Enjoy Summer Vacation Care

30 November 2018

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

 

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Final Assembly

23 November 2018

A reminder that we will be holding our Final Assembly on Monday, 26 November at 10:35 am. Parents are welcome to attend.

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Kindergarten to Year 6 Carol Service

23 November 2018

A reminder that children are required to attend the Junior Years Carols on Sunday from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm on the court. They are to wear school uniform, please.

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Parish Larder

23 November 2018

A reminder that at the Carols service on Sunday afternoon, we will be having a grocery collection for the St Luke’s Parish larder. There is a huge need over the festive season to provide for those less fortunate than ourselves and I thank you in anticipation of your help and support. Please place your items under the Christmas tree on the Blue Court.

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ePack and Booklists

23 November 2018

Parents are reminded to complete the 2019 ePack by Friday, 30 November.

Booklists are now available via your Flexischools account and will be available for ordering until 21 January 2019. Collection will be available from Monday, 7 January at the GOSS.

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Year Six 2019 Sydney/Canberra Trip Preliminary Parent Meeting

16 November 2018

This coming Monday, 19 November, parents with girls in Year 6 2019 are invited to attend a preliminary meeting about our trip to Sydney and Canberra in October 2019. The meeting will be held in the Library and both girls and their parents are invited to attend.

 

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Holiday reading

16 November 2018

Junior Years parents have been emailed during the past week about Cybersafety topics students have covered during Library classes this year.  I encourage you to use this information as conversation-starters with your daughters, especially during the school holidays when they may be enjoying a little more screen time.

I have prepared some lists of Holiday Reading suggestions.  I hope that your children may find some of these in your local library or in bookstores during the coming weeks.   

This is the list for Years P-2.  
This is the list for Years 3-4. 
This is the list for Years 5-6.

Mrs Marie Miegel
Junior Years Teacher Librarian

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Junior Years Parent Representatives

9 November 2018

We are seeking parents who have been at Glennie Junior Years for a couple of years to volunteer to act as the year level representatives in 2019. If you are interested and would be willing to take on this role, please contact Mr Warren via email.

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A message from the Head of Junior Years

9 November 2018

Mrs Harris has asked me to thank you for coming and meeting with her during our first ‘Meet and Greet’ session today in the Junior Years Courtyard. We will be holding another of these on Thursday 15 November from 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm.

Mr Steve Warren
Head of Junior Years

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Year 6 Sydney and Canberra Trip 2019

9 November 2018

There will be a meeting for parents to discuss the Sydney and Canberra Trip for 2019 on Monday, 19 November at 5pm in the Junior Years Library. Girls may attend if you wish. At this meeting we will outline the itinerary and details regarding costs.

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Year Six Family Buddies

9 November 2018

A reminder for current Year Six families to complete the Year Six Family Buddies form sent out previously. Your time with this is greatly appreciated.

 

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Remembrance Day Service

2 November 2018

This year the Junior Years girls will be joining the Middle and Senior Years girls, for our Remembrance Day Service on the School oval on Friday, 9 November.

The service will be from 8:50 am parents are welcome to join us.

Girls are asked to wear formal summer uniform that day.

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2019 Parent Representatives

2 November 2018

Some Representatives are stepping down from their roles at the end of this year. We are seeking parents who would be willing to fill these roles in 2019. If you are interested in taking on one of these roles or would like further information, please contact Mr Warren via email. We are hoping to fill all positions by the end of this year.

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Year 5 and 6 2019 Chromebook Meeting

2 November 2018

A reminder that we are holding an information meeting for parents of girls who will be in Years Five and Six in 2019 regarding the Chromebook program at those levels. Girls may attend with their parents. This will be held in the Assembly Hall on Wednesday, 7 November at 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm approximately. One parent must attend one of these introductory sessions before girls are allowed to take their tablet home. If you have previously attended one of these sessions, please let the Junior Years Reception know so that we can record your details.

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A message from the Head of Junior Years

2 November 2018

I am currently finalising the Junior Years staffing arrangements for 2019. Once this is confirmed, I will inform parents of the new arrangements for next year. We will also be allocating girls to classes before the end of this year and girls will receive their letters via email before Christmas.

Mr Steve Warren
Head of Junior Years

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Junior Years Arts Showcase

2 November 2018

We look forward to seeing families at this Sunday’s Arts Showcase at 1:00 pm at the Empire Theatre. Junior Years girls are to please wear school uniform, even if they are not performing.

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Reminder

2 November 2018

If at any time there is an issue that needs to be resolved, please let the relevant staff member know so it can be addressed. We ask that parents never speak to other people’s children directly about these matters. It can be intimidating if an adult speaks to a child about an issue. Thank you for your support with this.

