Athletics Carnival Live Stream

22 July 2016

The Middle and Senior Years Athletics Carnival will be held on Friday 29 July. Just because you can't be there doesn't mean you have to miss any of the action.

The IT Department will be live streaming the day via this video link.

Click on the link during the day to see what is happening.

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Subject Selection Process Year 9 2016  into Year 10 2017

22 July 2016

Subject selection for Year 9 2016 students will commence on Tuesday 26 July. On this day, students will receive information about the subjects they can select for Year 10.

After they have made their selection, they will receive an electronic form via email to complete. Students should discuss their choices with their parents prior to completing this form.

Once students have submitted their preferences, parents will receive an email that will require them to indicate that they are aware of and approve their daughter's selections. This will be a very quick 'click approve' process. Please keep an eye out for this email in the coming weeks as it will be due back on Thursday 11 August.

If you have any questions about subject selection please contact Deputy Head of Senior Years Mr John Farmer. If you experience any technical issues, please contact

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Information Evening

22 July 2016

Year 10 QCE and Subject Selection Information Evening (for Year 11, 2017)

Parents of girls in Year 10 are invited to an information evening to be held in the Glennie Room from 5.30 to 8.00pm on Thursday 28 July.

Topics to be covered include:

  • The Queensland Certificate of Education
  • Careers choices
  • Making subject choices

In the second part of the evening, refreshments will be available and Heads of Departments will be present to answer any specific, subject-based, questions that you may have.

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Uni Open Days

22 July 2016

It has been wonderful to hear the girls telling me that they are attending the University Open Days. This is a great opportunity for the students to get a feel for the campus and to speak with people who are studying and delivering the courses they are interested in. University tours allow you to see the facilities, as well as any on-campus accommodation options available. Most valuable is the chance to ask real people, real questions. You can clarify entry requirements, and ask about the best way to follow a pathway and transfer between courses. This next month is certainly Open Day season. For those people interested in visiting the universities, below is a list of some of the upcoming events with links to their Open Day web pages:

Many other colleges and training institutions are also having Open Days over the next month. A list of these dates can be found on the calendar on The Glennie Careers and Vet website

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Golden Tickets

15 July 2016

If you are a Middle and Senior Years Donaldson family, get your golden ticket in so you can attend the Donaldson Dinner.

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Parent Teacher Interviews

16 June 2016

Years 7 to 12 Parent/Teacher Interviews will be conducted on Monday 11 July 2016 from 2:00pm to 6:00pm.

Our booking system, Parent Teacher On-Line (PTO), will be open to parents from midday Wednesday 22 June to midnight Friday 8 July 2016.

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 details, click here.

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Middle and Senior Years Reports

16 June 2016

Reports for Middle and Senior Years will be available through SEQTA when complete. Instructions describing how to access these will be emailed to your Glennie email address after they have been published in SEQTA. If you have trouble accessing this email address or accessing your daughter's report, please contact IT via their email address or by phone (07) 4688 8811.

Mrs Jo Matherson
Head of Middle Years

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Tertiary Studies Expo

16 June 2016

If you are interested in finding out more about tertiary study, it may be worth a trip to Brisbane for TSXPO on 16 and 17 July. It is Australia's largest tertiary studies expo and the ideal event for senior school students and their parents, as well as prospective post-graduate students. With exhibits from every Queensland University, as well as those from interstate and overseas, visitors can gain a comprehensive insight into the institutions and programs that best suit them. TSXPO gives you access to over 250 qualified representatives in one location!

TSXPO also features representatives from TAFE, Defence Force, Private Education Colleges, student support services, as well as a significant number of graduate employers and government agencies recruiting for graduate placements. It is held at the Brisbane Showgrounds, and entry is FREE. For more information, go to

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UQ Young Scholars Program

16 June 2016

The University of Queensland’s Young Scholars Program (YSP) provides high achieving students with a unique and inspiring opportunity to discover, learn and engage with UQ’s academic community and like-minded students from across Queensland.

The 2016 YSP Program involves a five-day Residential Camp at UQ’s St Lucia campus from 27 November to 1 December. Applications for the program are accepted from students enrolled in Year 11 who are OP eligible and intend on pursuing university studies at the completion of Year 12. Selection will be based on academic excellence, leadership achievements and significant contributions to their school or community.

