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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Apply now for 2017 Scholarships

5 February 2016

To make a Glennie education available to as many girls as possible, we offer a number of scholarships, in different categories, providing part remission for tuition fees.  In some cases, part remission for boarding fees may also be provided.  Visit the Glennie website to find out more about the scholarships offered to girls entering Years 7 and 10 in 2017.  

Applications close 22 February 2016 with ACER testing being held on 5 March 2016.

If you have any questions after visiting the website, please contact the Registrar on 07 4688 8807 or email enquiries@glennie.qld.edu.au.

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Like a good argument?

5 February 2016

Every year, Glennie students participate in the Queensland Debating Union competition with great success. For debates to occur, every school needs to nominate adjudicators. If you would like to be involved as one of Glennie's adjudicators, please email Mrs Sue Contarini contarinis@glennie.qld.edu.au.

Full training is provided and no debating experience is necessary.

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Open your home

5 February 2016

Thank you to the Glennie families who have offered their homes to host one or two Kyoto students in March. We have only 13 students left to place. If you are able to host one or two students, or would like further information, we would love to hear from you.

The students and host families are fully supported by both Glennie and Kyoto staff during their study tour which will be held from after school on Thursday 10 March to 8:00am Saturday 19 March, 2016. The students would stay with your family for nine nights.

All activities, except the Kyoto students' attendance at The Glennie Fair 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 at the rate of $210.00 per seven nights.

If you are interested in hosting one or two girls from Kyoto Girls Junior High School in March 2015 or you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact Mrs Jenny Black by email at blackj@glennie.qld.edu.au or phone The Glennie School Development Office on 07 4688 8730.

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Glennie Fair - save the date Sunday 13 March

29 January 2016

We’re looking forward to your company at the Glennie Fair on Sunday, 13 March.  The Parents and Friends’ Association have another jam packed excitement filled day planned. Ride armbands are on sale at the GOSS, buy before the Fair and get cheaper rides.

Details about the Fair are now available on the Glennie website.  Feel free to view at your pleasure.  Like the Glennie Fair Facebook Page to keep up to date with the latest news.

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Glennie Club Red is back for 2016

29 January 2016

The Australian Red Cross Club Red (Blood Donation) program has begun for 2016.  Please consider making a donation this year (blood, plasma, platelets) and encourage others to join you.  When making your donation, ensure that you nominate The Glennie School Club Red account so that your donation can be tallied for the school.

Schools and organisations compete for the highest number of donations in the region. This creates a lot of goodwill and publicity for the winning school and organisations involved.

The Toowoomba Red Cross Collection Centre has taken up a bright new space (next to Mr Toys Toyworld) on Ruthven Street, with plenty of parking and comfortable  surroundings.

Call 13 14 95  to make an appointment. Twenty minutes of your time can save three lives. It is also possible to make an impromptu visit when passing and find an appointment time free. Blood stocks are low and very rarely will you be sent away. Just ensure that you have had a good meal and at least three glasses of water three hours prior to donating.

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Glennie Aquatic Centre

29 January 2016

Did you know?

  • Fitness Squad and Gym circuit classes are available at The Glennie Aquatic Centre from Monday to Saturday?
  • Term 1  Learn to Swim dates are now available.  

We’re looking forward to seeing you in the pool.

For more information about The Glennie Aquatic Centre, visit our website.

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Could you be a Homestay Family?

29 January 2016

Glennie will again host the Kyoto Girls Junior High School during their 2016 Study Tour, which will be held from Thursday, 10 March to Saturday, 19 March. Kyoto students would appreciate a stay with a Glennie family for nine nights.  

Kyoto students will be collected by host families after school on Thursday, 10 March and will depart at 8:00am on Saturday, 19 March.

All activities, except the Kyoto student attendance at The Glennie Fair 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 are requested 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 at the rate of $210.00 per seven nights.

If you are interested in hosting one or two girls from Kyoto Girls Junior High School  or you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact Mrs Jennifer Black by email blackj@glennie.qld.edu.au or phone The Glennie School Development Office on 07 4688 8730.

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Are you looking for a playgroup?

29 January 2016

You are invited to attend the Glennie (school based) playgroup every Thursday during the Glennie term from 9:00am-11:00am at Glennie Pitstop. A gold coin donation is most welcome to go towards coffee/tea and there is no membership fee. There is plenty of space . . . the more the merrier! No need to book in: just come along.

