Collect Your Towels

22 April 2016

If you ordered a Glennie towel or two, they are available for you to collect from GOSS which is open every school day (except public holidays) from 8:30am to 4:30pm and on selected days during school holidays. You can always check the online calendar to see when GOSS is open.

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Brush up on your road rules

22 April 2016

Is your daughter learning to drive? Are your road rules a bit rusty? Leap Ahead Driving School is holding a Driver Education Seminar. Designed for learner drivers and their parents, this might be just what you need to brush up.

Download the flyer below.

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Free Dental Care

22 April 2016

Glennie girls in Prep to Year 10 have access to free dental care through the School Dental Service located at the North Dental Clinic, Gilbert Street, Toowoomba.

The registration form which contains all the details can be downloaded below.

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Visit the Digital Explorers’ Day

15 April 2016

Presented by Code Club Australia with the support of the Telstra Foundation and featuring the eSmart Digital Licence. Digital Explorers’ Day provides an immersive expo space where children can try their hand at computer programming, electronics, robotics, test cyber safety skills and virtual reality.

Digital Explorers’ Day is aimed at children aged 6-12 and their families. It gives children the opportunity to create and explore with the power of emerging digital technologies.

There will be an interactive eSmart Digital Licence challenge where kids and adults can test their cyber safety knowledge.

Where: Empire Theatre - 56 Neil Street, Toowoomba

When: Saturday, 16 April 2016 from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM

 

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Kindy at the Nearly New Sale

15 April 2016

The lovely ladies from Glennie Kindergarten will be hosting a stall at the Nearly New Sale. Held from 9:00am to 1:00pm this Saturday at the Toowoomba Community Baptist Church, 100 Glenvale Road, the Nearly New Sale sells nearly new children’s clothes and toys. There will also be food, drinks and children’s entertainment.

Bennie the Bee is making a special appearance and there will be a Glennie colouring competition. Make sure you drop in and say hello: you might just bag a bargain or two.

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Attention comic fans

15 April 2016

Don’t miss the upcoming manga and fantasy art concept workshops at the Toowoomba City Library. These workshops are open to ages 6 and over and are free. Bookings can be made by emailing young.people@tr.qld.gov.au.

About David: David Lovegrove is a Writer / Illustrator / Fine Artist specializing in Manga, Graphic Novel and Picture Book creation. David has worked as an illustrator for many publishers and corporate clients including Qantas Airlines, Emirates Airlines, Westpac BT Insurance, and as a concept artist on major Film and TV projects including Bender Spinks’ ‘The Ruins’ and HBO’s (Speilberg and Hanks) WW2 mini series ‘The Pacific.

MANGA DRAWING WORKSHOPS - Tuesday, 19th April, 3:30-5:30pm. Open to ages 6-11

MANGA DRAWING WORKSHOP- Wednesday, 20th April, 3:30-5:30pm. Open to ages 10-16
Love manga and anime? Learn how to draw manga style in this two hour workshop. Emphasise visual literacy both in learning to draw well in a manga / graphic novel style and in storytelling and research in English. Participants are introduced to the world of Manga and Japanese culture and are also encouraged to study the Japanese language as well as training themselves further as artists and potential Mangaka ( Manga creators).

David’s virtuoso drawing skills and enthusiastic fun approach leave participants excited about drawing in the manga style.

FANTASY ART / CONCEPT ART WORKSHOP - Thursday, 21st April, 6-8pm. Open to ages 16+

This workshop concentrates on making a finished work of art of the type that would be bought by a fantasy book publisher, a computer gaming publisher or that would be created by a concept artist working for a film or TV producer.

The emphasis in this workshop is on the skills of the figurative fine artist, and depending on the workshop length would cover dynamic figure construction, anatomy, creating and gathering visual reference, use of visual aids (like a light box and scanner & printer), principles of picture composition, traditional methods of painting (acrylic, oil paint, mixed media) and new digital painting techniques using programs like Adobe Photoshop, how to set out a self education program to attain a professional skill level, how to promote yourself and face to face networking.

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Don’t do this at home!

23 March 2016

Cobb and Co Museum’s upcoming Easter Holiday program is Science Magic – Don’t Do This at Home. Follow this link for more information. 

An exciting new exhibition, Room for Wild Animals, has just opened at the Museum. Follow this link for more information. 

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Participants Needed

18 March 2016

Does your child have a chronic health condition such as Type 1 diabetes, asthma or eczema? Or, does your child have no health concerns?

The University of Queensland is looking for parent volunteers to complete an online survey aiming to investigate how work-family conflict affects both parent and child Quality of Life (QoL) and wellbeing.

