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:
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:
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