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Scouting Opportunities

29 January 2016

Would you like your children to have fun, experience the excitement and adventure that comes from learning new skills while making new friends?  The Glenvale Scout Group offers an exciting and rewarding program for young people (6 years to 26 years and opportunities for leaders as well) that fosters their self-confidence, physical fitness and challenges their imagination in a safe environment.  Our activities are varied and are catered to each age group.   There is no chance to get bored as we give our members the opportunity to constantly try something new.  Our younger members (Joeys Scouts: six to eight year olds) get to do puppets, team games and camps while learning.  Our older members undertake more adventurous activities including Rock Climbing (Indoor & Outdoor), hikes, camps and even computer games nights while developing team and leadership skills.  Throughout these activities we help to develop your child’s problem solving skills, confidence, sense of community and their camp craft skills.  Scouting has been shown to develop self-confidence and leadership skills with many attributing their later life success to Scouts.  If you would like to learn more and equip your child for the rest of their life then contact Juanita Sherrie on:

Mobile: 0422 616 908

Email: bilby@ozemail.com.au

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GOSS Holiday Trading

27 November 2015

Glennie One Stop Shop will be open from Friday, 27 November to Friday, 11 December 8:30am to 4:30pm (Monday to Friday).

GOSS will re-open for regular trading from, 4 January, 2016 (8:30am to 4:30pm).  GOSS will also be open on the following Saturdays from 9:00am to 12:00pm: 9 January, 16 January and 23 January.

GOSS will be open on Australia Day for Boarders only on Tuesday, 26 January, 2016 from 10:00am to 5:00pm.  

Remember to take advantage of our opening hours in December to beat the back to school rush!

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Christmas Office Hours

27 November 2015

During the school holidays the Junior Years office will be open Monday to Friday from 8.30am to 4.30pm until Wednesday, 23 December.  The office will be closed for lunch between 12:30pm and 1:30pm each day during this time.

Main Reception will be open every day from 8:30am to 4:30pm until Wednesday 23 December. Reception will re-open on Monday 4 January.

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How to apply for a Tax File Number

27 November 2015

Glennie girls looking to start work (even part-time) are encouraged to apply for a tax file number. The can watch this quick video to get them started  

Applications can be made online

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Learn to Swim Accelerator Programs

27 November 2015

There are also Learn to Swim Accelerator Programs planned for the holiday break. Learning to swim could be the most valuable Christmas gift you could ever give your child.

For more information visit the Glennie Aquatic Centre website.

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Homestay Families Kyoto Study Tour

27 November 2015

In March 2016, Glennie will again host the Kyoto Girls Junior High School during their Study Tour, which will be held from Thursday 10 March to Saturday 19 March.  The students require homestay hosts for nine nights.

All tour activities, except the Kyoto girls' attendance at The Glennie Fair, are carried out during school time. The girls can 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 their student/s
  • Spend time with their student/s 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 at the rate of $210.00 per seven nights.

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

Please contact the Study Tour Co-ordinator, Mrs Jenny Black blackj@glennie.qld.edu.au or by phoning  07 4688 8730.

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The Mangoes are coming!

20 November 2015

If you ordered Mangoes as part of the Pitstop funraiser, they will be arriving on Tuesday 24 November. Collect your juicy mangoes from 3:00 to 5:30pm at the Junior Years Tuckshop foyer.

Any queries please contact Lynne on 0418 882 415.

 

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Paris Vigil

20 November 2015

In light of the recent, tragic, events in Paris, the Toowoomba Regional Council would like to invite you to attend a vigil to show solidarity with the French community, to be held by the Toowoomba Regional Council in conjunction with the Alliance Française de Toowoomba Inc. At the vigil, eight Glennie girls will sing the French National Anthem.

When: Saturday 21 November, 10am-11am

Where: Village Green, Ruthven St

Click here for more information

 

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Research Project

20 November 2015

Antonia Kish, a researcher at The University of Queensland in Brisbane, is currently looking for participants to take part in a research study on working parents and their wellbeing.

If you would like to know more, please contact Ms Kish
antonia.kish@uqconnect.edu.au, or  
a.kish@uq.edu

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Aquatic Centre

20 November 2015

Summer is swimming time and there is lots happening at the Glennie Aquatic Centre

Rebooking week commences on Monday 16 November and continues until Saturday 21 November. There are also Learn to Swim Accelerator Programs planned for the holiday break. Learning to swim could be the most valuable Christmas gift you could ever give your child.

Download the posters for more information or visit the Glennie Aquatic Centre website.

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GOSS Volunteers Please

13 November 2015

Our merry band of GOSS volunteers will grow smaller this year as we say goodbye to Year 12 parents. If you have an hour or two to spare over the next few weeks, we would love to welcome some new parents into the GOSS.

We begin next Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday with our annual book cleaning and repair “party”. This is a great way to get started as a volunteer and all hands would be most appreciated. Coffee, tea, goodies, fun and conversation are all provided.

Please contact Tracy Keighran at goss@glennie.qld.edu.au if you have any questions.

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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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