Girls right across the School have been busy donning casual dress and raising money for charity this week. The Junior Years girls ran their Free Dress day on Thursday and raised $628.45 for Cancer research - an outstanding effort. cupcakes1Middle and Senior Years have donned their country clothes and bought cupcakes today to raise money for drought-affected families. Final figures for monies raised are still to come!
Cold and windy conditions challenged all runners on Monday at the Interhouse Cross Country Carnival. The Hale girls’ hearts were warmed when they heard the news that they won the Middle and Senior Years competition. Webber held firm to win the Junior Years competition.
Girls in Year 6 attended the Annual Independent Primary Schools Heads of Australia Ecumenical service at Toowoomba Grammar Junior. The service focused on the theme of accepting difference. Girls joined with six other schools in a shared morning tea. This year’s charity was the St Vincent’s Hospital Children’s ward.
An outstanding effort from all girls in the West Zone Cross Country team resulted in Glennie winning the Girls' Trophy again this year. The girls all displayed great determination and effort against very strong teams.
Junior Years girls, Lily Bragg and Alyssa Baker, joined Mr Warren, the Chapel Committee, Rev’d Powell and staff for the Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast at Rumours International this week. There were over 1000 guests supporting the event, with money raised going to the Lifeline Darling Downs Drought Appeal.
A wonderful day and great weather conditions greeted the girls on Tuesday for the DD Cross Country Championships. All 30 Glennie Senior and Middle Years girls have been training hard in preparation for tough competition. On analysing some data between 2013 and this year’s race (with the lowest total being better), this year the team scored 565 points compared with 2013’s 647 points: a great effort girls!
As part of Reconciliation Week, Glennie's indigenous students talked about their own ancestry, communities and lifestyle at Assemblies. Kara Munyarryun also gave the Welcome to Country in her language. It was a valuable exercise, not only for the girls who presented, but for those listening who gained a better understanding of indigenous culture.
On Wednesday, the girls in the Andrew's Cup Cross Country team travelled to Ipswich to compete in the annual carnival. The girls performed very well with many personal bests on the day in what was a very hard fought competition, coming hot on the heels of the Interhouse Carnival and the West Zone competition last week.
The Hale and Tufnell Committees' Cakes for a Cause fundraiser which was held last Friday raised $1,300 for the Queensland Country Women’s Association (QCWA) to go towards drought-affected farmers in the bush.