After 13 years of school life, our Year 12 students enter their final five days of school next week. At Groves, we celebrate our graduates and the milestones of all our students through a range of events. The following schedule outlines the main end of year ceremonies. We look forward to your support at the various events.
|13 November||7:00pm – 8:30pm||Senior Phase Awards Night||Year 10 – Year 12 students & families|
|14 November||4:00pm – 6:00pm||Year 12 Pre-Formal||Year 12 students & families (Day School + DE)|
|14 November||7:00pm – 11:00pm||Year 12 Formal||Year 12 students (Day School + DE)|
|15 November||4:00pm – 6:00pm||Distance Education Awards Night||Distance Education students & families|
|16 November||8:45am – 10:00am||Year 12 Graduation & Guard of Honour||Year 12 students & families|
|20 November||1:00pm – 2:30pm||Foundation Phase Awards Ceremony||Prep – Year 3 students & families|
|20 November||7:00pm – 8:30pm||Intermediate Phase Awards Night||Year 4 – Year 6 students & families|
|21 November||7:00pm – 8:30pm||Middle Phase Awards Night||Year 7 – Year 9 students & families|
Remembrance Day 11-11-18 at 11:00 am
It is 100 years since the guns stopped to mark the end of one of the most horrible wars in human history, the First World War. Many of us have relations who fought in WW1. Tragically as you travel through Australia you see war memorials full of names of those who died while answering the call to defend our way of life. Many countries, such as, India, New Zealand, U.S.A, Canada, Ireland, Wales, Scotland, England joined the French and other allied countries to defend themselves against the enemy. On August 22, 1914, 27000 French soldiers died in a single day. In total 61527 Australians died in WW1. It is hard to think of this scale of death and destruction. I know my grandfather who fought at the Battle of the Somme never spoke of the war except to say he was gassed resulting in the loss of a great deal of his hearing.
Take time to stop and reflect on Sunday. War is a hard topic to discuss with children. I believe it is best to be honest. War is a horrible undertaking full of complex decisions that brings out the best and worst in human nature.
Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends (John 15:13).
Head of College