Middle and Senior Years’ Parent-Teacher Interviews

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.

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Health Industry Choices

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
Careers Co-Ordinator

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Sport and Recreation Traineeships

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. (paulb@glennie.qld.edu.au)

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
VET Co-ordinator

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Uniform for Glennie Fair

2 March 2018

All Middle and Senior Years girls should wear their summer uniform and their Panama hat to the Glennie Fair.

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Interested in Cadets?

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 leek2@glennie.qld.edu.au

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Webber BBQ

23 February 2018

  • Friday 2 March
  • 6:00PM
  • Outside Hospitality CAFE
  • All Year 7 - 12 Webber Family's welcome
  • Theme - Aussie Bush BBQ

If you haven't already done so please RSVP to Cathy Waters watersc@glennie.qld.edu.au or ph. 07 4688 8883

 

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Year 10-12 Studiosity (previously YourTutor)

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.

 

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Confirmation

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 bairds@glennie.qld.edu.au

Blessings

Rev’d Sharon

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Calendars

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. it@glennie.qld.edu.au

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Webber Dinner

16 February 2018

Webber families with girls in Middle and Senior Years are invited to the Webber Dinner on Friday 2 March.

Don’t forget to RSVP to Mrs Waters watersk@glennie.qld.edu.au.

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Sno Cones, Sausages and Sushi

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 karenreeves2@bigpond.com. or call her on 0408 783 828.

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Webber Dinner

9 February 2018

All Middle and Senior Years Webber families mark Friday 2 March from 6:00pm in your diaries as the date for the Webber Dinner. An Australian bush BBQ will be held in the Dining Hall/Hospitality area.

Invitations are on their way!

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Swimming Ice Creams!

10 November 2017

Girls in Years 7 to 10 are reminded that the Glennie Sports Supporters will be selling ice cream at the Margaret Sharpe Swimming Carnival on Wednesday the 15 November.

Don’t forget to bring some coins, girls.

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Personal Development Day Years 7 – 10 Monday 16 October

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

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Parent Teacher Interviews

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.

Click here for more information

Use this link to book interviews

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Certificate III in Health Services Assistance

13 September 2017

I am very excited to announce a new course that is available for Year 11 2018. This course is a two year course, undertaken through CQ University during Year 11 and 12. This is a great opportunity for those girls interested in working in the Health industry. As a Certificate III qualification, students will receive 8 QCE points on completion and will also obtain a ranking which may help them get into some universities.  

Below are some details about this course:

  • The theory component of this course is completed online.
  • 80 hours of work placement in an acute care setting are required. CQU will arrange these placements.
  • There is a two-day compulsory workshop prior to placements. At present this workshop is held in Noosa, however if there are a number of girls from our school, CQU may consider coming to Toowoomba for this. 
  • The cost is $3450 (current price) and this can be paid off over two years.

Here is an information link for this course. Please contact me if you would like further details. paulb@glennie.qld.edu.au

Mrs Belinda Paul
VET Co-ordinator

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Year 10 2018 / Year 12 2020 Parent Information Evening

13 September 2017

Monday 9 October
6:30 – 8:30pm
The Glennie Room

The School warmly invites current Year 9 Parents and Guardians to a Year 10 2018 / Year 12 2020 Parent Information Evening on Monday 9 October.

The evening will incorporate:

  1. The Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre (QTAC) “Parents’ Power Hour”
    This session will cover a range of topics relevant to the ATAR conversion in 2020 including eligibility, pathways, inter subject scaling, subject choices and MYPATH - the new QTAC tool designed to assist students and schools in study planning.
  2. A presentation by the Head and Deputy Head of Senior Years
    This session will outline the changes that will occur at Glennie in Year 10 2018 to pave the way for an effective implementation of the new Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE) System

 As the information evening directly follows Parent Teacher Interviews, light refreshments will be available.

 We look forward to seeing you there.

