20 July 2018
OP estimate interviews will be held with all OP-eligible students in Years 11 and 12 at the start of this term. Interviews with Year 12 students will begin this week and will involve targeted advice as to how students can improve their estimates in the final semester of school. Interviews with Year 11 students will focus on individual learning goals and overall academic progress, as well as identifying students who may need an additional post-secondary school pathway. OP Estimate data is also invaluable in assisting students with making informed decisions about subject changes, and provides additional motivation for students to keep improving in their studies.
Please be aware that the estimates are not a predicted OP, merely a guide to the likely range, based on assessment completed to date. Parents who are concerned about these interviews should contact Ms Tonia Gloudemans via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
20 July 2018
This week, Year 10 students started the subject selection process for the new Queensland Certificate of Education, with subject selection talks held on Thursday and Friday. Students and parents are encouraged to consider the information provided in the 2019 QCE Curriculum Guide and the slides used at the Parent Information Evening when making subject choices for 2019.
Students will also have the opportunity to attend Spectrum, our subject showcase run by the senior Academic Committee. Students can hear from others currently studying the subject. Students are welcome to speak to teachers about subjects they are considering as well.
Parents and students have been sent an email outlining how this process will occur.
We look forward to working with you and your daughter as she decides on her pathway through the senior years.
21 June 2018
For parents who missed the Year 10 QCE and Subject Selection Evening held on Wednesday 20 June, the presentation, QCE Curriculum Guide and QCAA information sheet from that evening are available in the Careers and VET section of the Portal.
A copy of the QCE Curriculum Guide is also available on the website and via this link.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Ms Tonia Gloudemans, Mrs Sharon Currie or Mrs Belinda Paul. If you have any subject-based questions, please contact the Heads of Department as appropriate.
15 June 2018
Parents of girls in Years 11 and 12 are invited to an information evening to be held in the Glennie Room from 7.00 to 8.30pm on Monday 16 July.
The focus of the evening will be most relevant to those Year 12 students who are hoping to go to university when they complete school. However, parents of girls in Year 11 may also be interested to hear about what is in store for their daughters.
Topics to be covered include:
- Introduction to the Queensland system – Exit Levels of Achievement, the QCS Test, OPs, and FPs
- University entrance – QTAC processes
15 June 2018
Girls are reminded to bring some spare change to the Athletics Carnival. Glennie Sports Supporters are selling egg and bacon burgers and snow cones.
The committee would appreciate some help on the day. If you are able to assist please contact Karen Reeves 0408 783828, email@example.com
8 June 2018
Bonjour à tous
For the first time in many years, Glennie is hosting a French poem and song competition. At a minimum, Downlands, Fairholme, Grammar, St Ursula and TACAPS will participate.
The competition is open to Middle Years and Senior Years students. There are six categories in total.
- Middle Years Individual Song
- Middle Years Group Song
- Middle Years Individual Poem
- Senior Years Individual Song
- Senior Years Group Song
- Senior Years Individual Poem
The event will take place on Tuesday 21 August, and students who wish to participate can register using this form.
Teachers from Alliance Française will be judging the different performances and winners will be rewarded with great prizes.
So, we look forward to seeing you on that day and until then, remember that La poésie… c’est mettre de la couleur sur les mots écrits à l’encre noire” (Serge Dérès).
25 May 2018
Senior Ichthus is a six day – five night camp during the June school holidays for high school students in Years 10 to 12. This is an exciting week away which allows young adults to have fun, build friendships, and to learn about and grow in Christ. This year we exploring the theme of ‘In what do you Trust?’ under the guidance of our new camp directors Nathan and Jenna Haywood who have been involved in the Ichthus Camping Ministry for a number of years both as campers and leaders.
For more information contact Rev'd Sharon.
22 March 2018
In Term 2, Years 7 to 12 Parent/Teacher Interviews will be conducted in Weeks 1 and 2 – Monday 16 April from 2:00pm to 6:00pm and Monday 23 April from 3:30pm to 6:00pm.
Parents are encouraged to book timeslots with all their daughter’s teachers. Note: if a student has the same teacher for two or more subjects, a maximum of two timeslots are able to be booked sequentially.
Our booking system, Parent Teacher Online (PTO), will be open to parents from Friday 23 March until midnight Thursday 12 April 2018.
For more information and instructions, please go to the Glennie Portal and click on the PTO icon.
9 March 2018
Future study in the health industry continues to be a popular choice for the girls at Glennie. Last year, we had girls achieve their goals of entry into university courses in medicine, dentistry, optometry, nursing, paramedicine, sports and exercise science, occupational therapy, and speech pathology.
