A message from the Principal

30 November 2018

Yesterday we celebrated the end of the Year of ‘Be Like a Girl’ and acknowledged student achievement in its very different forms during The Glennie School JY and MSY Speech Days and Prize-giving Celebrations. Below I have shared adapted parts of my presentation which referred to the theme of 2018 and the introduction to the theme for 2019.

What a year it has been - we have experienced joy, tears, exhilaration, challenges and change - and our girls embraced them all in the spirit of being like a girl. In fact the students were so inspired by the theme that I was tempted to keep it for another year - but there is no need, it is already instilled and so much has been achieved by our girls, with passionate staff supporting, encouraging, coaching and inspiring them every step of the way.

There are many stories of girls being powerful in their own right each and every day. These include the girl who tries and tries and never gives up, even though she struggles so much in maths; the student who gets home every evening after a long day at school only to don her work clothes and work a few hours in the family business or help her parents by supporting her younger siblings with their homework; and the girl who recognises a need in the community and does something about it

To these girls - stand tall.

So, the groundwork is done - our girls have the soft and hard skills required to be a girl/woman in the 21st Century. They  know how to :

  • Be feminine yet strong
  • Be compassionate yet firm
  • Be nurturing yet challenging
  • Be gracious yet competitive
  • Be thoughtful yet ambitious
  • Be respectful yet respected
  • Be helpful yet independent

There have been many challenges for many in our community during the year and some disappointments. But the learning they gained from these disappointments, their development of character, their get up and go attitude - they did it like a girl. They threw back their shoulders, straightened their spines, plastered smiles on their faces and strode forward - Like a Girl. Many of them epitomised what Nelson Mandela meant when he said, “I never lose, I either win or I learn”.

And now? Now it is time to turn our focus outward.

I have thought long and hard about the theme for next year. I am always inspired by those who go out of their way for others, inspired by people like Steve Warren and those many students and teachers who find their strength in helping others, putting others’ needs before their own.

(This is the video I shared with the audience at this point)

Remember the starfish. Thousands were beached and a little boy was throwing them back into the ocean one at a time. It made no difference to the thousands - but it certainly made a difference to each individual starfish. Individuals survived because of his actions.

Mother Teresa said, “If you can't feed a hundred people, then feed just one”. That's easy isn't it?

Mark Twain made a profound statement when he said, “ The two most important days in your life are the day you are born … and the day you find out why”. He is referring of course to your reason.

What is our reason for being here?

There may be many reasons. Your daughter may be the reason someone can face coming to school each day; the reason someone feels good about themselves; the reason a friend can stand up to bullies; the reason their baby brother or sister smiles; the reason you, as parents, parents work so hard; or even the reason a teacher continues in this noble career. They may be the reason, and if not - they can be.

So my challenge for 2019 to each and every one of you in the Glennie community is Be the Reason!

This week we sadly farewelled a number of staff members from Glennie and wish them well with their future endeavours.

Prior to listing the staff who are leaving I would like to acknowledge Ms Sue Reynolds, who is stepping away for the role of Head of Hale House after 11 years. Ms Reynolds has led the House and supported the girl’s wellbeing with fierce determination and loyalty. We thank her for the enormous contribution that she has made to the Student Wellbeing team:

Staff leaving us at the end of their contracts are:

Teaching Staff

  • Liza Barnes
  • Kylie Dolan
  • John Handyside
  • Roz Riley (Teacher Aide)

Non-teaching Staff

  • Bree Coleman
  • Olivia Taylor

Staff who have been with us for some years and are heading off to pursue further career options are:

Teaching Staff

  • Wendy Evans
  • Brad Griffiths
  • Beth Hardey (Teacher Aide)
  • Sue Kelly (Teacher Aide)
  • Peta Vincent
  • Steve Warren

Non-teaching Staff

  • Kim Coleman
  • Ian Dixon
  • Nicarla Hindle
  • Val Lovell
  • Megan O'Reilly
  • Linda Rother

Teachers taking Long Leave:

  • Nola Dadswell (one year)
  • Sue Reynolds (one term)
  • Fiona Stone (one year)

All of the leaving teachers and most non-teaching staff were farewelled on assemblies or boarders’ functions by students who spoke sincerely and with passion about the impact that these people have had on their lives during their time at Glennie.

