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– Be Connected. –

A message from the Dean of Teaching and Learning

Academic Life @ Glennie

Two of the biggest challenges of managing information and policies related to the academic life of a school are enabling students, parents and teachers to access academic information quickly and easily and in a way that is streamlined and visually appealing on every screen, from desktop to tablet or smartphone.

Enter Glennie’s new Google site – Academic Life @ Glennie.

This Google site is a new platform which centralises all information related to the academic life of students at the school in the Glennie Junior, Middle and Senior Years. The Academic Life @ Glennie site is a modern, yet simple and visually rich Google site, which allows students, parents and teachers to access information related to:

  • Curriculum
  • Faculties / Departments
  • Subject selection
  • Policies
  • Enrichment
  • Awards
  • Testing and tracking
  • Study and support
  • Learning tools

Parents are invited to view the new site, which is accessible via the new Academic Life @ Glennie button on the Portal. More personalised information regarding assessment and academic results will continue to be published in SEQTA.

Learning Hub

The Learning Hub is a learner-centred space for active and cooperative learning that operates every week in the Middle and Senior Years’ Library from the start of Week 2 until the Senior Years’ Examination Block.

Now in its second year of operation, the Learning Hub is a place where students can get together with other students and teachers to solve problems, answer questions, formulate questions of their own, discuss, explain, debate and brainstorm in an environment which supports student thinking and autonomy. By working collaboratively, sharing information and exchanging ideas, student learning becomes deeper, more personalised and active.

Students are encouraged to use the Learning Hub as best suits their learning needs. Some senior students timetable sessions into their study planners while other students drop in for help on a needs basis. Other students choose to attend for a number of sessions with a particular subject specialist to clarify and refine understanding of a particular skill or part of the curriculum. Some students choose to use this time to complete their homework in the afternoon in this collaborative and focused working space.

Opening hours for the Learning Hub as well as the timetable of sessions are now available in the “Study and support” page of the Academic Life @ Glennie site.

Other Academic Support

There are a number of additional academic support opportunities available to students in the Middle and Senior Years:

  1. Students are encouraged to discuss any academic concern with their teacher outside of class time.
  2. Students in Years 7 – 9 can practise English, Mathematics, Science, Social Science and Languages skills and concepts via the program Education Perfect.
  3. Students in Years 10 – 12 have access to Studiosity, which offers one-to-one, personal help in real time for English, Mathematics, Science and Business subjects.
  4. Students have fortnightly study skills lessons.
  5. Students in the Senior Years are encouraged to form subject study groups, to deepen their understanding of the course material.

As always, if students have an academic concern, they should see their teacher in the first instance, or the relevant Head of Department.

Ms Tonia Gloudemans
Dean of Teaching and Learning