A message from the Chaplain

30 November 2018

Emmanuel - God With Us

This week we have had the privilege to celebrate Christmas a month early! At our Junior Years Carols Service and the Middle and Senior Years Celebration of Advent and Christmas, we sang traditional Christmas carols and heard the story of Jesus’ birth. Our theme at these services was Emmanuel, which means God with us. What does it mean for Jesus to be God with us? For me, it means, that God knows what it’s like to be me. God knows what it feels like to be sad, and hurt and troubled. God knows what it feels like to be happy and joyful and to celebrate the things that are important. God knows what it means to have friends and family and people we care about. God knows what it is like to be human.

God in Jesus came to live life as one of us. But he did more than that. When the time was right, Jesus began his ministry. The work he was called to do so that we could know God better. Jesus showed us the love that God has for us and all people. Jesus taught us how to love God and how to love each other. How to be kind, and generous and open our hearts especially to people that are different from us.

Jesus is a King like no other. From his humble beginnings, through his teaching and miracles, to his death and resurrection – Jesus challenges what we think it means to be a King. He taught us that to lead means to be a servant, to put others before ourselves and think of their needs and how we can meet them.

The best thing about Jesus, Emmanuel, God With us, is that God is still with us today. God walks beside us every day, holding our hand, encouraging us, showing us that we are to continue the work that Jesus began. God with us, through us and in us, continues to shine light into the darkness of our world.

Our challenge is to shine that light brightly. We do that by being faithful to God, thinking of others, sharing the love we have found through Jesus with each and every person we meet. We do that through our generosity and the kindness we show to others. Jesus came to be with us, God continues to be with us. Let us ensure that God’s immeasurable love and grace is known and lived through everything we do and every person we meet.

Christmas Visit to Bollon Shire

For our families in the Ballon Shire, Fr Paul and I will be in St George the weekend before Christmas. We would love to see some Glennie faces at any of the services over the weekend:

Friday, 21 December:

7:00 pm to 8:00 pm Carols and Christmas service at Bollon

8:00 pm to 9:00 pm Christmas supper at Bollon

Saturday, 22 December:

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm Carols and Christmas service at Dirranbandi

2:00 pm to 3:00 pm Afternoon Tea at Dirranbandi

5:00 pm to 5:30 pm Nativity service at St George

5:30 pm to 7:00 pm BBQ meal for families at St George

Sunday, 22 December:

8:00 am to 9:00 am Carols and Christmas service at St George including baptism

11:00 am Carols and Christmas service at Thallon

Christmas Blessings

Thank you all for making my first year Glennie a wonderful one, filled with joy and love. I wish each and every one of you a Happy Christmas and blessings for the new year. See you in 2019 when I will sign off as The Rev’d Sharon Mitchell!

The Rev’d Sharon Baird
Chaplain

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Excellence awarded at Speech Day

30 November 2018

This year, The Glennie School students have risen to challenges and excelled in their academic, sporting, cultural, community and personal endeavours.  The annual Junior Years Awards Presentation Morning and Middle and Senior Years Speech Day and Prize-giving Celebration showcased students and their achievements in 2018.

In her address, Principal, Mrs Kim Cohen highlighted the powerful success stories of girls throughout the year and urged them all to stand tall and be proud, but also to look outwards and make a difference in the lives of others.

Celebrations included an address by Mrs Elizabeth Gillam, Chair of Council, and The Right Reverend Cameron Venables, Bishop of the Western Region gave the blessing. Guest speaker at the Middle and Senior Years celebration was Ms Melanie Hindman QC.  Melanie attended Glennie from 1989 – 1991 and now practises general commercial litigation with expertise in building and construction litigation. Melanie is one of less than a dozen female silks in Queensland.

In addition to inspirational speeches, special guests took part in presenting prizes to the worthy recipients and gave thanks to the many people who work so hard throughout the year to make Glennie such a special place.

