Students show faith in action with dynamic endeavours

Sunshine Coast Grammar School is excited to announce that students Maggie and Sam Princehorn are the recipients of the 2023 Presbyterian and Methodist Schools Association’s Christian Mission & Service Assistance Program!

The Program aims to foster Christian faith and values in our school and provides an opportunity for our students to serve God and grow in their Christian faith through engagement in a Christian Mission and Service initiatives.

Sunshine Coast Grammar School’s Pastor, Jon Taylor is excited at the development, adding “They are two very worthy recipients. Maggie and Sam have shown a servant heart, humility and selflessness both at Grammar and beyond.”

Maggie will be supporting the Days for Girls Program implementation in Balibo, Timor Leste. Through this project, local girls will be provided education, training and hygiene packs that aim to reduce period poverty – a huge issue in Timor that keeps girls away from school and as a result, creates inequity. Maggie will be funding local training and hopes to visit the Balibo House Community Centre in the near future.

Sam will be funding an English centre in Maliana and providing English resources and setting up some unique projects such as an outdoor English movie program. During 2024, Sam is keen to travel to Timor and see the implementation of the project and work with the staff and students to establish the program. 

Through their immersive experiences within their family, Maggie and Sam have developed an appreciation for education and health services in Timor Leste and are actively involved in the local community through Surf Lifesaving.

Maggie and Sam have also established their own social enterprises over the years, which has enabled them to fund disability and homeless initiatives locally.

“We are sure that this will be the beginning of many experiences in that country and develop great friendships and experiences for them both”, says parents Ben and Emma Princehorn.

Having graduated this year, Maggie is excited to pursue university studies in the new year in law and business and Sam will enter Year 12.

“We are excited to share our experiences in Timor Leste with the Grammar community, and hope it encourages others to consider supporting these worthwhile projects,” says Maggie.

We are excited to hear more about their adventures in Timor Leste as they serve and assist the local community.