The Glennie School warmly welcomes international students into our inclusive multicultural community.
Situated in the beautiful city of Toowoomba on the Great Dividing Range, Glennie is an easy 1.5 hour drive west of Brisbane in Queensland, Australia. Direct flights to Toowoomba are available from major cities including Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, and Townsville.
Known as the Garden City for its abundance of parks and gardens, Toowoomba’s regional setting offers a friendly and safe community for international students, rich in sporting and cultural opportunities.
The Glennie School is owned by The Corporation of The Synod of The Diocese of Brisbane with the operation of the School vested in the School Council. The Glennie School is registered with CRICOS (00496D) to enrol full fee paying overseas students from Year 7 to Year 12 into our boarding school.
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International Student Handbook
We know there is a lot to learn and manage when growing as a young woman. That is why, at Glennie, we take seriously our responsibility of creating a comfortable, nurturing and private second home for our International boarders, where they feel capable to immerse themselves in all there is on offer inside and outside of school life. The Glennie boarding community is lively, inclusive and cohesive; fostering strong and supportive relationships with each girl and her family. Whether your daughter is an extrovert or a little more reserved, she will be welcomed into the Glennie family and embraced for who she is.
International boarding students are accommodated in our boarding houses. It is a requirement of The Glennie School that international day students stay with a ‘nominated guardian’ approved by the Department of Home Affairs. Homestay is only offered during school holidays for international boarding students.
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The Glennie School uses the experience of the Australian Homestay Network (AHN) to ensure a smooth homestay program is an option for international students during the school holiday periods. Like boarding, a homestay environment can assist International Students to improve English language skills, and they can also experience living in a family situation and immersing themselves in the Australian culture and way of life.
Student safety and wellbeing are a priority to The Glennie School, not only during their time at school but also within their homestay environment. Regular monitoring by the school and its representatives, ensure that the level of care expected by The Glennie School is met.
- Junior Secondary, Year 7 to 10 – 084571C
- Senior Secondary, Year 11 to 12 – 004872G
Further information about studying at The Glennie School:
Curriculum Guide Years 7 to 9
Curriculum Guide Year 10
QCE Guide Years 11 and 12
- International Student Entry Requirements Policy
- Comply with the requirements of the Department of Home Affairs regarding regulations governing International student entry to Australia.
- Maintain current overseas student health cover for the length of their visa.
- Comply with the expectations of the School.
- Comply with any decisions of the School relating to continued enrolment.
- Comply with the boarding expectations of the School until they terminate their enrolment with The Glennie School.
- Complete the International Student Application for Enrolment* and Data Collection Form.
- Provide the school with the following supporting documentation:
- Copies of Student Report Cards from the previous 2 years of study, including a copy of the latest Student Report.
- International English Language Testing results
- A copy of the student’s Birth Certificate
- A copy of the student’s Passport
- Enrolment Application Fee of AUD$250.00 (non-refundable)
- If the student has own private Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) then details of this must be provided
- Forward these documents to the Registrar at: email@example.com
* Medical Information: It is important that parents understand The Glennie School needs to have full details of any medical or psychological condition that requires medication or medical supervision, and any learning difficulties or special needs a student may have. Failure to disclose this information at time of enrolment may be grounds for future cancellation of enrolment.
NOTE: Where the above documents are not in English, certified translations in English are required, with necessary costs to be met by the applicant.
IMPORTANT: The Glennie School will assess all applications for course credit for students enrolling in Senior Secondary Studies. The student may receive course credit for units completed based on evidence provided of studies undertaken under the relevant state or territory curriculum assessment authority or nationally accredited framework. The Glennie School assesses and records course credit, according to requirements of the Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority (QCAA).
- The Principal will review the enrolment application.
- An interview via Skype/Google Meet will need to be arranged with a member of the Senior Leadership Team. The purpose of this interview is to converse with the student in English, discuss the school and student expectations, discuss accommodation and welfare, refer the student to relevant policies, subjects and appropriate year level curriculum, extra-curricular activities, and address any questions the student may have.
- The school will notify the student if they can be accepted for Direct Entry or will be required to undertake an ELICOS Course or a High School Preparation Program (HSPP) prior to beginning mainstream studies. If an ELICOS Course or HSPP is required, evidence of enrolment must be provided to the school.
- Once the application has been accepted, the student will be issued:
- Letter of Offer outlining fees payable upfront including Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC), accommodation, entry requirements and course details.
- Written Agreement outlining total estimated fees for the duration of the enrolment (tuition and non-tuition fees), special conditions (if any), relevant policies around refund, welfare and accommodation, course attendance and progress, visa requirement for enrolment as an international student and privacy.