Awards of Distinction recipients are:

Rebecca George:  Beris Sheehan Memorial Trophy for the Best Year 7 All Rounder
Chelsea Armstrong:  Beeson Family Trophy and Trevor Watts Prize for the Best Year 8 All Rounder
Kartia Chin:  Roberts Family and Jenny Lavers Trophy, the Trevor Watts Prize for the Best Year 9 All Rounder
Madi-Mei Bucknell:  The Glennie School Ethos Award – Middle Years
Bella Mott:  ADF Long Tan Award for Leadership and Teamwork - Year 10
Alyssa Baker:  Margery Martin Memorial Shield - Best Year 10 All Rounder
Katherine Chicalas:  Caltex Best Year 11 All Rounder
Lize Van der Merwe:  ADF Long Tan Award for Leadership and Teamwork - Year 12
Emily Baartz:  Mitchell Shield and Parents and Friends’ Prize – Best Year 12 All Rounder
Erin Geddes:  The Glennie School Ethos Award, Sue Edwards Trophy – Senior Years
Rhianna McKechnie:  The Glennie School Foundation Year 12 Excellence Award – Proxime Accessit
Charlotte Lindemann:  GOGA Prize for Dux of the School and the ANFIN Bursary.

The House Shield, Best All Round Performance recipient is Hale House.

Mr Steve Warren delivered his final address after 23 years as Glennie Head of Junior Years.

Junior Years Major Award recipients are:

Philippa Lilford:  Parents and Friends’ Association Prize for Art
Bianca Gill (French) and Felicity Russell (Japanese):  Parents and Friends’ Association Prize for Languages
Isabel Brown:  Parents and Friends’ Association Prize for Improvement
Mashal Imam:  Parents and Friends’ Association Prize for Leadership
Mia Nolan:  French Immersion Supporters Group Prize for Junior Years French
Charlotte Townsing:  Cook-Jeffries Prize for Art (Drawing)
Bethany Casey and Ruby Leicht:  Sportsgirl of the Year
Dulini Dewage:  Most Valuable Contribution to the Arts
Kelsey-Rae Terry:  Archbishop's Award
Georgina Morton:  Mayoral Medal
Lindsay James:  Glennie School Foundation Junior Years Community Service Award
Caitlyn Garratt:  Alyssa Azar Award for Inspirational Leadership
Isabella Poole:  Ivy Waugh Trophy for Citizenship
Louise Anderson:  Egan Family Prize for Junior All-Rounder
Mashal Imam:  Ibell Prize for Academic Excellence
Dulini Dewage:  Head of Junior Years Prize for Academic Excellence and Effort Sponsored by the Glennie School Foundation Limited
Hayley Catlow:  Barkla Family Prize
Isabelle Morrissey:  Ayles Family Ayl Dro Award

Performances by Prep to Year 3 singers and dancers, Glennie Concert Band, Glennie Choral Group and Glennie Singers, showcased the emerging talent of performing artists at Glennie.  The day concluded with a touching performance of ‘Be Like a Girl’. The song written by Kathy Lee, Glennie Teacher and performed by Junior, Middle and Senior Years students encompasses the School’s theme for 2018 by the same name.

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Let’s go cruising

30 November 2018

Last Friday, Year 10 girls excitedly exited the School as students and returned a few hours later as beautifully dressed young ladies.  An impressive audience of family members, friends and fellow students convened to seize a photo opportunity before boarding buses to Brisbane.   We think you will agree they all looked glamorous.

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GOSS shopping experience for staff

30 November 2018

The Glennie One Stop Shop team treated staff to a special shopping experience on Tuesday after work hours. A Christmas themed event, complete with a sumptuous array of festive food and drinks awaited staff to peruse the latest gift lines in a relaxed setting. GOSS staff even arranged a gift basket raffle for one lucky buyer of gifts to win. Mrs Tammy Wilson from the Development Office was the lucky winner.

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Briella is a National champion

30 November 2018

Briella Olive (Year 4) recently competed at the Australian All Star Cheer & Dance Championship Nationals and was awarded 1st Place for the Hip Hop Junior Team and 3rd place for her Pom routine. Congratulations Briella.

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Interhouse Sing, Dance Drama competition

30 November 2018

After weeks of rehearsals and preparations the day finally arrived for the girls in Years 7 to 11 to celebrate the end of the year with the Interhouse Singing,  Dance and Drama Competition.

