster pilot, flying combat and humanitarian relief missions), and Mark Sowerby (the founder of Blue Sky Alternative Investments Limited, an ASX-listed alternative asset manager).

Although this is an academic camp, we did get some down time. A range of activities before and after lectures such as dancing, sport and arts activities allowed our brains to rest. We could choose to participate in early morning runs and walks, yoga or boot camp if we wished each day. Of course, fun activities including Zumba, bubble soccer, quidditch, slam poetry, board games and many more, offered a little something for everyone.

This camp allowed me to get familiar with the campus and develop connections that will make the transition to university much easier. All UQ Young Scholars stay in touch via our networking group to give each other encouragement and support throughout Year 12. We will reunite at the UQ Open Day later this year. I am looking forward to seeing everyone then as well as knowing familiar faces when I start university.

This camp pushed me out of my comfort zone. It allowed me to extend myself academically and to develop personally, professionally and in leadership. I have made many good friends that I will continue to keep in touch with for many years to come. I would definitely recommend that any students with a love of learning and a desire to have fun apply for this program. I can easily say that this would have been one of the best weeks of my life.

Amy Eiser (Year 12)

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Eye Spy Glennie in the Media

2 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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Our 21st Chaplain

23 February 2018

On Wednesday, in the presence of official guests, staff, parents, and current and past students, Reverend Sharon Baird was commissioned as the twenty-first School Chaplain of The Glennie School. Special guests from Reverend Sharon’s previous school Hillbrook Anglican School attended to formally present her into her new commission. The Right Reverend Cameron Venables, Bishop of the Western Region conducted the service and presented the licence.

Reverend Sharon was given symbols of her ministry including a Bible, a prayer book, holy water, chrism oil, a candle, bread and wine, by members of the Glennie community.

Members of the Middle Years and Senior Years Choirs sang beautifully. Bishop Cam also played his guitar and everyone joined in. It was a beautiful service and a lovely way to officially welcome Reverend Sharon to the Glennie family.

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Future Leaders

23 February 2018

During the second last week of the school holidays, Claudia and I were blessed to attend the annual Griffith Future Leaders Retreat held at Griffith University on the Gold Coast campus. This time was an experience that I will treasure forever. The three-day camp started off with us meeting up in one of the large lecture halls with a welcome from Professor Martin Betts, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor at Griffith University. To break the ice, we then had a ‘get-to-know-other-people-bingo’ giving us the opportunity to meet new people and to see who we were to spend the rest of the three-day retreat with. The rest of the camp flew by, filled with educational and inspiring seminars that encouraged us to build on our skills and change our ways of thinking and leading. It wasn’t all about work, we also had free time where we played beach volleyball, a new and exotic card game called Mao, and we took the opportunity to build new friendships. We enjoyed activities such as the Amazing Race, Karaoke Night and a Movie Under the Stars which were rewards for our hard work. Thank you to everyone who made this event possible, to the teachers at Glennie, and to the very kind and hospitable staff at Griffith. Lize Van der Merwe

This annual retreat is an opportunity for Year 12 leaders from across Queensland and New South Wales to meet and engage in leadership building activities. Such experiences included communication and presentation skills, as well as lectures from many leadership companies across Australia and New Zealand, activities and entrepreneurial workshops.

The information provided by the Griffith University itself and the student opportunities available was invaluable, and will most certainly be considered when making university decisions towards the end of this year. We would like to extend our gratitude towards Griffith University and all of the guest speakers, as well as Glennie for making this opportunity available to us. If any other girls have the chance to attend his retreat in the future, I would most definitely encourage them to do so, as it was a worthwhile experience in which I gained new skills and even more new friendships. Claudia Sullivan

 

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Swimming Carnival

23 February 2018

In a stark contrast to today’s wet and foggy cool change, the Glennie pool was the only place to be during last Friday’s heat, for the Middle and Senior Years Interhouse Swimming Carnival. If cheering was a school sport it would be hard to pick a winner! There was plenty of House spirit and lots of noise as the girls cheered on the swimmers.

The Glennie Sports Supporters probably broke some sort of record with the speed that they sold out of sausages and sushi!

Congratulations to all the girls who swam for their House. Special congratulations go to our 2018 Age Champions and individual trophy winners.

