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Head of College – 2018, Term 3, Week 7

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Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. Lamentations 3:22-23

Twilight open evening

On Tuesday evening we hosted an open evening to permit those families unable to tour the College during the school day an opportunity to meet key staff and tour the campuses. The highlight for me was the manner that our Year 12 student leaders interacted with our visitors. Additionally, those students who served in the café represented the College extremely well. I am very proud of the fine young people in our Senior year. To see well dressed, well spoken, approachable and positive young people in their final year speak openly about the College brought great satisfaction to us all. I thank our staffing team who also passionately shared about the wonderful learning community we belong to. Families considering DE also attended and enjoyed hearing stories from some of the students who have studied through Groves DE.


  • The amazing time the Year 7 students had on their Canberra and Sydney trip.
  • The little breakthroughs our students achieve while learning hard concepts.

Pray for:

  • The Year 12 students who are sitting the Queensland Core Skills test next week. These tests determine the overall strength of our Year 12 cohort grades for 2019 in determining their university entrance scores.
  • That all of the Fathers, Step-dads, Grandfathers, Uncles and other key males in the lives of our children and young people may be strengthened in their role of raising our students. Pray also for those mothers and other family members who raise their children by themselves. Pray for our community members young and old who have experienced the death of their fathers in recent times.

God bless,

Allan Weir
Head of College