Each year, students and staff participate in a retreat or reflection day. These experiences provide an opportunity to:
• deepen our relationship with God
• develop a sense of community with our peers and colleagues
• increase our self-knowledge, especially our strengths and weaknesses
Year 7 has a reflection experience in Mentor Groups as part of the Term 1 Orientation Program, exploring aspects of Lent, beginnings and the Mentor Group as community
Year 8 has a reflection day in Mentor Groups, exploring aspects of faith, family and friendship
Year 9 has a reflection day with the whole year level, exploring the realities of being ‘in right relationship’ with yourself, others and God
Year 10 has a 3-day retreat/camp with the whole-year level, incorporating outdoor initiative/team-building activities and indoor reflective sessions: meditation, reflective art activities, yoga, images of God, Celtic spirituality and eco-spirituality
Year 11 has a compulsory 2-day retreat with the whole-year level
Day 1: a Judeo-Christian approach to Social Justice
Day 2: an examination of aspects of leadership
This program complements the Year 11 Ethics & Morality course, and acts as an introduction to the formal selection of student leaders for the following year.
Year 12 has a compulsory 2-day retreat with the whole-year level. This experience challenges students to take responsibility for the development of their life of faith and to work toward a holistic study/work/life balance across their final year of school.
All staff participate in a reflection experience at the end of Semester 1, incorporating communal prayer, reflective workshops and a shared meal. Staff are encouraged to attend retreat and reflection programs offered through the multitude of retreat centres throughout Melbourne.