JY Readers Cup

21 September 2018

A very exciting Readers’ Cup Final was held this week, between three teams from Year 5 and one Year 6 team.  With great support and cheering from our Year 5 and 6 girls, the Literature Ladies (Year 6) narrowly beat the runners-up, the Year 5 Bookworms.  Mrs Christina Lipp represented the Glennie P&F who generously sponsor our prizes.

Winning team:  Pip Lilford, Isabella Poole, Elizabeth Fairbanks-Smith, Mashal Imam, Amelia Telford

Second place: Louise Anderson, Addyson Jones, Addison Silver, Bronte Byrne, Sally Baker-Jones

Third place: Summer Finn, Sophie Gordon, Iona MacRae, Lara Thompson

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Pitstop is pretty

21 September 2018

Glennie Pitstop Outside School Hours Care has lovely new gardens just in time for the Carnival of Flowers. The children requested a scented garden. They will soon smell the sweet scent of the lilac coloured roses when they bloom. Our maintenance team have done it again!

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French flair in the kitchen

21 September 2018

On Monday, Year 6 students in Mr. Broom's class participated in a French Immersion cooking class in the Senior Years Home Economics building.

Miss Lelion and Mrs Johns took them through the steps of making a traditional yogurt cake (Gâteau au yaourt) traditionally made by many children in primary schools in France.

The girls had a great time and successfully followed the whole class in French and got to eat and share their baking with their classmates in the afternoon. Well done girls!

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Attention Kindy 2005 students now graduating Year 12

21 September 2018

Are you a girl or boy who commenced your Kindy journey in 2005 at The Glennie Community Kindergarten?  If you are now graduating Year 12 in 2018, we would like to hear from you.

Glennie is hosting a ‘Gathering of Graduates’ event for our foundation Kindergarten class from 2005. Please spread the word so we can have as many of the Year 12 graduating Kindy students present.

Take a step down memory lane and view a photo gallery of the Official Opening.

 

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Designers shine

21 September 2018

Emerging young designers have paraded their creations this week at The Glennie School.

Year 12 Home Economics students have worked hard this term to design and create their own garments to wear next year as they embark on new and exciting adventures.

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Operation Christmas Child

21 September 2018

The Webber House Senior Committee is aiming to send 200 gift-filled shoe boxes to children in developing countries who would otherwise receive nothing at Christmas time. Our collection day for boxes is Friday 12 October. On this day every Tutor Group in the Middle and Senior Years will be bringing their filled boxes to the Christmas tree outside AD15. This will also be a casual dress day where girls bring a gold coin and some extra cash to buy baked goods at morning tea and lunch. So mark 12 October on your calendar and come dressed in your Christmas gear. If you would like to fill your own box in the holidays, Mrs. Waters has extra boxes in her office.

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Mrs Cathy Waters
Head of House - Webber

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International agents tour Glennie

21 September 2018

On Wednesday, Glennie hosted a group of international education agents from China, Hong Kong, Vietnam, Argentina, Jordan, Taiwan, Indonesia, and Korea.

The visit was part of a Study Toowoomba tour which is a joint project between Glennie, Concordia, St Ursula's, USQ, Toowoomba Regional Council, and Trade and Investment Queensland, designed to attract international students to Toowoomba.

The agents really enjoyed Glennie and were very impressed with our friendly people and beautiful campus.  During their visit, agents met students, teachers and staff, took a campus tour and enjoyed lunch in Cafe G.

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Haunted House on Vacy Street

21 September 2018

Hale's "Haunted House on Vacy Street" was a night filled with fun and laughter. The crowd got into the 'spirit' wearing some amazing outfits, dressed as witches, ghosts and scary baby dolls and clowns and there were many ‘blood’ stained dresses. Entering through a cobwebbed, dark tunnel to be greeted by some grotesque figures set the tone for the evening. Many thanks to the Hale Committee, Mrs Willmington and the generosity of the 'The Party Hut'.

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IPSHA Debating

21 September 2018

On Tuesday this week, the Junior Years girls hosted other IPSHA schools for the annual IPSHA Debating event. Glennie was joined by teams from Fairholme, Toowoomba Christian College and TACAPS for their first experience at debating against other schools. The students performed well and presented some great arguments in their debates. Thank you to Mr Broom and Miss Bullock for coordinating this and to Mrs Suhr and Mrs Wood for their support and to our amazing Year 12 Adjudicators!

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Nearly a vet convention

21 September 2018

Glennie again hosted the Nearly A Vet convention in the Junior Years Library.  There were 35 ‘nearly vets’ who had a wonderful afternoon, looking after their animals and hearing from author, Rebecca Johnson.

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IdeasPLUS Writing Workshops - Power of the Pen

21 September 2018

On Monday, selected Year 2 to 5 students participated in IdeasPLUS@Glennie writing workshops with author, Rebecca Johnson.  Girls participated in a range of activities that built their knowledge about planning great writing. Rebecca Johnson is an author and part-time primary school science teacher.  She has written over 100 books, including the ‘Juliet, Nearly a Vet’ series, Steve Parish books and the ‘Vet Cadet’ series. The Prep, Year 1 and Year 6 workshops will be held with Rebecca, early next term.