- The school Medical Form.
- Invoice for Payment of fees
- The parent(s)/legal guardian(s) and the student sign and return the Written Agreement with confirmation of fees quoted in the Letter of Offer. Parent(s)/Guardian(s) may choose to pay more than 50% of total fees in which case a separate invoice will be issued.
IMPORTANT: if an agent is involved, they cannot sign documents nor make fee payments on behalf of the student or their parent(s)/legal guardian(s).
- On receipt of payment and return of signed Enrolment Acceptance/Written Agreement, the school will issue a Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE) and Confirmation of Accommodation and Welfare (CAAW) via PRISMS for the period the student is to be enrolled at The Glennie School. These documents will be emailed to the student’s agent or parent(s)/legal guardian(s).
- Student applies for the student visa and notifies the school when it is granted.
- Forward a copy to the Registrar at: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Prior to the student arriving in Australia, the Registrar will arrange:
- Transport from the Brisbane International Airport to Glennie, if required. Please advise the Registrar of the student’s flight schedule as soon as required
- Provide the necessary enrolment forms (i.e. subject selection etc.) to the student which should be returned to the school as soon as possible.
- Note: It is an expectation that international students hire a Notebook computer from the school, for use in the classroom. Purchased computers from overseas are generally unsupported by the school’s Information Technology (IT) Department.
- Upon arrival, the student will be settled into the boarding house.
The student will need to purchase uniforms, school supplies and hire textbooks from the Glennie One Stop Shop (GOSS):
- For all uniform requirements, both summer and winter, the student will need to consider spending approximately AUD$2500.00 to purchase all necessary uniforms, stationery, equipment and other requirements to begin attending classes. (This cost is based on the purchase of new items and may vary depending on individual circumstances).
- Payment is made directly to the Glennie One Stop Shop, therefore the student will need to have direct access to these funds or have made arrangements for the purchase of these requirements.
- Note: It is recommended that parents deposit approx AUD$500.00 to be used for any medical costs as required.
- On the first day at school, the student will meet with the Head of Boarding, Head of House and Wellbeing Teacher. They will also be assigned a buddy to assist them with attending classes during their first days at The Glennie School.
Enrolment Application Fee AUD$250.00
A non-refundable fee is payable per student at the time of submitting a formal application. This is part of compulsory non-tuition fees.
Enrolment Confirmation Fee AUD$500.00
A non-refundable confirmation fee is payable per student at confirmation of enrolment. No refund of this fee shall be made by the School should a student fail to utilise a confirmed place. This fee is not dedicated from total tuition fees and is part of compulsory non-tuition fees.
The Glennie School has a number of policies and procedures in place to ensure the safety and privacy of students and staff, as well as to protect the school equipment and facilities. These policies are available for download below:
International Student Policies
International Student Accommodation and Welfare Policy
International Student Complaints and Appeals Policy
International Student Deferment, Suspension and Cancellation Policy
International Student Entry Requirements Policy
International Student Transfer Request Policy
International Student Refund Policy
International Student Progress, Attendance and Course Duration Policy
General School Policies
Student Code of Conduct – Senior Years
Student Anti-Bullying and Harassment Policy
Online Safety Policy – Students
Working with Children in Anglican Education Policy
Complying with your visa conditions
As an international student in Australia, it is VERY important that you comply with all of the requirements of your student visa. (See the Department of Immigration and Border Protection Website).
The Glennie School has a number of policies in place to ensure that your time spent here is safe and secure, and that you reach your academic potential. These conditions will also be discussed at orientation. Your Visa requirements as an International student are to:
- maintain satisfactory course attendance and course progress;
- maintain approved welfare for duration of the course;
- maintain overseas student health cover for duration of the course;
- comply with all transfer regulations; and
- pay all school fees.
You also have the right to fair and equitable treatment as an International student. Please read the ESOS Framework and the School’s International Student Complaints and Appeals Policy.
Please note that the accuracy of information about The Glennie School provided by agencies other than those listed below, cannot be guaranteed by the school and may be out of date. Enquiries from other agencies are welcome. For more information, download an application form: International Education Agent Application
International Education Agent Handbook
International Education Agent Policy
AAS Education Consultancy
Kowloon Office Hong Kong
Room 1501 Grand Plaza Office Tower Two
625 Nathan Road
For further information please contact:
The Glennie School
Toowoomba QLD 4350
P: +61 7 4688 8888
The Corporation of the Synod of the Diocese of Brisbane
The Glennie School
CRICOS Provider Code: 00496D