Year 12 Retreat

On Monday 5 February, the Year 12 cohort of 2018 travelled to Blampied (near Daylesford) for our annual overnight Year 12 retreat. The theme of the two-day retreat was ‘What does it take to be a good man in today’s society?’ and it included large group sessions and small group discussions. These activities gave the students a chance to examine who they are, their current strengths and the men they wish to become throughout their final year of school and beyond.

A highlight of the retreat was a workshop delivered by Father Nicholas Pearce, from the Archdiocese of Melbourne’s Vocation Office. He spoke about his journey, his three Camino pilgrimages and how everyone’s life is a journey, which requires wise decision making to succeed and achieve ones goals. He spoke to the students about his 10 steps to success that the students then reflected upon in writing letters to themselves, which will be opened at the end of the year.

The retreat was a great time for the students to bond as a year level and with their teachers, and again proved to be a time of growth and reflection.

I wish to thank all the staff who accompanied the Year 12’s on their final retreat at Salesian College and the students who participated well in all the workshops.

Mrs Sarah Roberts
Retreats Coordinator