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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Rugby 7s

9 September 2016

As part of their Darling Downs Rugby program, Year 10 girls Paige Edwards and Georgie Daniells were fortunate to travel to Ballymore last Friday for a training session with some of our recent Olympic Rugby 7s gold medallists.

They came away with new skills and with inspiration to perhaps be in our next wave of Olympians. They are pictured here with Charlotte Caslick and the Gold Medal!

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Queensland Honours

9 September 2016

Last weekend, Miss Lauren Potter and Mrs Natalie Leicht flew to Sydney as Queensland Touch Football representatives to play State of Origin. Much like the well-anticipated, hotly contested and state-dividing NRL series, Touch Football play three games against NSW. While I have heard conditions were unpleasant in the South, I do know that both Lauren and Natalie played outstanding games with Queensland taking out the honours across the female divisions. Congratulations!

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Finishing with a ‘Bang’

9 September 2016

The senior club Touch Football competition comes to an end this weekend, with finals being played across all divisions. While many clubs have banquets to celebrate the season, the young players from Rebels/Hurricanes finished the season with a ‘bang’, literally shooting each other at Laser Tag.  

The players and their families are to be acknowledged for their support and commitment to playing in the Open, senior competition which runs for 20 weeks across Terms 2 and 3 (including holidays).

A special thank you and recognition must be given to Miss Elizabeth Chicalas (Year 11) who coached the D Grade team and to Mr Tim Causer who assisted. Their time and energy is appreciated by both students and parents.

In addition, Glennie family the Watkins who manage Garden City Lanes, should be acknowledged for allowing our little group to access their new Laser Tag facility. And for the multiple experiences and games the girls were permitted to play. What a wonderful way to celebrate and close another season of club touch football.  

Best wishes to three players from The Glennie School community who will be participating in grand final games this Saturday. Mrs Kelly Dyson will be representing the club of Saints in the C-Grade division while Mrs Natalie Leicht and Zoe McLoughlin (Year 10) will be playing for Roosters in the A-Grade division. Each have contributed to the outstanding successes their teams have had this season. We look forward to continued impressive play in their respective grand finals and wish them the very best for a successful outcome.

Congratulations to all Glennie girls who have filtered into the various clubs in this senior competition for the season. You have all performed exceptionally well and it is wonderful to know so many girls are challenging themselves on a weekly basis at this level; well done! I am looking forward to a promising future for the sport of Touch Football here at Glennie because of our passionate players.  

Mrs Kaye Broadfoot

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Junior Club G Touch Football Sign-On

9 September 2016

The Club G Touch Football Season for Term 4, 2016 and Term 1, 2017 is fast approaching and it is time to commence our sign-on process.

Click here to sign-on. You will need to complete one form per player. Sign-on will close on Wednesday, 14 September.

An information letter containing season information for all players in Junior Years is available.

If you require any further information or have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Lauren Potter potterl@glennie.qld.edu.au or Natalie Leicht leichtn@glennie.qld.edu.au at the Junior Years

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Finals Time

2 September 2016

As various sports come to a conclusion over the next few weeks, it has been interesting to observe the reactions of some of our senior students as they approach their final games for Glennie. For some, this is the end of five or six years of dedicated service to their sport.

The message that I am receiving is that Sport plays an integral role in the holistic development of our girls. The emotions expressed may be somewhat game-related, but I believe they run far deeper than that. Students are coming to the end of a journey that has taught them far more than how to throw a ball or kick a goal. The girls have learned mateship, commitment, hard work and sportsmanship. The girls have learned to be a part of something bigger than themselves - often putting the group before their own interests.

I would like to thank all Year 12 students for their participation and contribution to Sport at Glennie during their time here.

Mr Brad Griffiths
Head of Sport

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Netball Finals

2 September 2016

There will be plenty of finals action at Nell E Robinson netball courts over the weekend. Five teams are involved in the Saturday finals at 9:45am, 11:00am and 12:15pm.

On Sunday, the  Junior Vicki Wilson carnival will be held from 9:00am to 4:00pm

Come along and support our girls.

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Gold for Yinte

2 September 2016

Yinte Eerkens (Year 10) is celebrating her sensational swimming results at the Queensland Short Course Championships last weekend in Brisbane.

Yinte won a gold medal in the 15 year old girls 50m breaststroke, finished in fourth place in the 15 year old girls 100m breaststroke and fifth place in the Open women's 50m breaststroke.  Well done Yinte!

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2 September 2016

Last Friday in the Football semi-finals, Glennie Fillies suffered a loss at the hands of local club team Highfields. A sensational second-half performance was not enough to secure a win and a place in the finals.

All in all, it has been an outstanding season by this very talented group of footballers, who rounded up the year in third place. They missed out on second place by just one point.

