This year The Glennie School students have risen to challenges and excelled in their academic, sporting, cultural, community and personal endeavours. The annual Junior Years Awards Presentation Morning and Middle and Senior Years Speech Day and Prize-giving Celebration showcased students and their achievements in 2018.
In her address, Principal Mrs Kim Cohen highlighted the powerful success stories of girls throughout the year and urged them all to stand tall. There were myriad examples, including the girl who tries and tries and never gives up, even though she struggles so much in mathematics. As well as the student who gets home every evening after a long day at school only to don her work clothes and work a few hours in the family business or help her parents by supporting her younger siblings with their homework. And also the girl who recognises a need in the community and does something about it
Celebrations included an address by Mrs Elizabeth Gillam, Chair of Council, and a blessing from The Right Reverend Cameron Venables, Bishop of the Western Region. Guest speaker at the Middle and Senior Years celebration was Ms Melanie Hindman QC. Melanie attended Glennie from 1989 – 1991 and now practices general commercial litigation with expertise in building and construction litigation. Melanie is one of less than a dozen female silks in Queensland.The special guests also presented prizes to the worthy recipients and gave thanks to the many people who work to make Glennie such a special place.
Performances by Prep to Year 3 singers and dancers, Glennie Concert Band, Glennie Choral Group and Glennie Singers, showcased the emerging talent of performing artists at Glennie. The day concluded with a touching performance of ‘Be Like a Girl’. The song written by Kathy Lee, Glennie Teacher and performed by Middle and Senior Years students encompasses the School’s theme for 2018 by the same name.
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