Winter Wonderland

25 May 2018

Tickets are on sale for the Winter Wonderland family event. This ‘cool’ event is open to all Glennie families, not just Junior Years. Boarders are encouraged to buy a ticket and come and enjoy the evening.

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BRAINways 2018 Academicus Winter Workshops - Prep to Year 8

25 May 2018

BRAINways EDUCATION is running a program for gifted and talented students, on 2 and 3 July, at USQ. There is a range of programs being offered, for students in Prep to Year 8. 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 brainways.com.au

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Code Camp

25 May 2018

These school holidays, Glennie is hosting a very special school holiday program called Code Camp where your child can learn to code and build their very own app!

Code Camp has already taught more than 30,000 students in Australia and is a great way to spend time over the holidays as kids have lots of fun with friends while learning important new skills such as logic, creativity, problem-solving, app development and game building in a fun and engaging way, ready to take on the digital world of the future.

Every child attending a 3 to 4-day holiday camp will build incredible games on the software platform ‘’Code Camp World’’ and walk away with their very own app, playable via the Code Camp App store that they can take home to share with family and friends!

Code Camp Blast is for students who have conquered the Spark and Ignite camps and are ready to take on the digital world with a camp all in JavaScript, the language of the web.

Enrol today and help your child become a coding superstar! For more information, visit codecamp.com.au or contact us at hello@codecamp.com.au.

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Talk Less Listen More - Parenting Webinar

25 May 2018

Talk Less, Listen More is a parenting webinar that offers a  simple and effective solution for managing children’s difficult behaviour (2-12 years old)

For more information, click here

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Absence and Attendance

18 May 2018

If your child is sick and unable to attend school, or if for any reason she has an appointment or other engagement that will cause her to miss school, then you need to let the School know.

You can either call and leave a message on

  • Junior Years: (07) 4688 8877
  • Middle and Senior Years: (07) 4688 8899

or,  you can complete the online form

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Holiday Writing Camp

18 May 2018

Write Like an Author is a fun creative writing program created by author Brian Falkner for students from ages 9 to 14, presented during school holidays.  

The Glennie School will be hosting a camp from September 25 to 28.

Please see the attached flyer with a link for online registration. This camp is being offered to our Glennie students first at a special early-bird price.

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Robotics & Engineering Excellence and Stop-Frame Animation Studio

18 May 2018

Presented by 2018 Holiday Programs

Spend the winter holidays engaged in the exciting world of robotics, coding, and directing and producing your own movies for the big screen!

Participants are immersed in a very unique program that will challenge, excite and push the limits of creativity. They will engage in a robotics and engineering experience in which they design, code and construct robotics to meet fascinating challenges. They also create and edit their very own stop-frame animation movies that will be screened at the Toowoomba Strand Cinema.

  • Dates: July 2 to 6 (with the opportunity to extend into the second week of the school holidays)
  • Cost: half-days @ $35 per day or $160 for the week (either Robotics or Animation) - OR - full-days @ $55 per day or $250 for the week (Robotics and Animation)

For more information, please email Mr Ted Carter at bigthinking@internode.on.net or phone 0490 759 037

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Trivia Night

18 May 2018

Students in Years 6 to 10, it’s Trivia Time. Come dressed as your favourite Disney character and compete for trivia glory.

Tickets are available at GOSS.

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Trial Tournament

18 May 2018

Mr Carter is initiating a program in Toowoomba for regular chess tournaments. This is something our region is desperately lacking and it is evident whenever a team from Toowoomba competes against the Brisbane and Gold Coast squads.

There will be a trial run tournament on 2 June from 12:00pm-4:00pm. It will only cost $10 per participant and there are limited positions available.

For more information, email Mr Carter at chess@internode.on.net

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Cupcake Week

18 May 2018


May 21 to 26 is Cupcake Week at The Glennie Aquatic Centre.

Cupcakes will available every afternoon from 3.15pm and Saturday morning from 8:00am to 11:00am. All cupcakes cost $2.

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What parents want

11 May 2018


Dear Parents,

We want to find out what’s important to Glennie parents. I am writing to request your participation in an important longitudinal survey. What Parents Want – an Independent Schools Queensland Survey examines the decision-making process parents undertake when choosing an independent school, including:

  • cultural influences, 
  • varying sources of information, and; 
  • the relative importance of a myriad of factors that can guide school choice. 

I encourage all parents of Prep, Year 7 and new students to complete this valuable survey.

Please click here to complete the survey. It should take approximately 15-20 minutes.

Glennie will be provided fortnightly updates to indicate our school’s parent response rate.

It is of great importance that we as a school understand how and why parents make such a decision. Why did you send your child to an independent school and how is Glennie different from the others? This is a critical question many of you faced before deciding on Glennie as your school of choice.

The summary of findings from the survey will provide a framework for Glennie to continue to meet the needs of our parent body, while giving a strong basis on which to formulate strategy and decision-making in the future.

Glennie is committed to listening to our community and we appreciate your participation in this valuable survey over the next month.

Yours sincerely,

Mrs Kim Cohen
Principal

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Empowerment Day Helpers Needed

11 May 2018

The Student Welfare Committee (SWC) is organising Empowerment Day on Wednesday 16 May for all Glennie girls.

The Glennie Sport Supporters will be assisting the SWC in running a BBQ lunch and sno cones on the day, and they would love some helpers from 11:00am to 1.30pm to help cook and serve.  

Please contact Karen Reeves on 0408 783 828 or email her Karenreeves2@bigpond.com if you are able to give a couple of hours on the day.

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Tufnell House Dinner

11 May 2018

Tufnell Dragons, make sure you RSVP to Mrs Watts for the Movie Night themed dinner being held on 1 June.

