29 January 2016
A warm welcome to the new boarding year. We hope that all boarders will settle well and enjoy the many connections of communal life at Glennie. The first week of the year is always busy with settling, organising, and reconnecting with friends Weather permitting, Saturday is our day for a trip to Southbank. There will be activities on Sunday morning and the pool will be open for boarders on Sunday afternoon. The following Tuesday evening will mark our birthday celebrations for January.
The Senior boarders enjoy caring for younger girls and there is a genuinely warm welcome provided. The Year 12 girls have arrived back full of good spirits and are looking forward to their year of transition between school and life after Glennie. This is the type of positive experience we provide for these older girls so that they can face the next stage of life with common-sense and maturity.
I often describe Simmons House as a training ground for the real world after school. That is why Glennie provides university-style accommodation with some increased freedom. This is of course a gradual loosening of reins, not a sudden arrival of adult privilege.
Next week, the junior boarders will make the decorations for the coming Valentine's dinner. Being busy and involved assists with the settling process, especially for our new girls.
In addition to other new boarding staff we are thrilled to welcome 2015 boarder and School Dux, Laura Crosby as a Resident Tutor. Laura is studying Science at USQ and working in Brown House. Boarders often achieve excellent academic results and Laura is a fine role model to all in our community,