The Year 12’s left for their retreat yesterday.
Year 12 retreats are often reported as being one of the most memorable and meaningful experiences of a student’s school life. The activities are designed to help prepare these 17 and 18 year-old students to confidently take the final steps to move from childhood to adulthood and being a responsible, well-adjusted member of society.
Year 12 retreats are particularly special because they are often one of the last times students will relax and renew together as a year group. They are facing the prospect of life beyond school, beyond teachers and beyond the school support network that has nurtured them for up to 13 years. These retreats can be very emotional and often give students the opportunity to openly share their feelings, hopes, memories and uncertainties.
“WHAT IS A SCHOOL RETREAT?
A retreat is . . .
- A pause from the “business” of everyday life
- An opportunity to strengthen friendships
- A time for quiet prayer and reflection in a peaceful atmosphere
- An opportunity to build and strengthen friendships and promote understanding between students and teachers
- A fun ‘time-out’ for recreation, games, songs, learning and play
We hope they have a wonderful time and an experience to remember!