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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From the Registrar

21 September 2018

Parents are reminded that in the sad circumstance of you withdrawing your child from Glennie, a full term's notice is required in writing. In lieu of this, a term's fees are payable. Notice to withdraw is not required for Year 12 students leaving at the end of the school year. For all other students, notification should be made at the latest by the first day of the term of which the student will conclude their studies at Glennie. Notifications should be emailed to the Registrar morrisk@glennie.qld.edu.au.

Please remember that if there are any issues that are causing you to consider withdrawing your child we encourage you to speak to the relevant executive member of staff as soon as possible.

Mrs Karen Morris
Registrar

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Diving clinics

21 September 2018

Would you like to participate in a diving clinic at the Glennie pool?  Clinics will be held on Monday, 24 September; Tuesday, 25 September and Wednesday, 26 September from 11:45am to 12:30pm.

Bookings are essential for the diving clinics and cost $10 per session or $25 for three sessions.  Contact the Glennie Aquatic team on 4688 8845.

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Cyber-safety information session

21 September 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, October 17.  Beginning at 3.00pm, Steve will cover up-to-date cyber safety issues affecting your children. There will an opportunity for questions and answers, and you can bring along your child's device for individual assistance with settings and security.   Drop in anytime between 3.00 pm and 6.00pm.

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Screen time controls for parents

21 September 2018

The Anglican Schools Commission Cybersafety and Digital Wellbeing portal has released details in time for your to set up the controls around your children's holiday screen time!

iOS 12 was released on Tuesday, 18 September. In iOS12 Screen Time takes on and adds to the previous iOS ‘Parental Controls’. The new menu is located in Settings!

Click here to view the guide to setting the controls over your child's screen time.

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Visit to the Parish of St George - Dirranbandi

21 September 2018

The Parish of St Luke's Toowoomba has formed a partnership with the Anglican Parish of St George and Dirranbandi. Fr Paul Mitchell (priest at St Luke's) and Rev'd Sharon Baird (Glennie School Chaplain) will be travelling to St George on 28 - 30 September. Sharon would love to make contact with Glennie families while there, either at the church services listed below or possibly to visit families that live close to where they will be travelling.

The church services for the weekend are:

Saturday, 29 September 1:00pm Holy Communion and Afternoon Tea at St Mark’s Dirranbandi

Sunday, 30 September 8:00am Holy Communion and Morning Tea at Christchurch St George

Sunday, 30 September 11:00am Holy Communion and Celebration of Baptism at the Anglican Church in Thallon.

They would be privileged to visit any of our Glennie families in this area and provide friendship and support. Please email Rev'd Sharon if you would like them to drop by and say hello bairds@glennie.qld.edu.au

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Parent online resource delivered by ASC

14 September 2018

Anglican Schools Commission has an excellent resource for parents about cyber safety.  They regularly post interesting updates with the latest being information about iOS12 S Digital Wellbeing and also information for parents about the popular game Fortnite.  Click here to view these updates.

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Naplan Survey - invitation to participate

14 September 2018

Independent Schools Queensland (ISQ) is inviting parents to administer a Naplan Survey at home with their child.   This survey will enable students to have their say on NAPLAN. Only students from Years 3 to 10 need to complete the survey.

The survey asks a small number of questions about the student’s demographic characteristics including year level, gender, language and cultural background and then a small number of questions about their perceptions of their NAPLAN experience. Students who have not completed NAPLAN do not respond to all questions but are asked to nominate from a shortlist why they may not have participated.

The survey is live at this link and has been extended until Sunday, 16 September 2018.

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GOSS on holidays

14 September 2018

Glennie families please note the Glennie One Stop Shop will be closed from Friday, 22 September to Thursday, 4 October.  GOSS will re-open on Friday, 5 October 8:30am to 4:30pm.

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Calendar Fundraiser

14 September 2018

Glennie One Stop Shop, under the auspices of the Parents and Friends' Association and in consultation with Mrs Cohen is considering producing a printed calendar for 2019 using images captured by boarding students in the recent ‘Home’ photography competition.  If there are any Glennie families with businesses interested in supporting the project, Libby would be delighted to hear from you. Email goss@glennie.qld.edu.au or telephone 4688 8831 for more information.

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Spring Vacation Care

14 September 2018

There are exciting activities planned for the Pitstop and Kindy Care Vacation Care Program. Vacation Care is available to boys and girls from any school and only a few places remain. Make sure you complete and return your booking form without delay.

