Portal Maintenance

13 November 2015

The internet connection for the Glennie Portal has encountered a problem. The problem has been located and our Internet Service Provider will fix it on Friday night. It should be working again from Saturday morning.

Please accept our apologies for the inconvenience.

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New Bus Route

13 November 2015

Bus Queensland (Laidley) will be cancelling the Toowoomba service as of 12 December 2015. Gatton Bus Service has created a new route for students living in the Forest Hill, Laidley and Plainland area who attend a school in Toowoomba.

Parents interested in making use of this service are asked to read the attached information and complete the form.

If you would like more information, please contact the Gatton & Minden Bus Service on 07 5462 1088

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Online Cyber-Safety Course for parents

13 November 2015

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

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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Glennie Equestrian AGM

13 November 2015

The Glennie Equestrian Supporters Team will be holding their Annual General Meeting on Sunday, 15 November 2015 at 11:00am

Email GEST for further information

A nomination form for a Committee position is attached below

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Senior Formal

13 November 2015

Whilst we welcome people coming to watch the Seniors arrive at the formal, spectators are reminded that only guests attending the Senior Formal are allowed on the Picnic Point Terrace and in the restaurant area. This also includes the grassed area either side of the path that guests will use to walk up to the Terrace and the bridge near the venue.

To see the girls arrive and take your photos, please congregate in the park where the Seniors exit their vehicles to make their initial arrival.

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6 November 2015

All the forms that you need to complete for the 2016 are available now via ePack.

All parents should log in using their parent code and password and complete the forms that are necessary for their daughter by Friday 20 November 2015.

  • It is compulsory for all parents to complete a parent consent form for 2016. 
  • It is also compulsory for parents to check the Medical and Contact Information form to make sure that all information is correct. 

If you have trouble logging in or completing the forms, please contact Glennie IT it@glennie.qld.edu.au

For all other enquiries, contact the appropriate department (the Arts, GOSS, etc.)

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Starlight Movie Night

6 November 2015

The French Immersion Supporters Group would like to invite all friends & family of Glennie students past and present to attend a "Starlight Movie Night" on Saturday 7 November.

Bring your picnic rug, blanket, or a lawn chair and enjoy an evening under the stars with your family and friends on The Glennie School oval (Herries street). The gates will be open at 5:30pm so you can get your best position, with the movie starting at 6:30pm.

Movie tickets and a nachos meal are to be pre-ordered and paid for (to indicate numbers and allow for catering) using the online order form

Nachos will only be available on the night for those who have pre-ordered and paid.

A snack and drink stall will be available to purchase goodies on the night. There will be a coffee van on site too for those who need their caffeine!

  • Movie $6
  • Nachos $6
  • (Parents attending with students/children will be FREE of charge).
  • Drinks stall: sno cones, soft drinks, juice boxes, water, hot chocolate
  • Snacks stall: chips, lolly bags, popcorn, ice cream.
  • Please follow the link to pre-book your tickets & nachos.

We look forward to seeing you for a relaxing evening of family entertainment.

Please note:

  • As this is not a supervised event, children 12 and under must be accompanied by adult. 
  • This is an alcohol-free and drug-free event.  
  • The Glennie School is a non-smoking campus.
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The ‘Big Thank You’ Giveaway

30 October 2015

Just by saying a ‘Big Thank You’ to our teachers and librarians, you can help Glennie to win one of five $1,000 education resource bursaries.

Your child might also win a $50 gift voucher just by entering.

All they have to do is visit bigthankyou.com.au and say in 50 words or less how their teacher or librarian helps to inspire a love of reading (parents can help younger students with their entry).

The ‘Big Thank You’ Giveaway is proudly sponsored by TUH, an industry health fund that was founded in Queensland 43 years ago to serve the education community.

TUH was also the proud principal sponsor of the 2015 Premier’s Reading Challenge.

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Internet Safety for Parents – Your Children and the Web

30 October 2015

I would like to recommend this webinar to parents to view if at all possible. It will be presented by Brett Lee, an expert on cybersafety who regularly works with our students in various PDP sessions to help them make smart choices when interacting digitally.

Tuesday, 10 November 2015 8:00PM – 9:00PM EDSTime ACT, NSW, Victoria (Queensland subtract 1 hour)

Click here for full details and the link to launch the session.

