SWQ All Schools Touch Football

28 August 2015

The Glennie Under 13, Under 15 and Open teams played their first carnival of the year last Sunday at Kearney’s Spring. They played against schools from all over South East Queensland.

All teams had some promising results as we head towards our major carnival of the year in Brisbane in October. In the finals, the Under 13 girls finished runners-up, as did the Under 15 team. Our Open team also competed in the finals and finished equal third.

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TSSS Athletics

28 August 2015

Glennie’s Middle and Senior Years Athletics team competed at the annual Toowoomba Secondary School Sports Athletics Carnival this week. The girls performed very well in all track and field events.

In particular, congratulations to the girls in the Under 14 age group who won their division. All other age groups finished second and the senior girls missed first place by just 10 points.

Well done to all the girls involved:

Ekene Aghanwa, Emily Baartz, Laura Baartz, Courtney Baker, Georgie Daniells, Shona Davidson, Paige Edwards, Yinte Eerkens, Monica Huddleston, Lucinda Jensen, Shanen Layden, Ireland Lee, Paige Leicht, Charlotte Lindemann, Maddy Lindemann, Molly Martin, Taleah McGrane, Emily McKelvie, Zoe McLoughlin, Emma Meyer, Anthea Moodie, Brittany Nicholson, Louise Peterson, Brittany Rodda, Jordyn Schriek, Abigail Schrool, Lucy Smith, Abelee Stanley and Eden Willmington.

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Summer Sports Sign-Up

28 August 2015

Any girls who have been unable to sign up for water polo, softball, cricket, futsal or touch this week can still put their name down. Girls wishing to play a summer sport should visit the Sports Office.

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Glennie Tennis Championships

28 August 2015

The Glennie Tennis Championships are fast approaching and nominations continue for either singles, doubles or both. The Championships will take place on Sunday, 13 September on the Glennie tennis courts. Sign-up sheets are available outside the Sports Office.

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Upcoming Sports Events

28 August 2015

  • Sunday, 30 August – Senior Vicki Wilson tournament at Downlands College
  • Thursday, 3  and Friday, 4  September – Secondary DD track and Field
  • Friday, 11  September – Club G break up afternoon.
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AIS Research Information - Week 4

21 August 2015

Rural v City based athletes and transition

There has been a strong trend in recent years for junior sport in Australia to become focused around the capital cities in Australia. This shift has given many sports across the country a challenge to balance of supporting and developing talent in rural areas against the big programs in Brisbane, Sydney, and Melbourne etc.

During the course of the research, the AIS team found that many communities felt cut off and even ignored by their sporting bodies. For many decades, State and National representative teams were comprised of individuals from the city and the bush. The research found many sports had moved slightly away from large programs in the country regions and supplemented transition programs instead.

Transition programs are in place to help junior athletes from rural communities find accommodation and assist with transport, food and daily life. Whilst the intentions of these programs are wonderful, they have not equalised the ratio of city versus bush juniors making their way to senior ranks.

The great challenge for Glennie girls and their families is to make the right transition once they finish Year 12. This is not easy and nobody has the best solution. Moving to the city is expensive and usually goes hand in hand with part-time work and studying, which makes the change even harder.  

I hope this first reflection is helpful and thought provoking, if you wish for more information and would like to discuss this issue further please contact me.

Mr Greg Convery
Head of Department - Sports


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Glennie Tennis Championships

21 August 2015

The Glennie Tennis Championships are fast approaching. Next week, girls will have the opportunity to start nominating for either singles, doubles or both. The Championships will take place on Sunday, 13 September at the Glennie tennis courts. Sign-up sheets will be available outside the Sports Office next week.

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Winter Sport Update

21 August 2015

Touch Football

The winter season has finished for Glennie’s C and B grade teams. B grade finished in sixth position and C grade eighth. Thank you to all girls for their commitment and effort through a long season. Thanks also go to the coaches: Mr Wallace, Miss Harth and Miss Gersekowski.


Season 2 of Toowoomba Volleyball is into its third week with all teams starting well. In particular, GS1 and GJ1 have new challenges, both being put a grade up after their Season 1 successes. Good luck to all girls and coaches as the season continues into Term 4.


The regular Saturday season has concluded and now finals begin. Glennie has nine netball teams in semi-finals this Saturday. Good luck, girls!. The Wednesday season for Senior and Junior Vicki Wilson and our social teams has been extended due to the unavailability of the USQ venue over the last month.


