Swim Australia CEO visits Glennie Aquatic Centre

25 November 2016

In June, Mr Gary Toner was appointed CEO of Swim Australia.  Mr Toner is currently on a regional tour as part of Swim Safer Week. This week, Glennie Aquatic Centre staff had the pleasure in welcoming him to the Centre. Centre Manager, Ms Shannon Townsend introduced Mr Toner to Head Swimming Coach Mr Codie Grimsey and our swimming instructors. He was able to see the swimming programmes offered to families, witness swimming instructors in action and get a feel for their engagement with young swimmers and their families.  

The Glennie Aquatic Centre thanks Mr Toner for his visit and will take his feedback on board to continually improve service to its swimming families.

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Sports Awards

18 November 2016

On Friday November 11, the annual Glennie Sports Awards were held at the Highfields Cultural Centre. It was a great celebration of sporting achievement at Glennie, and also a chance for us to thank our hard-working coaches and others who make sports a possibility for our students.

Guest speaker, Mountaineer Alyssa Azar, spoke to the audience about the challenges she has overcome and the sacrifice she has made to reach her goals.

Many thanks to Mrs Draheim, Mrs Cooper, the HPE Staff and the Sports Committee for their organisation and contribution on the night. The Glennie Sports Supporters assisted by contributing to the cost of catering for the evening, and we thank you for your ongoing support.

The winners of major awards for 2016 were:

  • Team of the Year: 13 Years Touch Football Team
  • Runner Up to The Glennie P - 6 Sports Girl of the Year: Jessica Fitzgibbons
  • The Glennie P - 6 Prize for Sportsmanship: Caitlin Spanner
  • Cathryn Monz Award: Abbey Moller
  • The McIntyre Trophy: Sommer-Jade Brameld
  • The Katrina Sim Trophy: Abigail Schoorl
  • The Webster Family Trophy for Glennie School Sportsmanship: Anthea Moodie
  • The Mariners Trophy: Bree Thornton
  • Callandoon Cup for Sportsmanship: Lillian Smith
  • Katrina Kelly Award for Contribution to Sport: Matilda Parry-Okeden
  • The Glennie P - 6 Sports Girl of the Year: Abbey Wardle
  • The Junior Sportswoman of the Year: Isabelle Reed
  • The Senior Sportswoman of the Year: Ireland Lee

Congratulations, not only to the major award winners, but to every girl who contributed to sport at Glennie.

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Futsal

18 November 2016

Futsal Season 2 for 2016 wrapped up last week. With record numbers playing, Futsal at Glennie is going from strength to strength. We had one premiership winning team in Glennie Rothem, and one runner-up team: Glennie Strikers.

Next Tuesday our Under 13 futsal team will travel to Coomera to compete in the Inaugural State Championships after becoming the Darling Downs champions in October. We wish them the best of luck.

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Equestrians Celebrate

18 November 2016

Last Sunday, all Glennie equestrians and their families joined together for their Annual General Meeting and Break Up Party for 2016.  

Mrs Ashley-Cooper took time out of her busy schedule, to attend this function and farewell our senior riders. We thank her sincerely for her support of our team, and her efforts in coming to watch them ride throughout the year.

The newly elected Glennie Equestrian Supporters Team committee for 2017 includes both some familiar and new faces. Mr Paul Reedy has taken on the Presidency once again, along with Mrs Rhonda Wilkie as Vice President and Mrs Rosemary Lawrence as Treasurer. GEST would like to welcome Mrs Libby Bellars as their new Secretary for 2017.

Perpetual trophies were presented for the overall point winners in each of the competition categories.  Eve Muirhead was the year's Combined Training winner, while  Sarah Coggan won both the Dressage and Showman Trophies.  Grace Muirhead took home the trophies for Showjumping, Showhorse and Eventing for the year!  Congratulations Eve, Sarah and Grace!

Every Glennie rider received their medallions to commemorate their year's efforts in participating for their school. Congratulations to all of the girls who rode proudly for Glennie this past year. Their efforts and attitude in representing Glennie at local, state and national events, has been outstanding!

This year's Captain, Maggie Gall, handed over the reins to the newly elected captain for 2017, Ellie Reedy.  Good luck Ellie!  Farewells and thank yous were also given to the families leaving Glennie this year. After being part of our team for many years Gall, Sullivan, Huddleston and Rodda families will be sadly missed.

This lovely afternoon and delicious barbeque lunch was shared at Mark and Rhonda Wilkie's home, with swimming and lots of gift giving of course!  Thank you to the Wilkie family.

The Glennie Equestrian Team welcomes new riders.  Girls who have a horse and can ride independently should contact Miss Jacky Redman at redmanj@glennie.qld.edu.au for more information.

