Defensive driving courses for Years 11 and 12 girls

12 October 2018

Years 11 and 12 students, who have the minimum of a learner’s permit, have the opportunity to participate in a Defensive Driving Course run by Safe Drive Training Australia at Mt Cotton, Saturday, 9 September. As many students now have either their learners or provisional licence, this is a great opportunity for them to improve their skills on the road. Preference will be given to our current Year 12 students but Year 11 students are strongly encouraged to apply. All completed applications should be returned to Glennie administration by Wednesday, 17 October.

The course runs all day at Mt Cotton with manual and automatic cars supplied for participants. The program’s objectives focus specifically on overconfidence, risk-taking, inexperience and peer influence and students will receive a certificate of participation for their resume.

The cost of the course will be heavily subsidised by the Parents and Friends Association (often reduced to around half price in past years) but a final cost for each student attending this year will not be known until we receive completed applications and can confirm final numbers.

Applications, including information, have been emailed to parents of Years 11 and 12 students and are also available on the School’s Portal calendar – Saturday,  27 October.

For further information, please do not hesitate to contact Mrs Natalie Bennett via email or telephone 4688 8830.

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Glennie joins Toowoomba in celebrating its very own National Family Week

12 October 2018

Family Week is all about celebrating family and building community.  Bring your friends, family and neighbours along and help us to celebrate the family we have in our community here at Glennie! BBQ’s and cooking equipment available at venue to use, should you desire! Fun activities for the kids.

Family Week recognises that every generation plays a part in building a community! Help us to showcase ours next Sunday, 21 October.

Our region is a fantastic place to live!

When: Sunday, 21 October
Where: Glennie School Chapel for Family Chapel Service at 11:30am followed by a picnic event from 12.30pm to 3:00pm on our beautiful Chapel lawn!

Please pack your picnic basket and join us!

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Three way interviews

14 September 2018

“If educators wish to have parents involved to a greater degree in their children’s educational experiences, and we wish for students to be more involved in setting personal learning goals and accepting greater responsibility for their academic process, it makes sense to include students at the table when parents and teachers discuss their progress.” – Donald G. Hackmann, Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies at Iowa State University.

Interviews are essential for parents, students and teachers, as they offer an opportunity to exchange observations, concerns and most importantly talk about the progress of students. It is also an important time to share information and ways in which we can support each other to improve or sustain student engagement and achievement.

To facilitate the greater involvement of students in the learning and feedback process, we will be offering Three Way Interviews instead of traditional Parent-Teacher Interviews in the Middle and Senior Years from the beginning of Term 4.

Three way interviews:

  • place students at the heart of assessment, feedback and reporting
  • provide a student voice to discussions about performance and progress
  • teach students the process of reflection and self-evaluation 
  • encourage students to accept personal responsibility for learning
  • strengthen the home-school partnership and allow students to see their parents and teachers working together for them

In short, Three Way Interviews are a valuable avenue for involving parents and students in the learning process and leading students towards becoming self-directed, independent and lifelong learners.

Three Way Interviews in the Middle and Senior Years will be conducted on Monday, 8 October from 2:00pm to 6:00pm and Monday, 15 October from 3:30pm to 6:00pm. Parents are encouraged to book time slots with their daughter’s teachers. Note: if a student has the same teacher for two or more subjects, a maximum of two time slots are able to be booked sequentially.

Our booking system, Parent Teacher Online (PTO), will be open to parents from Friday, 21 September 2018 and will close at midnight on Thursday, 4 October for the Three Way Interviews to be held on Monday 8 October.  The booking system will reopen on Tuesday, 9 October and will close at midnight on Thursday 11 October for the Three Way Interviews to be held on Monday, 15 October.

For more information and instructions, please go to the Glennie Portal and click on the PTO icon.

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Hale's Haunted House

31 August 2018

Hale's "Haunted House" Family Dinner is only three weeks away. I look forward to seeing you all there. Please reply by the Google form emailed to you last week!

Ms Reynolds
Head of Hale House

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Subject Selection – Year 9 into Year 10 2019

27 July 2018

Subject selection for Year 9 students will commence next Wednesday, 1 August. On this day, students will receive information about the elective subjects on offer in Year 10 2019. Students and parents are encouraged to consider the information provided in the Year 10 Curriculum Guide, which will be available from August 1.

Shortly, parents and students will be sent an email outlining how this process will occur, including a link to the electronic subject selection form.

If you have any questions about subject selection please contact Ms Tonia Gloudemans, Dean of Teaching and Learning.

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Years 7 – 12 Assessment Information

27 July 2018

Assessment dates for Term Three are now finalised for Years 7 – 12. To locate your daughter’s assessment information, please select the Assessment tab in the SEQTA Engage menu and select Upcoming. You can personalise your view by selecting either “cards” or “list”.

The information listed on this page is your daughter’s personalised exam and non-exam block assessment items for Term Three. If you feel an item is missing, please contact your daughter’s teacher. All assessment information has been reviewed.