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Prep - 1 Swimming Carnival

2 November 2018

Date: Thursday, 8 November 2018

Venue: The Glennie School Aquatic Centre

Time: Girls are to report to their classroom by 8:30 am sharp to have rolls checked and walk over to the Aquatic Centre with teachers.  The carnival will commence at 8:50 am and anticipated finish time of 10:10 am.

Dress: Glennie Sports uniform, including House shirt, Glennie swimming togs and cap, goggles, towel, bucket hat.

Food arrangements: Students will be required to bring their own packed morning tea and water bottle.  

Program of Events begin at 8:50 am:

  1. Freestyle Year 1
  2. Freestyle Prep
  3. Backstroke Year 1
  4. Backstroke Prep
  5. Choice Year 1 – Butterfly, Breaststroke or Noodle
  6. Choice Prep – Butterfly, Breaststroke or Noodle
  7. Relay Year 1
  8. Relay Prep
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Junior Years PDP Sessions

2 November 2018

Mrs Robyn Kavanagh from TRUE, (formerly Family Planning Qld) delivered three personal development sessions this week to girls from Years 3 to 6 and their parents.

Personal safety and hygiene were the broad topics and the sessions were well attended.

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Multi-age classes meeting

2 November 2018

Thank you to the parents who attended the meeting regarding class structures for 2019 on Wednesday afternoon. We thought that pick-up time would be the most suitable when parents were in to collect their daughters, but we do understand many parents are working. We are collating a list of questions that were asked and these will be answered and shared with all families along with the slides presentation. If you have further questions, please do not hesitate to contact me via email and I will answer these for you.

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Poetry Slam

26 October 2018

Girls in Years 1 to 6 are invited to participate in a Poetry Slam in the Junior Years Library, beginning on Monday, 5  November. Entrants will present two poems: one set poem and one of their own choice and judges will score their presentation.  Collect an entry from and set poem from the Library.

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Come and meet our new Head of Junior Years

26 October 2018

Come in and have a cuppa and meet with our new Head of Junior Years, Mrs Kate Harris, at pick up times on Friday, 9 November and Thursday, 15 November from 2:30 pm to 3:15 pm in the Junior Years Courtyard.

Mrs Harris will also be attending some of our end of term events, so please make yourselves known to her. She is very much looking forward to being a part of this great community.

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Parent Meeting for those families of girls in Year 1-4 in 2019

26 October 2018

A reminder that on Wednesday, 31 October from 2:30 pm to 3:15 pm, we will hold a meeting in the Assembly Hall to outline our class structures at these year levels in 2019. You should have received a letter regarding this in your email inbox. Please check if you haven’t received this and let the Junior Years Office know and we can resend this to you.

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Bridge BuildersĀ® Online Program Lesson Eight

26 October 2018

Apologise Quote:

An apology is the superglue of life. It can repair just about anything – Lynn Johnston.

Statement:

Apologising is one of the most powerful ways to be a BRIDGE BUILDER. A heartfelt apology can show the other person that you understand that what you did hurt them, and it should involve either a response to fix the problem or an acknowledgement that you won’t repeat the behaviour. However, apologies are often delivered poorly or over-used, and they fall short of being effective. It is important to teach children the skills and language that help this strategy be more effective. Remind children to look at the person when they are saying sorry, and to use their name and apologise for what they have done that has caused the hurt. They can then either commit to trying not to do it again or offer to do something to fix it. To really be effective in building bridges the person who received the apology will either say “Thanks for saying sorry.”, “Apology accepted.” or ‘I forgive you.’

Research: Aaron Lazare, the former Dean Chancellor of the University of Massachusetts Medical School, wrote a book about the apology, which he referred to as “one of the most profound interactions two human beings can have with one another.” His research noted that  “while good apologies have the power to heal, bad ones only make things worse.”

Tips to teach this skill at home:

  1. Demonstrate this skill to your child as often as you can.
  2. Encourage them to practise with you – check their tone of voice and that they are standing bravely.
  3. When they have a conflict with a sibling, once they have calmed down, see if they can have a try at the using it.
  4. With your child, visit the BRIDGE BUILDERS® Online Learning Program Lesson Eight and do some of the fun activities as a family. Validating this learning empowers your child with valuable skills to learn how to; Apologise and be empowered for life!

By Jocelyne Chirnside Empowering Life Skills

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Writing clinic registrations welcome

21 September 2018

Are you a word warrior?  Do you love writing? Glennie will be hosting a Holiday Writing Camp from Tuesday, 25 September to Friday, 28 September for 9 to 14-year-old children.  For more information visit the website.

 

 

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