Year 7 and 8 students participated in a Middle School Retreat in the College Gymnasium on Friday 22 February. The theme for Retreat was: ‘The Hero Within’.
Year 8 students are embarking on their Christian Service challenge for the year to be Service Heroes in their homes – taking on the challenge of Mary MacKillop to “never see a need without doing something about it.”
Students were led in Retreat activities by our teaching staff and group Faith Retreats, demonstrating how Mary MacKillop was heroic in her quest to bring God’s love to all people and what we can learn from real people who are also heroes.
Staff embraced the theme, dressed up as heroes and encouraged students to explore how to develop human qualities and be real-life heroes. They enjoyed a mix of activities, games, talks, art and reflective experiences. Superheroes were examined for their outstanding qualities.
Bishop Holohan also called in to the Retreat while visiting the College, to see the students getting involved in the activities.