Webber Dinner

9 February 2018

All Middle and Senior Years Webber families mark Friday 2 March from 6:00pm in your diaries as the date for the Webber Dinner. An Australian bush BBQ will be held in the Dining Hall/Hospitality area.

Invitations are on their way!

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Swimming Ice Creams!

10 November 2017

Girls in Years 7 to 10 are reminded that the Glennie Sports Supporters will be selling ice cream at the Margaret Sharpe Swimming Carnival on Wednesday the 15 November.

Don’t forget to bring some coins, girls.

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Personal Development Day Years 7 – 10 Monday 16 October

13 October 2017

Please be aware that school buses will not be running on this day

The Personal Development Day is an integral part of the Personal Development Program. It allows time for our girls to access specialists that will help them build their personal understanding of the physical and emotional challenges that are facing girls as they progress through Years 7 to 10.

Each year level focusses on age-specific topics that impact them and ways to enhance their skill sets in dealing with related issues.

Girls are expected to attend, as it is a normal school day. Your support in encouraging the girls to be involved in all activities will ensure that they gain maximum benefit from the day.

I encourage you to talk to your daughter about the day and what they have learned as a result of participating in the various activities. The programs for each Year Level can be found on the Glennie School Calendar.

Mr Russell Baldock
Deputy Head of Middle Years

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Parent Teacher Interviews

13 September 2017

Years 7 to 12 Parent/Teacher Interviews will be conducted on Tuesday 3 October  2017 from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm and Monday 9 October from 3.30 pm - 6.00 pm.

Please feel free to book a timeslot with as many of your daughter’s teachers as you wish whether the teacher has requested an interview or not. If your daughter has the same teacher for two or more subjects, a maximum of two timeslots can be booked for that teacher.

Click here for more information

Use this link to book interviews

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Certificate III in Health Services Assistance

13 September 2017

I am very excited to announce a new course that is available for Year 11 2018. This course is a two year course, undertaken through CQ University during Year 11 and 12. This is a great opportunity for those girls interested in working in the Health industry. As a Certificate III qualification, students will receive 8 QCE points on completion and will also obtain a ranking which may help them get into some universities.  

Below are some details about this course:

  • The theory component of this course is completed online.
  • 80 hours of work placement in an acute care setting are required. CQU will arrange these placements.
  • There is a two-day compulsory workshop prior to placements. At present this workshop is held in Noosa, however if there are a number of girls from our school, CQU may consider coming to Toowoomba for this. 
  • The cost is $3450 (current price) and this can be paid off over two years.

Here is an information link for this course. Please contact me if you would like further details. paulb@glennie.qld.edu.au

Mrs Belinda Paul
VET Co-ordinator

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Year 10 2018 / Year 12 2020 Parent Information Evening

13 September 2017

Monday 9 October
6:30 – 8:30pm
The Glennie Room

The School warmly invites current Year 9 Parents and Guardians to a Year 10 2018 / Year 12 2020 Parent Information Evening on Monday 9 October.

The evening will incorporate:

  1. The Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre (QTAC) “Parents’ Power Hour”
    This session will cover a range of topics relevant to the ATAR conversion in 2020 including eligibility, pathways, inter subject scaling, subject choices and MYPATH - the new QTAC tool designed to assist students and schools in study planning.
  2. A presentation by the Head and Deputy Head of Senior Years
    This session will outline the changes that will occur at Glennie in Year 10 2018 to pave the way for an effective implementation of the new Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE) System

 As the information evening directly follows Parent Teacher Interviews, light refreshments will be available.

 We look forward to seeing you there.

Ms Tonia Gloudemans
Head of Senior Years

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Photo Competition

1 September 2017

The Mid North Coast Local Health District MNCLHD (NSW Health) has launched the second Your Health Link National Photographic Competition, with the theme ‘Healthy Life | Healthy You’.  The competition is designed to increase health literacy and is open to all Australian primary and high school students.

There will be $45,000 in prizes to win which includes funding to support healthy school canteen programs or similar initiatives.

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Operation Christmas Child

1 September 2017

Webber House has launched Operation Christmas Child and we are aiming to fill 150 shoe boxes with gifts for children who normally miss out on Christmas.

As part of their fundraising, Webber will hold a Christmas themed free dress day on Wednesday 11 October.

For all the information, download the flyer

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Middle and Senior Years Grandparents’ Day

1 September 2017

It is that time of year when we ask Glennie parents and girls to consider inviting their grandparents to join us for Grandparents’ Day on Thursday 14 September 2017.