Should you require any technical assistance to get into the session please contact IT@glennie.qld.edu.au or phone 07 4688 8811

Mr Tim Causer
e-Learning Coordinator

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Do something special for Christmas

30 October 2015

The Salvos Christmas Gift Wrapping Service will be located at Grand Central Shopping Centre again this year and is short of volunteers during the period 1 to 24 December 2015.

If you could assist by volunteering any time at all, your help would be greatly appreciated. All items are supplied: all you need to do is to volunteer is your time.

It is a fun way to meet people and also assist the local community.

Shift times are:

  • 9.00am to 1.00pm   Monday to Saturday/Sunday
  • 1.00pm - 5.00pm     Monday to Saturday/Sunday
  • 4.00pm - 7.00pm    Thursday nights

Please contact Mrs Jenny Black by
email: blackj@glennie.qld.edu.au or
mobile 0437 542 677 with your details if you would like to assist.

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30 October 2015

If you would like to advertise your business in our printed 2016 School calendar, please contact the Development Office on 07 4688 8862 or email development@glennie.qld.edu.au. Exclusivity guaranteed!

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23 October 2015

All the forms that you will need to complete in preparation for the 2016 school year will be available next Friday in ePack which is on the Glennie Portal. You will need your parent login code to complete the forms.

All forms are due back three weeks later on Friday, 20 November. Please make sure you have your parent portal login handy so you can complete the forms on time.

All parents have at least one form, the Annual Consent Form to complete, so don't forget to check the link that will be available in eNews+ next week.

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Mangoes Galore!

23 October 2015

If you love mangoes, here’s your chance to indulge in fresh juicy Kensington Pride mangoes and support the Glennie Pitstop Outside School Hours Care fundraising drive by purchasing one (or more) trays of mangoes . Each tray of mangoes weighs approximately 7kg containing 14 to 20 mangoes. Trays are only $25 with orders accepted until 27 October 2015. Money raised will be used to provide playground equipment for the service.

For further information contact Lynne Henare 0418 882 415.

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Country Hoe-Down Fundraiser

23 October 2015

We hope that you will be able to join us on Saturday afternoon from 4.00pm at the Junior Years Fundraiser which this year will be held outside in the Courtyard, (weather permitting, otherwise on the Blue Court!).

It promises to be a great night, as always, and the organising committee has worked very hard to bring this to reality. Please support this function with your family’s attendance. All of the girls will benefit from the money raised!

Tickets available at the door.

A huge thank you to our major sponsors who have donated prizes for the raffle.

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Nominate Your Library

23 October 2015

We all know that Glennie’s libraries are great. Now we have an opportunity to nominate them in the Great School Libraries competition. Just one nomination will put us in the running. Lots of entries will help our cause.

So, if you love your library, click here to nominate it today.

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No Bus Service on Monday

16 October 2015

Because Monday, 19 October is a pupil free day for mosts schools in Toowoomba there will be no school bus services. At Glennie, it is business as usual and all girls are expected to attend school as normal.

Please make sure you make arrangements to transport your daughter to and from school on Monday.

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It's a Hoe Down

16 October 2015

Don’t forget to buy your tickets for the Year 6 Fundraiser Country Hoe Down at Glennie Junior Years on Saturday 26 October, from 4.30pm-8.00pm.

Dress your family in their country best and be prepared for plenty of entertainment, great food, raffles and lots of fun. There is still time to join the linedancing lessons to give you the edge on the dancefloor.

Tickets, including $40 family passes are available at the Glennie Junior Years tuckshop or you can purchase them online 

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Personalised towels are the perfect gift

16 October 2015

Thanks to the Glennie community’s support of the Glennie Sports Supporters fundraising activities this year, the GSS has been able to purchase moveable soccer nets on the oval, upgraded the umpire chairs with shade covers for the tennis courts and provided transport and equipment for the Glennie Spirit Squad to cheer at Glennie sports events.

To further help the GSS, why not consider purchasing a personalised Glennie towel as a birthday or special gift? Towels are navy in colour displaying a white school emblem with personalised names embroidered gold against a red background box. Towels cost $60 and are excellent quality. Drop into the Glennie One Stop Shop to view a sample on display.

Bookings close Friday, 23 October with delivery expected at the end of January 2016.  Download and complete the order form and email or drop in to GOSS email goss@glennie.qld.edu.au.  For enquiries please telephone GOSS on 4688 8831.

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Open House

16 October 2015

The Glennie Chapel will be open to the public this Sunday for the Toowoomba Open House Festival of Architecture weekend.

For the second year in a row, one of the historical Glennie buildings has been included in the Open House weekend so we're looking forward to a great response again from our Glennie community.

