In 2013, we launched a detailed pastoral education program called EMPOWER, for our Year 7 to Year 10 students. This program was specifically designed to address identified social and emotional needs within our student body. As part of this program we introduced ‘The Rite Journey’ for our Year 9 students.
The Rite Journey is based around the traditional rite of passage of moving from childhood towards adulthood. It has been specifically designed for Year 9 students with the help of numerous specialist educators and child psychologists. This program is gender specific, and taught by staff specially selected and trained.
We are launching ‘The Rite Journey’ program for 2018 on Monday 5th February 2018 at 6:00pm in the Savio Centre (Gymnasium).
All Year 9 students and one or both of their parents/guardians are invited to attend. The evening is expected to finish at aproximately 6.30pm. Parking will be available in the gravel car park which allows easy access to the Savio Centre.
This program requires significant cooperation between teachers and parents and will test and challenge our students on a regular basis. The extent of success depends on students and parents being active participants.
We look forward to seeing you on the night as we launch this program for 2018. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact me.
Mr Aaron Davey
Coordinator of Pastoral Care 7-10