Last week, students engaged in workshops across South East Queensland. They were challenged to tell their own “story” through Aboriginal symbols painted on boomerangs using earthy colours. Indigenous Artist Leeton Lee demonstrated how we can use locally sourced natural materials to create glues, resin, rope and fire in a sustainable way. In the spirit of Ecclesiastes 4:12, students also had a practical lesson on the power of unity that involved them working together to transform a flimsy piece of paper into the strength of a 3 strand cord rope.


This week our Distance Education students in Year 3, 5, 7 and 9 commence NAPLAN testing here at Groves and several host schools across Queensland. While they are tested on their knowledge and understanding of numeracy and literacy, it is important to remember that all students are individuals who have a variety of God given gifts and talents.

Gifts and talents

In Groves DE we have talented students that are involved in a range of extra-curricular activities. Some of these activities can even take our students onto the world stage. Often due to distance, DE students do not have the opportunity to share these skills and talents with their school community. This year’s DE’s Got Talent showcase allows them to demonstrate different skills and creativity with others. Click here for more information.

Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms. 1 Peter 4:10

Upcoming Events:

Regional Visits: Tuesday, May 21 – Thursday, May 23
Secondary Study Day: Wednesday, June 5.
Abbey Museum Excursion: Friday, June 28.


Esther Pratt
Director of Prep – Year 9 Distance Education