Ms Tonia Gloudemans
Head of Senior Years

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Photo Competition

1 September 2017

The Mid North Coast Local Health District MNCLHD (NSW Health) has launched the second Your Health Link National Photographic Competition, with the theme ‘Healthy Life | Healthy You’.  The competition is designed to increase health literacy and is open to all Australian primary and high school students.

There will be $45,000 in prizes to win which includes funding to support healthy school canteen programs or similar initiatives.

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Operation Christmas Child

1 September 2017

Webber House has launched Operation Christmas Child and we are aiming to fill 150 shoe boxes with gifts for children who normally miss out on Christmas.

As part of their fundraising, Webber will hold a Christmas themed free dress day on Wednesday 11 October.

For all the information, download the flyer

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Middle and Senior Years Grandparents’ Day

1 September 2017

It is that time of year when we ask Glennie parents and girls to consider inviting their grandparents to join us for Grandparents’ Day on Thursday 14 September 2017.

We have prepared a special program so grandparents can make the most of their day at Glennie and experience the Glennie spirit, just as their granddaughters do.

For catering purposes, we ask you to RSVP by Friday, 8 September by completing the online form.  Email Mrs Tracey Kessels kesselst@glennie.qld.edu.au or call her on 07 4688 8769 to advise of any special dietary or mobility needs.

We look forward to meeting grandparents on the day.

 

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NDIS for School Leavers

1 September 2017

School leavers with a disability may be able to access the NDIS to assist their transition to life beyond school.

Download the flyer to see information sessions and assistance available in Toowoomba.

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Year 9 Subject Selections for Year 10, 2018

18 August 2017

Last week, the girls in Year 9 attended subject selection talks to help them make their Elective subject selections for Year 10 next year.  In Year 10 our students will study Core courses in English, Mathematics, Science, Modern History, Geography, Health and PE, and RE.  Advice will be provided by Maths staff on which Mathematics course is most suitable for each student.  The subject selections to be made relate chiefly to single-term, Elective subjects which will run during Terms 1, 2 and 3 in Year 10.  We regard these options as “tasters” – the girls are encouraged to sample a variety of elective options in areas that interest them.  This is to help inform the decisions they make at this time next year when they will select subjects for Years 11 and 12. It is important to bear in mind, when making subject selection decisions this year, that these “taster” Elective units are not regarded as pre-requisites for continuing with these subjects in Years 11 and 12.

Most parents of our Year 9 students will by now, be aware that this cohort will be the first group in Queensland to go into the new “ATAR” system for tertiary entrance - this system will replace our current OP system.  The details of this system are still being released, so at this stage, we aren’t able to provide a full overview of how we will proceed at Glennie, but we expect to be able to provide more detailed advice in the near future.  We are able to say, though, that we will be implementing the new system commencing in Term 4 next year.  This is a pattern which many Queensland schools will follow.  In the meantime, parents may wish to check the Year 10 Subject Handbook for further details as their daughters finalise their subject selections.  The booklet is available in the Student Handbook on Portal.

Mr John Farmer
Deputy Head of Senior Years

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Defensive Driving

18 August 2017

Years 11 and 12 are reminded that applications for the defensive driving course should be returned to Middle and Senior Years administration office by Monday, 21 August.

Click here for more details

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Holiday Adventure for girls Year 7 to 12

18 August 2017

Adventure Alternatives has designed a fun-filled and engaging School Holiday Camp for students in Years 7 to 11.

What makes this camp unique is the selection of adventure based activities coupled with some relaxing activities to recharge and create a holistic and rewarding camp.  With 24hr supervision, a full selection of adventurous activities, fresh and healthy menu, engaging instructors who are there to support your child, it will be a holiday your kids will thank you for.

Want to know more? CLICK HERE

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Student Exchange

18 August 2017

Do you want to learn another language, make friends from overseas and have the experience of a lifetime? Find out more about complementing your high school studies with a student exchange program by attending WEP’s Toowoomba info session on Monday 21 August at 7:00pm at The Cedar Centre, 57 Brook Street

Don’t forget to invite your friends, WEP offers a Bestie Discount! RSVP at WEP.ORG.AU or text “TOOWOOMBA” to 0428 246 633.

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