Ribbon Day

1 September 2017

Last Friday on ‘Ribbon Day’, the Middle and Senior Years students and staff came together to raise money for our annual fund raising effort in support of cancer research. Everyone participated enthusiastically, dressing in rainbow colours to reflect the many colours of the cancer ribbons.

As in past years, many wonderful donations meant that we had a great variety of food and other goods to sell at our recess and lunch time stalls; and the members of the Chapel and Donaldson House Committees worked tirelessly all day to ensure everything was sold. At the end of the day, we all gathered on the tiered seating on the edge of the oval for the Monster Raffle draw (with thirty-one prizes!) Mrs Vicki Radunz was our special guest to draw the raffle, as she has supported Ribbon Day for many years with her extraordinarily generous donations of home-made slices and biscuits.

This year a special initiative came from some of the girls in Learning Support, who made bath bombs and popcorn for us to sell. Both were very popular, and the stall sold out by the end of lunch time. Thanks to Mrs Susie White and the other staff from Learning Support who helped the girls with their stall.

Thanks too, must go to the Groundsmen for their help setting up the stalls, as well as the Kitchen and Dining Hall staff, Mrs Gayle Ash, Mrs Vicki Radunz, Mrs Sybil Beeson, Mrs Cindy Ryan, Mrs Susan Rollason, Mrs Karen Smith and some of the Year 12 students for their wonderful baking and cooking; thanks too, to the boarders, for the proceeds from some of their special dinners. We were also grateful to Baker’s Delight for their generous donation of sweet and savoury goods. Further thanks to Mrs Barbara Jesser, Mrs Val Lovell and Mrs Susan Rollason for their equally generous donations of raffle prizes.

I’m proud to say that our total for the day was $9,018, all of which will go to The Australian Cancer Research Foundation. This is the biggest total in the history of Glennie Ribbon Day.

Rev’d Kate Powell, Glennie Chaplain

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DD Athletics

1 September 2017

Seventeen girls attended the Darling Downs Athletics trials on Tuesday at Harristown High School. There were some great results with seven girls being selected to represent the Darling Downs this year. Congratulations to:

  • Ruby Leicht 1st - 100m, 200m, High Jump, Long Jump
  • Anna Park 2nd High Jump, Long Jump, 4th 100m, 200m
  • Jazelle Carter 2nd - 800m, 3rd - 1500m
  • Bethany Casey - 1st Shot Put, Multi, 2nd 200m, 3rd 100m
  • Mia Brown - 2nd High Jump
  • Jessica Rowe - 1st Discus, Shot Put
  • Jessica Fitzgibbons - 4th 100m, 200m

The girls will compete at the State Championships in Brisbane on 10 and 11 October.

Bethany Casey won the 10 years Multi competition and Ruby Leicht was awarded the 10-12 Years Most Outstanding Female Athlete of the day.

Congratulations, girls!

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Congratulations to Glennie Basketballers!

1 September 2017

After a great season of improvement, the Eagles-Glennie Under 13G Basketball team finished their club basketball season last night with a one-point loss (18-17) in the semi-finals.

The Eagles-Glennie U19G team play their semi-final tonight - all the best of luck to them. A big thanks goes to Miss Watson for coaching both teams!

Pictured are the Under 13 team members: Janelle Keys (manager), Janithya Dharmawardhane, Mia van der Merwe, Tyler Kinkema, Emma Fitzgerald, Abbey Wardle, Rheanca Lincoln, Emmerson Jones, Krystal Watson (Coach).

Contributed by Ms Janelle Keys

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Football Winners!

1 September 2017

Our Junior Football team won the Wednesday afternoon Junior Competition on Wednesday in their Grand Final match against Harristown.

With the score 0-0 at full time and 0-0 after extra time, a penalty shootout was the only way to decide on a winner! Glennie was successful and beat Harristown 7-6 on penalties.

Congratulations to the girls for all of their hard work this season and to their coach Mr Moy for a fantastic year!

