Arts and Minds

15 June 2017

You are invited to the Gala Opening of the Arts and Minds Exhibition presented by Anglicare

To find out more, please download the information letter and the invitation below.

 

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Messy Church

15 June 2017

You are invited to celebrate Pentecost, the birthday of the church at St Luke's on Sunday 18 June.

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Vacation Care

9 June 2017

The team at Pitstop, Glennie’s Outside School Hours Care, has been busy planning the Winter Vacation Care program and bookings are now open.

Be quick this program fills quickly every time.

Download the program information and booking form below.

 

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Get on the Big Screen

9 June 2017

Mr Carter is running a winter holiday Stop Frame Animation program. The highlight of the program will be the special screening of the completed movies at The Strand Cinema!

Students from mid primary age upwards will not only enjoy the opportunity to let their creativity run wild as they produce their own movies, but will be thrilled to see their finished projects with family and friends on the big-screen.

From 26 to 30 June girls will receive five days of instruction, creativity and professional supervision from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm each day.

Only ten spaces remain.

For more information and to express your interest, please email Ted Carter at bigthinking@internode.on.net or visit the Facebook page  

Here are two samples of stop frame animations.

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GSS Meeting

2 June 2017

The next meeting of the Glennie Sports Supporters will be on 7 June at 5:30pm in the Glennie Room.  

There are exciting times ahead, so please come along and support our girls’ sporting goals.

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Staying Safe with Snapchat

2 June 2017

The May edition of the Anglican Church of Southern Queensland’s cybersafety newsletter CyberBit is available now. This edition examines Snapchat, providing handy tips and connecting links to reputable sources of information to assist staff, parents and students to make smart online decisions.

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Brush up your French skills.

2 June 2017

If you want to brush up on your French speaking skills Alliance Française de Toowoomba Inc can help you. They even hold some of their classes right here at Glennie.

Save the Date

If you love all things French, you will enjoy their Bastille Day celebrations on Sunday 16 July.

For more details, check the Facebook page.

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New Bus Service

2 June 2017

On Monday 19 June the new-look TransLink bus network will launch in Toowoomba and there will be changes to the existing urban routes.

Please note that dedicated school services will not be affected by these changes.

Customer service channels will switch from Bus Queensland to TransLink’s 24/7 call centre, a dedicated Toowoomba website with journey planner and the MyTransLink app.

To find out more about the new network, or for copies of handheld timetables, you can attend information sessions to be held in the region, visit translink.com.au or call 13 12 30 anytime.

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Are you ready to save lives?

25 May 2017

Toowoomba Blood Donor Centre is hosting a ‘Community Open Day’ on Saturday, 27 May from 10:00am to 12 noon.  You can chat to a friendly staff member at the Toowoomba Blood Donor Centre team about donating blood and joining the Glennie Red25 team.

The HIT Fm 100.7 Street Team will be on-hand with goodies and giveaways with TOMNET providing a sausage sizzle.

Glennie Red25 is already at 73 donations for 2017, help us make it to 100 donations before the end of June. Make sure you let the Red Cross know you are donating blood for Glennie and it will be added to our tally.

 

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Fatality Free Friday

25 May 2017

Toowoomba Regional Council in association with the Department of Transport and Main Roads and Queensland Police Service invite you to attend Fatality Free Friday.

The Fatal Five – speeding, drink and drug driving, fatigue, inattention and not wearing seat belts – contribute to most of our fatal road crashes. Take the pledge to ‘Live for our loved ones’, and:

  • Always be fit to drive
  • Stay focused on the road
  • Scan the road ahead
  • Keep a safe distance
  • Drive to suit the conditions

A free sausage sizzle and road safety display will be held at St Luke’s Anglican on May 26 at 12 noon to mark Fatality Free Friday.

If you can’t attend the event, pledges can be made online at www.fatalityfreefriday.com

For road safety information or to Join the Drive to Save Lives, visit www.jointhedrive.qld.gov.au

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Term Dates 2018

19 May 2017

Term Dates
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Term dates for 2017 have been confirmed. Click here for the details. Term dates are always available on the Glennie website.

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Trivia Night

19 May 2017

Girls in Years 6 to 9 are invited to gather a group of friends to make a team of 8 for the French Immersion Trivia Night next Friday. Guests do not have to be in the French Immersion program, and students from other schools can be invited.

The theme is Through the Ages, and there are prizes for the be best-dressed team.

Download the program below.