Football has been in full swing this term with the Fillies, Seconds, Junior and Junior Development teams all playing on Friday and Wednesday respectively. The Under 15 Bill Turner team reached the quarter final stages and the Uhlsport Cup senior team reaching the semi-finals. Both teams were defeated by St Peter Clavier College in tight games.

With finals just around the corner, we say thank you, to Mrs Watts and her team of coaches for all their work.

Secondary School Tennis

Last Friday afternoon and evening, Glennie entered two teams in the annual Secondary School Tennis tournament. This year’s event ran under a different format which was interesting for all players. Well done to Rosie Parry-Okeden, Madeleine Lipp, Katie Deane, Abbey Moller, Georgie Wathen, Meg Killen, Beining Zhang and Alyssa Ball on their performance, with Glennie finishing third and fourth.

Many thanks to our tennis coach Mr Clint Beutel for preparing and looking after both teams.

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Student Success

21 August 2015

Congratulations to Matilda Leicht on selection into the Queensland Under 12 Schools touch football team after last week’s State Championships in Toowoomba. Matilda will attend the National Championships in Adelaide.

Congratulations to Georgia McIntyre who competed in the Darling Downs Students with Disabilites Athletics Carnival on the Glennie Oval today. Georgia’s proud grandmother was there to support her. We look forward to hearing further results.

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Glennie Gymnasts Shine

21 August 2015

On Sunday 16 August, 22 Glennie gymnasts competed at the Darling Downs Gymnastics Championships. Outstanding results were achieved. The girls’ hard work and dedication has paid off. Ten of Glennie’s Level 4 to 6 Gymnasts will compete at the upcoming Queensland State Titles in the September school holidays. A special thank you to coaches Rachel Pingel, Amy Brider, Jane Lowe, Maddy Scott, Amber O’Regan, Jess Wilson and Liza Barnes for preparing the girls.


Level 3 Under:

  • 4th Scarlett Martin, 5th Overall Aahliya Drought

Level 3 Over:

  • 1st  Amelia Achilles, 2nd  Tanvi Chand & 3rd Overall Jorja Darveniza.

Level 4 Under:

  • 1st  Bridie Lindenmayer, 2nd   Georgia McTaggart and 4th Overall Mia Brown

Level 4 Over:

  • 3rd Overall Molly Bashford
  • Regional Team Members – Bridie, Georgia, Mia
  • Level 4 State Qualifiers: Bridie, Georgia, Mia, Molly

Level 5 Under:

  • 2nd Overall
  • Regional Team Member: Kaitlyn Sanson
  • Level 5 State Qualifiers: Kaitlyn Sanson, Ally Whittaker, Kartia Chin

Level 6 Under:

  • 2nd  Delia Cook, 3rd Overall Susan Owen

Level 6 Over:

  • 2nd Overall Hannah Quinn
  • Regional Team Members: Delia, Hannah
  • Level 6 State Qualifiers: Delia, Hannah, Susan
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Summer sports sign up

21 August 2015

Sign up for our summer sports; water polo, futsal, cricket, softball and summer touch will occur during next week from Monday, 24 August and will continue throughout the whole week during lunch time. Girls should go to the Sports Office noticeboard if they want to sign up.

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AIS Research Information - Week 3

14 August 2015

Developing Sport Psychology skills in junior sport.

The topic this week is a more general one for junior girls and boys in all sports. Researchers in the study found that, once at senior level, sport athletes in cricket, tennis, AFL and kayaking were overwhelmed with the sport psychology sessions and extra pressures. If juniors are introduced to many of these topics earlier in junior sport they will feel more comfortable.

Goal setting, motivation, imagery, self-confidence, concentration and resilience are all areas of sport psychology that even athletes as young as 12 can be introduced to. There is no need for in-depth involvement, but an understanding and introduction to these concepts would be a huge advantage for many young athletes.  

At Glennie, as part of the Year 11 and 12 Senior PE elective, sport psychology is studied and the girls find this area very interesting.

If you would like information or to discuss this matter further, please contact me.

Mr Greg Convery
Head of Department - Sports

e: converyg@glennie.qld.edu.au

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14 August 2015

From Friday 7 to Sunday 9 August, two senior Glennie teams competed in the annual Queensland Volleyball Schools Cup competition. The tournament was held in Toowoomba, with teams travelling from all over Queensland to compete at eight venues.

The Glennie Senior 1 team played at Harristown State High School in the Open Girls Division 1. They played a total of six games over the weekend. Playing in a tough pool, the quality of these games was very high and there were many close matches. All girls are to be commended on both how they played and their ability to work as a team. A huge thank you goes to Miss Mitchell for assisting in organising the Glennie teams, as well as our coach Mrs Hede and our American gap student Miss Roberson who shared her knowledge of the game throughout the weekend. A massive thanks must also go to the large number of parents who were there to support both teams.

