Shake and Stir

15 September 2016

On Friday 7 October, Year 6, 7 and 8 students will be attending performances presented by the Shake & Stir Theatre company.

Year 6 girls will explore the concept of transitioning from the Junior Years into the Middle Years via the performance of Territorial. In 2015, much conversation was had in response to the show, and girls enjoyed the opportunity to ask questions which had clearly been a concern for them about this topic.  This valuable discussion was the reason we are offering this opportunity to the Year 6 students of 2016.

Year 7 and  8 students will be presented the uniquely re-crafted performance of Romeo and Juliet. All students in these years, undertake a study in Drama. Having access to professional theatre companies, such as this one, is a fantastic avenue to strengthen their own performance skills.  It's also beneficial to develop an appreciation of Shakespeare, which is studied in the English and Drama curriculums within the Middle Years.

An information letter will accompany the calendar item for this event. However, should you have any questions please do not hesitate to access the link to Shake & Stir's website indicated on the letter, or please email broadfootk@glennie.qld.edu.au

Mrs Kaye Broadfoot

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Interim Reports - Middle and Senior Years

15 September 2016

Interim Reports for Middle and Senior Years will be available shortly through SEQTA. Instructions describing how to access these will be emailed to your Glennie email address. If you have trouble accessing this email address or accessing your daughter's report, please contact IT via their email address it@glennie.qld.edu.au or phone (07) 4688 8811.

There are no formal Parent-Teacher interviews at the beginning of Term 4. If you wish to discuss your daughter's progress with any of her teachers, please email them directly.

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Making a Difference

15 September 2016

The Alliance of Girls’ Schools Australasia is offering a unique Leadership Summit for Year 9 to 11 students.

The Girls for Change Leadership Summit: Making a Difference will be held at St Margaret's Anglican Girls School on 19 and 20 November 2016.

Over the two-day weekend program the Girls for Change Leadership Summit will give young change-makers and entrepreneurs who want to make a difference in their own lives, their school communities and beyond, the confidence, skills and ideas to step up and lead.

Schools and/or parents may register girls for the summit.

There's a special offer for students from Alliance member schools. Please use the code: MAD2016 when registering to receive the member discount.

A program is included, and more information and registration is available on the Alliance website.

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Defensive Driving Course – Willowbank

19 August 2016

Saturday 10th September

Years 11 and 12 students who have the minimum of a learner’s permit have the opportunity to participate in a Defensive Driving Course. The course will be run by Safe Drive Training Australia at Willowbank via Ipswich on Saturday, 10 September.

As many Glennie seniors now have either their learner’s or provisional licence, this is a great opportunity for them to improve their skills on the road. Preference will be given to our current Year 12 students but Year 11 students are strongly encouraged to apply.

All completed applications should be returned to administration at The Glennie School by Monday, 22 August 2016.

The course runs all day at Willowbank with manual and automatic cars supplied for participants. The program’s objectives focus specifically on overconfidence, risk-taking, inexperience and peer influence. Students will receive a certificate of participation for their resume.

The cost of the course will be heavily subsidised by the Parents and Friends Association (often reduced to around half price in past years) but a final cost for each student attending this year will not be known until we receive completed applications and can confirm final numbers.

Applications, including information, have been emailed to parents of Years 11 and 12 students and are also available on the School’s Portal calendar – Saturday 10 September.

For further information, please do not hesitate to contact Mrs Natalie Bennett  on 07 4688 8745 or email bennettn@glennie.qld.edu.au

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Nominate your grandparents today!

5 August 2016

Middle and Senior Years Grandparents’ Day will be held on the last day of Term 3, Thursday 15 September. Girls in Years 7 to 12 who would like their grandparents to attend must nominate them using the Grandparents’ Day Nomination Form by Friday, 5 August.

Girls can nominate up to four grandparents. If they have no grandparents then girls can nominate two special guests (not their parents).

Once nominated, grandparents or special guests will be sent an official invitation by The School.

It is very important that girls complete the Nomination Form, not just ask their grandparents to come along on the day. Grandparents who have not been properly nominated using the Nomination Form miss out in many ways because they:

  • do not receive a formal invitation and program,
  • don’t know when to arrive and either have to wait or they miss the registration process,
  • are not on our guest list and do not have a name badge or meal allocated,
  • are disappointed and confused because we have no record of their intention to attend.