You are invited to join us for a guided tour, with commentary by The Glennie School Archivist, Mrs Jenny Black. Immerse yourselves in the history of The Glennie Chapel. Built in  1917 during World War 1, an appeal to families, friends of the School, students and past students to raise funds for a School Chapel was printed in The Glennie Gazette of 1916 and instigated by the first solo principal of The Glennie School, Miss Grace Lawrance.

Today, the Chapel of St Albans, situated in the picturesque grounds of The Glennie School Senior Campus, is a living museum for all to enjoy.

For further information go to the Toowoomba Open House website or their facebook page

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Pre-loved Books

9 October 2015

Selected books from the Middle and Senior Years Library’s fiction collection are on sale for 50 cents. The proceeds of the sale of these books will go to the Indigenous Literacy Foundation.

If you would like a few ‘new’ books to add to your collection, drop into the library and make your selection.

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Committee Nominations and AGMs

9 October 2015

Nominations are now open for positions on the Glennie Parents and Friends’ Association and its sub-committees.

If you would like to nominate someone for a committee position, please complete the appropriate form and return to Glennie Main Reception by the due date.

The dates for Annual General Meetings are as follows:

  • Glennie Sports Supporters (GSS) Wednesday 4 November, 6:00pm, Glennie Room
  • Glennie French Immersion Supporters (GFISG) Wednesday 4 November, 7:00pm, Board Room
  • Performing Arts Supporters Association, Thursday 5 November, 7:30pm, PAC
  • Parents & Friends’ Association, Tuesday 10 November, 7:00pm, Board Room

The Glennie Equestrian Supporters team will meet at a date to be advised, nomination forms will be available soon.


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Ben's Pop-Up Picnic

9 October 2015

Ben’s Pop up Picnic will be held on 17 October 2015. This is a FUNraising event for the Glennie School Foundation. Numbers are strictly limited – so be quick and order your tickets now to avoid missing out.

So, what is Ben’s Pop up Picnic? In the style of Diner en Blanc guests bring their picnic to The Glennie School, Aquatic Centre carpark at 2:00pm where they will be taken to the ‘top secret’ picnic site by bus. There is a back-up venue should there be inclement weather on the day.

The fun of the event means that there are some rules that must be obeyed:

  1. All guests must wear white, black or silver or a combination.
  2. Guests make a tax deductible donation as the entry fee.
  3. There are two options for your picnic. BYO everything or a combination as we can supply all you need or just food and wine, all of which can be pre-purchased or hired (tables & chairs).
  4. All guests must be ready to have fun!
  5. To register and see what you need to bring, go to teh website. Also, check out our Facebook page photo gallery 

If you wish to drive yourself to the picnic site, still arrive at Glennie at 2:00pm and you will be given the directions to the secret destination.

Buses are provided to transport you and your picnic gear to and from the picnic venue. We plan to have the first bus leave the secret picnic site at 8:30pm, the second bus at 9:00pm and the final bus at 9:30pm.

For further information contact Elizabeth 0429 623 028 or Henry and Jolene 07 4688 8888.

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Order your Christmas Puds!

9 October 2015

The ever-popular French immersion Christmas Pudding drive is on again. There is a delicious pudding to suit everyone, even those who need gluten free food!

Please print the form below and return it to GOSS by Wednesday, 14 October. Please contact Mrs Tamara Hall on 0429 897 786 if you would like further information.

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Yalari Dinner

9 October 2015

2015 marks Yalari’s 10th Anniversary and you are invited to an evening of great entertainment, lovely food and wine and the company of Yalari scholarship students from Queensland.

Come and hear their stories of opportunity and share the journey as Yalari improves educational outcomes for Indigenous young people.

The event will be held on Thursday, 15 October from 6:30pm at the Brisbane Convention Centre. For more details, download the attachment.

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Time to kick up your heels!

9 October 2015

Would you like to learn how to line dance? Even if you know how, his is the perfect opportunity for you to brush up on your skills ahead of the Year 6 Northbuild Country Hoe Down fundraiser on Saturday, 24 October.  

Line dancing with Mrs Daniells will run on Thursday evenings at the Glennie Assembly Hall from 6:00pm to 8:00pm, at a cost of only $10 for adults, $5 for children. Glennie girls dance for free. No special costumes are required, you don’t need a partner and you don’t need to be a cowgirl to enjoy the fun and fitness of line dancing.

To find out more visit the lindancing group Facebook page, or their events page.

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