The Glennie School, Toowoomba

Educating the whole girl

Educating the whole girl is an important part of Glennie’s educational offering. 

Through participation in co-curricular activities such as sports teams, clubs, performing arts programs and community service, Glennie girls develop important leadership, teamwork and communication skills, and learn how to navigate relationships and prioritise their time. Involvement in co-curricular activities also encourages creativity, critical thinking and problem-solving, helping Glennie girls become well-rounded individuals.

At Glennie, co-curricular activities provide a platform for girls to discover and pursue their passions, build self-confidence and cultivate a sense of belonging and school spirit. By offering opportunities for students to participate in co-curricular activities, Glennie creates a comprehensive educational experience that nurtures the whole child, equipping girls with the skills and qualities needed to thrive in an ever-changing world.


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Sports at Glennie

There are so many opportunities at Glennie.

Sport at Glennie

The Glennie School has a rich sporting history. It has been providing opportunities for students to participate in sports since its inception in 1908. Over the years, the school has developed a strong sporting culture, with a wide range of activities available.

One of the earliest sports played at Glennie was tennis. The school hosted its first tennis tournament in 1910. Netball was also introduced in the early 1900s, and the school has continued to be a strong contender in netball competitions ever since. Hockey was first played in the 1920s and many talented players have graced our fields in the decades that have followed. 

Cricket, athletics and swimming have also been popular sports at Glennie. The school has hosted numerous cricket matches, athletics competitions and swimming meets, and has produced many successful athletes in these areas.

In recent years, the school has introduced touch football, futsal and volleyball to cater to a wider range of student interests and abilities. The school has also invested in modern facilities, including a multi-purpose sports complex, tennis courts and a swimming pool.

Today, Glennie is known for its strong sporting culture, with many students participating at both competitive and recreational levels. The school has a proud history of producing talented athletes who have gone on to represent their state and country.

Performance at Glennie

There are so many opportunities at Glennie.

The Arts at Glennie

Performing arts are not essential to live, but are essential to thrive as they help develop emotional intelligence and cognitive and executive brain functions. Research shows that students engaged in instrumental and choral music programs are more likely to do better academically than their peers.

The Glennie Performing Arts program starts in the Junior Years where dance, visual arts and music lessons are taught from Kindergarten. Our comprehensive curriculum and immersion program are designed to ensure that students thrive. Our programs provide many entry levels of engagement, while also tailoring pathways for extension.

Learning to play an instrument is linked with higher levels of academic achievement because it promotes muscle memory and executive function training. This is why the instrumental programs at Glennie start at the beginning in our Junior Years. Every Glennie student will have the opportunity to play a string, wind or brass instrument through our comprehensive Junior Years Instrumental Immersion programs and will be nurtured in the pathway they choose through to Year 12 and beyond.

“Every child is an artist; the problem is staying an artist when you grow up” – Pablo Picasso.