Sports Camp

26 February 2016

Last weekend, 63 girls who play volleyball, netball and football attended the annual Glennie Sports Camp at Tallebudgera Sport and Recreation Centre on the Gold Coast. The girls took part in all activities with great enthusiasm despite the heat and humidity. The cool-down opportunities in the creek were welcomed each day by both students and staff.

Across the three days,  girls took part in fitness, skill development, team dynamics sessions as well as talks by an exercise physiologist and a session on sport psychology by Jaclyn Jones covering mind-set and attitude. It was exciting for the girls to see the Queensland Firebirds Under-21 squad practising.

Thank you to all the girls who attended and thanks also to Mrs Watts, Mrs Draheim, Miss Mitchell and Mrs Hede for the work over the camp.

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Futsal

26 February 2016

Futsal has well and truly kicked off for the season with 13 Glennie teams in a 36 team competition. Six schools are represented across Toowoomba and due to the popularity of the sport, we now play across two nights each week.

In our Junior competition, our three young teams have all experienced success this season against some strong competition. The Glennie Electricks are currently leading their division but have some more tough opponents coming up.

In the Senior competition, fun is certainly at the foundation of every game! A highlight for me last week was watching our two senior teams take the court against each other. The Glennie Senior Citizens played the Glennie Twelvies in an entertaining clash. Fun was most definitely the winner of the game. When the girls could stop laughing, they actually played some good futsal. It makes me very proud to see so many seniors coming out and getting a great workout, spending time together and playing such a great game!

Next week will be the mid-way point of the competition and we have several teams poised to reach the finals in their respective divisions.

I would like to thank Miss Stacie Broom for her fantastic efforts in assisting me with this competition so far this season. It is a huge undertaking, but the girls are also so appreciative!

Good luck for the remainder of the season girls!

Mrs Watts
Futsal Co-ordinator

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Cross Country, date change.

26 February 2016

The Interhouse Cross Country Carnival for the Junior Years girls will be run on a different day from the Middle and Senior Years. This is due to the Queensland and Toowoomba Eisteddfod schedules which were not available at the time that the date for the Cross Country Carnival was set.

The Junior Years girls from Years P to 6 will hold their event at Kearneys Spring on Thursday, 17 March commencing at approximately 1:00pm. Further details will be released closer to the event.

The Years 7 to 12 races will be held on the original date of  Friday, 18 March at the Kearney Springs Sports Complex. Girls will be taken to the Complex after tutor time with the first race for girls aged 12 beginning at 9.30am. The 16 year old girls and seniors will run last, closer to lunch time to allow for the completion of some final examinations. A full schedule of race times will be available next week.

We apologise for this disruption in our plans.

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Football

26 February 2016

It was an absolute pleasure working with the footballers over the weekend of the sports camp. Their determination and drive to better themselves over the weekend was most apparent and much appreciated. In the sweltering heat, the girls dug deep.

Their attitude was excellent throughout the weekend and the team dynamics went from strength to strength. With so many senior players this year, the leadership of the team is very much in their hands - or at their feet!

Mel Christie more than proved herself as the 2016 Football Captain. Mel leads by example in everything she does, on and off the field. I am very excited to work with Mel and our Vice-Captain, Harriet Killen this year, and to watch this very special family grow and bond.

Selections for the Fillies team will be finalised by the end of Term 1. Thank you to all of the girls who have been working hard to be part of this very special team and dedicated themselves to the trials so far.

Mrs Watts
Football Coach

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Swimming

26 February 2016

On Tuesday, nine Glennie girls participated in the Darling Downs Swimming Championships in Gatton. Lizzie Chicalas, Caitlin Crook, Yinte Eerkens, Kasey Koina, Kodi Koina, Taliesha Leslie, Caitlin Lipp, Abigail Schoorl and Maddy Webber participated in multiple events and did very well.

Some of the performances from the day include:

  • Lizzie Chicalas; 3rd backstroke
  • Yinte Eerkens; 1st 50m breaststroke, 1st 100m breaststroke, 1st 200m breaststroke
  • Taliesha Leslie; 3rd freestyle
  • Caitlin Lipp; 1st breaststroke, 2nd freestyle and 2nd backstroke
  • Abigail Schoorl; 2nd freestyle, 1st backstroke, 1st butterfly, 2nd 200m individual medley, 1st 100m butterfly

At the end of competition Yinte Eerkens, Kasey Koina, Taliesha Leslie, Caitlin Lipp and Abigail Schoorl gained selection in the Darling Downs team.

Well done, girls!

