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.
Welcome to TGS. I’m a working mum of two – Asher age 7 and Henry 9. Henry commenced at TGS in 2018. He has formed some lovely relationships across the school and continues to thrive here. I chose to be involved in the PS&F because I’m passionate about the school and wanted to find a small way to give back. The PS&F is a great way to network with other parents, get involved in what’s happening in the school and contribute to events that are centred around our children and families.
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).
I’m a small business owner and mum of 2 – Emily 10 and Daniel 7. Daniel commenced TGS in 2020 after a long journey of diagnosis, therapy and research to find his tribe. He is thriving at school and shows no sign of slowing down anytime soon. I chose to be involved in the PS&F as a way of giving back to the place that has welcomed him with open arms and made him feel comfortable enough to show his true self.