A warm welcome to our new families who have joined the Glennie community this term and welcome back to our returning families.
As a new term begins, I would like to take this opportunity to clarify our expectation of all students to be present until the end of term which is Thursday, 19 September at 3:15pm. The time after assessment is very important as teachers give feedback to students on their strengths and areas for improvement. This feedback is vital in all year levels, and even more so when students are in their senior years. New units of work will also commence during this time. The celebration of important community events such as Grandparents Day and the GOGA Ballgames Carnival are scheduled for the last day of term. Should extenuating circumstances arise and a student needs to leave early (three days or more), then Early Leave must be approved by me.
Our Student Activities program started again this week with our Year 7 and 8 students having a ‘Physical Wellbeing’ session with our School Psychologist who discussed the importance of sleep, nutrition and stress management. The Year 9 students participated in a session on balancing commitments, particularly extra curricular activities. The Year 10 students were given important information about subject selection. The Year 11 students participated in the RAAP program (Road Attitudes and Action Planning) presented by the Queensland Fire and Emergency Services. Year 12 students continued with the Exit Preparation Program. Throughout the term, students will have the opportunity to do yoga, leadership preparation, mental health awareness, acknowledge R U OK Day and celebrate Ribbon Day as a whole school community.
The development of leadership qualities is an important part of our school’s commitment to empower girls to be All She Can Be®; to be fearless girls equipped to become strong women. The Student Representative Council (SRC) is a group of students who will come together to initiate change, to make a difference for the common good of our school community. The SRC is Student Voice. Our students should have the opportunity to foster our school culture and drive positive change here at Glennie. Integrity, respect, compassion and courage - our core values which are ingrained in our school culture, will drive and endorse Student Voice.
I am pleased to announce our Student Representative Council for 2019:
The Year 7 representatives are Matilda Burton and Mashal Imam.
The Year 8 representatives are Holly Beaton and Sophie Fleming.
The Year 9 representatives are Madeleine Naumann and Ruby Tighe.
The Year 10 representatives are Anna Dingley and Sandali Gange.
The Year 11 representatives are Lily Bragg and Bella Mott.
The Year 12 representatives are our School Captains, Ekene Aghanwa and Hope Loveday.