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Year 12 Term 4 Events Information

Congratulations to the Year 12 students on reaching the final term of their schooling years.

This term is already very busy with finalising assignments and sitting final examinations. It is important to stay focused and committed to finishing the year strong and reaching your personal best.
The aim of this notice is to communicate a number of end of year events that will help finalise, celebrate and transition our students at the end of the year.

Some considerations regarding the end of year events:
• It is important that students focus on their studies until the last piece of assessment is finalised.

• Please be wise with Formal arrangements. It is not about spending lots of money. The focus is on fellowship, being grateful to God, family and others for helping you complete your years of schooling. Of course, we need style and dressing up on the Formal night, but this does not need to be achieved by spending excessive amounts of money.

• The Groves Formal dinner is an in-house event for our Year 12 Day School and Distance Education students and staff only. Our emphasis is on celebrating as friends completing school together.

For any further information on the events listed, please feel free to contact us via the College reception or on

Week 5
Monday, November 5 – Friday, November 9: Exam Block
All students are required to attend to their listed exams, assessment submission times. For a detailed Year 12 exam timetable please see

Week 6
Wednesday, November 14: Pre-Formal & Formal

The Pre-Formal will take place in the MPC from 4:30 pm with a red carpet entry for the students. Students arriving in the College-provided cars will need to be dropped off at Reception. This event is for the family of the graduating Year 12 students, along with College staff. Professional photography services are provided, with each student having the opportunity to take a family photo in J1. The Party Bus will leave the College at 6:10 pm to head to the Formal venue.

Formal Dinner
The Formal dinner is for Day School and Distance Education Year 12 students and staff only. The students will make their way, by the College Party Bus or their own transport, to the Queensland Tennis Centre. They will need to be seated by 7:30 pm. The photographer will be at QTC for individual and group photos. The evening concludes at 11:00 pm, with students being collected from the venue.

Thursday, November 15: Distance Education Awards Afternoon and Year 12 Graduation
Registration begins at 3.45pm in the MPC. All Year 12 textbooks and other library items are due back by this date. Formal proceedings commence at 4.30pm. The Awards Ceremony will culminate in a time of graduation, reflection and farewell.

Simon Geeves
Head of Senior Phase

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