French Connections

9 October 2015

France Alumni Australie is a social and professional networking service for former international students who have studied or worked in France and would like to keep in contact with other alumni and/or professionals. Visitors to the website can find a lot of information, such as professional opportunities (e.g. English assistant position in France), events, and general and cultural information about France.

This site would be useful for students considering using their French language skills and is an opportunity to network with people who are working or have worked as international students.

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Girls not returning in 2016

15 September 2015

A reminder that this Friday is the last day to inform the school if your daughter will not be returning to Glennie in 2016 in order to secure the return of the special deposit.

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Spring into Glennie

11 September 2015

The program for Spring Into Glennie has been finalised. There are still places available in daily sessions. Visit the Glennie website and complete a registration form. Payments can also be made online via the Glennie website Sales and Payments page.

Bookings are also still available for the cooking masterclass on 22 September. Contact main reception on 07 4688 8888 to book and pay.

Don't forget to come along to the parents only Rasing Adolescent Girls panel discussion on Tuesday 22 September (after the masterclass). It is free and should be very informative.

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Movies Under the Stars

11 September 2015

Save the date, Saturday, 7 November 2015 for a very special movie night under the stars. More details available early in Term 4.

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Summer Uniform

11 September 2015

Girls should return to school after the holidays in their summer uniform. If you are purchasing new summer uniforms, please make sure that these are named.

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Special guest at P & F Meeting

4 September 2015

You are invited to join the Parents and Friends’ Association for their next meeting on Tuesday, 8 September. The meeting will be held in Middle and Senior Years Library from 7:00pm with Glennie Librarian Mrs Sue Crocombe the guest speaker. The P & F is a great support to Glennie’s Libraries, and Mrs Crocombe would like to say thanks. The regular meeting will follow, and there will even be canapés and drinks.

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Raising Adolescent Girls

4 September 2015

Tuesday, 22 September 7:30pm in The Glennie Room.

It has been said that raising adolescent girls is as easy as nailing jelly to a wall! If you fear it might be, or you know it is, you are cordially invited to be part of our panel presentation.

Hear from a team of professional women whose expertise is drawn from the fields of medicine, nutrition, mindfulness and wellbeing. Share in their knowledge and experiences and stay for questions and supper afterwards.

This is a daughter-free event and no registration or payment is necessary. Just come along and together we will learn some jelly-nailing techniques!

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Masterclass and Dinner

4 September 2015

Tuesday, 22 September from 4:00pm in the Hospitality Kitchen.

Learn how to cook like a masterchef at our masterclass cooking lesson. Held in Glennie's commercial hospitality kitchen, this masterclass is sure to be a fun event. The best part is that you get to eat what you have cooked afterwards!

This masterclass will allow participants to dip their toes into the world of Paleo, and experiment with different cooking and preparation techniques. Meet our Thermomix!

For Glennie girls and their parents, the cost will be $25 per person. Bookings and payment for the Masterclass can be made by contacting Main Reception on 07 4688 8888. Be quick to register as numbers are limited.

This special event is being held during the Spring into Glennie Holiday Fun Program. To nominate your daughter or any other sessions, please be sure to use the registration form.

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We Need Your Blood!

4 September 2015

Holidays are approaching and this puts stress on Red Cross blood stocks.Only one in six of us donates blood products yet one in three of us will need a donation at some time. Holiday time always sees blood stocks running low. Hospitals and emergency care units depend on blood banks having maximum stored products prior to school holiday time.

This season, blood stocks across all regions are low due to serious influenza outbreaks and longer recovery times over the colder months for general colds. This prevents potential regular donors from keeping up the blood stocks to maximum storage capacity.

Prior to the school holiday break, consider rolling up your sleeve and making that valuable contribution. For one hour (or less) of your time, you can help save three lives and help the Australian Red Cross Blood Service meet demand.

Call 131495 to make an appointment. Donate either full blood, platelets or plasma. Blood banks are open early morning to late evening (so donations before and after work are possible). Don't forget, when making your valuable donation, nominate the Glennie School Club Red Account, because just as each donation is valuable to them, it’s also valuable to our school target for 2015 in the Club Red School Challenge.

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Hoe Down

4 September 2015

Tickets are on sale now for the Glennie Junior Years Country Hoe Down! This Year 6 fundraiser is sure to be wonderful family event with lots of fun games for all ages, great singing and dancing. There will be a tasty country BBQ, amazing raffles and prizes to win, and so much more!  

Support a fantastic event by purchasing your tickets either at the Junior Years Tuckshop Cafe from 8:00am to 8:45am and  2:00pm to 3:45pm during the last week of Term 3 or, you can purchase them online using Glennie’s online payment system.

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Re-booking Week at the Aquatic Centre

4 September 2015

Bookings are being taken for Learn to Swim lessons.

Make sure that your child is safe in the water, book swimming lessons today.

Refer an friend and get a free swimming lesson. Contact the Glennie Aquatic Centre for more details 07 4688 8845.

