CyberEducation & Child Protection

2 February 2018


Parents are reminded to visit the CyberEducation and Child Protection page on the Portal. There are links and resources available and the page is updated as new information becomes available. There are useful resources to help your children to navigate the online world with an awareness of the risks and how to deal with them.

One resource, in particular, was developed for The Anglican Schools Commission by Brett Lee (INESS & former Taskforce Argos police officer) to create cyberEducation modules for parents pitched at various levels depending on the age of your daughter.

This wonderful resource is available free to Glennie parents. Our challenge to every parent is to give up one hour of social media or television 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.

Mr Tim Causer
e-Learning Co-ordinator

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Have you installed the New Glennie App?

2 February 2018

Parents are reminded that there is an app available called Seqta Engage which gives access sections of the Glennie portal.

  • Go to the Apple App store or Android Play store and search for Seqta Engage.
  • Download and install the app.
  • Once installed, when you open it you will be asked for auto setup or manual. Choose manual.  
  • The address of our School Seqta for parents is: parent.glennie.qld.edu.au
  • On the next screen, you will be prompted for a username and password. This is your Glennie username (or email address) and password.
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Scholarship Applications Closing Soon

2 February 2018

Scholarships are now open for students entering Year 7 or Year 10 in 2019. Please see our website for a full list of scholarships available. The ACER Scholarship Test will be held on Saturday 24 February 2018 and applications close on 5 February 2018. Register online.

If your daughter is currently in receipt of a scholarship, there is no need to reapply. Please forward this information to any families who may be considering a Glennie education for their daughter in 2019. For further enquiries, please contact the Registrar, Mrs Karen Morris, email morrisk@glennie.qld.edu.au or ph: 07 4688 8807.

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Build your brain with Lego

2 February 2018

A series of Lego workshops are being held at Cobb & Co Museum

LEGO® MINDSTORMS® EV3

  • Four Saturdays 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
  • Feb 3, Feb 17, Mar 3, and Mar 17, 2018. Price - $180
  • Designed to take kids from introductory through to advanced robotics.

Lego – Amazing Animals

  • Four Saturdays - Feb 3, Feb 17, Mar 3 and Mar 17, 2018. Price - $ 54
  • 9:30 am – 10:30 am
  • All new animals: Spider, Snake, Crocodile and Chameleon.

For more information contact Carlo Blak cblak@bricks4kidz.com

Download more information below

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Screenagers

2 February 2018

Are you watching kids scroll through life, with their rapid-fire thumbs and a six-second attention span? Physician and filmmaker Delaney Ruston saw that with her own kids and learned that the average kid spends 6.5 hours a day looking at screens. She wondered about the impact of all this time and about the friction occurring in homes and schools around negotiating screen time—friction she knew all too well.

In SCREENAGERS, as with her award-winning documentaries on mental health, Delaney takes a deeply personal approach as she probes into the vulnerable corners of family life, including her own, to explore struggles over social media, video games, academics and internet addiction. Through poignant, and unexpectedly funny stories, along with surprising insights from authors, psychologists, and brain scientists, SCREENAGERS reveals how tech time impacts kids’ development and offers solutions on how adults can empower kids to best navigate the digital world and find balance.

Tickets can be booked online

You can read more information here

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Calendars

25 January 2018

We have received a few enquiries about Glennie printed calendars. To do our bit for the environment, we’ve opted to focus our attention on the up to date delivery of information via the online Google calendar. This is readily available to students, parents and staff once logged in to the portal. All you need to do is look for the icon (pictured) and you have all scheduled School activities and events at your fingertips.  

If you are having issues accessing your calendar, please contact Glennie IT via email it@glennie.qld.edu.au or telephone 07 4688 8811 during school hours (8:30am to 3:15pm). 

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Scholarships

25 January 2018

Scholarships are now open for students entering Year 7 and Year 10 in 2019. Please see our website for a full list of scholarships available. The ACER Scholarship Test will be held on Saturday 24 February 2018 and applications close on 5 February 2018. To register go to the Acer Scholarship website. If you would like to find out more about scholarships at Glennie, you can visit our website

If your daughter is currently in receipt of a scholarship there is no need to reapply. Please forward this information to any families who may be considering a Glennie education for their daughter in 2019. For further enquiries please contact the Registrar, Mrs Karen Morris, email morrisk@glennie.qld.edu.au or ph: 07 4688 8807.

 

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Save your bottles!

25 January 2018

The Prep class will run the Mystery Bottles Stall this year at the Glennie Fair and we need your help to collect our 1,000 bottles for Sunday 4 March. Currently, we only have 393 bottles. Glass or plastic bottles can be dropped off at the Junior Years Office or the Prep Foyer.

Thank you, everyone, for pitching in and lending your support.

Prep Parent Representatives

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Office Hours

24 November 2017

The Junior Years office will be open from Monday 27 November to Friday 1 December from 8:00am to 4.00pm. The Junior Years office will reopen at 8.00am on 8  January 2018.

Glennie Main Reception will be until 22 December 2017 and will reopen on Monday 8 January from 9:00am to 4:00pm.

 

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Christmas Carols

17 November 2017

Join us as we celebrate our Christmas Carol service at the Empire Theater on Wednesday 22 November from 7:00pm

 

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Christmas Centre Run

17 November 2017

We are very proud to be part of this year's Christmas Centre Run - helping the Toowoomba Hospital Foundation raise funds for the annual Clifford Gardens Toowoomba Hospital Children's Appeal. This is a great family event and the price includes Santa attire. We hope to see you there - it's the perfect opportunity to get into the Christmas spirit. Meet us at The Glennie School oval!

