Giving students the tools to find their purpose and deal with their fears and challenges

Every student from Years 5 to 11 participates in a retreat, activity and reflection day once a year. The retreat experiences further the students’ relationship with God. Students are encouraged to understand their feelings and aspirations more deeply and to appreciate what it means to live in a community where the purpose is to love and serve others.

Each Year level has a particular focus. The Year 7 Day of Belonging, for example, looks at developing relationships, Resilience is the theme for Year 8, Year 10 retreat has Service as its theme and the Year 11 theme is focused on Finding God in all Things.

Retreats

The College hopes that retreats will assist students in finding their purpose in life, allow for spiritual growth and to take time to listen and hear God’s voice in one’s heart. The Retreat experiences further the students’ relationship with God. Students are encouraged to understand their feelings and aspirations more deeply and to appreciate what it means to live in a community where the purpose is to love and serve others.  

Reflection Days

Each of the Reflection Days has a particular focus and activities are chosen to match the student’s cognitive progress. Reflection Days for Years 7 – 9 involve members from the Year 11 Peer Leadership Youth Ministry (PLYM) Group facilitating, and providing input during a number of the sessions. Mentors accompany students.