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Colour Run Meeting/ Information Night

12 May 2017

The Glennie Sports Supporters would love anyone with ideas, knowledge in this area or willing to offer assistance to attend our meeting on Wednesday 17 May at 5:30p m in the Glennie Room.

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Family Communion

12 May 2017

All members of the Glennie Community are invited to attend Family Communion on Sunday in the Glennie Chapel from 9.30am. Join us after the service for morning tea.

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Glennie App

12 May 2017

The Glennie School smartphone app has been removed from the App store and Play Store. Because we take pride in keeping our technology up to date and offering the best service possible, the decision was made to seek an alternative app that is more compatible with our current systems and communication streams.

Stay tuned to eNews+ and we will let you know later in the year when it is available

If you still have the old app on your phone or tablet, you will notice a message appears telling you that it is no longer in use. Links to all the information that was available via the app can be found on the Glennie Portal home page.

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National walk safely to school day

12 May 2017

National Walk Safely to School Day is on Friday 19 May. This annual event encourages primary school children, their parents or carers to walk to school, either from home or some convenient location.  

This initiative promotes the health benefits of walking and assists in creating regular walking habits. It also assists in developing essential Road Safety skills under the guidance of responsible adults, enabling the children to learn vital skills required as mature pedestrians.

For further information, visit walk.com.au

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Brainways 2017 Academicus - Prep to Year 8

12 May 2017

BRAINways EDUCATION is running programs for gifted and talented students, on 26 and 27 June, at USQ.  Students from schools across the Darling Downs are invited to participate.  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 (roperj@glennie.qld.edu.au) or visit the Brainways website

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Parenting Girls, a must-do course for parents of girls.

12 May 2017

Brought to you by best-selling author and parenting expert, Michael Grose, the Parenting Girls course features videos, articles, weekly live Q&A with Michael Grose and a closed FB support group.

Sign up by midnight on Tuesday, May 2 and receive a free Parenting Girls Pack valued at $35 which contains four eGuides that address bullying, self-esteem and well-being. Course Starts: May 2, Cost: $67

Society gives very mixed messages to growing girls. Our Parenting Girls online course helps parents navigate the pressures and demands on our daughters today. From pre-school through to teens, the course empowers parents to be one step ahead with practical tools and strategies to assist in raising happy daughters.

The three-week course will address:

  • Mental health
  • Feelings and emotions
  • Body image and sexualisation
  • Social media and the online space
  • Healthy friendships
  • Confrontation
  • Self-esteem and sense of identity
  • Roles of mums and dads

For more information, visit the Parenting Ideas website

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NAPLAN

5 May 2017

From Tuesday 9 to Friday 12 May, girls in Years 3, 5, 7, 9 will participate in NAPLAN testing. Please avoid making appointments during the key days if at all possible. It is important that all girls are present on these days unless they are unwell.

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Parents who use the Pool carpark for afternoon pick-ups

5 May 2017

As most parents would know, there is a lot of congestion immediately after school finishes in Vacy Street near the pool carpark.

One of the reasons for this congestion is that parents are arriving prior to school finishing and are then waiting extended periods of time for their daughters to arrive at the carpark. Girls are generally not ready for pick-up until 3.20.

Toowoomba Regional Council has expressed concern over the issues in Vacy Street and are proposing to make changes to the road markings to alleviate congestion. In addition, part of the Sports and Health Centre construction will decrease the number of car parking and pick-up spaces.

To alleviate congestion in the short-term, would parents please consider delaying your arrival at the carpark so that it is closer to the actual time your daughter is ready for pick-up.

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Can you help our girls Get Real?

5 May 2017

Year 10 students will once again have the opportunity to undertake valuable career exploration activities in the Be Real, Get Set program at the end of this term. The three-day program teaches the girls to assess their personal strengths and weaknesses, learn about the transferable skills needed for today’s world of work, and to explore pathways in their career interest area. We hope the program helps students to define their goals and develop positive attitudes toward the future – attitudes that can help them to shape the life they want to live.

Join our interview team

A key part of the program is the participation in a job interview. In past years, the girls have found this part of the program very useful. This is where we need your help. To give the girls an authentic experience, we are wanting to match their interview experience as closely as possible to a community representative in their chosen interest area. The girls have selected a wide range of fields including medicine, veterinary science, sport and exercise science, nursing, the police force and criminology, jillaroo and equine fields, physiotherapy, radiology, and environmental science. What an exciting range!