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Triathlon

26 February 2016

Congratulations to the Glennie girls who represented Darling Downs in triathlon at the recent State Championships in Hervey Bay with the following results. Abigail Schoorl came 25th and Claudia Sullivan 37th in the intermediate division. Emily Rattray came 14th, Jacinta Sullivan 52nd and Olivia Sullivan 55th in the junior division.

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Hockey

26 February 2016

We have had a further update on the success of hockey player, Ella White. Ella took part in the Under 15 Queensland trials last weekend in Brisbane. She was selected into one of the two teams. Ella will compete in the Nationals competition in April in Wollongong. We wish her all best.

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Summer Sports Photos

26 February 2016

This year, sport team photos will be taken on two separate days to avoid the busy rush at the end of the year. Summer sport photos; Club G water polo, Club G softball, TSSS swimming and Club G basketball will all be taken on Friday, 11 March starting at 1.00pm near the athletics track.

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West Zone Swimming representatives

19 February 2016

On Monday, 20 girls from Years 4 to 7 competed in the West Zone Swimming Carnival at the Glennie Aquatic Centre. Our girls entered 30 events and gained 35 first, second or third placings. In addition, ten Glennie girls gained selection into the Toowoomba West Zone Swimming Team. They will compete at the 2016 Darling Downs Primary School's Swimming Carnival on Wednesday, 2 March at the Gatton Aquatic Centre.

Well done to all the girls who swam their hardest. Special congratulations go to Mia Brown, Mognild Eerkens,  Jessica Fitzgibbons, Telile Gehrmann, Mya Gilbert, , Samantha Joyce, Ruby Leicht, Jessica Rowe,  Abbey Wardle and Holly Willmington.

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Darling Downs trials

19 February 2016

This week, the first round of Darling Downs sports trials took place. Glennie girls trialled in all sports in this round; tennis, touch, softball and volleyball.

Congratulations to the following girls who have been selected into the Darling Downs team for State Championships.

  • Touch – Under 15:  Paige Edwards, Zoe McLoughlin and Matilda Leicht, 
  • Touch - Open: Anthea Moodie
  • Softball: Taylor Jannusch and Emily Byrne
  • Volleyball: Nell Brodie, Jess Stone and Taylor Jannusch.

The next round of sports for Toowoomba and Darling Downs will be the Under 15 and open netball, soccer, basketball and orienteering teams and the open hockey and golf teams.

Sign-up sheets for these sports are outside the Sports Office. Girls with any questions are encouraged to see sports staff.

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Athletics

19 February 2016

Last weekend, Ireland Lee, Anthea Moodie and Charlotte Lindemann competed in the Queensland Junior Athletics Championships in Brisbane. All three girls performed well with the following results.

  • Ireland Lee:  Third, Under 18 girls Shot Put, 12.93m. Third, Under 18 girls Discus, 35.63m.
  • Charlotte Lindemann: Fifth, Under 18 girls Long Jump 5.00m, Fifth, Under 16 400m in a heat time of 62.48s. Fourth, Under 16 Long Jump, 5.11m. 
  • Anthea Moodie: Fourth, Under 17 High Jump 1.60m. Fourth, Under 17 High Jump, 5.04m.
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Peak to Park fun run

19 February 2016

The annual Peak to Park fun run is only two weeks away. We have over 80 girls signed up this year to run either the 5 or 10km races. Girls should be attending running training Monday and Wednesday afternoons to give themselves the best chance of running well, particularly if they are doing the 10km.

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Cross Country

19 February 2016

It’s Cross Country time! To help girls prepare for the the 3km and 4km run there are training session available with distance coach Mr Sprason on Monday and Wednesday afternoons from 3:30 to 4:30pm. Trisanna Adrian, 2016 Cross Country Captain, will also have a session Tuesday morning before school starting next week for girls who are unable to train after school.

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Junior Touch

19 February 2016

Our Friday Night Junior Touch competition has had a great start for 2016. We have 11 Glennie Junior Teams competing every Friday night. Thank you to parents and students for volunteering their time each week.

Players are reminded that the Toowoomba Junior Touch season will end on the 11 March for all Under 8 teams. Teams that are in finals will play until 18 March.

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Sports Camp

19 February 2016

Girls in senior football, netball and senior and junior volleyball squads departed for Sports Camp today. Once again the girls will be at Tallebudgera Creek Sport and Recreation Centre for two and half days. The girls will be preparing for the upcoming seasons. All staff involved have engaging sessions planned with plenty of rest time between to recover and escape the heat.

