13 September 2017
The last Friday of term saw a group of boarder mothers and boarding staff meet in Mrs Cohen's garden for a lovely lunch. On a sunny day, it was good to be outside and have some time to socialise with one another, in addition to catching up with old friends. Hopefully, this luncheon will be an annual event, and a new tradition to look forward to.
Monday night of this last week of term was an evening of boarding frivolity with Lucy Geddes, Bella Joseland and our energetic Boarding Committee organising a display of Boarding talent.
Amelia Arthur effectively played the superficial, over the top and self-absorbed MC and three other senior boarders the slightly "catty" and superficial judges. Simon Cowell became Simone Cow. The judges were predictably limited, boring and critical in their responses to the acts. There was considerable talent on show and many surprises in terms of the variety.
Boarders, accompanied by Glennie staff, travelled to Toowoomba Grammar School to watch the Grammar/Downlands Rugby match between TGS and Downlands and boarders were accompanied by staff to the main match.
Term 3 is usually plagued by colds and flu. We have managed well in spite of some illness and we continue to encourage members of our boarding community to have annual influenza immunisations.
Mrs Val Lovell
Head of Boarding