For a number of our Glennie girls, the Term 2 holiday break was a busy period, with a number of our girls competing as teams and individuals in their respective sports.
Zoe Waters has been offered a position from Touch Football Australia in their National Youth Squad. Ruby Leicht was named in the QLD School Sport 13-15 Girls Touch Football Merit team 2021, as was Savannah Patterson named in the 10-12 years Hockey Merit team. Our equestrian girls competed in the Inter-school State Championships held in Maryborough and were State Champions in the Show Horse for a fourth consecutive year and Reserve Champions in the Dressage. There were other individual results but what was more pleasing was the outstanding behaviour of our girls, led so capably by Piper Wise in Year 12.
Not confining our achievements to current Glennie girls, Glennie Old Girl, Abigail Schoorl 2018 has been achieving great things as well. Abi studies Law at Bond University and recently qualified for the Olympic trials in swimming, qualifying in 5 events:100 Butterfly, 100 Backstroke, 200 Freestyle, 100 Freestyle and 50 Freestyle. Congratulations Abi!
Our resident touch football and rugby 7s coach, Shenae Ciesiolka, Glennie Old Girl 2014, who is successfully playing for the Brisbane Broncos, made the Women’s State of Origin rugby league team for the second year in row. Currently studying a Bachelor of Education, Primary, Shenae is a valued staff member and we are so proud of her.
Many of our parents, Old Girls, and wider Glennie community would have seen new communication material in their inboxes over past weeks. Following parent feedback about school communications in 2020, we are commencing the rollout of digital communications in Term 3 with the introduction of Glennie News.
Glennie News will replace eNews, and will be provided via as a digital newsletter, emailed to all parents on the Friday of Week 1, Week 5 and the final week of each term, commencing as a one off in Week 2 this Term. Glennie News will provide parents with easy access information and the ‘good news’ stories from Glennie. Glennie News is just the first phase of communications that the School will rollout over the coming twelve months. We will continue to listen to feedback and assess our parent communication to ensure information reaches all parents in an efficient and effective manner.
With so much going on I thought it pertinent to examine Lesson 9 from James Kerr’s book Legacy - Pressure. Something we all constantly manage in all aspects of our lives.
Pressure — The first stage of learning is silence; the second stage is listening. Know how to manage, deal and embrace pressure. Control your attention. Switch from ‘Red head’ — tight-inhibited, result-oriented, anxious, aggressive, overcompensating, desperate; to ‘blue head’ — loose, expressive, at the moment, calm, clear, accurate, untasked. Bad decisions are made because of an inability to handle pressure at the pivotal moment.
With every blessing for the weeks ahead.
Ms Mary Anne Evans