We have prepared a special program so grandparents can make the most of their day at Glennie and experience the Glennie spirit, just as their granddaughters do.

For catering purposes, we ask you to RSVP by Friday, 8 September by completing the online form.  Email Mrs Tracey Kessels kesselst@glennie.qld.edu.au or call her on 07 4688 8769 to advise of any special dietary or mobility needs.

We look forward to meeting grandparents on the day.


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NDIS for School Leavers

1 September 2017

School leavers with a disability may be able to access the NDIS to assist their transition to life beyond school.

Download the flyer to see information sessions and assistance available in Toowoomba.

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Year 9 Subject Selections for Year 10, 2018

18 August 2017

Last week, the girls in Year 9 attended subject selection talks to help them make their Elective subject selections for Year 10 next year.  In Year 10 our students will study Core courses in English, Mathematics, Science, Modern History, Geography, Health and PE, and RE.  Advice will be provided by Maths staff on which Mathematics course is most suitable for each student.  The subject selections to be made relate chiefly to single-term, Elective subjects which will run during Terms 1, 2 and 3 in Year 10.  We regard these options as “tasters” – the girls are encouraged to sample a variety of elective options in areas that interest them.  This is to help inform the decisions they make at this time next year when they will select subjects for Years 11 and 12. It is important to bear in mind, when making subject selection decisions this year, that these “taster” Elective units are not regarded as pre-requisites for continuing with these subjects in Years 11 and 12.

Most parents of our Year 9 students will by now, be aware that this cohort will be the first group in Queensland to go into the new “ATAR” system for tertiary entrance - this system will replace our current OP system.  The details of this system are still being released, so at this stage, we aren’t able to provide a full overview of how we will proceed at Glennie, but we expect to be able to provide more detailed advice in the near future.  We are able to say, though, that we will be implementing the new system commencing in Term 4 next year.  This is a pattern which many Queensland schools will follow.  In the meantime, parents may wish to check the Year 10 Subject Handbook for further details as their daughters finalise their subject selections.  The booklet is available in the Student Handbook on Portal.

Mr John Farmer
Deputy Head of Senior Years

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Defensive Driving

18 August 2017

Years 11 and 12 are reminded that applications for the defensive driving course should be returned to Middle and Senior Years administration office by Monday, 21 August.

Click here for more details

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Holiday Adventure for girls Year 7 to 12

18 August 2017

Adventure Alternatives has designed a fun-filled and engaging School Holiday Camp for students in Years 7 to 11.

What makes this camp unique is the selection of adventure based activities coupled with some relaxing activities to recharge and create a holistic and rewarding camp.  With 24hr supervision, a full selection of adventurous activities, fresh and healthy menu, engaging instructors who are there to support your child, it will be a holiday your kids will thank you for.

Want to know more? CLICK HERE

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Student Exchange

18 August 2017

Do you want to learn another language, make friends from overseas and have the experience of a lifetime? Find out more about complementing your high school studies with a student exchange program by attending WEP’s Toowoomba info session on Monday 21 August at 7:00pm at The Cedar Centre, 57 Brook Street

Don’t forget to invite your friends, WEP offers a Bestie Discount! RSVP at WEP.ORG.AU or text “TOOWOOMBA” to 0428 246 633.

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Defensive Driving

11 August 2017

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 Willowbank via Ipswich on Saturday, 9 September. As many Senior students now have either their learner’s 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 Middle and Senior Years administration office by Monday, 21 August.

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

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.

An enrolment form, permission slip and extra information can be found on the School Portal calendar - Saturday 9 September. 

For further information, please do not hesitate to contact Mrs Natalie Bennett PH: 07 4688 8830 Email: bennettn@glennie.qld.edu.au

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4 August 2017

This term, Glennie’s School Doctor, Sian Ford and the Health Centre nurses will be offering the Meningococcal ACWY vaccine to our Year 11 and 12 boarders - parents should have already received the email.

Year 10 girls were recently given this vaccine by the OzCare Toowoomba team. Until 31 May 2018 this vaccine is available free for all Queensland young people aged 15 to 19 years from their general practitioner.

Please see this message from Queensland Health for more information. FAQ acwy-program.pdf

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A new policy for Smart Devices

28 July 2017

This week in Middle & Senior Years we launched our New Student Smart Device Policy. I invite you to read the policy for your information.

It is important that parents and students understand we are neither requiring nor desiring students to have a second device with them. However, we recognise that many do. Therefore, want to provide the option for this technology to be of benefit within the student's learning as well.

