Soup Kitchen

27 May 2016

The Junior Years Student Representative Council will be conducting a fundraiser for the Salvation Army Red Shield Appeal on Wednesday 25 May.

The fundraiser is a free dress day for a $2 donation. They will also be serving cups of soup (all dietary requirements catered for) from the Junior Years Tuck Shop at Morning Tea for $1.

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Recommended Reading

27 May 2016

If you’re looking for a book for children that’s accessible but honest, positive and inclusive, The Amazing True Story Of How Babies Are Made is pretty much perfect.  This book has been shortlisted as one of the best information books for children for the year, but parental guidance is definitely recommended.  Click here to read the review

Parents put more time and effort into raising their children than ever before, but children's self-esteem, resilience and wellbeing don't appear to be improving. In her work as a clinical psychologist and researcher, Judith Locke, PhD sees a disturbing link between high-effort parenting and poor outcomes for children. The Bonsai Child will change the way you think about parenting. This book will show you the best way to be a good parent for your child. It will teach you how to encourage your child's confidence and resilience. It is an essential resource for parents and anyone working with families or children today.

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A Message from the Head of Middle Years

20 May 2016

Recently, I have been focusing on the use of technology in the Middle Years, reminding parents of the age limits for social media apps and our responsibilities to protect our children. Parallel to this, we need to remind the girls of their responsibilities. Often we focus on appropriate use of social media but issues such as identity fraud and online scams are becoming more prevalent and our girls need to know how to engage online, safely. We are working towards becoming an e-smart school and Marie Miegel in the Junior Years is leading this project. This will ensure our girls are regularly reminded about topical issues related to the use of technology and it will engage them in educating others.

Mrs Jo Matherson
Head of Middle Years

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Mayoral Breakfast

20 May 2016

Two Year 6 leaders joined students from the Senior Years, at this year’s Mayoral Breakfast. The guest speaker, Mr Andy Gourley, is the founder of the national organisation Red Frogs. He is an excellent example of how one person can make positive changes by working with young people, as he turned a great idea into a life-changing national organisation. He encouraged the girls to realise that although we can’t change the world, we can all do something to help others.

Today, 2000 volunteers from all around the world have formed the Red Frogs Global Chaplaincy Support Network.

The group offers information on how to be a positive role model, pre-Schoolies seminars plus leadership and life training education. They connect with a variety of age groups, from students at high school to university students, and give presentations at schools, music festivals and sporting events.

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Darling Downs Maths Challenge

20 May 2016

This week, Glennie girls participated in the Darling Downs Mathematics Team Challenge at St. Ursula’s College. The competition consisted of a team event and a relay. Teams collaboratively worked on problems throughout the Challenge, within a time limit.  

The Junior Years nominated two teams in the Primary Schools division. Team 2, consisting of Jessica Barnes, Chelsea Armstrong, Tanvi Chand, Zoe Dann and Prisha Gupte, came fourth overall. This was an excellent result, in a field of 27 teams. Team 1 also performed well and were placed just outside the top ten. Thanks to Mrs Yevdikomov and Mrs Roper who prepared the girls.

In the Middle and Senior Years’ competition, the Year 7 and the Year 8 team competed in the Junior Division. The Year 7 girls, consisting of Amy Grant, Connie-Jane Creevey, Genevieve Dean, Sandali Gange, Tiggy Ladner and Emma Donald, were a bit pleased with themselves that they beat the Year 8 team, comprised of Karma O'Reilly, Olivia Sharp, Anyela Naumann, Georgia Barnes, Lauren Banyla and Louise Galvin. The Year 10 team, consisting of Rowan Elms, Zoe McLoughlin, Amanda Taylor, Rachel Hall and Amy Eiser, came second in the Intermediate Division. The Year 9 girls finished outside the top ten. In the Senior Division, the Year 11 team, comprising Emilee Hockaday, Courtney Markey, Kate McLennan, Abby Webster and Lauren Tennant, came 10th and the Year 12 team of Sarah Dann, Arna Gerussi, Taylor Jannusch, Georgia Kennedy, Christine Mundell and Nicola Sainsbury, came 13th.