The team wishes everyone a wonderful holiday and a safe and happy Christmas!

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Water Polo

18 November 2016

Australian Captain here at Glennie this Sunday

The Darling Downs Schools Water Polo team which includes five Glennie players has been hard at training at the Glennie Aquatic Centre on Sunday afternoons for the past three weeks with Simon Daley from the Brisbane based Academy Water Polo.

This training has been beneficial to both the players and team officials who have gained valuable skills and tactics to use at next year's state championships

This Sunday the sessions will be conducted by the current Australian Water Polo Captain and three times Olympian, Rhys Howden.

It is not every day that any Australian player let alone the current Captain comes to Toowoomba to conduct a training session for a Darling Downs School Sport team

All Glennie current water polo players are encouraged to come along and watch. We are sure that you will gain a great deal from the session to improve your game

The girls’ team trains from 2:00pm - 4:00pm followed by the boys from 4:00pm -6:00pm  

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Go, Tufnell!

18 November 2016

The girls in Years 7 to 10 spent Thursday in the pool for the Margaret Sharpe and Dr Tim Barrett Swimming Carnival.

The Year 10 girls were in charge for the day, leading the war cries and motivating their Houses. Even without their sporty seniors, Tufnell won the day with 971 points, followed by Hale (958), Webber (816) and Donaldson (618). Major winners were:

  • Margaret Sharpe Cup runner-up: Torwen Eerkens
  • Margaret Sharpe Cup for the best swimmer in Years 7 to 9, Caitlin Lipp
  • Dr Tim Barrett Cup runner-up: Yinte Eerkens
  • Dr Tim Barrett Cup for the best swimmer in Year 10: Abigail Schoorl

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Knowles Cup Tennis

11 November 2016

Over the weekend, the Glennie Knowles Cup Tennis team travelled to Brisbane to compete in the semi-finals in B Grade, Intermediate and Junior age divisions. Despite playing some great tennis, the Juniors and B Grade were unable to progress to the finals; however, the Intermediate team progressed to play Lourdes Hill in the Final. In hot and humid conditions, the girls were victorious, winning the Intermediate Competition for the first time.

Congratulations to Molly McKinlay, Amelia Moss, Phoebe Christie, Tilly Parry-Okeden and Kirralee Bronkurst on their win. Molly was also named player of the tournament for her consistent efforts throughout the season. Very well done, girls!

Many thanks to the dedicated parents for their support of the girls throughout the season. Also, a special thank you to Mr Beutel for his tireless efforts with the girls. He provides a positive environment for the students, whilst ensuring steady improvement. Best wishes to Katie Deane, Abbey Moller, Georgia Kennedy and Aimee Sullivan, our Year 12 students, who wrap up their time in the Knowles Cup squad. You will be missed girls!

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Andrews Cup Gymnastics and Basketball

11 November 2016

Congratulations to the Andrews Cup Gymnastics and Basketball Teams that competed in Brisbane last Friday.  Well done to the girls for their training and hard work and thank you to the coaches for the time they have given.

Gymnastics

  • A Grade Gymnastics: 6th
  • B Grade Gymnastics: 5th
  • C Grade Gymnastics: 6th
  • D Grade Gymnastics: 6th

Basketball

  • Social White:  No score
  • Social Maroon: No score
  • Division 2 Basketball: 2nd

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Primary All Schools Touch Football

11 November 2016

Over the weekend, two Glennie Junior Touch Football teams mixed it with the best in Queensland. They were a part of the annual All Schools event where 64 girls teams from across the state played off in a knock-out event. In their divisions, the A Grade team came 13th and the Development Team came 29th.

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Club G Volleyball over for another year.

11 November 2016

2016 has been another successful year for Club G Volleyball. Not only did we have nine teams participating in both seasons of our local competition, but girls also participated in the Darling Downs Schools Cup, Queensland Volleyball Intermediate Schools Cup in Toowoomba and the Queensland Volleyball Senior Schools Cup in the brand new venue at Coomera (built for the Commonwealth Games).

All of these events have seen the girls improving their skills and working as a team. We certainly hope that they’ve had some fun along the way as well! A special congratulations must also go to GS2 who won the bronze medal in their final game of Season 2 on Tuesday night. They worked hard and won a close game against Concordia. Well done, girls!

A heartfelt thank you also goes out to Olivia Stonestreet who has worked tirelessly as the 2016 Volleyball Captain. Her dedication and enthusiasm has not gone unnoticed. Her kind, gentle spirit has been felt by the other girls in the sport. Thank you for a fantastic year, Olivia.

