Education and Childcare

Primary & Secondary Ed

Families from across the Queensland have chosen to send their children to schools in Toowoomba due to its high-class reputation as an education powerhouse. The Toowoomba region currently has 88 primary and secondary schools, comprising of both leading private and public institutions. Toowoomba is also known for having a significant boarding sector, with eight boarding schools in total. Primary and secondary education facilities in Toowoomba also have a reputation for a high level of commitment to supporting sporting and arts pursuits of their students. Toowoomba remains a central location for these activities for families from western regions, and is also a conduit linking these regions students with opportunities in Brisbane.

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Toowoomba is home to an abundance of early education and childcare facilities ready to cater to the needs of children at all ages, including kindergartens, preschools, developmental learning centres and early childhood learning centres.

A list of centres can be found at:

Region's brightest 

Year 11 Toowoomba Anglian College and Preparatory School student Eden Lingard has joined a long list of talented students to win major awards. 

Each year, the Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) distributes Olympic awards to primary and secondary school students from around Australia. In 2017, Eden took out the Pierre de Coubertin Award.

The award recognises secondary students who demonstrate values which are consistent with the Olympic Movement through participation in sporting activities.

Eden’s contribution and attitude in a number of sports and activities including rugby, swimming and athletics at a local and regional level, put her ahead of her national peers.

She also demonstrated leadership by supporting younger students with their own sporting endeavours.

Eden was presented with the prize at a ceremony held at Somerville House, Brisbane, by the Governor of Queensland, His Excellency, Paul de Jersey AC.

During the award ceremony, Eden performed her original contemporary guitar piece, The Olympian (Our Journey), that was submitted as part of the nomination process.
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Empowering Girls

The Glennie School’s unique Mind Fitness (MFit®) Program equips girls in years 7 to 9 with the essential
knowledge and skills required to thrive in adolescence, and flourish in life. 

In each Middle Years girl, Glennie aims to grow resilience, shape character, and establish healthy and helpful habits for a rewarding and successful transition
into secondary school.

Each of Glennie’s Tutor teachers have undertaken specialist training to be able to confidently deliver the innovative MFit® program to their tutor class.

MFit® lessons run weekly, providing the Middle Years students with a space to connect, share, and learn with their peers and Tutor teacher.

Covering thought-provoking and engaging topics, MFit® lessons strengthen each girl’s mind and assists in preparing them for the busy pace of the outside world.

The program focuses on supporting girls to develop a positive sense of self, building healthy relationships with
themselves and others, and a strong sense of belonging.

Girls learn important life skills including how to effectively communicate with others, navigate various social media
platforms, and manage the everyday challenges of life.

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