Bill Turner Cup

20 May 2016

Glennie footballers took on St. Joseph's College in the next stage of the Bill Turner Cup.

With two key players out due to injury, it was set to be a tough match against a quality line up from St. Joseph’s. After a slow start, the girls soon got into their stride. Tori Gallegos was unstoppable in the midfield. She fired three top quality goals past a helpless St. Joseph’s keeper.

Impressive performances by our backline meant that any opportunities that St. Joseph’s had were soon shut down.

The final score was an impressive 4-0, and we are yet to play at our full potential!

Well done, girls! Good luck in the next round!

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Golden Glove Softball

20 May 2016

Recently, the Glennie softballers competed in the annual Golden Glove softball challenge. With the sun shining, our girls were full of enthusiasm and ready for the challenging day ahead. Their first game was against Toowoomba State High School. Glennie led from the start and won convincingly 11-2. In the second game, Glennie came up against a very young Laidley SHS team. Our girls were forging ahead until the mercy rule came into play when they were leading  21-1 after the third innings. Next, was Harristown SHS. This game was a challenge and after a couple of early errors, Glennie trailled 2-0 after the first innings. The girls fought back for another convincing win. The final game was against St. Ursula’s College. Glennie needed a win to progress to the state final. The first innings was very competitive; however, the St. Ursula’s pitcher was very fast. Despite trying hard, Glennie lost the game.

There were some great individual performances and the girls came together very well as a team. We had a great day and the future of Glennie Softball is looking promising. All girls in the team are still eligible to play in 2017.

I thank Mrs Katie Byrne for her commitment as the coach to the team. The girls thrived on her extensive knowledge and enthusiasm.

Mrs Lisa Cooper

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MFit: for Parents

20 May 2016

If you weren’t able to attend the Mindfitness presentation for parents last week, the session was recorded and a video is available. Glennie parents who would like the link should contact development@glennie.qld.edu.au

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Rich and Famous

20 May 2016

The French Immersion Supporters are hosting a Rich and Famous trivia night for girls and their guests in Years 6 to 9.

For all the details, download the poster.

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Fraud Week

20 May 2016

This week is Fraud week. The ACCC regularly updates their website with warnings of the most recent scams.

Don’t become a victim of fraud, know the facts and keep informed.

 

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Be Real, Get SET

20 May 2016

Each year The Glennie School runs a valuable life and career focused programme called Be Real, Get SET for all Year 10 girls. The program, run over a week, offers students the chance to learn skills needed in the real world of work. Students take on a career role, develop community service skills, learn how to budget and make important decisions simulated for real life.

A very important part of this week is the opportunity for girls to be interviewed for a potential job by an experienced employer with current industry knowledge.

We have a range of different occupational roles for the week including paramedics, baristas, engineers, farm hands, and many more. If you, or any of your work colleagues, would be interested in volunteering your time and expertise as part of our Interview Team, we are sure this would broaden the experience for the girls. Interviews will be held on Wednesday 15 June from 9:30am until 1:00pm.

The “Be Real, Get Set” program  is an important part of The Glennie School calendar. If you would like to be involved, please contact our Careers Advisor, Sharon Currie, on 07 4588 8852, or via email, curries@glennie.qld.edu.au.

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The Very Hungry Caterpillar

20 May 2016

A reminder to parents that on 26 May girls in Prep to Year 2 will be travelling to the Empire Theatre to see The Very Hungry Caterpillar.

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Early drop off

20 May 2016

Please note: there are no staff members on duty before 8:10am. We ask that you please ensure Junior Years girls are not at school earlier than this unless they are going to sport training or rehearsals, or that an adult organised by parent, is responsible for them.

There is always a staff member on duty until 3:45pm in the afternoons. Please know that Pitstop is available after this time. For Pitstop arrangements please contact Mrs Lynne Henare on 0418 882 415.

