Garden party for Grandparents Day and Ballgames

21 September 2018

What a wonderful day to celebrate the last day of Term 3 and the love we all share for our grandparents and special guests.  The Middle and Senior Years Grandparents' Day saw almost 400 delighted guests join us in the garden for a picnic and the annual Ball Games Carnival.  Three of our girls; Sophie Bridger, Hollie Budd and Olivia Prewitt, were lucky enough to host grandparents and GREAT grandparents. Thank you to all of our special guests for coming along to share this special day with us.  We hope you all had a lovely picnic, listening to the musical entertainment from our talented Glennie girls and sharing in some laughs and activities with your granddaughters! Congratulations to Tufnell, winners of the Grandparents’ Day Cup and Hale and Donaldson who share the acclaim of joint winners of the Glennie Old Girls’ Association Championship Cup with 177 points.  Placings for 3rd and 4th were extremely close with only one point separating Webber and Tufnell. Webber claimed 3rd with 176 points and Tufnell 4th with 166 points.

Special thanks must go to all of the teaching staff for showing our guests a lovely time in the classrooms, and to our administration and development staff for assisting with the smooth running of the day.  Catering did an amazing job with beautiful sandwiches, muffins and slices, as did the dining staff, who served our guests for the day. The laundry ladies provided us with a beautiful fresh white theme and the maintenance crew were of incredible assistance with tents, tables and chairs.  Special thanks to the girls who entertained us and to IT for helping us to hear the beautiful sounds throughout the garden. The Sports Office and Heads of Houses did a fabulous job once again hosting our annual Ball Games Carnival, and our MC's almost broke the sound barrier in their encouragement of fabulous cheering!  Sister Kate Wilshire was on hand to handle any first aid requirement and we thank her for her time on the day.  Thank you to all Glennie girls for making our guests feel so welcome. There were lots of comments about your smiles and kindness!

Our grandparents were most appreciative of the complimentary coffees made by Two Moos and most generously supplied by The Glennie School Foundation.  The raffle provided by Glennie French Immersion Supporters Group certainly ensure a few grandparents left with some lovely prizes.  

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Embrace yourself

21 September 2018

The Glennie School is proud to be a town sponsor for Taryn Brumfitt's Embrace Yourself Tour - Toowoomba. Taryn and special guest Lizzie Campbell will be at Rumours International next Wednesday night.  Tickets are still available and can be booked online.

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Admission to Communion and Baptism

21 September 2018

On Wednesday, at the upper primary end of term Eucharist in the Chapel, two girls from Year Five were baptised, and six girls were Admitted to Communion. Our girls were joined by their parents and sponsors at the service, and afterwards, they joined their families for afternoon tea outside of the chapel. Congratulations girls and thank you to Rev’d Sharon Baird for taking the service.

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From the School Chaplain

21 September 2018

This week our Year 10 girls have enjoyed three days of alternative learning experiences. On Monday we headed to the James Byrne Centre for a day of retreat. The day began with a meditation using the metaphor of a river as our journey through life. Embracing the times of stillness and turbulence, the girls were encouraged to draw their rivers, expressing feelings and emotions through art. They were then inspired by the story of Lizzie and encouraged to be ‘Girls with Guts’, challenging stereotypes and choosing happiness over the images others may portray of us. The day finished with an opportunity to ‘shred’ any negative feelings, disappointments or frustrations from the year so far and to leave feeling refreshed and renewed.

On Tuesday morning, Prudence Melom, Toowoomba's Young Citizen of the Year, spoke to the girls about the E-raced project which she founded in the hope of eliminating racism through storytelling. By harnessing the power of narrative to inform and engage, her team of storytellers shared their personal experiences as refugees or migrants. E-raced not only gives young people the opportunity to have their voices heard and their stories shared but in doing so will educate others to be more open-minded and accepting, creating a more cohesive community. Darren Pereira then presented his 'Shape Your Destiny' motivational seminar where he focused on inspiring the girls to develop the 3Cs for success: clarity - direction in their life; character - the resilience to follow through on their goals; competence - the skills to be able to take effective action.

