Today we celebrated our rich cultural diversity through our Harmony Day Chapel service and other activities. Through story, song and dance we learnt about the cultural heritage of our friends so that we may deepen our respect for each other. Respect for each other is a key component to the unity we enjoy at Groves Christian College.
Having cultural awareness means our students are well equipped to engage in modern Australia and the global 21st Century World where people from different backgrounds live and do business together. It also means our students will have no problems in Heaven itself relating to the people from all nations that God is calling to Himself.
I saw a vast crowd, too great to count, from every nation and tribe and people and language, standing in front of the throne and before the Lamb (a name for Jesus). They were clothed in white robes and held palm branches in their hands. (Revelations 7:9 – describing a vision of Heaven that John shares.)
The performances were superb. Thank you to our Year 12 student leaders, cultural group leaders, performers, audio-visual team and directing staff for honouring our cultural communities and heritage with a spirit of excellence. I am privileged to be part of this wonderful learning community.
Renewal of our Campus 1 ball courts is complete. The courts have been extended with new surfaces, equipment and fences. The ball courts are used as play areas by the Foundation Phase at break times and P.E. They are also capable of being used for secondary sports.
The Campus 2 ball courts are nearing completion. The renewed ball courts will provide safer areas for futsal, basketball and other court games.
The ball courts are just a few of the new and renewal projects we are undertaking this year.
The College has a long-term strategy to purchase additional properties on Laughlin Street. I am pleased to report that we have purchased another property that will enable us to expand the car park over time.
Head of College