Interim Reports Available

17 September 2015

Middle and Senior Years Interim Reports will be made available Friday afternoon. To access your daughter's report, click on the Daymap Connect link on the Middle and Senior Years Portal page. If you have any issues you can contact IT Support.

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Parent Teacher Interviews

17 September 2015

Our booking system, Parent Teacher Online (PTO), will be open to parents from Friday 4 September 2015 for Years 7 to 9 Semester 2 Electives on:Tuesday 6 October 2015 from 1.30pm to 3.00pm

A list of subjects and teachers is attached below. 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.

If parents who have booked interviews on the 6 October and are unable to attend on the day they are asked to notify the School by phoning Reception 07 4688 8888 or by contacting Mrs Tracey Patrick on 074688 8887 or email academicadmin@glennie.qld.edu.au.

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Options

17 September 2015

TAFE Short Courses for 2015

Are you interested in undertaking a Short Course at TAFE? Please see the attached Flyer for courses being offered. Download the information below.

Are you interested in becoming a Police Officer?

You can undertake a Certificate IV in Social Justice that will prepare you for the Police Academy. Please see the website for details.

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Training Course

11 September 2015

The Airline Academy is hosting a course on Pre-Employment and Flight Attendant preparation training in the second week of the September school holidays.

This five day course costs $220.00 per day. The course facilitator, Alison Twemlow, is an experienced Flight Attendant training manager with over 20 years experience.

This is a brilliant course for those students wanting to prepare for University or a job interview, and of course it supports those students set on becoming a professional customer service officer / flight attendant.

Numbers are limited! Classes are kept deliberately small with just 10 to 15 places available.

Download the information below.

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Feeling Creative

11 September 2015

For girl interested in working in the Creative Industries, such as photography, make up, and visual arts, The Australian institute of Creative Design is holding both an Open Day and a Try a Career Day very soon.

See the attached brochures if you would like further information.

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Subject Selection

4 September 2015

It was lovely to see so many girls and parents at the information night for Middle Years Subject Selection on Monday. If you were unable to join us for the session, it was recorded and is now available on the Glennie Youtube channel. 

Next week the subject selection process for the Middle Years begins. Information regarding subject and offerings are available from the 2016 Middle Years Subject Information Book

From Tuesday, 1 September, forms will be available via the Subject Selection Button on the Portal:

  • Year 9 Subject Selection Form 2016
  • Year 8 Language Choice From 2016

All Forms are due back by Monday, 7 September in hard copy form to Tutor Teachers, faxed or can be scanned and emailed back to academicadmin@glennie.qld.edu.au  

Year 8 into 9 2016

On Tuesday, 1 September, in Period 4, the Year 8s will have an Information Session outlining the Subject Selection process for 2016.

Girls will receive their Subject Selection form for parent discussion and signing as the initial stage of the process.

Year 7 into 8 2016

Girls will receive their Language Choice Forms on Tuesday, 1 September, for parent discussion and signing. Girls will be required to nominate their Language (French or Japanese) subject or register their interest for the French Immersion Program.

Students considering the French Immersion Program will be required to submit a written application form as well since only one class will be offered in 2016.


French or Japanese language studies are compulsory until the end of Year 9 (unless students are part of the Language Skills/LANP program). The French Immersion program continues to the end of Year 10.

Please direct any enquiries about subject selection to academicadmin@glennie.qld.edu.au   

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Spring Reads

4 September 2015

Enjoy a good Spring read these holidays courtesy of the Middle and Senior Years library. Holiday borrowing starts on Monday, 7 September.

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For Students Who Work . . .

28 August 2015

Students who have a part-time job may be required to lodge a tax return. This is made simple by registering for a My-Gov account and lodging an electronic return.

For more information, download the information below.

Mrs Belinda Paul
VET Co-ordinator
paulb@glennie.qld.edu.au

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Documents:

Trainee Opportunites

21 August 2015

Hairdressing

Hairworks on Bridge has a school-based traineeship position available. To begin before the end of the year, the traineeship, a Certificate II in Hairdressing, will require the successful applicant to work on Thursdays.

Students should email their resumé to hwob@optusnet.com.au or phone Amy on 07 4659 8080.

Desktop Support Cadet

Russell Mineral Equipment, at Glenvale, has a Desktop Support Cadet position available. Girls who have an interest in information technology and systems might like to read the attached advertisement and apply as instructed.

I am available to assist girls in the application process. They can contact me on paulb@glennie.qld.edu.au .

Mrs Belinda Paul
VET Co-ordinator

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Safe Partying and the Law

14 August 2015

Parents of girls aged 15 years and over are strongly encouraged to attend an information evening examining parties, gatherings and the adolescent social scene. Run by Adair Donaldson, partner at Shine Lawyers, the evening will examine what can occur at teenage gatherings, including what the longer-term consequences can be for teenage girls, boys and families.

For more information, click here.

To book, click here.

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Subject Selections

31 July 2015

For parents who missed the Year 10 QCE and Subject Selection Evening held on Thursday 30 July, the presentations and information sheets from that evening are available in the Subject Selection section of the Portal using the following link:

The new presentations available are as follows:

  • QCAA Brochure - QCE Planning Pathway
  • QCE - Students and Parents - 2015
  • Yr 11 2016 Subject Selection Evening
  • Yr 11 2016 Subject Selection Evening - Tertiary Entrance and VET Information (ABE)

A copy of the Senior Years Subject Information Handbook for 2016 is also available on this page.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Mr John Farmer or Mrs Alison Bird.  If you have subject-based questions, please contact teachers or Heads of Department as appropriate.