Well done!

Isabelle McDouall
Volleyball Captain

The Glennie Senior 2 team played at Fairholme in the Open Girls Division 2. It was a brilliant weekend and it was great to see the support and enthusiasm that the girls had for one another.  It was a fantastic experience as we got the chance to develop our skills both individually and as a squad. We played against very talented teams who challenged us and pushed us to improve.

Congratulations to all the girls who competed. It was a great opportunity and I am proud of you all!

Annie Brodie
GS2 Captain

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Darling Downs Touch

14 August 2015

Four Glennie girls - Paige Edwards, Lizzie Chicalas, Anthea Moodie and Zoe McLoughlin - represented the Darling Downs in the Under 15 Touch Competition which was held at Redlands.

With their team, the girls reached the semi-finals in the Plate competition. Well done, girls!

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Summer Sports Sign Up

14 August 2015

Even though winter sport is still going, netball and football players are about to enter the finals stage of their seasons. Summer sport season is just around the corner.

Sign up for our summer sports - water polo, futsal, cricket, softball and summer touch will occur during Week 7, starting Monday, 24 August and will continue throughout the whole week.

Girls should visit the Sports Office to sign up.

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Upcoming Sporting Events

14 August 2015

  • Friday 14 August – Interschool Secondary Tennis.
  • Sunday 23 August – SWQ All Schools touch.
  • Monday 24 August – Obstacle course week.
  • Wednesday 26 August – TSSS Athletics carnival.
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AIS Research Week 2 – The importance of self-regulation.

7 August 2015

During the three year study undertaken by the Australian Institute of Sport, the ability of adolescents to take control of their commitments to training, organisation of their lives (school work) and ability to develop strong problem solving skills were key to transitioning from junior to open/adult sport.

With many rural and remote teenagers forced to move to their nearest capital city following completion of Year 12 studies. The research project discovered the seventeen and eighteen year-olds with the best adaptability and organisational and decision-making skills, tended to transition to, and excel the best in senior level sport. Another critical factor was the ability to overcome the numerous set-backs and difficulties faced by a young person moving to a big city by themselves.

The importance of self-regulation was equally vital in team and individual sports. In fact, the data collected from AFL and cricket suggested state level coaches and officials included self-regulation capabilities in selection criteria. They were not looking for athletes who needed to be ‘baby sat’.

Again, this topic is important for girls at Glennie. Even though we are very close to Brisbane, girls with higher ambitions in sport will most likely have to relocate to reach the highest level. Preparing them with mental skills for this change is just as important as preparing them physically.

I hope this second reflection is helpful and thought-provoking. If you would like more information or discuss further, please contact me.

Mr Greg Convery
Head of Department - Sports


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Athletics Carnival

7 August 2015

As was reported in last week’s eNews+, congratulations to all girls on their performances at the Middle and Senior Years Interhouse Athletics Carnival. In particular, well done to Hale House as the overall winners of the day making them the winners of the Swimming, Cross Country and Athletics Carnivals in 2015.

Girls wishing to nominate for the secondary Darling Downs championships should see Mr Convery in the Sports Office by the end of next week.

Photos: Thanks to the Media Club Girls

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Welcome Miss Jensen

7 August 2015

This week, to assist in the coaching, umpiring, administration and general organisation of Club G netball, Miss Kara Jensen has joined Glennie as our Netball Convenor.

In her role, Miss Jensen will help Mrs Draheim in co-ordinating the netball program on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Miss Jensen has enjoyed meeting the girls and is already working with them to improve their netball skills.

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Queensland Captains

7 August 2015

The 2015 Australian Interschool Equestrian Championships, are being held at the Sydney International Equestrian Centre at Horsley Park (Sydney 2000 Olympics), from the 28 September to 2 October. 

In the disciplines of Dressage, Show jumping, Showhorse, Eventing and Combined Training, nine Glennie riders have been selected into the State team to represent Queensland,

Three Glennie Seniors have been chosen as captains within the Queensland team. They will provide leadership and mentoring to the Queensland riders. We congratulate Emily-Louise Coggan who, as the Queensland State Team Captain, will lead the seventy-eight member Queensland team. Nicole Murphy will assist her as the Queensland State Showjumping Vice-Captain and Philippa McKee, has been chosen to assist her as the Queensland State Eventing and Combined Training Vice-Captain.

