The Glennie School students embraced the year to “be the reason” 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 2019.

In his address, Principal, Mr Peter Crawley, highlighted the importance of skill-building. Inactivity is the most significant barrier to acquiring new skills. Many students struggle with the idea of who and what they want to be. By trying new things and embracing future opportunities, students will edge closer to finding their passion. Mr Crawley urged the Glennie community to “be so good they can’t ignore you” which is the School theme for 2020. Celebrations included an address by Mrs Elizabeth Gillam, Chair of Council, opening blessings by Reverend Sharon Mitchell and Reverend Paul Mitchell.

Guest speaker at the Middle and Senior Years celebration was teacher, Mr John Farmer, teacher retiring after 36 years service to the School. Mr Farmer’s witty and lighthearted speech delighted all in attendance. John started at Glennie in the same year Apple introduced the Macintosh personal computer to the mass market. He recalled many an interesting Economics class, his QCS journey, football coaching follies and changes he witnessed in the School. In closing, his message to students is “whatever happens to you, always know that you are enough”. A standing ovation at the end of his speech sums up the respect Mr Farmer has within the School community and is a fitting end to his time at Glennie. Special guests took part in presenting prizes to the worthy recipients and gave thanks to the many people who work so hard throughout the year to make Glennie such a special place.

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