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Be a Scout

20 July 2018

Darling Downs Scouts invites girls to Join the Adventure of Scouting. If you’re the outdoors type, then Scouting is for you

For more details visit the Darling Downs Scouts website

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OP Estimate Interviews

20 July 2018

OP estimate interviews will be held with all OP-eligible students in Years 11 and 12 at the start of this term. Interviews with Year 12 students will begin this week and will involve targeted advice as to how students can improve their estimates in the final semester of school. Interviews with Year 11 students will focus on individual learning goals and overall academic progress, as well as identifying students who may need an additional post-secondary school pathway. OP Estimate data is also invaluable in assisting students with making informed decisions about subject changes, and provides additional motivation for students to keep improving in their studies.

 Please be aware that the estimates are not a predicted OP, merely a guide to the likely range, based on assessment completed to date. Parents who are concerned about these interviews should contact Ms Tonia Gloudemans via email at

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Subject Selection for Year 10 going into Year 11 - Term 4 2018

20 July 2018

This week, Year 10 students started the subject selection process for the new Queensland Certificate of Education, with subject selection talks held on Thursday and Friday. Students and parents are encouraged to consider the information provided in the 2019 QCE Curriculum Guide and the slides used at the Parent Information Evening when making subject choices for 2019.

Students will also have the opportunity to attend Spectrum, our subject showcase run by the senior Academic Committee. Students can hear from others currently studying the subject. Students are welcome to speak to teachers about subjects they are considering as well.

Parents and students have been sent an email outlining how this process will occur.

 We look forward to working with you and your daughter as she decides on her pathway through the senior years.

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Year 10 QCE & Subject Selection Parent Information Evening – for students graduating in 2020

21 June 2018

For parents who missed the Year 10 QCE and Subject Selection Evening held on Wednesday 20 June, the presentation, QCE Curriculum Guide and QCAA information sheet from that evening are available in the Careers and VET section of the Portal.

A copy of the QCE Curriculum Guide is also available on the website and via this link.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Ms Tonia Gloudemans, Mrs Sharon Currie or Mrs Belinda Paul.  If you have any subject-based questions, please contact the Heads of Department as appropriate.

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Information Evening

15 June 2018

Parents of girls in Years 11 and 12 are invited to an information evening to be held in the Glennie Room from 7.00 to 8.30pm on Monday 16 July.

The focus of the evening will be most relevant to those Year 12 students who are hoping to go to university when they complete school. However, parents of girls in Year 11 may also be interested to hear about what is in store for their daughters.

Topics to be covered include:

  • Introduction to the Queensland system – Exit Levels of Achievement, the QCS Test, OPs, and FPs
  • University entrance – QTAC processes
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Egg and Bacon Burgers

15 June 2018

Girls are reminded to bring some spare change to the Athletics Carnival. Glennie Sports Supporters are selling egg and bacon burgers and snow cones.

The committee would appreciate some help on the day. If you are able to assist please contact Karen Reeves 0408 783828,

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French Competition

8 June 2018

Bonjour à tous

For the first time in many years, Glennie is hosting a French poem and song competition. At a minimum, Downlands, Fairholme, Grammar, St Ursula and TACAPS will participate.

The competition is open to Middle Years and Senior Years students. There are six categories in total.

  • Middle Years Individual Song
  • Middle Years Group Song
  • Middle Years Individual Poem
  • Senior Years Individual Song
  • Senior Years Group Song
  • Senior Years Individual Poem

The event will take place on Tuesday 21 August, and students who wish to participate can register using this form.   

Teachers from Alliance Française will be judging the different performances and winners will be rewarded with great prizes.

So, we look forward to seeing you on that day and until then, remember that La poésie… c’est mettre de la couleur sur les mots écrits à l’encre noire” (Serge Dérès).

A bientôt.

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Information Evening

8 June 2018

Year 10 parents are invited to attend the QCE and Subject Selection Parent Information Evening in The Glennie Room on Wednesday 20 June from 5:30pm to 8:00pm.

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What do you trust?

25 May 2018

Senior Ichthus is a six day – five night camp during the June school holidays for high school students in Years 10 to 12. This is an exciting week away which allows young adults to have fun, build friendships, and to learn about and grow in Christ. This year we exploring the theme of ‘In what do you Trust?’ under the guidance of our new camp directors Nathan and Jenna Haywood who have been involved in the Ichthus Camping Ministry for a number of years both as campers and leaders.

For more information contact Rev'd Sharon.

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Tufnell Dinner

18 May 2018

The Annual Tufnell Dinner for Middle and Senior Years Tufnell girls and their parents will be held on Friday 1 June.

Tufnell families, please make sure you RSVP to Mrs Watts

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Middle and Senior Years’ Parent-Teacher Interviews

22 March 2018

In Term 2, Years 7 to 12 Parent/Teacher Interviews will be conducted in Weeks 1 and 2 – Monday 16 April from 2:00pm to 6:00pm and Monday 23 April from 3:30pm to 6:00pm.