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A Message from the Head of School

13 May 2016

It has been a real pleasure, in recent weeks, to visit boarder parents and some of their friends in our rural heartlands. Mrs Jo Matherson and I were delighted to meet current, prospective and even past parents in Glen Innes, followed by a lively function with others in Narrabri. Last weekend I spent time in both Mungindi and Goondiwindi and was warmly welcomed: thank you. It’s a very salutary exercise to “do the drive” and appreciate how far our boarding families have to travel to access a Glennie education. I felt very proud to be leading this particular boarding school!

Mrs Wendy Ashley-Cooper
Head of School

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Harper is our winner

13 May 2016

We recently ran a colouring in competition at the Nearly New Sale hosted by CPEA Toowoomba and asked our Facebook friends to ‘like’ their favourite picture.  Meet Harper, our lucky winner!  She was excited to accept her Smiggle gift voucher from the one and only Bennie the Bee.  

Great job, Harper!

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Books for all interests

13 May 2016

With such a great selection of books on offer this year at the Junior Years Library, the only hard decision was which one/s to choose?

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Meg Durham shares MFit with girls, teachers and parents

13 May 2016

Mrs Meg Durham, Open Mind Education Director and MFit creator returned to Glennie this week to enjoy some sessions with Glennie Tutor Teachers, Middle and Senior Years girls and Glennie parents. Mrs Durham’s visits to Glennie are always uplifting for everyone. We thank her for investing her time and knowledge with us.

Parents took advantage of the opportunity to Skype the Parent Information session held on Thursday. For parents who weren’t able to attend the session in person and were not available for the Skype session, a link to a video of the event will be available next week. Check eNews+  next week for details.

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Glennie in Dubbo

13 May 2016

Mrs Jolene Healy and Ms Gill Reynoldson enjoyed their first flights out of Brisbane West Wellcamp Airport to attend the Dubbo Boarding Schools Expo yesterday. It is an exciting opportunity to share the Glennie boarding experience with families considering their boarding options. We look forward to welcoming girls from this region in the near future.  

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IPSHA Ecumenical Service

13 May 2016

This week, Year 6 girls joined students from many other Toowoomba Schools for the annual Independent Primary School Heads of Australia (ISPHA)  Ecumenical Service, at Christian Outreach College.

The guest speaker was Jordyn Archer, 2014 Queensland Young Australian of the Year.

“I thought she was very inspiring. I really understood what she said. I think it is incredible what a young age she was when she started her foundation, helping people in need. She made me want to make a big difference in the world. She was very good.” Hannah Stunden

“It was very interesting how she has gone to many places in the world and in Australia as well, helping and caring for others. I was inspired by what she said. She was amazing!” Darcie Wilson

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Mayor’s Morning Tea

13 May 2016

Recently, His Worship, the Mayor of Toowoomba Regional Council, Councillor Paul Antonio hosted his annual morning tea for school leaders at the Empire Church Theatre. Student leaders from over 53 regional schools attended.

Four Year 6 girls and the Year 12 Committee Vice-Captains attended the Mayor and Councillors’ Annual Morning Tea. Councillor Antonio spoke to us about the role we play as leaders in the school. The guest speaker was Mr Buddy Hippi from Winangali Infusion, a business that provides Aboriginal cultural education workshops for community schools and corporate organisations. He reminded us of the value of the family that is our school community. After the speeches, we were given the chance to mingle with leaders from other schools and members of the Toowoomba Regional Council.

We had lunch and then began the Queensland Youth Strategy Forum where all the students split into groups to discuss improvements that could be made to Queensland in the future in areas such as safety, active and inclusive communities, education and training, health and wellbeing, environment and sustainability and employment, jobs, business and industry.

It was a unique chance to have our voices heard and shared directly with the Queensland Government. Thank you to Ms Gloudemans and Mr Warren for attending the day with us.

Elyse McKechnie
Year 12

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Nancy the Naplan Fairy

13 May 2016

Nancy the Naplan Fairy visited the Year 3 and 5 girls at Junior Years to celebrate the girls' efforts in the NAPLAN testing this week.