Tufnell won the singing, Hale won the drama and Webber won the dancing.   Individual results are as follows:

Drama (Adjudicator Andreas Elms):

1st - Hale
2nd - Donaldson
3rd - Tufnell
4th - Webber

Drama Encouragement Awards:  Webber - Ava O’Reilly, Donaldson - Felicity Brown, Hale - Alexis Thomas and Tufnell - Bella Mott

Best Supporting Actress Award:  Sophie Fleming
Best Actress Award:  Lily Bragg
Best Script Award:  Hale

Singing (Adjudicator Martin Paroz):

1st - Tufnell
2nd - Hale
3rd - Donaldson
4th - Webber

Dance (Adjudicator Lauren Budden):

1st - Webber
2nd - Hale
3rd - Tufnell
4th - Donaldson

Best Dancer awards:

Webber - Mykaila Saal
Donaldson - Dixie Townsing
Tufnell - Sienna Richardson
Hale - Isabel Lanigan

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Chess Chat

30 November 2018

Congratulations to Webber, the Glennie Junior Years Champion Chess Team for 2018 and to Bailey Crisp who was recognised as the Junior Years Most Outstanding Player for 2018. Webber and Bailey are recognised and celebrated on the brand new Head of Junior Years Perpetual Trophy for Chess. Mashal Imam, the Chess Captain for Webber received the trophy on behalf of Webber.

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Italian Treasures - 2019

30 November 2018

Thank you for your support of our ‘Italian Treasures’ tour. It promises to be an enriching and wonderful travel opportunity in the September and October school holidays next year.  We have had strong interest from members of our School community. Expressions of Interest can be sent to Mr Leigh Duffin. The tour is open to students of Years 9, 10, 11 and 12 in 2019 and parents and family. There are still places available so please take the opportunity over the Christmas holidays to consider if you or your daughter might like to join us.

Many of our destinations are UNESCO World Heritage Listed. The tour is open to anyone with an inquiring mind who is prepared to support everyone in the group. It will be particularly valuable to students of Ancient and Modern History, Geography, Art, Music, Religious Education and many other disciplines too.  There will be plenty of opportunities to relax and enjoy the rich diversity of culture and people along the way as we seek La Dolce Vita.

Some Italian treasures:

Rome, Florence, Venice, Milan, Padua, Ravenna, Assisi, Naples, Capri, Montecassino, Tivoli, Siena, San Giminagno
Umbria, Tuscany, Amalfi Coast, Campania, Lazio, Lombardy and Veneto
Michelangelo's 'Statue of David', the Sistine Chapel, Uffizi Gallery, Vatican Museums, Doges Palace, Villa D'este, Herculaneum, Colosseum, Trevi Fountain, La Scala, and the Pantheon


Deposits will not be due until the beginning of the new school year in late January and early February. It will be an incredible chance to discover more about the history, culture and people of Italy. You will make new friends and make memories that will last a lifetime.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact me by phone (07) 4688 8821 or email duffinl@glennie.qld.edu.au.

Don’t miss your chance to experience the many Italian Treasures in 2019.   

Mr Leigh Duffin
Head of Department - Senior Years Social Science
QCAA - District Review Panel Chair (Ancient History)
Tour Co-ordinator

Click here to download a copy of the Tour Itinerary, Expression of Interest form and Italy travel links.

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French Immersion families gather for graduation

30 November 2018

Bonjour à toutes et à tous,

Lundi 26 novembre, le GFISG, le département de l’Immersion Française, les élèves d’immersion et leurs parents ont passé un excellent moment tous ensemble.

Après un bref bilan de l’année 2018, nous avons chanté un « Joyeux Anniversaire » au programme qui fête cette année ses 20 ans.

Ensuite, Lilias O’Connor (cinquième) et Linda Mai (quatrième) ont partagé leur expérience de leur première année dans le programme. Une présentation sérieusement humoristique suscitant les rires de tous.

Puis, les étudiantes de seconde qui en ont terminé avec l’immersion française cette année ont reçu leur certificat. Et, les meilleures élèves ainsi que les plus positives et persévérantes de chaque classe ont reçu un prix.

Pour conclure, les secondes nous ont présenté leur voyage en France et ont entonné deux chansons françaises pour notre plus grand plaisir.

Je tiens à remercier tout particulièrement Mme Jepson, Mme Barbançon, Mlle Schooling qui étaient présentes hier. Merci aussi à Mme Cohen, Mme Gloudemans, Mme Mills et Charles, Mlle Kann pour nous avoir elles-aussi accompagné. Enfin, mille mercis au GFISG.

Passez toutes et tous de bonnes vacances ! Rendez-vous en 2019 !

Mademoiselle Lelion
Monsieur Park-Ballay
Monsieur Morère

And now in English...

Dear all,

On Monday 26th November, the Glennie French Immersion Supporters Group (GFISG), the French Immersion Department, the French Immersion students and their parents have had a lovely time all together for the Graduation Ceremony.

