Retreats & Reflection

Throughout a student’s time at St Brigid’s College they have an opportunity to be engaged in various retreats. These retreats are designed to be an opportunity for students to deepen their personal relationship with God. The retreats are focused on students spending time critically thinking about their own spirituality.

4Retreats are run for the students in Years 9 – 12 with each having its own purpose and theme.

The Year 9 Eco – Spirituality Retreat focuses on students and their understanding of stewardship and their involvement in not only understanding the fragility of the environment but also how to protect and preserve it for future generations. The retreat runs over three days at the Little Desert Nature Lodge in Nhill.

The Year 10 Religious Tolerance Retreat provides students with the opportunity to engage with other faith traditions and communities. The retreat runs over three days in Melbourne.5

The Year 11 Social Justice Retreat takes the students away from familiar surroundings to Adelaide where they participate in various activities including homelessness, poverty, community service and various societal problems. The students also work closely with those seeking asylum in Australia listening to their stories and crossing cultural boundaries. The retreat runs over five days at Nunyara in Belair.

The Year 12 Leadership Retreat highlights the role of the student in Year 12 at St Brigid’s College. The retreat is facilitated by Sacred Heart Ministries with an aim to focus the students for the busy year ahead and beyond. The retreat runs for three days at Norval House, Halls Gap.

As the students embark on their future away from St Brigid’s the retreats goals are for the student to know six things better; themselves, their peers, their relationship with family and friends, their relationship with the environment, their role within the community and their relationship with God.