Mrs Sue Watts, Football Co-ordinator

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Swimming update

28 August 2017

Last Friday's report on the success of the Glennie swimmers has been updated to reflect the efforts of Yinte Eerkens, who was missing in the original report. The report has now been updated and we apologise to Yinte for this oversight. We would like to congratulate Yinte on her fine results in her swimming at this meet.

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Football

25 August 2017

After selection at the State Football titles in Cairns earlier this year, Izzy Harris is now on her way to Sydney to compete for Queensland at the National Football Titles. Congratulations Izzy and good luck!

Contributed by Mrs Susan Watts

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Netball

25 August 2017

Senior Vicki Wilson
Our Senior Vicki Wilson Netball team is off to the Darling Downs finals after finishing second in their pool last Sunday.

The girls played seven games over the course of the day finishing with six wins and one loss. Finals will be played next Sunday 3 September at Nell E Robinson.

Congratulations girls and good luck next week.

Saturday Netball
After week one of finals, five Glennie teams have progressed directly into the grand final. We have a further two playing this week for their chance to progress to the grand final. Good luck, girls!

Wednesday Social Netball
Our Wednesday social competition sees six teams contesting finals this year. It is great to see netball so strong at Glennie. Good luck to all the girls involved in finals action.

Contributed by Mr Brad Griffiths

Photo: the Senior Vicki Wilson team

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Athletics

25 August 2017

Good luck to the 27 girls heading off to Darling Downs Athletics next week. We wish you all the best in your efforts to gain selection into the team to compete at the State competition in October.

Full results will be in next week's eNews.

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Caitlin Competes for Glennie

25 August 2017

Last Friday, Year 9 Glennie girl Caitlin Scarlett, competed in the Darling Downs Athletes With Disability Athletics Carnival that was held at The Glennie School.

Against some very tough competition and with a heavy schedule of events, Caitlin had strong performances in the 100m, 200m, 400m and the shot put. Congratulations Caitlin. Thanks to the great support from the many Glennie girls who cheered her on as she showcased her talent.

Pictured is Caitlin receiving her Darling Downs medal from a Darling Downs Team Official.

Contributed by Mrs Janet Reed

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Orienteering Selections

25 August 2017

Laura de Jong, Kasey Lane and I participated in the Queensland Schools Orienteering Championships. The weekend consisted of three different races: a sprint event, a relay and a long distance event.

The terrain for the races was fairly open and hilly, however, there were some complex areas where it was easy to make mistakes. All three of us were able to hold our own in competitive age groups, coming away with medals from the weekend.

From these races, Laura, Kasey and I were selected as part of the Queensland Schools Orienteering Team to travel to Bathurst in the September holidays. We will compete in the Australian Schools Orienteering Championships, representing Queensland against the other Australian states and New Zealand.

Contributed by Ellen de Jong

 

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Glennie girls make a Splash!

25 August 2017

Last weekend Glennie swimmers Abigail Schoorl, Caitlin Lipp, Keeleigh Cauley-Gleeson, Lily Rowe, Caitlin Crook and Yinte Eerkens qualified for the Queensland Short Course Championships in Brisbane.

This qualifying meet had over 1,000 swimmers aged from 11 years to Open who had to have set qualifying times in order to attend.

Congratulations girls on the following results:

  • Caitlin Lipp - a top 20 finish for 200m Freestyle and 100m Freestyle.
  • Lily Rowe - Just outside top 20 for 50m, 100m and 200m Breaststroke.
  • Caitlin Crook - Top 20 finishes in 50m and 100m in age and open Backstroke events. A top 10 finish in Women's Open 50m Backstroke  
  • Keeley Cauley-Gleeson - Top 20 finishes in 50m Butterfly, 100m Backstroke, 100m Butterfly and Individual Medley. A top 10 finish in 50m Backstroke. A special mention goes to Keeleigh who has broken three Darling Downs records in Backstroke and Butterfly at recent swim meets!
  • Abigail Schoorl - Top 10 finishes in 50m Freestyle, Open Women's 50m Butterfly, 100m Freestyle and 100m Butterfly. Abigail also placed 1st in 100m Backstroke, 2nd in 200m Backstroke and 2nd in 50m Backstroke.
  • Yinte Eerkens - 2nd in 50m Breast stroke, 4th in 100 Breaststroke, 6th in 50m Open Breaststroke. She came 9th in the 50m Backstroke, 13th in the 50m Butterfly and was just outside the top 20 in the Open 50m Freestyle.

