Head Start

27 May 2016

Applications for USQ's Head Start program in Semester Two close on Monday 13 June 2016. You can also click on this link to find out more information and to see what subjects are available for study.

If you are a high-achieving Year 10, 11 or 12 student with a B average or higher, who has the capability, maturity and motivation to undertake university study while still finishing high school, then the USQ Head Start program may be for you.

5 reasons to study Head Start

  1. Guaranteed entry: Complete a course and be eligible for guaranteed entry into a related USQ degree! Remember you need to meet the degree pre-requisites as well.
  2. Save money: The first course is free! Want to study more? Additional courses are offered at a discounted rate.
  3. QCE points: Receive two points towards your Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE) for each USQ course.
  4. Save time: Have fewer courses to study when you leave school with credit from those courses you pass.
  5. Gain experience: Learn about a potential career while discovering uni life at USQ, on-campus or online
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Be Real, Get SET

20 May 2016

Each year The Glennie School runs a valuable life and career focused programme called Be Real, Get SET for all Year 10 girls. The program, run over a week, offers students the chance to learn skills needed in the real world of work. Students take on a career role, develop community service skills, learn how to budget and make important decisions simulated for real life.

A very important part of this week is the opportunity for girls to be interviewed for a potential job by an experienced employer with current industry knowledge.

We have a range of different occupational roles for the week including paramedics, baristas, engineers, farm hands, and many more. If you, or any of your work colleagues, would be interested in volunteering your time and expertise as part of our Interview Team, we are sure this would broaden the experience for the girls. Interviews will be held on Wednesday 15 June from 9:30am until 1:00pm.

The “Be Real, Get Set” program  is an important part of The Glennie School calendar. If you would like to be involved, please contact our Careers Advisor, Sharon Currie, on 07 4588 8852, or via email, curries@glennie.qld.edu.au.

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Tufnell Dinner

13 May 2016

Middle and Senior Years Tufnell parents are reminded that the Vinnies or Vogue Tufnell Dinner will be held on Friday 20 May. If you have not yet sent in your RSVP, could you please email Ms Vincent, vincentp@glennie.qld.edu.au with your response.

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Year 10 Work Experience:

13 May 2016

A reminder that Year 10 Work Experience Forms are due on Monday 16 May. Both the Application Form and the Accommodation Form need to be completed.

Once we have these forms, we can then begin the process of getting the work experience agreements signed by all parties. There have been some great placements offered and we thank you for your support in ensuring the girls have a valuable experience exploring the world of work.

All the forms are on the calendar in the Portal 

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Much Ado

6 May 2016

Parents and students from Years 10 to 12 are warmly invited to join us for the Queensland Theatre Company’s stage production of Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing in Brisbane, Friday 13 May.  In particular, Year 11 English students are strongly encouraged to attend as it is part of their English curriculum later this year.  

We will be dining in Gray Street before the performance so please bring enough money to enjoy a meal.

Don’t delay in securing your ticket and bus seat by returning a completed form (accessed via the Glennie Portal calendar – 13 May) and making payment to Glennie Main Reception.

We only have a maximum of 69 tickets available inclusive of teachers who will also be attending and supervising students.

For more information, please download the information flyer.

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Career Opportunities

6 May 2016

An exciting opportunity for students considering medicine. Griffith Rural Priority Access Scheme seminars will be held in Toowoomba on Thursday, 19 May 2016 at the Darling Downs Clinical Training Centre, 190 Hume St. Toowoomba. The presentation will provide information about the Rural Priority Access Scheme that quarantines places in their medical degree for school leavers and rural graduates. The presentation is targeting Toowoomba and the Darling Downs and will begin at 6:30pm. Parents and students are welcome to attend. To register, click here.   

Year 11 and 12 USQ Experience Days: Girls are invited to spend a day at USQ participating in academic taster sessions in Psychology, Engineering or Creative Arts (Music, Film Television and Radio, Theatre, Printmaking or Ceramics). This will be held on Friday 13 May.