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Netball 2016

19 February 2016

Mrs Draheim has been busy selecting teams for the upcoming season which commences on Saturday 5 March. Team lists are available on the Sports Portal. Please make sure that uniforms are purchased prior to the commencement of the season. These are available at GOSS.

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Swimming Carnival

12 February 2016

The Middle and Senior Years Swimming Carnival today was the usual colourful and noisy affair. Team spirit was on show right from the start with all girls cheering every swimmer until the end of every race. The Glennie Sports Supporters were on hand selling snow cones and sizzling sausages at lunchtime. Thank you to the parents who came along to help keep everyone fed. Thank you also to all the staff who worked hard organising the races, scoring and keeping time. Well done, to the IT Department who live streamed all the action via video link. Hopefully parents who could not be there were able to see their daughters race.

Congratulations to Hale who were this year’s winners. congratulations also to all the girls who set new records or were named age champions. A special congratulations to Abigail Schoorl who ended the day with an armful of trophies.

NEW RECORDS

  • Yinte Eerkens – 15 yrs 50m Breaststroke – 35.87 Seconds
  • Caitlin Lipp – 12 – 14 yrs 100m Freestyle – 1.04.62 Minutes
  • Caitlin Lipp – 12 – 14 yrs 100m Backstroke – 1.13.57 Minutes
  • Taliesha Leslie – 16 yrs 50m Butterfly – 32.47 Seconds
  • Abigail Schoorl – 15 yrs 50m Butterfly – 30.76 Seconds
  • Abigail Schoorl – 15 yrs 50m Freestyle – 29.05 Seconds
  • Abigail Schoorl – 15 – 18 yrs 100m Butterfly – 1.11.16 Minutes
  • Abigail Schoorl – 15 yrs 50m Backstroke – New Record of 32.73 Seconds
  • Abigail Schoorl – 15 yrs 100m Backstroke – New Record of 1.09.12 Minutes

INDIVIDUAL AGE CHAMPIONS

  • Runner Up - 12 Years: Tufnell, Samantha Joyce
  • Winner – 12 Years: Tufnell, Mognild Eerkens
  • Runner Up – 13 Years: Tufnell, Lily Rowe
  • Winner – 13 Years: Hale, Kasey Koina
  • Runner Up – 14 Years: Tufnell, Torwen Eerkens
  • Winner – 14 Years: Hale, Caitlin Lipp
  • Runner Up – 15 Years: Tufnell, Yinte Eerkens
  • Winner – 15 Years: Tufnell, Abigail Schoorl
  • Runner Up – 16 Years: Hale, Anthea Moodie
  • Winner – 16 Years: Hale, Taliesha Leslie
  • Runner Up – 17 and Over: Donaldson, Pippy Donaldson
  • Winner – 17 and Over: Hale, Ireland Lee

INDIVIDUAL TROPHY WINNERS

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

OVERALL CHAMPIONS

  • Runner-Up – Junior Champion: Hale, Kasey Koina
  • Junior Champion: Hale, Caitlin Lipp  
  • Runner-Up – Senior Champion: Tufnell, Yinte Eerkens
  • Senior Champion: Tufnell, Abigail Schoorl

HOUSE RESULTS – House Cup

  • 4th Place = 1325.5 points, Donaldson
  • 3rd Place = 1401 points, Webber
  • 2nd Place = 1652 points, Tufnell
  • 1st Place = 1874.5 points, Hale

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Sport Trials this week

12 February 2016

Thank you to all the girls who have taken part in a number of extensive trials for netball and volleyball this week. This is a large and challenging task for the staff to put girls in the most appropriate team for their age and current skill level. Please keep an eye on notices and emails as final lists are sent out leading into the start of training and games for both sports.

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Junior Girls make a splash

5 February 2016

Junior Years girls from Donaldson, Tufnell, Webber and Hale gave it their all in the pool yesterday. Hale proved victorious with the highest overall points for their House. Congratulations to our Age Champions: your medallions are reward for your skill in the pool. We thank all parents and friends for attending yesterday as well as our viewers online via the live feed.

We have had some positive feedback from the live feed at this event and thank all our viewers for tuning in.

Age Champions:

  • 7 Years - Victoria Cross
  • 8 Years - Skyla Fleming
  • 9 Years - Mya Gilbert
  • 10 Years - Abbey Wardle
  • 11 Years - Jessica Fitzgibbons
  • 12 Years - Summer Ciesiolka

Runner Up Age Champions:

  • 7 Years - Ella Donovan 
  • 8 Years - Madeleine Tooley
  • 9 Years - Ruby Leicht
  • 10 Years - Caleiah Budd
  • 11 Years - Hayley Baker
  • 12 Years - Caitlin Spanner

House Points:

  • Hale - 1759
  • Webber - 1678
  • Tufnell - 1352.5
  • Donaldson - 1312.5

21 girls qualified for West Zone Swimming Trials and will compete in 59 events on the day.