Our program would not run (from March to November) without our coaches - Olivia Stonestreet, Taylor Jannusch, Nikki Seis, Annie Phillips, Mr Hugh Stone, Miss Kacey McEwan, Miss Amy Brider and Mrs Caroline McLean. Thank you for your tireless effort every week!

Mrs Hede is the cornerstone who holds our program together and thank you is simply not enough to express our appreciation for the devotion and passion she has dedicated to our sport this year. We may not all say it often enough, but Mrs Hede, we love what you do and your guidance and leadership are truly appreciated.

As we close another year of volleyball, Mrs Hede and I would like to say one final thank you to all of the girls who played this year. We look forward to seeing you all again next year!

Miss Leanne Mitchell
Volleyball Co-ordinator

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State Champions

4 November 2016

Ella Harvey and Georgia Bielby went to Bundaberg to compete in the Darling Downs team at the Under 12 State Cricket Championships. This was Ella's second year in the team and also her second time at the state championships. It was Georgia's first year. The girls were delighted when their team won and they are now Queensland cricket champions.

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Gold for floor routine

4 November 2016

Glennie gymnastics competed in the inaugural Queensland Team Gym carnival held in Brisbane last weekend. The Glennie team consisted of nine high-school gymnasts, who competed on mini trampoline, tumbling, and floor. They achieved a bronze award for mini trampoline and tumbling, but the highlight was achieving a gold award for their floor routine.

Similar to competitive gymnastics, each event in Team Gym is judged out of a possible 10 points. A gold is awarded for an 8.5 or higher, a silver for 7 to 8.5 and a bronze for up to 7 points. Unlike competitive levels though, Team Gym is scored as a team. It is all about working together, including each gymnast and creating interesting routines to perform as a whole group.

Photo (with award) L-R: Back Row - Brooke Thomas, Maddie Sherar, Samantha Healy, Karma O'Reilly, Frances Wright, Amy Brider (Coach)

Front Row - Angellina Squires, Felicity Brown, Shakita Foster, Samantha Brider

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Sports Colours

4 November 2016

Girls from the Middle and Senior Years were presented with half-colours and special awards in a variety of sports this week. The majority of these students are recognised for their selection in Darling Downs representative teams. These awards are presented in the lead up to our Sports Awards evening to be held on November 11 at the Highfields Cultural Centre.

Congratulations to the following girls.

Special Recognition Awards

  • Darling Downs Under 15 Rugby 7s Team: Georgie Daniells
  • Cheerleading - National Title: Chloe Heidrich
  • Queensland FFA Futsal Team: Lucinda Jensen
  • Queensland Heptathlon Team: Ireland Lee
  • Queensland Heat Athletics Team: Anthea Moodie

Senior Years Half-Colours

Athletics: Shona Davidson, Emma McKelvie, Eden Willmington

  • Athletics & Cross Country: Kate McLennan
  • Cross Country: Harriet Killen, Emmi Lewis, Charlotte Lindemann
  • Cross Country & Triathlon: Abigail Schoorl
  • Equestrian: Maggie Gall, Jamie Rodda
  • Football: Lucinda Jensen, Meg Killen
  • Netball: Renee Clark
  • Softball: Emily Byrne
  • Swimming: Yinte Eerkens
  • Triathlon: Claudia Sullivan
  • Volleyball: Jessica Stone
  • Water Polo: Nell Brodie, Georgie Daniells, Pippy Donaldson

Middle Years Half-Colours

  • Athletics: Alysssa Baker, Kartia Chin, Anna Dingley, Michaela Horn, Josie Larsen, Taleah McGrane, Brittney Nicholson
  • Athletics & Cross Country: Molly Martin
  • Athletics, Touch Football: Isabelle Reed
  • Cross Country: Torwen Eerkens
  • Cross Country & Triathlon: Emily Rattray
  • Equestrian & Touch Football: Holly Willmington
  • Football: Izzy Harris
  • Hockey: Ella White, Peppa Carter
  • Netball: Ava Black
  • Orienteering: Laura de Jong
  • Orienteering & Swimming: Kasey Lane
  • Softball & Cricket: Ella Harvey
  • Swimming: Kasey Koina
  • Swimming & Touch Football: Mognild Eerkens
  • Tennis: Amy Webster
  • Touch Football: Jessica Barnes, Matilda Leicht
  • Triathlon: Jacinta Sullivan, Olivia Sullivan
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Sports Awards

4 November 2016

Our annual Sports Awards evening is taking place next Friday night at the Highfields Cultural Centre. We are looking forward to celebrating a wonderful year of sport at Glennie.

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Volleyball

4 November 2016

Good luck to the girls in the GS2 team who will be battling it out for bronze in the current Toowoomba Volleyball season.

The girls will be playing at Harristown State High School Indoor Gym commencing at 4:40pm Tuesday, 8 November; we encourage as many supporters as possible to come and cheer on our girls.

