Keep colds at home

15 July 2016

As we enter the worst term for sickness, colds and flu, I would ask parents to be vigilant with their children’s health. Please do not send them to school if they are unwell, as this only spreads the germs across the school quickly.

We can send homework if required and this is preferable to the girls struggling here at school. Thank you for your support.

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Reports and interviews

15 July 2016

Thank you to the many parents who attended the interviews last term to discuss their daughter’s reports. I hope that you found them useful. Please do not hesitate to meet with your daughter’s teachers, including their specialist teachers, during the term if you ever have any concerns. It is always important to sort out issues quickly.

Mr Steve Warren
Head of Junior Years

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Sydney/Canberra Camp Year 6

15 July 2016

The final payment for Year 6 Sydney/Canberra camp is due no later than 5 September. This is a reminder that payments can be made in the form of cash, a cheque or credit card (Main Reception only).

You may pay in instalments if you wish, and many parents are doing this every week or so. Our bank account details are:

  • Account Name: The Glennie School
  • BSB: 084-961
  • Account Number: 50 898 2025.

Please use your parent code/surname and Canberra in the description to ensure that this comes off the balance of the Sydney/Canberra Camp.

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Junior Years Reports

16 June 2016

This year, Glennie has moved to a new system of reporting. We have experienced some delays in external support with the templates for our reports, resulting in the production of these being delayed for Junior Years parents. We do apologise for this.

Teachers will have a copy of the report to discuss at the interview time on Friday. The final reports will then be available online as soon as possible.

If you require a printed copy, please contact Junior Years Reception.

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Term 3 welcome back cuppa

16 June 2016

Junior Years will hold their Welcome Back cuppa near the Tuckshop on Tuesday 12 July from 8:00am. We hope that you can join us before you head off to work that day.

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Winter Uniform Junior Years

16 June 2016

For those who are unsure of winter uniform requirements in the Junior Years, the following is a reference guide:

  • Vests are not part of the Junior Years uniform.
  • School jumpers are Junior Years uniform.
  • Girls in Years 4 upwards are to wear blazers. If your daughter is in Years 1 to 3, the blazer is not compulsory, but encouraged for warmth.
  • In winter, long grey socks are to be worn, but if girls need extra warmth, they may wear navy tights. However, they are not to wear thin navy stockings/pantihose.
  • Canterbury jerseys are not part of our uniform. If your daughter requires extra warmth, she may wear this jersey with her track suit jacket over it, so that the tracksuit is what is seen as the sport uniform.
  • Girls in Years 1 and 2 may wear school shoes with velcro straps if they find shoelaces difficult to manage.
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Grocery collection

16 June 2016

Thank you to the many families who supported our request for grocery items for the St Luke’s Parish larder. These items were very gratefully received by Reverend Penny Jones to be distributed to needy Toowoomba families.

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Parent Teacher Interviews

10 June 2016

Years P to 6 Parent/Teacher Interviews will be conducted on Friday 17 June 2016 from 1:00pm to 5:00pm.

Our booking system, Parent Teacher On-Line (PTO) is open.

Once parents have logged into the Portal, no further logins or passwords are needed to access the PTO. Please go to the Portal homepage and click on the PTO icon as shown here.  

For more information, please contact the Junior Years Office junioradmin@glennie.qld.edu.au

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Senior Eucharist

10 June 2016

On Monday, the Years 4 to 6 Senior Chapel will be a Eucharist commencing at 12 noon. At this service, we have a grocery collection to support the Parish Larder at St Luke’s. Any contributions would be very gratefully received. Currently, St Luke’s is supporting over 40 needy families every week. Our donations will really help with this. Thank you in anticipation of your support.

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Glennie Readers’ Cup Launch

10 June 2016

During Term 3 all girls in Years 5 and 6 compete in The Glennie Junior Years Readers’ Cup. In mixed ability teams of four, the girls will read ten books throughout the term, and answer questions to compete for prizes in the final weeks of term.  

On Tuesday, June 14, we launch the Readers’ Cup, with guest readers from Junior and Middle Years Staff presenting extracts from the books to whet the girls’ literary appetites!

This competition is separate to the Regional Readers’ Cup competition which is held on Wednesday, June 15.

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Vacation Care

3 June 2016

It is time consider your vacation care options for the coming school holidays.

Pitstop has released their winter vacation program. Places in this program are filled very quickly. If you want your child to attend Pitstop these holidays, complete the registration form below without delay.