Year 9 and 10 Careers Day at USQ: Girls have been asked to express their interest in attending this event at USQ on Thursday, 9 June 2016. The focus for this year's event is on career skills. Throughout the day, the girls can engage in hands-on sessions, take part in a campus tour and check out the interactive career market. This event is an ideal opportunity to speak with USQ academics, current students, local businesses and industry representatives about study and career experiences. Representatives from TAFE Queensland and Defence Force will also be facilitating sessions on the day.

Before expressing interest, the girls are reminded to check their academic schedules to ensure the day will not impact on their assessment and study schedules. Further information will be sent out to those girls who indicate they would like to attend.

For more details, please contact Miss Currie 

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World Challenge

29 April 2016

We’re excited to advise that this fantastic opportunity is once again being offered to students at The Glennie School to plan, fund and ultimately lead their own expedition to Thailand and Cambodia in November 2017. Learn more about the World Challenge Ethos of student-led expeditions here. This will be the third time the World Challenge program has been offered to girls at The Glennie School and we’re thrilled at the prospect of another team of students heading off on this adventure of a lifetime.

The expedition to Thailand and Cambodia is preceded by a training and preparation program, during which students play a major role in planning their own itinerary which will include;

You and your daughter (in Years 9,10 or 11 in 2016) are invited to a presentation delivered by a member of the World Challenge team who will discuss the benefits of the program, the fundraising support and safety back-up they provide, and how they deliver a fun, rewarding, and safe experience.

  • Date: Monday 9 May 2016
  • Time: 6.00 pm
  • Venue:The Glennie Room

Please RSVP by filling in the Google form with the name of your daughter and the number of guests attending in total. We look forward to seeing you there!

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Not sure who to contact regarding Middle and Senior Years Sport?

22 April 2016

As we begin the process of advertising and interviewing for a new Head of Sport, please be assured that all aspects of Sport at Glennie are being managed this term.

Mr John Devine has begun overseeing the arrangements for the New Zealand Sports Tour and has assumed managerial responsibility for all things administrative in the Sports Office. Please contact Mr Devine if you have any concerns related to sport processes; for any specific questions related to teams, transport and club information, please contact Mrs Tanya Draheim or Mrs Lisa Cooper.

Mrs Jo Matherson and Ms Tonia Gloudemans will oversee any parent concerns in the Middle and Senior Years that cannot be resolved through the Coach or the Head Coach for that sport.

These arrangements have been put in place to support the smooth running of the Sports Department as we transition to the appointment of a new Head of Sport at the end of this term.

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Senior Study Changes

15 April 2016

The Queensland Government will introduce new senior assessment and tertiary entrance systems, starting with students entering Year 11 in 2018. The new systems will include:

a model that uses school-based assessment and common external assessment
processes that strengthen the quality and comparability of school-based assessment
a move away from the Overall Position (OP) rank to an Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR).
A fact sheet for parents and caregivers has been developed to keep school communities informed about the transition to new senior assessment and tertiary entrance systems.

Downlaod the fact sheet below, or visit the website


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Interim Reports Middle and Senior Years

23 March 2016

Interim Reports for Middle and Senior Years will be available through SEQTA. Instructions describing how to access these and an explanation of the criteria will be emailed to your Glennie email address.

If you have trouble accessing this email address or accessing your daughter's report, please contact the IT Department, it@glennie.qld.edu.au or phone (07) 4688 8811.

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Parent Teacher Interviews

23 March 2016

Online bookings are now open for parents of girls in Years 7 to 12. The interviews will be conducted on Monday 11 April 2016 from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm and Monday 18 April 2016 from 3:30 pm to 6:00 pm.

We recommend boarder parents book in for the 11 April interviews to coincide with boarder travel arrangements.

Full instructions and further details can be found in the Glennie Online Calendar on the Portal.

The Parent Teacher Online (PTO) booking system is also available on the Portal.

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Student Protection Officers

18 March 2016

The Glennie School is committed to the wellbeing and protection of all students. In line with the Anglican Schools’ Child Protection Policy, we have a group of staff specified as Student Protection Officers (SPOs). Their names and photos can be found in the classrooms. The students have been informed of these SPOs and can seek their help at any time.

If you daughter is feeling unsafe, stressed, confused, victimised, anxious, depressed or generally not herself these staff are here to support her.

