13 November 2015

The Glennie Tennis team had a very successful Knowles Cup season this year.  All girls played with great enthusiasm and sportsmanship and they were often complimented on their positive attitudes by other schools.  

We competed against teams from Fairholme, St Rita’s, Lourdes Hill, Stuartholme, All Hallows, Somerville House and St Margaret’s. The Intermediate team: Molly McKinlay, Amelia Moss, Matilda Parry-Okeden, Kirralee Bronkhurst, and Selinca Lincoln, finished second on the ladder. They progressed to the finals at the Queensland Tennis Centre in Tennyson, Brisbane.  Unfortunately, they were beaten in their semi-final against Somerville House. However, the girls should be extremely proud of their efforts, especially seeing as they were an all-Year 9 team in a Year 9/10 age division. They will be a force to be reckoned with next year! Thank you to all the parents who made the trip to Brisbane to watch the girls. It was fantastic to have so much support on the sidelines.  

At the end of the competition, the Open A team placed 8th, the Open B team placed 5th, the Intermediate team placed 3rd and the Junior team placed 6th.  Overall, Glennie finished in 6th place.

Thank you to our Tennis Captain, Rosie Parry-Okeden, as well as all girls and parents who contributed to making the season so successful and enjoyable. Thank you also to Mr Clint Beutel for all his hard work, support, and encouragement of the girls.

Mrs Anna Salomon
Tennis Co-ordinator

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13 November 2015

The Middle and Senior Years GOGA Ball Games that was postponed due to bad weather at the end of Term 3 will take place on Monday morning, 16 November.

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Live Swimming

13 November 2015

The Dr Tim Barrett and Margaret Sharpe swimming competition for girls in Years 7 to 10 will be held on Thursday 19 November. The IT Department has been busy preparing the mass of technology required to live stream all the action.

The link to the video is  here.

A copy of the race program is attached below.

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Venue change 2015 Sports Awards – Highfields Cultural Centre

6 November 2015

This is another important notice for all girls and their families who have been invited to the Sports Awards evening this year on Friday, 13 November.

Firstly, we apologise for the second change of venue. However, we are sure we have found the best possible venue to appropriately acknowledge the girls’ sporting achievements in 2015.

Due to the increasing success of Glennie girls in all sports we have more awardees than ever, with over 400 people attending. The Sports awards will take place at Highfields Cultural Centre, the same venue as the Musical this year. Times remain the same: 6.45pm for a 7.00pm start.

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Knockout National Finalists

6 November 2015

Late last week news came through that the Glennie Intermediate Knockout Athletics team was successful in progressing to the National Final in Melbourne on Monday, 7 December.

Congratulations to Ireland Lee, Laura Baartz, Monica Huddleston, Anthea Moodie, Eden Willmington, Shona Davidson, Charlotte Lindemann, Emily Baartz and Abigail Schoorl.

Well done, girls!

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Andrews Cup Gymnastics

30 October 2015

On Friday 6 November, girls in our Andrews Cup Gymnastics team will travel to Brisbane to participate in the Gymnastics competition at Somerville House. These girls have been training throughout the semester. Good luck to you all!

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2015 Sports Awards – Change of venue

30 October 2015

This is an important notice for all girls and their families who have been invited to the Sports Awards evening this year on Friday 13 November.

Due to the increasing success of Glennie girls in all sports we have more students than ever attending: more than the venue at USQ can seat. Considerable time has been given to finding an appropriate venue that can accommodate over 400 people for the evening and the decision has been made to remain at Glennie, in Lawrance Hall (Glennie’s dining hall). All other arrangements for the evening remain the same: 6.45pm for a 7.00pm start.

All parents have been emailed regarding the change.

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Darling Downs Aquathon

30 October 2015

Six Junior Years students recently competed at the Darling Downs Aquathon trials in Dalby.  It was a hot morning and the Glennie students raced extremely well.  Congratulations to Hayley Baker who has gained selection into the Darling Downs Aquathon team for 2016 and Jessica Fitzgibbons who was named as a shadow.

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Queensland State Schools Athletics Championships

30 October 2015

A team of 19 girls competed at the Queensland Schools Athletics Championships in Brisbane. Over four days the girls ran, jumped and threw their best with outstanding results.

Emma Meyer 1st High jump 1.68m, Long jump 3rd 5.48m
Madeleine Lindemann 1st Triple jump 11.72m, 1st Shot put 12.60m
Anthea Moodie 2nd High jump 1.65m
Shanen Layden 1st Hammer throw in a new State record 55.12m, 3rd Discus 36.61m
Laura Baartz 2nd High jump 1.62m
Ireland Lee 1st Javelin 42.01m, 1st Discus 45.74m, 2nd Shot put 13.26m
Madeleine Lindemann was delighted to be named Darling Downs Athletics Field Captain at the team meeting prior to their departure. This reflects nine years of hard work and performance at Darling Downs Athletics Carnivals.

Congratulations to Emma Meyer, Madeleine Lindemann, Shanen Layden, Anthea Moodie, Laura Baartz and Ireland Lee who have all been selected into the Queensland Heat team to attend the Nationals in Melbourne during the first week in December.