Students interested in applying are encouraged to read the application guidelines at Applications close on Friday 12 August 2016.

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Individual Assessment Feedback

10 June 2016

The Senior Years English Department, with the support of the School, has taken the initiative to exploit the features of the new student portal – SEQTA and begin a trial of recording individualised feedback for completed assessment items.  This will be available, initially from this week, for students who are studying English Extension but may be available to all English students in Years 10, 11 and 12 during next Semester.

For more information, including how to access the system, please download the information below.

If you have any further questions, please contact Mrs Natalie Bennett, Head of Department - Senior Years English  on 07 4688 8745 or email

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Bond University Collegiate Scholarship Program

3 June 2016

The Glennie School is part of Bond University's Collegiate Schools Program which offers Glennie girls the opportunity to apply for The Collegiate Scholarship Program. Collegiate Scholarships cover 50% tuition for any undergraduate degree combination (excluding the Bond Medical Program). The program is designed to reward those students who perform not only on an academic level, but also demonstrate exceptional personal attributes and contribute significantly to their communities. Current Year 12 students who are considering Bond for 2017 are encouraged to apply.  More information about these scholarships can be found here. Scholarships close on July 31, 2016.

Bond with Bond:
Parents interested in finding out more information about Bond University may be interested in attending the Bond with Bond information evening to be held at Toowoomba Grammar School on Monday 11 July, commencing at 6:00pm.This event is an opportunity for interested students and their families/guardians to find out more information about Bond, degrees, scholarships and all other information. There is plenty of opportunity for networking with Academics, Bond students and the parents of Bond students. The event is being held in the Old Hall at Toowoomba Grammar School. To register, please click here

Bond University Open Day Bus:
Open Day will be held on Saturday 23 July and is a great opportunity for girls and parents to experience the campus and learn about the courses available at Bond. Bond University have arranged for a bus to transport Toowoomba students down to campus and back on Saturday 23 July if they are not going with their parents. The bus will be leaving at 1:00pm and returning to Toowoomba at about 9:00pm. Girls will need to pay a $20 reservation fee to secure their place on the bus. The $20 will then be returned to the student on the way down to campus in order for them to pay for their dinner. Please note that this bus has been organised by Bond University, and therefore there will be no teacher supervision provided by The Glennie School. Register here.

Below is a list of Bond Experience Days that are still open and have places available should any girls wish to experience what it is like to study these discipline areas. There is no cost to attend; however, students are responsible for organising their own transport.

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Women in Engineering

3 June 2016

UQ's Women in Engineering (WE) are offering girls in Year 10, 11 and 12 the opportunity to go to University of Queensland, St Lucia to explore engineering possibilities and how future learning in the STEM field can be applied to careers.

The WE Explore Engineering Regional Schools includes return transport to Brisbane, overnight accommodation at The Women's College or Duchesne College, meals and activities. The cost to participate is $50.

Students will participate in two events as follows:

Thursday 21 July - Engineering Futures Evening (4:30pm - 7:00pm)

Students will be inspired as they hear about the journeys of female engineers from:

  • Google
  • Boeing
  • Cochlear
  • Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (AIBN)

Friday 22 July - WE Explore Engineering Day (8:15am - 2:00pm)

Students will tackle hands-on engineering workshops and discover why engineers are society's problem solvers. They can select three workshops that interest them.

Click here to register.

Or for more information phone: 33653934 or

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3 June 2016

The Toowoomba Police Citizens Youth Club (PCYC) is running a program called DriveSafe. The program uses a driving simulator to aid in the teaching of learner drivers.

The driving simulator has tremendous potential to improve the driving skills of those new to driving such as those with 'L' or 'P' licences. It provides a safe environment in which to take a learner driver through the motions of everything from familiarisation of the vehicle's controls to interpretation of the road rules to interaction with other drivers.

The Drivesafe program is now running at the PCYC on Tuesdays from 3:00pm to 6:00pm. It is free of charge and managed one on one by staff members at the PCYC and/or Volunteers in Policing (VIPs). Lessons can be booked in advance by ringing the PCYC.

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Change to Leave Slip Protocol - Middle and Senior Years

27 May 2016

With our new attendance system working well, we have made some changes to The School procedures for students entering and leaving school for various reasons.

As of Friday 20 May, girls will not need to collect Yellow Leave Slips from the Academic Office.