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Fernwood Special Offer

17 November 2017

Here is a special offer from Fernwood Toowoomba for special casual memberships over the holidays.  Any girls going into Years 10, 11 or 12 in 2018 are able to attend Fernwood Toowoomba for a weekly rate of just $20! This gives them full access to all classes and the gym floor.

They will not be locked into anything and choose this casual membership weekly rate as many times as they like over the holiday period.

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Brainways 2018 Academicus Summer Camp - Prep to Year 7

17 November 2017

BRAINways EDUCATION is running a program for gifted and talented students on 15 and 16 January, at USQ. There are two programs being offered: Mathematics/Science (Years 1 to 3 and 4 to 7) and Humanities Years 1 to 3 and 4 to 7). If you are interested in your child being part of the program, please download the workshop flyers and nomination form

Please direct any inquiries or questions to Mrs Roper or Brainways

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Stretch your brain these holidays!

17 November 2017

Mr Carter has an exciting holiday program planned for students who would like to exercise their brains over the holidays.

Download the flyer for more details

 

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Code Camp

17 November 2017

We are excited to announce that we are partnering yet again with Code Camp these school holidays. Code Camp will be teaching your children to build their own iPhone app. Your children will have fun, be creative and learn the skills of the future. Follow the link to read some of the awesome reviews parents have written about Code Camp and see why more than 27,000 Australian kids have loved Code Camp.

Code Camp will be back on Wednesday 13 December to run three-day coding workshops at The Glennie School. This camp will be open to all primary aged students in the area, so please feel free to invite friends, neighbours and family too.

If you are interested in having your child continue on their coding journey or having them take their first steps, please mark your diaries and go to http://www.codecamp.com.au to register your interest in being informed of upcoming camps.

Early bird pricing is available from 2 to 5 November with zipPay also available (book now, pay later)

Children who have already taken part in a Spark Code Camp during previous seasons are encouraged to attend Spark again to grow their confidence further and challenge them some more.

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Vacation Care

17 November 2017

Pitstop has just announced its Summer Vacation Care program. If you would like your child to attend,  please complete the booking form below without delay. Places fill fast for this fun program.

 

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Country Heart Christmas Markets

17 November 2017

Don’t forget to mark the date for the Country Heart Christmas Market that will be held in the Glennie School Assembly Hall from 1 to 3 December.

There will be over 40 handmade art and craft pop-up shops as well as activities for the children.

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Chapel Centenary

10 November 2017

2017 marks the 100th Anniversary of the Glennie Chapel. A special family communion service will be held on Sunday 12 November at 9:30am. You and your family are warmly invited to attend this special service.

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ePack

10 November 2017

All the online forms you need to prepare for the 2018 school year are available now via ePack on the Portal. All forms are due by 17 November 2017.

Please use your Glennie parent login to access the Annual Consent and Update form and follow any links to access forms for The Arts, GOSS stationery orders, early bus notification and more. For more information or to return to complete more forms at any time, look for the ePack link on the Portal home page.

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Parent Webinar

10 November 2017

Solution-Focused approaches to anxiety - a toolkit for parents

Anxiety is the number one mental health issue in Australia, but it is also the most treatable. As many parents and teachers will know young children and teens can suffer from anxiety.

This seminar will examine:

  • The long vs short-term perspective on anxiety
  • Is anxiety catching?
  • Solution focussed approaches to dealing with anxiety 
  • Basic everyday strategies that can be used at home to reduce anxiety

PLEASE NOTE  - Parents do not need to register - just turn up on the night at :https://zoom.us/j/865845192

Lyn Worsley is the Director of The Resilience Centre. She is a Clinical Psychologist and Registered Nurse with vast experience in teaching, youth work, early childhood, hospitals and correctional services. She specialises in child, adolescent and family psychology and relationship issues. She is also author of "The Resilience Doughnut Book - The Secret of Strong Kids" and "The Resilience Doughnut Book - The Secret of Strong Adults".

Details & Registration

  • When: Wednesday, 8 November 2017 8:15PM - 9:15PM Time (ACT, NSW, Victoria)
  • Presenter/Provider: NSW Parents Council
  • Target Audience: All parents and educators
  • Channel: Special event
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Win some Christmas goodies

10 November 2017

It's nearly Christmas time and to get your festive planning underway, The Glennie School Foundation is giving away a Christmas hamper. One lucky person will win a tray of mangoes, a Christmas pudding and a ham.

It's easy to enter - head to The Glennie School Facebook page, find the competition post and simply leave a comment telling us what gift you'd like to find under the tree on Christmas morning.

While you're there, please pop over to The Glennie School Foundation Facebook page and hit like - it's a great way to keep up to date with events and progress on the new Sports and Health Centre (we promise not to bombard you with too many posts). Good luck!

(Competition is open to the whole Glennie community. The winner will be drawn by random selection at 12 noon on Friday 17 November and will be announced via FB and eNews.)

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Ham Drive

10 November 2017

If you want a ham that you can collect from GOSS on 23 November, please make sure you finalise your order by Thursday 16 November.

For the 14 December delivery, please complete your order by Thursday 7 December.

Go to trybooking.com now and book your ham

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Mango Delivery

10 November 2017

The mangoes ordered as part of the Pitstop Mango Drive are on their way!

Please make arrangements to pick up your mangoes between 2:00pm and 6:00pm on Friday 17 November next to the Junior Years Administration Building (eastern side)

For enquiries please call Lynne Henare 0418 882 415

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Glennie towels

10 November 2017

While you’re contacting GOSS to order your new Glennie togs, why not add a personalised Glennie towel. GOSS has a limited supply of towels remaining, make sure you order yours today.

 

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Aquatic Centre

10 November 2017

Check out the latest Aquatic Centre newsletter, Glennie Bubbles. It has details of  the holiday program, national swimsafer week, rebooking week, weekly dive clinics, swim club and summer holiday squad times and more

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