If you have experience in any of these fields and would like to be a part of our interview team, we would very much welcome your involvement. Maybe you have a friend or colleague who may be interested?  If you have an hour or two to spare on Friday 9  June from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm, the girls would really value your experience and advice. Please contact Sharon Currie on 07 4688 8852, or email curries@glennie.qld.edu.au to register your interest.

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Interior Design Workshop for Girls

5 May 2017

Make My Bedroom Mine is an interior design workshop for girls run by Jane Harbison (Glennie School Council) and Virginia Bishop and hosted at The Glennie School

Click here for more details. or download the brochure below.

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Self Defense

5 May 2017

Glennie families are invited to a special self-defense/martial arts session on Saturday 13 May in the Glennie Assembly Hall. The session will include over an hour of self-defense training using the skills of the Korean martial art of Hapkido, followed by a super fun morning of sword sparring!

All are welcome to attend, with the sword sparring being a fantastic opportunity for mums and dads as well as younger family members to have an enjoyable workout!

Sessions will be conducted by Master Bradley Tatnell founder of Sun Bae Korean martial arts. Master Bradley is a master of Taekwondo, Hapkido and Kumdo. Regular Sun Bae classes are held at Glennie on Monday and Thursday nights and are conducted by Glennie parent and Taekwondo black belt Instructor John Handyside.

Register for the special session now with Instructor John on 0416 060 512. More details can be found on the Sun Bae website

Photo 1: Glennie students Amelia DeClark and Paige Caldwell are ready for action at Sun Bae Taekwondo class.

Photo 2: Glennie student Paige Caldwell practices her self-defense skills on Glennie parent and Taekwondo black belt Instructor Mr John Handyside.

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Changes to NAPLAN 2017 - from online to paper-based test.

28 April 2017

On Tuesday 9, Wednesday 10 and Thursday 11 May the girls from Years 3, 5, 7 and 9 will be participating in NAPLAN tests. NAPLAN stands for National Assessment Program Literacy and Numeracy. The tests will involve assessment in Reading, Writing, Conventions of Language (Spelling, Grammar and Punctuation) and Numeracy.

These tests will be paper-based, not online. This decision was made at State level.

Frequently Asked Questions

I heard there was a decision to delay the implementation of NAPLAN Online tests this year? Why?

The decision by our school, as well as other independent and Catholic trial schools and the Queensland Government, to withdraw from the 2017 NAPLAN Online trial was not made lightly. While Queensland is committed to NAPLAN and the transition to online testing, recent testing of the national platform identified a number of concerns. The platform at this stage is not considered stable enough to ensure all students have a consistent and successful online assessment experience.

When will my child do NAPLAN Online now?

Your child will next participate in NAPLAN Online testing either in May 2018 or May 2019 unless they are in Year 9 this year. The current transition plan is that all schools are using NAPLAN Online by 2019. So students who have been preparing for the tests this year will be familiar with the look and feel of the NAPLAN Online tests in either 2018 or 2019.

Are other states and territories also delaying the online tests?

Yes. The ACT, Queensland, South Australia, Victoria and Western Australia had been planning to transition this year, but have now delayed the commencement of NAPLAN Online until 2018.

How will my child complete NAPLAN this year?

Next month, between 9 and 11 May, your child will sit paper tests administered through the Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority.  They will receive reports at the same time as all students in Queensland. NAPLAN will be delivered in exactly the same way as previous years.

How do we prepare for NAPLAN paper tests?

NAPLAN tests are designed to give students an opportunity to demonstrate skills they have learned over time through the school curriculum, and NAPLAN test days should be treated as just another routine event on the school calendar.

The school will ensure that the students are familiar with the test formats prior to the tests so the best way you can help your child prepare for NAPLAN is to reassure them that NAPLAN tests are just one part of their school program, and urge them to simply do the best they can on the day.

More information

Click here to access a brochure from ACARA (Australian Curriculum Assessment and Reporting Authority) with further information about the tests. Please read through the brochure and if you have any questions, please contact Mrs Roper (Year 3 and 5) or Mr Baldock  (Year 7 and 9).

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Help, Please!

20 April 2017

Glennie Sports Supporters is seeking parents willing to help with the food stall at the Middle and Senior Year Cross Country Carnival on Wednesday. If you can spare an hour or two, please give Karen Reeves a call on 0408 783 828 or email her karenreeves2@bigpond.com.au.

 

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