There is,however, one teacher who, only this week, has been offered a position of added responsibility at another school and therefore was not farewelled by students: Ms Wendy Evans has been at Glennie for four years and during her time here has made a substantial contribution to the maths and music departments as well as the extra-curricular music program. She is both professional and passionate in her practice and is going to be missed by staff and students.

Although we had farewelled Ms Leanne Klein on assembly this week, I am delighted to announce that due to staffing changes we have been able to offer her a contract position for another year!

As a staff we farewelled our departing colleagues today, but in this forum I would like to express my thanks and wish you all well in your new ventures.

I would like to make special mention of four staff members who have been at Glennie for many years:

Mrs Kim Coleman leaves us after 17 years as the School Counsellor. During her time here Kim has touched the lives of many students and their families through her pastoral support during times of need. She has also been a huge support and sounding board to the Heads of House.

Mrs Sue Kelly has worked tirelessly as a Teacher Aide for almost 13 years. She is know for her kind manner, her can-do attitude and her friendly welcoming smile. She has also been passionate in her organisation of staff social events!

Val Lovell has been the second mother to hundreds of girls during her 13 years in the role of Head of Boarding. Val is known for her caring nature - the girls have felt loved and nurtured on her watch.

Steve Warren is the ultimate gentleman and gentle man. For me coming into the role of principal after the previous Head of 15 years was daunting to say the least. Steve made it easier. He was welcoming, accepting and 100% loyal from the word go. Steve is much loved in the Glennie community, not just because of his kind and caring nature, but also because he always stands for what is right. He epitomises our values of Integrity, Respect, Compassion and Courage.

To all our Glennie families, may God bless and keep you until we meet again in a couple of month’s time. Best wishes for a blessed and joyous Christmas.

We thank you Lord, for this year. For the challenges, the successes and the mistakes from which we have learnt.
Be with us as we spend our time with family and friends.
Guide us to be peacemakers, and to always be conscious of you in our lives.
Keep us safe in all that we do; give us good rest and good fun.
Bring us back refreshed and ready for a new term.
Amen

Mrs Kim Cohen
Principal

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A message from the Head of Junior Years

30 November 2018

One could not possibly wish for a better farewell than the ones to which I have been treated over this last week. I have been totally humbled and overwhelmed by your good wishes and through your attendance at the functions arranged. It was wonderful to see so many families and guests at the picnic. I apologise if I didn’t get around to talk with you! I tried hard, but there were so many there.

To see Mr and Mrs Norris and Mrs Ashley-Cooper there was one of great surprise, along with current and former staff members, past students and friends of the school.

I am indebted to the Parents and Friends Association, its Exec members and the supporter groups- GOSS, PASA, GEST, GSS for your work in arranging this for me. You really are amazing and this was very much appreciated. I thank Mrs Cohen, Mrs Willmington, Mrs Wood and Mrs Suhr for coordinating this event for me. Such a surprise!

Thank you so very much for the gifts which will provide lovely reminders of my time at Glennie- so cleverly chosen for me!

The Carols Service was a wonderful event and I thank Mr Finlay, Reverend Sharon, Mrs Suhr, Ms Mills, Miss Emily, Mrs Bravery and Mrs Gordon for all of their work in preparing this, our first outside service. From you comments this week, you all enjoyed this new place for the carols and a picnic to follow.

As I mentioned in my thank yous at the picnic, Glennie has a wonderfully inclusive community and these events were again testimony to this.

Monday’s farewell from the girls was so very special. Whilst I will miss our fantastic school and everyone in it,  it is the girls that I will miss the most. Their wonderful sense of fun, their genuine and honest nature makes them so endearing. I was so touched by the sincerity of their speeches and I thank those who represented their year groups.

Your jar of messages will be treasured forever, girls. One to read for each day of the year next year- Thank you!. Your gift of the rose bushes is very much appreciated and these will take pride of place in my rose garden. Thank you!

I am looking forward to stepping back a little and redirecting to new areas after 24 years, but I will maintain contact through my attendance at key school events.

Working at a school such as Glennie is a privilege and one which I have never taken for granted. Each day has been different, presenting its own joys and challenges- but that’s what has made it so enjoyable over all these years!