We wish these girls every success in their roles and throughout the competition.

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Student Success

7 August 2015

Congratulations to Georgie Daniells who has been selected into the South Queensland Under 15 Youth Girls Rugby Sevens Development Squad.  Georgie is one of five Darling Downs girls selected. This is a great achievement that will put Georgie on the representative radar in years to come.

Lucy Smith was selected into the Darling Downs Under 18 Girls Sevens Rugby team.

This week, Darling Downs Under 15 cricket trials took place. Georgie Daniells and Lucinda Jensen have been selected.

Peppa Carter, Caleiah Budd and Eden Fitzpatrick represented Toowoomba in the Under 11 Girls Hockey Competition last Sunday. After playing five games, the Toowoomba Blizzards finished second. Well done, girls!

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7 August 2015

Last weekend, a team of 21 Glennie Level 3 to 6 gymnasts competed in Brisbane at the Splitz Invitational Competition. Outstanding results were achieved throughout the levels with many girls placing in top positions overall and on individual apparatus. 

The girls will compete at the Darling Downs Championships next weekend. Good luck!

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Athletics Carnival

31 July 2015

The warm weather certainly suited the Hale frogs as they leapt their way into the record books with a resounding win in the Middle and Senior Years Interhouse Athletics Carnival. That’s a trifecta for Hale this year, who have won the Interhouse Swimming and Cross Country Carnivals as well.

Congratulations, Hale. It was not a complete victory however.  Donaldson gave a very polished performance to win the hotly contested Marching Cup.

All teaching staff and Glennie’s support staff, with the assistance of parent helpers and volunteers,worked together to make the day a great success. Congratulations to the Sports staff who used the electronic scoring system for the first time and thank you to the IT staff for making it possible.

Most important of all, it was the girls’ day. Well done to every girl who cheered herself hoarse encouraging all the competitors. Congratulations to the age champions and the girls who won individual trophies and set new records as follows.


12 Years

  • Champion: Josie Larsen
  • Runner-up: Ava Black

13 Years

  • Champion: Brittney Nicholson
  • Runner-up: Taleah McGrane

14 Years

  • Champion: Charlotte Lindemann
  • Runner-up Emily Baartz

15 Years

  • Champion: Anthea Moodie
  • Runner-up: Lucinda Jensen

16 Years

  • Champion: Ireland Lee
  • Runner-up: Laura Baartz


  • Champion: Madeleine Lindemann
  • Runner-up: Emma Meyer


  • The Pollard Cup – Best Junior Long Jump: Paige Edwards
  • The Dianne Perrott Cup – Best Senior Long Jump: Emma Meyer
  • The Glennie School Sports Supporters Trophy – Best Triple Jump: Madeleine Lindemann
  • The Atlanta Cup – Best High Jump: Emma Meyer
  • The Sim Family Trophy – Best Discus Throw: Ireland Lee
  • The Berthelsen Trophy – Best Shot Put: Ireland Lee
  • The Megan White Cup – Best Javelin Throw: Ireland Lee
  • The Elizabeth Madelin Ted Cup – Fastest 100m:  Laura Baartz
  • The Galagher Cup – Fastest 200m:  Laura Baartz
  • The Stirling Trophy – Best Combined Performance for an Open girl – 1500m & 800m:  Eden Willmington
  • The Cheshire Family Trophy – Fastest 400m: Charlotte Lindemann
  • The Interform Relay Cup: Year 9
  • The Graham Carey Marching Cup: Donaldson
  • The Margaret Brown Cup – Overall Athletics Champion for the 2015 Carnival: Ireland Lee, runner-up Madeleine Lindemann

New Records 2015

  • Laura Baartz – 16 years 200m
  • Laura Baartz – 16 years 100m
  • Anthea Moodie – 15 years High Jump
  • Emma Meyer – Open High Jump
  • Madeleine Lindemann – Open Shot Put
  • Madeleine Lindemann – Open Javelin
  • Madeleine Lindemann – Open Triple Jump
  • Ireland Lee – 16 years Discus
  • Ireland lee – 16 years Shot Put
  • Shanen Layden – Open Discus
  • Georgie Daniells – 14 years Shot Put
  • Josie Larsen – 12 years 100m

The Interhouse Athletics Champion House:  Hale

To see lots more photos, visit the photo gallery

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Glennie Grand Champions

31 July 2015

Glennie has been named the 2015 Queensland Interschool Equestrian Grand Champion School. The State Interschool Combined Training and Eventing Championships was this year’s last Interschool team competition for the Glennie equestrian team to compete as a school. Results from this event, the recent competition at Maryborough as well as the Darling Downs Competition were combined to decide which school would be the 2015 champions. The efforts of all Glennie riders has contributed to this fantastic result.

