What a stunning day the Golf Day and inaugural Ladies' Luncheon was last Friday. It was wonderful to see Glennie supporters including past and present parents, Old Girls, and members of the wider Glennie community come together to support The Glennie School Foundation in their fundraising efforts for the Clive Berghofer Sports Centre.
The Clive Berghofer Sports Centre is a beautiful building. If you have not yet been inside, you should come and have a look; but it does not truly come alive until the girls are there. We are blessed to have a space where our entire Middle and Senior Years can gather for Chapel and Assembly, and the extra space also allows for performances from our various groups; a feeling of joy exudes as the girls have space to dance a little during chapel songs. Our whole school, P-12, can now gather for events, and both the younger and older girls benefit greatly from this interaction. This is but a snapshot of the Centre's potential, as I have not even begun to outline the sporting possibilities: just the opportunity to host more training onsite is of considerable benefit to all.
The guest speaker at the Ladies' Luncheon was Natasha Johnston, founder of Drought Angels and Glennie Old Girl. Natasha spoke of the hardship being faced daily by those in regional communities during the drought, but she also spoke of hope and the enormous generosity she experiences on a daily basis. It is wonderful to see what Glennie Girls go on to achieve in such a diverse range of fields all around the world, particularly those through which they give back to the community. It is fitting that the next fundraising initiative for The Foundation will be for rural scholarships: assisting those who may find it difficult to afford a Glennie education during these difficult times. Please support them generously.
Jason Hockaday has resigned from his position as Director of Finance and Facilities. Jason has worked at The Glennie School since September 2000 and has been involved in the design of the facilities master plan and implementation of many projects across the School, particularly major building projects. Jason’s skills and enthusiasm for these important projects were valued and much appreciated and he will be missed.
We wish Mrs Kristie Skett all the best for her maternity leave and look forward to welcoming another little person to the Glennie family.
Mrs Kelly Dyson will take Mrs Skett's HPE classes and Mrs Janet Meibusch will take Mrs Skett's Japanese classes. We welcome them both to the staff.
Mrs Jo Matherson