Seeking Homestay Families for Kyoto Study Tour 2018

16 February 2018

 In March 2018, Glennie will again host the Kyoto Girls Junior High School during their 2018 Study Tour, which will be held from Wednesday 7 March to Saturday 17 March 2018. We are looking for families for the 35 girls during their stay. The students would stay with your family for 10 nights.

The students would be collected after school on 7 March and will depart in the morning on 17 March.

All activities, except the Kyoto weekend activities are carried out during school time. The students are able to be supervised after school at Glennie to meet your work requirements if necessary.

During the study tour, host families will need to:

  • Drop off and pick the girls up each school day 
  • Provide the girls with breakfast, morning tea, lunch and dinner, including a packed lunch for school
  • Speak English to your student/s
  • Spend time with your student to make the experience as memorable as possible.

Becoming a host family can be a culturally rewarding experience for your family. All host families will be remunerated for hosting the girls.

If you would like to host one or two Kyoto students for their study tour to Glennie, it would be greatly appreciated.

If you are interested in this opportunity or you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact Jayne Greenhalgh ladajane15@gmail.com or by phone on 0401 049 641

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Movie Night

16 February 2018

Glennie families are invited to a movie night on Saturday, 17 February in the Assembly Hall.

Entry is $5 and you can buy your tickets at the door. Snacks and drinks are available for purchase.

Doors open at 5:15pm for a 6:00pm screening of the animated movie Ballerina.

Bring your own rugs and cushions and sit back and enjoy the show.

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Da Vinci Maker Space

16 February 2018

Cobb & Co Museum is opening a  Da Vinci Maker Space  this weekend on Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 February from 9:30am to 3.00pm.

Children from 5 to 15 years old are invited to this tinkering workshop to create handmade toys and inventions using wood, fabric and other recycled materials.

Download the flyer for more details

 

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Aquathon

9 February 2018

The Parents and Friends’ Association will hold the annual Glennie Aquathon on the morning of the Glennie Fair, Sunday 4 March.

This event is open to all ages and you can compete as an individual in both the swimming and running or you can make a team with one runner and one swimmer.

Booking is easy, go to Trybooking. You will still need to be at the pool at 7:30am in time to complete your registration.  

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Borrow a book or two

2 February 2018

Parents are welcome to borrow from our Junior Years Library. We have a selection of books on all issues relating to parenting. You will notice a display of some of the available titles in the Junior Years Office area.

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Student Wellbeing Webinars for parents

2 February 2018

The Parent Webinar Program continues in 2018 with a Semester 1 series of three webinars.  The webinars are free for parents, involve no registrations and are presented by high profile practitioners and academics. All you need to do is follow the link at the date and start time advertised (usually 7:30pm to 8:15pm) on a week night.

Parent Webinar 13

  • It's time we talked AGAIN: Pornography, young people and sexuality today
  • Thursday 01/03/2018
  • Details

Parent Webinar 14

  • Adolescent Sleep and Well Being
  • Thursday 17/05/2018
  • Details

Parent Webinar 15

  • Mental Fitness for Families
  • Wednesday 06/06/2018
  • Details

More details can be found on the CyberEducation and Child Protection page of the Portal.

The recordings of the 12 previous webinars can be found here

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CyberEducation & Child Protection

2 February 2018


Parents are reminded to visit the CyberEducation and Child Protection page on the Portal. There are links and resources available and the page is updated as new information becomes available. There are useful resources to help your children to navigate the online world with an awareness of the risks and how to deal with them.

One resource, in particular, was developed for The Anglican Schools Commission by Brett Lee (INESS & former Taskforce Argos police officer) to create cyberEducation modules for parents pitched at various levels depending on the age of your daughter.

This wonderful resource is available free to Glennie parents. Our challenge to every parent is to give up one hour of social media or television and use this resource to ensure you continue to do the best you can for your daughters, with regard to their online safety and behaviours.

Mr Tim Causer
e-Learning Co-ordinator

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Have you installed the New Glennie App?