If you are a parent working at least two days per week and are caring for a child aged between 5-12 years of age; with a chronic health condition (type 1 diabetes, asthma or eczema) or even if your child has no health concerns; your participation would be greatly welcomed. The online survey, can be accessed and completed anytime at https://exp.psy.uq.edu.au/qol/

Take part and you could win 1 of 2 iPad Minis or a $50 Coles/Myer Gift Card.

If you have any further questions or concerns, or are not able to access the survey, please contact Antonia Kish (Principal Investigator) at antonia.kish@uqconnect.edu.au

 

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Palm Sunday Service

18 March 2016

This Sunday is Palm Sunday, traditionally the day when Christians remember Jesus arriving in Jerusalem for the last time, just days before his arrest and crucifixion. Whereas on that day, he was hailed as a King, by the end of the week, the tide had turned; the Jewish priests had him arrested and brought before the Roman Governor, Pontius Pilate, accusing him of blasphemy and sedition.

Palm Sunday marks the beginning of Holy Week, the most sacred and solemn week in the Christian calendar, and as such offers us an opportunity to reflect on Jesus' courage and love as he prepared for what was to come.

There will be a Family Communion Service in the Glennie Chapel to mark Palm Sunday from 9:30am: all are welcome.

Our Junior Years Arpeggio choir will be singing at St Luke’s church on Sunday at 9:00am to mark the start of Holy Week.

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Accessing the Glennie Online Calendar

11 March 2016

Parents are reminded that documentation for school excursions and events is attached to the relevant item in the Glennie Online calendar.

You can access the calendar using your parent email address. The School recommends installing the Google Calendar app on mobile devices, rather than using the standard calendar app, as this ensures you can see all the calendars and access the attachments.

There are tutorial videos showing you how to install and use the Glennie Online Calendar on the Glennie Youtube channel. There are also tutorials demonstrating how to forward your Glennie emails to your personal account. This is the best way to ensure that you don’t miss important messages.

Link to youtube.

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Glennie Fair uniform

11 March 2016

A reminder that girls and boys in Kindy to Year 3 may wear their sports uniform to the Fair on Sunday. Girls from Years 4 to 12 should wear their normal dress uniform on the day.

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Party with a Purpose

11 March 2016

The Glennie Aquatic Centre is raising funds to send a team of swimming coaches to Vietnam as part of the Swim Vietnam Mission. Each year, hundreds of children in Vietnam drown because they can’t swim. The Mission will send qualified coaches not only to teach children to swim, but to help train adults to become swimming teachers.

To help with the fundraising, there will be a Party with a Purpose held on Saturday 12 March at St Anthony’s School, Memory Street, Toowoomba. There will be a licensed bar, music and entertainment and you can bring your own picnic food.

Dress up in your best vintage bohemian gear and join the fun of Bohopalooza. Tickets are $25. 

Click here to book your tickets 

Call the Aquatic Centre on 07 4688 8845 or email townsends@glennie.qld.edu.au for more details.

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Cyber Education

4 March 2016

The Anglican Schools Commission has teamed up with Brett Lee (INESS) to create cyber education modules for parents pitched at various levels depending on the age of your daughter.

This was offered free to Glennie last year and since advertising it, only 24 parents have availed themselves of this wonderful resource.

My challenge to every parent is to give up one hour of social media or television time 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.

Please read the attached flyer for more detail. The letter linked here, provides other details, including the login information. Please also note the terms of use contained in the letter.

Mr Tim Causer
e-Learning Co-ordinator

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Kyoto Study Tour 2016 Update

4 March 2016

Students from the Kyoto Girls’ Junior High School 2016 Study Tour will be in attendance at The Glennie School from Thursday, 10 March, to Saturday, 19 March, 2016.

The Kyoto Study Tour dates in the printed Glennie calendar were incorrect as the flights from Japan were changed after the calendar was printed. The electronic calendar on the Portal is always the best place to check for correct details and any other relevant information.

Host families will collect their student from The Glennie Room on Thursday, 10 March, at 3:30pm.  A short Welcome Ceremony and afternoon tea will be held.

The Kyoto students depart on Saturday morning, 19 March, at 8:00am from the Rotunda outside the Performing Arts Centre at the Aquatic Centre car park.

If you are a host family and have any questions, please contact Mrs Jenny Black, Study Tour Co-ordinator, by email: blackj@glennie.qld.edu.au or phone: 07 4688 8730.

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Glennie Aquathon

26 February 2016

Fancy an early start to the Glennie Fair? The annual Glennie Aquathon will be held on the morning of the Fair. Registration and warm-up starts at 7:30am and the race begins at 8:00am. Join a team, or compete as an individual, but make sure you have fun!