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From the Registrar

7 September 2018

Parents are reminded that in the sad circumstance of you withdrawing your child from Glennie, a full term's notice is required in writing. In lieu of this, a term's fees are payable. Notice to withdraw is not required for Year 12 students leaving at the end of the school year. For all other students, notification should be made at the latest by the first day of the term of which the student will conclude their studies at Glennie. Notifications should be emailed to the Registrar morrisk@glennie.qld.edu.au

Please remember that if there are any issues that are causing you to consider withdrawing your child we encourage you to speak to the relevant executive member of staff as soon as possible.

Mrs Karen Morris
Registrar

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Family Communion Service

7 September 2018

All are welcome to join us for Family Communion at 9:30am this Sunday. We will be celebrating the baptism of Year 3 girl Chloe Wills. The service will be followed by morning tea in the Board Room if you are able to stay. Please bring a plate to share.

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Rebooking Week

7 September 2018

Term 4 learn to swim and recreation gym rebooking week begins on 10 September. Please pay your booking deposit by end of Term 3 to secure your Term 4 booking.

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Have you been making poppies for Glennie?

7 September 2018

If you have been making poppies for the Glennie Poppy Project, it’s time to add your final touches and return your poppies to Glennie. The aim is to have all poppies collected by the first week of Term 4 in preparation for our Remembrance Day celebrations.

Poppies can be dropped in to Main or Junior Reception. Don’t forget to put your name on the bag so we can acknowledge your efforts.

These lovely poppies were made by Lynette Gale, grandmother to the Lamshed and Morgan girls.

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Win a Jersey

7 September 2018

Time is running out to get your ticket in to win Emilee Cherry's framed Australian Womens' Rugby 7s jersey, in support of the Glennie Sports Supporters. Tickets are just $2 and are available at the GOSS or the Junior Years Reception. The raffle will be drawn at the annual Sports Awards Evening.

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Thank you

7 September 2018

Thank you to everyone who helped make the Darling Downs Athletics Trials such a success last Thursday. It was great to see the Glennie community come together to promote our great school. Special thanks must go to the gymnastics ladies for all of their help and to our amazing groundsmen for all of their help in setting up.

Mrs Shaz Willmington

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GSS Monthly Meeting

31 August 2018

The Glennie Sports Supporters will hold their monthly meeting on Wednesday 5 September in the Glennie Room from 5:30pm. There’s a lot of sporty things to talk about and all parents are invited to attend.

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Parenting Ideas

31 August 2018

Fatherhood is life-changing. It’s a very personal journey that a man experiences when he takes on the responsibility of parenting his kids. It’s a vital role, and it’s all too easy to neglect the positive impact a father can have on his children’s lives.

Every father’s parenting journey will be different, and there is no one-size-fits-all answer to its challenges. But Father’s Day is just around the corner, so this is a great time for some tried and trusted parenting tips to help you be the best dad you can be.

Here is some great information for dads from Parenting Ideas.

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Position Vacant Tuckshop Convenor

24 August 2018

Our Junior Years Tuckshop Convenor, Mrs Loretta Callaghan, has accepted a full-time position and will be leaving Glennie. I would like to thank her most sincerely for her work in our Tuckshop and Cafe this year and I am sure that you join me in wishing her all the best for the future.

This position has now been advertised. If you are interested or know of someone who may be interested, please contact the Junior Years Office for more information.

Mr Steve Warren
Head of Junior Years

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Group Triple P Positive Parenting Program

24 August 2018

Parents are invited to attend the Positive Parenting Program that is commencing on Thursday 30 August.

Download more information below

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Experience a day at Glennie

10 August 2018

Do you know a family exploring their education options? We are inviting families to enjoy a day at The Glennie School, Monday 20 August, 8:45am to 3:15pm.

You’ll have the opportunity to meet our Principal, Mrs Kim Cohen, speak with our teachers, explore our facilities and experience Glennie so you can be confident your daughter will receive the personal attention she needs to be All She Can Be.

For the Kindy and Prep experiences, parents are asked to stay with their child with the session finishing at 12 noon.

For more information and to register your interest visit our website

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New Resources

10 August 2018

Readers of all ages will be interested in some new resources through the Toowoomba Regional Library. They now have Kanopy, an online streaming site. Library members can view up to 10 films per month.

They also now have RBDigital, which is great for eAudio books and magazines. All eResources can be found through this link.

Any Queenslander can join any Queensland public library, so if you don’t live in Toowoomba but visit, you can join.

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