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Dive into Spring at the Aquatic Centre

4 September 2015

Bookings are open now for the Spring Holiday Intensive Learn to Swim Program. 

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Spring Into Glennie

28 August 2015

We are very pleased to announce that the Spring Into Glennie - Holiday Fun program has been finalised. Glennie girls in Years 5 to 9 are invited to attend and can even invite a (girl) friend from another school.

Registration can be completed online.

Two special activities are available during the Spring Into Glennie program for parents to attend. For more information please visit the Spring Into Glennie website.

Masterclass and Dinner

Tuesday, 22 September from 4:00pm in the Hospitality Kitchen.

Learn how to cook like a masterchef at our masterclass cooking lesson. Dip your toes into the world of Paleo, and experiment with different cooking and preparation techniques.

For Glennie girls in Year 5 to 9 and their parents, the cost will be $25 per person. Bookings and payment for the Masterclass can be made by contacting Main Reception on 07 4688 8888. Be quick to register as numbers are limited.

To nominate your daughter or all other Spring Into Glennie-Holiday Fun sessions, please be sure to use the registration form.

Raising Adolescent Girls

Tuesday, 22 September 7:30pm in The Glennie Room.

Hear from a panel of professional women whose expertise is drawn from the fields of medicine, nutrition, mindfulness and wellbeing. Share in their knowledge and experiences and stay for questions and supper afterwards.

This is a daughter-free event and no registration or payment is necessary.

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Summer Uniforms

28 August 2015

With the end of term just around the corner, it is time to dig out the summer uniforms and check if they still fit. Remember “no knees”, as hemlines should be below the knee when standing up straight.

At the GOSS all summer uniforms are now in stock (including a good range of second hand dresses). Come in early and avoid the rush.

GOSS will be open for the second week of the holidays from 8:30am to 4:30pm and on Saturday, 3 October from 8:30am till noon.

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Nurses Needed for Sony Camp

28 August 2015

This year’s Sony Camp is being held at Toowoomba Grammar School from Saturday, 19 to Monday, 21 September. Sony Camp is an opportunity for Senior Years girls to experience the reality for caring for a child with a disability. They are involved in every aspect of caring for the children while parents take a break. To make this possible, there is a need for nurses (male or female) to volunteer a couple of hours of their time during the period of the Camp. As many nursing staff as possible are needed to help with the disabled children.

Please contact Mr Tim Kelly, Deputy Headmaster of Toowoomba Grammar School, if you are able to assist.

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Naplan Online

28 August 2015

Below is an excerpt from the Naplan website explaining the proposed move to online testing.

NAPLAN will move online from 2017, over a two to three year period.

From 24 August 2015, a sample of students across the nation will take part in two research studies in an online environment. In the first study, students will trial a set of new reading, numeracy, spelling, grammar and punctuation questions, including a number of innovative questions, only made possible using an online environment. In the second study, researchers will focus on how students are using different devices (PCs, laptops, tablets, tablets with keyboards) to engage with online test questions. Results from this study will help ACARA to ensure that when NAPLAN goes online it meets the needs of all students, regardless of device. Responding to a writing task using a device will be part of both studies.

Students in Years 3, 5, 7 and 9 from a sample of 195 government, Catholic and independent schools across metropolitan, rural and remote locations from around the country will be involved in these research studies. Their involvement and the results from their trialling will provide valuable guidance to us as we work to move NAPLAN online and ensure it will provide a better assessment, more precise results and faster turnaround of information.

For further information or if you have any questions about NAPLAN online, email naplanonline@acara.edu.au

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Meet Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) vaccine creator, Professor Ian Frazer

21 August 2015

On Friday, 9 October 2015, Professor Ian Frazer, creator of the HPV vaccine and Australian of the year 2006, will present his views on the importance of medical research, cancer control and what we can do to live long and healthy lives at a Gala Fundraising Evening. The event will be hosted by The Lions Club of Toowoomba – Wilsonton Inc and Rachel Hohn, Lions Medical Research Personality Quest entrant at Downlands College and you are invited to attend.

Ian is recognised as co-inventor of the HPV vaccines, currently used worldwide to help prevent cervical cancer and HPV related cancers. Secondary school aged children and many others in Australia and across the world are recipients of this vaccine to protect them against a range of cancers and disease caused by Human Papilloma virus (HPV).

The evening will also feature a Fashion Parade, Multi-draw raffles, Auctions, lucky door prizes, bar and hot supper. Tickets are $50 and bookings are essential via email rachel.hohn.is@hotmail.com or telephone Leanne on 0418 881 089 or Rachel on 0427 482 006.

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Middle Years Subject Information Evening

21 August 2015

24 August 7:00pm – approx. 8:30pm Assembly Hall

An open invitation is extended to all parents and girls entering the Middle Years 7, 8 and 9 at Glennie in 2016.

This is an opportunity to hear what current and new curriculum subjects are being offered in each of the year levels and how girls progress through the Middle Years.

The significant role of our Personal Development Program MFit in equipping the girls through this transition will also be highlighted.

