The start of Term 2 is always tricky. Public holidays make it challenging to get into a routine and establish momentum, but that has not stopped our Glennie girls from throwing themselves into their learning and the many events and activities that have occurred recently. A cursory look at eNews demonstrates the breadth of our girls' involvement, and it is easy to see the Glennie spirit shine through.
The completion and opening of our Clive Berghofer Sports Centre is a great milestone for Glennie and a huge accomplishment after months of work. During the opening last week, I found myself thinking more about our beautiful facilities and environs and how it feels to be at Glennie during non-term time. The School is so quiet, in fact a bit eerie, when the girls are not here. What makes Glennie such a wonderful place are the smiles and warmth of our girls; their spirit. They are so grounded and have a genuine interest in others and their spirit resonates through every space in the School.
The Clive Berghofer Sports Centre, as beautiful as it is, is only building materials put together in a particular fashion. We have spoken much about the possibilities in this space and the memories that will be formed here, but for me, it only really came alive when each House presented their war cries during the opening. Every girl from P-12 showed such energy and passion. It is this, the collective spirit of the girls, that will create memories in The Clive Berghofer Sports Centre as it has permeated each aspect of life at Glennie to date. So, I encourage the girls to 'play hard' whether in the classroom, through sport or the arts and let their spirit shine through.
Mrs Jo Matherson