Early Starts

10 February 2017

We understand that at times, girls in the Middle and Senior Years will arrive prior to 8:00am. Girls are encouraged to use the new Flexible Learning space, located on the western end of the Dining Room, if they arrive early. Girls must use the Northern door (closest to Hospitality) to enter this space as boarders will be finishing breakfast.

This is a comfortable space, with good wifi access and is supervised by boarding staff.

A reminder that The School library is open from 8:00am if your daughter wishes to use this facility.

Mrs Jo Matherson
Head of Middle Years

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Creative Dragons

10 February 2017

Fuel your daughter’s imagination while improving her writing skills with Creative Dragons after school creative writing classes at Toowoomba and Highfields in 2017.

Classes will be held at the Highfields State School library on Tuesday afternoons and at the Toowoomba City Library building (Level 3) on Wednesday and Thursday afternoons.

The Master Dragons class (Years 7-11) at 4:30pm helps high school students study the craft of writing at an advanced level while also setting and achieving tangible goals to transform their imaginative drafts into professional manuscripts.

Classes are run by published author and Queensland Writers Centre presenter Cherie Curtis (aka Cheryse Durrant).

Classes have started, but it is not too late to register email Mrs Curtis via bookings@creativedragons.com.au, telephone 4696 7355 or go to www.creativedragons.com.au

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3 February 2017

Year 7 parents: Consent forms for immunisation have been sent home with your daughter. Please complete and return to Glennie as soon as possible. Direct any queries to the Health Centre health@glennie.qld.edu.au Ph 07 4688 8809.

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School-based traineeships

3 February 2017

With the beginning of the new year, I am being sent lots of vacancies for school-based traineeships from many different businesses and I am sending these on to Year 10, 11 and 12 students. Girls interested in obtaining a traineeship are asked to check their emails regularly.

For girls in Year 10 and 11, now is a great time to start undertaking a traineeship as they could possibly finish before they start their final year of school. For girls in Year 12, it may be a bit late to start a traineeship now, but it still possible if they are really keen.

Having completed a Certificate III through a traineeship will give girls a ranking that may help them get into university, as well as provide them with 8 QCE points. This is a great backup plan for girls who aren't sure that their OP will be high enough to get them into university. It is also a great thing to have on their resumé. Traineeships provide girls with important skills and experience, and prepares them for the world of work.

Employ your own daughter!

Parents who own their business should consider employing their daughter as a school-based trainee. There are Government incentives and funding for training available that make this a great opportunity for parents and their daughters.

Girls should come and see me, or email me for any further information.

Mrs Belinda Paul
VET Co-ordinator

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Year 12 Leadership Training and Planning Day

27 January 2017

  • Date - Sunday, 5 February
  • Time - 2:00pm to 5:00pm
  • Venue - AD15

All Year 12s are required to attend this important afternoon where Mr Bernie Kelly will lead and inspire the girls to work together in their Senior Committees to ensure they meet their objectives for 2017.

Please contact your daughter's Head of House if you have any questions.

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Carol Service

18 November 2016

You, your families and friends, are most welcome to join us at The Empire Theatre for the annual Middle and Senior Years’ Carol Service on Wednesday 23 November at 7:00pm.

As always, the Glennie choirs will be participating, and the String Ensemble will accompany the Carol singing.

No booking or ticket is needed, but there will be a retiring collection for Anglicare's Symes Thorpe Aged Care Home.

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Careers office always open

11 November 2016

The year is almost over and the Year 12 girls will soon be getting their final results. While this time is important, it is essential that the girls keep things in perspective. They are far more than their OP score and their results do not control their future success or happiness. This term, the girls have had the opportunity to meet with Mrs Paul or myself for an exit interview. We used this time to check in with the girls and to make sure that they have established some realistic pathways towards their future careers.

For those girls who have submitted a QTAC application, we encourage them to keep a close watch on their QTAC application portal and emails. Most courses have the major offer round in January, but girls can receive early offers from November. They must respond to QTAC offers within four days. Many girls have nominated parents as an authorised representative to act on their behalf in case they are away during this time. It might be a good idea to ask your daughter to show you how to login to their QTAC application in this case.

When students receive an offer, they can respond by:

  • accepting the offer;
  • refusing the offer; or
  • conditionally accepting the offer – this means that they accept the offer, but wish to be considered for courses higher in their preferences if a place becomes available.

Some institutions allow students to defer offers, and in most cases students can do this when they respond to their QTAC offer. The institution will then contact them to advise what to do next.

The girls can change their preferences - the first three changes are free. They may consider doing this after they receive their OP, if they are making a conditional acceptance, or when an offer round is over.

Mrs Currie will be available the week following the release of OP results (from Monday 19 December) to assist any girls or parents with preference changes or to discuss different options. You are more than welcome to make a time to come and see her, chat over the phone (07 4688 8852), or send an email (curries@glennie.qld.edu.au).

A message from Mrs Currie: “Belinda and I have enjoyed working with the Year 12 girls this year helping them to explore all of the exciting opportunities that await them. At this time it is important for the girls to know that the door to the Careers and VET room is never closed. As they embark on their next adventures, know that they are always welcome to come in and talk through options and possibilities. We want the girls to remember that there are many ways to reach their goals and we will continue to help them get there.”

Mrs Sharon Currie, Careers Advisor
and Mrs Belinda Paul, VET Co-ordinator

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Year 12 parents

4 November 2016

Year 12 parents with a 2014 Acer Travelmate R14-R5 notebook are asked to check their parent emails for a special offer.

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A(nother) Night at the Theatre

7 October 2016

Parents and students from Years 11 and 12 are warmly invited to join us for La Boite Theatre Company’s stage production of Tennessee Williams’ A Streetcar Named Desire in Brisbane, Friday night 21 October. There is no better time than now to instil the passion of theatre in the minds and hearts of our students. Similar to our last beautiful evening of theatre, we will be dining in ‘Little Paris,’ Park Road, Milton before the performance at the Roundhouse Theatre in Kelvin Grove so please bring enough money to enjoy dinner with great company.

Don’t delay in securing your ticket and bus seat by returning a completed form (accessed via the Glennie Portal calendar – 21 October) to the School reception or email the completed form directly to bennettn@glennie.qld.edu.au.

Tickets for the performance are $35 per person. Please note, there will also be an additional cost of transport that will be divided equally amongst attendees. We have a maximum of 69 tickets available including teachers who will be attending and supervising students.

  • Performance Date: Friday 21 October 2016
  • Depart: Meet at Vacy Street pool carpark at 3:00pm to leave at 3:15pm (sharp)
  • Return:  Vacy Street pool carpark at approximately 11:30pm.
  • Cost: $35.00 + share of coach costs
  • RSVP Date: Wednesday, 12 October 2016

A Streetcar Named Desire is an immortal classic that thrusts us into a sensual world of desperation, violence and desire. Join a stellar cast, including Bridie Carter as Blanche DuBois, in this hothouse melodrama as we are swept into the deep south of Louisiana, all set to a distinctive New Orleans cultural blend of live music onstage.

A striking work that resonates as strongly today as it did in 1947.  Be seduced by Blanche DuBois as she wrestles with the irrepressible Stanley Kowalski in the bitterly funny and devastatingly sad Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece by Tennessee Williams.

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Student Exchange

15 September 2016

Year 9 girls, what are your plans for 2017? Spend semester two on exchange and gain memories and skills for life. World Exchange Program is offering students in Year 9 a $500 discount off their student exchange program fee for programs departing in 2017. Don’t miss out: apply before 30 November 2016.
For more information head to the WEP website

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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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