INDIVIDUAL AGE CHAMPIONS:

  • Runner-Up 12 Years: (Tufnell) Isabella Kings
  • Winner 12 Years: (Hale) Ryanda Craige
  • Runner-Up 13 Years: (Tufnell) Holly Campbell
  • Winner 13 Years: (Hale) Jessica Fitzgibbons
  • Runner-Up 14 Years: (Donaldson) Amity Warner
  • Winner 14 Years: (Donaldson) Keeleigh Cauley-Gleeson
  • Runner-Up 15 Years: (Hale) Kasey Koina
  • Winner 15 Years: (Tufnell) Lily Rowe
  • Runner-Up 16 Years: (Tufnell) Torwen Eerkens
  • Winner 16 Years: (Hale) Caitlin Lipp
  • Runner-Up 17 and Over: (Tufnell) Yinte Eerkens
  • Winner 17 and Over: (Tufnell) Abigail Schoorl

INDIVIDUAL TROPHY WINNERS:

  • Buchanan Cup: Fastest Butterfly Time – 50m (Tufnell) Abigail Schoorl
  • Laiban Cup: Fastest Breaststroke Time – 50m (Tufnell) Yinte Eerkens
  • Araloma Cup: Fastest Backstroke Time – 50m (Tufnell) Abigail Schoorl
  • Cadan Cup: Fastest Freestyle Time – 50m (Tufnell) Abigail Schoorl

OVERALL CHAMPIONS:

  • Runner-Up – Junior Champion:(Hale) Jessica Fitzgibbons
  • Junior Champion: (Donaldson) Keeleigh Cauley-Gleeson
  • Runner-Up – Senior Champion: (Hale) Caitlin Lipp
  • Senior Champion: (Tufnell) Abigail Schoorl

House Cup

  • 4th: Donaldson
  • 3rd: Webber
  • 2nd: Tufnell
  • 1st: Hale

New Records

  • Isabella Kings - 12 Years 50m Breaststroke 40.19secs
  • Keeleigh Cauley-Gleeson - 12-14 Years 100m Backstroke 1.13.40mins
  • Caitlin Lipp - 16 Years 50m Freestyle 28.05secs
  • Yinte Eerkens - 17 Years 50m Breaststroke 34.47secs
  • Abigail Schoorl - 17 Years 50m Backstroke 30.27secs
  • Abigail  Schoorl - 17 Years 50m Butterfly 28.67secs
  • Abigail Schoorl - 17 Years 50m Freestyle 27.25secs
  • Abigail Schoorl - 15-18 Years 100m Backstroke 1.04.79mins
  • Abigail Schoorl - 15-18 Years 100m Butterfly 1.05.05mins
  • Abigail Schoorl - 15-18 Years 100m Freestyle 59.03secs

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Photo credits: A huge thank you to Lize Van Der Merwe, Rosie Peek, Jade Verbelen and Laura Darlington for their contribution of photos.

 

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A sporting start to 2018

23 February 2018

We are very excited to be finalising plans for the School's wonderful new Sports Centre and we are now hoping to break ground in Term Two.  

To make this dream a bricks and mortar reality, we need your help.  By purchasing a sports medallion on our supporters' wall you will be immortalising your daughter in the School's history and helping us to create a state-of-the-art facility for all Glennie girls.  

Purchasing a medallion is easy and made more affordable with a range of payment options available to suit all budgets. 

Come and visit The Glennie School Foundation stall at the Glennie Fair, our directors will take you on a virtual tour of the new centre and the range of medallions available will be on display.  We look forward to seeing you there.  

Mrs Tammy Wilson
Foundation Officer

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A Treasure Trove of Photos

23 February 2018

We had a special visit this week from Mrs Marilyn Parker, the daughter of Glennie Old Girl Mrs Vivian Bevis who boarded at Glennie from 1928 to 1929.

Marilyn brought with her a collection of photos of her mother’s time at Glennie. These photos provide a snapshot of what life was like at Glennie in the 1920s and will be a valuable addition to our archive. Armed with one of the old photos for reference Marilyn was taken on a walk around the School and was able to put into context where her mother ate, slept and studied. She was able to stand on exactly the spot where one of the original photos was taken. It was truly an opportunity for her to walk in her mother’s footsteps. We thank Marilyn for taking the time to visit us.

Pictured are Vivian and her friends sitting on the lawns outside what is now the Main Admin building, you can see the boardroom on the left. The girls are drying their hair after its weekly wash on Sunday. Photos such as these are an invaluable record and provide great insight into how times have changed.

There are more photos on the GOGA Facebook page

Miss Bree Coleman
GOGA Alumni Officer

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Bangarra - Our land, people, stories

23 February 2018

On Saturday evening, February 17th, over 30 Glennie girls joined Mrs Ewing, Ms Reynoldson, Mrs Dennis and Mrs Budden at The Empire Theatre. We were lucky enough to see the only performance of ‘OUR land, people, stories’ by renowned Indigenous company, Bangarra Dance Theatre as part of their current regional tour.

The dancing was athletic and dynamic which awed all who were present. The movement pieces explored themes and ideas about the history of Sydney, kinship systems in the Wiradjuri country, and gained inspiration from beautifully textured paintings by Yirrkala artist Nyapanyapa Yunupingu. This was a wonderful experience enjoyed by all.

After the performance, amongst the large crowd of audience members that had gathered to show their appreciation to the performers, some of our students were fortunate enough to meet and speak with a few of the Bangarra dancers.  Later in the year, the Year 10 Dance students will look more closely at this company as part of our work in a unit about world/cultural dance.

