Camps & Retreats
At St Brigid’s College, your child will have the opportunity to be involved in many social justice activities and programs. The College’s Vision and Mission Statement focuses on Catholic Identity and preparing students to be positive contributors to society. This is achieved with a focus on social justice and helping others. Social Justice recognises that everyone deserves equal economic, political and social rights and opportunities. The students and staff of the College aim to open the doors of access and opportunity for everyone, particularly those in greatest need.
The Year 7 Launch Camp takes your child to the picturesque beachside town of Robe. This camp is a great way for the students to get to know one another and develop new friendships as they come together from various primary schools from across the Wimmera. The camp runs for three days at Tarooki in Robe, S.A.
The Year 8 Fears & Friendships Camp gives students the opportunity to further build on their friendships and get to know one another on a deeper level through fear-facing challenges and group building activities. The camp runs for three days in Roses Gap.
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 Tandara Lutheran Camp in Halls Gap.
The Year 10 Street Retreat provides students with the opportunity to assist the homelessness and the city community. The retreat runs over three days in Melbourne.
The Year 11 Social Justice Retreat takes the students from their familiar surroundings to Adelaide where they participate in various activities concerning homelessness, poverty, community service and various societal problems. The students also work closely with those seeking asylum in Australia by listening to their stories and crossing cultural boundaries. The retreat runs over five days at Nunyara in Belair, S.A.
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.