Click here for a registration form and more information.

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Boarding Family financial assistance

26 February 2016

Representatives from Centrelink have provided The School with information that provides ongoing financial assistance to eligible boarding families. These are new programs that have commenced in the last 18 months to replace previous drought assistance. The assistance program is presented under the name of Farm Household Allowance and you may have already received some information on this. Information is available in the attached documents with the recommended contact number to use for assistance being 132 316.  The below links will also provide you with additional information to access this program. The staff from Centrelink are employed to work for and assist families living in rural areas so please feel free to contact them to begin the process. They also understand that internet access can be poor in some areas and they can provide assistance to completing online forms.

Human Services.Gov

Agriculture.Gov

RFCQSW.Org

 

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Game, Set, Match!

26 February 2016

The Glennie Social Tennis Team are always happy to welcome new members to play with them on any Friday from 9:00am to10:00am. They meet at the Glennie Tennis Courts with Glennie’s Tennis coach, Mr Beutel.  

No commitment or experience necessary, but a fun attitude is essential! It costs just $10 per person. Coffee and cake is extra!  

If you are free on Fridays for some fun, friendship and exercise in a beautiful setting come along.

Contact Shaz Willmington: willmingtons@glennie.qld.edu.au if you would like more details.

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Internet Safe Training

26 February 2016

Internet safety guru, Mr Brett Lee, has recently launched, Internet Safe Training (IST). IST is a series of short online courses created for parents and carers to give them the skills to create the same safe online environments children enjoy at school, at home.

IST is ideal if you're a parent, carer or someone interested in online safety.

If you'd like to hear more about IST, you can visit the INESS website, take a free trial or contact Mr Lee directly via email or on 07 3139 1181.

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Family Communion

19 February 2016

The first Family Communion for the year will be held in the Glennie Chapel at 9:30am this Sunday. There will be a morning tea after the service. All are welcome.

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Get snapping!

19 February 2016

Felton Food Festival organisers invite students to enter a photo in their upcoming competition ‘Growing Food, Gathering Food or Enjoying Food’.

Four sections: Under 8 years, 9 to 12 years, 13 to 18 years and 19 years+ .  

Click the link below to download details about the competition.

To upload your photos, visit the website.

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Junior Years Open day

19 February 2016

We will be holding a Junior Years Open day in conjunction with this year’s Glennie Fair on Sunday 13 March from 10:00am to 2:00pm. We would appreciate your help in advertising this amongst your friends and colleagues who may be interested in Glennie education for their children.

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Allergy Management

12 February 2016

If your daughter has a serious allergy requiring an Epipen, please ensure that the Health Centre is provided with an up to date anaphylaxis management plan signed by your GP. Your daughter should have one Epipen on her person at all times and one should be held in the Health Centre or Junior Years Office. Please do not hesitate to contact the Health Centre for more information 07 4688 8809, health@glennie.qld.edu.au.

If your daughter’s management plan, or any other medical or contact details have changed, please be sure to update the Medical and Contact Information Form on the Portal.

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Clean out your craft cupboards!

12 February 2016

We have many creative girls who are enjoying the Making Corner in the Junior Years Library at lunchtime. We welcome donations of any materials they may be able to use, such as:

  • fabric scraps
  • boxes and containers (not too big)
  • craft materials
  • coloured paper or card
  • ribbons, lace, braid, wool etc

Just bring your crafty bits and pieces to the Junior Years Office.

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Card Party

12 February 2016

Twice a year, every year, Glennie Old Girl Judy Bain and her team of willing volunteers host the GOGA Card Party. It’s not just for Glennie Old Girls: anyone who likes to play games such as bridge, mahjong or scrabble is welcome to attend.

The first GOGA Card Party for the year will be held on Monday 21 March in the Glennie Room from 12:30pm for a 1:00pm start. It costs $10 to attend and the price includes a delicious afternoon tea.

In addition to a fun afternoon of friendly competition, there will be a raffle and the lucky door prize will be drawn.

Download the flyer below for more information, or call Judy Bain on 07 4613 5396.

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Glennie Car Rally returns in 2016

5 February 2016

Glennie Car Rally will be held on Sunday, 14 February. This rally is organised by Glennie French Immersion Supporters Group but everyone is welcome to register a team with any roadworthy, registered vehicle. You do not need a 4WD.

The Rally is always lots of fun. There are bonus points for teams who register before Sunday, 7 February, decorated vehicles, learner drivers, guests from outside Glennie and teams who dress up.

Click here for more information or to register.  

Click for more information or a registration form

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