Miss Lauren Budden
Dance Teacher

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Movie Night

23 February 2018

Last Saturday, the French Immersion Supporters Group hosted a movie night for Glennie families.

It was a great occasion for parents and children to spend the evening together and watch the movie Ballerina.

It was also an opportunity for parents to get to know the two new staff members of the French immersion team; Mr Morere and Miss Lelion.

We had a great turn out and a lot of fun and wish to thank the French Immersion Supporters' Group for all their hard work in organising this great evening!

Mademoiselle Lelion
French Teacher

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Food design, yum!

23 February 2018

As part of their Food Design studies, Year 8 students are designing a salad in a jar. This week the had their first test day, and the girls were very impressed with their efforts. Now they will evaluate and make recommendations for the next test salad prep day.

Mrs Jillian Johns
Hospitality Co-ordiantor

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Donaldson Leaders

23 February 2018

As the Year 12 Donaldson girls settle into their leadership roles, what better way to celebrate, than a Dinner at Hog’s Breath Cafe with the Donaldson Year 11 girls? Everyone enjoyed the lively conversations and delicious meals, some even indulged in a Boss Hog Rocky Road Sundae. A great night was had by all and it was wonderful to have so many of the Senior girls attend.

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Mrs Rollason
Head of Donaldson House

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Year 4 Camp

23 February 2018

This week the Year 4 girls attended their camp at Luther Heights in Coolum. We had three fun-filled days involving a range of challenging activities.

We had so much fun playing with our friends and meeting new people. The most challenging thing for me was the flying fox. Maya McGrath (4O)

My favourite activity was the flying fox because I got to do something new I had never tried before. I also liked the food as I was so hungry after all the challenges. Reagan Wood (4C)

I thought the flying fox would be really scary, but I loved it! I also loved the challenge of the whale tail activity. We had to use teamwork to be able to complete this activity. Amalia Gomez-Faramand (4C)

My favourite things were doing all of the activities and meeting the camp people. Jalisa Murray (4C)

We loved the flying fox because it felt like we had no weight at all! We also loved the beach. Zoe Wardle and Amelie Zahra (4O)

I loved everything about camp. I enjoyed making the mini rafts and then having to pull them through the water and lilypads. Caitlyn Garrat (4O)

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Year 6 Camp

23 February 2018

Camp Mapleton was a great way for us to engage in activities not usually accessible at school. We were challenged in so many ways to discover our leadership skills, encourage others, be independent and work in a team. The inclement weather gave us all the opportunity to test our resilience and show what we are made of. Above all, we learnt a lot and had lots of fun with our friends.

Camp was a great experience! It helped all of us conquer our fears and challenge ourselves. The activities were really fun and I hope to do them again. Charlotte Townsing

I loved the experience. I think I challenged myself quite a bit. I wasn't so keen about abseiling, but I gave it a try. It was awesome! Maya Powell

I enjoyed the activities a lot. Although the weather was bad, I liked how we all gave it a go and pushed through the difficult times when we just wanted to drop. Amelia Telford

I really enjoyed camp because of the super fun activities. I loved the Flying Fox and the Glider Possum because we went really fast and very high. Unfortunately, it was raining when my group did abseiling, but it was still fun. Overall I loved camp. Pip Lilford

WOW! Camp Mapleton was awesome. The instructors were hilarious and the activities were challenging but exciting. The first night at the French restaurant was awesome.  The snails were odd, the other courses were amazing. My favourite activities were the flying fox and the glider possum. An encouraging group and awesome scenery.  I recommendation from me. Keira Nichols

Camp Mapleton was amazing.  We did lots of challenging and fun activities, including the flying fox, which was 11m high. We also went to a French restaurant and ate snails, and they tasted like garlic. We all loved Camp Mapleton. Gemma Osmond

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Chess Chat

23 February 2018

TIP#1 GET YOUR GAME ON
In many ways, chess is life . . . played out on a board. In chess and in life, small things can make a big difference. Often the largest consequences come about through the smallest moment of genius or the tiniest miscalculation.

TIP #2 – STAY CENTRED
In moments of difficulty, others may have told you to find your centre and/or stay centred. The message behind this obscure phrase is to focus on what is important, be confident in yourself and move forward with a single purpose. While that holds true whilst battling over a chessboard as well, I’d like to focus on the other ‘CENTRE’.

The ‘CENTRE’ refers to the four squares in the middle of the chess board (d4, d5, e4 and e5). At the beginning of your game, fight for control of the centre four squares. Whoever controls the centre, controls the game!

Word of the week: memoriter – to know by memory or by heart. Chess improves one’s ability to learn memoriter.

  • Chess Academy – Monday and Thursday after school
  • Chess Clubs – Thursday lunch ($$$ FREE $$$ - Junior Years) and Friday lunch (Middle & Senior Years)

Mr Ted Carter
Chess Coach

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