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You are enough

The Glennie School students embraced the year to "be the reason" and excelled in their academic, sporting, cultural, community and personal endeavours. The annual Junior Years Awards Presentation Morning and Middle and Senior Years Speech Day and Prize-giving Celebration showcased students and their achievements in 2019.

In his address, Principal, Mr Peter Crawley, highlighted the importance of skill-building. Inactivity is the most significant barrier to acquiring new skills. Many students struggle with the idea of who and what they want to be. By trying new things and embracing future opportunities, students will edge closer to finding their passion. Mr Crawley urged the Glennie community to "be so good they can't ignore you" which is the School theme for 2020.

Celebrations included an address by Mrs Elizabeth Gillam, Chair of Council, opening blessings by Reverend Sharon Mitchell and Reverend Paul Mitchell.  Guest speaker at the Middle and Senior Years celebration was teacher, Mr John Farmer, teacher retiring after 36 years service to the School. Mr Farmer's witty and lighthearted speech delighted all in attendance.  John started at Glennie in the same year Apple introduced the Macintosh personal computer to the mass market. He recalled many an interesting Economics class, his QCS journey, football coaching follies and changes he witnessed in the School.  In closing, his message to students is "whatever happens to you, always know that you are enough". A standing ovation at the end of his speech sums up the respect Mr Farmer has within the School community and is a fitting end to his time at Glennie.  

Special guests took part in presenting prizes to the worthy recipients and gave thanks to the many people who work so hard throughout the year to make Glennie such a special place.

Awards of Distinction recipients were:

  • Dominique Wilkes: Beris Sheehan Memorial Trophy - Best Year 7 All Rounder
  • Mia Brown: Beeson Family Trophy and Trevor Watts Prize - Best Year 8 All Rounder
  • Ruby Tighe: Roberts Family and Jenny Lavers Trophy, Trevor Watts Prize - Best Year 9 All Rounder
  • Mashal Imam: The Glennie School Ethos Award – Middle Years
  • Sandra Miller: ADF Long Tan Award for Leadership and Teamwork - Year 10
  • Genevieve Dean: Margery Martin Memorial Shield - Best Year 10 All Rounder
  • Alyssa Baker: Caltex Best Year 11 All Rounder
  • Isabella Murphy: ADF Long Tan Award for Leadership and Teamwork - Year 12
  • Katherine Chicalas: The Year 12 All Rounder
  • Isabella Murphy: The Glennie School Ethos Award, Sue Edwards Trophy – Senior Years
  • Thedini Pinidiyapathirage: USQ Award for Academic Excellence – Proxime Accessit
  • Sofie Halfpenny: GOGA Prize for Dux of the School and the ANFIN Bursary.

The House Shield, Best All Round Performance recipient was Hale House.

Mrs Kate Harris delivered her first address as Glennie Head of Junior Years, noting that as we go out into the world, we make this world a better place. It is perseverance and grit, together with empathy that makes you shine. It is the way you serve others with kindness and intention, letting go of fear. It is standing for what is right and facing the critics with strength and determination. This is how we make our mark and truly make this world a better, kinder place. "There is a conscious belief that there is only one you in the world, so own who you are and make your mark with all of your imperfections, your courage and your unique personality," said Mrs Harris.  


Junior Years Major Award recipients are:

  • Evie Archer: Parents and Friends' Association Prize for Art
  • Kate Leis (French) and Kate Roper (Japanese): Parents and Friends' Association Prize for Languages
  • Evie Whitby: Parents and Friends' Association Prize for Improvement
  • Bailey Crisp: Parents and Friends' Association Prize for Leadership
  • Louise Anderson: French Immersion Supporters Group Prize for Junior Years French
  • Vijetha Gowda: Cook-Jeffries Prize for Art (Drawing)
  • Caitlyn Garratt: Sportsgirl of the Year
  • Louise Anderson: Most Valuable Contribution to the Arts
  • Lydia Betts: Archbishop's Award
  • Sophie McNamara: Glennie School Foundation Junior Years Community Service Award
  • Liana Snelgrove: Alyssa Azar Award
  • Charlotte Baker: Ivy Waugh Trophy for Citizenship
  • Amélie Zahra: Egan Family Prize for Junior All-Rounder
  • Kate Leis: Ibell Prize for Academic Excellence
  • Freya Statham: Head of Junior Years Prize for Academic Excellence and Effort Sponsored by the Glennie School Foundation Limited
  • Kate Roper: Barkla Family Prize
  • Ava Rowe: Ayles Family Ayl Dro Award


Performances by Prep to Year 2 singers and dancers, Junior Years Concert Band and String Ensemble, Middle and Senior Years Concert Band and Senior Years Choir, showcased the talent of performing artists at Glennie.  

Photo gallery for Junior Years click here

Photos Gallery for Middle and Senior Years click here