Our focus shifted to Service Learning on Wednesday with presenters from Toowoomba and Brisbane. Two Case Manages, Madalyn Uebergang and Jillian Miller spoke to the girls about MDA (Multicultural Development Australia); who they are and what they do in terms of refugee settlement in Toowoomba. They encouraged our girls to change the conversation and seize opportunities to influence positive social change and how they can 'deliver for our community' by holding values that enhance inclusion, prosperity and equality for all. The girls were invited to partner with MDA in hosting an 'Eat Together' event. More details will come out shortly. We then welcomed Ben Cromwell from RAW Impact who spoke about overseas service opportunities. Using Isaiah 58:10 “If you spend yourselves on behalf of the hungry and satisfy the needs of the oppressed, then your light will rise in the darkness, and your night will become like the noonday”, the girls were inspired to think of ways to be of service to others in our local community and across the world.

The culminating activity of the three days were two opportunities to give to those in need. On Wednesday afternoon the girls packed Birthing Kits for Birthing Kits Foundation Australia. This organisation provides safe and clean birthing kits to women in developing countries, improving the risks associated with giving birth in unclean and unsafe areas. They also learnt to knit, creating squares which will be turned into blankets for people in need in the Toowoomba area. We hope these small activities and all the sessions presented have inspired and challenged our girls to reflect on who they are, who they are called to be, and what we are called to do as global citizens.

Blessings to all for a relaxing and joy-filled break.

Rev’d Sharon Baird
School Chaplain

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Japanese exchange

21 September 2018

Seven girls studying Japanese from Years 10 to 12 have embarked on the trip of a lifetime these September holidays! The girls will be participating in a two-week exchange to our sister school, Kyoto Girls’ High School, where they will take part in regular classes, present in Japanese at the school festival and also visit some of the famous temples and shrines located in Kyoto.  We look forward to sharing more photos of their experience.

Mrs Kristie Skett
Languages Coordinator

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French Immersion Tour update

21 September 2018

As their adventure continues, it gives us great pleasure to share more photos of their travels.

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Pitstop is pretty

21 September 2018

Glennie Pitstop Outside School Hours Care has lovely new gardens just in time for the Carnival of Flowers. The children requested a scented garden. They will soon smell the sweet scent of the lilac coloured roses when they bloom. Our maintenance team have done it again!

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French flair in the kitchen

21 September 2018

On Monday, Year 6 students in Mr. Broom's class participated in a French Immersion cooking class in the Senior Years Home Economics building.

Miss Lelion and Mrs Johns took them through the steps of making a traditional yogurt cake (Gâteau au yaourt) traditionally made by many children in primary schools in France.

The girls had a great time and successfully followed the whole class in French and got to eat and share their baking with their classmates in the afternoon. Well done girls!

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Attention Kindy 2005 students now graduating Year 12

21 September 2018

Are you a girl or boy who commenced your Kindy journey in 2005 at The Glennie Community Kindergarten?  If you are now graduating Year 12 in 2018, we would like to hear from you.

Glennie is hosting a ‘Gathering of Graduates’ event for our foundation Kindergarten class from 2005. Please spread the word so we can have as many of the Year 12 graduating Kindy students present.

Take a step down memory lane and view a photo gallery of the Official Opening.

 

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Designers shine

21 September 2018

Emerging young designers have paraded their creations this week at The Glennie School.

Year 12 Home Economics students have worked hard this term to design and create their own garments to wear next year as they embark on new and exciting adventures.

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Operation Christmas Child

21 September 2018

The Webber House Senior Committee is aiming to send 200 gift-filled shoe boxes to children in developing countries who would otherwise receive nothing at Christmas time. Our collection day for boxes is Friday 12 October. On this day every Tutor Group in the Middle and Senior Years will be bringing their filled boxes to the Christmas tree outside AD15. This will also be a casual dress day where girls bring a gold coin and some extra cash to buy baked goods at morning tea and lunch. So mark 12 October on your calendar and come dressed in your Christmas gear. If you would like to fill your own box in the holidays, Mrs. Waters has extra boxes in her office.

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Mrs Cathy Waters
Head of House - Webber

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International agents tour Glennie

21 September 2018

On Wednesday, Glennie hosted a group of international education agents from China, Hong Kong, Vietnam, Argentina, Jordan, Taiwan, Indonesia, and Korea.

The visit was part of a Study Toowoomba tour which is a joint project between Glennie, Concordia, St Ursula's, USQ, Toowoomba Regional Council, and Trade and Investment Queensland, designed to attract international students to Toowoomba.

