It has been an exciting Term 1 at Groves.

So far this term we have been blessed with many exciting activities, camps and excursions across Day School and Distance Education. We have welcomed many visitors and international students and participated in a wonderful series of Chapels and College events.

As the Chaplain, this week I was speaking with 2 international students who were preparing to return home after spending a season at Groves. I asked them if they were excited to be going home, to which they both replied ‘No! We don’t want to leave’. I was so encouraged that they have seen the hands and feet of Jesus in action through our school community – Loving Hearts and Strong Minds for God.

As we approach the last week of term before the holidays, students are working hard in preparation for their exams and assessments. For some, this can be a challenging time. My prayer for each student is that they will finish well and that they keep their eyes on the end goal. Be kind to themselves and others, eat well and take time to rest.

I pray you will be encouraged by one of my favourite scriptures: Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths. Proverbs 3:5-6

Upcoming events

Be sure to keep an eye on the College Calendar for all upcoming activities and events. These events help us to celebrate life and community within the College. Information with details around these events will be released through the blogs.

Next week we look forward to our Easter Celebrations on Friday, April 5 in the MPC. We welcome everyone across Primary and Secondary from our Day School and Distance Education families.

  • 8:40am Easter Chapel 1 (Primary students in attendance)
  • 9:40am Easter Chapel 2 (Secondary students in attendance)

Looking ahead to Term 2, the College will hold an ANZAC Day Service on Wednesday, 24 April. More details to come.

On Thursday 25 April, students from the College are invited to represent the College and march in the Logan Central ANZAC Parade, assembling at Kmart, Logan Central Plaza Shopping Centre, Wembley Road for an 8:30am start.

God bless you during the final week of term and be safe during the holiday break.

Jeff Sorensen
College Chaplain