The Junior Years is in a great place to move forward to even greater heights and I wish Mrs Kate Harris all the very best as she leads in 2019.

My wife, Colleen, joins me in wishing every family, all the very best for Christmas and the year ahead.

Mr Steve Warren
Head of Junior Years

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A message from the Chaplain

30 November 2018

Emmanuel - God With Us

This week we have had the privilege to celebrate Christmas a month early! At our Junior Years Carols Service and the Middle and Senior Years Celebration of Advent and Christmas, we sang traditional Christmas carols and heard the story of Jesus’ birth. Our theme at these services was Emmanuel, which means God with us. What does it mean for Jesus to be God with us? For me, it means, that God knows what it’s like to be me. God knows what it feels like to be sad, and hurt and troubled. God knows what it feels like to be happy and joyful and to celebrate the things that are important. God knows what it means to have friends and family and people we care about. God knows what it is like to be human.

God in Jesus came to live life as one of us. But he did more than that. When the time was right, Jesus began his ministry. The work he was called to do so that we could know God better. Jesus showed us the love that God has for us and all people. Jesus taught us how to love God and how to love each other. How to be kind, and generous and open our hearts especially to people that are different from us.

Jesus is a King like no other. From his humble beginnings, through his teaching and miracles, to his death and resurrection – Jesus challenges what we think it means to be a King. He taught us that to lead means to be a servant, to put others before ourselves and think of their needs and how we can meet them.

The best thing about Jesus, Emmanuel, God With us, is that God is still with us today. God walks beside us every day, holding our hand, encouraging us, showing us that we are to continue the work that Jesus began. God with us, through us and in us, continues to shine light into the darkness of our world.

Our challenge is to shine that light brightly. We do that by being faithful to God, thinking of others, sharing the love we have found through Jesus with each and every person we meet. We do that through our generosity and the kindness we show to others. Jesus came to be with us, God continues to be with us. Let us ensure that God’s immeasurable love and grace is known and lived through everything we do and every person we meet.

Christmas Visit to Bollon Shire

For our families in the Ballon Shire, Fr Paul and I will be in St George the weekend before Christmas. We would love to see some Glennie faces at any of the services over the weekend:

Friday, 21 December:

7:00 pm to 8:00 pm Carols and Christmas service at Bollon

8:00 pm to 9:00 pm Christmas supper at Bollon

Saturday, 22 December:

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm Carols and Christmas service at Dirranbandi

2:00 pm to 3:00 pm Afternoon Tea at Dirranbandi

5:00 pm to 5:30 pm Nativity service at St George

5:30 pm to 7:00 pm BBQ meal for families at St George

Sunday, 22 December:

8:00 am to 9:00 am Carols and Christmas service at St George including baptism

11:00 am Carols and Christmas service at Thallon

Christmas Blessings

Thank you all for making my first year Glennie a wonderful one, filled with joy and love. I wish each and every one of you a Happy Christmas and blessings for the new year. See you in 2019 when I will sign off as The Rev’d Sharon Mitchell!

The Rev’d Sharon Baird
Chaplain

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Excellence awarded at Speech Day

30 November 2018

This year, The Glennie School students have risen to challenges 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 2018.

In her address, Principal, Mrs Kim Cohen highlighted the powerful success stories of girls throughout the year and urged them all to stand tall and be proud, but also to look outwards and make a difference in the lives of others.

Celebrations included an address by Mrs Elizabeth Gillam, Chair of Council, and The Right Reverend Cameron Venables, Bishop of the Western Region gave the blessing. Guest speaker at the Middle and Senior Years celebration was Ms Melanie Hindman QC.  Melanie attended Glennie from 1989 – 1991 and now practises general commercial litigation with expertise in building and construction litigation. Melanie is one of less than a dozen female silks in Queensland.