2 February 2018

Parents are reminded that there is an app available called Seqta Engage which gives access sections of the Glennie portal.

  • Go to the Apple App store or Android Play store and search for Seqta Engage.
  • Download and install the app.
  • Once installed, when you open it you will be asked for auto setup or manual. Choose manual.  
  • The address of our School Seqta for parents is: parent.glennie.qld.edu.au
  • On the next screen, you will be prompted for a username and password. This is your Glennie username (or email address) and password.
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Scholarship Applications Closing Soon

2 February 2018

Scholarships are now open for students entering Year 7 or Year 10 in 2019. Please see our website for a full list of scholarships available. The ACER Scholarship Test will be held on Saturday 24 February 2018 and applications close on 5 February 2018. Register online.

If your daughter is currently in receipt of a scholarship, there is no need to reapply. Please forward this information to any families who may be considering a Glennie education for their daughter in 2019. For further enquiries, please contact the Registrar, Mrs Karen Morris, email morrisk@glennie.qld.edu.au or ph: 07 4688 8807.

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Build your brain with Lego

2 February 2018

A series of Lego workshops are being held at Cobb & Co Museum

LEGO® MINDSTORMS® EV3

  • Four Saturdays 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
  • Feb 3, Feb 17, Mar 3, and Mar 17, 2018. Price - $180
  • Designed to take kids from introductory through to advanced robotics.

Lego – Amazing Animals

  • Four Saturdays - Feb 3, Feb 17, Mar 3 and Mar 17, 2018. Price - $ 54
  • 9:30 am – 10:30 am
  • All new animals: Spider, Snake, Crocodile and Chameleon.

For more information contact Carlo Blak cblak@bricks4kidz.com

Download more information below

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Screenagers

2 February 2018

Are you watching kids scroll through life, with their rapid-fire thumbs and a six-second attention span? Physician and filmmaker Delaney Ruston saw that with her own kids and learned that the average kid spends 6.5 hours a day looking at screens. She wondered about the impact of all this time and about the friction occurring in homes and schools around negotiating screen time—friction she knew all too well.

In SCREENAGERS, as with her award-winning documentaries on mental health, Delaney takes a deeply personal approach as she probes into the vulnerable corners of family life, including her own, to explore struggles over social media, video games, academics and internet addiction. Through poignant, and unexpectedly funny stories, along with surprising insights from authors, psychologists, and brain scientists, SCREENAGERS reveals how tech time impacts kids’ development and offers solutions on how adults can empower kids to best navigate the digital world and find balance.

Tickets can be booked online

You can read more information here

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Calendars

25 January 2018

We have received a few enquiries about Glennie printed calendars. To do our bit for the environment, we’ve opted to focus our attention on the up to date delivery of information via the online Google calendar. This is readily available to students, parents and staff once logged in to the portal. All you need to do is look for the icon (pictured) and you have all scheduled School activities and events at your fingertips.  

If you are having issues accessing your calendar, please contact Glennie IT via email it@glennie.qld.edu.au or telephone 07 4688 8811 during school hours (8:30am to 3:15pm). 

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Scholarships

25 January 2018

Scholarships are now open for students entering Year 7 and Year 10 in 2019. Please see our website for a full list of scholarships available. The ACER Scholarship Test will be held on Saturday 24 February 2018 and applications close on 5 February 2018. To register go to the Acer Scholarship website. If you would like to find out more about scholarships at Glennie, you can visit our website

If your daughter is currently in receipt of a scholarship there is no need to reapply. Please forward this information to any families who may be considering a Glennie education for their daughter in 2019. For further enquiries please contact the Registrar, Mrs Karen Morris, email morrisk@glennie.qld.edu.au or ph: 07 4688 8807.

 

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Save your bottles!

25 January 2018

The Prep class will run the Mystery Bottles Stall this year at the Glennie Fair and we need your help to collect our 1,000 bottles for Sunday 4 March. Currently, we only have 393 bottles. Glass or plastic bottles can be dropped off at the Junior Years Office or the Prep Foyer.