Red Lions Victory
On Wednesday night, Glennie’s Red Lions Cup Football team, comprising most of our Fillies girls plus our NPL players, took on St Ursula's in the Darling Downs Grand Final of the Red Lions Cup.

This was the first time Glennie has reached the finals of this Cup. The game was equally and physically contested, and both teams demonstrated why they were in the finals. Glennie went down in the first half by a goal but enjoyed good possession. The girls equalised and took the game into extra time and a golden goal (first to score = winners). With a strong performance in the second half the girls continued their relentless attack. Izzy Harris was rewarded with a match-winning goal, early in extra time to secure the victory. Izzy was also named Most Valuable Player of the finals which was an outstanding honour considering she was one of the youngest players on the field!

Glennie has etched its name onto the winner's trophy after an 11 year reign by Harristown State High School. An incredible performance girls!

Mel Christie and Claire Seccombe led the team capably and with pride as they took the field for one last game alongside fellow seniors, Harriet Killen, Sommer- Jade Brameld and Renee Pickering. It was an emotional end to the season and a night that each and every girl will remember.

Juniors Clash
On Tuesday next week, the Junior team takes on the junior Development team in a fun end of season match at Glennie. Kick off will be 3.30pm and our Fillies Footballers will be on hand to show off their Red Lions Trophy, and give some valuable game tips!

It will be a fun afternoon where both teams can test their skills and show off their new found tricks in the game. The match will finish at 4:30pm with pizza as a reward for all of their efforts. It would be good to have some supporters out to watch.

Thank you to Mr Jordan Moy for his valuable work with the junior team, and to Miss Stacie Broom for all of her efforts with the junior development team.

The last round of fixtures for the Junior and Seconds team will be next Wednesday at Downlands, wrapping up at 5.30pm.

Mrs Sue Watts
Football Co-ordinator

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Gymnasts Battle Illness

2 September 2016

Last weekend, Glennie Gymnastics girls in  Level 3 to 6 and boys in level 2 and  3 competed at the Darling Downs Regional Championships. Despite most of the team battling illness in the lead up to the event, everyone put in a big effort on the day to achieve great results.

Listed below are the placings received by the gymnasts.

Girls Level 3 Under

  • Mabel White – 3rd Beam, 8th Overall
  • Mya Gilbert – 6th Vault, 2nd Floor, 9th Overall
  • Georgia McAuliffe – 14th Overall
  • Claire Doyle – 15th Overall

Girls Level 3 Over

  • Trinity Dwyer – 5th Beam, 4th Floor, 7th Overall
  • Gemma Osmond – 3rd Floor, 8th Overall

Girls Level 4 Under

  • Scarlett Martin – 6th Vault, 6th Bars, 4th Beam, 6th Floor, 4th Overall
  • Chloe Peters – 11th Overall

Girls Level 4 Over

  • Amelia Achilles – 5th Vault, 2nd Bars, 1st Beam, 1st Floor, 1st Overall 
  • Tanvi Chand – 6th Bars, 4th Beam, 6th Overall
  • Hannah Meyer – 3rd Vault, 6th Floor, 11th Overall
  • Sierra Barnes – 16th overall 

Girls Level 5 Under

  • Bridie Lindenmayer – 2nd Vault, 5th Bars, 2nd Beam, 1st Floor, 1st Overall
  • Georgia McTaggart – 3rd Vault, 3rd Bars, 4th Beam, 2nd Floor, 4th Overall 

Girls Level 6 Under

  • Kaitlyn Sanson – 2nd Vault, 2nd Bars, 3rd Beam, 2nd Floor, 2nd Overall

Girls Level 6 Over

  • Kari Donaldson – 1st Vault, 1st Bars, 1st Beam, 1st Floor, 1st Overall

Boys Level 2

  • Flynn Eldridge-Hayes – 2nd Floor, 2nd Pommel, 5th Rings, 4th Vault, 1st P.Bars, 3rd Overall 
  • Charlie Parrington – 11th Overall 

Boys Level 3 Over

  • Ben Miller – 11th Overall 
  • Grant Eldridge-Hayes – 12th Overall 
  • Finn Parrington – 13th Overall 

A number of the gymnasts have successfully qualified to compete at the 2016 Junior State Championships to be held in September. Congratulations to the following gymnasts on their achievement.

  • Level 4 – Amelia Achilles, Tanvi Chand, Hannah Meyer, Sierra Barnes, Chloe Peters and Scarlett Martin.
  • Level 5 – Bridie Lindenmayer, Georgia McTaggart and Mia Brown.
  • Level 6 – Kari Donaldson and Kaitlyn Sanson.
  • Boys Level 3 – Ben Miller, Grant Eldridge-Hayes and Finn Parrington.