After a short report of 2018, we sang ‘Joyeux Anniversaire’ to the FI Program which 20th anniversary was this year.

Then, Lilias O’Connor (grade 7) and Linda Mai (grade 8) shared their experience of their 1st year in the program. Their presentation was seriously funny and made all of us laugh a lot.

Afterwards, grade 10 students who have now completed the program received their certificates. Best students and most positive students of each grade also received a prize.

To conclude the event, grade 10 girls presented a PowerPoint on their Trip to France and finally cheerfully sang two French songs.

Thank you Mrs Jepson, Mrs Barbançon, Ms Schooling who attended the event with us. Thank you as well to Mrs Cohen, Mrs Gloudemans, Mrs Mills and Charles, Mrs Kann for joining us. Finally, a million thanks to GFISG.

May all of you have a great holiday! See you in 2019!

Mademoiselle Lelion
Monsieur Park-Ballay
Monsieur Morère

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Lola wins award

30 November 2018

We would like to congratulate Lola Clavelli (Year 10) on winning the Dante Alighieri Italian Award for effort and commitment in her Italian studies via the Cairns School of Distance Education.

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Be Real 2018

23 November 2018

Future doctors, lawyers, agronomists, chefs, flight attendants, paramedics, teachers, airforce security and scientists turned up on Monday for the Year 9 Be Real, Get Set program. It is always great to see the girls dressed as their future aspirations, ready to explore potential career paths.  

The three-day program aims to teach the girls some valuable lifelong career planning tools, allowing them to not only look more closely at their own personal skills and interests but also delve more deeply into those required for the jobs they are considering. Girls also learned how to research future job prospects in the changing world of employment.

Our job seeking activities are always a highlight of the program. The girls were asked to create a resume and cover letter highlighting their transferable skills and sent these off to potential employers. 21 community representatives volunteered their time to interview the girls, providing them with excellent feedback to assist them in the future. The girls all performed exceptionally well with our interview panel acknowledging the high standard of the applications.

A final part of the program was undertaking career profiling where the girls completed a series of tests that required them to really consider their skills, values and personality. These profile reports will be used in the SET Planning process in Year 10. Well done girls on your effort and enthusiasm over our busy three days.

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Farewell Mr Warren

23 November 2018

This Sunday, we honour Mr Steve Warren and his 23 years of service to Glennie as Head of Junior Years with a community picnic. Bring along a Sunday evening picnic for you and your family to enjoy in the Junior Years courtyard.

You are welcome to pop in from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm this Sunday to say goodbye to Steve.

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Year 6 Science Expo

23 November 2018

This term the Year 6 girls have been using their science processing skills to investigate sugar in popular drinks.  They have researched the basic implications of sugar, then designed and conducted an experiment to investigate how much sugar you consume when you have a sip of your favourite drink.  The girls visited the Middle and Senior Years Science Labs, and using a Refractometer and Hydrometer conducted tests to measure and record the amount of sugar in each drink. The girls then showcased their findings at our Science Expo, giving useful advice to peers based on scientific evidence.

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Summer holiday fun

23 November 2018

Summer holidays are just around the corner. Glennie Pitstop has an exciting program of activities planned for Vacation Care. Click here to download the program and booking form.

 

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Junior Years Final Eucharist for 2019

23 November 2018

Our last Eucharist for the year was held in our Chapel for Years 4 to 6 on Tuesday. Each term, we offer the girls the opportunity to participate in a Communion service. In 2019, there will be an opportunity for girls to participate in the Admission to Communion program. More details about this will be sent home in the new year.

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Glenvale Villas’ Residents visit Kindy

23 November 2018

Aly (our Co-ordinator from Glenvale Villas), residents Kay, Joyce and Stuart (their gardener) visited Kindy to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and kindly gave all of our children a gift!  We sang one of our favourite Christmas songs for them!

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Year 6 Labyrinth Walk

23 November 2018

This week, the Year 6 girls experienced the opportunity to walk through a Labyrinth during their Religious Education lessons with Mrs Cohen and Mr Warren. This gave them an opportunity to reflect on their life journey so far and then to look to the future. The girls commented on how they found this difficult,  yet enjoyable and an opportunity to slow down and focus without distraction. Unfortunately, we often don't take the time in our busy lives to stop and reflect!