Sebastian Marx from The University of Queensland will be visiting The Glennie School on the evening of Tuesday 17 April to talk about the different course options they offer in these fields. This is the first Tuesday back after the Easter break. It will follow a similar format to last year where Sebastian will talk firstly about the Allied Health options. After question time and a short refreshment break, he will then talk about entry to medicine and dentistry, including UMAT requirements and adjustment factors. You are welcome to come to either of the sessions, or stay for both.
Parents, students and friends from other schools are more than welcome to come along. I have attached a flyer with the relevant information for you to share.
I look forward to seeing you at the presentation.
Mrs Sharon Currie
9 March 2018
As we progress through this year, we will see all of our girls who are working in the Aquatic Centre, the Gymnasium and the Sports office complete their traineeships. This means that we need to replace these trainees as they are undertaking a very important role. We would like to start recruiting girls who are interested in working in Sport and Recreation so they can begin their traineeship as soon as a spot becomes available (with the first ones coming up next month).
Girls need to be at least 16 to be employed by the School, but if you are turning 16 within the next six months, you are still able to apply. You should also have an interest in the sporting industry to take up this traineeship.
As for every traineeship, girls will undertake a Cert III qualification which is very valuable. It provides 8 QCE points, as well as a ranking of 68, which is equivalent to an OP of 14. Added to this, your resumé will look great with both a qualification plus working history which will help boost your employability. Please contact me if you would like to apply or would like more details. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
We have started the year with a rush of traineeship sign-ups, which is great to see. Alex McDonald, Ella White, Isabella Johns, and Hayley Bell have already been signed up and Jessica Darcy, Jane Thornton and Abigail Goodwin are signing up next week. Congratulations girls.
Mrs Belinda Paul
2 March 2018
This year we already have eight Glennie Cadets, but it is never too late to join. Why not come and visit the Cadets at the Glennie Fair to find out all about the fun, friendship, action and adventure that awaits.
Army Cadet Home Training is held every Friday during school term from 3.30 – 6.15pm at Toowoomba Grammar School.
Ms Lee is the Glennie Cadets Co-ordinator, and she will help you with any questions you may have email@example.com
23 February 2018
This week, all Year 10 to 12 students received their new access codes for Studiosity (formerly YourTutor). This service provides out of hours tutoring for day and boarding students in the Senior Years. Attached is a letter explaining the service further.
Students are able to access the service from 3:00 to 11:00pm from Sunday to Friday during term time. The service is not to replace conversation with teachers; the School provides tutoring or in classroom support. It is an additional support service when a Glennie teacher is not accessible.
16 February 2018
This year we have the opportunity to join with St Luke’s Anglican Parish for a Confirmation Service on Sunday 20 May at 10:00am.
Confirmation is a step in a person’s faith journey where young people and adults confirm the promises made at their baptism for themselves. In the Anglican Church the typical age is 15 years or older to present for confirmation but this can be negotiated for each individual. Preparation classes will be run in the weeks leading up to the service at a mutually agreeable time.
If you are interested in talking further about Confirmation for yourself or your daughter, please be in contact with me at firstname.lastname@example.org
16 February 2018
Middle and Senior Years Sport and Performing Arts calendars are now available on the online calendar via the Glennie Portal.
These should appear automatically for you when you visit the school calendar. These calendars should also be available for you to view on the Google Calendar app on your iPad/Phone and Android Tablet/Phone. If you experience any technical difficulties viewing these calendars, please contact the school for assistance. email@example.com
9 February 2018
The Glennie Sports Supporters will be at the Middle and Senior Years Swimming Carnival selling Sno Cones, sausages and sushi. Don’t forget to bring a few coins on the day.
Volunteers are urgently needed to help make sno cones, sizzle sausages and sell sushi on Friday please contact Mrs Karen Reeves firstname.lastname@example.org. or call her on 0408 783 828.
13 October 2017
Please be aware that school buses will not be running on this day
The Personal Development Day is an integral part of the Personal Development Program. It allows time for our girls to access specialists that will help them build their personal understanding of the physical and emotional challenges that are facing girls as they progress through Years 7 to 10.
Each year level focusses on age-specific topics that impact them and ways to enhance their skill sets in dealing with related issues.
Girls are expected to attend, as it is a normal school day. Your support in encouraging the girls to be involved in all activities will ensure that they gain maximum benefit from the day.
I encourage you to talk to your daughter about the day and what they have learned as a result of participating in the various activities. The programs for each Year Level can be found on the Glennie School Calendar.
Mr Russell Baldock
Deputy Head of Middle Years
13 September 2017
Years 7 to 12 Parent/Teacher Interviews will be conducted on Tuesday 3 October 2017 from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm and Monday 9 October from 3.30 pm - 6.00 pm.
Please feel free to book a timeslot with as many of your daughter’s teachers as you wish whether the teacher has requested an interview or not. If your daughter has the same teacher for two or more subjects, a maximum of two timeslots can be booked for that teacher.