This week we lost a dear colleague of ours, Mr Jason Iiga. He will always be remembered for his positive outlook and huge caring heart for our students. We thank all of our community for the support you have shown us and the Iiga family. A student assembly will be planned in the coming weeks to remember and honour Mr Iiga.


Being able to read is an essential life skill. We focus on reading in the early years of school. While many students develop their reading skills in the Foundation Phase, learning to read continues throughout life. At Groves, we track the reading ability of our students. In every learning phase we are targeting reading and have programs to help students who are not at the required reading levels.

In the earlier years the students will have home readers that you can help them with. After the home readers it is important to talk to your child about what they are currently reading. Turn the TV off and enjoy reading. As you journey through the last term of school for the year, it is important for parents to continue encouraging children to read.

Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it.   Proverbs 22:6


  • Every book read. For longer books, celebrate each chapter read. For reluctant readers celebrate every page read.

Pray for:

  • Iiga family
  • Students attending our Year 5 Camp.

Plan to: 

  • Check in with your children about the work they are undertaking at school this week.


God bless,

Vanessa Osborne
Head of College