Only one form per family should be completed.

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Body Image

5 August 2016

City Women, a group dedicated to making our city a better place for women and girls is screening a documentary on body image on 5 September. Called Embrace, this documentary presented by Jessica Ryder is hailed as one woman’s journey to inspire everyBODY. Tickets are selling fast and all the information can be found on the event's facebook page 

Glennie is pleased to support such a worthwhile event.

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Year 10 Parents

5 August 2016

Girls in Year 10 start the subject selection process for Year 11 2017 on Wednesday and Thursday next week with subject selection talks from the teachers of Year 11 and 12 subjects.

Parents are asked to keep an eye on their Glennie email for details of how this process will occur. Girls will submit their choices electronically and parents will be asked to submit their approval of the choices their daughters have made.

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Year 9 Subject Selections for Year 10, 2017 - Correction

29 July 2016

Last week's Enews advised parents of girls in Year 9 that the subject selection process would be electronic. Unfortunately, a hiccup in the development of this process meant that we had to resort to paper. At the subject selection talks on Tuesday this week, the girls were given a Subject Book for 2017 and a subject selection form.

We ask that parents discuss subject choices with their daughters and complete, sign and return the form by Thursday 11 August. Our apologies for any confusion this may have caused.

If you have any questions about subject selection, please contact Mr John Farmer, Deputy Head - Senior Years. farmerj@glennie.qld.edu.au

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Information Evenings

29 July 2016

For parents who missed the information evenings conducted this term (QCAA Senior Assessment and Tertiary Entrance on Monday 11 July, or Year 11 2017 Subject Selection and QCE on Thursday 28 July) all information distributed on those evenings is available on the Careers and VET section of the Portal.

Please click on the 'Important Info' button, scroll down to 'Subject Selection Processes at Glennie'

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Athletics Carnival Live Stream

22 July 2016

The Middle and Senior Years Athletics Carnival will be held on Friday 29 July. Just because you can't be there doesn't mean you have to miss any of the action.

The IT Department will be live streaming the day via this video link.

Click on the link during the day to see what is happening.

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Subject Selection Process Year 9 2016  into Year 10 2017

22 July 2016

Subject selection for Year 9 2016 students will commence on Tuesday 26 July. On this day, students will receive information about the subjects they can select for Year 10.

After they have made their selection, they will receive an electronic form via email to complete. Students should discuss their choices with their parents prior to completing this form.

Once students have submitted their preferences, parents will receive an email that will require them to indicate that they are aware of and approve their daughter's selections. This will be a very quick 'click approve' process. Please keep an eye out for this email in the coming weeks as it will be due back on Thursday 11 August.

If you have any questions about subject selection please contact Deputy Head of Senior Years Mr John Farmer. If you experience any technical issues, please contact it@glennie.qld.edu.au

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Information Evening

22 July 2016

Year 10 QCE and Subject Selection Information Evening (for Year 11, 2017)

Parents of girls in Year 10 are invited to an information evening to be held in the Glennie Room from 5.30 to 8.00pm on Thursday 28 July.

Topics to be covered include:

  • The Queensland Certificate of Education
  • Careers choices
  • Making subject choices

In the second part of the evening, refreshments will be available and Heads of Departments will be present to answer any specific, subject-based, questions that you may have.

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Uni Open Days

22 July 2016

It has been wonderful to hear the girls telling me that they are attending the University Open Days. This is a great opportunity for the students to get a feel for the campus and to speak with people who are studying and delivering the courses they are interested in. University tours allow you to see the facilities, as well as any on-campus accommodation options available. Most valuable is the chance to ask real people, real questions. You can clarify entry requirements, and ask about the best way to follow a pathway and transfer between courses. This next month is certainly Open Day season. For those people interested in visiting the universities, below is a list of some of the upcoming events with links to their Open Day web pages:

Many other colleges and training institutions are also having Open Days over the next month. A list of these dates can be found on the calendar on The Glennie Careers and Vet website

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Golden Tickets

15 July 2016

If you are a Middle and Senior Years Donaldson family, get your golden ticket in so you can attend the Donaldson Dinner.

