Planning for 2020 is underway to ensure we have a smooth transition into the new year. As such, we ask that parents and guardians complete the 2020 Distance Education Enrolment Confirmation Form below for each individual student. Families who pay their fees before Wednesday, November 27, 2019 will receive a $150 discount per fee paying student. Further details including payment options were outlined in the 2020 Fee Letter and Fee Schedule that was sent out earlier this week.

2020 Distance Education Enrolment Confirmation Form

For any families that are not returning in 2020, please ensure that accounts are fully paid and all books are returned by Friday, November 29, 2019. Books can be returned personally to the library on Campus 1, posted or returned on Awards night.

As we near the end of the term, I encourage you to contact us at if you have any questions, concerns or feedback regarding plans for 2020.

Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace. Ephesians 4:3

Upcoming Events:

Awards Night

Registrations have now closed for the Awards Night next week (14 November). If you missed the registration deadline, please contact me via email asap ( We look forward to celebrating each students success with you on the day.

Year 12 Formal

On Wednesday, 13 November, our Year 12 students will be attending their Senior Formal. The Pre-Formal event will commence at the MPC on Campus 1 at 4:30pm before the students take the bus to Factory 51 in Coorparoo for the official Formal.

Family Fun Day

A reminder that our DE Family Fun day will start at 10am on Friday, November 15 at the Broadwater Parklands in Southport. Morning tea will be provided along with a sausage sizzle for lunch. Please remember to bring sunblock, water bottles and a picnic blanket or chair.

Year 7 and 10 Information Sessions

In Week 8, students currently in Years 6 and 9 are invited to attend Skype Business information sessions. The purpose of these sessions is to prepare each of them for their transition into Middle or Senior Phases. More information will be provided about these sessions next week.

Orientation Sessions for 2020

We will be holding Orientation sessions at the following centres for students to meet their teachers and collect their books. Registration is not required, however, we encourage you to indicate your preferred venue in the Enrolment Confirmation form at the top of this blog.

  • Tuesday, January 22, 2020 – North Brisbane from 10:30am – 12:00pm
  • Wednesday, January 23, 2020 – South Brisbane from 10:30am – 12:00pm
  • Thursday, January 24, 2020 – Toowoomba from 10:30am – 12:00pm
  • Friday, January 24, 2020 – Sunshine Coast from 10:30am – 12:00pm

If you cannot make it to one of the above sessions, you will need to make arrangements to collect the books directly from Groves Christian College. Families that live more than 1.5 hours from one of these centres can request to have their books delivered by courier.

Esther Pratt
Director of Distance Education