The girls learned that no matter how good they are individually at maths, in a challenge such as this, teamwork and efficient time management are the keys to success.

Well done, girls!

Pictured are the Junior Years Team, the Year 7 Team and second place winners the Year 10 Team.

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It is GREAT to be under eight

20 May 2016

On Wednesday, we welcomed girls from Fairholme and boys from Toowoomba Grammar to celebrate Under Eight’s Day. Girls and boys were divided into six groups to play Good Games on the blue court with Miss Potter, learn to play the xylophone in Music Maker with Mr Finlay, create some Autumn Art with Mrs Shapcott, explore French Fun with Madame Mills, make Happy Hats with Mrs Miegel and master Paper Planes with Miss Stone.  

Click here to view the photo gallery.

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High Tea - a treat for guests

20 May 2016

Glennie Performing Arts Supporters Association were delighted to see over 150 guests attend their biennial High Tea last Sunday. Guests arrived to the sensational sounds of the Glennie String Quartet and enjoyed a superb array of delicious treats served by the Hospitality girls.  Raffles ran throughout the afternoon with some wonderful prizes on offer courtesy of the Glennie community. A painting competition proved to be quite entertaining with Ms Sue Reynolds impressing the judges with her winning entry.

PASA thanks the Glennie Community for their wonderful support of the High Tea. Funds raised on the day will be used to purchase choir stands for the Performing Arts Centre.  Enjoy some photos captured by Odd Violet Creative Photography.

Click here to view the photo gallery.

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Café G Delights Diners

20 May 2016

The Hospitality girls continue to deliver delicious lunchtime takeaway snacks for girls and staff at Glennie. The Thursday menu offered a choice of Chicken Risotto and Spaghetti Bolognaise. It goes without saying both items were fantastic value for money and satisfying to the taste buds.  

Café G is certainly the place to be at lunchtimes (and breakfast). Keep up the great work, girls, and Mrs Johns!

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Much Ado

20 May 2016

Last Friday, 44 members of the Glennie community travelled to Southbank, Brisbane, to view Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing at QPAC. Staff, students and family members enjoyed a thoroughly delightful evening of fine dining and wonderful company, not to mention a superb production of the play.

Please keep an eye out for future theatre trips throughout the rest of the year – we would love for as many people as possible to join us.

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Glennie girls perform in Annie

20 May 2016

Further to our story last week about successful auditions for the production of Annie, we have since learned that Madeleine Tooley (Year 3) has been cast as Molly. Also, Lauren Baryla (Year 8) has been cast as Annie. The Toowoomba Choral Society have double cast the show so Lauren will be performing on Saturday, 10 September at 7:30pm and Sunday, 11 September at 1:30pm at the Empire Theatre.

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Making Friends

20 May 2016

Donaldson girls in Years 11 and 12 went to Hog’s Breath Café this week. This social outing provided an opportunity for the girls to strengthen bonds and discuss all things Donaldson. We thank Mrs Rollason, Head of Donaldson House, for her assistance with this fun event.

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Eye Spy Glennie in the Media

20 May 2016

Did you spot this story in the Media?

Glennie was mentioned in a post on the Queensland Youth Music Awards Facebook page.

  • Glennie appeared in High Country Herald’s Education Feature:  News Science Centre opens world of discovery for Glennie girls
  • Chené Malan and Cheylee Berther (Year 10) appeared on the front page of The Chronicle:  Just another walk in the park
  • Glennie Equestrian girls received a mentioned in The Chronicle Junior Sport Column for their Grand Champion School award at the Darling Downs and South West Regional Equestrian Championships. Glennie Volleyball girls also received a mention for their participation in the Queensland Schools Sport Volleyball State Championships.
  • Glennie girls appeared in a USQ photo gallery on Facebook for their attendance at the 2016 Student Experience Days.