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Equestrian gift

23 November 2018

Last weekend, Glennie Equestrian girls had the pleasure of visiting the Toowoomba Riding for the Disabled arena to present them with a cheque for $400. These monies will assist the organisation to continue providing therapeutic equestrian programmes for young riders. Whilst at the arena, our Equestrian girls had the opportunity to lead around some of the riders. It was uplifting to witness the joy on the riders’ faces and see the special bonds formed.

There are volunteering opportunities available for anyone 14 years and older at Toowoomba Riding for the Disabled. Volunteers are welcome to assist on Saturdays between 7:00 am to 12:00 pm. If you are interested please telephone 0418 733 642.

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Glennie calendar orders open

23 November 2018

As 2018 draws to a close and we're starting to think ahead to the next school year, don't forget to order your official 2019 Glennie calendar.

This year's calendar features beautiful photographs taken by our very own boarders.  All proceeds from the sale of the calendars will be donated to Drought Angels in support of rural families.

The 2019 calendar is proudly brought to you by the P&F and GOSS.  Thanks must go to our sponsors - GOSS, Ken Ball Plumbing, Mini Melts Icecream, Brown Gouge, Carpet One, BOQ Rangeville, K&R Plumbing Supplies, Momentum Well Service, The Glennie School, Glennie Equestrian, and Glennie Sports Supporters.  

Calendars can easily be purchased online through Flexischools when ordering your school book and stationery supplies.  Orders can also be placed at GOSS for those parents, friends and staff not placing an order through Flexischools.

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VET update for 2018

23 November 2018

As the year draws to a close, it is wonderful to see so many of our Year 12 girls leaving Glennie already having a training qualification after completing some vocational studies. In a world where careers are no longer linear, these vocational studies have already equipped our girls with many transferable skills to take with them into their future careers. Research shows that 78% of VET graduates gain employment after completing their vocational training (FYA) as they have been trained in the skills needed by employers and have applied these skills in real-life.

This year 64 girls undertook a School-based traineeship, with 30 of these from our Year 12 class. These traineeships were across 12 different fields including Education Support, Early Childhood, Business, Digital Media, Sport and Recreation, Business and Hospitality. We have had another 57 girls undertaking a vocational qualification through external training providers across 16 different courses.

There are lots of reasons why vocational qualifications have become so popular for our students. Some students choose to undertake vocational courses as a “taster” to explore different career possibilities. Some of our girls have very clear future directions and undertake vocational qualification to start building knowledge, skills and experience in that area. Some girls looking to pursue teaching at university have undertaken a traineeship in Education Support. One of our Year 12 girls, Piper Salisbury, has not only completed her first qualification in Education Support, she has now commenced her second school-based traineeship in Early Childhood which she will continue with next year.

Our nursing students are also another excellent example of girls who have made vocational education a part of their career plan. Seven girls completed the two-year Accelerate to Health program this year in which they completed units from the Diploma in Nursing. Some of these girls will finish their Diploma at TAFE next year, allowing them to work as an Enrolled Nurse, while others are using their qualification to move into a Bachelor of Nursing program at university.

Some of our girls choose to undertake a vocational qualification to help them gain experience to enter the workforce for the first time, and to build their workplace skills to gain employment whilst at university. After completing her Cert III in Fitness, Paige Edwards went on to complete her Cert IV in Fitness.  While she studies at university next year, Paige will use her qualification to work in the fitness industry.

The Glennie School also offers VET studies as a school subject with Hospitality, Business and Volunteering continuing to be popular choices. While the process of using vocational education certificates for university entry is changing under the new ATAR system, some universities are still recognising Certificate III’s as a pathway into specified courses. One qualification of a Certificate III or higher can also be used in the calculation of an ATAR. However, as our girls this year have demonstrated, vocational courses are definitely a value-add for their resume, regardless of their future study or work plans.

Congratulations to all the girls who have completed vocational training this year, and for being proactive in developing the skills you need to get you where you want to go. It is so exciting for us to hear how these VET qualifications are helping you to get to where you want to go.

Mrs Belinda Paul
VET Coordinator

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Venice at night

23 November 2018

The Social Science Department has organised an exciting enrichment and educational travel opportunity for our students in Years 9 to 12 in 2019. We would like to offer you and your daughter the chance to spend the September and October holidays visiting Italy.

Our Italian Treasures Tour offers each of us the prospect to explore the rich history, culture, art, architecture, food and natural beauty of these extraordinary destinations.