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Queensland All Schools Hockey

30 October 2015

Last weekend, the Glennie hockey team took part in the Queensland All Schools tournament for the first time. Three days of matches tested the girls against a very high standard of competition with teams from all over Queensland.

On day one, Glennie played three games for a win, loss and a draw. On day two, the team played two very close games for losses but still maintained a place in the main draw for final play-offs. On the final day the girls played two games for two great wins. This resulted in Glennie finishing in thirteenth position which is a good effort for their first time in the tournament.

Thank you to all 14 girls for their hard work over the three days. Thanks especially to the seniors, Taylah Budd and Ainsley Bell.

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Best and Fairest

30 October 2015

Ella White has continued to excel in hockey in the last few weeks. Her Queensland coaches awarded her Best and Fairest for her team at the recent Nationals competition. She has also since been named in the Queensland Under 15 squad for 2016.

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Good Luck

23 October 2015

Over four days 19 Glennie girls will compete at the Queensland Schools Athletics Championships this weekend. We wish them all the best of luck and look forward to publishing their results in eNews+ next week.

On Monday, teams of girls in Years 5 and 6 will travel to Brisbane to participate in the Andrews Cup Softball competition against nine other schools. We wish them all the very best for this day.

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Lucinda Undefeated

23 October 2015

Congratulations to Lucinda Jensen, the co-captain of the Darling Downs team, that has just returned from the 15 Years Girls Cricket State Championships held in Mackay. Lucinda had the highest score at the championships. Her 82 not out came from 75 balls. She was unbeaten, remaining at the crease for the entire innings. 

Well done, Lucinda!

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Sports Photos

23 October 2015

Thank you to all students for being prompt and well presented for sport photos this week. The majority all photos have now been taken with smaller sports and teams remaining.

A reminder that photos will be taken in summer school uniform with the exception of Darling Downs School (polo and shorts), Queensland and Australian representatives who need to be in their respective uniform. The equestrian team will also be in competitive uniform.

The full timetable is available on the Sports Portal home page.  

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Cricket in full swing

23 October 2015

The Years 7 and 8 cricketers were in full swing last weekend. One of our parents shared these photos with us.

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Summer Sport

16 October 2015

It has been very busy start to Term 4. All summer sports are underway.

Futsal has began on Thursdays with Glennie entering the most teams in the competition, 14 teams across all divisions.

Water polo began this week with three Glennie teams attempting to keep our school at the top of girls’ water polo in Toowoomba. Our senior team is the defending premiers.

Touch football on Friday and Wednesday nights is underway with teams from Under 8 through to Under 16s.

Softball starts on Saturday with Glennie entered in the Under 15 division.

Cricket has seen a large increase in both interest and playing numbers this season with two teams (junior and senior) entered in the Saturday boys’ competitions. This will be a good challenge for the girls and, after one round they have started well. Thank you to Mr Dent for taking on a key role in cricket.

A mention must be made to all the wonderful girls playing volleyball. Even though volleyball is officially a winter sport, it is played all year. This is a big commitment from players and coaches. We thank them for all their hard work as season two continues.

We wish all the girls playing sport good luck throughout the summer.

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Knockout Athletics

16 October 2015

Last Saturday, eight girls represented Glennie in the annual Queensland Knockout Athletics Final. The new date this year caused some disruptions but with a strong history in this event,  a Glennie intermediate team was sent.

Congratulations to Emily Baartz, Laura Baartz, Ireland Lee, Abigail Schoorl, Charlotte Lindemann, Monica Huddleston and Shona Davidson for a good day. The team finished fourth overall. The highlight of the day was winning the intermediate relay against very strong opposition.  

Thank you to Mr Franke for looking after the girls on the day of competition.

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All Schools Touch Football

16 October 2015

Last week over four days, three Glennie touch teams  (the Under 13, Under 15 and Open teams) competed in Brisbane at All Schools Touch. This was a new challenge to take three teams but it did encourage more girls to become involved in the event. A full term of training took place in the lead-up with the benefit of the talents of coaches, Mr Wallace and Miss Potter, helping the girls to prepare. Over the four days of competition, all teams played very well with the 13s finishing fourth in their pool, 15s finishing third and the Opens finishing fourth in their pool.

The tournament was a great experience for girls playing in their first All Schools Competition gaining valuable experience for next year.

Thank to Mr Wallace, Miss Potter and Ms Cooper for their time and effort.

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Student Achievements

16 October 2015

Well done to Taylah Budd who has just returned from a 12 day tour of the North Island of New Zealand with the Queensland Under 19 Schoolgirls Hockey team. The girls played at colleges and venues from Auckland to Wellington. The team won six of the nine games they played. Two of the games they won were against the NZ Under 21 Maori Team.

Congratulations also to Emma Meyer. She won the Gold Coast Victory Athletics Club Under 18 Female Athlete for 2014/15 .

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Mini World Cup

16 October 2015

Over the holidays, Chelsea McCarthy participated in the Football Mini World Cup in Inverell NSW.