For appointments or early leave, please email or call the Academic Administration Office (07) 4688 8887.

The details will be entered directly into the system, and girls will be allowed to leave from class. If your daughter has a recurring appointment, please email and this can be entered for the term.

Please note: If your daughter has a paper note written by you, she will need to go to the Academic Administration Office before school, or during break time to have her appointment entered.

Signing In

Girls will still need to sign in when arriving late for any reason and upon returning from appointments.

For more information, please check the What to Do When  section of the Student Handbook on the Portal for all school procedures.  

If you have any questions or queries, please contact Mrs Tracey Patrick by email or phone.

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Health Care Opportunities

27 May 2016

Queensland Rural Medical Education (QRME) will be holding a Considering Medicine Seminar for high-school students and their parents on Thursday 23 June 2016 from 6:30pm. The seminar will allow high-school students to consider if a medical career is for them as well as educating them on the Griffith University Rural Priority Access Scheme that quarantines places in their medical degree for school leavers and rural graduates, rural programs and requirements for entry.  High-school students and parents are welcome to attend.

Current high school students can also participate in Clinical Learning Observations on 23 and 24 June. Students will join QRME as they provide Griffith University Medical Students with clinical scenario based education.

Registration can be logged via a link on the website. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Mrs Currie on or 07 4688 8852, or Julie Dillon directly on 0427 439 133 or

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Important University Dates

27 May 2016

Over the next few months, universities begin to host Open Days and events to allow students to view campuses and speak with staff from different faculties.

A valuable source of information is the Glennie Careers and VET website. Students and parents are advised to visit it regularly for up-to-date information about a wide range of careers, study and vocational options.

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Head Start

27 May 2016

Applications for USQ's Head Start program in Semester Two close on Monday 13 June 2016. You can also click on this link to find out more information and to see what subjects are available for study.

If you are a high-achieving Year 10, 11 or 12 student with a B average or higher, who has the capability, maturity and motivation to undertake university study while still finishing high school, then the USQ Head Start program may be for you.

5 reasons to study Head Start

  1. Guaranteed entry: Complete a course and be eligible for guaranteed entry into a related USQ degree! Remember you need to meet the degree pre-requisites as well.
  2. Save money: The first course is free! Want to study more? Additional courses are offered at a discounted rate.
  3. QCE points: Receive two points towards your Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE) for each USQ course.
  4. Save time: Have fewer courses to study when you leave school with credit from those courses you pass.
  5. Gain experience: Learn about a potential career while discovering uni life at USQ, on-campus or online
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Be Real, Get SET

20 May 2016

Each year The Glennie School runs a valuable life and career focused programme called Be Real, Get SET for all Year 10 girls. The program, run over a week, offers students the chance to learn skills needed in the real world of work. Students take on a career role, develop community service skills, learn how to budget and make important decisions simulated for real life.

A very important part of this week is the opportunity for girls to be interviewed for a potential job by an experienced employer with current industry knowledge.

We have a range of different occupational roles for the week including paramedics, baristas, engineers, farm hands, and many more. If you, or any of your work colleagues, would be interested in volunteering your time and expertise as part of our Interview Team, we are sure this would broaden the experience for the girls. Interviews will be held on Wednesday 15 June from 9:30am until 1:00pm.

The “Be Real, Get Set” program  is an important part of The Glennie School calendar. If you would like to be involved, please contact our Careers Advisor, Sharon Currie, on 07 4588 8852, or via email,

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Tufnell Dinner

13 May 2016

Middle and Senior Years Tufnell parents are reminded that the Vinnies or Vogue Tufnell Dinner will be held on Friday 20 May. If you have not yet sent in your RSVP, could you please email Ms Vincent, with your response.

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Year 10 Work Experience:

13 May 2016

A reminder that Year 10 Work Experience Forms are due on Monday 16 May. Both the Application Form and the Accommodation Form need to be completed.

Once we have these forms, we can then begin the process of getting the work experience agreements signed by all parties. There have been some great placements offered and we thank you for your support in ensuring the girls have a valuable experience exploring the world of work.

All the forms are on the calendar in the Portal 

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Much Ado

6 May 2016

Parents and students from Years 10 to 12 are warmly invited to join us for the Queensland Theatre Company’s stage production of Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing in Brisbane, Friday 13 May.  In particular, Year 11 English students are strongly encouraged to attend as it is part of their English curriculum later this year.  