For the final event, a team of 12 girls travelled to Warwick’s Morgan Park last weekend to compete. The girls acquitted themselves well, achieving some excellent team results to finish off the year.


Primary Combined Training

  • Champion Team – Grace Muirhead, Holly Willmington, Eve Muirhead

Secondary Combined Training

  • 5th – Rebecca Roellgen, Shelby Emmerton, Philippa McKee, Aimee Sullivan.
  • 9th – Jamie Rodda, Bridie Emmerton, Ellie Reedy

Secondary Eventing

  • 3rd – Philippa McKee, Aimee Sullivan, Brittany Rodda, Ashtyn Reedy


Combined Training

  • Primary (45cm): 6th – Eve Muirhead
  • Primary (65cm): 5th - Holly Willmington
  • Primary (80cm): Champion - Grace Muirhead
  • Secondary (65cm): 6th – Rebecca Roellgen
  • Secondary (105cm): 6th – Shelby Emmerton


  • Secondary Pre-Intro (60cm): 4th – Aimee Sullivan
  • Secondary Intro (80cm): Reserve Champion – Philippa McKee

At the end of this event, major team and individual trophies were awarded to conclude the year. Glennie’s fantastic results for the year were rewarded with the Glennie Junior Years team winning the Harry Le Bherz Perpetual Trophy  (awarded to the Primary School gaining the most points for the year across all disciplines) and the QISEA Primary School Aggregate Trophy ( awarded to the school whose riders average the most points). Our Junior Years Glennie riders averaged 97 points each which reflected the consistency of results each girl achieved in her chosen disciplines.

Glennie’s Middle and Senior Years riders won the Lorette Wigan Champion Secondary School Trophy which is given to the Secondary School gaining the most points for the year across all disciplines.

A special congratulations goes to Grace Muirhead and Holly Willmington, who were second and third respectively in the state for the Overall Champion Primary Rider award. Excellent effort, girls!

The last few years have been huge for Glennie, culminating this year in winning the Queensland Interschool Grand Champion School. Glennie was Reserve Champion last year. We would like to thank all of the girls who contributed to this outstanding team result along with their parents, instructors and other supporters for assisting them to achieve their goals.

For some girls though, this is not the last major competition for the year. To date, nine Glennie girls have been selected in the Queensland team to ride in the National Interschool Equestrian Championships being held at the Sydney International Equestrian Centre. We wish these girls all the best in this competition at the end of September. Congratulations to the following girls:

  • Emily Coggan (Dressage)
  • Sarah Coggan (Dressage)
  • Shelby Emmerton (Showjumping)
  • Philippa McKee (Eventing)
  • Grace Muirhead (Combined Training, Dressage, Show Horse)
  • Eve Muirhead (Combined Training)
  • Nicole Murphy (Showjumping)
  • Abbey Willmington (Show Horse)
  • Holly Willmington (Show Horse)
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AIS Research Week 1

31 July 2015

Father’s influence and teenage sport.

During the three-year Australian Institute of Sport study, teenage participants were asked to rank the influence/support of their fathers across eight key areas that assisted them to succeed as a teenager and then on to further success in senior sport. The sports targeted were cricket, AFL, tennis and kayaking.

The eight key areas were: helping access higher coaching, facilitated playing at home when young, physical preparation, emotional support, financial support, technical advice, formal information about the sport and fathers being a fellow participant.

When teenage boys were asked to respond to these eight areas, they only identified one of the eight as significantly important: helping access higher coaching. The other seven areas, were identified by the teenage boys as minor in influence.

Teenage girls however, were substantially different. Of the eight areas, the girls identified five of the eight as significantly important: helping access higher coaching, facilitated playing at home when young, physical preparation, emotional support, financial support. Two other areas the girls responded to as medium influence, and only one was identified as minor in influence. This is an astonishing difference between the genders and how they see the role of their fathers.

The conclusion I drew from this, which has significance for girls participating in sport at Glennie, is that girls potentially want their dads involved in sport more than boys. Many dads, including myself, would think the opposite, that always going to see the boys play may seem to be the most appropriate option. As it turns out, the boys are quite happy by themselves and it is teenage girls who enjoy and require their father’s support more.

I hope this first reflection is helpful and thought provoking.  If you would like more information and would like to discuss further, please contact me.

Mr Greg Convery
Head of Department, Sports


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