In addition to inspirational speeches, 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 are:

Rebecca George:  Beris Sheehan Memorial Trophy for the Best Year 7 All Rounder
Chelsea Armstrong:  Beeson Family Trophy and Trevor Watts Prize for the Best Year 8 All Rounder
Kartia Chin:  Roberts Family and Jenny Lavers Trophy, the Trevor Watts Prize for the Best Year 9 All Rounder
Madi-Mei Bucknell:  The Glennie School Ethos Award – Middle Years
Bella Mott:  ADF Long Tan Award for Leadership and Teamwork - Year 10
Alyssa Baker:  Margery Martin Memorial Shield - Best Year 10 All Rounder
Katherine Chicalas:  Caltex Best Year 11 All Rounder
Lize Van der Merwe:  ADF Long Tan Award for Leadership and Teamwork - Year 12
Emily Baartz:  Mitchell Shield and Parents and Friends’ Prize – Best Year 12 All Rounder
Erin Geddes:  The Glennie School Ethos Award, Sue Edwards Trophy – Senior Years
Rhianna McKechnie:  The Glennie School Foundation Year 12 Excellence Award – Proxime Accessit
Charlotte Lindemann:  GOGA Prize for Dux of the School and the ANFIN Bursary.

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

Mr Steve Warren delivered his final address after 23 years as Glennie Head of Junior Years.

Junior Years Major Award recipients are:

Philippa Lilford:  Parents and Friends’ Association Prize for Art
Bianca Gill (French) and Felicity Russell (Japanese):  Parents and Friends’ Association Prize for Languages
Isabel Brown:  Parents and Friends’ Association Prize for Improvement
Mashal Imam:  Parents and Friends’ Association Prize for Leadership
Mia Nolan:  French Immersion Supporters Group Prize for Junior Years French
Charlotte Townsing:  Cook-Jeffries Prize for Art (Drawing)
Bethany Casey and Ruby Leicht:  Sportsgirl of the Year
Dulini Dewage:  Most Valuable Contribution to the Arts
Kelsey-Rae Terry:  Archbishop's Award
Georgina Morton:  Mayoral Medal
Lindsay James:  Glennie School Foundation Junior Years Community Service Award
Caitlyn Garratt:  Alyssa Azar Award for Inspirational Leadership
Isabella Poole:  Ivy Waugh Trophy for Citizenship
Louise Anderson:  Egan Family Prize for Junior All-Rounder
Mashal Imam:  Ibell Prize for Academic Excellence
Dulini Dewage:  Head of Junior Years Prize for Academic Excellence and Effort Sponsored by the Glennie School Foundation Limited
Hayley Catlow:  Barkla Family Prize
Isabelle Morrissey:  Ayles Family Ayl Dro Award

Performances by Prep to Year 3 singers and dancers, Glennie Concert Band, Glennie Choral Group and Glennie Singers, showcased the emerging talent of performing artists at Glennie.  The day concluded with a touching performance of ‘Be Like a Girl’. The song written by Kathy Lee, Glennie Teacher and performed by Junior, Middle and Senior Years students encompasses the School’s theme for 2018 by the same name.

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Let’s go cruising

30 November 2018

Last Friday, Year 10 girls excitedly exited the School as students and returned a few hours later as beautifully dressed young ladies.  An impressive audience of family members, friends and fellow students convened to seize a photo opportunity before boarding buses to Brisbane.   We think you will agree they all looked glamorous.

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GOSS shopping experience for staff

30 November 2018

The Glennie One Stop Shop team treated staff to a special shopping experience on Tuesday after work hours. A Christmas themed event, complete with a sumptuous array of festive food and drinks awaited staff to peruse the latest gift lines in a relaxed setting. GOSS staff even arranged a gift basket raffle for one lucky buyer of gifts to win. Mrs Tammy Wilson from the Development Office was the lucky winner.

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Briella is a National champion

30 November 2018

Briella Olive (Year 4) recently competed at the Australian All Star Cheer & Dance Championship Nationals and was awarded 1st Place for the Hip Hop Junior Team and 3rd place for her Pom routine. Congratulations Briella.

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Interhouse Sing, Dance Drama competition

30 November 2018

After weeks of rehearsals and preparations the day finally arrived for the girls in Years 7 to 11 to celebrate the end of the year with the Interhouse Singing,  Dance and Drama Competition.