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Parent Teacher Interviews

16 June 2016

Years 7 to 12 Parent/Teacher Interviews will be conducted on Monday 11 July 2016 from 2:00pm to 6:00pm.

Our booking system, Parent Teacher On-Line (PTO), will be open to parents from midday Wednesday 22 June to midnight Friday 8 July 2016.

Once parents have logged into the Portal, no further logins or passwords are needed to access the PTO. Please go to the Portal homepage and click on the PTO icon as shown here.  

For more details, click here.

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Middle and Senior Years Reports

16 June 2016

Reports for Middle and Senior Years will be available through SEQTA when complete. Instructions describing how to access these will be emailed to your Glennie email address after they have been published in SEQTA. If you have trouble accessing this email address or accessing your daughter's report, please contact IT via their email address it@glennie.qld.edu.au or by phone (07) 4688 8811.

Mrs Jo Matherson
Head of Middle Years

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Tertiary Studies Expo

16 June 2016

If you are interested in finding out more about tertiary study, it may be worth a trip to Brisbane for TSXPO on 16 and 17 July. It is Australia's largest tertiary studies expo and the ideal event for senior school students and their parents, as well as prospective post-graduate students. With exhibits from every Queensland University, as well as those from interstate and overseas, visitors can gain a comprehensive insight into the institutions and programs that best suit them. TSXPO gives you access to over 250 qualified representatives in one location!

TSXPO also features representatives from TAFE, Defence Force, Private Education Colleges, student support services, as well as a significant number of graduate employers and government agencies recruiting for graduate placements. It is held at the Brisbane Showgrounds, and entry is FREE. For more information, go to www.careersevent.com/tsxpo/.

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UQ Young Scholars Program

16 June 2016

The University of Queensland’s Young Scholars Program (YSP) provides high achieving students with a unique and inspiring opportunity to discover, learn and engage with UQ’s academic community and like-minded students from across Queensland.

The 2016 YSP Program involves a five-day Residential Camp at UQ’s St Lucia campus from 27 November to 1 December. Applications for the program are accepted from students enrolled in Year 11 who are OP eligible and intend on pursuing university studies at the completion of Year 12. Selection will be based on academic excellence, leadership achievements and significant contributions to their school or community.

Students interested in applying are encouraged to read the application guidelines at www.ue.edu.au/youngscholars. Applications close on Friday 12 August 2016.

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Individual Assessment Feedback

10 June 2016

The Senior Years English Department, with the support of the School, has taken the initiative to exploit the features of the new student portal – SEQTA and begin a trial of recording individualised feedback for completed assessment items.  This will be available, initially from this week, for students who are studying English Extension but may be available to all English students in Years 10, 11 and 12 during next Semester.

For more information, including how to access the system, please download the information below.

If you have any further questions, please contact Mrs Natalie Bennett, Head of Department - Senior Years English  on 07 4688 8745 or email bennettn@glennie.qld.edu.au

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Bond University Collegiate Scholarship Program

3 June 2016

The Glennie School is part of Bond University's Collegiate Schools Program which offers Glennie girls the opportunity to apply for The Collegiate Scholarship Program. Collegiate Scholarships cover 50% tuition for any undergraduate degree combination (excluding the Bond Medical Program). The program is designed to reward those students who perform not only on an academic level, but also demonstrate exceptional personal attributes and contribute significantly to their communities. Current Year 12 students who are considering Bond for 2017 are encouraged to apply.  More information about these scholarships can be found here. Scholarships close on July 31, 2016.

Bond with Bond:
Parents interested in finding out more information about Bond University may be interested in attending the Bond with Bond information evening to be held at Toowoomba Grammar School on Monday 11 July, commencing at 6:00pm.This event is an opportunity for interested students and their families/guardians to find out more information about Bond, degrees, scholarships and all other information. There is plenty of opportunity for networking with Academics, Bond students and the parents of Bond students. The event is being held in the Old Hall at Toowoomba Grammar School. To register, please click here

Bond University Open Day Bus:
Open Day will be held on Saturday 23 July and is a great opportunity for girls and parents to experience the campus and learn about the courses available at Bond. Bond University have arranged for a bus to transport Toowoomba students down to campus and back on Saturday 23 July if they are not going with their parents. The bus will be leaving at 1:00pm and returning to Toowoomba at about 9:00pm. Girls will need to pay a $20 reservation fee to secure their place on the bus. The $20 will then be returned to the student on the way down to campus in order for them to pay for their dinner. Please note that this bus has been organised by Bond University, and therefore there will be no teacher supervision provided by The Glennie School. Register here.