In addition to competing individually at the event, girls in Level 4 to 6 were able to be chosen to represent the Darling Downs in the Regional Team Challenge. To earn a spot the girls had to finish in the top 6 in their level, all divisions combined. Congratulations to the following girls on their achievement:

  • Level 4: Amelia Achilles
  • Level 5: Bridie Lindenmayer and Georgia McTaggart
  • Level 6: Kari Donaldson and Kaitlyn Sanson.
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2 September 2016

Congratulations to Ella Harvey who represented Darling Downs at the Queensland Softball Championships at Meakin Park in Logan at the end of August. Mrs Markham was the official scorer.

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Tennis stars

26 August 2016

Year 5 Glennie girls, Rheanca Lincoln and Tyler Kinkema won the 10 and Under Girls Doubles Division of the 2016 Toowoomba Open Age Tournament held last weekend at the Toowoomba Tennis Association Centre.

Both girls also played in the 10 and Under Girls Singles where they won three games each and made their way to the Semi-finals. They were unable to win these games, but they were placed third and fourth.

This was a great achievement for the girls who were willing to have some fun playing tennis for the entire weekend!

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Good Luck

26 August 2016

It is finals time for our winter sports. Many Glennie girls will be involved in finals action over the weekend.

Come and support our girls as the Fillies play in the semi-final and netballers play in the preliminary finals.

  • Fillies Football, 6:00pm Friday night, Nell E Robinson Football fields, Hume Street
  • Netball, 11:00am to 3:00pm Saturday, Nell E Robinson Netball courts, Ruthven Street

Best of luck to our Red Lions Football team who will be playing in the grand final against St Ursula's. This is an amazing opportunity for the Glennie footballers to potentially win a football competition after coming so close for the past four years.

  • Red Lions, Wednesday 31 August at 6:30pm at Kratzke Oval, Highfields.

As the season draws to a close for the Fillies, they find themselves third on the ladder for the regular season, just one point behind second. This is an impressive effort which means the girls take on Highfields this coming Friday in a “sudden death” playoff match. The winner will proceed to play the following week in an attempt to secure a place in the Grand Final.

Highfields will be a tough team to defeat and have found good form of late. However, the Glennie Fillies have had a magnificent lead into the finals with an impressive game against top placed West Wanderers last Friday night. They held the formidable Wanderers to a 0-0 score line, which is commendable against this strong club side. The effort was even more impressive considering two key players were out due to injury.

Spectators are very welcome to come and support our girls.

Pictured is the Red Lions Cup Team

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Congratulations, Sydney!

26 August 2016

Congratulations to Year 5 girl Sidney Cochrane who competed in the Darling Downs Athletes with Disability Track and Field Championships last week. We are very proud of your efforts!

Sidney participated in a range of event and received a medallion to acknowledge her achievements.

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Touch Football Awards

26 August 2016

The efforts of the girls in the 13A Touch Team were recognised this week in assembly when they were presented with awards.

The girls won the South West Queensland All Schools Touch Football Tournament held in Kearneys Spring on Sunday, August 14.

The girls were undefeated throughout the day, defeating teams from Ipswich and Brisbane along the way. They were one of four Glennie teams that competed on the day and teams are now in preparation for Queensland All Schools to be held in Brisbane in October.

Congratulations to Ava Black, Miranda Broadfoot, Anna Dingley, Charlotte Gotze, Matilda Leicht, Bella Mott, Alex McDonald, Isabelle Reed, Jacinta Sullivan and Holly Willmington.

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Gymnastics Winter Carnival

26 August 2016

Girls and boys from the Glennie Gymnastics Club recently attended the Dalby Winter Carnival. Unfortunately, due to illness, not all girls were able to attend. Below are overall results from the event.

Level 2 - Competency event

  • Emily Miller, Mali Peters, Shari Gilbert, Caitlyn Garratt - All received Gold for their efforts
  • Shari Gilbert also received a precision award for performance on the beam

Level 3 Under 9

  • Mya Gilbert - 2nd Overall
  • Georgia McAuliffe - 4th Overall
  • Claire Doyle - 6th Overall
  • Charlotte Rohde - =8th Overall
  • Ella Donovan - =8th Overall
  • Charlotte Collie - 10th Overall

Level 3 Open

  • Trinity Dwyer - 2nd Overall
  • Gemma Osmond - 3rd Overall
  • Mabel White - 5th Overall
  • Kelsey-Rae Terry - 6th Overall

Level 4 Under

  • Scarlett Martin - 6th Overall
  • Chloe Peters - 8th Overall

Level 4 Over

  • Amelia Achilles - 1st Overall
  • Tanvi Chand - 2nd Overall

Level 5

  • Bridie Lindenmayer - 3rd Overall

Level 6

  • Kari Donaldson - 1st Overall
  • Kaitlyn Sanson - 2nd Overall

Boys - Level 2 Comp

  • Flynn - 6th Overall
  • Charlie - 11th Overall

Boys - Level 3 Under 9

  • Finn - 10th Overall
  • Ben - 12th Overall

Boys Level 3 Over

  • Grant - 6th Overall
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West Zone Athletics

19 August 2016

On what was a very wintry day, coupled with the winter ills being experienced by many of the girls, our athletes performed creditably at the West Zone trials at O’Quinn Street on Monday.

