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    Year 12 Retreat 2019

    Article by Mr Joe McLean

    Year 12 Retreat 2019

    Although only a few weeks into the academic year, our Year 12 students took some time out to reflect on their life journeys, where they have come from, and where they are heading towards on the annual Year 12 retreat at Don Bosco Camp at Safety Beach.

    The retreat was the perfect opportunity for students to enrich their faith, from strong friendship bonds and remove themselves from the fast paced world we live in. Students had time, space and structured activities to discover themselves and each other over the three days. Activities based on personal and communal reflection and sharing allowed students to make the most of time away from the classroom and other commitments.

    Both nerves and excitement were present between both groups of students, unaware of what to expect for the three days that were to follow. There was plenty of time for fun and activity, with the students engaging in activities such as, Yoga, Art, Mindfulness Activities, Team Challenges, Group Performances and Beach Walks. The students also had the opportunity to hear from two extraordinary individuals from the Jesuit Social Services program called “Just Voices”.

    Having enjoyed delicious and plentiful meals, and having experienced some unique and memorable moments, our students are hopefully now ready to face the challenges that Year 12 presents to all. There was plenty of time for chatting and enjoying one another’s company and time to show their appreciation amongst peers to express gratitude and admiration.

    I would like to genuinely thank all the staff that gave up their own time with their families to support the students on this wonderful experience and for also making a positive contribution in the lives of our Year 12 students during their time away.  

    Special thanks to: Mr. Paul Lewis, Mr. Michael Timms, Ms. Olivia Whitehead, Ms. Alicia Deak, Mrs. Kristin Williamson, Mr. Johnny Clatworthy, Ms. Julia Hall, Mr. Andrew Smith, Ms. Ruth Nolan, Ms. Andrea Dart, Mr. Anthony Gravener, Ms. Rhea Walker, Mr. Jason Broadbear, Ms. Kirsty Allan, Ms. Bronwyn Tegousis, Ms. Stacey Learmonth and the staff at Don Bosco Camp.

    Mr Joe McLean  Year 12 Coordinator.

     

     

     

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