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National Success

5 February 2016

As reported last week, Glennie’s Intermediate Knockout Athletics team competed at the National Knockout finals in Melbourne during December.

In the days leading up to the event, Glennie had five students chosen to represent Queensland individually in the National Schools Championships. Sadly, Madeleine Lindemann was unable to compete due to illness.

We congratulate the following girls on their success competing at National level.

  • Emma Meyer:  2nd Under 18 high jump, 1.71m 
  • Shanen Layden: 9th Under 18 hammer, 44.95m 
  • Anthea Moodie: 9th Under 16 high jump, 1.60m
  • Ireland Lee: 10th Under 18 javelin, 36.24m 

Also over the holidays, Ireland Lee placed second in the Queensland Heptathlon events and will compete at the National Championships in March.

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Yinte’s team wins bronze

5 February 2016

Yinte Eerkens (Year 10) qualified to swim at the Pacific School Games last November. With Yinte swimming the breaststroke leg, her medley relay team won third place. Each team member was awarded a bronze medal. Yinte also competed in the 200m breaststroke where she finished in sixth position overall. In the 100m breaststroke she placed eighth in the finals.  Congratulations Yinte and all the best in swimming this year.

Photo credit:  Mrs Eerkens

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Junior Sport

5 February 2016

Interschool sport commenced this afternoon for all Year 5 and 6 girls. Parents are welcome to come and watch as the girls play tennis, cricket and touch football against other schools.

Draws for the games will be added to the online calendar as soon as possible, please make sure you check using your parent gmail account.

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Sports Muster

5 February 2016

Monday’s Sports Muster was an enormous success with more girls than ever signing up to play sport for Glennie. Staff are now busy sorting through all the lists and it is important for girls to keep a close eye on morning notices as trials for a number of sports will be taking place soon.

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Middle and Senior Years Interhouse Swimming Carnival

5 February 2016

The Years 7 to 12 Interhouse Swimming Carnival is being held on Friday, 12 February. Thank you to all girls who attended House trials this week; it makes organisation for your Houses much easier.

A program for the day will be on the Sports Portal page next week and linked to the online calendar.

The Glennie Sports Supporters will again be raising funds for Glennie sport selling BBQ lunch and sno cones during the lunch break. You are invited to come along. The Supporters would also welcome any parent helpers who would like to come on the day to serve the food.

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Glennie wins GOLD at Australian Schools Volleyball Cup

29 January 2016

Two Glennie volleyball teams representing the Senior and the Middle Years girls were honoured to compete at the  Australian Volleyball Schools Cup held in Melbourne. This competition welcomes schools from across Australia and New Zealand and continues to see the next generation of national, international and potential Olympic athletes.  

The Glennie Open team, captained by Isabelle McDouall, faced an extremely tough week of volleyball. Every game they played was separated by only a few points, and unfortunately, they were unable to win a game in the first five days. They demonstrated true Glennie pride in a demonstration of incredible sportsmanship. They fought hard, did not lose hope, and finished with a strong win on day six. The attitude the team held throughout the week should be admired by all. The motivation and drive that the Open girls now have to train and play harder will hopefully make 2016 a successful year for volleyball.

The Glennie Under 14 girls’ skills and stamina were tested all week with the Gold Medal playoff against Investigator College from South Australia no exception. Nerves surfaced early for both teams in the final game with Glennie building momentum to win the first set in good time. Investigator College fought back mid-way through the second set, however, Glennie showed great resolve and maintained structure and stuck to their game plan . This strategy enabled them to win the second set and secure a 2-0 lead. Investigator College fought back to secure the third set.However, Glennie did not back down. They made a strong start to the final set. When the full time hooter sounded, Glennie had a sufficient lead to claim the match with a 2-1 win a Gold medal.  

Vice-Captain, Ella Stone enjoyed the competition and the life lessons sport teaches young people. “It was good to play against teams from across Australia and make new friends. Even though there are some unfair people in every sport, playing fair will always benefit you in the future.  A school from Victoria that we defeated, showed great enthusiasm and sportsmanship towards us. When we played at the Queensland Schools Cup, we lost an important match, so we were able to put ourselves in their shoes. This made us really appreciate their support. I think you need to learn to lose well before you can improve."

Hugh Stone and Amy Brider
Under 14 and Open Girls Coaches

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