Seana secures scholarship

30 November 2018

Seana McPhie (GOG 2016) has been studying Law and International Relations at the University of Southern Queensland (USQ) since 2017. At 16, she was one of the youngest to graduate from Glennie in that year.  Seana was asked by USQ to consider their Honours program which would mean a six year study commitment to her studies and agreed.

In July, she was contacted by the university regarding a Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) scholarship entitled ‘The New Colombo Plan Scholarship’ for overseas study at a university in Asia for one year, beginning February 2019. The Scholarship is open to all Australian University Australian university students and an excellent opportunity to be involved in Australia’s foreign policy interests. Only students with a grade point average above 5 were considered. The scholarships also considers your volunteer and community work, overcoming hardship and broader academic achievements.  Seana’s managed to be consistent with these grades across her subjects despite also working 30 hours plus per week on a casual basis.

She passed the first stage of the selection process using location information and researching possible universities and an application essay.  In September she was accepted into the second stage and flown down to Canberra for an interview with DFAT.

After successfully reaching the third and final stage, Seana was offered the scholarship. This week, Seana travelled to Canberra for the award ceremony to accept ‘The New Colombo Plan Scholarship’.   At the Ceremony, Seana listened to speeches from the Governor General and Foreign Affairs Minister.

The scholarship includes accommodation and living expenses for one year, plus fully supported attendance and study at Yonsei University, regarded as being one of the top three universities in Korea.

We wish Seana every success with her future studies and exciting career plans.

Click here to see the photo gallery.  Photo credit: Seana McPhie

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Magical Mocktails

16 November 2018

On Wednesday, Year 12s attended the GOGA Mocktails. The girls looked elegant and were filled with excitement for their final couple of days.  

It was wonderful to have Guest Speaker, Dr Joanna Turner who graduated from Glennie in 1998 address the Seniors. Since leaving Glennie, Joanna has become a Senior Lecturer in Physics in the Faculty of Health Engineering and Sciences at the University of Southern Queensland. Joanna was an inspiring speaker and provided some details about her school life and career. The girls were lucky enough to be presented their farewell gifts by Joanna.

Click here to view the photo gallery.

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Camilla completes New York Marathon

9 November 2018

Camilla Bazley (GOG 2006) was heavily involved in swimming during her time at Glennie representing the School throughout her five years and as Captain of Swimming and Vice-Captain of Webber.  On leaving school, Camilla completed a course in Personal Training and worked at Breathe Gym here in Toowoomba making her way to the position of Director of Fitness responsible for all Personal Trainers.

In 2014 she moved to Sydney to manage a gym in Bondi.  She continued to build her personal training profile both nationally and internationally.  This year Camilla has experienced resounding success with articles being published in the Sydney Daily Telegraph, Women’s Health, Body and Soul and to name a few.  She is also an ambassador for Speedo.

Twelve months ago, she and a business colleague were granted permission to take 50 Australian runners to compete in the New York Marathon.  Camilla and Ben worked with the 50 runners over the past year, preparing them for the marathon through their SOFA2NYC campaign.

52,704 runners competed in the 42.195km race which was run in the early hours of Monday (AEST) starting in Brooklyn travelling through Queens, the Bronx and finishing in Manhattan.  

Jenny Bazley

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Remembrance Day Service - time change

2 November 2018

The Remembrance Day Service starting time has been moved forward by just 10 minutes. It will be starting at 8:50 am instead of 9:00 am.

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An item for the Glennie Archives collection

2 November 2018

Judith Elmes (nee Mitchell) was a boarder at Glennie from 1952-1957. During her time at Glennie, she participated in many sports including swimming, basketball, gymnastics and athletics. Judith was particularly good at swimming as she held the record in backstroke for a few years. Judith was also a Tufnell prefect in her final year. When she had left Glennie, her father Kennith Mitchell, donated the Mitchell shield as there was no award for all-rounders. In later years, Judith returned to Glennie to become a sports teacher for four years. Her granddaughter, Rowan Elmes who is a current Glennie student, donated Judith’s blazer to the school at the Tufnell Dinner.  