Some highlights:

  • The Eternal City, Rome (Colosseum, Roman Forum, Pantheon, Trevi Fountain, Spanish Steps)
  • The Vatican City (Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel, St. Peter’s Basilica and Square)
  • Tivoli – Villa Adrianna (Summer Palace of the Emperor Hadrian) and Villa d’Este (Astounding Renaissance water feature garden)
  • Montecassino Abbey (Destroyed during World War II and rebuilt)
  • Herculaneum and Villa Oplontis (Destroyed by Mt. Vesuvius, remarkable archaeology)
  • Naples, the thriving heart of Southern Italy
  • Sublime Sorrento
  • The extraordinary Amalfi Coast
  • The magnificent island of Capri
  • Assisi – Saints Francis and Clare along with the magical Umbrian countryside
  • Tuscan splendours in Siena and San Gimignano
  • The majesty of Florence (Uffizi Gallery and Accademia)
  • Ravenna (Stunningly beautiful Ancient Byzantine Mosaics)
  • La Serenissima, serene Venice, a city like no other (St Mark’s Basilica and Square, the Doges Palace and views from atop of the belltower)
  • Padua (One of oldest and most remarkable cities in Northern Italy)
  • Verona (Made famous in Romeo and Juliet and by the well preserved Roman amphitheatre)
  • The Italian beauty of Lake Garda
  • Magical Milan (Shop in the Galleria, visit La Scala, arguably the world’s premier opera house and theatre and other highlights)

We will have the chance to learn much more about the people and culture of this remarkable country.  Whilst we aim to utilise our time touring, there will also be plenty of opportunities to relax and enjoy the experiences of travel, including shopping and taking in La Dolce Vita, the good life.

People interested are encouraged to indicate this on the Expression of Interest Form. Please return this form to Mr Duffin at school by Monday 3 December 2018. Deposits will be due in early February.

If you are interested and would like more information please contact Mr Leigh Duffin by phone on (07) 4688 8821 (w) or via email duffinl@glennie.qld.edu.au.

Mr Leigh Duffin
Head of Department – Senior Years Social Science
Tour Co-ordinator

Click here to download a Brochure, Introduction Letter, Travel Tour links and Expression of Interest form.

 

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Eye Spy Glennie in the Media

23 November 2018

Did you spot these stories in the Media?

  • Paige Edwards (Year 12), Lily Black (Year 11), Abelee Stanley (Year 11), Anna Dingley (Year 9), Alex McDonald (Year 10), Ella Kowitz (Year 10) and Matilda Leicht (Year 11) received mentions on the Downs Rugby website:  16 named as part of QLD Youth Sevens Squad.
  •   Glennie Formal photo gallery appeared in The Chronicle:  Glennie red carpet arrivals

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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Wonderful volunteers

16 November 2018

Our wonderful School volunteers were honoured last week at a special reception to thank them for their invaluable contributions to the School and our Glennie girls.

We congratulate the following parents on their nominations for awards in 2018:

Lyndal Brown, Cindy Coggan, Robyn Dunn, Jessica Garratt, Tonya Grant, Jane Heidrich, Linda Lester, Jason Lipp, Hanna Mclean, Jo McSweeney, Jason Meyer, Julie Meyer, Glenn Morton, Kylie Morton, Lynette Poole, Pru Rattray, Paul Reedy, Karen Reeves, Shaz Willmington and Fleur Winter.

We sadly farewell the following parents with daughters graduating this year:  Robyn and Nigel Dunn, Tamara and John Hall, Paul and Yvette Reedy, Karen and Ray Reeves, Susan and Jaco Van der Merwe.

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Ballerinas shine

16 November 2018

Last Saturday and Sunday over 50 Junior, Middle and Senior Years girls participated in Royal Academy of Dance Ballet exams. The girls have all worked so hard for several months and we eagerly await their results. Thank you to dance tutors Lyall Blanco, Emily Mair, Lucy Panitz, Meg Ziesemer and Year 12 assistants Rachel Hall and Anthea Jones. Also a huge thank you to Mrs Karen Ciesiolka and her daughter Summer for giving up their weekend and helping to get the girls organised with leotards, numbers, ribbons, buns and to their family for assisting with the set up and pack up. Thank you also to Charles Lynch for the perfect catering for our examiner Ms Robyn Hick.

Ms Janene Mills
Junior, Middle and Senior Years Teacher

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