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– Be Connected. –

A message from the Dean of Teaching and Learning 7 June

While most schools and most students are in the process of completing Semester One, our Year 11s are now three-quarters of the way through their Year 11 studies. Being the first cohort to study in the new senior curriculum – and being one of the first schools to implement the new Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE) – is a tough thing to do.

  • Being the first means you can’t benefit from the experience of others
  • Being the first means you need to start from scratch
  • Being the first means, at times, you have to figure it out on your own
  • Being the first means you have to forge a new path and often make up that path as you go
  • Being the first means you have to sacrifice, persevere, and overcome adversity, and
  • Being the first means you need to be very committed and dedicated

Last week I gave a presentation to principals, deputies and senior leaders of independent schools from all over Queensland about Glennie’s approach to the new QCE. The feedback we received from those leaders was incredibly positive. Many were keen to know more about our three-year senior curriculum model, and many were interested in hearing about our Year 9 inquiry-based transdisciplinary subject, Life the Universe and Everything, which operates as a foundation for the new senior curriculum.

Without doubt, being one of the first schools in Queensland to implement the new QCE via a three-year senior means we have taken a risk. However, it has been a well-researched, carefully planned and stakeholder-informed risk that has allowed us to lead the way and enact our strategic goals of excellence, innovation and growth.

To support families on this journey, parents of girls in Years 10 and 11 are reminded of the following information evenings at the end of Term 2 and the start of Term 3:

  1. Year 10 QCE & Subject Selection for 2020 Evening - a presentation for Year 10 students and parents about making subject choices in the new Queensland Certificate of Education.

Time: 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Date: Wednesday, 19 June 2019
Venue: The Glennie Room

  1. Understanding ATAR – a presentation by the Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre (QTAC) for students in Years 10 and 11 and parents to assist in understanding the ATAR calculation, inter-subject scaling and tertiary entrance procedures.

Time: 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Date: Monday, 15 July 2019
Venue: The Assembly Hall

Bookings for these evenings are not necessary, and we look forward to seeing parents and students there.

Ms Tonia Gloudemans
Dean of Teaching and Learning