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Soup Kitchen

27 May 2016

The Junior Years Student Representative Council will be conducting a fundraiser for the Salvation Army Red Shield Appeal on Wednesday 25 May.

The fundraiser is a free dress day for a $2 donation. They will also be serving cups of soup (all dietary requirements catered for) from the Junior Years Tuck Shop at Morning Tea for $1.

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Recommended Reading

27 May 2016

If you’re looking for a book for children that’s accessible but honest, positive and inclusive, The Amazing True Story Of How Babies Are Made is pretty much perfect.  This book has been shortlisted as one of the best information books for children for the year, but parental guidance is definitely recommended.  Click here to read the review

Parents put more time and effort into raising their children than ever before, but children's self-esteem, resilience and wellbeing don't appear to be improving. In her work as a clinical psychologist and researcher, Judith Locke, PhD sees a disturbing link between high-effort parenting and poor outcomes for children. The Bonsai Child will change the way you think about parenting. This book will show you the best way to be a good parent for your child. It will teach you how to encourage your child's confidence and resilience. It is an essential resource for parents and anyone working with families or children today.

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The Very Hungry Caterpillar

20 May 2016

A reminder to parents that on 26 May girls in Prep to Year 2 will be travelling to the Empire Theatre to see The Very Hungry Caterpillar.

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Early drop off

20 May 2016

Please note: there are no staff members on duty before 8:10am. We ask that you please ensure Junior Years girls are not at school earlier than this unless they are going to sport training or rehearsals, or that an adult organised by parent, is responsible for them.

There is always a staff member on duty until 3:45pm in the afternoons. Please know that Pitstop is available after this time. For Pitstop arrangements please contact Mrs Lynne Henare on 0418 882 415.

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Craft Items

13 May 2016

The Junior Years Library is always looking for boxes and craft materials for our Making Corner. Now we are also collecting unwanted CDs and DVDs for a particular craft idea for Book Week. Please send your donations to the Junior Years Library.

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IPSHA Ecumenical service

6 May 2016

On Monday, the Year 6 girls will attend the annual Ecumenical service at Christian Outreach College. Girls will need to wear their formal uniform to this service.

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Mother’s Day stall

6 May 2016

Thank you to the Kindergarten Parent Representatives for their work in holding the Mother’s Day stall this week. They had some wonderful gifts for sale, which we know Glennie mothers will enjoy!

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Mr Warren on leave

6 May 2016

Mr Warren will be taking some Long Service Leave until the end of May. Mrs Suhr will be Acting Head during his absence. During this time, he will be attending the Independent Primary School Heads of Australia Conference in Auckland along with New Zealand Primary School Heads.

Please refer any matters of concern to Mrs Suhr.

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Disability carparks

6 May 2016

We have had a large number of people using the car parks designated for disabled drivers as a drop off area for their children. Unfortunately, this does not allow for authorised people to utilise these spaces.

We ask that you please be considerate and not use these spaces unless you have the suitable authorisation required. Thank you for your assistance in this matter.

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Mr Warren on leave

29 April 2016

I will be on leave from Monday 9 May until the end of the month, whilst I take some Long Service Leave and attend the Independent Primary Schools Heads of Australia conference in Auckland. Mrs Suhr will be Acting Head in my absence and she will be assisted by Mrs Roper. Please direct all enquiries to these ladies in my absence.

Mr Steve Warren
Head of Junior Years

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Uniform

29 April 2016

Tuesday is the start of winter uniform. A reminder that the Glennie woollen vests are not a part of the Junior Years uniform. Our girls wear a jumper until they get to Year 7 when they change from pinafore and jumper to a jumper/vest and skirt. Thank you for your help with ensuring that we have consistency of uniform.

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Mother’s Day breakfast

29 April 2016

A reminder that Junior Years will be holding our Mother’s Day breakfast on Wednesday 4 May commencing at 7.30am. There is no cost for this event and your daughter/ son at Kindy is invited to attend with you. Please let the Junior Years Office know if you will be attending. The girls will wear formal winter uniform that day including blazers from Year 4 onwards (or below if you choose).

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Year 5 and 6 Social

29 April 2016

Girls have been invited to Fairholme on Friday 6 May from 6:00pm to 7:30pm to join the girls there and the boys from Toowoomba Grammar in a social. All girls in Years 5 and 6 have been counted in the numbers as attending. If you wish to withdraw your daughter from this event please send a written withdrawal of permission to Mrs Brenda Suhr.

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Ice Packs

29 April 2016

If your child has brought home an ice pack from school, would you kindly return it at your earliest convenience. Thank you for your assistance in this matter.

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