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Year Four Science Expo

21 September 2018

This term the Year 4 girls have completed a Science unit titled Magnetic Moves. Their learning focussed on how objects are subjected to forces in their environment, including magnetic forces, friction, gravity and air resistance, and how the sum of these forces can be used to explain changes in the movement or form of objects.

As a culminating activity the girls designed, created and evaluated a game that involved multiple forces. This week they held a Science Expo in their classrooms and invited parents, teachers and students from other classes to come and play their games.

“I have loved how well we have worked together and how we have been able to bring in lots of things from home to make our games.” Mae Grady.

“I liked looking at all the games the girls made. I’ve had so much fun!” April Stevenson.

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The Physics of Music/Sound

21 September 2018

This term Year 11 Physics students are learning about the Physics involved in producing sound including how musical instruments work. It began with investigations into what is required to produce a sound, transmit a sound and the importance of vibrations, which lead to the Physics version of a “group chat”. (See photo below). Students also investigated the properties of sound such as reflection, refraction and diffraction which allows us to hear around corners

Mrs Klein brought in 15 instruments in to demonstrate the principles of pitch and frequency, amplitude and loudness and fundamental notes and harmonics which included a rendition of the song from Titanic, which the girls loved.

Students are now expected to do an Experimental Research task where they will choose an instrument to investigate and use software to analyse the frequencies involved in certain notes and how they change with the length of the instrument or string. They will discuss the physics involved in their particular instrument producing a note and it’s associated harmonics or overtones. It is a challenging assignment but students at Glennie generally produce some interesting results.

Many of the students play instruments so they really appreciate learning the Physics behind how their instrument works, how the tuning of an instrument works and how and why temperature affects a note. This helps to improve their musicality and playing of their instrument.

Mrs Leanne Klein
Middle and Senior Years Teacher

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Farewell Mrs Callaghan

21 September 2018

On Monday, we said farewell to Mrs Loretta Callaghan as she finished in her role of Junior Years Tuckshop Convenor. We thank her for her work in this role and we wish her all of the best for the future.

 

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Prep Earth Day

21 September 2018

Our Prep girls have been great Planet Protectors this term, learning about and acting on ways to take care of our Earth. As a culminating event, we celebrated Earth Day this week. The girls participated in a variety of activities that reinforced how we can be good caretakers of our world.

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Save the dates!

21 September 2018

Tickets are now on sale for the Glennie Old Girls’ Association Great Gatsby -themed Cocktail party on Saturday, 10 November. Glennie Old Girls (aged 18+), parents and staff are welcome to join us for a fun-filled evening. The event will be held at Gip’s Restaurant from 7:00pm. Tickets are $80 and include a welcome drink and canapes. All financial members will receive a complimentary $10 drinks voucher.

All members of the Glennie community are welcome to join us on Friday, 9 November for a Remembrance Day service and the unveiling of the poppy project which will be followed by morning tea.

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Games with St Mary’s College

21 September 2018

A social afternoon for Year 5 and Year 6 girls, was hosted by St Mary's College. It was a wonderful opportunity for girls to socialise through games such as egg and spoon races, tug of war, soccer and tag. The girls also enjoyed a BBQ dinner. Thank you to St Mary's College for hosting this event.

Mrs Fiona Stone
Junior Years Teacher

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Eye Spy Glennie in the Media

21 September 2018

Did you spot these stories in the Media?

Emma McNab (nee Dougall GOG 2005) appeared on the Eventing Australia Facebook page and on the Equestrian Australia Facebook page

Layla Proctor (Year 8) and Ella Harvey (Year 9) appeared on the 7 News Toowoomba Facebook page:  Girls cricket

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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Emma represents Australia

21 September 2018

Hailing from Chinchilla, Emma McNab (nee Dougall GOG 2005) has just finished competing for Australia at the World Equestrian Games in North Carolina.  She was part of a five-person Eventing team and was the only female on the team. Emma was strongest in the Dressage, placing 7th and Cross-Country placing 20th.  At the end of the Showjumping round, she achieved an overall placing of 46th helping the Australian team to place 6th in the team results.

Congratulations Emma!  What an amazing result for your first time competing for Australia.

If you would like to know more about Emma, visit her website:  https://www.mcnabeventing.com/

Photo credit:  @ema_dem on Instagram published on Eventing Australia website.

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Scots PGC Success

21 September 2018

On Saturday, 35 Middle and Senior Years students travelled to Warwick to compete in the Scots PGC Rugby 7s Tournament. Glennie had three teams playing across three divisions; U14s, U16s and Opens. Each team performed exceptionally well, winning several games. The U16s and U14s both played off for third position at the end of the day, with Glennie winning both of these games. The Opens team excelled, winning their division, and being named champions of the tournament. To go with their success, Abelee Stanley was named as Player of the Grand Final, while Paige Edwards was named Open Female Player of the Tournament.