Further, the School will allow students to connect their device to the network to eliminate data costs being incurred by families. The rollout of this network is currently underway.

The use of devices in breach of the policy will continue to be treated as a behavioural matter.

Parents must continue contacting their daughters through existing administrative channels as this is still the guaranteed way of getting important messages to students.

Consequently, students are also required to re-submit the annual Responsible Use Agreement, due to the changes enacted. You can view the detail of that agreement via the link.

If you have any technical questions please contact IT. it@glennie.qld.edu.au

If you have general or policy related questions, please contact Mr Causer. causert@glennie.qld.edu.au

Mr Tim Causer
e-Learning Co-ordinator

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Youth Leaders Program

21 July 2017

Is your daughter interested in making a difference to the community, developing her leadership skills and influencing Council decision making processes? Applications are now open for Toowoomba Regional Council’s Youth Leaders Program 2017. Successful candidates will receive training, develop leadership skills and create their own program or event. To apply or for more information click here, or phone 131 872.

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OP Estimate Interviews

14 July 2017

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 next 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 or would prefer the interviews not to occur with their daughter should contact Ms Tonia Gloudemans via email at gloudemanst@glennie.qld.edu.

Ms Tonia Gloudemans
Head of Senior Years

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Subject Selections for girls currently in Year 9 and Year 10

14 July 2017

Parents and girls currently in Year 10 are invited to an information evening on Thursday 20 July at 5:30pm in the Glennie Room to hear about the Senior Queensland Certificate of Education and subject selection for Years 11 and 12. Please note this is not suitable for the current Year 9 girls as they will be the first group to go through the new ATAR (Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank) system. A separate information session will be run for Year 9 girls at a later date.

Girls in both Years 9 and 10 will also be attending subject selection talks during the school day in the coming weeks. Subject Selection Handbooks will be made available at this time, and girls and their parents are strongly encouraged to consider the information provided when making subject choices for 2018. Girls will also have the opportunity to attend Spectrum, our subject showcase run by the senior Academic Committee. Girls can hear from others currently studying the subject. Students are welcome to speak to teachers about subjects they are considering as well.

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

Mr John Farmer
Deputy Head of Senior Years

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25 May 2017

Parents of Year 10 girls are reminded that their Meningococcal ACWY vaccination forms should be returned as soon as possible.

For details about the vaccination read the Queensland Health Fact Sheet.

For more information, contact health@glennie.qld.edu.au


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Calling Tufnell Families!

12 May 2017

Tufnell Dinner for all Middle and Senior Years girls and their families are invited to the Tufnell Dinner on Friday, 19 May at 6:00pm. Hurry, hurry, RVSPs close on Monday, 15 May.

Download a copy of the invitation below for all the details.

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Middle and Senior Years Parent Teacher Interviews

29 March 2017

Years 7 to 12 Parent/Teacher Interviews will be conducted on Tuesday 18 April 2017 from 2:00pm to 6:00pm

Please feel free to book a timeslot with as many of your daughter’s teachers as you wish whether the teacher has requested an interview or not. If your daughter has the same teacher for two or more subjects, a maximum of two timeslots are able to be booked.

Our booking system, Parent Teacher On-Line (PTO), will be open to parents from Friday 24 March to midnight Thursday 13 April 2017.

For all the information and instructions you need, go to the Glennie Portal and click on the PTO icon.

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Middle and Senior Years Easter Services

29 March 2017

The Glennie Easter Services for girls in Middle and Senior Years will now take place on Wednesday, 19 April at St Luke’s Church. Formal uniform must be worn.

Please check the online calendar for details.

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Middle and Senior Years Staffing Changes

24 March 2017

As we move towards the end of Term 1, it is important to identify the teachers taking up Middle and Senior Years leadership positions as a result of staff taking long service leave. Please be aware of the following appointments.

Acting positions for Term 2:

  • Deputy Head of Senior Years – Ms Alison Bedford
  • Head of Arts – Mr Jason Wisley

Acting Positions for Terms 2 & 3:

  • Head of Department – Senior Years Science – Miss Amy Theobald
  • Head of Department – Middle Years Science – Mrs Jennifer McPhie

Acting Position for Term 3

  • Head of Webber House – Mrs Kaye Broadfoot

Acting Position for Term 4:

  • Head of Department – Middle Years Social Sciences – Miss Leanne Mitchell 

Acting position for the remainder of 2017 (Terms 2 – 4):

  • Head of Department – Health and Physical Education – Mrs Susan Watts

Thank you, in advance, for your support of these staff in the months ahead.

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