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Careers and VET

11 March 2016

Parents and students are reminded to browse the Careers and VET website for all information related to Careers and VET. The link is on the Portal. We will be adding a Glennie Careers and VET newsletter next week. In the meanwhile, we suggest that you subscribe to the Career Tools newsletter.

This is done by going to the ‘Important Information’ tab, clicking on the ‘Careers Newsletter’ and registering. This month there is a very interesting article about the future jobs/careers.  If you go to the full calendar in the Careers and VET website you can have some or all calendar reminders emailed to you on a weekly basis by ticking the relevant boxes and putting in your email address. Checking the Careers and VET calendar is a very good way of getting information about upcoming events of all kinds. I strongly encourage students and parents to look ahead in the calendar, not just in the present month.

Don’t forget you can download the MHS Careers newsletter. Just email mhscareers@internode.on.net, tell them that you are a Glennie parent/student and ask for the password.

Mrs Alison Bird
Careers Advisor

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Be Real, Get SET

11 March 2016

Year 10 Work Experience forms should be handed to Mrs Lesley Walker or sent to her on walkerl@glennie.qld.edu.au. As there are a number of other schools that will be participating in work experience at the same time as Glennie, please encourage girls to find placements as soon as they can.

  • If employers ask about insurance, there is information on the Careers and VET website that you are able to access for them.  
  • If employers ask about paperwork, please tell them that the first step is the Application Form and that we need the information on that form to start the process.  Once we have that information, the School will contact them.  
  • Students do not need a blue card as this is sampling, not work.  
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11 March 2016

At the end of Term 2, our Regional Bishop, Cameron Venables, will visit Glennie to conduct our Confirmation Service. Any student who is in Year 10 or above is welcome to sign up for Confirmation. They need to make a commitment to attend the preparation classes as well (one hour per week).

Confirmation at Glennie offers the opportunity for people to renew the baptismal promises that were made for them when they were children. In so doing, they are making their own adult commitment of faith within the Anglican tradition.

Please contact Rev'd Kate Powell for more information.

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Webber Dinner

4 March 2016

Although RVSPs were due today, there is still time to for Year 7 to 12 Webber parents to confirm that they are attending the Webber Dinner. Please Mrs Waters watersc@glennie.qld.edu.au or bring in your RSVP slip.

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PiE - Robogals

4 March 2016

Pathway into Engineering (PiE) is an online program aimed at providing female secondary school students aged 14 years and above with an easily accessible platform to explore engineering, science, and technology through project-based learning, as well as an opportunity to interact with practicing engineers.
With the aim to spark an interest in engineering, science and technology in young women, PiE is able to provide the following benefits to participating girls:

  • Provide a source of activity to introduce or further captivate young women in STEM fields at an age where they decide their future careers
  • Improve the personal work ethics and initiative in participants
  • Provide a continuation for Science Challenge Alumni
  • Increase the reach of Robogals to secondary school girls
  • Ultimately reduce the gender imbalance in the field of engineering

If you are interested in finding out more about PiE, download the flyer or contact the Pathway into Engineering Project Managers:  Shirley Tian and Jacqueline Beech on pie@robogals.org.

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Free online YourTutor account for students

4 March 2016

Glennie girls have access to an online ‘YourTutor’ service to assist with homework and assignments outside school hours.  Click here to view the introductory video about YourTutor.

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Year 10 Work Experience and Get Real

4 March 2016

A few weeks ago, information about work experience and ‘Be Real, Get SET’ was sent to all Year 10 parents via their Glennie email accounts. A key feature of work experience is the requirement of students to negotiate their own placements. As there are other schools involved in work experience at the same time, it is important that Glennie girls get their placements sorted as soon as possible. (Note - French Immersions students will be in France during the formal work experience week).

Please check your Glennie email account as a matter of urgency for details about work experience and ‘Be Real, Get SET’.

Mrs Alison Bird
Careers Co-ordinator

Please note: If you haven’t activated your email account, please contact the IT Department who will assist you with the process.

There are tutorials about forwarding your Glennie emails to your personal email address on our Youtube channel and on the Help site on the Portal.



