Crossing Herries Street

11 March 2016

Please help keep our girls safe by crossing Herries Street with your children at the lights. Taking a shortcut to the car, away from the lights, gives the children mixed messages and is also very dangerous. Thank you for your help with this in supporting our road safety message.

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Visit by Melinda Tankard Reist

11 March 2016

Melinda will be speaking to the Year 5 and 6 girls about their online profile on Wednesday 16 March from 1:.45pm to 2:15pm in the Assembly Hall. This is designed to coincide with their girls having more independent access to technology with their own Chromebooks.

Link to website

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Year 5 and 6 Sports Training After School

11 March 2016

There will be no sports training after school on Wednesday 16 March, due to a clash with other end of term events.  Girls may be collected at 3.15pm as usual.  There will be no after school supervision on that day.

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Junior Years Club G Netball

11 March 2016

We have just been advised that there are changes to the age cut-off dates for Club G Netball. This will result in some girls playing in a different age group from this weekend.  Miss Potter will contact those involved directly. We do apologise for this, however, it is outside of our control. Thank you for your understanding. If you have any concerns please contact Miss Potter by email.

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Year 6 Group Photographs

11 March 2016

Parents may purchase photographs of the Year 6 Cohort, Student, House, and SRC Officials.  They are on display in the Junior Years Reception and are available to order for $17.00 per photograph.

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Pitstop Vacation Care

4 March 2016

Holidays are coming up and the team at Pitstop, Glennie’s after school hours care have an exciting calendar planned. Your child does not have to be a Glennie student to enjoy the Pitstop Vacation Care program. Just register your child using the Pitstop registration form. 

Click below to see all the information.

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Life Education

26 February 2016

Junior Years girls will continue to visit the Life Education van for sessions which support their health curriculum. Further details are available from Mrs Suhr or the class teachers.

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Cross Country

26 February 2016

A reminder that due to our Eisteddfod commitments the Junior Years Cross Country will now be held on Thursday 17 March. Please read the sports section of eNews+ for more details.

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Read these great books!

19 February 2016

Junior Years Library is not just for girls. It has books for parents to borrow too.  Here are some of the great titles in our Parent Library collection.


Donations of craft materials and boxes are welcome for the Making Corner in the Junior Years Library.

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Book Chats with Parents dates set for 2016

19 February 2016

Book Chats with Parents continue to be well attended at Junior Years.  Great news!  The dates have been set for 2016 and you are more than welcome to attend.  These sessions are held in the Junior Years Library and are held from 2:30pm to 3:15pm.  On Monday, 7 March the topic will be ‘What’s new in children’s literature’.

 Please note other dates with topics to be advised are:  Thursday 12 May, Monday 22 August and Thursday 13 October.

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Year 6 Camp

19 February 2016

Our Year 6 girls head off this Sunday for their annual camp to Mapleton on the Sunshine Coast. They will spend four days completing a number of challenging outdoor activities and they will also join in a French restaurant experience on the first night. This provides an opportunity for the girls to put their French language skills to the test. Further details about this camp are available from Mr Broom broomc@glennie.qld.edu.au and Miss Bullock bullocka@glennie.qld.edu.au.

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Playgroup

19 February 2016

Each week we have a playgroup at our Pitstop House on Herries Street. These sessions are open to all members of the Glennie and broader community. Please invite your friends to join this group, held each week on Thursdays, 9:00am to 11:00am. A gold coin donation is requested. Further details are available from Katrina Wood woodk@glennie.qld.edu.au.

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Playground equipment

19 February 2016

A reminder that the children are not to use the play equipment in the Junior Years courtyard or the Prep playground after school or before there is a teacher on duty in the mornings at 8.10am. This is for their safety. Thank you for your support with this matter.

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Wear blue to save lives

19 February 2016

The girls in the Student Representative Committee are holding a Junior Years fundraiser on 10 March.

  • Girls are asked to wear something blue.
  • $2 donation for wearing free dress.
  • Proceeds to Swim Mission Vietnam.

Many children drown in Vietnam because they don’t know how to swim. The Glennie Aquatic Centre coaches are part of the Swim Mission to Vietnam. They will teach swimming lessons and train local coaches to continue the work they have begun.

