Andrews Cup Softball

21 October 2016

AOur Andrews Cup Softball teams will travel to Downey Park, Windsor, Brisbane on Monday for the annual Andrews Cup Competition. Girls need to be at school by 6:00am and will return approximately 6:00pm. Good luck, girls and coaches!

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Queensland selection for Izzy

21 October 2016

Year 8 girl Izzy Harris was today named in the under 15 FFA Queensland Futsal team. Izzy is an electrifying player and is very deserving of this honour. The FFA (Football Federation Australia) is the nationally accredited association of both the indoor and outdoor game, and selection through this pathway is a wonderful achievement.

Izzy will compete in the National Championships in Sydney in January 2017. A few months of travelling to training days ahead, and I know she will work hard in preparation for the national titles.

Congratulations, Izzy!

Mrs Sue Watts
Futsal and Football Co-ordinator

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Water Polo

21 October 2016

The Toowoomba Water Polo season has commenced with Glennie fielding three strong teams in the schools’ competition; that’s an amazing 52 girls signing up to play.

All three teams have had great starts with some outstanding wins so far.

Glennie’s strength is evident with five Glennie girls being selected in the 2017 Darling Downs team. Congratulations to Georgie Daniells, Pippy Donaldson, Maddi Webber, Isabella Macpherson and Angie Sharp. They will head to the Gold Coast in March 2017.

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Touch down at All Schools Touch Tournament

14 October 2016

Last Thursday morning, 38 students and five staff members travelled to Brisbane to compete in the four day Queensland All Schools touch football tournament.  Even though playing conditions were quite difficult with temperatures reaching 30 to 35 degrees, the 13 Years, 15 Years and Open teams, played a minimum of six games each. The girls demonstrated some outstanding team work, inspiring touch football skills and as a result, achieved some significant results.

This tournament is considered the largest Schools Touch Football event in Australia. There were 80 teams in the 15 years girls division alone.

The Open (18 years) team played each game with commitment and determination.  Although not placing in their pool, the girls achieved their team goal and continued to improve with each game. Thank you to Mrs Kelly Dyson for her leadership and guidance. Congratulations to the girls for their positive support of each other and their efforts.

The 15 years team finished second in their pool, winning some games with imposing scores. However, with two draws and one loss in our seven games, the team missed the top 16 (quarter finals) by one touchdown and finished 17th. Attention must be drawn to the girls’ capacity to compete with direction and composure when playing under incredibly difficult circumstances. The girls were asked to face an opposition who were quite rough verbally and physically and so too their supporting crowd; yet the girls retained control, played some extraordinary touch football and demonstrated grit. It is in moments like these when I am reminded of the calibre of the girls we have in our School, and just how proud I am to be coaching them. Congratulations girls, on your successes this tournament and for your courage and determination.

The 13 years girls only drew two games of the seven pool games which enabled them to finish in the top eight (out of 43 teams). They reached the quarter final which they only lost in extra time. It was a thrilling game. The team they played, went on to play in the grand final. Remember, this little team won the South West Queensland All Schools touch football tournament.  What a remarkable season this team has had under the guidance of two very astute coaches, Miss Lauren Potter and Miss Paige Leicht.  Congratulations to all of you!

Special mention must made of Ms Lisa Cooper, who behind the scenes and at the tournament, spent many hours booking, planning, organising, negotiating and basically doing everything; thank you. Parents are acknowledged for enabling their daughters to be a part of this campaign; for their willingness to drive them to training, games and for giving  their time and money to allow them to attend; thank you. Finally I need to recognise the exceptional assistance of Mr Darren Reed, Mrs Sharon Willmington and Mrs Sally Neal, who went above and beyond to support the staff and students at the tournament.

At the completion of the All Schools Touch Tournament players were asked to allocate points to members of their team to determine a student who is considered a “Players’ Player”.  While there are no set criteria, generally points are given to girls who demonstrate sportsmanship, who place the needs of the team above their own, who are positive and supportive and who always play their very best, regardless of ability.  This award is considered very special as it is the player’s peers who determine who receives the award and there is no coach/manager input. Anna Neale, Georgie Daniells and Matilda Leicht were announced the recipients of this award, receiving their medallions at Assembly this week.

