A Message from Mrs Cohen

6 October 2017

Welcome back to a muggy Term 4 in the Year of Possibility. This term we are very excited to launch the Capital Campaign for our brand new three-court Sports and Health Centre. We are hoping to be turning the first sod in January 2018. Mr Hockaday and I are presenting the digital walkthrough to the girls on assemblies and they are thrilled with what they have seen. They’re delighted that we will be the only school in Toowoomba with three courts under the same roof!

We are committed to empowering our girls to embrace fitness for life through access to all levels of competitive sports and social health and fitness activities, and this new centre will play a major role in complementing the health, fitness and wellbeing curriculum at The Glennie School.

The sports that we will offer in the centre are netball, basketball, volleyball, badminton, futsal and indoor hockey. It will also be a venue for wet weather training and HPE lessons for students across Junior, Middle and Senior Years. We have already had some sports associations approach us about using our facilities. There will be two classrooms, a staffroom and a gym. I am also very happy that we will finally have a venue where the whole school can come together under cover for assemblies, celebrations and times of worship. Though, of course, we will still be using Assembly Hall, Chapel and St Luke's regularly.

By helping us to build a new Sports and Health Centre, you will enable each Glennie girl to realise her physical potential to be healthy and active in mind, body and spirit, which of course has the added benefit of increasing focus and brain function and thus, intellectual development. For details on how to donate, please refer to the article by the development office below.

Many of our Glennie girls do go on to pursue careers in sports sciences and other sports-related fields; the new centre will stand them in good stead as they start that journey.

I wish you all a rewarding and exhilarating Term 4.

Mrs Kim Cohen

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