We understand boarding can be a difficult step for many families which is why we carefully select and train our boarding staff to assist you and your daughter to cope with the settling in period and work together with you to guide and support your daughter during these important years of growth and development.
We take a holistic approach to developing strong communication channels within our community, ensuring close connections between our boarding families, the students and our day and boarding staff.
Each and every boarder at Glennie is considered as a valuable individual, who is encouraged to develop a positive sense of self and embrace life with integrity and confidence. Our boarding staff are always on hand to offer their support and advice and ensure your daughter’s social, emotional, spiritual and physical needs are met.
The Glennie boarding houses are like extended families, encouraging strong and open relationships just as you would find in any caring household. We value the opinions and interests of our girls, allowing each boarder to have input into the scheduled boarder events and activities.
Our experienced catering staff provide a nutritious selection of meals in our dedicated dining facility, ensuring your daughter maintains a well-balanced and healthy diet.
Our Health Centre is staffed by Registered Nurses 24-hours a day and supported by a visiting female GP. Our boarders can also access the School Counsellor, available to the girls three days a week and the School’s physiotherapist who visits one afternoon per week.
Maintaining open lines of communication and encouraging regular contact with our boarding families enables our boarding staff to provide the best care possible for your daughter. Boarding staff can be contacted directly via email or phone to promptly address any questions or concerns you may have.
The Glennie School subscribes to REACH Boarding to manage visitors, leave approval and attendance in the boarding houses. Parents must nominate and/or approve hosts within REACH Boarding prior to their daughter being able to visit them. The people on this list should be known to parents and they should feel comfortable allowing their daughter to visit with them.
All Glennie parents/guardians are allocated a Glennie email account which is used as a primary form of contact for information and notices and to keep you up to date with your daughter’s activities and development.
Our weekly online School newsletter eNews, regular boarding newsletter, Glennie social media pages and the Glennie Portal will ensure you keep up to date with everything that is happening in the Glennie community.
We strongly encourage families to stay connected with their daughter, providing her with regular updates from home via phone, email, Skype, and written letters.
Our Boarder Parent Support Group provides an invaluable support network for our boarding girls and their families. The group also organises social activities to help boarding families get to know each other.
All Glennie boarding staff are highly trained and at a minimum, hold the following qualifications:
Each boarding house has a Senior Resident, senior staff, residential tutors, and GAP students on staff, with a senior staff member on duty in the boarding houses at all times.
Our Head of Boarding, Mrs Donna Grant, is responsible for the overall operation of the boarding houses together with the pastoral needs of the students in her care. Very close liaison with the day school’s Heads of House, the Dean of Students and the Principal ensures the effective exchange of communication concerning your daughter’s care and welfare.
The role of our Senior Residents is primarily one of carer, ensuring a positive environment and overseeing the care, supervision and development of the girls in her house, including the social, spiritual and physical aspects of your daughter’s needs.
All of our boarding staff undertake regular training on a variety of health and welfare issues and are familiar with Glennie’s policies and procedures. Relevant training is provided during the year to keep boarding staff abreast of current adolescent issues, ensuring your daughter’s care is in the best hands during these important years.