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Volunteers

19 February 2016

Parents planning to be a classroom or sport volunteer in Junior Years who missed this week’s induction are asked to please contact the Junior Years Office. 07 4688 8837 or junioradmin@glennie.qld.edu.au

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Joey Scouts

19 February 2016

There is a new Joey Scouts group in East Toowoomba. Girls (and boys) aged from six to seven years are invited to join the youngest section of the scouting family. The section’s motto is Help Other People (HOP).  


Click below for more information.

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Parent Information Evening

12 February 2016

Thank you to the many families who attended our Junior Years Parent Information evening on Wednesday. This was a wonderful opportunity for parents to hear first-hand about the program of work for the year in their daughter’s class. We trust that you found this useful.

We understand that not all families were able to attend and we will endeavour to upload all information and the class and subject booklets to the Portal as soon as possible. We would welcome feedback on the new format of presentations from specialist teachers.

Again I remind parents to come and talk with the teachers if you have any concerns.

Mr Steve Warren
Head of Junior Years

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Tablets explained

12 February 2016

Thank you to parents who attended the Year 5 and 6 tablet information session earlier this week. For those who were unable to attend and who didn’t attend at the end of last year, please contact the Junior Years reception to make a time to meet with Mr Warren so that your daughter may take her device home.

One parent must attend the session before this can occur. Thank you for your support with this implementation process.

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Information Evening

5 February 2016

Junior Years parents are invited to the Parent Information Evening which is being held next week on Wednesday 10 February from 6:30pm to 8:30pm in the Assembly Hall.

Babysitting is available for children Kindy age and above (no babies, please). Please contact the Junior Years Office jurnioradmin@glennie.qld.edu.au or phone 07 4688 8837 by Monday 8 February if you require this service.

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Year 5 and New Year 6 Chromebook information Session

5 February 2016

This important information session is being held just before the Parent Information evening on Wednesday 10 February at 5.30pm in the Assembly Hall.  If you didn’t attend the meeting in November last year, would at least one parent from each family please try to attend. Children are not required, as we are running a separate session for them in class next week.

Girls are not permitted to take home the device until a parent has completed all documentation and attended an information session.

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Parent Helpers Induction

5 February 2016

Junior Years is holding a Parent Helper Induction on Thursday 18 February at 8:30am in the Junior Years Library. If you wish to help in classrooms or with other activities during the year would you please try to attend.

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Year 6 Sydney Canberra Trip

5 February 2016

A reminder to Year 6 parents that deposits for the Sydney and Canberra were due last week. If you have not returned your form and would like your daughter to attend, would you please do so by Monday 8 February at the latest. Final numbers must be confirmed and it is very difficult to add extra children later.

The trip departs on Sunday, 9 October and all information including registration forms are attached to the event in the Glennie online calendar. Please use your parent Gmail account to access the information.

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Become a Tuckshop Lady

29 January 2016

Junior Years Tuckshop needs your help! We are looking for more volunteers who might like to join our fantastic team and who may just meet the following criteria:

  • People who will laugh and have fun
  • People who don't necessarily have any experience but lots of enthusiasm
  • People who are friendly, kind and reliable
  • People keen to make new friendships that last for a long time
  • People who can spare one day per week or three to four days per term or a few hours during the week.

It's fun, it's easy and we and we usually find time for a fresh cuppa and chat.   Another added bonus: you get to see your daughters or granddaughters at play which is a wonderful treat.

Please contact Mrs Anthea Rowe, Tuckshop Convenor for more details and a chat.
Email junioryearstuckshop@glennie.qld.edu.au or call 0407 698 045

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Junior Years Reports

27 November 2015

The Junior Years teachers are currently completing the End of Semester reports. These will be issued to parents during the early part of December.

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Classes

27 November 2015

The organisation of Junior Years classes is a long process which involves many of the staff. This will be done over the next week when all information from class teachers and reports has been gathered and can be assessed. Your daughter will receive a letter later in December introducing her teacher for the 2016 school year.

The following teaching arrangements will apply to classes in 2016

  • Prep: Mrs Greig, Mrs Somerfield
  • Year 1: Mrs Griffiths Mrs Dawson
  • Year 2: Mrs Taylor, Mrs Stone
  • Year 3: Mrs Edwards/ Mrs Willmington, Mrs Henley
  • Year 4: Mrs Fuss, Mr Carter
  • Year 5e: Mr Griffiths, Mrs Kleidon
  • Year 6: Mr Broom, Miss Bullock
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