Tufnell won the singing, Hale won the drama and Webber won the dancing.   Individual results are as follows:

Drama (Adjudicator Andreas Elms):

1st - Hale
2nd - Donaldson
3rd - Tufnell
4th - Webber

Drama Encouragement Awards:  Webber - Ava O’Reilly, Donaldson - Felicity Brown, Hale - Alexis Thomas and Tufnell - Bella Mott

Best Supporting Actress Award:  Sophie Fleming
Best Actress Award:  Lily Bragg
Best Script Award:  Hale

Singing (Adjudicator Martin Paroz):

1st - Tufnell
2nd - Hale
3rd - Donaldson
4th - Webber

Dance (Adjudicator Lauren Budden):

1st - Webber
2nd - Hale
3rd - Tufnell
4th - Donaldson

Best Dancer awards:

Webber - Mykaila Saal
Donaldson - Dixie Townsing
Tufnell - Sienna Richardson
Hale - Isabel Lanigan

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Chess Chat

30 November 2018

Congratulations to Webber, the Glennie Junior Years Champion Chess Team for 2018 and to Bailey Crisp who was recognised as the Junior Years Most Outstanding Player for 2018. Webber and Bailey are recognised and celebrated on the brand new Head of Junior Years Perpetual Trophy for Chess. Mashal Imam, the Chess Captain for Webber received the trophy on behalf of Webber.

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Italian Treasures - 2019

30 November 2018

Thank you for your support of our ‘Italian Treasures’ tour. It promises to be an enriching and wonderful travel opportunity in the September and October school holidays next year.  We have had strong interest from members of our School community. Expressions of Interest can be sent to Mr Leigh Duffin. The tour is open to students of Years 9, 10, 11 and 12 in 2019 and parents and family. There are still places available so please take the opportunity over the Christmas holidays to consider if you or your daughter might like to join us.

Many of our destinations are UNESCO World Heritage Listed. The tour is open to anyone with an inquiring mind who is prepared to support everyone in the group. It will be particularly valuable to students of Ancient and Modern History, Geography, Art, Music, Religious Education and many other disciplines too.  There will be plenty of opportunities to relax and enjoy the rich diversity of culture and people along the way as we seek La Dolce Vita.

Some Italian treasures:

Rome, Florence, Venice, Milan, Padua, Ravenna, Assisi, Naples, Capri, Montecassino, Tivoli, Siena, San Giminagno
Umbria, Tuscany, Amalfi Coast, Campania, Lazio, Lombardy and Veneto
Michelangelo's 'Statue of David', the Sistine Chapel, Uffizi Gallery, Vatican Museums, Doges Palace, Villa D'este, Herculaneum, Colosseum, Trevi Fountain, La Scala, and the Pantheon


Deposits will not be due until the beginning of the new school year in late January and early February. It will be an incredible chance to discover more about the history, culture and people of Italy. You will make new friends and make memories that will last a lifetime.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact me by phone (07) 4688 8821 or email duffinl@glennie.qld.edu.au.

Don’t miss your chance to experience the many Italian Treasures in 2019.   

Mr Leigh Duffin
Head of Department - Senior Years Social Science
QCAA - District Review Panel Chair (Ancient History)
Tour Co-ordinator

Click here to download a copy of the Tour Itinerary, Expression of Interest form and Italy travel links.

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French Immersion families gather for graduation

30 November 2018

Bonjour à toutes et à tous,

Lundi 26 novembre, le GFISG, le département de l’Immersion Française, les élèves d’immersion et leurs parents ont passé un excellent moment tous ensemble.

Après un bref bilan de l’année 2018, nous avons chanté un « Joyeux Anniversaire » au programme qui fête cette année ses 20 ans.

Ensuite, Lilias O’Connor (cinquième) et Linda Mai (quatrième) ont partagé leur expérience de leur première année dans le programme. Une présentation sérieusement humoristique suscitant les rires de tous.

Puis, les étudiantes de seconde qui en ont terminé avec l’immersion française cette année ont reçu leur certificat. Et, les meilleures élèves ainsi que les plus positives et persévérantes de chaque classe ont reçu un prix.

Pour conclure, les secondes nous ont présenté leur voyage en France et ont entonné deux chansons françaises pour notre plus grand plaisir.

Je tiens à remercier tout particulièrement Mme Jepson, Mme Barbançon, Mlle Schooling qui étaient présentes hier. Merci aussi à Mme Cohen, Mme Gloudemans, Mme Mills et Charles, Mlle Kann pour nous avoir elles-aussi accompagné. Enfin, mille mercis au GFISG.