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Grandparents' Day Nomination Forms are due

31 July 2015

This is your last week to nominate Grandparents to attend MSY Grandparents’ Day

Middle and Senior Years Grandparents’ Day will be held on the last day of Term 3, Thursday 17 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, 7 August.

Girls can nominate up to four grandparents. If there are no grandparents to invite, then girls can nominate two special guests (other than 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, rather than just ask their grandparents to come along on the day. Grandparents who have not been nominated using the Nomination Form miss out in many ways because they are not on our guest list they;

  • do not receive a formal invitation and program,
  • can miss the registration process and be unsure of where to go when they arrive don’t know when to arrive and either have to wait or they miss the registration process,
  • ·do not have a name badge or meal allocated,

This can mean that there may be unnecessary disappointment and confusion for your grandparents on the day.  To fill in the nomination form, girls should use their student code to access the form.

Only one form per family should be completed.

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Careers Website

31 July 2015

Senior Years girls and their parents are asked to visit the Glennie Careers and VET website

There are some upcoming events listed on the message board as well as several school-based traineeships listed under job vacancies. If you have any questions about any of these, please contact me at paulb@glennie.qld.edu.au.

Mrs Belinda Paul
Glennie VET Co-ordinator

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Assessment Schedules

31 July 2015

Term 3 Assessment Schedules for Years 7 to 12 are now available on Portal. Please follow the link to the Information for Students page.

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Girls, nominate your Grandparents for Grandparents' Day

27 July 2015

Middle and Senior Years Grandparents’ Day will be held on the last day of Term 3, Thursday 17 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, 7 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.

Girls should use their student code to access the form. Only one form per family should be completed.

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Careers and VET

24 July 2015

The position of Careers and VET Co-ordinator has been split into two separate roles. From the beginning of this term, Mrs Alison Bird will remain as Careers Advisor and Mrs Belinda Paul will be the VET Co-ordinator.  Both will work part time.  Mrs Bird will be available from Tuesday to Friday during Term 3 and Mrs Paul will be available on Monday and Wednesday.

Mrs Paul comes to Glennie with a lot of experience working in the VET sector and will be dealing with all Vocational Education and Training matters including traineeships and apprenticeships.  Mrs Bird will remain the point of contact for all careers matters, including pathways advice, QTAC, subject choices and SET Planning. 

If your daughter is thinking of participating in a traineeship, apprenticeship or a VET course she must now contact Mrs Paul rather than Mrs Bird.  Her contacts details are paulb@glennie.qld.edu.au and her direct phone line is 07 4688 8793.

SET Planning for the Year 10 girls has started and this is a reminder that girls need to see Mrs Lesley Walker to book appointments.  SET Planning interviews are an hour long and parents are encouraged to attend with their daughters.  Those Year 12 students who wish to see Mrs Bird for a transitional interview regarding their post-school plans, can also book through Mrs Walker.  These interviews are half an hour long and parents are also welcome to attend. Mrs Walker will be available to book appointments at the following times:

  • Before school on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday only
  • Every lunch time between 12:45pm and 1:30pm and
  • After school every day between 3:15pm and 3:45pm

Girls are reminded to use the School Careers and VET website as their first port of call for all information. Also a reminder that the School has subscribed to the MHS Careers newsletter and if you wish to receive this please use the contact form on www.mhscareers.com or email mhscareers@internode.on.net with your name and email address and the name of the school.

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Year 10 PDP

24 July 2015

Parents of girls in Year 10 are asked to read the important message on Parent Reminders regarding upcoming topics in the girls' Personal Development Program.

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Information Evening

24 July 2015

For parents who missed the Understanding QCAA Assessment and Tertiary Entrance information evening held on Monday 13 July, the presentations and information booklet from that evening are available on the Portal.

 If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Mr John Farmer or Mrs Alison Bird

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Estimated OP Range for Current Year 11 & 12 Students

16 July 2015

The two most common questions I hear from students in Years 11 and 12 about subjects and student achievement in subjects are the following:

From students in Year 11: “I want to change out of Chemistry (or Maths B or Legal Studies). Is that a good idea?”

From students in Year 12: “Am I being realistic thinking I am on track to achieve an OP 3 (or 5 or 11)? What should my QTAC preferences be?”

As a result, and for the first time at Glennie, we will be discussing with each Year 11 and Year 12 student what their OP may be at the end of Year 12.

Please click here for the information sheet for more detail about what this estimated OP range involves and how it has been calculated.

Ms Tonia Gloudemans
Head of Senior Years

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Year 12 Lunch

15 July 2015

Year 12 parents are invited to lunch at Fitzy's on Church on Monday, 20 July at 12:30pm and at Encores on Friday, 11 September at 12:30pm.

Come to one, or come to both, we would love to see you there.

RSVP to michelle_sellars@hotmail.com

Mrs Michelle Sellars
Year 12 Mum

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Bass Drop

15 July 2015

Glennie girls are invited to attend Bass Drop, a dance party at Centenary State High School on 31 July. This event is for girls in Years 7 to 12 and is a fully supervised drug and alcohol free event. Girls will need their student ID card to attend.

The event has been organised by a Year 11 St Ursula’s student and she is raising money for the Rainbow Child Foundation.

For more information, visit the Facebook page

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