Parents are encouraged to book timeslots with all their daughter’s teachers. Note: if a student has the same teacher for two or more subjects, a maximum of two timeslots are able to be booked sequentially.

Our booking system, Parent Teacher Online (PTO), will be open to parents from Friday 23 March until midnight Thursday 12 April 2018.

For more information and instructions, please go to the Glennie Portal and click on the PTO icon.

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Health Industry Choices

9 March 2018

Future study in the health industry continues to be a popular choice for the girls at Glennie. Last year, we had girls achieve their goals of entry into university courses in medicine, dentistry, optometry, nursing, paramedicine, sports and exercise science, occupational therapy, and speech pathology.

Sebastian Marx from The University of Queensland will be visiting The Glennie School on the evening of Tuesday 17 April to talk about the different course options they offer in these fields. This is the first Tuesday back after the Easter break. It will follow a similar format to last year where Sebastian will talk firstly about the Allied Health options. After question time and a short refreshment break, he will then talk about entry to medicine and dentistry, including UMAT requirements and adjustment factors. You are welcome to come to either of the sessions, or stay for both.

Parents, students and friends from other schools are more than welcome to come along. I have attached a flyer with the relevant information for you to share.

I look forward to seeing you at the presentation.

Mrs Sharon Currie
Careers Co-Ordinator

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Sport and Recreation Traineeships

9 March 2018

As we progress through this year, we will see all of our girls who are working in the Aquatic Centre, the Gymnasium and the Sports office complete their traineeships. This means that we need to replace these trainees as they are undertaking a very important role. We would like to start recruiting girls who are interested in working in Sport and Recreation so they can begin their traineeship as soon as a spot becomes available (with the first ones coming up next month).

Girls need to be at least 16 to be employed by the School, but if you are turning 16 within the next six months, you are still able to apply. You should also have an interest in the sporting industry to take up this traineeship.

As for every traineeship, girls will undertake a Cert III qualification which is very valuable. It provides 8 QCE points, as well as a ranking of 68, which is equivalent to an OP of 14. Added to this, your resumé will look great with both a qualification plus working history which will help boost your employability. Please contact me if you would like to apply or would like more details. (

We have started the year with a rush of traineeship sign-ups, which is great to see. Alex McDonald, Ella White, Isabella Johns, and Hayley Bell have already been signed up and Jessica Darcy, Jane Thornton and Abigail Goodwin are signing up next week. Congratulations girls.   

Mrs Belinda Paul
VET Co-ordinator

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Uniform for Glennie Fair

2 March 2018

All Middle and Senior Years girls should wear their summer uniform and their Panama hat to the Glennie Fair.

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Interested in Cadets?

2 March 2018

This year we already have eight Glennie Cadets, but it is never too late to join. Why not come and visit the Cadets at the Glennie Fair to find out all about the fun, friendship, action and adventure that awaits.

Army Cadet Home Training is held every Friday during school term from 3.30 – 6.15pm at Toowoomba Grammar School.

Ms Lee is the Glennie Cadets Co-ordinator, and she will help you with any questions you may have

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Webber BBQ

23 February 2018

  • Friday 2 March
  • 6:00PM
  • Outside Hospitality CAFE
  • All Year 7 - 12 Webber Family's welcome
  • Theme - Aussie Bush BBQ

If you haven't already done so please RSVP to Cathy Waters or ph. 07 4688 8883


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Year 10-12 Studiosity (previously YourTutor)

23 February 2018

This week, all Year 10 to 12 students received their new access codes for Studiosity (formerly YourTutor). This service provides out of hours tutoring for day and boarding students in the Senior Years. Attached is a letter explaining the service further.

Students are able to access the service from 3:00 to 11:00pm from Sunday to Friday during term time. The service is not to replace conversation with teachers; the School provides tutoring or in classroom support. It is an additional support service when a Glennie teacher is not accessible.


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16 February 2018

This year we have the opportunity to join with St Luke’s Anglican Parish for a Confirmation Service on Sunday 20 May at 10:00am.

Confirmation is a step in a person’s faith journey where young people and adults confirm the promises made at their baptism for themselves. In the Anglican Church the typical age is 15 years or older to present for confirmation but this can be negotiated for each individual. Preparation classes will be run in the weeks leading up to the service at a mutually agreeable time.

If you are interested in talking further about Confirmation for yourself or your daughter, please be in contact with me at


Rev’d Sharon

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16 February 2018

Middle and Senior Years Sport and Performing Arts calendars are now available on the online calendar via the Glennie Portal.

These should appear automatically for you when you visit the school calendar.  These calendars should also be available for you to view on the Google Calendar app on your iPad/Phone and Android Tablet/Phone. If you experience any technical difficulties viewing these calendars, please contact the school for assistance.

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