Fraud Week

20 May 2016

This week is Fraud week. The ACCC regularly updates their website with warnings of the most recent scams.

Don’t become a victim of fraud, know the facts and keep informed.

 

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Password Changes

13 May 2016

We all have so many passwords it is impossible to remember them all. If you have forgotten your Gmail password for your Glennie parent email account, click the Reset Password button on the Portal.  Parent Gmail accounts are the parent billing code (numbers) followed by @glennie.qld.edu.au.

Parents are reminded that many important notices, documents and links relating to their daughter’s education are emailed to the Glennie parent Gmail account. Most parents have activated their accounts but don’t check them regularly. To make sure no messages are missed, we recommend that you forward the emails to your private email account. This can be done by following the instructions in this Youtube tutorial.

If you are having any trouble with your email account and would like some help, contact the IT Department it@glennie.qld.edu.au

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Brainways 2016 Academicus - Prep to Year 8

13 May 2016

BRAINways EDUCATION is running program for gifted and talented students, on 27 and 28 June, at USQ.

Students from schools across the Darling Downs have been 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 further inquiries or questions to Brainways.

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Are you feeling cold?

13 May 2016

The Glennie One Stop Shop has lots of things to keep you warm and cosy. Drop in to view their new display including stunning scarves from $6 to $15. GOSS is open from 8:30am to 4:30pm, Monday to Friday term time. Check the calendar for opening times during holidays.

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Family Communion

6 May 2016

There will be Family Communion Service in the Glennie Chapel this Sunday at 9:30am. All are welcome.

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MFit for Parents

6 May 2016

Our Middle Years girls are benefiting from the weekly wellbeing program MFit, which is part of the Glennie curriculum. This program helps the girls navigate the sometimes difficult road through the early teenage years. Founding Director of Open Mind Education and creator of the MFit program, Mrs Meg Durham will be visiting Glennie in early May to hold special intensive sessions with teachers and students. As part of her visit, Mrs Durham will also be holding a Parent Information Evening on Thursday, 12 May.

This is an opportunity for all Glennie parents to find out for themselves how the MFit program works and the ways that it can help their daughter to become All She Can Be. Mrs Durham is looking forward to answering your questions.

Boarder parents will not miss out, as the IT Department is working on a video link so parents who cannot attend in person can watch it live. For parents who have patchy internet, we will also record the session on video and make it available for viewing at any time.

If you would like to use the video link, please contact Ms Peta Vincent vincentp@glennie.qld.edu.au to make the necessary arrangements prior to the date.

RSVPs can also be made by emailing Ms Vincent

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High Tea

6 May 2016

The Performing Arts Supporters Association invites you to attend their High Tea on Sunday 15 May. This event is only held every two years and tickets always sell quickly.

PASA High Tea promises to be an elegant afternoon of delicious high tea, prepared and served by the Hospitality girls. Glennie performing artists will provide the entertainment. There will be market stalls and raffles, all to raise funds to support the Arts at Glennie.

Tickets are available at GOSS. You can buy a ticket for $40 or better still, gather a group of eight and book a table.

For more information contact pasa@glennie.qld.edu.au.

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A Night in the Cathedral

6 May 2016

Last year, Anglicare Southern Queensland hosted a unique event to support its work for the homeless. A Night in the Cathedral proved to be an incredibly popular event providing students with a sense of what it is like to sleep on cardboard in the immense and imposing surrounds of the Cathedral.  

You are invited to consider participating this year.

Download the registration form below.

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Naplan

6 May 2016

On Tuesday 10, Wednesday 11 and Thursday 12 May the girls from Years 3, 5, 7 and 9 will be participating in NAPLAN tests. NAPLAN stands for National Assessment Program Literacy and Numeracy. The tests will involve assessment in Reading, Writing, Language Conventions (Spelling, Grammar and Punctuation) and Numeracy.

Click here to access a brochure from ACARA (Australian Curriculum Assessment and Reporting Authority) with further information about the tests.  

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NAPLAN testing Year 3, 5, 7 and 9

22 April 2016

Please ensure that unless your daughter is unwell, she is at school on the days of the National Assessment Testing (10 to 12 May). Please avoid all appointments etc. on those days. Girls will not be able to attend any instrumental or other lessons during the testing.

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Contact Details

22 April 2016

As stated on the bottom of your Term 2 accounts notice, all future accounts will be emailed unless The School is notified that posting is the preferred option.

If you have changed, or wish to change, your personal email address, please complete the Medical and Contact Information form.

Parents who currently receive two sets of term statements to two separate mailing addresses will continue to receive their accounts by post.

