Summer holiday reading suggestions

30 November 2018

Teacher Librarians around Australia have shared their favourite books of the year to compile this suggested reading list.  May you find a good book in your Christmas stocking!

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2019 Stationery orders open

30 November 2018

Stationery can be ordered from Monday, 19 November through to Monday, 21 January 2019 on the Flexischools website. Stationery orders can be collected from the Glennie One Stop Shop from the Monday, 7 January 2019. Instructions to assist you to use Flexischools are now available on the portal

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Aquatic Centre important dates

23 November 2018

Learn to Swim Term 4 ends Saturday, 1 December.

Gymfun last day Term 4 Monday, 26 November.

Recreational Gymnastics last day Term 4 Tuesday, 27 November.

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2019 Stationery orders open

23 November 2018

Stationery can be ordered from Monday, 19 November through to Monday, 21 January 2019 on the Flexischools website. Stationery orders can be collected from the Glennie One Stop Shop from Monday, 7 January 2019. Instructions to assist you to use Flexischools are now available on the portal. 

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BRAINways Summer Camp - Year 1 to Year 9

16 November 2018

BRAINways EDUCATION is running a program for gifted and talented students, on 21 & 22 January 2019, at USQ.  There are a range of programs on offer, for students in Year 1 to Year 9. Students from schools across the Darling Downs are invited to participate.  If you are interested in your child being part of the program, please download the workshop flyers and nomination form

Please direct any inquiries or questions to Mrs Roper (roperj@glennie.qld.edu.au) or http://brainways.com.au/

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Online stationery orders open soon

16 November 2018

Stationery can be ordered from Monday, 19 November through to Monday, 21 January 2019 on the Flexischools website. Stationery orders can be collected from the Glennie One Stop Shop from the Monday, 7 January 2019. Instructions to assist you to use Flexischools are now available on the portal

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2020 Glennie Scholarship applications open

9 November 2018

To make a Glennie education available to as many girls as possible, we offer a number of scholarships, in different categories, providing part remission for tuition fees (up to 50%).  In some cases, part remission for boarding fees may also be provided. Scholarship applications for entry to Years 7 and 10 in 2020 are now open. Visit the school website for more details.

Enquiries can be directed to Mrs Karen Morris, Registrar via email  morrisk@glennie.qld.edu.au or telephone 4688 8807.

Have you seen our Scholarships promotional video?  View it now on Youtube

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Christmas pudding and Cake orders open

2 November 2018

The Glennie French Immersion Supporters Group offers you a selection of ’delicieux’ puddings and cake for your Christmas table or as a gift.

Treat your family or friends to a delicious award-winning Christmas Pudding or Cake? Our annual fundraiser offers a choice of flavour and size - here are a few: Classic pudding, Date & Toffee, Rum & Plum or Gluten Free puddings suitable for vegans and endorsed by the Coeliac Society of New South Wales. The puddings are beautifully presented in white cloth with a large coloured ribbon. Christmas Cakes are boxed and contain Australian ingredients like Queensland macadamia nuts, Barossa Valley oak brandy and local free range eggs.

Download an order form at http://bit.ly/glenniepuds or collect one from the Glennie One Stop Shop. Orders close soon. Orders are expected to be available for collection on Friday, 23 November. Orders from extended family, family friends, Glennie Old Girls and Glennie staff are most welcome.

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Buddy Lunch

2 November 2018

On Tuesday, 30 October, the Performing Arts girls in Years 8 to 12 had their final Buddy Lunch for 2018 with their buddies in the Junior Years. The Junior Years girls who attend Music Camp at the start of the year are assigned a “buddy” in the Middle and Senior Years. Throughout 2018, we have had opportunities to catch up. As you can see from the photos, its hard to see who is having the most fun! Well done to the Arts Committee for facilitating this activity and thanks must go to Mr Finlay for his assistance with this venture throughout the year. We look forward to continuing this tradition in 2019.

Click here to view the photo gallery.

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ePack 2019 is ready

2 November 2018

All the online forms you need to prepare for the 2019 school year are available now via ePack on the Portal. All forms are due by Friday 30 November 2018.

ePack is an online form formulated to submit all your required information to The Glennie School e.g. give excursion consent, order uniforms/stationary, forms related to extra-curricular activities.

Please use your Glennie parent login to access the Annual Consent and Update form and follow any links to access forms for The Arts, The GOSS stationery orders, early bus notification and more.

For more information, or to return to complete more forms at any time, look for the ePack link on the Portal home page.

If you are not returning to Glennie next year and have let the school know, please ignore this email.  If you haven't yet let the school know, please contact Mrs Karen Morris - Registrar on (07) 4688 8807.

 

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Exciting times in Kindy

2 November 2018

Due to the popularity of our Kindergarten, we are considering opening a fourth Kindergarten class in 2019.

Our Kindergarten will operate from 8:15am to 3:15pm each day, with after-school care available until 6:00pm as well as Vacation Care, to assist busy working parents. We offer attendance for 5 days per week or 5 days per fortnight for both 3 and 4 year olds.

If you are interested in enrolling please contact our Registrar, Mrs Karen Morris morrisk@glennie.qld.edu.au or telephone 4688 8807.

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New system requires student address information

2 November 2018

The Commonwealth Government is introducing a new system of funding independent schools in 2020 and this requires the school to submit address information about parents and students. This is fully explained in the attached notice.

