Cricket and Basketball Lunchtime Training

31 July 2015

Starting in Week 4, after the Interhouse Athletics Carnival, opportunities for girls to participate in cricket and basketball lunchtime training/play will be on offer.

Cricket will be held on Monday and basketball on Friday. Any girl in Years 7 to 12 can come along and participate.

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Student Success

31 July 2015

Congratulations to Emma Meyer who last week received a Darling Downs incentive award at the Darling Downs Sports breakfast. This is the third year in a row Emma has received an incentive award.

Ellie de Jong participated in the Queensland Schools Orienteering Championships, which comprised a sprint event, middle distance relay event, and a long distance event, in bushland around Wivenhoe Dam. She ran the second fastest time in the Junior Girls Sprint, was part of the winning Darling Downs Relay Team, and came a convincing first in the Individual Long Distance event. Ellie was the first qualifier for the Queensland Schools Orienteering Team in the junior girls’ class, to compete at the 2015 Australian Schools Orienteering Championship.

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Darling Downs School Hockey

31 July 2015

On Tuesday, the Glennie hockey team, consisting of 14 girls, competed in the Darling Downs Schools Hockey Cup. This year, we were excited because we had trained hard beforehand and had time to bond as a team. We were looking forward to being able to play as a team on the day!

We ended up coming fifth overall, which was a fantastic effort for all of the girls involved. Ever girl gave her best. It was a fun-filled day that could not have been possible without the help from our coach, Miss Grace Dunsdon and our manager, Mrs Susie White.

Taylah Budd
Year 12

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Research Results

24 July 2015

Over the next five weeks, I will be reporting to the Glennie community in eNews+ about a landmark research project completed by the Australian Institute of Sport in Canberra on the link between junior success and transitioning to senior success in sport. This study was the first of its kind conducted in Australia and internationally. The research has interesting implications for Glennie assisting girls in their sporting journey. The research project is titled; Improving the identification and development of Australia’s sporting talent. Led by Dr Juantia Weissensteiner from the AIS, the project focused upon junior boys and girls involved with tennis, cricket and kayaking (and just boys in AFL) progressing into senior sport. It took three years to complete.

Starting next week’s eNews+ and for the following four weeks, the topics will be:

  • Father’s influence and teenage sport.
  • Importance of self-regulation.
  • Developing sport psychology skills in junior years sport.
  • Rural versus city-based athletes and transition.
  • Identifying talent and the concept of recycling.

The reports will be brief and to the point and hopefully provoke some thinking in the Glennie community regarding our sports program.

Mr Greg Convery
Head of Department, Sports


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Student Sporting Success

24 July 2015

Congratulations to the girls who competed for the Darling Downs at the Queensland Schools Cross Country Championships at Runaway Bay on the Gold Coast last weekend. The eight Glennie girls and the entire Darling Downs team ran very well with some of the best results seen in the last few years. Well done, girls!

  • 11 years: Mognild Eerkens - 29th
  • 13 years: Molly Martin - 29th, Torwen Eerkens - 51st, Emily Rattray - 52nd
  • 14 years: Abigail Schoorl - 23rd, Yinte Eerkens - 38th
  • 15 years   Lucinda Jensen - 27th, Eden Willmington - 37th
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Interhouse Athletics Carnival

24 July 2015

The Middle and Senior Years Interhouse Athletics Carnival is very close. It will be held on Friday of Week 3. All houses are busy finalising their nominations. Pre-events will occur through the whole week beginning on Monday, 27 July, during lunch time.

A one-page program overview is available on the home page of the Sports Portal. This overview includes the pre-events and the Friday carnival.

Training continues all through the term as part of the GAP program.

  • Mr Franke hold jumps practice on Monday and Wednesday afternoons after school and Senior sprints practice on Tuesday and Friday afternoons after school.
  • Mr Davies holds senior school throws practice on Wednesday mornings from 6:45am to 7:45am. Junior sprints practice is held on Monday morning before school and Wednesday and Friday afternoons after school.
  • Mr Sparson holds distance training on Monday and Thursday afternoons after school.
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Student Sporting Success

16 July 2015

Over the holiday break, a number of students were involved in representative sporting competitions and achieved excellent results.

In hockey, Peppa Carter played in the Darling Downs hockey team and gained selection as a Queensland shadow player. Ella White was selected into the Queensland Under 13 hockey team.

Anna Christodoulou won a Queensland Novice title in the sport of boxing. She competed in the schoolgirl division.