If you enjoy swimming and are looking to join others who love to swim, The Glennie Gators will hold their first swimming club night next Tuesday, 29 August at 5.30pm at the Glennie Aquatic Centre.  All girls who can swim 25m unassisted are welcome to join the club. Members as young as five years old are welcome! Club nights offer a great opportunity to swim against your own times, get some race practice and meet other swimmers from all over the region. For more information, contact the Glennie Swimming Club: theglenniesc@yahoo.com.au

Contributed by Mrs Sharon Gilbert, Glennie Swimming Club President

 

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Grace represents Queensland twice in 2017

18 August 2017

Grace Muirhead has been selected to represent two Queensland teams in Equestrian show jumping. The first as part of the Pony Club Queensland team, and the second being as a member of the Interschool Queensland team.

Sarah-Jane Coggan is another Glennie girl bestowed with the same honour of selection on both state teams.

Both National competitions are being held in Toowoomba in the September school holidays and we wish Grace and Sarah all the best in competing.

 

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TSSS Athletics Success

18 August 2017

On a very warm Winter's day, a committed and enthusiastic team of Glennie athletes travelled to Harristown for the Annual TSSS Athletics Carnival. On what proved to be a very successful day, Glennie won three of the five age groups, won three of the five relays and Anthea Moodie was awarded the Janetski Trophy for the best female athlete on the day.

We finished as the second girls' school overall, however, the final point score must have been very close! Many thanks to Mrs Draheim and Miss Broom for their assistance on the day, our coaches Mr Franke and Mr Davies for their guidance and to the large group of parents who witnessed a very special performance by our girls.

Contributed by Mr Brad Griffiths

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West Zone Track and Field

18 August 2017

Some exceptional results were achieved at the West Zone selection trials on Tuesday at O’Quinn Street with 17 Junior Years athletes being selected out of our team of 25 to represent the Zone at the Darling Downs trials.

Congratulations to Lily Adamson, Mia Brown, Jazelle Carter, Bethany Casey, Jessica Fitzgibbons, Anna Park, Caitlyn Garratt, Mya Gilbert, Ruby Leicht, Georgia McTaggart, Amelie Powell, Olivia Prewett, Kate Roper, Jessica Rowe, Xanthe Schubert, Hannah Tucker and Abbey Wardle.

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Contributed by Mrs Natalie Leicht

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Andrews Cup Athletics

18 August 2017

Despite the very hot day and a fair dose of illness, our Andrews Cup team performed exceptionally well at Queensland Athletics Stadium in Brisbane on Thursday.

We came second by percentage and third overall. Two age groups came first and another came second.

We were very proud of the girls’ willingness to jump in and fill gaps in the events, despite often having to compete up a level. Well done girls and a huge thank you for your work and preparation to get to this day. Thank you to all of the coaches who have worked so hard over a long period with the girls.

Results were as follows:

  • 8 Years and Under - 1st
  • 9 Years - 1st
  • 10 Years - 8th
  • 11 Years - 2nd
  • 12 Years - 4th
  • Percentage Cup (based on school numbers) 2nd
  • Andrews Cup (overall) 3rd

Contributed by Miss Lauren Potter

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State Championships

18 August 2017

Jessica Barnes, Ruby Leicht, and Jessica Fitzgibbons, accompanied by Miss Lauren Potter, are currently competing in the Queensland School Sport 10-12 Years Touch State Championships in Ipswich. We wish the girls all the best in their Carnival.

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Glennie Grit

18 August 2017

Last Sunday, approximately 50 students in four teams competed in the South West Queensland All Schools Touch Football tournament held in Toowoomba.

The Glennie School was proud to enter two 13 years teams, a 15 years and an Open team in this year’s regional event.  Always hotly contested, the tournament drew squads from Ipswich and Chinchilla, as well Dalby and the local Toowoomba and Highfields School communities.