The agents really enjoyed Glennie and were very impressed with our friendly people and beautiful campus.  During their visit, agents met students, teachers and staff, took a campus tour and enjoyed lunch in Cafe G.

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Haunted House on Vacy Street

21 September 2018

Hale's "Haunted House on Vacy Street" was a night filled with fun and laughter. The crowd got into the 'spirit' wearing some amazing outfits, dressed as witches, ghosts and scary baby dolls and clowns and there were many ‘blood’ stained dresses. Entering through a cobwebbed, dark tunnel to be greeted by some grotesque figures set the tone for the evening. Many thanks to the Hale Committee, Mrs Willmington and the generosity of the 'The Party Hut'.

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IPSHA Debating

21 September 2018

On Tuesday this week, the Junior Years girls hosted other IPSHA schools for the annual IPSHA Debating event. Glennie was joined by teams from Fairholme, Toowoomba Christian College and TACAPS for their first experience at debating against other schools. The students performed well and presented some great arguments in their debates. Thank you to Mr Broom and Miss Bullock for coordinating this and to Mrs Suhr and Mrs Wood for their support and to our amazing Year 12 Adjudicators!

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Nearly a vet convention

21 September 2018

Glennie again hosted the Nearly A Vet convention in the Junior Years Library.  There were 35 ‘nearly vets’ who had a wonderful afternoon, looking after their animals and hearing from author, Rebecca Johnson.

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IdeasPLUS Writing Workshops - Power of the Pen

21 September 2018

On Monday, selected Year 2 to 5 students participated in IdeasPLUS@Glennie writing workshops with author, Rebecca Johnson.  Girls participated in a range of activities that built their knowledge about planning great writing. Rebecca Johnson is an author and part-time primary school science teacher.  She has written over 100 books, including the ‘Juliet, Nearly a Vet’ series, Steve Parish books and the ‘Vet Cadet’ series. The Prep, Year 1 and Year 6 workshops will be held with Rebecca, early next term.

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Year Four Science Expo

21 September 2018

This term the Year 4 girls have completed a Science unit titled Magnetic Moves. Their learning focussed on how objects are subjected to forces in their environment, including magnetic forces, friction, gravity and air resistance, and how the sum of these forces can be used to explain changes in the movement or form of objects.

As a culminating activity the girls designed, created and evaluated a game that involved multiple forces. This week they held a Science Expo in their classrooms and invited parents, teachers and students from other classes to come and play their games.

“I have loved how well we have worked together and how we have been able to bring in lots of things from home to make our games.” Mae Grady.

“I liked looking at all the games the girls made. I’ve had so much fun!” April Stevenson.

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The Physics of Music/Sound

21 September 2018

This term Year 11 Physics students are learning about the Physics involved in producing sound including how musical instruments work. It began with investigations into what is required to produce a sound, transmit a sound and the importance of vibrations, which lead to the Physics version of a “group chat”. (See photo below). Students also investigated the properties of sound such as reflection, refraction and diffraction which allows us to hear around corners

Mrs Klein brought in 15 instruments in to demonstrate the principles of pitch and frequency, amplitude and loudness and fundamental notes and harmonics which included a rendition of the song from Titanic, which the girls loved.

Students are now expected to do an Experimental Research task where they will choose an instrument to investigate and use software to analyse the frequencies involved in certain notes and how they change with the length of the instrument or string. They will discuss the physics involved in their particular instrument producing a note and it’s associated harmonics or overtones. It is a challenging assignment but students at Glennie generally produce some interesting results.

Many of the students play instruments so they really appreciate learning the Physics behind how their instrument works, how the tuning of an instrument works and how and why temperature affects a note. This helps to improve their musicality and playing of their instrument.

Mrs Leanne Klein
Middle and Senior Years Teacher

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Farewell Mrs Callaghan

21 September 2018

On Monday, we said farewell to Mrs Loretta Callaghan as she finished in her role of Junior Years Tuckshop Convenor. We thank her for her work in this role and we wish her all of the best for the future.

 

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Prep Earth Day

21 September 2018

Our Prep girls have been great Planet Protectors this term, learning about and acting on ways to take care of our Earth. As a culminating event, we celebrated Earth Day this week. The girls participated in a variety of activities that reinforced how we can be good caretakers of our world.