This tournament was the first Rugby 7s tournament of the season for the Middle and Senior Years, who are now preparing to play in the Term 4 competition on a weekly basis.

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Term 4 Tennis

21 September 2018

Adults, children, beginners and advanced tennis players are invited to enrol for Term 4 Tennis lessons.

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Nitro Athletics

21 September 2018

Saturday afternoon saw 15 students from the Middle and Senior Years competing in the State Nitro Athletics Challenge, held at UQ in Brisbane. Of these students, Zoe Waters, Jess Fitzgibbons, Jordyn Schriek, Brittney Nicholson, Alyssa Baker, Kari Donaldson and Kartia Chin competed in the Intermediate Division, while  Alim Deng, Shona Davidson, Michaela Horn, Charlotte Lindemann, Jess Rowe, Jayde Klowss, Emily Baartz and Shelby Dann competed in the Senior Division. This particular event is quite unique, as students were not always competing in events over the usual distance. These unique events included the 60m dash, the 1000m run, 2x300m sprints, 2x100m sprints and a relay of 200m/200m/400m/800m.

The afternoon and night was extremely interesting for the students, as well as a lot of fun. There was a fantastic energy in the stadium that encouraged the girls to support each other wholeheartedly.  The Intermediate Team performed well to place 12th overall, while the Senior Team finished 3rd overall. A list of individual results can be found below. A massive thank you to Mr Park-Ballay and Mr Franke for their time, effort and support of the girls on Saturday night.

Intermediate Division

2 x 300m, Zoe Waters and Jessica Fitzgibbons - 13th

60m Sprint, Jordyn Schriek - 5th

1000m Run - Alyssa Baker - 14th

90m Hurdles, Kartia Chin -15th

200m Dash, Jessica Fitzgibbons -12th

Relay:

Jessica Fitzgibbons - 200m

Jordyn Schriek - 200m

Zoe Waters - 400m

Alyssa Baker - 800m - 9th

Long Jump, Alyssa Baker - 16th

Shot Put, Brittney Nicholson - 9th

Javelin, Brittney Nicholson - 8th

High Jump, Kari Donaldson - 8th

Overall Placing: 12th

Senior Division

2x100 Relay, Shona Davidson and Alim Deng - 3rd

60m Dash, Shona Davidson - 1st

1000m Run, Charlotte Lindemann -7th

100m Hurdles, Jayde Klowss - 7th

400m Dash, Charlotte Lindemann - 1st

Relay:

Shona Davidson, 200m

Shelby Dann, 200m

Alim Deng, 400m

Charlotte Lindemann, 800m - 9th

Long Jump, Emily Baartz - 3rd

Shot Put, Michaela Horn - 7th

Javelin, Jessica Rowe - 5th

High Jump, Emily Baartz - 7th

Overall Placing: 3rd

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Vicki Wilson Regional Tournament

21 September 2018

On Sunday, the Senior Vicki Wilson and the Junior Vicki Wilson Teams played at the regional final of the Vicki Wilson Tournament. Both teams played well, with the Senior Team placing 4th, and the Junior Team placing equal 5th in their division.

This tournament ended a long season of netball for the teams, who participated in Sunday Tournaments and Wednesday Night Netball. Thank you to Deb Farrell and Sarah Cooper for their dedicated and enthusiastic support of these teams. Thank you also to Mrs Draheim for her continued support of the Glennie Netball programme, and for the endless number of games that she umpired!

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Darling Downs Volleyball Schools Cup

21 September 2018

Two Glennie Teams contested the Darling Downs Intermediate Volleyball Schools Cup on Saturday at Harristown State High School. The teams performed extremely well, with the senior team placing 5th and the intermediate team placing 6th in their divisions. While the teams’ performances were exceptional, Amber Lane (Volleyball Captain) and Arop Terkoc were identified by Queensland Volleyball Officials as the most valuable players of their teams. Congratulations, girls!

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Term 4 Sport

21 September 2018

Term 4 Sport at Glennie kicks into gear on the first day back of Term 4. The Glennie Water Polo teams will be playing against each other at 6:45pm at the Glennie Aquatic Centre on Tuesday, 9 October.

Rugby 7s also has their season launch and coaching clinic on Tuesday, 9 October, with games commencing on Tuesday, 16 October. There are 95 students participating in this competition, which is absolutely incredible!

On Thursday, 11 October, the Futsal competition gets underway at Harristown State High School. Glennie has 22 teams entered, with 150 students participating. This is a record for Glennie, and we are looking forward to seeing all the girls enjoying their Thursday night Futsal!

The Summer Touch Football Competition also begins during the first week back, with Glennie playing in the Wednesday and Friday night age groups. The 16 Years team will be playing on Wednesday night, while the 14 Years and younger teams will be playing on Friday night. All games will be played at Kearney Springs Touch Football Fields. A draw with game times will be released early next term. Before being able to play, each player must register using this link.

 Term 4 is going to be very busy for sport. Please remember that by signing up to these sports, your daughter has made a commitment to attend all games and training sessions. Please ensure that contact is made with coaches or the Sports Office if your daughter is unable to attend training or games.

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