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GOSS Super Special Sale Still On

11 May 2018

There are still bargains to buy at GOSS. Don't miss out on some great gift items at unbelievably low prices.

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Sibling fighting: what to do

11 May 2018

Parent Webinar

Glennie is a partner school to Parenting Ideas. As a result parents are able to access webinars that are a valuable support tool as they parent their children.

There is a parent webinar coming up soon entitled: Sibling fighting: what to do.

All Glennie parents will have been sent details to their Glennie email account with details including a voucher code. Logging on using this voucher code will give Glennie parents access to the webinar for free. This is a saving of $37 per person.

Here are some details

Parents often don’t know how to react when children fight. Often their reactions simply promote more fighting rather than reduce it. So what parents do when kids fight is critical to relationship-building and family harmony.

Healthy families know how to fight well.  When parents take an active approach to helping their children resolve their fights, they are teaching them a valuable life skill as well as reducing the incidence of fighting over the long term.

Spend a rare hour with premier Parenting Educator Michael Grose as he explores the weird and wonderful world of sibling relationships. He’ll help you develop an active approach to resolving sibling disputes so they learn valuable life skills and will provide you with some handy schoolyard survival skills.

When

  • Tuesday 15 May 2018 7:30pm – 8:30pm AEST

Price

  • This webinar is $37 per person. If you use your voucher code it is free.

Who is talking

  • This webinar will be hosted by Dr Jodi Richardson with presenter Michael Grose.  
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Information Night

11 May 2018

Toowoomba Grammar School would like to invite staff, parents and students to a Free Information Night

Adolescents, Mental Health and Digital Technologies: What does the evidence say?

Professor Chenery, Executive Dean, Faculty of Health Sciences and Medicine, Bond University will discuss digital technologies, especially ‘apps’ and how adolescents can use them wisely; with some focus on adolescent mental health.

  • Thursday, 24 May 2018
  • 7:30 – 8:30pm
  • Assembly Hall, Toowoomba Grammar School
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High Tea Helpers Please

11 May 2018

The Performing Arts Supporters’ Association (PASA) is calling for volunteers from the school community to assist with delivering this fabulous event.   

You can sign up online and choose from four different types of volunteering.

  • Food Preparation (both on and before the day); 
  • Decorating and Set-up (to make the Dining Hall look beautiful on Saturday 26th May); 
  • High Tea Service Helpers (Front of House and assistance on the day) and 
  • Raffle Ticket Sellers (to assist on the day)

You will be able to click on each tab to select an area.

Glennie High Tea Volunteers - Sign Up Here!

PASA would welcome further donations for the raffle, supermarket gift cards to purchase catering supplies, or other sponsorship. Thank you to all who have generously supported the fundraiser so far.

Contact PASA President Fleur Winter 0417 926 033 or PASA email with any queries.

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Fibre Artists Visiting Glennie

11 May 2018

Did you know that Fibre Arts Australia will be holding workshops presented by international fibre artists right here at Glennie in April next year?

There are some really interesting workshops that will open your mind to the possibilities of creative fibre art

Click here for all the information you need as well as the enrolment form.

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Giftware on Sale at GOSS

4 May 2018

The GOSS has giftware on sale at huge discounts. They are making room for new stock arriving soon. Make your way to GOSS and grab a gift in time for Mother’s Day.

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Poppy Workshop

4 May 2018

There will be a second poppy workshop next weekend on Sunday 13 May. Yes, it’s Mothers Day, but if you don’t have anything planned why not spend it with us making poppies?

There are plenty of jobs to do and we still need more poppies. Our last workshop was a fun day and we still had time for morning tea and lunch! Come to the Home Economics sewing room (near the Chapel) between 10am and 2pm. Bring your lunch and something to share for morning tea; we’ll provide tea, coffee and all the poppy making supplies you need.

If you would just like to come and drop off or collect poppies, or even just see our display as a work in progress, you’re most welcome.

Mrs Tina Tilden tildent@glennie.qld.edu.au

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Winter Wonderland

4 May 2018

Every year our Year 6 girls hold an event to raise funds so they can leave a legacy behind before they move ‘across the road’ to the secondary campus.

This year, the Year 6 girls are excited to announce they will be transforming the Junior Years Courtyard into a Winter Wonderland for an afternoon of family fun, food and games on Saturday 16 June from 3:30pm to 7:00pm.

Tickets are on sale now via trybooking.com/VPXP

Enquiries: contact Lynette Poole 0419 714 902

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Got a Blazer to Sell?

27 April 2018

The delivery of new stocks of blazers from our supplier has been delayed. GOSS is urgently looking for good quality second-hand blazers, particularly in sizes 70, 80 and 85.

If you have a blazer to sell, drop it in to GOSS.

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Take a 3D Tour!

27 April 2018

The Glennie community is invited to attend our Glennie Sports Supporter meeting where you can see an updated 3D tour of the Sports Centre

  • Date: Wednesday 2 May 2018
  • Venue: The Glennie Room
  • Time: 5.30pm

Bring along your Glennie friends and help us make sport at Glennie even more amazing.

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Term Dates 2018

20 April 2018

Our term dates for 2019 have been finalised and are available on our website.

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Poppy Workshop

20 April 2018

Join us at our poppy workshop in the Home Ec building on Sunday from 10:00am to 2:00pm.

Not only can you learn to make a poppy, but, if you are not crafty you can help attach the poppies we already have to create our commemorative display.

Bring some lunch and something to share for morning tea. We will have all the supplies you need to make poppies, or bring some materials of your own.

If you need more details, please contact Tina Tilden at tildent@glennie.qld.edu.au

Check out our facebook page to see who some of the lovely poppies made so far.

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