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2020 Glennie Scholarship applications open

2 November 2018

To make a Glennie education available to as many girls as possible, we offer a number of scholarships, in different categories, providing part remission for tuition fees (up to 50%).  In some cases, part remission for boarding fees may also be provided. Scholarship applications for entry to Years 7 and 10 in 2020 are now open. Visit the school website for more details:  https://www.glennie.qld.edu.au/enrolment/scholarships.html

Enquiries can be directed to Mrs Karen Morris, Registrar via email  morrisk@glennie.qld.edu.au or telephone 4688 8807.

Have you seen our Scholarships promotional video?  View it now on Youtube: https://youtu.be/h1yYiud_Y8Y

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DD Athletics meeting at Glennie

2 November 2018

All athletic students are invited to attend and participate in the athletics meet happening at the school on Sunday.

Are you keen to compete for a local Queensland Athletics Club?

Want to know more? Come to the official launch of Darling Downs Athletics on Sunday, 4 November 2018.

Venue:  The Glennie School Oval, Herries Street, Toowoomba

Time:  2:00 pm for the launch by Darling Downs Athletics patron, Councillor Geoff McDonald.

Ask questions, talk to coaches! Join in the fun with mini-meet events – 100m sprint, Long jump, Shot Put, 400m and 1500m events.

All Glennie students are welcome to attend!

Like Darling Downs Athletics on Facebook.

Email: darlingdownsathletics@gmail.com

To join: Register on the Queensland Athletics website

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Chess Chat

2 November 2018

No fool can play chess, and only fools do! – German proverb.

Upcoming chess events in Toowoomba:

1. The Toowoomba Chess Association Mixed Chess Championship

Top primary school players from the Toowoomba region may compete against the secondary school players for major prizes!

Time/Dates – Saturday, 3 November 2018 from 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm, Sunday 4th November 2018 from 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

For more details:  toowoombachessassociation@gmail.com

2.  The Big Chess Day Out

Saturday, 24 November from 10:30 am - 4:30 pm

For more details:  edwooducation@gmail.com

3. Chesstacular end of year Chesslabration (Glennie students only)  

Friday, 30 November

Chess - Bowling - Bazinga Entertainment Centre, 9:00 am to 10:00 am.

Crazy Chess Tournament and Chess Movie

3rd Floor Conference Rooms, Toowoomba City Library 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. Movie – Queen of Katwe (rated PG).

$50 per participant (or $30 if registered for Chess Academy in 2018).

Please email Mr Carter – chess@internode.on.net – to register.

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All welcome at GSS AGM

2 November 2018

Glennie Sports Supporters group invite you to attend their Annual General Meeting to take place on Wednesday, 7 November in the Glennie Room from 5:30 pm.  Be a part of a sport loving committee.

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Extra-curricular photos

26 October 2018

Extra-curricular photos are scheduled for Wednesday, 31 October. Junior Years Students are to wear their summer dress uniform, Middle and Senior Years students are to wear their summer dress uniform and tights.

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Rugby Jersey could be yours

26 October 2018

Time is running out to buy your tickets for the Rugby Jersey Raffle. Tickets are on sale through the Glennie One Shop Shop and Junior Years Reception. This amazing prize valued at almost $500 and will be draw on final Assembly. Tickets will be on sale at the Sports Presentation Evening on Friday, 2 November.

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Term Four Fundraiser

19 October 2018

This term Junior Years students will combine with Middle and Senior Years, to participate in a fundraiser to aid drought-affected farmers. It will be on Wednesday, 24 October. Junior Years students have been asked to bring $4.00 and dress as a farmer, a farm animal or anything to do with farming. Middle and Senior Years students have been asked to donate generously to this worthy cause.  The Year 12 students have organised activities and will have a bake stall for Junior, Middle and Senior Years students at morning tea and a sausage sizzle for lunch. The Year 6 Student Representative Council will assist Year 12 girls so will not be conducting another fundraiser this term.

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2019 and 2020 Term Dates

19 October 2018

To assist families plan for the coming academic years, term dates are now available for 2019 and 2020.

 

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Cyber Safety information session for parents

12 October 2018

The Anglican Schools Commission Cyber Safety and Wellbeing Advocate, Steve Window, will be conducting a cyber safety information session for parents in The Glennie Room on Wednesday, 17 October. Beginning at 3:00pm, Steve will cover up-to-date cyber safety issues affecting your children. There will an opportunity for questions, and you can bring along your child's device for individual assistance with settings and security. This session is designed to assist parents to tackle complex issues using the AIDE Principle: Applications, Internet, Devices, Engage and Educate your child! Drop in anytime between 3:00pm to 6:00pm.

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Dads4Kids

12 October 2018

‘Good is the enemy of great’ and that is one of the key reasons why so little around us becomes great.  The Dads4Kids Good to Great Fathering Course is all about inspiring and equipping fathers to go the next level as a dad.  It will benefit every father from those with young children to those with grown-up children.

Download the pdf for more information about the course.

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Pool open for recreational swim

21 September 2018

The Glennie pool will be open for recreational swimming from 12:30 to 2:30pm on Monday, 24 September and Wednesday, 26 September, 2018.

No bookings required.  Children must be accompanied by an adult, under 5's and non-competent swimmers must be kept within arms reach.

Cost is $5 per person and $15 per family.

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