Throughout the day, players tested their skills, developed tactics and wowed the spectators with some outstanding touchdowns, and strong defence. Teamwork was the key ingredient to each of our teams’ successes, as they all experienced some conclusive wins in their respective pool games.

Our 2017 results have reflected the continued development of the Touch Football program within the School. The 15 years girls finished a convincing fifth, in their play-off game. Similar to last year, one game’s results was the difference between being in a semi-final and in a play-off. The 13B team were also highly competitive winning two and drawing one of their five games for the day.  Well done to both teams.

It was a day of celebration for the Open and 13A girls.  Both teams were convincing winners in their pools, with both teams securing Semi-Final wins to play in the Grand Final. The 13As repeated their successful form from last year, with a decisive win. Congratulations to all of the players and to coach, Miss Abbie Prendergast in Miss Lauren Potter’s absence. The Open girls secured a 1-1 draw at full time but unfortunately could not secure the win after a 4 on 4 drop-off scenario.  Both games showed grit and determination until the final whistle. Congratulations girls, what a wonderful achievement!!

A big thank you to our committed coaching staff, who without a doubt make these opportunities possible. The players and I acknowledge Miss Abbie Prendergast, Miss Elizabeth Campbell, Miss Shenae Ciesiolka, Mrs Kelly Dyson, Mr Brad Griffiths and Ms Lisa Cooper for their efforts not only on this day but in preparation.  We also thank Miss Lauren Potter, who, while absent for this event has been integral in the training of both 13 years teams.

Finally, a special thank you to the wonderful parent group who, not only support their daughters in this sport but continue to show the greatest respect and support for the coaching staff. Your cheers, applause and words of encouragement were appreciated by the players.

We look forward to the selection of the Queensland All Schools teams and the preparations for this state-wide tournament held in Brisbane in October.

Contributed by Mrs Kaye Broadfoot

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Glennie Gymnasts Regional Champions

18 August 2017

Last weekend, girls in Levels 3, 4, 5 and 6, as well as boys in Level 3, competed at the Darling Downs Junior Regional Championships.

Additional awards were up for grabs for clubs across the region who were able to participate in three rounds of local competition this year. Regionals on the weekend was the conclusion to these three rounds and we are very proud to say Glennie Gymnastics WON every level and are outright champions for 2017. A great achievement by the girls and coaches to win all these awards.

Overall Individual results from the day were as follows:

  • Boys Level 3 Under: 7th Charlie Parrington
  • Boys Level 3 Open: 5th Flynn Eldridge-Hayes, 10th Grant Eldridge-Hayes, 11th Ben Miller, 12th Finn Parrington
  • Girls Level 3 Under: 2nd Jasmine Andrew, 7th Ella Donovan & Charlotte Rohde, 11th Cadence West, 12th Ella Giuffrida, 13th Hayley Watts, 14th Emily Miller, 18th Caitlyn Garratt
  • Girls Level 3 Open: 7th Charlotte Collie
  • Girls Level 4 Under: 8th Mabel White, 12th Georgia McAuliffe
  • Girls Level 4 Open: 10th Gemma Osmond, 11th Tanvi Chand, 14th Kelsey-Rae Terry, 25th Trinity Dwyer
  • Girls Level 5 Open: 5th Amelia Achilles, 8th Hannah Meyer
  • Girls Level 6 Under: 1st Zoe Waters, 2nd Georgia McTaggart, 3rd Bridie Lindenmayer
  • Girls Level 6 Open: 2nd Lexie Lee, 3rd Zahli Pratt

Next up for the Level 4 to 6 girls and Level 3 Boys are the Queensland Junior State Titles to be held in Brisbane in September. We wish the gymnasts and their coaches all the best in their preparations for this event.

Contributed by Miss Rachel Pingel

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From the Sports Office

11 August 2017

As the weather starts to warm up we turn our eyes to the Summer Sport season. The first Rugby 7s trial was held this week, with over 80 students braving the cold evening. For many, it was their first taste of this rapidly growing sport. Students had a great time learning safe tackling techniques, and later, engaging in their first full contact games. Teams will be announced in due course, with training to commence in coming weeks.