We will be dining in Gray Street before the performance so please bring enough money to enjoy a meal.

Don’t delay in securing your ticket and bus seat by returning a completed form (accessed via the Glennie Portal calendar – 13 May) and making payment to Glennie Main Reception.

We only have a maximum of 69 tickets available inclusive of teachers who will also be attending and supervising students.

For more information, please download the information flyer.

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Career Opportunities

6 May 2016

An exciting opportunity for students considering medicine. Griffith Rural Priority Access Scheme seminars will be held in Toowoomba on Thursday, 19 May 2016 at the Darling Downs Clinical Training Centre, 190 Hume St. Toowoomba. The presentation will provide information about the Rural Priority Access Scheme that quarantines places in their medical degree for school leavers and rural graduates. The presentation is targeting Toowoomba and the Darling Downs and will begin at 6:30pm. Parents and students are welcome to attend. To register, click here.   

Year 11 and 12 USQ Experience Days: Girls are invited to spend a day at USQ participating in academic taster sessions in Psychology, Engineering or Creative Arts (Music, Film Television and Radio, Theatre, Printmaking or Ceramics). This will be held on Friday 13 May.

Year 9 and 10 Careers Day at USQ: Girls have been asked to express their interest in attending this event at USQ on Thursday, 9 June 2016. The focus for this year's event is on career skills. Throughout the day, the girls can engage in hands-on sessions, take part in a campus tour and check out the interactive career market. This event is an ideal opportunity to speak with USQ academics, current students, local businesses and industry representatives about study and career experiences. Representatives from TAFE Queensland and Defence Force will also be facilitating sessions on the day.

Before expressing interest, the girls are reminded to check their academic schedules to ensure the day will not impact on their assessment and study schedules. Further information will be sent out to those girls who indicate they would like to attend.

For more details, please contact Miss Currie 

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World Challenge

29 April 2016

We’re excited to advise that this fantastic opportunity is once again being offered to students at The Glennie School to plan, fund and ultimately lead their own expedition to Thailand and Cambodia in November 2017. Learn more about the World Challenge Ethos of student-led expeditions here. This will be the third time the World Challenge program has been offered to girls at The Glennie School and we’re thrilled at the prospect of another team of students heading off on this adventure of a lifetime.

The expedition to Thailand and Cambodia is preceded by a training and preparation program, during which students play a major role in planning their own itinerary which will include;

You and your daughter (in Years 9,10 or 11 in 2016) are invited to a presentation delivered by a member of the World Challenge team who will discuss the benefits of the program, the fundraising support and safety back-up they provide, and how they deliver a fun, rewarding, and safe experience.

  • Date: Monday 9 May 2016
  • Time: 6.00 pm
  • Venue:The Glennie Room

Please RSVP by filling in the Google form with the name of your daughter and the number of guests attending in total. We look forward to seeing you there!

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Not sure who to contact regarding Middle and Senior Years Sport?

22 April 2016

As we begin the process of advertising and interviewing for a new Head of Sport, please be assured that all aspects of Sport at Glennie are being managed this term.

Mr John Devine has begun overseeing the arrangements for the New Zealand Sports Tour and has assumed managerial responsibility for all things administrative in the Sports Office. Please contact Mr Devine if you have any concerns related to sport processes; for any specific questions related to teams, transport and club information, please contact Mrs Tanya Draheim or Mrs Lisa Cooper.

Mrs Jo Matherson and Ms Tonia Gloudemans will oversee any parent concerns in the Middle and Senior Years that cannot be resolved through the Coach or the Head Coach for that sport.

These arrangements have been put in place to support the smooth running of the Sports Department as we transition to the appointment of a new Head of Sport at the end of this term.

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Senior Study Changes

15 April 2016

The Queensland Government will introduce new senior assessment and tertiary entrance systems, starting with students entering Year 11 in 2018. The new systems will include:

a model that uses school-based assessment and common external assessment
processes that strengthen the quality and comparability of school-based assessment
a move away from the Overall Position (OP) rank to an Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR).
A fact sheet for parents and caregivers has been developed to keep school communities informed about the transition to new senior assessment and tertiary entrance systems.

Downlaod the fact sheet below, or visit the website


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