She played with a predominantly Toowoomba team called USA. In an outstanding week, Chelsea capably assisted her team into the runners-up spot for the tournament. Taking on teams from far and wide, the girls from Toowoomba really did their region proud. New Zealand (an actual team from NZ) were the overall winners. Our girls held them to a draw during the competition with our very own Chelsea scoring twice against them!

Congratulations on an excellent and exhausting week of football!

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Gymnastics State Championships Success

16 October 2015

Ten Glennie gymnasts attended the 2015 Qld State Junior Gymnastics Championships in Brisbane over four days. The girls all performed exceptionally well during the event. A huge thanks goes to coaches Rachel Pingel and Amy Brider for their efforts leading up to and at the event.

Results include:

Level 4 Under 10

  • Bridie Lindenmayer 16th Overall 
  • Georgia McTaggart 17th Overall 
  • Mia Brown 42nd Overall
  • Molly Bashford 35th Overall

Level 5 Under 10

  • Kaitlyn Sanson 10th Overall

Level 5 Under 12

  • Kartia Chin 40th Overall

Level 5 Open

  • Ally Whittaker 21st Overall

Level 6 Under 12

  • Susan Owen 21st Overall
  • Delia Cook 28th Overall

Level 6 Open

  • Hannah Quinn 5th Vault, 3rd Beam, 7th Overall 

On the final day of competition, six of the girls competed as part of the Darling Downs team in the Regional Challenge event, where again the girls made improvements and had a great time.

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Sports Team Photos

16 October 2015

Next week, official sports team photos will be taken for 2015 beginning with TSSS Swimming, DD Cross Country and TSSS Athletics team photos during lunch on Tuesday 20 October. The biggest day for girls in Years 10 to12 will be Wednesday 21, with Football – Seconds and Fillies, Volleyball – All five senior teams from Season 2, Netball – Under 15 purple, red, green, blue, silver div 3 gold, div 4 silver.

For girls in Years 7-10, Friday 23 will involve: Football – Junior and junior development, Volleyball – All three junior teams from season 2 Netball – Under 12 purple and red, Under 13 teams green, purple and red, Under 14 purple gold, orange. Futsal – Junior Champion of Champion’s team

Photos will be taken in formal summer school uniform with the exception of Darling Downs School competitors (polo and shorts), Queensland and Australian representatives who need to be in their respective uniform. The equestrian team are also required to  be in competitive uniform.

It is important all girls attend in the correct uniform at the correct time as the photos will not be able to be rescheduled.

The full timetable is available on the Sports Portal home page.   

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Athletics Training this Term

16 October 2015

Athletics training does continue this term but with fewer sessions.

  • Jumps – Monday and Wednesday afternoons with Mr Franke
  • Senior sprints – Tuesday and Friday afternoons with Mr Franke
  • Distance training – Thursday afternoon with Mr Sprason
  • Junior sprints – Wednesday afternoon with Mr Davies
  • Strength and Conditioning – Wednesday and Friday mornings with Miss Cull.
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9 October 2015

Glennie’s touch players are currently competing in the Queensland All Schools Touch Competition. We wish them luck and look forward to hearing all about it next week.

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Riding for Queensland

9 October 2015

During the holidays, nine girls in our Glennie Equestrian team travelled with their horses to the Sydney International Equestrian Centre. Emily-Louise Coggan, Pip McKee, Nicole Murphy, Abbey Willmington, Shelby Emmerton, Sarah Coggan, Grace Muirhead, Eve Muirhead and Holly Willmington were part of the team that represented Queensland in the National Interschool Equestrian Championships.

Five of our riders placed in the top six in Australia. The girls worked hard in their chosen disciplines to help their teams win places as well as earning individual results. Sisters, Grace and Eve Muirhead won Reserve Champion titles.  

Congratulations to all the girls who had the opportunity to represent Queensland in this national competition.


Emily Louise Coggan

  • 3rd Inter 1 Dressage
  • 6th Prix St George Dressage
  • 3rd Advanced Freestyle Dressage

Pip Mckee

  • 5th Eventing 80cm

Nicole Murphy

  • 7th Showjumping 1.10m
  • 7th Showjumping 1.20m
  • 3rd Secondary Showjumping Team

Abbey Willmington

  • 15th Secondary Showhorse

Shelby Emmerton

  • 5th Showjumping 1m
  • 3rd Place Secondary Showjumping Team

Sarah Coggan

  • 10th Medium Freestyle Dressage
  • 14th Medium Dressage

Grace Muirhead

  • 3rd Showhorse Working Hunter
  • 1st Working Hunter Rider Class
  • 6th Working Hunter Ridden Phase
  • Reserve Champion 80cm Primary Combined Training
  • Champion Primary Combined Training Team
  • 3rd Place Primary Showhorse Team

Eve Muirhead

  • Reserve Champion 45cm Primary Combined Training
  • Champion Primary Combined Training Team

Holly Willmington

  • 16th Primary 60cm Combined Training
  • 14th Primary Showhorse

Check out the photo gallery. Some photos are courtesy of Stephen Mowbray Photography. 

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