Passez toutes et tous de bonnes vacances ! Rendez-vous en 2019 !

Mademoiselle Lelion
Monsieur Park-Ballay
Monsieur Morère

And now in English...

Dear all,

On Monday 26th November, the Glennie French Immersion Supporters Group (GFISG), the French Immersion Department, the French Immersion students and their parents have had a lovely time all together for the Graduation Ceremony.

After a short report of 2018, we sang ‘Joyeux Anniversaire’ to the FI Program which 20th anniversary was this year.

Then, Lilias O’Connor (grade 7) and Linda Mai (grade 8) shared their experience of their 1st year in the program. Their presentation was seriously funny and made all of us laugh a lot.

Afterwards, grade 10 students who have now completed the program received their certificates. Best students and most positive students of each grade also received a prize.

To conclude the event, grade 10 girls presented a PowerPoint on their Trip to France and finally cheerfully sang two French songs.

Thank you Mrs Jepson, Mrs Barbançon, Ms Schooling who attended the event with us. Thank you as well to Mrs Cohen, Mrs Gloudemans, Mrs Mills and Charles, Mrs Kann for joining us. Finally, a million thanks to GFISG.

May all of you have a great holiday! See you in 2019!

Mademoiselle Lelion
Monsieur Park-Ballay
Monsieur Morère

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Lola wins award

30 November 2018

We would like to congratulate Lola Clavelli (Year 10) on winning the Dante Alighieri Italian Award for effort and commitment in her Italian studies via the Cairns School of Distance Education.

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This week in boarding

30 November 2018

The girls have been busy preparing their personal items for their return home for holidays.  On Wednesday, we honoured Mrs Lovell’s time at Glennie with a Farewell Afternoon tea. Mrs Shaz Willmington left no stone unturned to ensure this event was befitting the huge contribution Val has made to the boarding lives of students and her colleagues.  Current and past boarding families and Glennie staff gathered with the guest of honour in the Senior courtyard to convey their best wishes for Val’s retirement. The Dining Hall staff prepared delicious treats for all to enjoy and speeches were delivered by Mrs Cohen, Dr Sian Ford (School doctor), Mrs Gaylene Stanford (Boarder parent), Miss Erin Geddes (Boarder Captain 2019) and Miss Chris Putland (Acting Senior Resident Brown House).  A stunning array of roses and gifts were presented to Val as a token of the School and boarding community’s appreciation.

Click here to view photo gallery from Val’s Farewell Function.

 

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Secondary students living away from home allowance - NSW

30 November 2018

Living away from home allowance is available for eligible families in New South Wales who must board their children away from home to access secondary education.  Click here to download the application form.

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Seana secures scholarship

30 November 2018

Seana McPhie (GOG 2016) has been studying Law and International Relations at the University of Southern Queensland (USQ) since 2017. At 16, she was one of the youngest to graduate from Glennie in that year.  Seana was asked by USQ to consider their Honours program which would mean a six year study commitment to her studies and agreed.

In July, she was contacted by the university regarding a Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) scholarship entitled ‘The New Colombo Plan Scholarship’ for overseas study at a university in Asia for one year, beginning February 2019. The Scholarship is open to all Australian University Australian university students and an excellent opportunity to be involved in Australia’s foreign policy interests. Only students with a grade point average above 5 were considered. The scholarships also considers your volunteer and community work, overcoming hardship and broader academic achievements.  Seana’s managed to be consistent with these grades across her subjects despite also working 30 hours plus per week on a casual basis.

She passed the first stage of the selection process using location information and researching possible universities and an application essay.  In September she was accepted into the second stage and flown down to Canberra for an interview with DFAT.

After successfully reaching the third and final stage, Seana was offered the scholarship. This week, Seana travelled to Canberra for the award ceremony to accept ‘The New Colombo Plan Scholarship’.   At the Ceremony, Seana listened to speeches from the Governor General and Foreign Affairs Minister.

The scholarship includes accommodation and living expenses for one year, plus fully supported attendance and study at Yonsei University, regarded as being one of the top three universities in Korea.

We wish Seana every success with her future studies and exciting career plans.

