Parents, Staff and Friends

Our parents, staff and friends association aims to enhance the wonderful work performed by SALDA through its delivery of its School Support Service and The Glenleighden School. We participate as a community of interest that is dedicated to the wellbeing of our school, children, parents, TGS staff and the wider community.

  • Abbey Bird


    Please meet our new PS&F President – Abbey Bird.

    Abbey is a married, working mum of two – Spencer in EC and Arthur.  She’s an early childhood educator and she’s passionate about our school.

    Abbey has some great ideas for the PS&F this year so stay tuned.  We’ve also established a fundraising sub-committee that will now meet regularly to raise funds for the playground upgrade.

    PS&F meetings remain on the last Tuesday evening of the month at 7pm.

    You can now join us via the ZOOM app if you want to be involved and can’t get away.  We look forward to meeting you at our next meeting.

  • Caroline Smeaton

    Vice President

  • Tony O’Mahoney


    My grandson Lincoln was 9 and couldn’t read. After numerous assessments he was diagnosed with serious phonological deficiencies. This was yet another disability I had never heard of. It was recommended he go to The Glenleighden School which also I had never heard of. His progress since last year has been astonishing and he embraces learning instead of fighting it.

    What’s my history? UK born. Emigrated in 1966. The best thing I ever did. I have always worked in Finance, and latterly in Merchant Banking before moving into tertiary education at QUT where I have been for 25 years. I discovered how much I loved teaching. I am a qualified accountant and (I think) an accomplished financial analyst. My last volunteer role was as Treasurer of Taringa Rovers SFC, and, yes, I love football (& cricket).

  • Anna Turnbull


  • Vanessa Hollis


    I’m a working mother of two – Asher age 3 and Henry 6 and wife to Glenn. Henry commenced at TGS early childhood in 2018 and has already made some great friends and learned so much. I chose to be involved in the PS&F because I’m passionate about the school and wanted to find a small way to contribute. I didn’t set out to have an official role on the PS&F but I’ve found the role of secretary (shared with fellow EC Mum Anna) a great way to get across what’s happening and support the staff, students and parents through fundraising and raising awareness.

The PS&F is currently supporting the following TGS initiatives:

  • New library books
  • Open Day/Sports Day barbeques
  • Playground upgrade
  • Tasty Tuesdays
  • 40th Anniversary Gala Dinner 30 August 2019
  • TGS School Concert 13 September 2019


Bank Account:

Account Name: TGS Parents, Staff and Friends

BSB: 484-799

Account Number: 17-001-5202


Meetings are held on the last Tuesday of every month i.e.

  • 28/5/19
  • 25/6/19
  • 30/7/19
  • 27/8/19
  • 29/10/19
  • 26/11/19

Reminders are sent out to the student body via newsletter and email 1 week prior.


Parent Coffee Mornings

Coffee mornings are held on the first Tuesday of every month and are organised by Jilanna Craig, School Chaplain.

Jilanna Craig-

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