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Gatsby Cocktail Party bookings closing soon

26 October 2018

The GOGA Great Gatsby Cocktail Party is just two weeks away. Current Glennie girls, teachers, old girls and parents are welcome to attend the event on Saturday, 10 November from 7:00 pm. Book now to secure your ticket.

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19 October 2018

GOGA has had a busy week with three old girls and their families visiting for tours of the school.

In the photo gallery, picture #1 is Hilary Feez (nee Roberts 1952) and her granddaughter Alice Feez. They kindly donated some photos from Hilary’s time at Glennie along with some of her school badges.

Picture #2 shows the five daughters of Glennie old girl Nancy Ellen Nagle who attended Glennie around 1928. The ladies were in Toowoomba celebrating what would have been Nancy's 100th birthday. They chose to celebrate in Toowoomba as Nancy had many fond memories of her time in Toowoomba. Left to right, the sisters are Suzanne, Julia, Lyndall, Heather and Catherine.

Picture #3 portrays three generations of Glennie Old Girls including  Lynette O’Connor (nee Hunter 1960), her daughter Tamsin O’Connor and her daughter Phoebe Nicholas. Lynette currently lives in the United Kingdom and has been visiting her family in Australia for the past two months. Pictured left to right is Phoebe, Lynette and Tamsin.

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Upcoming events

19 October 2018

There are a few events coming up in early November:

A Remembrance Day service to be held on Friday, 9 November from 9:00 am. There will be a morning tea for Glennie Old Girls after the service in the Glennie room.  If you know someone who is a Glennie old girl, please let them know and spread the word.

The Great Gatsby-themed Cocktail Party will be held Saturday, 10 November from 7:00 pm at Gips Restaurant. The event welcomes all Glennie old girls, both past and current parents as well as any current Glennie girls who are 18+. Ticket are $80 which includes a drink on arrival, canapés and entertainment throughout the night. If anyone has any raffle prizes they would like to donate, please email

To book for just one event or even both, visit the Trybooking link

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Champion holds cup again

12 October 2018

Helen Hacker (nee Shannon GOG 1970) visited Glennie during the holidays for the Darling Downs Textile Art exhibition held in the Glennie Room. Helen was the proud recipient of the Callandoon Cup for Citizenship and Best All Rounder in 1970. While in the Glennie Room today she was delighted to see the Cup in the trophy cabinet and hold it for the first time since leaving the School. Helen also fondly recalls her time as Donaldson Sports Captain and winning the Baker Cup for Best Basketball Player too. Thanks for dropping in to say hello Helen.

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Sunshine Coast Luncheon

12 October 2018

Glennie Old Girls are invited to attend the GOGA Sunshine Coast Luncheon to be held at Headland Park Golf Club, 65 Golf Links Road Buderim 4556 on Friday, 19 October from 11:00am.

Guests can order and pay for items from the menu and bar.  

Please RSVP direct to Jennifer or telephone 0409 878 927


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Athletics coach triple medal haul

12 October 2018

Ireland Lee (GOG 2016 and Glennie Athletics Coach) spent part of her holidays competing at the Australian University Games, held on the Gold Coast. Ireland competed under the University of Southern Queensland banner and was extremely successful, winning Gold in the Women’s Shot Put and Discus and Silver in the Women’s Heptathlon (a series of 7 events over two days: 100m Hurdles, High Jump, 200m Sprint, Shot Put, 800m Run, Long Jump and Javelin).

Congratulations, Ireland!

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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:

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

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Lyndel returns to Glennie

14 September 2018

Recently, we had another special visit from an old girl Lyndel Meilak (nee Jackson 1961-1962). Lyndel and her daughter came up from Sydney to wander the school grounds and see how much the School has changed since Lyndel was a student. Lyndel kindly donated a Glennie bowl and a photo album. These were her Mother’s, Sylvia Jackson (nee Sinclair 1923-1925) and were given to Lyndel when her Mother passed away.