If you have any enquiries, please contact  Mrs Karen Fulwood fulwoodk@glennie.qld.edu.au or phone her on 07 4688 8838.

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Collect Your Towels

22 April 2016

If you ordered a Glennie towel or two, they are available for you to collect from GOSS which is open every school day (except public holidays) from 8:30am to 4:30pm and on selected days during school holidays. You can always check the online calendar to see when GOSS is open.

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Brush up on your road rules

22 April 2016

Is your daughter learning to drive? Are your road rules a bit rusty? Leap Ahead Driving School is holding a Driver Education Seminar. Designed for learner drivers and their parents, this might be just what you need to brush up.

Download the flyer below.

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Free Dental Care

22 April 2016

Glennie girls in Prep to Year 10 have access to free dental care through the School Dental Service located at the North Dental Clinic, Gilbert Street, Toowoomba.

The registration form which contains all the details can be downloaded below.

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Visit the Digital Explorers’ Day

15 April 2016

Presented by Code Club Australia with the support of the Telstra Foundation and featuring the eSmart Digital Licence. Digital Explorers’ Day provides an immersive expo space where children can try their hand at computer programming, electronics, robotics, test cyber safety skills and virtual reality.

Digital Explorers’ Day is aimed at children aged 6-12 and their families. It gives children the opportunity to create and explore with the power of emerging digital technologies.

There will be an interactive eSmart Digital Licence challenge where kids and adults can test their cyber safety knowledge.

Where: Empire Theatre - 56 Neil Street, Toowoomba

When: Saturday, 16 April 2016 from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM

 

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Kindy at the Nearly New Sale

15 April 2016

The lovely ladies from Glennie Kindergarten will be hosting a stall at the Nearly New Sale. Held from 9:00am to 1:00pm this Saturday at the Toowoomba Community Baptist Church, 100 Glenvale Road, the Nearly New Sale sells nearly new children’s clothes and toys. There will also be food, drinks and children’s entertainment.

Bennie the Bee is making a special appearance and there will be a Glennie colouring competition. Make sure you drop in and say hello: you might just bag a bargain or two.

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Attention comic fans

15 April 2016

Don’t miss the upcoming manga and fantasy art concept workshops at the Toowoomba City Library. These workshops are open to ages 6 and over and are free. Bookings can be made by emailing young.people@tr.qld.gov.au.

About David: David Lovegrove is a Writer / Illustrator / Fine Artist specializing in Manga, Graphic Novel and Picture Book creation. David has worked as an illustrator for many publishers and corporate clients including Qantas Airlines, Emirates Airlines, Westpac BT Insurance, and as a concept artist on major Film and TV projects including Bender Spinks’ ‘The Ruins’ and HBO’s (Speilberg and Hanks) WW2 mini series ‘The Pacific.

MANGA DRAWING WORKSHOPS - Tuesday, 19th April, 3:30-5:30pm. Open to ages 6-11

MANGA DRAWING WORKSHOP- Wednesday, 20th April, 3:30-5:30pm. Open to ages 10-16
Love manga and anime? Learn how to draw manga style in this two hour workshop. Emphasise visual literacy both in learning to draw well in a manga / graphic novel style and in storytelling and research in English. Participants are introduced to the world of Manga and Japanese culture and are also encouraged to study the Japanese language as well as training themselves further as artists and potential Mangaka ( Manga creators).

David’s virtuoso drawing skills and enthusiastic fun approach leave participants excited about drawing in the manga style.

FANTASY ART / CONCEPT ART WORKSHOP - Thursday, 21st April, 6-8pm. Open to ages 16+

This workshop concentrates on making a finished work of art of the type that would be bought by a fantasy book publisher, a computer gaming publisher or that would be created by a concept artist working for a film or TV producer.

The emphasis in this workshop is on the skills of the figurative fine artist, and depending on the workshop length would cover dynamic figure construction, anatomy, creating and gathering visual reference, use of visual aids (like a light box and scanner & printer), principles of picture composition, traditional methods of painting (acrylic, oil paint, mixed media) and new digital painting techniques using programs like Adobe Photoshop, how to set out a self education program to attain a professional skill level, how to promote yourself and face to face networking.

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Don’t do this at home!

23 March 2016

Cobb and Co Museum’s upcoming Easter Holiday program is Science Magic – Don’t Do This at Home. Follow this link for more information. 

An exciting new exhibition, Room for Wild Animals, has just opened at the Museum. Follow this link for more information. 

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Participants Needed

18 March 2016

Does your child have a chronic health condition such as Type 1 diabetes, asthma or eczema? Or, does your child have no health concerns?