What a wonderful way to end the Middle and Senior Years season of representative Touch Football. The future of touch football at the Glennie School looks very bright!

Mrs Kaye Broadfoot

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Darling Downs Captains Announced

14 October 2016

Ireland Lee was happy to send us the news that the captains for the Darling Downs Athletics Team have been announced. Congratulations to Laura Baartz who was named Darling Downs girls Track Captain and Ireland Lee who was named Darling Downs girls Field Captain. These girls will compete in the Senior competition. 

Laura and Island are pictured with the boys’ captains Arnie Briel, Track Captain and Conor McLoughlin, Field Captain.

We have also heard that Isabelle Reed has been named the girls Captain for the 12 and Under team.

Good luck next week, girls!

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14 October 2016

On Monday 10 October  the Inaugural Under 13 Darling Downs Futsal invitational competition was held at Harristown SHS.

Throughout the day, our girls played against St Ursula's College, St Joseph’s Stanthorpe, Centenary Heights and Harristown.

The young Glennie girls dominated this competition and were undefeated for the day. Not only that, they conceded only two goals for the whole tournament.

As a result of this convincing win, the U13 Glennie team has been invited to play in the State titles to be held later in the term on the Gold Coast.

I was really proud of all of the girls and especially our three All Schools Touch players, who backed up after a long weekend of playing touch in Brisbane.

We are in Week 2 of the Term 4 futsal competition. With over 100 hundred girls playing, Thursday nights are very busy!

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Rookie Challenge

14 October 2016

Over the holidays, Lucinda Jensen was invited to the inaugural Queensland Cricket Rookie Challenge. The Challenge was an official part of the Queensland Cricket Pathway and provided an opportunity for 48 of the state’s most talented female players to showcase their skills in front of Queensland Cricket’s State Selection Panel, Talent Officers, and Under 18 Coaching Staff.

Lucinda was the opening batswoman in all three games. In the first T20 game she scored 41 off 52 balls, and in the second, 27 off 56 balls. In the final game, Lucinda batted for the entire innings of the 50 over game and was not out for 80 runs off 132 balls.

In recognition of her efforts, Lucinda was awarded the “Player of the Rookie Challenge” medal and is shown accepting the medal from Queensland Fire All-rounder Sammy-Jo Johnson.  

Lucinda has been selected into the training squad for the Under 18 National Championships to be played in Hobart in late November.

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Knock Outs

14 October 2016

A team of 14 students travelled to Brisbane last weekend for the Schools Knockout Athletics meet. Glennie entered two teams: an Intermediate and a Senior team.

There were some great individual performances and it is worthy to note that the majority of our Intermediate team is still eligible for Junior competition. Furthermore, there were a number of girls who travelled between the Touch All-Schools tournament and Athletics, which was a huge effort and a great display of commitment.

Congratulations to our Senior team who placed fourth overall.

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Queensland selection for Ava

7 October 2016

Glennie girls remained very active over the holidays with some outstanding results at state and national events.

Congratulations to Year 8 girl Ava Black who has gained selection into Queensland’s Ladies 13 Years Indoor Netball team that will compete at the Australian championships in Melbourne in November. 

Her team "VIPERS-Victoria point" won the Queensland championships held at Ipswich in September. They beat Magic, the Queensland reigning champions for three years, in a very exciting 29-16 victory.

This is the second time Ava has been selected into the Queensland Indoor team and last year she was selected into the Australian 12 Years team.

She plans to put her best foot forward in an attempt to progress to the Australian team again this year, which will be named in Melbourne in December.

If successful, she will tour with Australia to South Africa in July 2017. Fingers crossed!

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National Reserve Champion for Eve and Grace Muirhead

7 October 2016

Six Glennie girls were part of a 94 member Queensland team that travelled to the Sydney International Equestrian Centre during the holidays to compete in the Goldolphin National Interschool Equestrian Championships. The girls were thrilled to be riding where many of the current Australian Equestrian Olympians have competed.