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Save the dates!

21 September 2018

Tickets are now on sale for the Glennie Old Girls’ Association Great Gatsby -themed Cocktail party on Saturday, 10 November. Glennie Old Girls (aged 18+), parents and staff are welcome to join us for a fun-filled evening. The event will be held at Gip’s Restaurant from 7:00pm. Tickets are $80 and include a welcome drink and canapes. All financial members will receive a complimentary $10 drinks voucher.

All members of the Glennie community are welcome to join us on Friday, 9 November for a Remembrance Day service and the unveiling of the poppy project which will be followed by morning tea.

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Games with St Mary’s College

21 September 2018

A social afternoon for Year 5 and Year 6 girls, was hosted by St Mary's College. It was a wonderful opportunity for girls to socialise through games such as egg and spoon races, tug of war, soccer and tag. The girls also enjoyed a BBQ dinner. Thank you to St Mary's College for hosting this event.

Mrs Fiona Stone
Junior Years Teacher

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Eye Spy Glennie in the Media

21 September 2018

Did you spot these stories in the Media?

Emma McNab (nee Dougall GOG 2005) appeared on the Eventing Australia Facebook page and on the Equestrian Australia Facebook page

Layla Proctor (Year 8) and Ella Harvey (Year 9) appeared on the 7 News Toowoomba Facebook page:  Girls cricket

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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Outstanding day on the course

14 September 2018

Friday 7 September saw the annual Audi Centre Toowoomba Corporate Golf Classic, in conjunction with The Glennie School Foundation, take place at Toowoomba Golf Club.

The weather was perfect and the golfing action was outstanding.  Glennie Junior Years dad, Andrew Pienaar and his playing partner Owen Hollis were the overall winners on the day with a score of 59.5.  Andrew had a great day on the course, also taking out the longest drive on the 9th hole and winning the dms CREATiVE putting competition.  

By the time the rain arrived late in the afternoon, the golfers were back in the clubhouse enjoying some post-golf hospitality and a surprise performance from slam poet, Lia Walsh, who spoke about the importance of being kind and what it means for a girl to be All She Can Be in today's society.  

The funds raised from this year's golf day will go towards the School's new indoor Sports Centre.

The Glennie School Foundation would like to thank all of the major sponsors, hole sponsors, prize donors, players, supporters and everyone who helped make the day such a great success.  The Glennie School is fortunate to be surrounded by such a supportive group of people and businesses.

Major sponsors included Audi Centre Toowoomba; E-Computing Pty Ltd; St.George Bank; Clifford Gouldson Lawyers; RMA Engineers; dms CREATiVE; and K&R Plumbing Supplies QLD.

Hole sponsors included   Peter Schriek; PFD Food Services; Colliers International Toowoomba; Morgans Toowoomba; Vision Exercise Physiology; Burling Brown Architects; Byrne Surveyors; Castrol; QIEC Super; Mark Sorensen Builder Pty Ltd; Austbrokers; Northbuild Construction Western Region;Kehoe Myers; Ezali Hydro Excavations & Communications; Southern Cross Bricklaying; NAB; and Audi Centre Toowoomba.

Prize donors included Audi Centre Toowoomba; Avantix; Burger Urge; Batmobile QLD; Castrol; Clifford Park Racecourse; Colliers International Toowoomba; E-Computing Pty Ltd; Downs Office Equipment & Supplies; Empire Theatre; Enlite Electrical; Ezali Hydro Excavations & Communications; Fitzy's Toowoomba; Hannas Toowoomba; Heritage; Holiday Inn Express Brisbane Central; Homestyle Bake; Middle Ridge Family Practice; NAB; RUSSELL MINERAL EQUIPMENT - RME; Preston Peak Functions; Sedl Agencies; Sunsuper; The Chronicle; Treats Chocolates; Clive and Conchita Armitage; Elizabeth Gillam; Mark and Liz Norman; Peter Rookas; and Ros Whittaker.

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Celebrating staff

14 September 2018

Congratulations to Glennie's tennis coach Mr Clinton Beutel, on his recent achievements in the 2018 Darling Downs Bodybuilding Regional Championship held last weekend in Toowoomba.  Mr Beutel gained a First Place in the Masters Division and a Second in the Novice, which has qualified him to compete in the State Championship in two weeks time. Good luck Mr B!

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