Other Term 4 options will include Futsal, Water polo and Touch Football. Students will be given details of how to sign up for these sports in the next few weeks. One important change to note is that Glennie won't be providing a 'social' option for Touch Football this year. We will be putting a small number of teams into the Wednesday and Friday night competitions, however, unlike previous years, these teams will be required to train and will have a coach attached to them. Please email Mr Griffiths if you require further information.

Contributed by Mr Brad Griffiths

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Cricket Success

11 August 2017

Congratulations to Layla Proctor who was recently selected in the Darling Downs 13-15 Years Cricket Team.

 

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Tennis Stars

11 August 2017

Glennie girls Tyler Kinkema and Rheanca Lincoln along with six other players represented the Darling Downs region at the 10 to 12 Years State Tennis Championships that was held at the Tennis Courts of USQ and Toowoomba Grammar School on August 3 to 6.

The girls braved the freezing cold to have lots of fun playing tennis for four days in a row.

Darling Downs region placed 11th overall for both girls and boys and 9th for girls. Unseeded and unranked, Rheanca and Tyler both finished well with good individual placings in a strong contingent of 48 girls, including 16 seeded players and players with Australian Rankings.

The Nev Cook Fair Play Award and Nev Cook Fair Play Trophy was awarded to the Darling Downs Tennis Team for displaying excellent sportsmanship, both on and off the Tennis courts during the four-day Championship.

Contributed by Rheanca’s Mum

 

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Training for Andrew’s Cup Athletics

11 August 2017

It has been very pleasing to see the girls training for Andrews Cup Athletics each day whatever the weather! This is a sign of their commitment and I am proud of them. It is important that when selected for activities or events, they attend practices as often as possible. If girls cannot attend, they should inform their coaches or tutors themselves as a matter of courtesy.

The Andrews Cup Carnival takes place on Thursday 17 August in Brisbane.

Mr Steve Warren
Head of Junior Years

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Hockey Bronze

11 August 2017

Last Sunday 6 August Caleiah Budd, Jazelle Carter and Bianca Markham competed in the Under 11 Southern Cross Hockey Carnival in Brisbane. Their team, the Toowoomba Blizzards placed Third in the Division 1 comp.

Contributed by Mrs Rebecca Budd

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Glennie Tennis Championships

4 August 2017

A glorious Winter's day greeted 30 students and a large number of parents for the annual Glennie Tennis Championships last Sunday. Many girls took up the challenge and dressed up as 'Dynamic Duos'. Best dressed on the day went to Beining Zhang and Courtney Markey who very much looked the part as Mary and Joseph.

On the court, the girls played a fast four format, with a tie break played at 3 games all. It was great to see the number of new players this year and we hope to see more new players next year. Winners on the day were as follows:

  • Senior Singles - Alyssa Ball
  • Intermediate Singles - Jess Black
  • Junior Singles - Tiggy Ladner
  • Senior Doubles - Molly McKinlay/Amelia Moss
  • Junior Doubles - Tiggy Ladner/Amy Webster

Click here for a gallery of photos taken by Louise Gall

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Selection for DD Rugby 7s

4 August 2017

Downs Rugby have finalised the squads for the U15 and U17 Darling Downs Girls’ 7s who will take on some of the best in Queensland in September. Congratulations Alex McDonald, Lily Black and Taleah McGrane chosen to play in the U15 team. Georgina Daniells, Emily Byrne and Paige Edwards were selected to play in the U17 team.

This story appeared on the Downs Ruby website and went on to say . . .

The trials attracted huge amounts of girls with a wealth of talent causing headaches for selectors. The carnival will be held in Brisbane on 20 and 21 September with more details to come.

“The sheer number of girls, and the talent they showed over the three selection trials reflects how strong the sport is becoming in the region" said Downs Rugby's Mitchell Simpson. "The sport has continued to grow over the past few years, and with a number of girls from the region already going on to represent Australia, I genuinely believe the Darling Downs will continue producing elite 7s talent".

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