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- Venue: Halls Gap, Victoria
This year’s Year 9 cohort have recently returned from a 10-day camp at Halls Gap, signalling the completion of the year-long Rite Journey.
The journey began in in March with the Departure Ceremony, where the students trekked to the summit of Mount Arapiles for sunrise—the perfect backdrop to receive their calling for the journey ahead.
The Rite Journey culminated in the camp at Halls Gap in October, which challenged them in different ways but offered valuable opportunities for growth and reflection on what it means to move towards independence as a young adult.
The Rite Journey is a unique educational program that is designed to support the development of self-aware, responsible and resilient adults. Over the year, the students have moved through the stages of the journey, all of which acknowledge each student’s personal journey towards adulthood.
At a significant local landmark the students show gratitude for their childhood and are called on their journey to adulthood.
Parents, carers and mentors join the students for an opportunity to learn, reflect and look forward.
A mentoring program places another same-gender adult in the young person’s life.
Resilience is built in the students by giving them challenges and helping them acquire the resources necessary to overcome them.
The biggest challenge of the year puts students out of their comfort zone to help them learn more about themselves.
Students reflect on what they have learned and experienced over the year and celebrate their movement into beginning adulthood.
A gratitude ceremony and celebration with students, parents/carers and mentors.