At the opening ceremony where all participants were welcomed, Glennie parent  and manager of the Queensland Show Horse Team, Mrs Cindy Coggan, was asked to read the parent oath on behalf of all parents.

Glennie girls competed in three disciplines: Dressage, Combined Training and Show Horse. Queensland placed third behind NSW and Victoria. All Glennie girls rode well with some excellent individual results. They are to be congratulated for their sportsmanship and perseverance as some of our younger riders were riding against others who were up to six years older.

Congratulations to Eve Muirhead who was the Australian Reserve Champion for Combined Training (Dressage and Showjumping combined). She jumped a height of 80cm which is the highest level possible for a primary entrant.

Eve was also a member of the Queensland team that was the Reserve National Champion overall for Combined Training. Eve’s sister Grace was also named an Australian Reserve Champion in the Secondary Working Hunter division.

Individual Results:

Eve Muirhead:

  • Primary Combined Training (80cm) – Reserve Champion

Grace Muirhead:

  • Secondary Working Hunter – Reserve Champion
  • Secondary Combined Training (80cm) – 3rd

Holly Willmington:

  • Secondary Show Horse – 11th

Rebecca Roellgen:

  • Secondary Combined Training (60cm) – 8th
  • Secondary Dressage: Elementary – 16th

Sarah Coggan:

  • Secondary Dressage: Medium – 13th
  • Secondary Dressage: Advanced – 9th

Jamie Rodda:

  • Secondary Dressage: Novice – 16th
  • Secondary Working Hunter – 9th

As this is the last major interschool competition for the year, a huge thank you goes to all parents, coaches and others who have assisted and supported the Glennie Equestrian Team for 2016.

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Gymnastics State Titles

7 October 2016

During the school holidays, 12 Glennie Gymnasts travelled to Brisbane to compete at the Queensland  Junior State Titles. This is the first time in a very long time Glennie has had boys in the program who qualified for State Titles, so it was a great achievement. The girls performed well throughout the event and achieved many personal best scores. Well done to all the gymnasts and coaches for their efforts leading up to and including the State Titles.

Girls Level 4

  • Amelia Achilles, Scarlett Martin, Hannah Meyer, Chloe Peters and Sierra Barnes

Girls Level 5

  • Georgia McTaggart and Bridie Lindenmayer

Girls Level 6

  • Kaitlyn Sanson and Kari Donaldson

Boys Level 3

  • Ben Miller, Grant Eldridge-Hayes and Finn Parrington

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Summer Sport

7 October 2016

Term 4 is an extremely busy term with Junior Touch, Futsal, Volleyball, Tennis, and Water polo all commencing next week. With a number of girls still training heavily for their upcoming athletics events, girls need to be careful that they have not over-committed themselves. Any queries the girls may have can be answered by any one of the friendly Sports Office staff.

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Good Luck

7 October 2016

Good luck to our three All Schools Touch teams (pictured) who are currently in Brisbane competing in the Queensland All Schools Touch football tournament. This event attracts teams from all over Australia as well as New Zealand and Singapore. There are over 400 teams and 5,000 students competing over the four-day carnival.

We also wish the Glennie Tennis team the best of luck as they commence their Annual Knowles Cup campaign this Saturday. The girls will travel to Churchie in Brisbane this week. Over the coming weeks they will play games in Toowoomba and in Brisbane against some very strong competition.


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Squad Timetables

7 October 2016

For any information about squad swimming or learn to swim, contact the Glennie Aquatic Centre 07 4688 8845

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15 September 2016

On Sunday September 11, approximately 30 students contested the annual Glennie Tennis Championships. The Championships consist of Singles and Doubles draws in Junior, Intermediate, and Senior age divisions. On what proved to be a spectacular Spring day, there was some fantastic tennis played in each division.

Many thanks to all of the parents who attended the event to support their daughters, School Tennis Coach Mr Beutel and Mrs Ashley-Cooper for her multiple visits. All divisions were evenly contested, however, winners for the day were as follows:

  • Junior Singles – Tiggy Ladner
  • Junior Doubles – Tiggy Ladner & Amy Webster
  • Intermediate Singles – Phoebe Christie
  • Intermediate Doubles – Nina Fawckner & Lauren Officer
  • Senior Singles – Alyssa Ball
  • Senior Doubles – Alyssa Ball & Katie Deane

We now look ahead to the Knowles Cup season in Term 4.