Isabelle Reed and Ava Black represented the Darling Downs region in Netball at Caloundra. Isabelle played in the Under 11 team that finished fourth. Ava played in the Under 12 team and gained selection in the Queensland Under 12 Netball team that will compete in Perth in September.

Year 6 girl Lily Rowe, participated in the Brisbane Commercial Swim Club event and came second in the 100m Breaststroke. She is training for the State Short Course event.

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Junior State Touch Football

16 July 2015

Glennie students played a key role in the representative Toowoomba Touch Football teams at the Junior State Cup in Hervey Bay. This is one of the largest tournaments on the Touch Football calendar with over 3,000 juniors competing.

  • Under 10 Toowoomba Blue: Caleiah Budd, Ruby Leicht, Abbey Wardle, Chloe Gotze
  • Under 10 Toowoomba White: Jessica Barnes (Quarter Finalists)
  • Under 12 Chinchilla: Ella Harvey
  • Under 12 Toowoomba White: Isabelle Reed (Semi Finalists)
  • Under 12 Toowoomba Blue: Matilda Leicht (Semi Finalists)
  • Under 14 Toowoomba Blue: Georgie Daniells, Paige Edwards, Zoe McLoughlin (Quarter Finalists)
  • Under 16 Toowoomba: Lizzie Chicalas, Anthea Moodie (Semi Finalists)
  • Under 18 Toowoomba: Paige Leicht (Semi Finalists)
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16 July 2015

A team of 21 Glennie girls and their horses travelled to Maryborough to compete at the State Interschool Equestrian Championships. The championships were held over four days. Not only were the girls competing for the School, they were also competing for selection in the Queensland team to ride at the National Interschool Championships being held at the Sydney International Equestrian Centre during the next school holidays.

The State Championships are getting larger each year as the event gains in popularity around the state. Against some stiff opposition and large classes, there were some excellent individual performances. As a team, Glennie was one of the largest and our Primary team won three out of the four disciplines, whilst the Secondary teams placed in each discipline. A wonderful effort girls: well done!


  • Champion Primary Showman: Holly Willmington, Grace Muirhead, Eve Muirhead
  • Champion Primary Dressage: Holly Willmington, Grace Muirhead, Eve Muirhead
  • Champion Primary Show Horse – Holly Willmington, Grace Muirhead, Eve Muirhead
  • Reserve Champion Secondary Showman: (Glennie 1) Sarah Coggan, Philippa McKee, Shelby Emmerton, Emily Coggan
  • Reserve Champion Secondary Show Horse: Abbey Willmington, Sarah Coggan, Emma Massey, Jamie Rodda
  • Secondary Dressage, 3rd: Emily Coggan, Sarah Coggan, Lee-Tisha Hansen, Philippa McKee
  • Reserve Champion Secondary Showjumping: (Glennie 1) Nicole Murphy, Bridie Emmerton, Shelby Emmerton, Ellie Reedy


  • Emily Coggan
    Secondary Prix St George - Reserve Champion
    Secondary Intermediate 1 Dressage - Reserve Champion
    Intermediate 1 Dressage Freestyle - Champion
  • Grace Muirhead
    Primary Novice Dressage -3rd
    Primary Show Working Hunter (45cm) - Champion
    Primary Showman 4 Phase (45cm) – Champion
    Primary Showjumping (70cm) - Reserve Champion
  • Eve Muirhead
    Primary 3 Phase Showman - 3rd
  • Holly Willmington
    Primary Showman 4 Phase (45cm) - 3rd
    Primary Showjumping (50cm) - Champion
  • Sarah Coggan
    Secondary Showman 3 Phase - Reserve Champion
  • Philippa McKee
    Secondary Showman 4 Phase (45cm) - 3rd
  • Bridie Emmerton
    Secondary Showjumping (80cm) - 3rd
  • Nicole Murphy
    Secondary Showjumping (110cm) - 2nd
    Secondary Showjumping (120cm) - 3rd

Selections for the state team will be finalised after the weekend of 25 and 26 July, where the girls will be competing at Morgan Park in Warwick in the State Combined Training and Eventing Championships. We wish them the best of luck.

We would particularly like to thank Mrs Ashley-Cooper for taking time out of her busy schedule to watch the girls ride on the second day. She spent the best part of half a day seeing as many riders as possible and the girls and their parents were most appreciative of this.

After the State Equestrian Championships, Grace and Eve Muirhead competed at the State Pony Club Dressage and Combined Training Championships held at Burpengary. Eve won the state title for 10 & Under Combined Training and Grace won the state title for 12 & Under Combined Training. Well done, girls!

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