Fifteen girls qualified on the day and will now represent West Zone in the trials to select the Darling Downs team.

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Andrews Cup

19 August 2016

The Andrews Cup Athletics team travelled to the Queensland Athletic Centre at Nathan, on Wednesday to participate in the annual carnival. Despite having a very depleted team due to illness, each and every girl ran, jumped and threw their way to third place overall and third in the Percentage Trophy based on School size.

Our 8 Years and Under girls came second along with our 9 Years and Under age group. This was an incredible effort of which we are all very proud. Many girls stepped up to fill in with events for which they had not been training, to ensure that Glennie was well represented.

Our sincere thanks to all of the coaches for their dedication and support and to the many parents who cheered our team throughout the day. Well done, girls!

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A Day for the “Little” People

19 August 2016

Last Sunday, approximately 50 students in four teams competed in the South-West Queensland All Schools Touch Football tournament held in Toowoomba.

The Glennie School was proud to enter two 13 Years teams, a 15 Years and an Open team in this year’s regional event.  Always hotly contested, the tournament drew squads from Ipswich and Woodridge as well Dalby and the local Toowoomba and Highfields School communities.

Throughout the day, players tested their skills, developed tactics and wowed the spectators with some outstanding touchdowns and strong defence.  Teamwork was the key ingredient to each of our teams’ successes, as they all experienced some convincing wins in their respective pool games.  

While the 15 Years girls finished fifth overall, narrowly missing a Semi-Final berth by two points, it was the 13A team that was the inspirational group of the day.  Perhaps inspired by the gold-medal Rugby 7s Australian women in Rio (where coach Miss Lauren Potter was), the “little” girls were a united force, winning every game. They won 4 pool games, a Semi-final and beat Woodridge in the Grand Final.

Under the positive guidance of Miss Paige Leicht (GOG 2105), the team was impressive and remained encouraging and enthusiastic throughout the day. Congratulations girls, what a wonderful achievement!!

A big thank you to our committed coaching staff, who without a doubt make these opportunities possible. The players and I acknowledge Miss Paige Leicht, Mrs Kelly Dyson, Mr Brad Griffiths and Ms Lisa Cooper for their efforts not only on this day but in preparation.  We also thank Ms Lauren Potter, who, while absent for this event has been integral in the training of the 13 Years teams.

Finally, a special thank you to the wonderful parent group who, not only support their daughters in this sport but continue to have and always present the greatest of respect and support for the coaching staff. Your cheers, applause and words of encouragement were appreciated by the players.

We wish Holly Willmington, Mognild Eerkens, Isabelle Reed and Jessica Barnes all the best as they head out to Roma with Miss Lauren Potter for the 10-12 Years Touch Football State Championships.

We look forward to the selection of the Queensland All Schools teams and the preparations for this state-wide tournament held in Brisbane in October.

Contributed by Mrs Kaye Broadfoot

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19 August 2016

This Saturday marks the start of Toowoomba Netball finals. Glennie has a remarkable 10 teams in the finals series with our top teams from each age group from 11 Years right through to our Open girls all playing.

We invite the Glennie community to head to Nell E Robinson courts to support our girls. Games commence at 9:45am.

Good luck, girls!

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Volleyball - Seniors Schools Cup

12 August 2016

An excited Glennie Year 11/12 Volleyball team headed off to the Queensland Volleyball Senior Schools Cup today.

They were the very first users of the Coomera Sports Centre which is a $40m facility built for the Commonwealth Games which was officially opened last week.

The girls enjoyed three days of tough competition. With a team made up of some younger players, the girls gained great experience.

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Bronze Medal

12 August 2016

Recently Paige Edwards (Year 10), Zoe McLoughlin (Year 10) and Matilda Leicht (Year 8) represented the Darling Downs in the Queensland Schools 13 to 15 years Touch Football State Championships which was held on the Gold Coast.

The girls played nine games in total over the four days and finished with an overall position of third in the State.

Congratulations, girls on your commitment to touch football and efforts over the past five months of training.

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Volleyball Fun

12 August 2016

Last Friday, Year 11 students from Glennie and St Mary's College enjoyed an afternoon of social volleyball.

This was held at the Glennie courts and was followed by sharing pizzas and some laughs about the games. Thank you to Brady McDonald who organised this pleasant and relaxed get-together.

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