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Parent Sport Survey

15 September 2016

Thank you to those parents who have taken the time to complete the online sport survey. With well over 100 responses so far, it is clear that the parent voice is one of the key factors when planning for future sport options at The School. If you would like to complete the survey, please click here. The survey will close on Friday September 23.

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Club G Coaches’ Function

15 September 2016

The Sports Department welcomed coaches from all activities last week for an end of season get together. It was an opportunity for coaches to meet others and discuss their practice and share ideas. There was some discussion on the night about sporting culture at Glennie, and this includes coaches. Into the future, we will look at how we can best support our coaches to provide our students with the best possible care. Regular professional development opportunities will be a part of the sport calendar for 2017.

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All Teams, All Day Training, All Schools

15 September 2016

In preparation for the Queensland All Schools Touch Football event to be held in Brisbane, from 6 to 9 October, the Glennie 13, 15 and 18yrs teams participated in an All Teams Training Day at Kearney Springs, last Sunday.

With the weather smiling on us the players enjoyed the collaborative nature of the day.

As the final opportunity to train heading into the holidays, coaches and players found this extended training time and game play valuable preparation.

In addition to refining skills, each team was presented with two challenges in order to build a sense of team identity. Firstly, teams needed to unify their group with some form of clothing item. Secondly, they needed to prepare (and present) a war cry.  The competition was fiercely contested with girls wearing ribbons, coloured zinc, fluorescent shirts and hand-made domino dots. We were regaled with the cries of “bring it on, brave and bold, we are here to win some gold”, “we train on vegemite” and “turn on the radio and what do you hear?” suggesting Glennie would be the ultimate winner in each age division.

While the 13 years team was the winner of the challenges, narrowly beating the 15 years girls, all teams demonstrated a sense of identity and a desire to be united, to play to their strengths, and ultimately enjoy playing this great game.  The rewards of these attributes will no doubt prove extremely positive at the tournament in October.

A big thank you to the coaching staff who gave up their Sunday to train and support the girls: Ms Lisa Cooper, Miss Lauren Potter, Ms Paige Leicht and Miss Kelly Dyson.

The Glennie Sports Supporters also need to be acknowledged for funding our wonderful BBQ lunch, drinks, snacks and treats. A special thank you to Mr Darren Reed who purchased, transported, cooked and prepared this wonderful meal on his very own BBQ.

Their support and effort is truly appreciated by all staff and players.  In addition, thank you to Mrs Sharon Willmington for the coffee and for assisting with the lunch preparations.

We look forward to hearing of each team’s successes next term.

Mrs Kaye Broadfoot

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Glennie Qualifier

15 September 2016

Despite monsoonal conditions, GEST hosted a successful Showjumping qualifying event last weekend at the Toowoomba Showgrounds. Glennie was well represented in most height divisions and all girls rode well, considering the amount of rain that fell throughout the day.

Major individual results:

  • Champion: Primary 50cm;  Emma Fitzgerald
  • Champion: Secondary 60cm; Jessica Black
  • Third: Secondary 70cm; Holly Willmington
  • Champion, Secondary 90cm; Grace Muirhead
  • Third: Secondary 110cm; Bridie Emmerton

A big thank you to all of the Glennie Equestrian Supporters Team members and Glennie students who assisted to ensure the day ran as smoothly as possible.

The following girls are competing at the National Interschool Equestrian Championships being held at the Sydney International Equestrian Centre from 26-30 September: Jamie Rodda, Sarah Coggan, Holly Willmington, Grace Muirhead, Eve Muirhead and Rebecca Roellgen.

Good luck, girls!

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This week in boarding

9 September 2016

Our Glennie Boarders have been in exam mode and very busy. They are undoubtedly looking forward to the coming holidays and being with their families and pets.

We have had some illness this term, but it has not been widespread and has been manageable.The Glennie Health Centre and Boarding work well together with good communication and co-operation, plus there are facilities for isolation if girls are unable to go home. Having capable Registered Nurses who live in, and a visiting School Doctor with a rural background are highly advantageous in a residential situation.