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‘Be Like a Girl’ theme becomes a song

30 November 2018

Ms Kathy Lee penned a beautiful song performed by Middle and Senior Years girls, Mr Finlay and Mr Wisley at the Middle and Senior Years Speech and Prize-Giving Celebration yesterday. The song is available to purchase and download online via kathyleemusic.weebly.com. This was certainly a beautiful way to end our School showcase event.

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What’s on in Sport?

30 November 2018

Club G Touch will continue until Friday, 7 December before finishing for the Christmas holidays. All Junior Years teams and the U14 Purple team will be playing.

The Nitro Athletics Team consisting of Emily Baartz, Shona Davidson, Shelby Dann, Jayde Klowss, Jessica Fitzgibbon, Zoe Waters, Abigail Schoorl and Jessica Rowe will be competing at the Barlow Athletics Centre in Cairns on Monday, 10 December. This one-day event is the national challenge for Nitro Athletics, and it is a wonderful achievement for the girls to have qualified. The girls are looking forward to running, jumping and throwing in a variety of events while representing the school at a national event.

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Junior Years Athletes Representing Queensland

30 November 2018

Anna Park (Year 6), Bethany Casey (Year 6) and Ruby Leicht (Year 6) recently went to Melbourne to compete at the National Athletics Championships. The following results were recorded.

Anna came 4th in Long Jump with a personal best of 4.80m. Anna was called up at the last minute for the 4 x 100m relay and the team came 2nd and award Silver.  Anna was included in a medley relay (2 x 200m, 1 x 100m Anna, 1 x 300m) with another 2nd place and leaves with two Silver medals for the Championships.

Well done also to Ruby who placed 5th overall in Long Jump with a 10cm personal best.

Lastly, Bethany threw a massive 11.05m (personal best) to win the shot put section of her event and also received over a 1000 points this year (1043pts).  She achieved 4th overall place in the Tetrathlon which is an outstanding achievement.

Congratulations Anna, Bethany and Ruby, outstanding achievements.

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Late call up for Zoe

30 November 2018

At the Queensland Secondary Schools Athletics Championships, Zoe Waters jumped exceptionally well in Triple Jump, placing third. This week, Zoe received word that she has now been selected to compete for Queensland at the Australian School Sport Championships in Cairns in December. Zoe will join fellow Glennie girls Charlotte Lindemann and Jessica Rowe in the Queensland Team. Good luck to Charlotte, Jess and Zoe!

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Rugby 7’s Finals

30 November 2018

Glennie contested the finals of the under 14 and under 16 divisions of the South West Sevens Series on Tuesday night. The 14's showed tremendous fight in their semi-final, narrowly going down to Downlands in a high-quality match. One of the very obvious takeaways for this team is that they only had one Year 9 player and a number of girls still eligible to play 12 Years Rugby. They will be very hard to stop in the same age group next year. The 16's saved some of their best Rugby for the finals easily beating St Joseph’s College in their semi-final before a grand final win against Downlands 41-0.

A very big thank you to all parents and staff who attended finals last night. The girls loved you being there and appreciated the support.

To our coaching staff, led by Jason Black, Shenae Ciesiolka and Craig Coetzee, our student coaches, Lily Black, Georgie Daniells and Sophie Hilliar, thank you. Glennie is in great hands and will again be a very strong force in 2019.

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Have you got some sporting news?

30 November 2018

If you have any news about your daughter’s sporting success, we would love to hear from you. Don’t forget, if your daughter was in a team with other Glennie girls, we need to include them too!

Send any news and photos to sport@glennie.qld.edu.au

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Your time is now

30 November 2018

Exciting sponsorship and promotional opportunities exist for Glennie families with businesses at the Glennie Fair 2019.  More information awaits you in the pdf provided. Please email pandf.secretary@glennie.qld.edu.au.

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Summer holiday reading suggestions

30 November 2018

Teacher Librarians around Australia have shared their favourite books of the year to compile this suggested reading list.  May you find a good book in your Christmas stocking!

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2019 Stationery orders open

30 November 2018

Stationery can be ordered from Monday, 19 November through to Monday, 21 January 2019 on the Flexischools website. Stationery orders can be collected from the Glennie One Stop Shop from the Monday, 7 January 2019. Instructions to assist you to use Flexischools are now available on the portal

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