The University of Queensland is looking for parent volunteers to complete an online survey aiming to investigate how work-family conflict affects both parent and child Quality of Life (QoL) and wellbeing.

If you are a parent working at least two days per week and are caring for a child aged between 5-12 years of age; with a chronic health condition (type 1 diabetes, asthma or eczema) or even if your child has no health concerns; your participation would be greatly welcomed. The online survey, can be accessed and completed anytime at https://exp.psy.uq.edu.au/qol/

Take part and you could win 1 of 2 iPad Minis or a $50 Coles/Myer Gift Card.

If you have any further questions or concerns, or are not able to access the survey, please contact Antonia Kish (Principal Investigator) at antonia.kish@uqconnect.edu.au

 

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Palm Sunday Service

18 March 2016

This Sunday is Palm Sunday, traditionally the day when Christians remember Jesus arriving in Jerusalem for the last time, just days before his arrest and crucifixion. Whereas on that day, he was hailed as a King, by the end of the week, the tide had turned; the Jewish priests had him arrested and brought before the Roman Governor, Pontius Pilate, accusing him of blasphemy and sedition.

Palm Sunday marks the beginning of Holy Week, the most sacred and solemn week in the Christian calendar, and as such offers us an opportunity to reflect on Jesus' courage and love as he prepared for what was to come.

There will be a Family Communion Service in the Glennie Chapel to mark Palm Sunday from 9:30am: all are welcome.

Our Junior Years Arpeggio choir will be singing at St Luke’s church on Sunday at 9:00am to mark the start of Holy Week.

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Accessing the Glennie Online Calendar

11 March 2016

Parents are reminded that documentation for school excursions and events is attached to the relevant item in the Glennie Online calendar.

You can access the calendar using your parent email address. The School recommends installing the Google Calendar app on mobile devices, rather than using the standard calendar app, as this ensures you can see all the calendars and access the attachments.

There are tutorial videos showing you how to install and use the Glennie Online Calendar on the Glennie Youtube channel. There are also tutorials demonstrating how to forward your Glennie emails to your personal account. This is the best way to ensure that you don’t miss important messages.

Link to youtube.

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Glennie Fair uniform

11 March 2016

A reminder that girls and boys in Kindy to Year 3 may wear their sports uniform to the Fair on Sunday. Girls from Years 4 to 12 should wear their normal dress uniform on the day.

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Party with a Purpose

11 March 2016

The Glennie Aquatic Centre is raising funds to send a team of swimming coaches to Vietnam as part of the Swim Vietnam Mission. Each year, hundreds of children in Vietnam drown because they can’t swim. The Mission will send qualified coaches not only to teach children to swim, but to help train adults to become swimming teachers.

To help with the fundraising, there will be a Party with a Purpose held on Saturday 12 March at St Anthony’s School, Memory Street, Toowoomba. There will be a licensed bar, music and entertainment and you can bring your own picnic food.

Dress up in your best vintage bohemian gear and join the fun of Bohopalooza. Tickets are $25. 

Click here to book your tickets 

Call the Aquatic Centre on 07 4688 8845 or email townsends@glennie.qld.edu.au for more details.

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Cyber Education

4 March 2016

The Anglican Schools Commission has teamed up with Brett Lee (INESS) to create cyber education modules for parents pitched at various levels depending on the age of your daughter.

This was offered free to Glennie last year and since advertising it, only 24 parents have availed themselves of this wonderful resource.

My challenge to every parent is to give up one hour of social media or television time and use this resource to ensure you continue to do the best you can for your daughters, with regard to their online safety and behaviours.

Please read the attached flyer for more detail. The letter linked here, provides other details, including the login information. Please also note the terms of use contained in the letter.

Mr Tim Causer
e-Learning Co-ordinator

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Kyoto Study Tour 2016 Update

4 March 2016

Students from the Kyoto Girls’ Junior High School 2016 Study Tour will be in attendance at The Glennie School from Thursday, 10 March, to Saturday, 19 March, 2016.

The Kyoto Study Tour dates in the printed Glennie calendar were incorrect as the flights from Japan were changed after the calendar was printed. The electronic calendar on the Portal is always the best place to check for correct details and any other relevant information.

Host families will collect their student from The Glennie Room on Thursday, 10 March, at 3:30pm.  A short Welcome Ceremony and afternoon tea will be held.

The Kyoto students depart on Saturday morning, 19 March, at 8:00am from the Rotunda outside the Performing Arts Centre at the Aquatic Centre car park.

If you are a host family and have any questions, please contact Mrs Jenny Black, Study Tour Co-ordinator, by email: blackj@glennie.qld.edu.au or phone: 07 4688 8730.

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