Well done to all our other teams on an amazing season of Volleyball.

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Tennis

4 November 2016

After some fantastic results against St. Margaret’s and St. Rita’s last weekend, Glennie has secured semi-final places in the B Grade, Intermediate and Junior divisions of this prestigious competition. Semi-finals will be played this Sunday morning at The Brisbane Tennis Centre in Tennyson with finals to be played in the afternoon. Good luck, girls!

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Prep and Year 1 enjoy the pool

4 November 2016

Our youngest Glennie girls in Prep to Year 1 enjoyed some time in the pool yesterday for their swimming carnival. They all looked splendid in their swimming costumes and embraced the spirit of Donaldson, Hale, Tufnell and Webber.  

Year 6 girls and Aquatic Centre staff were in the pool to lend a helping hand.

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Lacrosse

4 November 2016

Marking the end of the Year 12 unit on lacrosse, the year 12 girls challenged the Year 11 girls to a game. The two year levels battled it out on Thursday lunchtime.

Great skills from both teams were evident, but this year's winners with a convincing 5-2 win were the Year 12 girls!

Photo courtesy of Jorga Beutel

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Head of Sport Mr Brad Griffiths writes

28 October 2016

 As the year draws to a close, time becomes more precious, deadlines become tighter and stress levels generally increase. It is a timely reminder to ensure that physical activity is not one of the things that fall by the wayside as exercise plays a part in maintaining balance in times of perceived or actual stress.

Glennie girls have been extremely busy over the last few weeks, participating in their usual sports activities as well as a number of carnivals.

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Athletics

28 October 2016

Glennie sent an impressive number of athletes to the recent Queensland School Sport Athletics Championships. There was a host of outstanding performances with many athletes recording personal best times and qualifying for finals. Many of these girls are training four or five times per week, so it is a just reward for them. Result highlights are as follows:

  • Anthea Moodie - Gold Medal in High Jump
  • Ireland Lee - Silver Medals in Discus and Shot Put
  • Taleah McGrane - Silver Medal in High Jump
  • Michaela Horn - Silver Medal in Shot Put

Many thanks to coaches Rod Franke and Tim Davies for their ongoing support of our athletes.

Congratulations, girls!

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Andrews Cup Softball

28 October 2016

On Monday 24 October, two teams of Junior Years girls travelled to Downey Park for the annual Andrews Cup Softball carnival. We had perfect weather for this event. The girls were in great spirits and ready for a full day’s competition. Both teams played four round games before heading into the semi-finals and play-offs.

The A Grade team was coached by Mrs Griffiths and Mrs Byrne. This team finished fifth in the competition. The girls put in a solid effort, both on the field and when batting.

The C Grade girls were undefeated in the rounds and semi-finals. This team played Clayfield College in the final, which was very exciting to watch. Unfortunately, the girls lost, in a well-contested game, and finished second in their division. Thank you to Mr Griffiths and Miss Kingdom who coached the C Grade team.

Also thank you to Glennie Softball Captain, Taylor Jannusch, for her leadership and umpiring skills. Congratulations to all team members on their efforts and teamwork.

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Tennis

28 October 2016

Knowles Cup tennis teams continue their impressive efforts against the best tennis schools in Brisbane. With two rounds left to play, Glennie remains in contention for the semi-finals in 3 of 4 grades.

Good luck against St Rita’s and St Margaret’s this weekend, girls.

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Need new boots?

28 October 2016

Does your daughter need new boots?

Would you like to get a few dollars for the ones she has grown out of?

Please add to this impressive stock of boots so we can help girls play better football or touch or whatever her thing is!

We have all sizes available but we still need more. Clean them up, label them with your daughter’s name and price so she can drop them off to Mrs Watts in the Sports Office!

The sale will be from Monday 14 November. Keep an eye on notices!

If you really need boots urgently, contact Mrs Watts today wattss@glennie.qld.edu.au

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Hockey

28 October 2016

Glennie finished 13th at the Queensland All-Schools Hockey tournament held in Toowoomba earlier in the week. The girls were undefeated in their pool matches on the first day and finished the tournament on Tuesday with a win in their final match.

Thank you to Peter Langford for coaching the girls and to Susie White for managing the team.

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Sports Team Photos

21 October 2016

Sports photos will be taken next week from Tuesday to Friday at Lunchtime. Students are to be at the Chapel Gardens at 12:45 on the day of their photos. Girls DO NOT need to get changed, as we will take photos in school uniform. Seniors in photos on Wednesdays will be permitted to wear sports uniform as they will be in Sports uniform for Sport and Fitness.

Please email Mr Griffiths if you have any questions. For the schedule, please click here.

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