Thank you, everyone, for pitching in and lending your support.

Prep Parent Representatives

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Office Hours

24 November 2017

The Junior Years office will be open from Monday 27 November to Friday 1 December from 8:00am to 4.00pm. The Junior Years office will reopen at 8.00am on 8  January 2018.

Glennie Main Reception will be until 22 December 2017 and will reopen on Monday 8 January from 9:00am to 4:00pm.

 

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Christmas Carols

17 November 2017

Join us as we celebrate our Christmas Carol service at the Empire Theater on Wednesday 22 November from 7:00pm

 

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Christmas Centre Run

17 November 2017

We are very proud to be part of this year's Christmas Centre Run - helping the Toowoomba Hospital Foundation raise funds for the annual Clifford Gardens Toowoomba Hospital Children's Appeal. This is a great family event and the price includes Santa attire. We hope to see you there - it's the perfect opportunity to get into the Christmas spirit. Meet us at The Glennie School oval!

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Fernwood Special Offer

17 November 2017

Here is a special offer from Fernwood Toowoomba for special casual memberships over the holidays.  Any girls going into Years 10, 11 or 12 in 2018 are able to attend Fernwood Toowoomba for a weekly rate of just $20! This gives them full access to all classes and the gym floor.

They will not be locked into anything and choose this casual membership weekly rate as many times as they like over the holiday period.

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Brainways 2018 Academicus Summer Camp - Prep to Year 7

17 November 2017

BRAINways EDUCATION is running a program for gifted and talented students on 15 and 16 January, at USQ. There are two programs being offered: Mathematics/Science (Years 1 to 3 and 4 to 7) and Humanities Years 1 to 3 and 4 to 7). If you are interested in your child being part of the program, please download the workshop flyers and nomination form

Please direct any inquiries or questions to Mrs Roper or Brainways

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Stretch your brain these holidays!

17 November 2017

Mr Carter has an exciting holiday program planned for students who would like to exercise their brains over the holidays.

Download the flyer for more details

 

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Code Camp

17 November 2017

We are excited to announce that we are partnering yet again with Code Camp these school holidays. Code Camp will be teaching your children to build their own iPhone app. Your children will have fun, be creative and learn the skills of the future. Follow the link to read some of the awesome reviews parents have written about Code Camp and see why more than 27,000 Australian kids have loved Code Camp.

Code Camp will be back on Wednesday 13 December to run three-day coding workshops at The Glennie School. This camp will be open to all primary aged students in the area, so please feel free to invite friends, neighbours and family too.

If you are interested in having your child continue on their coding journey or having them take their first steps, please mark your diaries and go to http://www.codecamp.com.au to register your interest in being informed of upcoming camps.

Early bird pricing is available from 2 to 5 November with zipPay also available (book now, pay later)

Children who have already taken part in a Spark Code Camp during previous seasons are encouraged to attend Spark again to grow their confidence further and challenge them some more.

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Vacation Care

17 November 2017

Pitstop has just announced its Summer Vacation Care program. If you would like your child to attend,  please complete the booking form below without delay. Places fill fast for this fun program.

 

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Country Heart Christmas Markets

17 November 2017

Don’t forget to mark the date for the Country Heart Christmas Market that will be held in the Glennie School Assembly Hall from 1 to 3 December.

There will be over 40 handmade art and craft pop-up shops as well as activities for the children.

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Chapel Centenary

10 November 2017

2017 marks the 100th Anniversary of the Glennie Chapel. A special family communion service will be held on Sunday 12 November at 9:30am. You and your family are warmly invited to attend this special service.

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ePack

10 November 2017

All the online forms you need to prepare for the 2018 school year are available now via ePack on the Portal. All forms are due by 17 November 2017.

Please use your Glennie parent login to access the Annual Consent and Update form and follow any links to access forms for The Arts, GOSS stationery orders, early bus notification and more. For more information or to return to complete more forms at any time, look for the ePack link on the Portal home page.

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