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Imagine the surprise when teacher Glennis Mowday surveyed her Year 10 Main Lesson class in Ancient History and realised that in this one class she is currently teaching no less than three students whose parents she had taught in the 1980’s!

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Date Posted:
29-Jul-2015

Imagine the surprise when teacher Glennis Mowday surveyed her Year 10 Main Lesson class in Ancient History and realised that in this one class she is currently teaching no less than three students whose parents she had taught in the 1980’s! Are these my “Grand-students” she wondered? Lizzie Brenchley’s dad Julian Brenchely, Tahlia Hagarty’s mother Anna Pringle and Imogen Hill’s mother Perryjane Harvey were all students of Glennis those decades ago, and she is delighted to be teaching their children. 

Glennis has been a long serving and much loved teacher at Glenaeon since 1982. Beginning in Kindergarten where there was an opening at the time, Glennis soon moved to the position for which her university degrees qualified her, as History teacher in the high school. Glennis was inspired by the uplifting presence of Glenaeon’s founder Sylvia Brose, and fascinated by Sylvia’s journey in building the school, Glennis went back to university to write a history of Glenaeon as her Master of Education (Honours) thesis at Sydney University. She has since become our unofficial school historian, and we are building some display spaces for her in the Marion Mahony Griffin Hall as a school history “museum” with memorabilia and important documents on display. Glennis has been Guardian to a series of high school classes, and is still in touch with a great number of her former students. She will doubtless stay in touch with a new generation.


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