Below is a list of Bond Experience Days that are still open and have places available should any girls wish to experience what it is like to study these discipline areas. There is no cost to attend; however, students are responsible for organising their own transport.

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Women in Engineering

3 June 2016

UQ's Women in Engineering (WE) are offering girls in Year 10, 11 and 12 the opportunity to go to University of Queensland, St Lucia to explore engineering possibilities and how future learning in the STEM field can be applied to careers.

The WE Explore Engineering Regional Schools includes return transport to Brisbane, overnight accommodation at The Women's College or Duchesne College, meals and activities. The cost to participate is $50.

Students will participate in two events as follows:

Thursday 21 July - Engineering Futures Evening (4:30pm - 7:00pm)

Students will be inspired as they hear about the journeys of female engineers from:

  • Google
  • Boeing
  • Cochlear
  • Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (AIBN)

Friday 22 July - WE Explore Engineering Day (8:15am - 2:00pm)

Students will tackle hands-on engineering workshops and discover why engineers are society's problem solvers. They can select three workshops that interest them.

Click here to register.

Or for more information phone: 33653934 or emailwe@eait.uq.edu.au

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DriveSafe

3 June 2016

The Toowoomba Police Citizens Youth Club (PCYC) is running a program called DriveSafe. The program uses a driving simulator to aid in the teaching of learner drivers.

The driving simulator has tremendous potential to improve the driving skills of those new to driving such as those with 'L' or 'P' licences. It provides a safe environment in which to take a learner driver through the motions of everything from familiarisation of the vehicle's controls to interpretation of the road rules to interaction with other drivers.

The Drivesafe program is now running at the PCYC on Tuesdays from 3:00pm to 6:00pm. It is free of charge and managed one on one by staff members at the PCYC and/or Volunteers in Policing (VIPs). Lessons can be booked in advance by ringing the PCYC.

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Change to Leave Slip Protocol - Middle and Senior Years

27 May 2016

With our new attendance system working well, we have made some changes to The School procedures for students entering and leaving school for various reasons.

As of Friday 20 May, girls will not need to collect Yellow Leave Slips from the Academic Office.

For appointments or early leave, please email or call the Academic Administration Office academicadmin@glennie.qld.edu.au (07) 4688 8887.

The details will be entered directly into the system, and girls will be allowed to leave from class. If your daughter has a recurring appointment, please email and this can be entered for the term.

Please note: If your daughter has a paper note written by you, she will need to go to the Academic Administration Office before school, or during break time to have her appointment entered.

Signing In

Girls will still need to sign in when arriving late for any reason and upon returning from appointments.

For more information, please check the What to Do When  section of the Student Handbook on the Portal for all school procedures.  

If you have any questions or queries, please contact Mrs Tracey Patrick by email or phone.

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Health Care Opportunities

27 May 2016

Queensland Rural Medical Education (QRME) will be holding a Considering Medicine Seminar for high-school students and their parents on Thursday 23 June 2016 from 6:30pm. The seminar will allow high-school students to consider if a medical career is for them as well as educating them on the Griffith University Rural Priority Access Scheme that quarantines places in their medical degree for school leavers and rural graduates, rural programs and requirements for entry.  High-school students and parents are welcome to attend.

Current high school students can also participate in Clinical Learning Observations on 23 and 24 June. Students will join QRME as they provide Griffith University Medical Students with clinical scenario based education.

Registration can be logged via a link on the website. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Mrs Currie on curries@glennie.qld.edu.au or 07 4688 8852, or Julie Dillon directly on 0427 439 133 or j.dillon@qrme.org.au.

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Important University Dates

27 May 2016

Over the next few months, universities begin to host Open Days and events to allow students to view campuses and speak with staff from different faculties.

A valuable source of information is the Glennie Careers and VET website. Students and parents are advised to visit it regularly for up-to-date information about a wide range of careers, study and vocational options.

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