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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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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