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Well done, Dr Donna Evans!

13 May 2016

Completing one's PhD is not an easy task. It takes a lot of hard work, determination and resilience. Congratulations to our former Deputy Head, Dr Evans, on this outstanding achievement!

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Growing Legs

13 May 2016

I brought some tadpoles into school, that I got from my grandma's pond so we can see them change into frogs in a few months. They will lose their tails and grow some legs.

Sybella Pattinson
Year 3

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Fire, Fire!

13 May 2016

The Kindergarten children went on their first excursion to visit the Anzac Avenue fire station to learn about fire safety and emergency situations. During the visit, the firefighters showed the children their fire truck and discussed all of the different jobs they do in emergencies.

Everyone learnt to call '000' in an emergency, and even got to have a turn with the fire hose.

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Junior Years Athletics Carnival goes live!

13 May 2016

Glennie IT staff have received some great feedback from their live streaming service of Glennie events. They would like you to know they will live stream the Junior Years Athletics Carnival beginning with the pre-events on Thursday, 19 May from 1:00pm to 3:15pm. On Friday, 20 May you can catch all the live action of the main events from 8:45am to finish. Please use the following links to access the live feed:

Day 1 - Thursday:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tpRFjXi8iMk

Day 2 - Friday: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WfLECPs1_yE

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Eye Spy Glennie in the Media

13 May 2016

Did you spot this story in the Media?

If you spot a story about a current Glennie girl or Glennie Old Girl in the media, we would appreciate your sharing the story with us.  Kindly forward the story via email development@glennie.qld.edu.au.

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Special Dinner

13 May 2016

On Monday, the Year 12 Glennie boarders invited their Fairholme counterparts to a special dinner held in Lawrance Hall Dining Room. Fairholme will return the favour next term.

This is always a special evening with senior boarders being able to catch up with close friends or make new friends. These dinners have been annual events since my arrival at Glennie in 2006 and something the girls look forward to as one of their special final functions in their final year of boarding.

The Boarding Committee, headed by Boarder Captain Jennifer Stewart and  Vice-Captain Georgia Kennedy worked hard to decorate the room using green as a theme. Beautiful flowers were presented to each visitor and grateful thanks go to boarder parent, Mrs Helen Wilson, for her kind donation. Mrs Gayle Ash created a small arrangement for each visitor to take back to her room.

The Boarding Committee chose the meal and this year was one of the boarders' favourites of lasagne, special salads followed by sticky date pudding. Small gift bags of chocolates were created by Jennifer and Georgia for each table.

This evening always gives the girls the opportunity to socialise, but more importantly to be attentive hosts and good listeners. Traditionally, after dinner time is spent with the boarders visiting and inspecting one another's boarding houses.

We certainly look forward our trip to Fairholme next term.

Mrs Val Lovell
Head of Boarding

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Congratulations, Meg!

13 May 2016

Meg Kirby (Year 9) has successfully auditioned for Toowoomba Choral Society's production of Annie with performances commencing on Friday, 9 September.  Meg will be playing the role of Duffy, one of the orphans.  We wish her every success with rehearsals.  If you would like to know more about the production, visit the Toowoomba Choral Society’s website.

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Gold for Glennie

13 May 2016

On Wednesday night, members of Senior Years Choir travelled to Brisbane to compete in the Queensland Youth Music Awards.

The choir was presented with a Gold Award and a second place prize overall.  Congratulations to all girls involved and to their conductor and accompanist Miss Emma Kann and Mrs Wendy Evans.

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Best of the British

13 May 2016

Mrs Sharon Gilbert, Mrs Wendy Evans, Mrs Vicky Bravery are part of the Queensland Pops "Best of the British" concert at the Empire Theatre this Sunday afternoon.  The ladies are in the choir.  Last weekend they performed at QPAC Concert Hall.  The repertoire involved all things British, ending with the classic "Land of Hope and Glory".

Pictured: Mrs Evans and Mrs Gilbert with conductor Patrick Pickett

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