Last week, there was such an air of positivity and excitement for the future in the School as the Year 11 girls nominated themselves for leadership roles, and committee memberships were announced. It is a lovely time of year as each girl reflects on what leadership means in the Glennie context: what being a Glennie girl means to them, and how they will lead and support others in the School, girls from P-12, to be 'All She Can Be'.
Below is an extract from the speeches Lilly Bragg and Bella Mott prepared as part of their School Captain nomination. I think this provides a great insight into how they feel about being a leader at Glennie.
Throughout my years at Glennie, I’ve had time to think about what “All She Can Be” means to me. All She Can Be means to take every opportunity you can, to try your hardest, and to grow into a confident, empathetic, and positive young woman, ready to take on the world.
Lilly Bragg - School Captain 2020
I’m hoping that now you may know that I am a Glennie girl from head to toe and heart to soul. I no longer think that leadership is what little Bella thought. I believe leadership is doing the right thing even when no one is watching; it is listening to those around you and giving them a voice when they can’t speak; being a truthful, sincere person to anyone you meet. I think that all of you are leaders and your story, just like mine, will shape the leader you become, whether you are a leader in the crowd, a leader pushing people from the back, or a leader who is showing people the way. I hope that I can lead you in your story to be all you can be.
Bella Mott - School Captain 2020
We have some staff movements going into Term 4 and into 2020.
Anna Salomon, who has been on maternity leave, has resigned her position and will not return in 2020.
Tanya Draheim will take long service leave next term and Lisa Markey (Receptionist) will take on additional hours to work in Sports Administration while Tanya is on leave.
Learning Support Coordinator, Carolyn Dennis will leave us at the end of the year but will become a member of our supply teacher team; we are delighted that she will remain as part of the Glennie family in this capacity.
Aisling McGuinness will commence her role as IT Helpdesk and Administrator next week and we warmly welcome her to the Glennie family.
Ku Lacey will join us in Term 4 as Head of Department - Science. Ku comes to us from Rockhampton Girls' Grammar School, has a strong background in Agriculture, and previously taught at Concordia Lutheran College. We are delighted that Ku has decided to return to Toowoomba and we look forward to welcoming her next term.
Mrs Jo Matherson