There will be opportunities to discuss any questions with the Head of Middle Years, Deputy Head of Middle Years, Curriculum Leaders as well as Meg Daniher to outline the MFit Program, central to the Middle Years Personal Development Program.

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Spring into Glennie

21 August 2015

During the first week of the September school holidays, Glennie will be offering a holiday enrichment program for girls from Years 5 to 9. Friends of Glennie girls from other schools are welcome to join in the activities. (Please note however, that this is an all girl event!) The program will include: early morning Yoga sessions (for Mums as well); and a choice of activities that include Tennis, Acrogrym, a Glee workshop, Softball, Athletics, Swimming and Stroke Correction, Canvas Bag Painting, Collage, French lessons and an extension to our MFit program. There are many more sessions on offer. The sessions will range from 60 minutes to 90 minutes and will cost $10 a session. The first session will begin at 6:30am and the last session finishes at 5:00pm. Girls can sign up for as many sessions as they would like. Girls will need to provide their own morning tea and lunch. A full program will be posted to the School's website by the end of next week where parents will be able to book and pay for preferred sessions online. The program begins after lunch on Monday, 21 September and will finish on Wednesday afternoon, 23 September.  

During those three days there will also be some other sessions on offer for parents/carers and daughters. On Tuesday night, the School will be hosting a panel of professionals, both local and interstate, who will be discussing the topic Raising Adolescent Girls. This will be a separate, bookable event. There will also be another afternoon/evening session for parents/carers and daughters, beginning at 4:00pm where Mrs Jillian Johns will be running a cookery Masterclass, the outcome of which will be eating your own scrumptious meal. Further details about both of these events will be provided in the next few weeks.

This is the first time the School has offered a program like this. We hope that it will provide both enrichment for the girls and an opportunity for them to have some fun over the holiday break. Look out for the Spring into Glennie logo.  

Mrs Donna Evans
Head of Middle Years,
Deputy Head of School

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Family Communion

14 August 2015

We invite you and your family to attend Family Communion in the Glennie Chapel on Sunday 16 August at 9:30am. Morning tea will follow the service.

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Sausages can change the world!

14 August 2015

The girls who are travelling on an aid working trip to Nicaragua will be holding a sausage sizzle outside Anaconda at the Harvey Norman Centre on Saturday, 22 August from 8:00am to 3:00pm. Drop in and buy a sausage, your generosity will help these girls make a difference in Nicaragua.

Selling sausages is just one of the ways in which the girls are raising funds for their upcoming trip. They have spent every afternoon this week washing cars. We will find out just how many cars were washed and how much was raised next week.

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Gala Dinner

14 August 2015

The Lions Club of Wilsonton is very proud to have secured Professor Frazer as a guest speaker at their Gala Fundraising evening. Professor Frazer is well known for his medical research concerning Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) and cervical cancer. His work, together with his colleague the Late Dr Jian Zhou has led to the development of a vaccine which prevents infection with HPV and cervical cancer.

  • Date: 9 October 2015
  • Where: Downlands College
  • Time: 7:00pm for 7:30pm start
  • Cost: $50.00. Bookings essential
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Founder's Day Family Communion

7 August 2015

On Sunday, 9 August, there will be a special Family Communion Service held in the Chapel to celebrate the 107th Anniversary of the Glennie School’s foundation. The service will begin at 9:30am and all are welcome. Morning tea will follow.

On Founder’s Day, we give thanks to God for those whose vision and hard work established the foundation of the School, most particularly Archdeacon Benjamin Glennie who was a pioneering priest on the Darling Downs. We also take time to reflect on the value and importance of our Christian roots, pray for God’s wisdom in all we do and ask for His blessing for the future.

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Sibling Photos

7 August 2015

Each year, The Glennie School engages a professional photographer to take sibling photographs of current Glennie students.  These family photographs are taken by Mr Hardy Ahlhaus of Focal Point Photos. 

Dates: Tuesday 18 August and Thursday 20 August 2015

Photos will be taken in the Resource Room at the back of the Junior Years Library from 12.40pm – 1.45pm on both of these days. 

Cost:   

  • 5 x 7 inch photographs - $15.00
  • Every third photo - $10.00
  • 8 x 10 inch enlargements - $35.00
  • 11 x 14 inch enlargements - $85.00

If you wish to purchase sibling photographs, please complete the attached form and send it back to the Middle & Senior Years Academic Office or the Junior Years Office, together with money or a cheque (made payable to Focal Point Photos) by Thursday 13 August 2015.

If you have a son or daughter in Kindy, who has a sibling in another area of the school, and wish to have photographs taken, please complete the form below, giving permission for a member of the Junior Years office staff, to walk your son/daughter to and from Kindy for these photographs.

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Book Week - Books Light up our World

7 August 2015

You are invited to attend our next Book Chat with Parents in the Junior Years Library on Tuesday, 25 August from 2:30pm to 3:15pm. We’ll chat about the best books for children in 2015, and hear about the Book Week prize winners. Take time to browse the Pegi Williams Book Shop in the Junior Library as well!

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