College News Blog

Head of College – 2018, Term 1, Week 5

We enjoy hearing from Groves’ graduates and celebrating their successes across the different stages of life. Our 2017 College Dux (OP1), Alexandra Tiller, is heading to university to study teaching. Alex spent some of her holidays helping her mum set up her new classroom at Groves. In total 91% of our 2017 graduates who applied for further study, received an offer and many will be at university for the first time this week. It is pleasing to know that with student effort and family support, Distance Education students can achieve their very best with Groves. In 2017 we had a number of students studying subjects via distance education achieve very good OP scores. This included an OP1, 2 and 4. With some of our graduates receiving university scholarships.

Equally important to us is that our 2017 graduates have been successful in gaining trade apprenticeships in bricklaying, metal fabrication, diesel fitting, auto technician, and carpentry.

Our vision is to see young men and women with loving hearts and strong minds for God shine like stars as they pursue His purpose now and into eternity. Our Senior Phase program offers students multiple pathways to pursue work and further study. At the same time our students have the opportunity to develop meaningful faith, life enhancing character values and a heart for service.

Peter (1 Peter 4:10)  reminds us, “Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms.” It is my experience, as we find the right pathway (study or job) that allows us to use and develop our God given gifts and talents, we find joy serving others.

God bless,

Allan Weir
Head of College