The Glennie School, established in 1908, is located on the eastern escarpment of the Great Dividing Range in the garden city of Toowoomba, just 90 minutes by four-lane highway west of Brisbane. Many Glennie girls attend from northern and central western New South Wales and a small number from overseas. The school consistently achieves outstanding academic, performing arts and sport results whilst making a significant contribution to many activities in the wider community. The School’s vision is to develop in each Glennie girl the intellectual, physical and spiritual potential to be “All She Can Be”.

Facilities: Glennie has Junior, Middle and Senior Years programs on two campuses. Both have well-equipped and modern classrooms, wireless technology that supports its widely acclaimed IT and, from Year 7, a Notebook Computer Program that is integrated into the curriculum. The School has an aquatic centre, synthetic track for athletics, tennis courts, a fully equipped gymnasium, performing arts centre and extensive Information Resources Centres.

Electives Years Preparatory to Year 6: Focus on literacy and numeracy skills, thinking and learning ability, speaking and writing development, sport, dance (in some years) French, computer fundamentals, basic multimedia and research.

Electives Years 7 to 9: Middle Years Program: Core — English and Studies of Society and Environment (ESS), Religious Education, Mathematics, Science, Health and Physical Education, Language Studies (Japanese, French), Elective — Performance (Music, Drama, Media), Art, Food and Fashion, Financial Literacy, Multimedia Applications, Sport and French Immersion Programs.

Electives Years 10 to 12: Senior Years Program: Core — English, Mathematics A, B and C, Practical Numeracy, Elective — Biology Chemistry, Physics, Science 21, Japanese, French, French Extension, Ancient and Modern History, Geography, Economics, Legal Studies, Accounting, Home Economics, Information Technology Systems, Computer Studies, Hospitality, Art, Music, Drama, Music Extension, Physical Education, Sport, Religious Education.

Sport: Competitive — swimming, tennis, gymnastics, track and field, cross-country, touch, netball, volleyball, basketball, soccer, indoor cricket, water polo, softball, hockey.

Extracurricular activities: Public speaking, inter-house plays, music groups, debating, dance, Interact, equestrian, choir, concert band, deportment and grooming, Optiminds, chess, choral groups, musical, bands, orchestra, ballet and more.

Welfare and personal development: Student leadership/committee structure, student counsellor, careers guidance, four Houses divided into house tutor groups, health centre and personal development program.

Special features: French Immersion Program, Notebook Computer Program and extensive information technology program, excellence in sport, effective House pastoral care system specifically focused on the needs of each individual, school-based vocational training opportunity.

Famous ex-students: Dame Annabel Rankin (parliamentarian and diplomat), Dianne Cilento (actor), Elizabeth Marks (scientist/entomologist), Angie Lambert (gold medal Olympian — hockey), Alix Bidstrup (actor).

School Information

  • Type:
  • Coeducational or single-sex: Single-sex, Girls

  • Faith-based: Anglican
  • Year: Year 1 - Year 12
  • Day/Boarding: Day and Boarding
  • Enrolment: 750 students
  • Interview Required Upon Enrolment: No
  • International Baccalaureate Programs offered:
  • ESL Support: N/A
  • Scholarships Available: No
  • Gifted and Talented Program: N/A
  • Preschool or Early Learning Centre:
  • After School Care/ OOSH Options:
  • Fees:
  • Address:Herries Street, Toowoomba 4350
  • Phone:07 4688 8888
  • Fax:07 4688 8848

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