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100 Years of GOGA

10 August 2018

It’s GOGA Reunion Weekend and we are looking forward to welcoming guests to our tours and brunch on Saturday and our Family BBQ on Sunday.

Archivist Noeleen Fleming has been busy compiling a history of GOGA and we thought you might like to take a look.

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A family visit

3 August 2018

It was a pleasure to welcome Jenny Grimshaw (GOG 1964-1965) back to Glennie recently. Jenny brought her daughter Sarah with her to take a tour of the campus and see exactly where she went to school as a boarder. It was a wonderful opportunity for Jenny to walk in her old footsteps and reminisce about her life at Glennie.

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GOGA Reunion Weekend and Centenary Celebrations

27 July 2018

This year we are celebrating the centenary of the foundation of the Glennie Old Girls' Association. To celebrate GOGA is holding their Reunion Weekend on Saturday 11 August and they would like as many Old Girls as possible to attend. On Sunday 12 August after the GOGA Chapel service, there will be a family BBQ. Glennie Old Girls and their families are invited to attend a fun and relaxed BBQ. Current Glennie families are also invited to attend this special reunion.

On Friday 9 November GOGAs are invited to join current Glennie students and staff as we commemorate Remembrance Day and reveal the Centenary Poppy Display that the Glennie community has been creating.

The final event to celebrate the Centenary will be a Great Gatsby themed Cocktail Party which will be held at Gips Restaurant on Saturday 10 November.

You can book to attend, one or all events at

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Indigenous Youth of the Year

20 July 2018

Congratulations to Yalari graduate and 2016 Senior Chelsea Ryan who was named Top End Indigenous Youth of the Year Award for NAIDOC 2018.

What a fantastic achievement, Chelsea, we’re sure you’re destined for great things!

Her achievements were celebrated on the Yalari Facebook page.

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Unexpected Catch Up

20 July 2018

In her gap year, Lily Grimley (GOG 2017) has been working on a station in the Northern Territory and attended the recent Costello Yards Campdraft. She was pleasantly surprised to see so many other Glennie girls at the event who are also working in the region. In Lily’s words, “it was good to catch up with some familiar faces and to reminisce about our time at Glennie – a time filled with unforgettable memories and friendships”.

Pictured: Hayley Edwards (2013), Pippy Donaldson (2017), Lily Grimley (2017), Courtney Markey (2017), Alix Hyde (2014), Rosie Parry-Okeden (2015) and Georgia Glasson (2012).

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Glennie Old Girls proudly supporting the new Sports Centre

20 July 2018

The Glennie Old Girls’ Association is proud to support the new state-of-the-art Sports Centre for current Glennie girls and future generations. The contemporary multi-purpose facility will be a wonderful asset to help every Glennie girl be All She Can Be. Linda Lester, 2018 GOGA President and mum of a third-generation Glennie girl

The Glennie School and Glennie School Foundation are grateful for the support of the Glennie Old Girls' Association.  

To find out how you can support the Sports Centre, take a look at this short video or contact The Glennie School Foundation on (07) 4688 8862 or

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Old Girls, share your stories!

21 June 2018

Glennie Old Girls, we would love to know what you have been up to since leaving Glennie. You don't have to be a financial member of the Glennie Old Girls' Association to get in touch. 

Tell us what you have been doing using our update form.

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Sisterly support is strong at Glennie

21 June 2018

Charlotte Lindemann (Year 12) received a pleasant surprise at the end of her 1500m race on Wednesday with a supportive hug from sister Madeleine (GOG 2015). Madeleine had just flown in from New Zealand and arrived in time to see her sister run. While at Glennie Madeleine was quite the athlete herself competing at state and national level. Welcome back, Madeleine. It is lovely to see the sisterly support is strong at Glennie.

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GOGA Notes and News

21 June 2018

The Glennie Old Girls’ Association newsletter, Notes and News is available now. Catch up with what our Old Girls have been up to.

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