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

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This Week in Boarding

20 May 2016

We are encouraging boarders to be more environmentally aware by recycling and have acquired additional bins in the boarding house for this purpose. To further encourage awareness, we held a special dinner on Tuesday where girls wore outfits constructed from recycled items. I hasten to add that the meal was not recycled!

Our themed dinners always incorporate small prizes for the best and most imaginative outfits and are often handmade items. Also, these special occasions are often used as a way to raise money for charity.

Themed dinners have included an Alphabet dinner where girls in their family tables were allocated a letter of the alphabet. We have had all types of extravagant home-made creations, including eight octopus characters with tentacles made from green tights. I was unaware that octopi actually make a noise, until the eight girls arrived in the dining hall calling out a "who" sound repeatedly. They were very green, memorable and hilarious.

In addition to Valentine’s Day dinner, we have an annual dinner celebrating Indigenous culture, plus a meal where Mexican is the theme. Country and Rural is a comfortable and familiar theme and many girls can celebrate home. Miss Kate Powell conducts a special Easter meal for the boarders. Each year we hold a wonderful boarding Christmas dinner with a Santa who is, of course, a Blue Card holder and member of the Glennie community!

State of Origin nights usually offer pies, peas and chips with blue or red jelly and icecream. Not the most nutritionally sound meal as a rule, but highly enjoyable. There is always a bit of friendly rivalry between the boarders from New South Wales and Queensland. Etiquette dinners provide the opportunity to revise appropriate table manners.

It is not only the dinner that provides the fun; our excellent Boarding Committees take these events on wholeheartedly and create hand-made decorations and prize wrappings. Our catering staff are always supportive and encourage the boarders' creativity.

Mrs Val Lovell
Head of Boarding

To see the photos from the Recycled Dinner, click here 

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Extra-curricular lessons Semester 2

20 May 2016

Don’t delay any longer in enrolling your daughter in extra-curricular speech and drama or music lessons. Now is the time to complete the forms, ready to start next semester.

Forms and information can be found on The Arts pages of the portal.

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Thank You, Girls!

20 May 2016

Thank you to the members of the Glennie String Quartet who played so beautifully at the PASA High Tea. Your performance added to the elegance of the event.

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Netball

20 May 2016

This week in netball, the girls took to the court ready to play their best.

Despite a couple of injuries, 12 Red won convincingly with a score of 31 to 1! Glennie Silver played with style and heart. Although they lost to Phoenix, the girls showed commitment and improvement. Special mention must go to Jenn Stewart, whose shooting was outstanding, and Lucy Baker, who pushed hard and threw the ball decisively and with precision. The Under 15 Red team had a convincing 37-17 win over TACAPS on Saturday. Excellent defence in the goal circle combined with successful goal shooting was the key. The Club G Under 13B team had a very convincing win over St. Ursula’s Milky Ways last Saturday. Accurate shooting and tight mid-court and circle defence were the main contributors to this well-earned win. 14 Red team lost 23-24 to Fairholme in a nail-biting game. All ten girls played well as a team in this close and impressive game!

Thanks to all the girls who attended training throughout the week in preparation for some fantastic netball. Also, thanks to all the girls who volunteered to umpire. Without all our excellent volunteer umpires we wouldn’t be able to take to the court.

Thanks, girls! See you all next week.

Georgia Parsons
Netball Captain

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Australian Polocrosse for Bree

20 May 2016

Bree Thornton (Year 11) was honoured to ride in the Junior Queensland Girls Polocrosse Under 16 team at the Australian Nationals held in late April. Despite illness and lame horses, the team persevered and showcased their skills to finish third overall. The team from New South Wales were declared the winners and the team from Western Australia were runners-up at the event.

The competition was extremely close with only one point separating the Queensland and Western Australian teams, and three points separating the Queensland team from the winners, New South Wales.  

Bree was very excited to learn that she has been selected into the Australian squad.

Well done, Bree!

In the Year of Courage it certainly looks like Bree is getting into the spirit! Take a look at the photo gallery!

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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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