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Exam Timetables

4 March 2016

Exam timetables for girls in Years 10 to 12 commence on 14 March. Using your parent email address, you can access the Glennie online calendar. Click on the date to find your copy of the timetable.

If you haven’t activated your email account, please contact the IT Department who will assist you with the process.

There are tutorials about using Glennie Calendars on our Youtube channel and on the Help site on the Portal.

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Careers Update

4 March 2016

A reminder that the Glennie Careers and VET website now has a ‘button’ on the Portal so that you can reach it directly. This is a ‘one stop shop’ for all questions related to Careers and VET and you are encouraged to browse it. Girls have been asked to use the website in the first instance. If they can’t find what they want they should contact Mrs Bird or Mrs Paul.

Group messages will be posted to the site regarding activities and important information rather than using email so it’s important that girls look at the website on a regular basis. There are links to many outside sites such as QCAA, QTAC, universities, TAFE, private RTOs, the Good University Guide, scholarships and many others. There is also a calendar of events covering Glennie, tertiary institutions, TAFE and scholarship dates etc.  You can choose to be sent this information by registering your email address through the website.  

MHS Careers newsletter 
Glennie subscribes to the MHS Careers newsletter which is full of careers information. If you wish to read this newsletter, please email MHS on mhscareers@internode.on.net, tell them that you are a Glennie parent/student and ask for the password.

As from Term 2 there will be a new Careers Advisor at Glennie. I have worked at Glennie for 17 years and have been in this role for eight years. I’m now going to pursue a life away from Glennie. As another cohort of Glennie Year 12 girls begin an exciting stage of their lives I will be doing the same – only at the other end of the working cycle!  

I will miss the wonderful girls; they have been a pleasure to work with and I am looking forward to the future.  I will still, of course, be available until the end of term.

Mrs Alison Bird
Careers Co-ordinator


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Early to School – Middle & Senior Years Day Girls

26 February 2016

Day girls who arrive at school well before the commencement of the school day are required to go to the Dining Hall until 8:00am (or until the commencement of their before-school supervised activity). Although some teaching and non-teaching staff are at school between 6:00am and 8:00am, the supervision of students does not begin until 20 minutes before the official start of the day, at 8:20am. If parents need to drop their daughter/s early to school, the Dining Hall is well-staffed and resourced. There are a number of tables and chairs to do homework and study; it has lovely bathroom facilities and super-fast internet connectivity. In the winter time it will also be lovely and warm. Girls should not be waiting in classrooms, corridors, locker rooms or outside buildings or facilities without a supervising staff member between 6:00am and 8:00am. Your assistance with this matter will enable the school to fulfil its duty of care.

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Get unstuck, finish study faster, make 2016 your best year with YourTutor.

26 February 2016

Everyone gets stuck during study, especially when studying alone after-hours or on weekends, whether working on an assignment draft or a maths problem.

Learning can happen anywhere, anytime. We know families have busy afternoon schedules. YourTutor is a resource supplied by Glennie to provide online resources that are practical for learning.

YourTutor has been the trusted name across Australia in schools and governments for over ten years. YourTutor is one-to-one, anonymous, online study help from an expert – right when you need it, from 3:00pm to 10:00pm, Sunday to Friday.

Glennie girls in Year 7 to 12 can access YourTutor at yourtutor.com.au/connect

Girls will receive an activation code from their teachers. They then need to use this activation code to create a FREE 2016 account. Once activated, students can log in whenever they have a question.

Click here to see a short youtube clip.

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Webber Dinner

19 February 2016

All Middle and Senior Years Webber girls have received a printed copy of the Webber Dinner invitation. Please either return the RSVP slip or email Mrs Cathy Waters - Head of Webber House - with your RSVP details. (watersc@glennie.qld.edu.au)

It would be lovely to have the entire bunch of Webber families at this fun, social event.

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Vaccination consents are due

12 February 2016

Parents of Year 7 and 8 girls are reminded that the immunisation consent forms are due back to the Health Centre by 25 February. Please return these whether or not you consent to the vaccines.

If you need another vaccination form, please contact Mrs Patrick in the Academic Administration Office. academicadmin@glennie.qld.edu.au or 07 4688 8887.

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