I recently organised a number of Christmas decoration activities for our Year 7 boarders for Wednesday nights, and we commenced a session this week following an early dinner. Each girl created a lovely bauble for the Brown House tree and all were proud of their efforts; we were joined by Learning Support Teacher Mrs Janet Reed. These types of structured sessions successfully produce a quick product, but they often involve many hours of careful preparation on the part of the person taking the activity.

Friday night is Bella Chicks and the Hale House dinner. Both will be lively functions for our boarders.

Our Year 12 boarders are looking forward to their last term of school and boarding, but there are mixed feelings. They are a group of truly delightful young women and will be greatly missed; they will be facing the reality of change, a loss of security and leaving close friends.

Mrs Val Lovell
Head of Boarding

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9 September 2016

It was an outstanding weekend for Glennie Netball teams with the 13 Years Red, 13 Years Purple, 14 Years Purple and 14 Years Gold teams celebrating finals wins. The 12 Years Yellow team were awarded runners-up, narrowly missing a win by two points.

A superb season also saw the Glennie Junior Vicki Wilson team awarded equal third place. While the girls and coaches put in a stellar effort during the season, so, too, do the parents and grandparents who support weekly games and training sessions.

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9 September 2016

Parents and students have the opportunity to complete an online survey about Sport at Glennie. The results will be used to assist in planning the future direction of sport at The School. We encourage as many of our community as possible to answer these questions with honesty! All feedback is welcome.

Please feel free to contact Mr Griffiths at any stage with your thoughts on sport and with any information regarding the achievements of our talented students.

To complete the parent survey, please click here.

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Water Polo

9 September 2016

Water polo at Glennie is looking strong for the upcoming season with over fifty girls attending trials this week. It was great to see participation at an all-time high. Girls from Year 7 right through to Year 12 attended. The season runs throughout Term 4, 2016 and Term 1 in 2017. Matches are held at the Glennie pool on Tuesday evenings.

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9 September 2016

Our Juniors and Junior Development footballers enjoyed a friendly game at Glennie on Tuesday afternoon.

Our Fillies came along to show their support and encourage these young girls. The Fillies have been great role models for them. The junior girls have made tremendous progress.

I would like to thank Mr Jordan Moy and Miss Stacie Broom for coaching these girls this year. The teams are really lucky to have them.

It is wonderful to see so many girls signed up for Futsal in term 4 too!

The Juniors and Seconds footballers finished their respective seasons on highs on Wednesday with strong performances. Playing Downlands in the final game of the year, both teams showed immense improvements under the expertise of Phoyx-Martin Smith and Jordan Moy.

The Junior girls won convincingly 5-1 against the junior Downlands team, whilst the Seconds took the senior girls to a one all draw.

We wish Phoyx all the very best as he takes me on a new career pathway and joins the Army in just a couple of weeks. We will certainly miss you!

Mr Moy returns next year for more fun with the Juniors!

Mrs Sue Watts
Football Co-ordinator

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9 September 2016

On Thursday and Friday last week, thirty girls travelled to Warwick to compete in the Darling Downs Athletics Trials in the 13 Years and over age groups. The weather was less than favourable on both days and the transition from training on tarmac to competing on grass was challenging at times.

Overall, results were very pleasing with Glennie students achieving 34 podium places and a number of individual athletes winning Gold Medals. Glennie will send a healthy contingent of athletes to the State Championships later in the year. All qualifiers can be found here.

Many thanks to those parents who braved the elements to come and support their daughters. Furthermore, the work of our Athletics Coaches, Rod Franke, Tim Davies and Martin Sprason must be acknowledged. Our girls are lucky to have access to coaches with such passion and technical knowledge. Thanks also to Tanya Draheim, Lisa Cooper and Stacie Broom for their assistance across the two days.

In further Athletics news, we had a number of Year 7 students compete at the 10-12 Years Darling Downs Athletics Trials on Tuesday. Congratulations to Isabelle Reed (100m, 200m) and Anna Dingley (Long Jump) who were both selected into the Darling Downs team.

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